posted on Jul, 4 2013 @ 05:43 PM
Having read the ops point and I think I will chime in.
The op has asked to give a debate on abortion with out using religion as part of the argument. To that end I will take up the pro stance.
It is the OP's position that abortion and contraceptives that harm fertillized eggs should be illegal, due to that it should be considered murder.
While this is the point of view that many who would be against abortion use, as a fundamental point of view, the problem is that ultimately it would
hold every woman who miscarried accountable for the loss of every fertalized egg. According to the ACOG, up to 25% of all pregnancies end in
miscarriage within the first 20 weeks of gestation. How does one prove that a woman did or did not use a contraceptive device in that time frame to
prevent such from occuring?
Do we now prosecute those women all cause they miscarried, finding them guilty before being proved innocent?
And then what of women, where it could be life threatening for them to have a child? Do we deny them the right to enjoy sex, all on the grounds that
they may end up with a fertalized egg? Or force them to become sterilized?
And finally, what of the unwanted children that will result from unprotected sex? As much as we would like to say that all children are wanted,
ultimately the reality is that so many are not wanted. Children endure a number of hardships, while child abuse and neglect is down, no one ever
considers the costs on the person who does not want a child. It is becoming more and more where the grandparents are having to step in to care for
and raise their grandchildren, as the parents do not have the financial means or want the child. And as long as the adoption system is a lengthy
system, many end up in the foster system. The forster system does alot of damage to children as they have no stability of a home life. People often
talk about the children before they are born, but it seems that after the child is out of the womb, the care and concern seem to just disappear.
These are the things that would have to be discussed, and then there is one final point that many tend to avoid. Are you prepared to give up all
right of medical privacy in your life? Are you prepared to have what medical proceedures you are and are not allowed to have happen? What about
travel, would you be so willing to give up the right to say travel to another country like Canada or Mexico?
Make no mistake, in the interest of fairness and equality in the law, if you think that the fertalized egg should be protected, then it would mean
that 25% of the women who do miscarry would be punished, adding to the overburdened penal system, and all of our freedoms would quickly go away, that
of privacy, as the patient/doctor privledge would no longer be allowed in a court of law and travel out of country would be restricted to only a
privledge few, so those day trips to Canada and Mexico would be out of the question.