Originally Posted by WRX AJT
I suppose that I'll start off by saying that I firmly believe that abortion is wrong. The way I see it is that the nanosecond the sperm and egg meet, a new life has begun. If God didn't feel that a new life should be conceived, he would have found other ways to not let it happen.
If you are going to indulge in sex, then you should be responsible for the resulting actions. Just as you are responsible for the consequences of drinking and driving.
Look at it this way. The baby that you aborted could have been the person to find a cure for AIDs or cancer. Heck, he/she might have been the one to end poverty. Yet, you'll never know because you decided to play "god" and end his/her life prematurely.
If a new life has begun the "nanosecond" that a sperm and egg come together, then God is killing an awful lot of lives He supposedly intended to be born. As much as three-quarters, seventy-five percent
, of fertilized eggs are flushed from a woman's body. Miscarriages are COMMON, far more common than pregnancy, and I'm not referring to miscarriages of advanced pregnancies, but those that occur just days or mere weeks following fertilization and conception. Women miscarry all the time without ever having known they were even pregnant.
I am sick to death of the argument that planning to have an abortion is shirking responsibility. If you don't want to have a child, then getting an abortion IS the responsible thing to do. There's never been anything irresponsible about it. What IS irresponsible is having a child you don't want or can't raise. There are already too many unwanted born children in the world. No one who wants a child is being deprived because of all those nasty, hateful, irresponsible aborters. And, um, overpopulation, anyone?
Finally, the argument that if you abort you may be killing the next Mozart or Einstein or Pasteur is just a stupid one and always has been. It could just as easily be said that by NOT aborting a fetus you could be bringing the world it's next Hitler or Stalin. No one who uses this moronic argument--and it IS moronic--ever considers the flip side to it, because it utterly discredits that line of "reasoning." In short, it's an emotional argument, not based on anything approaching reality.