Originally posted by ModernAcademia
once again, babies are "parasites" as you call them until they move out of the house.
Choice, choice, choice. It's that thing you want to remove. My partner and I chose to have children and all the fun times that brings, right up until
l they bugger off. I fail to see how your example of choice fits your argument.
secondly, once a parasite always a parasite
are you a parasite right now?
I am a parasite on the planet (as are most of us). When and if the planet decides it's had enough of me being a parasite, POOF, no more me. Are you
going to lobby the planet to extend my life?
thirdly, if anything a fetus can more accurately be called a symbiote than a parasite. And it's not a parasite because a woman's body
prepares for the fetus.
Some chose the symbiotic relationship some don't. For those who do, who made that choice, tis ok, they are doing what you want, what you find
acceptable. For those who do not want that symbiotic relationship, you want to remove their rights in order to force them into that symbiotic
relationship. I find that odd as I highly suspect you would be in disagreement with any other sort of forced relationship.
You need to differentiate between what you find morally objectionable and what is ultimately a choice in which you have absolutely no business being
involved in. Well unless you happen to be the father. Then that's a whole other kettle of fish.
[edit on 28-9-2009 by quackers]