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|Tue, 11-04-2003 - 2:42pm|
When it comes to my stance on abortion it is completely harnessed in the solid belief in Human Rights. All human beings, old, young, infirmed, healthy, white, black, yellow, red, Jew, Gentile, Muslim, Athiest, Wiccan, rich, poor, gay, straight, man and WOMAN are entitled to a basic set of Rights. These rights are important to each of us. We hold them dear and sacred to our hearts and souls for they are what enable us to live as we do. However, the taking of the rights of another who is innocent of crime is completely baffeling to me. How can any human being who enjoys his/her own life and the benefits thereof, willingly take another life that poses no life jeoperdizing threat? To me, this is the inhuman act - not forcing someone to follow up on what they started by their own personal actions that led to consentual sex which created and began a separate human life. Regardless of the stage of that human life, it is a separate and unique human being. Abortion just prevents the 'being' part of life. Each of us is special in her own way, therefore how can we determine that one who has caused no harm or commited no wrong be terminated as to be moved to the side of another human beings wants or non-life based need? How do we ignore the specialness of that life? How do we do it after we have already given life? How do we do it and not say, "Yes, I did it, it was wrong, I can admit that much, but I really don't care - this is my life and I will walk over whatever obstical is in my way - an unplanned pregnancy is just that to me. And because I can dismiss the humanity of this being, I will take the opportunity to ignore any and all basic human right's this human being has."? I could respect an answer like that, because it would not be the regular old gambit of "my body, my choice", or "'it' has no rights', or any other half excuse/reasons that get banged around here. I could handle someone saying that they felt boths these lives were in a 'battle' and that she (the mother) fought back the way that the law allowed her to in order to prevent furthering the pregnancy which she doesn't want and the unborn obviously wants (being if he/she is healthy) JMHO. (This is all opinion and is not directed towards any ONE person at all. It is not meant to be taken as a generaliztion either, for it is just something that rattles around in my mind regarding abortion. So, please, don't take it that way - I'm not rattling anyone's cage intentionally here)
These are human beings, not dogs or cats or cattle. They are beings that, like us, are the top species on this entire planet. These are not aliens or another life form. They are us, and we were once them (awaiting birth). How can we remove ourselves so far from that fact?
It just really bumbs me out about this world we live in. If a mother can harm her own young, born or unborn, the world is truely a terrible place.