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Dr_Zinj Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 1:03 PM
Mike Adams is just another neo-nazi totalitarian. Mandating that a rape victim carry an undesired child to term IS force, plain and simple. A fetus is innocent solely because it has no mind, no ability to tell right from wrong, no capacity to commit sin. Those lacks are precisely why a fetus is not human. To BE human REQUIRES the ability to tell right from wrong. It REQUIRES the capacity to sin. TO BE HUMAN REQUIRES A MIND; and a fetus has none. And that is why abortion is not murder and not a violation of the commandment, thou shalt not kill.
Anominus Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 3:54 PM
This is nonsense, and you are a complete moron for making such a mindless argument. A "fetus" (Latin for baby / offspring) is innocent because it has done no wrong. Humanity is determined by our DNA, something which is present and observable from the moment of conception. There is little difference between an unconscious person and an unborn child - shall we also be killing off those in comas? If I render you incapable of thinking or acting, does that make you "non-human," and therefore justify killing you?
Anominus Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 4:31 PM
What other creature on Earth is called "human?" None. What determines our species? Our DNA. If you do not possess human DNA, chances are you are not human, and therefore possess no humanity.

All life, including bacteria possess DNA. The smallest bacteria contain plasmids, which are circular strands of DNA.
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 5:39 PM
Our species is determined by more than just our DNA. Taxonomy offers a much more detailed criteria for what is human. It is listed nicely at the following link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_taxonomy

DNA only provides information for the traits that make someone human. And information in and of itself does not constitute what it constructs, just as the whole is not the sum of the parts.
Anominus Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 5:48 PM
What creature possessing human DNA exists outside the human species?

Recently, Ann Coulter wrote a controversial column suggesting that numerous Republican losses in the 2012 election cycle could be tied to the GOP stance on abortion. After lamenting the problem, she suggested a solution: the GOP should officially abandon its opposition to the so-called rape exception to a ban on abortion.

Ann's position on this matter is wrong for three reasons. First, it is unprincipled. Second, it will not be received with the popular support she envisions. Third, it is not the best political response to the problem. After elaborating on each problem associated with Ann's position, I propose an...