88-92% of all abortions happen during the first trimester, prior to the 13th week of gestation.SnowDrops wrote:Well, it comes down to who do you think is human (or has a valuable life / soul?) and who is not. I would say a fetus is human, therefore killing a fetus is the same as killing any other person. Therefore the same conditions apply as to whether it is murder or not.Jonouchi Katsuya wrote:Are periods murder? Is ejaculation murder?SnowDrops wrote:Well, do you agree abortion is murder? Why or why not?
Second trimester I would say yes unless it was to save the mother. I am against abortion... but I understand why it is currently a necessary evil.
Too many people want to give birth rather than adopt.
I am sure you wouldn't agree that using pesticides is murder. But I feel that it is.
When does it become human? Well, contrary to many people on this forum, I would say not from the moment of conception, but rather I would accept the explanation on this site: From the moment the heart starts beating (according to Scripture: blood is life). That still happens at only 4 weeks after conception though, so nearly all abortions happen after that.
Why would you say it is a necessary evil?
The fetal stage begins at the beginning of the 9th week. And the fetus is attached to the pelcenta at the 12th. Fetuses are not capable of feeling pain at the beginning of the fetal stage. So this is why I think it is OK (as OK as it can be) in the first trimester. They do not feel pain yet. ._. However in the medical field many say they can't feel pain until the third trimester, but I have read some that say sooner than that.
So, the sooner aborted, if that is what you are going to do... the better.
Why is it currently a necessary evil? Population problems. Think about Africa where starvation is a common occurrence. Too many people too few mouths to put it in. It is a real threat to run out of water. To run out of food.
If you aren't going to agree with that, then you must consider the cost of having a baby. $17,000-$26,000. If a woman isn't working a good job... and she get's pregnant it could devastate her credit score being unable to pay and as a mother... she will be less likely to be hired for a higher paying job.
I think the third one is... look at our government. Look at the financial crisis we seem to be in. Now imagine putting 1.3 million more children every year in their care. Imagine how most will not be able to be placed in foster homes or adoptive homes as they are struggling even now with MANY unwanted children already. Consider that many children in foster care have been abused by their foster home. Consider that many children in this system must frequently change homes and never feel secure. Consider that most children put in this situation who become teenagers in this system become the fringe, become pregnant, don't care about school as much, get on government programs.
Did you know that they are all entitled to free college paid by the government? Many don't take it... but imagine if they did and how they would probably not be able to afford it.
Without abortion... many more pregnant women would die. Before abortion was fully allowed in the United States more women died yearly do to illegal abortion or even just legal abortion than they do now. It is overall a safe procedure. As safe as any medical procedure can be.
I still say that every person should be educated on how to prevent pregnancy in the first place by the age of 14. When I was in 6th grade (just 12 years old), many girls were already talking about how they have already had sex with boys their own age. Girls start their period as young as 9. So they can get pregnant as young as nine and can start thinking about having sex by that age as well. They get curious and then they do it and then they regret it. Many parents don't talk to their child about sex because they feel their child will never do it. But my dad stated telling me about boys when I was about 11 years old. And guess what? I waited until marriage.
I feel there really should be more help out there for women and teen girls who get pregnant to help them financially through this tough time. And continuing help should be offered until they can support the child on their own...
I think the cost of daycare is too ridiculous for any woman working a minimum wage job.