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May 5th, 2004
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Date:February 4th, 2007 04:42 pm (UTC)

Re: another cent

I'm going to do this in sections because its easier that way. . .

Of course, there isn't a single mainstream anti-abortion organization that proposes contraception and comprehensive sexuality education as a solution to the issue of abortion; in fact, every single last one of them either opposes or completely ignores contraception and comprehensive sexuality education

I am not, last time I checked, a mainstream "anti-abortion" organization, nor am I assosciated with one. I am continually frustrated by the "pro-life" movement for that very reason, in addition to the insistance on making something which should be simple science and law a religious issue.

I think what you and others are really driving at when arguing whether it's human is whether the human zygote/embryo/fetus (zef) is a person, which is debatable.

I was not arguing whether it's a HUMAN, but rather, if it is a human BEING. That's a very important word. Obviously, this is debatable, and, obviously, it is nearly impossible to come to a conclusion based on science of the personhood or being of a fetus. It is NOT, however, irrelavent. I'd rather err on the side of caution and assume it is than inadvertantly be committing murder. Also, it's a myth that abortion is safer than pregnancy, especially in this day and age. (I will qualify that: in most cases.) I find your description of the fetus comandeering the body of its mother against her will amusing, since you obviously don't believe the fetus is a functioning human being. How can a blob of tissue comandeer anything?
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