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kiahzero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:03 PM
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11. I answered that question
My query was not about why you believe abortion is acceptable -- it was about why you believe pro-lifers who agree with us on all other issues to be unreasonable.

I feel they are "unreasonable" - which, remember, is defined as not being rational / logical, because they hold an irrational / illogical belief.

The being inside the mother, which has a (often different from the mother's) blood type, fingerprints, etc., before the end of the second trimester - if it's not a live human being, as evidenced by the fact that it is growing, changing, developing, etc. -- then what is it?

It's a fetus - a proto-person. It's not quite a live human being yet, but it will be eventually. If you want, I can work up the logical argument for that position as well.

On edit: your approach would be excellent if people voted on the basis of cold, logical arguments devoid from their intuitions, feelings, sense memories, etc. If logical arguments won elections, every election would be won by about a 99% majority. Simply have the candidate buy some TV time and layout a logical argument for their major positions, and voila! People are not machines. You must reach a whole person -- their mind, heart, emotions, etc., as well as their left brain -- in order to win a voter from their side to ours.

Of course they don't vote rationally. They should, but they don't.

Perhaps I put too much emphasis on your word "reasonable."
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