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A Heartening Trend: Majority of American Adults Pro-Life

Serpentdove Wrote: May 27, 2012 5:00 PM
NONE 1257 wrote: "Can you be Pro Life and be against what the Pro Life supporters want to achieve their goal? If you are Pro Life, is it better to force a woman to have a child, or is it better to reward a woman when she has a child? Which will get you closer to achieving your goal?" I responded: "You posit a false dilemma. The last time I looked when a woman gets pregnant, it is her BIOLOGY that forces her to have a child unless an outside force INTERVENES to kill the child. The only FORCING done is the killing. If the woman is left to good health and biology, her nature as a human being forces her to have the child, so let's keep straight who is forcing whom to do what ."
contessadetroy Wrote: May 27, 2012 7:12 PM
I would also add this. How, exactly, are we forcing a woman to have a baby? Did we force her to have the sex that created the baby? Did she not understand that sex, while fun, is also how babies are made? Was she under the impression that all contraception is 100% guaranteed? Doesn't sound like something pro-lifers did to her, but pro-choicers did. Tell me what other deed can a person do that we can say we shouldn't "force" someone to live with the consequences? Gambling? Drunk driving that takes a life? Repeatedly skipping work? No, this is the same immature mind who could not control desires to have sex is now too immature to understand it is more mature to stand up and embrace your consequences.
contessadetroy Wrote: May 27, 2012 7:17 PM
And what an awful thing it is to refer to a baby as a consequence in the same category as a life sentence, or a large debt to pay off. Neither of those things give you gummy smiles or chubby hugs, nor do they draw you endless pictures or bring you a bouquet of dandelions. And how selfish and hate filled is the mind that views something as innocent as all of that as an inconvenience? Those who can disregard children, disabled, and elderly are as vile and uncompassionate in my eyes as they claim I am to the woman who is "FORCED" to have a baby.
Mark in CA Wrote: May 27, 2012 5:16 PM
nice observation on the false dilemma, SP.
Serpentdove Wrote: May 27, 2012 5:01 PM
I would add that conceiving and birthing a child is the most natural of acts. Abortion of a child is, among all unnatural acts, the most unnatural.

A new Gallup poll brings encouraging news on the subject of abortion.  Fifty percent of American adults now define themselves as pro-life (up 5% from 2011), and 41% of American adults now define themselves as pro-choice (down 8% from 2011).

Gallupfirst started asking American adults how they define themselves on the abortion issue back in 1995.  At that time, 56% of American adults considered themselves pro-choice, whereas 33% of adults defined themselves as pro-life.  Clearly, over the past seventeen years, the trend in this country has been steadily moving toward the pro-life position and away from the pro-choice...