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Abortion and Rape

dpaul: "...he people would have to pass a amendment one determining that at what time the fetus becomes "life"..." I agree, but the authors of such an amendment would have to more careful with their language than you are. I don't think anyone disputes that the fetus is "alive", the way my Cat is alive and the way my TV set is not. It becomes "life" soon as it exists. Your amendment would have to define when it becomes a Person, a Human Being.
ClassicalTeacher Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 3:58 PM
They never will..and that is why they go to the lengths that they do--to the point of absurdity and beyond--to try to somehow convince everyone (and themselves) that they have a legitimate and logical point. NOT...!
ClassicalTeacher Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 3:54 PM
That's ridiculous! WHO would make that determination? Let me tell you something, this whole issue of when a human being becomes a person was started because the pro-aborts couldn't use the argument that human life does not start at conception! You know why? Because SCIENCE/MEDICINE proved that human life DOES begin at conception! No one has the right to say when or if a human being is a person. It is one of the most ridiculous and assinine "arguments" that has ever come out of the whole abortion issue! It is as stupid and insane as the argument that black were not human beings. Absolutely nuts...
AliveInHim Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 3:09 PM
"It becomes "life" soon as it exists."

Huh? Is it me, or are you beginning, however unwittingly, to see the light? You seem to say that from the moment of conception, a new human being is alive so therefore exists.

Something's being 'alive' is defined by its ability to metabolize energy, among other qualifications.

Further, preborn children are often operated on to correct certain birth defects. Doctors don't do that to benefit something that isn't 'alive'.

Bless your heart, but you are not going to win this argument!

The criticisms of the recent absurd comments by Missouri Republican Congressman Todd Akin, who at this writing is his party's nominee to take on incumbent Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in November in a contest he had been expected to win, have focused on his clearly erroneous understanding of the human female anatomy. In a now infamous statement, in which he used the bizarre and unheard-of phrase "legitimate rape," the congressman gave the impression that some rapes of women are not mentally or seriously resisted. This is an antediluvian and misogynistic myth for which there is no basis in fact and...