Absolutely. I, too, am opposed to abortion. To my knowledge, there isn't a religious doctrine anywhere that promotes "choice" in this regard.
You are wrong, though, about American abortion law being indifferent to the development of the fetus. Roe v. Wade does not guarantee the right to third-trimester abortions. That ruling takes into account the age at which fetuses could live outside the mother's womb. I still think the ruling was a sham, but you are wrong on that.
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"Roe"but Doe vs. Bolton, which was decided the same day. "Doe" introduced the famous "health"exception, which was needed to overide the rather liberal(and recent) Georgia law. Abortionist propoganda pretended that Blackmun's famous trimester schools had effect, but as Casey makes clear, American law permits an abortion right up to the moment of birth. Ours is far more permissive than the abortion law of any European state, including Sweden.
posted on 01/10/2004 11:12:54 AM PST
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