mmercedes84 wrote: ↑Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:01 pm
As I said this is where I struggle with it. What is this cut off point of human life existing. However it is complex , two lives are biologically dependant until the baby is born.
What I'f there is a medical emergency and the mother life is at significant risk without aborting the baby.
Who then should determine not to intervene to save the mothers life.
What if a teenage girl is raped and then commits suicide as she is forced to carry pregnancy to term - why was her life lesser importance to the foetus.
It's not black and white on either side and yes it's messy and I think complex.
I think it's swung in opposite direction now where there is no discussion about the abortion of life and it's viewed quite procedurally. Abortions are viewed now as not the termination of life by vast majority. That still doesn't sit well with me when I can hear a heartbeat at 8 weeks.
That said we live in a democracy and this has been decided as societal norm.
I have never met anybody who is pro abortion, just for the sake of it. I am not pro abortion for the sake of it, but do i think abortion should be freely available? Yes.
I don't listen to the craw thumpers of the RCC, the RCC is irrelevant to me and to many people of this country. It seems they are selective in their choice of what constitutes justifiable termination of life. To do it when that life has no chance of progression is a nono, but to terminate it by starvation and brutality is ok.
I have nothing but sympathy for young girls, or even older women, who find themselves in the predicament of having to terminate a pregnancy but I do think that the life in existence, and no, I don't believe the crap that a life is present at conception and I'm pretty sure the vast majority of scientists and medics don't believe that either, despite what has been alleged earlier in the thread, is the life that should be saved.
On another note, what about spontaneous abortion or miscarriage, whose decision is that, in what week of the pregnancy has it been ordained that that should no longer happen? There are so many grey areas in this debate that one could be forgiven for throwing hands in the air and giving up.