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New Poll Finds Most Americans Are Pro-Life

z Wrote: Aug 25, 2012 10:09 PM
Can I throw some Ayn Rand your way? A proper, philosophically valid definition of man as “a rational animal,” would not permit anyone to ascribe the status of “person” to a few human cells.
AmyDB Wrote: Aug 25, 2012 10:37 PM
Well Hella's Gates then let's toss on the trash heap those with dementia since they can not reason, those with Altheimers as well, anyone with brain damage, & infants as well. Then to top things off lets tosss the emotion driven progressives since they are not rational either.
z Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 7:22 AM
You misread the quote.

It didn't advocate aborting people who lack the ability to reason.

It stated that reasonable (rational) people wouldn't consider a few human cells to be a person.
AmyDB Wrote: Aug 25, 2012 10:37 PM
Well Hella's Gates then let's toss on the trash heap those with dementia since they can not reason, those with Altheimers as well, anyone with brain damage, & infants as well. Then to top things off lets tosss the emotion driven progressives since they are not rational either.
z Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 7:22 AM
You misread the quote.

It didn't advocate aborting people who lack the ability to reason.

It stated that reasonable (rational) people wouldn't consider a few human cells to be a person.

A brand new CNN survey shows a supermajority of Americans want abortions proscribed in all or most circumstances (via LifeNews):

The survey asked: “Do you think abortion should be legal under any circumstances, legal under only certain circumstances, or illegal in all circumstances?” Some 62 percent want abortions illegal in all cases or legal only in certain instances while just 35% want abortions legal for any reason.

Breaking down the question further, CNN asked, “Do you think abortion should be legal in most circumstances or only a few circumstances?”

Here, 52 percent took a pro-life view saying...