I favor forcing women to have children against her wishes.
I oppose forcing women to have children against her wishes.
brb going to make another abortion thread
but really, women should have the right to choose, it is there bodies.
The only things you need to believe in order to hold the pro-life stance:
- Unborn children are living human beings, and thus have the right to life.
- The right to life takes precedence over all other rights except another person's right to life.
Both reasonable moral premises. Combine that with deontological ethics-- the idea that actions are right or wrong according to rules, regardless of consequences-- and you have a system in which no matter how much harm the unwanted pregnancy inflicts upon the victim, unless it is necessary to preserve her right to life, the termination of that unborn child is an unjustifiable wrongful act. And if you consider the unborn child to be morally relevant at all, one must simply accept that the harm done to it by abortion is greater than the harm done to the woman.
Of course, I don't share those premises... which is why I am staunchly pro-choice.
But since you're using that logic, I suppose shooting people is murder? In a way, just shooting someone at a whim is murder, but if it's your life or the other's life, and you must pull the trigger to survive, it is no longer murder. It's not the unborn's fault, but the choic of the mother to survive the dire complication.