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Making the Case For Life

Caveat emptor Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 11:09 AM
Anyone who claims that it's morally objective that life begins at conception simply has no idea what objective means. They also would be hard pressed to find a single piece of support for the position that human life begins at conception that is anything other than the subjective opinion of fanatics.
Navy-baby Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 12:07 PM
Caveat - I think you need to focus on what "conception" means:
"n. Formation of a viable zygote by the union of the male sperm and female ovum; fertilization."

viable: "adj. Capable of living, developing or germinating under favorable condiditons.

zygote: "Zygote is the fertilized egg cell that results from the union of a female egg with a male sperm."

Forget what "objective" means--the important truth here is that HUMAN life begins at conception--no doubts; you cannot argue with this simple science regarding your "subjective" beliefs.
Whitebeard Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 11:37 AM
Caveat: What does biology have to do with "morality?" You have no idea how completely stupid your comments are. Life...every life...begins at conception. Simple biology. The question as to whether or not we are "justified" in ending that life is the "moral" question. In my opinion, it is not.
Anominus Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 11:15 AM
Anyone who denies the facts presented by modern biology and genetics, both of which prove that human life begins at conception, has no idea what "objectivity" means, and represents the very definition of a fanatic. That means you, empty cavity.
Ken6226 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 11:28 AM
"Conception" means "beginning". To say life does not begin at conception is to say life does not begin at the beginning.
DCM in FL Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 11:12 AM
"Subjective opinion of fanatics"? Resorting to language like that is a sign that you need not be listened to.

Just to repeat for you:
Women generally don't even know they're pregnant until after the baby's heart has started beating. And abortions happen at all stages of pregnancy.

As far as actual abortion goes, the question of human life beginning at conception is actually irrelevant. Whatever uncertainty may exist, it *definitely* begins before any stage when abortion can take place.

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...