I thought I should start this to help the Sarah Palin thread from being derailed. Lets try and keep this debate clean and on point no personal attacks, please!
First of all my stance is I’m Pro-Life except in cases of rape, mothers health and if its a case of save one baby or loose both.
From the other thread:
Here we go, my position:
A pregnancy is not a infection, disease or unwanted tumor it does not naturally occur in a woman’s body, it is a direct result of her CHOICE to have sex, that choice can lead to a obvious consequence which is a pregnancy. Once that happens a new life is formed independent of its mother but still dependent on her for life, its the mothers responsibility to bring that new life into the world because it was a direct result of her choice, that choice does not give the mother an inherent right to kill another human being.
A woman has a gift/burden to bring new life into the world it might not be fair but it is how nature/God intended it. Our society has become accustomed to the idea that we shouldn’t have to take responsibly for our actions because its too hard, that logic is self-destructive and wrong, Youth and irresponsible behavior are no excuse for killing.
I personally wouldn’t want my wife/girlfriend/significant other to have an abortion, but it seems like the issue is so far from having a definitive answer that it has to be left up to the individual. Any existential consequences are between the person and God if God ends up being out there.
There is no other case where we allow the government to say that you have to give up part of your body to save someone else’s life. I understand the emotions attached to this subject, but I would not allow the government to treat it any differently. We should expand sex education and support for single mothers, mothers of the disabled, and those who would give up their babies for adoption, but not outlaw abortion.
Of course the reality of Roe v. Wade being overturned lies with the Supreme Court and not the President. Any new appointments to the court would have to be approved by congress and its very doubtful anyone judge as extreme as Palin would make it through.
I actually do know someone who was a result of a rape and his mother decided keep him. I can’t image what that would be like!
I’m against abortion because killing babies seems icky. But I don’t know that forcing incompetent individuals to be parents is much of a solution. Also, back when abortion was illegal, lots of women died of illegal abortions. That’s not good.
So, I’m against it but think the government should mostly just stay out of it. It’s one of those situations where there are no good solutions, just icky ones of various stripes.