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Abortion and the Conscience of a Nation

RebeccaKiessling Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 11:33 AM
Steve, as someone conceived in rape who was targeted for abortion, but legally protected at the time, I really appreciate your stand and speaking out on this. One word of advice -- you repeatedly used the word "it" when referring to preborn children, which is an error commonly made by pro-life activists, You'd never refer to a born baby as an "it." When I represented the mother in Michigan's "frozen embryo" case, the fertility doctors testified at deposition that, from conception -- one cell -- they are literally male or female and ascertainably so! Thus, we are not talking about "it," but "he or she." The words we choose make a difference. Remember Genesis 1:27, "male and female, He created them," and Genesis 5:2.
Vancenordaker Wrote: Oct 14, 2012 12:44 AM
I'm so thankful your life wasn't cut short in the womb, and what an amazing testimony! We also can't be ultra sensitive... When my friend has a baby, I ask him if "it's" a boy or girl girl. When he tells the baby is male we say " 'it's' a boy!" The word is correctly used to describe a person. We know the baby isn't an "it"(inanimate object), but that "it's" a precious little baby. Life would be hard for me if I had to clarify everything so specifically. When the disciples saw Jesus and said, "Look! It's Jesus!" did he rebuke them for calling him an "it"? :-D Now I'm just being snarky! I also understand that we need to be careful with how we word things... ...for sure... ...but I think there are extremes...
Pat1392 Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 5:28 PM
You make a very good case......all life has potential.

Imagine for a moment that your home is invaded by thugs who will do harm to your family, or perhaps even kill them. But then one of them takes a look at your three children and offers you a sinister Faustian bargain: pick one to die and the others will be allowed to live.

Would you helplessly choose one of your own children to die so that the other two may live? Would you trust a person whose moral conscience is so far gone to even offer such a deal to live up to his end of it?