Originally Posted by Trezker
In my opinion this is a personal question. No one other than the pregnant woman has any right to decide what morals she should follow. She should have the right to follow her own beliefs. Making laws against abortion is definitely wrong.
However, when the child is separated from the mother it has the right to live. How exactly to deal with difficult situations after this point gets trickier.
I understand your point however our culture could change over time and opinions like you've formed could change in the mass culture in the distant future.
Certainly it is illegal to kill a baby after birth according to the law and this is not a personal choice. Is there a big difference in the baby one day before she gives birth? Of course not and so this is also not a personal choice. So the question is, "When does the baby have the right to be protected by the State or gov't under law?"
Currently our mass culture sees the gap between conception and before birth as the baby still being attached to the woman's body. The idea that "its the woman's choice" is not because the baby has no rights its because the woman's right trumps the undeveloped baby's rights in our current system. The lack of development is what makes it a personal choice based upon what we view development to be. Our culture says that a woman should not be forced
to carry a baby to term or told what to do with her body.
Its my prediction that when technology is more advanced and babies are able to be developed outside the mother's womb that the woman's right over her own body will no longer be an issue. At that time the culture as a whole will examine the inconvenience caused by forcing a woman to carry a baby to term will no longer be an issue. Most likely the State or Federal gov't will then say that the baby's right to live will trump the woman's right to abort.
The baby's individual rights today are at X weeks however as technology advances I think that the weeks will not go longer but instead will be shortened. Logically as technology advances so too will what we view a baby's survival rate out of the mother's womb.
Technology is advancing so quickly that I think in ten or twenty years I'll look back on this post and my prediction will come true. What do you think of my logic?