Forgive me if it's been posted before, but are there any on here that anyone disagrees with?
~if those within the womb are people like you and me, bearers of rights who deserve our protection -- then abortion causes the death of an innocent human being and should not be permitted.
Welcome to the board :)
I do believe that the fertilized egg is a stage of human life, but that its rights do not trump those of the woman's to decide whether or not to gestate.
"As a secondary consideration, though one that suggests an extremely negative view of pregnancy on your part, is your use of "host", which suggests that the unborn is a mere parasite on a human adult."
A woman's body is a host to the zygote/embryo/fetus during pregnancy and stating so doesn't mean you (general you) have a "negative view of pregnancy." My DS was absolutely in a parasitic relationship with me for the duration of my pregnancy. But I was completely willing to continue to let him live off my body because he wasn't a "mere" parasite to me: he was my potential child and he was going to make my husband and me parents. But for a woman who has no desire to become a mother or a woman who is physically ill-equipped for pregnancy, that z/e/f would be a mere parasite and no more. And since she is the only one physically affected by the pregnancy, who am I to tell her, that despite her reasons for not wanting to continue it, that she must? It's none of my business.
Since you asked :o)
most likely remain unconscious until birth.
I have no scientific backup for this opinion and it does depend on how you define 'conscious', but I
Awesome post. My little parasite (deliberately conceived and eagerly awaited) is now a beautiful little sleep thief.
And the experience of pregnancy and labour underlined to me that it is something that MUST be chosen, NEVER forced.
Ah yes. The stolen sleep years...
My oldest went to secondary and is heading for year 8! I've just dropped my littlest off at nursery for nearly the last time. He's in big school from September. And it was DD's infants leaving assembly this morning. She's in juniors next year. I've had lots of firsts and lasts over this year. You'll blink and miss it. I swear ;-)
SO and I look at children on their way to school and say 'that'll be him soon'.
He started crawling this week. CRAWLING! He sat unaided about two weeks ago, and obviously thought 'well, while I'm here...'!
LOL, no! we have a week off soon and it will be completely consumed by babyproofing! Until then, I'll just watch him like a hawk.
Gotta love playpens!
Do you watch Scrubs? Baby cage?