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Re: #1 Issue to Have Voted Trump-Pence In On

Postby IceMobster » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:03 pm

What if the doctor tells you the kid is going to have down syndrome or some other harsh psychological illness which will, well, make him/her be basically a vegetable?

I reckon no parent should be burdened 24/7 with intensive care such a child requires. What happens with the vegetable kid once the parents die? It dies, as well. Unless some clinic adopts him/her or whatever. Again, (s)he will become a burden to someone else.

There is no use from such people, they rarely interact or even understand what is going on. Of course, depends on the severity of whatever said psychological illness but I am mainly focusing on those who are in the extreme spectrum.
It is better for both the parents and the society if they are not brought to life.

Well, that and in case the mother's life is endangered is the only time I support abortion.
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Re: #1 Issue to Have Voted Trump-Pence In On

Postby Hortator » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:49 pm

I think that's what is called a "utilitarian" approach to human rights. Meaning you are only as valuable as you are at extending other's happiness. Now, in theory, this seems rational and efficient. But in short, it doesn't work.

We view human life irrationally, that it's all precious, valuable, and sacred. It is not rational to view everybody as equal, but it is good. And it works.

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Re: #1 Issue to Have Voted Trump-Pence In On

Postby Philip » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:20 pm

Let's not forget that people bring up extreme situations that make up the tiniest of percentage of cases, compared to the vast ocean of babies aborted for mere inconveniences of timing, cost, or whatever other pathetic excuses.

Redundant to link my earlier post on this, but I will anyway: http://discussions.godandscience.org/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=41751&p=221415#p221415


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Re: #1 Issue to Have Voted Trump-Pence In On

Postby PaulSacramento » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:28 am

I know that it is easy to suggest that an abortion because of rape or because the child will be born abnormal in someway or the mother may die, is justifiable and, to be honest, very few would argue with it under those circumstance ( though I know many that would not view those as valid reasons to take a life and I think we all can see the dangerous and slippery slope that can lead us on), but core issue of abortion is NOT choice, no matter how many want to make it that, it is justification of taking a life.

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