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pajamamama Donating Member (7 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-21-08 12:13 PM
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11. Is it really a MORAL question?
Edited on Thu Aug-21-08 12:14 PM by pajamamama
You say: " doesn't change any MORAL question posed by the original situation." To me, abortion is an ETHICAL question--not a moral one. In other words, a woman ought to be able to do with her body as she chooses--including committing suicide. However, a fetus (although dependent upon the mother for survival) has separate and unique DNA. As an atheist and a scientist--this is the ethical argument I can never escape.

Progressives ought to recognize ALL human rights violations--even POTENTIAL human rights!
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  -The Obama "infanticide" smear wouldn't trouble me even if it were true. Kurt_and_Hunter  Aug-21-08 09:31 AM   #0 
  - K. To reread later. Interesting analysis. nt  PaulHo   Aug-21-08 09:47 AM   #1 
  - The definitive factor in Roe is biological viability upon separation.  sharesunited   Aug-21-08 10:09 AM   #2 
  - Quite true. I forgot to add this thought experiment in the OP > > >  Kurt_and_Hunter   Aug-21-08 10:13 AM   #4 
  - "how incapable most people are of rational thought on the subject of choice" is so true.  TooBigaTent   Aug-21-08 10:09 AM   #3 
  - You can't really fault people for being sentimental about babies.  sharesunited   Aug-21-08 10:21 AM   #5 
     - A smear of cells is not a baby. A gestated-for-nine-month fetus is closer. nt  TooBigaTent   Aug-21-08 10:42 AM   #6 
     - Liking babies is indeed programmed into our DNA.  Kurt_and_Hunter   Aug-21-08 10:55 AM   #9 
  - it is garbage  bcoylepa   Aug-21-08 10:44 AM   #7 
  - To paraphrase Audie Murphy...  Iggo   Aug-21-08 10:50 AM   #8 
  - One more thought re: the idea of life beginning at separation  Kurt_and_Hunter   Aug-21-08 11:32 AM   #10 
  - Is it really a MORAL question?  pajamamama   Aug-21-08 12:13 PM   #11 
  - When does a zygote become "human" in your opinion?  redqueen   Aug-21-08 12:19 PM   #13 
  - I wasn't arguing it as a moral question, but noting that no moral question raised would change  Kurt_and_Hunter   Aug-21-08 12:49 PM   #16 
  - Progressivism has involved a steady expansion of rights, however...  Kurt_and_Hunter   Aug-21-08 01:29 PM   #18 
  - K&R  Paint It Black   Aug-21-08 12:17 PM   #12 
  - I hadn't even heard this smear...  redqueen   Aug-21-08 12:20 PM   #14 
     - It was made against him by Alan Keyes back in 2004  endthewar   Aug-21-08 12:40 PM   #15 
     - It's BS, but it's making another round  Kurt_and_Hunter   Aug-21-08 12:50 PM   #17 

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