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Originally posted by jeanvaljean
reply to post by Monts
Are you saying it should be legal for a man to force his wife or girlfriend to go through pregnancy and child-birth?
Originally posted by LadySkadi
reply to post by Signals
I understand your point.
I will not attempt to change anyone's opinion, nor preach mine to anyone else.
I will only say that one's *belief* and *understanding* of when *life starts* is at the root of and a fundamental basis for this debate and that is not likely to be something that will be agreed upon. Religion vs Science and everything in between.
That's really both disengneuous and misleading..... the issue of what "life" is, is nothing at all to do with any perceived conflict between religion and science. Your suggestion is tacit that religion says life begins at conceptian whereas science says it does not. That is not an issue. The argument here is not religion vs science, rationalism vs belief, empirical vs subjective. If it is anything, it is the realm of philosophy to an extent (and philiosophy informs both science and religion, as it informs art and all human endeavour).