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Making the Case For Life

Caveat emptor Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 11:02 AM
The issue of regarding abortion has everything to do with when human life begins. Since that is itself a matter of debate, the issue of morality is not a clearly resolvable moral issue.
Whitebeard Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 11:22 AM
Caveat: See, here's where you're wrong. The issue of when human life begins is not "a matter of debate." Oh, you and others may think it is; but that doesn't make it so. The life of a genetically unique individual human being begins when sperm fertilizes egg. Ever hear of Biology?
Navy-baby Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 11:13 AM
Caveat - At fertility clinics nationwide, in-vitro procedures take place during the 8-CELLED stage of development. Microscopic life that has divided--from conception--into 8 tiny cells which are implanted into a woman desperately seeking to become pregnant. If she is lucky enough for it to happen, she calls herself a "mother" and the unborn is her "baby." In basic biology, cell division is a sign of LIFE. And, the uniting of one human egg with one human sperm--whether it takes place naturally or in a petri dish--HAS to create another HUMAN BEING. No one has yet given birth to a volkswagon!!

In an ideal world, Roe v. Wade -- perhaps the most insidious Supreme Court ruling since the infamous Dred Scott decision in 1857 -- would be overturned. And contrary to what most leftists assert, however, this does not necessarily mean that abortion would be universally prohibited and illegal. For example, before Roe became the law of the land in 1973, abortion was permissible in certain states. The legality of abortion, then, should be decided by individuals at the state level -- at least in the short-term -- not by a High Court of un-elected, unaccountable judges in Washington. This would...