A Conversation for Abortion
Brendan Started conversation Oct 15, 2003
I would like to congratulate all those researchers who were involved in this article. It is comprehensive, professional, factual and impartial.
Farlander Posted Oct 30, 2003
Pimms Posted Dec 8, 2003
The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim Posted Dec 8, 2003
Gutsy subject to tackle folks.
I made up my mind years ago on where I stand on this very delicate subject. A major influence was the book, "The Cider House Rules". I was very glad to see a quote from there in this article. I live in a country where some have actually justified murder to stop abortions. The bent circular logic it takes to come to that conclusion...well, . I am NOT pro abortion as pro-choicers are sometimes called here. I am pro choice AND anti abortion. I know that no amount of legislation will end abortions. I know that no amount of zealous rantings will stop young girls from getting in trouble. What *I'd* like to see is both sides working together to promote and improve the adoption process. Young mothers need to be able to go through their pregnancies, protected from hardship, from society, from their communities and families in many instances. The stigmata teenage and unwed pregnancy currently have need to be lessened. There are too many people who want children for us not to promote adoption more. I know that even with this, abortions will continue, but to many young girls today, abortion seems like their ONLY choice now.
Ok... I'll put away my soapbox now just to say again that I commend you on writing a daring, informative article.
Sea Change Posted Dec 9, 2003
Farlander Posted Dec 9, 2003
Apollyon - Grammar Fascist Posted Dec 9, 2003
Congraulations - This is the firts piece on abortion I've seen that is actually neutral.
About a week ago, we had a couple of people in to tak to us about abortion (especially the pro-life movement) for religeon class. A friend of mine let off an 'interesting' rant at one point, which I won't go into here, but part of it was that both sides in the debate were mainly composed of stubborn fanaticists who constantly inflicted their beliefs on others while demonizing the opposition. A bit like the eternal War between Heaven and Hell, then.
Farlander Posted Dec 11, 2003
thanks hussasan *actually*, that abortion bit was part of my planned-but-never-executed forensics project. (i was going to write a series of articles about forensic medicine - how you determine time and cause of death, forensic clues etc, but i never really got round to it because the project became too immense. the abortion bit was the only part that survived) if you're interested, otto's written an article about the ethical arguments regarding abortion (A1139861). i'm not sure if he's still working on it though...
Otto Fisch ("Stop analysing Strava.... and cut your hedge") Posted Dec 11, 2003
HonestIago Posted Jan 15, 2007
I'd just like to say this article is fantastic, far better than the equivalent wiki article.
Thanks folks for writing this.
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- 1: Brendan (Oct 15, 2003)
- 2: Farlander (Oct 30, 2003)
- 3: Pimms (Dec 8, 2003)
- 4: The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim (Dec 8, 2003)
- 5: Sea Change (Dec 9, 2003)
- 6: Farlander (Dec 9, 2003)
- 7: Apollyon - Grammar Fascist (Dec 9, 2003)
- 8: Farlander (Dec 11, 2003)
- 9: Otto Fisch ("Stop analysing Strava.... and cut your hedge") (Dec 11, 2003)
- 10: HonestIago (Jan 15, 2007)