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Originally posted by geekyone
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Originally posted by geekyone
Abortion is killing a child, you can dress it up however you like but that is what it is.
If your definition of the word child is "human offspring from conception to 18 years of age", then yes, it's killing a child. According to Merriam Webster, a child is "unborn or recently born", so they apparently agree with you that abortion is killing a "child". Their example is: "she's pregnant with her first child".
Other Sources list various meanings.
# a young person of either sex...
# a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age...
# a human between the stages of birth and puberty.
The legal definition of "child" generally refers to a minor, otherwise known as a person younger than the age of majority. ...
The term "child", as used in the phrase "she's pregnant with her first child", implies the intention to bear the child. A woman who intends to terminate her pregnancy doesn't refer to the fetus as 'her first child' as she doesn't intend to bear a child.
So, we could get into defining the word child, but because you define it as you do, you are right. But when it comes down to some unknown woman getting an abortion, you have no right to the knowledge of her pregnancy, much less the right to dictate what she does about it. And that's the bottom line.
You have every right to feel the way you do about abortion. I understand it. But the decisions a woman makes - whether or not to carry a child for 9 months and bear it, whether to keep it or adopt - should be made by one person and one person only. She's the one that's going to live the rest of her life dealing with the consequences of those decisions, so she alone should make them.
It is simply not your decision to make.
I never said that it was my decision to make. I just wish people would not try and dress the issue up with their use of language.
A baby is born premature at the same age as a baby is aborted. You cannot call them different "beings" just because their methods of leaving the womans body were different. They were both babies only the situations were different.
i think some people making false conslusion making you think fetus can feel at 8-13 weeks.
Originally posted by alysha.angel
Any abortion pass the first 8 to 12 weeks is murder and the OP is right . at 13 weeks the baby is a tiny fully formed human being with feelings and everything .
which gets me to the idea of when the soul enters the body. obviously its from the time of conception or else if it wasnt then there would be no fetal movement til after birth.
to prove my point ill add a video
id like to point out that til i saw these videos i was pro choice.
not any more
i am not going to even say how much of a moron that comment ways.... life is hard but doesn't mean we should go around making life so they will have a hard time from your mistake. That just F***ed up putting a infant through suffering because they were irresponsible.
Originally posted by MindSpin
reply to post by Annee
You weren't responsible...you were irresponsible when you CHOOSE to have sex when you weren't ready to have another child.
So then...instead of taking on that responsibility...you took the easy way out...just kill the baby...pretend it never happened.
News flash...life is hard...there is no reset button...except in the case of irresponsible women via abortion.
Sorry, I'm still not going to give you a badge of honor for taking the easy way out by killing a baby.