It is not ok for the health of the mother. Good Lord what a crock. This guy sucks more and more daily! Any mother who kills their own child to save their own is a selfish person.
Everyone knows that “life of mother” and “health of mother” are separate discussions in the debate.
Health of mother includes psychology, “I don’t ‘feel’ like it”, and the common cold and sniffles.
When they are talking abou health—they are also talking about mental or emotional health which is a very big loophole. Any woman can claim emotional distress as an excuse to abort the baby. Now physical health is different. If the mother could physically die as a result of giving birth, I say save the mother over the child. But in America, with modern medicine —how many women actually die in this fashion? (DIE IN CHILDBIRTH)... ESPECIALLY WHEN THE MEDICAL CARE IS NOT SHODDY.
Is this a serious statement? You honestly believe that a woman should chose death?
What if it is due to rape or incest? Should she chose death because a violent criminal impregnated her?
If you are serious - please do not respond. You are obviously demented and there is no point speaking with you.
So if a pregnant mother had say three other kids at home under the age of ten she was caring for and according to several doctors the current pregnancy due to complications will end her life she should just deal with it. Those three kids can go without their mother as well as the new baby. Insane. But I’m sure you think that’s what god wants.
We have 3 kids under 7. The third pregnancy was very tough and my wife almost died in childbirth. We won’t be having more kids. If my wife somehow gets pregnant we can’t risk her life. Sorry. Our three young kids need their mother.
Don’t let the “perfect” be the enemy of the good. And please no religious responses. Nothing you say could possibly sway me. I’m pro- life but their are extremely rare exceptions.
I’ve had conversations with Catholic apologists affirming the moral defensibility of taking steps to protect your own life even if it resulted in the death/abortion of the fetus. From the Catholic perspective there is no obligation to put the baby’s life ahead of your own, though it would be commendable to do so.
yep. And I know 3 important women close to me who would agree. My mom, wife and sister. Difficult pregnancies and life threatening. Me and my son and nephew thank them. Any time another person comes out of your body there is a risk.
So where do you stand on the law of double effect? If the unborn baby is going to die anyway, Mom should, too?