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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    Quote Originally Posted by Enola View Post
    I don't get it. Why shouldn't a rape victim be allowed to take a pill to end something growing in her that was FORCEFULLY implanted????
    Is the woman justified in killing the baby once the baby is born? If you can't justify it outside of the womb, then you can't justify it inside of the womb.

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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Is the woman justified in killing the baby once the baby is born? If you can't justify it outside of the womb, then you can't justify it inside of the womb.
    There is quite a lot of difference between a born baby and a so-called "unborn baby", especially at the embryo stage when most abortions are done.
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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Is the woman justified in killing the baby once the baby is born? If you can't justify it outside of the womb, then you can't justify it inside of the womb.
    If a woman has an egg available and she doesn’t get a sperm for it she has killed her baby, his too. It is not hard to understand this. You are making a mistake when you arbitrarily define when a baby is created. Where do those like you get that so obviously incorrect perception? Note that even some religions have decided this since coupling with birth control is forbidden.

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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    It's simply pathetic that as we approach the year 2012, this is even an issue.
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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    Quote Originally Posted by Enola View Post
    I don't get it. Why shouldn't a rape victim be allowed to take a pill to end something growing in her that was FORCEFULLY implanted????
    Because that pill can sometimes cause abortions. One could reverse your simplistic statement and put it from a pro-life position;

    Why should a child be punished, indeed killed, because its father was a rapist?

    This would obviously not convince the pro-abortion side, but it is the same sort of simplistic, rhetorical device you just tried.
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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    You are making a mistake when you arbitrarily define when a baby is created.
    How do you propose defining it? If you do it scientifically, a zygote is an organism.
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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    A couple of things:

    Thing one: The morning after pill is a contraception. IF all things are favorable for conception it, the morning after pill prevents conception. Further, it isn't easy to conceive. No matter, the morning after pill is a contraceptive option not an abortive one.

    Thing two: My religion, and I suppose there are others, does not take an inflexible position on abortion. We probably don't all totally agree on when of if, but we do not condemn people for making the decision to have an abortion or not to have an abortion.

    I fully understand that some religions may disagree. Some people and some faiths take a very rigid stand on contraception and abortion. I have no problem with that. I suggest that everyone live by their particular beliefs regarding contraception and abortion. I have done that and I will continue to.










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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    A couple of things:

    Thing one: The morning after pill is a contraception. IF all things are favorable for conception it, the morning after pill prevents conception. Further, it isn't easy to conceive. No matter, the morning after pill is a contraceptive option not an abortive one.

    Thing two: My religion, and I suppose there are others, does not take an inflexible position on abortion. We probably don't all totally agree on when of if, but we do not condemn people for making the decision to have an abortion or not to have an abortion.

    I fully understand that some religions may disagree. Some people and some faiths take a very rigid stand on contraception and abortion. I have no problem with that. I suggest that everyone live by their particular beliefs regarding contraception and abortion. I have done that and I will continue to.
    It will only matter from a pro-life perspective, but there is genuine conflicting academic opinion and evidence on whether the 'Morning After Pill' can act as an abortifacient in some cases and this seems enough to make it illegitimate to pro-life folks.
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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    OH MY GOSH!!! Do you read? I said, I do not want Federal funds paying FOR ANY ABORTION, NO MATTER THE CAUSE!!!! . The current version of the Hyde Amendment allows abortion for rape, incest, or health of the mother. DO YOU UNDERSTAND NOW?
    Holy crap. So it's okay that women who are raped or the victim of incest, or to whom pregnancy would cause irreparable harm, even death, to go ahead and die instead of having an abortion? Even reading that post makes my skin crawl.

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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    For those who oppose the plan B pill, what if the rape victim is an 11 year old girl, perhaps a girl so small that pregnancy would be dangerous to her?

    No-one should have the legal right to tell a woman what she can do with her own body, as it is not their body to decide.
    Last edited by Rosie1; 12-20-11 at 11:03 PM. Reason: Post doubled the word "small"..and the double word won't leave, LOL.
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