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

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?
    Absolutely. A woman should have the option to take the pill or not take the pill and for underage girls who have been raped this is the perfect answer to a forced potential pregnancy. Why wait and put a child through the traumatic experience of an abortion when the pill is available? Rape and abortion is terrible enough for a grown woman to have to deal with let a lone a child.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jryan View Post
    I can't believe this has gone on this long. You should be more morally concerned with killing a fly than killing something that has 6 cells. A fly has over a million...
    A fly is not a developing human life. An elephant has far more cells than your average human. By your regarding the number of cells, is the elephant more important?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Respectfully, we see things differently. You see it as a "ZEF," a lump of flesh. My view is not so simple. The zygote is a developing human life, and an innocent one at that. Simply because the developing life is small and dependent on his/her mother does not subtract from the fact that it is a developing human life. So no, Evanescence, this is not a pointless argument. This is a very serious and deep issue. Things are never so simple.
    What lump it's the size of a grape at 8 weeks and it's 2 inches at 12 weeks. Takes awhile before it resembles something vaguely with human potential.

    This slide show Fetal Development Pictures Slideshow: Month by Month on MedicineNet.com is amazing.
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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    What lump it's the size of a grape at 8 weeks and it's 2 inches at 12 weeks. Takes awhile before it resembles something vaguely with human potential. This slide show Fetal Development Pictures Slideshow: Month by Month on MedicineNet.com is amazing.
    That is interesting, but I don't think it refuted any of my argument. Time, size, etc... it does not matter. It is a developing human life and is innocent of any wrongdoing.

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

    There appears to be a major misconception that as soon as the male ejaculates into the female she is pregnant. Doesn't happen that way.

    The sperms have to reach the egg and crack through it to ferilize that egg which then has to travel up the fallopian tube to implant itself into the uterine lining.
    Taking the morning after pill is not abortion. Just as a condom is not abortion. It is simply prevening the joining of the sperm and eggs.

    But regardless of how one feels, the percentage of pregnancies from rape is extremely low. The brutality and stress of the rape does provide the most welcoming environment to a fertilize egg thus the high number of miscarriages.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Respectfully, we see things differently. You see it as a "ZEF," a lump of flesh. My view is not so simple. The zygote is a developing human life, and an innocent one at that. Simply because the developing life is small and dependent on his/her mother does not subtract from the fact that it is a developing human life. So no, Evanescence, this is not a pointless argument. This is a very serious and deep issue. Things are never so simple.
    Simply being human doesn't give life inherent value, nor should your moral convictions control someone else's personal decisions. Being raped is one of the worst experiences a person can have. But being bullied into being pregnant with the rapist's baby, giving birth, then dealing with either raising a child or adoption is cruel and unnecessary.
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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    There appears to be a major misconception that as soon as the male ejaculates into the female she is pregnant. Doesn't happen that way.The sperms have to reach the egg and crack through it to ferilize that egg which then has to travel up the fallopian tube to implant itself into the uterine lining.Taking the morning after pill is not abortion. Just as a condom is not abortion. It is simply prevening the joining of the sperm and eggs.But regardless of how one feels, the percentage of pregnancies from rape is extremely low. The brutality and stress of the rape does provide the most welcoming environment to a fertilize egg thus the high number of miscarriages.
    I was unsure the time period it takes for the zygote to manifest, but this helps. So long as it's before the zygote forms, and is indeed before, then I am for it 100%.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    Simply being human doesn't give life inherent value, nor should your moral convictions control someone else's personal decisions. Being raped is one of the worst experiences a person can have. But being bullied into being pregnant with the rapist's baby, giving birth, then dealing with either raising a child or adoption is cruel and unnecessary.
    Being human, I place value on human life. It is unethical, whether religious or not, to kill an innocent life for the actions of another. Indeed rape is terrible. I can't let my emotions justify the killing of innocent life, no matter how much I hate them.

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

    But a zygote is literally one cell. Why would that be equal to or of greater value than a woman? I guess if we're living in a society where women are second class citizens, this lunacy would apply.
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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I was unsure the time period it takes for the zygote to manifest, but this helps. So long as it's before the zygote forms, and is indeed before, then I am for it 100%.
    fredmertz posted some good information on page 26. You may have missed it so i'll post it again.

    Quote Originally Posted by fredmertz View Post
    I'm not going to read all 26 pages of this to see if anyone has introduced REALITY to this question, so I'll just insert it here just in case no one else has:

    The Morning after pill can either 1) If taken early enough, stop the sperm from fertilizing the egg or 2) prevent the fertilized egg from attaching to the wall of the uterus.

    How Does it Work? - Morning After Pill

    That being said, even those against the pill due to it 'aborting' a pregnancy that has already started, please acknowledge that it's not necessarily true. It can take up to 3 days for the egg to be fertilized after sex. If you take it, literally the morning after, you're most likely just preventing fertilization.
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