It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.
Possibly. However, we already have a completely unmanageable number of children in foster care, hoping for adoption and being left wanting. I cannot see how adding millions more unwanted children to the adoption roles every year could possibly be eclipsed by easier adoption laws.If we made adoption cheap and easy, do you think that might help these problems? I do.
I agree. That's why I'm pro choice. There must be options for those who do not share these sensibilities.Those are some ugly choices, yes. Killing unborn babies is an ugly thing also. I don't think there is a "perfect answer" that will fix everything, but I don't think abortion is the answer either, any more than I think infanticide is.
I suggest that, should your plan be put into effect, back-alley abortions would kill far more fetuses AND mothers than you'd be comfortable with.If I were given the authority to define abortion legality in the USA, I would not ban it utterly, but would restrict it severely. You'd have to go to a family court and convince a judge or jury that there was good and compelling reason to end the life of an unborn baby. This would give an unborn baby the right to not be deprived of "life, liberty or property without due process of law." The criteria would be strict. Abortions would be few. It would leave open the possibility of abortions where the mother's health was truly endangered, or other compelling circumstances applied, but abortion-as-birth-control would not be permitted. I would also choose, if I had the authority, to make adoption much easier and cheaper and more appealing to all concerned.
Not a perfect solution, but that's my preferred outcome to a situation with no perfect answers.
Regardless of what the law is today, it is incumbent upon everyone to bring their perception of moral conduct to any discussion touching on what the law should be tomorrow.
If abortion be not murder, the reason for rejecting that description should rely on a moral force beyond the law. If abortion be murder, the reason for attaching that description should rely on a moral force beyond the law. Reducing what is in essence a moral debate to perfunctory statements on the condition of the law today deprives the debate of its essential moral aspect.
Whether abortion is or is not murder hinges in part on whether it is or is not wrong, legality be damned.
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