reply to post by Truth_Hz
oh yay post-pick-a-part my favorite game.
tell that to a rape victim, to a young girl who was taking precautions but the condom split or the pill failed, or to a girl who's partner has
walked out on them and they cannot look after a child on their own. ADOPTION I hear you scream. in turn have you thought about the mental implications
of having to give up your child.
everything you just listed could be easily avoidable by not having sex or sterilization.
as for rape. it seems more proactive to me to spend energy as a society fixing the rapists, rather than allowing them to rape and just "fixing" the
result of their act.
mental implications? i would have thought they reviewed those as they took off their pants and climbed into bed. but of course not, that would be
responsible, why be responsible when the state takes care of everything for you!
What exactly have I made sound ridiculous, I have quoted your countries laws and used common sense.
just because its written as law doesn't make it common or the least bit sensible. if you would like i can provide a list of even more ridiculous laws
you most likely didn't even know are on the books.
the law is ridiculous to this particular discussion because it takes the position of suggesting that a male is not needed in the propagation of human
life, as the mother is the only one recognized.
I have suggested no such thing but babies are not always made out of "love" or in stable relationships.. you go on about the "murder" of
these "babies" but do you stop to think for a second about the mothers and the intense mental pressure they are under?
i ask you this in a general sense (although if you'd like to pull up the numbers be my guest)
how many out of all total abortions do you think are due to rape?
maybe.....10%? and thats probably a very generous estimation.
i have no problem with a rape victim getting an abortion as that is a result of force. nothing else you've presented is a result of force, but a
result of irresponsibility that could have easily been avoided had correct precautions been taken (IUD)
not unless he's qualified
so your saying that so long as im qualified, i can strap down my girlfriend against her will and preform an abortion? even though she wants to keep
the baby? pretty sure ill go to jail for murder, although you seem to be the law expert so ill let you tackle that one.
hahaha, I didn't write the laws, I merely brought them to attention.
further bringing rise to my point. the law is ridiculous, and just because its on the books doesnt further your position any. perhaps im suggesting a
change in the laws would be a more proactive solution to this issue for society, which by the way isnt a new issue, its just being addressed by an
alleged new "solution".
perhaps a police report should be a pre-requisite for an abortion.
I am in no way advocating abortion clinics as a "quick fix" alternative to contraception however certain circumstances dictate a
i fully agree with you, however they inevitably become "quick fix's". perhaps i just live in an area where my peers are more promiscuous than
others, but where i live planned parenthood seems to know people on a first name basis.
i suppose another possibility is that you live in an area with substantially higher rape statistics, and much more responsible couples. However i must
admit i doubt that to be the case in this day and age.
[edit on 7-9-2010 by RelentlessLurker]