The Radical Notion That All Life Should Be Valued & That Truth Will Prevail

Sunday, August 28, 2011

human or not human

When a woman is pregnant obviously it's an unborn baby. But pro-choicers call it a fetus (although if you look it up fetus is Latin for little child or something along those lines). And it seriously bugs me crazy much when someone says "it's not a human."

Not a human? Then what the heck is she carrying in there, an alien? A pregnant dog is pregnant with puppies, a pregnant cat with kittens, and you know what I'm getting at. A human is only pregnant with a little human, a baby. It is alive, with his or her own set of DNA. His or her heart is already beating by the time most women discover they're pregnant.

I thought the argument was for person hood, not if it's human or not. But I guess if it's not human, then there is no argument if it gets person hood status or not.

People beget people, dogs beget dogs, praying mantises beget praying mantises. One doesn't deny that creatures (every living thing I mean by that) are pregnant with what they are yet one will deny a woman is pregnant with a little human. They say it's nothing but a mass of cells. We are all a bunch of cells, does it make you or I any less human? Yeah, didn't think so.

They say the unborn fetus has potential to become a human or person, it has the blueprint, like an acorn seed has the potential, blueprint to become an acorn tree. There is a difference, because by 8 weeks in a pregnancy the unborn fetus has everything like the rest of us and from then on it is just developing more. An acorn seed isn't a baby tree, but the unborn? Is a baby person.

So no, the unborn baby isn't just a potential human or person or whatever they call it, it is a human, it is a person.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

not right for me, right for you

The other day this woman said that while she personally would not ever have an abortion she believes it should remain legal. But the catch was she believes it should remain legal for the women who have been raped, or the mother's life is in danger. Does it make it any less a baby because of the circumstances?

Um...OK, so while I absolutely feel that it's wrong to kill your unborn child due to its father's actions (do you kill your child because his father holds up a bank?) why should abortion remain legal for any other reason? If abortion were made illegal excluding hard cases it'd be like 97 babies out of 100 would get life. And that rape victim could still get her abortion (albeit however wrong that is).

Rape is a traumatic event in one's life. It is awful, horrible...unimaginable. But surely one cannot honestly believe killing the baby will end the mother's suffering. If only it adds to it. Two wrongs do not make a right.

I'm not saying she even has to keep the baby, but to kill it over what the man did is not seeking justice or healing whatsoever.

This woman would not get an abortion but yet she feels it should remain a legal right. I would not own a slave to work for me, keep me in my home, buy my clothes, etc, etc, but I think it should become legal so those who want that can have that choice. No, that's ridiculous.

What's wrong is wrong. Just because you feel animal abuse is wrong, who's to say your neighbor shouldn't be allowed to kick his dog around?

I want to see abortion become illegal. But if to see that become true we had to keep it legal for the hard cases, I'd take that compromise. It would mean that many more thousands of babies would see the light of day. And hopefully even the rape victims would get the love and support they need to make the right choice.