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The validity of a woman's choice

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by Pah, Oct 10, 2004.

  1. Pah

    Pah Uber all member

    Jun 2, 2004
    Whether a woman chooses to follow her faith or to follow her own dictates, abortion is always a matter of choice for the woman - it is always her decision. The law specifies it is a woman's choice.

    The law has established periods of time within the pregnancy where only the woman has legal interest in the life within. The state may exert it's interest only in the third trimester when the fetus has achieved viability and/or full brain function. That time is also a "back door" recognition of when the living human fetus becomes a human being.

    Historically, there has been two additional points recognized by religion. One is the "quickening" of the fetus; the other is conception. Scientifically and practically neither is considered the point at which a human being is formed. Should the human life at quickening or conception be removed from the woman, it would not function as a human being and would quickly lose it's life for it can not maintain, on it's own, a minimalist, rudimentary life. It can not acquire raw oxygen or utilize sustenance.

    The opinion of religion raises the question of whether it is proper to impose that opinion on those not part of the religion. The law, within the United States, has always recognized, since constitutional times, the right to be free of unwanted religious opinion.

    I do not see where anything other than a woman's choice to abort is valid within this country.

  2. Ardhanariswar

    Ardhanariswar I'm back!

    Jun 1, 2004
    yes yes YES! even though i dont agree with abortion, it should be legal.