I know some people call it "murder" and such, but did the fetus really have any thoughts or feelings yet? Would you rather have that baby born to parents who didn't want it? Plus, WE CAN USE THE CELLS FOR STEM CELL RESEARCH.
Geez, I gotta say, I hate the term "pro-life." It makes people who are pro-choice sound like they're pro-death. I'm not pro-death.
I agree with other people's comments as well, saying that we don't really need anymore people on earth.
Look, I'm not saying anything new here, and I don't want to start flame wars or anything, but seriously people. There's more than just choice or life. I call myself pro-choice, but I don't think people should be allowed to get more than, say, one abortion per year. I think that there is a point during pregnancy where the fetus becomes a living thing instead of a potential living thing, and it should be considered murder to have an abortion, but that it is perfectly legal before that. I think that pro-life people have many good points, but I also think that every woman has the irrefutable right to do what she wants with her body. There are freaking grey areas to this debate. ><
One abortion per year? That's pretty generous. Some girls take some serious advantage of abortion clinics, and that's just sad. They use it as an excuse to not bother having safe sex.... It kind of makes me feel a bit ill, seeing as how there are so many women who really need the help, all piled into the same group with those who are being awful. Ffuuu.
Oh God, not this again. Every time I see one of these debates I cringe because of both sides' complete inability to compromise. And the small space DA can provide is not enough to write out the long details necessary to write a complete stance on the issue...So most people end up just rehashing one or two of the most basic common ones, everyone gets on them and responds with some of the most basic, common arguments for the other side, and vice-versa...and I get almost physically sick when I read some of them.
Pro-choice. It greatly reduces the complexity of my views, but pro-life is so extremely narrow and part of my views definitely don't fit it, so.
This is exactly what I was talking about: People who don't understand that there are shades of grey in the issue that need to be discussed, or who just ignore portions of it. Everything seems easier when you view things in only one way, black, or white. But when you think about every circumstance, factor or situation that can arise in an issue and weigh them up (let's take your example: Well maybe you're being mugged at knifepoint and manage to convince the mugger to take only half your money, wouldn't a compromise like that be great then? Definitely!), things may become much less clear. And an issue like this has many factors. It is a disservice to those factors to ignore and/or reduce or otherwise eliminate them.
I'd rather not get into a talk with someone who prefers to choose to see in black or white. From my experience, it's just a waste of time.
I'm not talking colors. I'm saying that I highly dislike your idea of compromise. Could we compromise with Hitler? Can we compromise with slave labor? Granted, I'm not trying to blow abortion out of proportion with comparison to either of the two, but compromise rarely works. In the example you gave, getting an armed robber to take half your money would be construed as craftiness, not compromise. And why would the robber take half of the money anyway when he's in a perfect position to take it all? Compromise is a very new ageist idea, and even there it makes zero sense.
I don't see in black and white. I just think that pro-life and pro-choice are completely incompatible and no possible compromise can be made. Should we just kill half of the fetus?