Originally Posted by schola
That's an important distinction too. I agree with you.
Regarding legality, the Federal government should have no say either way. It should be left up for the individual states to decide.
Before Roe v Wade, it was up to the states to decide, which is why the case was brought to federal court.
I think people should look at exactly what the Roe v Wade decision said. I am not very internet savvy. I can't find that information to link to this post, but I do know that one thing everyone keeps bringing up -the viability question- is taken into account in the court's decision. You cannot get an abortion legally in the third trimester unless your life is in danger.
This is not something that I normally talk about, because I believe this is a private issue that will never be settled and usually ends in a screaming match because it juxtaposes two opposing and very strong ideas about freedom. People who are against abortion will have their personal moral reasons for being so. Likewise, people who are for abortion rights have theirs. One thing that has always intrigued me, though, is the following and I would like to ask the anti-abortion people their opinions.
Fertility clinics. Thousands of eggs are fertilized, frozen and then after a certain time, they are destroyed. Do you have a problem with that?
As well, what about the morning-after pill that keeps a fertilized egg from implanting. Is that immoral? I've always wanted to know what people thought about that.