Skip to comments.Abortion: A fetus doesn’t care
Posted on 12/09/2010 8:48:32 AM PST by Lorianne
Seeing as I just discussed murder, it seems fitting to next discuss abortion, as abortion is murder. When you get an abortion, you are killing a living organism, something that had the potential to become a fully-developed human being. I understand the perspective of the pro-life movement.
However, we kill living things all the time. We chop down trees to build our homes, we kill rodents and insects when they intrude said homes, we kill fish and other animals for sport and for nutrition purposes, and neither microorganism nor mouse is safe in Smith Hall; they are constantly killed for educational and research purposes.
We murder organisms we deem inferior to us without hesitance every day, and I personally believe fetuses fit into this category.
We do not have emotion for the reproductive gametes before they combine. When a man masturbates, I would be surprised to learn that he mourns the death of his sperm, as they die shortly after ejaculation. However, once a sperm cell combines with an egg and has the potential to become a human, people become very emotional, despite the fact that it is not a person during the first trimester, the time in which abortions are permitted.
During the first trimester, a fetus has no idea what is happening, as its brain is not developed enough for such advanced forms of awareness, thought and emotion. In the first trimester, a growing fetus cannot possibly understand what life is. It does not understand that it is being deprived of anything when an abortion is taking place. If my parents aborted my birth, I would not have been upset, as I could not have experienced any emotions during those early weeks of life.
Although it could be argued that I would be missing out on future experiences, I would not have been aware of this deprivation and would therefore not have experienced this deprivation.
Aside: If, for example, a wife cheats on her husband, but the husband never becomes aware of the affair, I would argue that this duplicity is not bad for the husband. If the wife is still loving and the husband is still happy, and if no one that knows about this affair negatively alters their behavior toward this man, he is unaffected. Yes, those aware of this affair would say that their relationship is not as strong because of this lie, but the man is still happily oblivious to it all. According to this train of thought, a fetus early in development, oblivious to everything, surely cannot emotionally suffer from an abortion.
And even if I was aware of what was happening, I do not think I would want to exist if my life was a mistake. I would not want to be a burden on a young woman still in high school. I would not want to limit the freedom of a young couple, one that may not want a child yet and may be financially unstable. And I would certainly not want to be the resulting reward of rape.
We wear condoms and take birth control in the attempt to prevent childbirth. Just because these precautionary measures fail does not mean women should be forced to suffer through carrying a child for nine months and undergo a painful and potentially fatal delivery.
Some that cannot raise a child on their own put their children up for adoption, but why force another to potentially grow up in an orphanage? We are overpopulated enough as it is.
To create life is a major responsibility; people should not have children unless they believe they can care for their children and make them happy. Life is hard even when one has loving parents with the best intentions. Life is filled with unfulfilled desires, never-ending stress (especially so close to finals) and disappointments. I do not know if I want to be responsible for putting another human being through the hardships that accompany existence.
There was a time and place where people named “Zuckerman” fit in to that category too.
I really don’t know how to respond to such naked, abject, unadulterated evilness.
Clearly he doesn't.
What a knucklehead. Wonder who he voted for. And do you have a link straight to the article. The one atop brings up an error message for me.
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“Although it could be argued that I would be missing out on future experiences, I would not have been aware of this deprivation and would therefore not have experienced this deprivation.”
oh, okay then. well argued. Critical thinking indeed. As they say, only a degreed college egghead could frame this sort of tortured argument. A sixth grader could shoot it down. I listen quietly to educated liberals talk and I’m frequently shocked by their intellectual shallowness. How did universities reward these morons with BAs, doctorates, PhDs?
he basically argues that anything done in secrecy will cause no harm, whether adultery or whatever.
I wonder if he’d argue that it’s ok for a mother to painlessly kill her six month baby in his sleep.
Based on his view of life, I wonder why caring what the fetus thinks should even matter.
God gave the natural right to life to human life in all its forms.Whether the form has passed a certain threshold of age or awareness is irrelevant.
So murder is OK as long as the victim does not know he is being killed. So if a murder victim does not see his assailant take aim and fire, and if the victim's brains are instantly blown out by the high caliber projectile then its OK because he never knew he was being killed.
Brilliant! This should make a perfectly good legal defense in many drive by shootings, mafia hits, political assassinations ...
And does this mean Lee Harvey Oswald did nothing wrong?
What an idiot. Singer extended this logic all the way up to 6 months after a child is born. And I got news for Zuckerman, abortion is legal up to 9 months and I don’t see him arguing for limiting abortion to the first trimester. He would have more credibility if he did, not his arguments, but his willingness to put himself on the line to ban abortion after the first trimester because the fetus then becomes a person. He will never do this, he cares to much about liberal approval and so he really is ok with all abortions, not just those in the first trimester.
The Left is the Left is the Left. They exterminate that which does not fit in their world.
With all due respect to this obviously much more enlightened than I fellow......how the hell do you know what another human being wants? Really? Do you know that I want you to go soak your head?
Critical thinking was designed by Cultural Marxists and inserted into the Universities to destroy Western Civilization. It kills logic and reason and science (John Locke/St. Thomas Aquinas) which was the foundation of the prevailing Christian paradigm that we had in the US until the 50’s when the minds of children were being transformed into mush.
This secular humanism (turn to collective thought and conformity) was written about by William F. Buckley, Jr. in Man and God at Yale(1950) where a once Christian college was producing Keynesian Marxists (on purpose). He was rightly alarmed, as we see the results of MOST universities have adopted the Darwin, Marx model and all elementary schools teach cognitive dissonance (no logic in thinking) to even those in Kindergarten.
Destroy their knowledge base with junk and lies (Heather has two mommies) and children will be unable to process information. Ex-KGB agents had reported the infiltration in the media and schools in the 70’s. The promotion of drugs and sex in media and schools is to create a dysfunctional society who need a master.
My advice: Get your children and grandchildren out of public schools and away from the television which glorifies evil and makes fun of the good.
Children are conditioned—like Pavlov’s dogs. The Marxists combined Freud and all of psychological thinking and inserted it into a cultural Marxism to destroy marriage (the natural family) and Christianity (the force for individual rights and dignity to a human being).
They destroyed Christianity in South and Central America by twisting it with Marxist ideology—calling it Liberation Theology. It is what our Marxist commmander in chief attended for 20 years. It is demonic according to the Pope.
Alinsky and the one worship the devil.....small surprise there.
He's a cuckold and those who do know of his ignorance and his wife's infidelity think him a sap and an idiot. But I guess it's okay because he's ignorant.
There are kids who learn at some point in their life that they are a "mistake". None of them wish that they were dead.
This argument is evil. From this point, it really is not much of a leap to euthanasia, and ultimately putting people to death for their own good, to save them from suffering... and then “for the good of the people...”
-And we have arrived at the logic of Joseph Stalin.
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