posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 06:43 AM
Originally posted by Maslo
No difference between the two from this POV. Even omission bias fallacy (claiming that active killing of life is worse than passive killing, which is
acceptable - I dont agree with that) wont help here, since both actions are active, and done with intent to negate the future person.
Traditionally, before we had the means to control or interrupt ovulation, only abortifacients were available, and without exception, each and every
culture possessed plant based methods to encourage the shedding of the endometrial lining, and with it, the developing fetus. Almost without
exception, those methods carry with them the risk of 'over-bleeding' which could, and can, lead to the death of the woman if used incorrectly and
without supervision. Childbirth is incredibly difficult in humans, and the methods that have ensured our survival as a species, have essentially
included preventing pregnancies that endangered the life or health of mothers. Since women have been (until very recently) excluded, often forcibly,
from the medical profession, we have created a world where potential life is more valuable than existing life, which is singularly absurd. Why care
for what we already have when we can replace it with something new? Isn't that just about everything that is #ed up about the world we live in?
How fortunate that we have started to regain her-story...I don't need contraception, I know precisely
when I am ovulating, and know the days
that I should avoid intercourse (should the opportunity present itself that is), sure it has taken me many years to understand my body in this way,
but then I was working in the dark and alone. Had I been welcomed into woman-hood, this knowledge would have been given to me to help me in that
transition. Abortion is not the same as interupting ovulation. Abortion can be an emotionally detrimental experience for a women, and can cause
long-term damage to a woman's fertility and overall health if it occurs at a late stage, or even if handled badly. We need to educate and nurture
young women to take control of their own fertility, and abortion should only be a last resort when all else fails. It should always be available, but
we have moved on, and the combination pill (in my opinion) is by far the kindest method to all concerned, and further it serves to prolong the life of
women, as ovulation in itself is a energy intensive and in some ways, physically detrimental process within the body.
Abortion isn't prevention per se, it is a 'cure'. And no matter how insignificant that that mouldy looking bit of tissue that they scrape out is,
it can still leave the woman with a sense of guilt and mourning that few men will ever be capable of understanding, and should be avoided at all