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Abortion and Rape

dan17 Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 11:09 AM
You will never get people to agree on the issue of abortion. I believe that person-hood extends to the unborn from the moment of conception. Others believe that as long as the baby is inside their body it is not a person. Conversely I believe in my right to self defense against who ever threatens my life, including an unborn baby. Legally, that is the only excuse for an abortion. Abortion for birth control is murder.
VickyD4Liberty Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 11:33 AM
there has never been a cause where it is medically safer to Abort a child, rather than have it. This is a logical fallacy and shows the lack of understand of both, the process of abortion, and it's effects on female anatomy. It is far more damaging to have a developing life that is connected to your uterine wall ripped from it's protective sack and sucked out of your vaginal canal. Rather than to carry that fetus to term, and then allow for the change in your body to make way for the delivery of that fetus, through a process that your body was designed to undergo when faced with said circumstances.
ClassicalTeacher Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 11:12 AM
Uhhhh...how does an unborn baby threaten your life???
dan17 Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 11:37 AM
Should have said IF an unborn baby threatens the mothers life.

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