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The Teenage Horror of 'Parenthood'

Dianne87 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 11:44 AM
I don't think there will ever be common ground in this debate. The only thing that will clarify the issue is honesty. When you have an abortion, you are killing the life you are carrying. Is that something you are willing to accept? For many frightened young women the answer is yes. Is the subsequent taking of that life something that society will accept? Once again the answer is yes. Yes, we as a society are willing to kill innocent life for the sake of the mother's convenience. I guess according to some post that is 60% of us. We're just so progressive.
Anominus Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 11:49 AM
The pro-life argument is based in scientific fact, while the pro-death argument is based in wishful thinking and hysteria. Law must conform to fact or, by necessity, face eventual collapse.
Dianne87 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 12:18 PM
I think the law should be based on the morals of the society as well as fact. However, much like the speed limit, it is often based on convenience, otherwise we would all be driving a lot slower. As we become more secular and subsequently less moral, than I guess fact is the second best option.
AudiR10 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 4:15 PM
"We" who? Don't load your moral relativism on ME, ma'am. I am not becoming "more secular" nor "less moral." I was brought up by parents who knew right from wrong and made sure my sisters and I were not in doubt which was which. And if they'd failed, we spent all day in Catholic school with NUNS. And in those days, Nuns were NUNS.
Dianne87 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 4:45 PM
"We", is rhetorical for "society", not you personally. If you were raised Catholic, you are by definition not secular, unless of course you have renounced your faith. I too was schooled by nuns in the '50's. My morality comes from belief in God and Christian values. I haven't the ability to rationalize morality based on limited values which most secularism does. Would you care to deny, based on the argument here on abortion, that many in today's society base their moral relativism in secularism? Perhaps you need to read more carefully.
The NBC series "Parenthood"' has drawn raves from TV critics this season for a storyline about a 40-something mother fighting cancer. Then on Jan. 1, NBC asked viewers to tune in the following Tuesday for an "unforgettable" new episode. A teenager would get an abortion at Planned Parenthood. Such is NBC's definition of "parenthood."

Drew, one of show's leading teenager characters, has an ex-girlfriend named Amy who comes back to tell him "I'm pregnant." The high school seniors go to the Planned Parenthood clinic, and the scene plays like a political commercial.

The counselor says, "If you decide to...