The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.
I chose yes, wish there was an "other" option. I don't believe in it as a Catholic and wouldn't chose it for myself but someone else's life is not mine to make decisions on, that said if it were to become a legal option as others have mentioned it should have very strict guidelines. I would be okay with very limited assisted suicide in the cases of terminal illness medically diagnosed only, suicidal depression or desire to commit suicide are just not enough. Under the very limited circumstances of excrutiating terminal illness it seems fair to state that quality of life isn't there and there is no medical hope so the end of life is pretty much a given, in that case there is no good argument against that personal choice. Paralysis as was also mentioned is on the borderline, but I lean against that heavily.
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
Yes! MY body and MY choice!
~Following My Own Flow~
This subject comes up every few weeks, and the thread inevitably goes the same way every time. Most people with empathy and a conscience say, "Yes, of course people have the right to die if they wish." Then someone else posts sermons about "God giving life, and only God having the right to end it" which basically means if God wants you to writhe on the floor in agony for months on end for his pleasure, then that's exactly what you should do.
Makes me crazy.
People have the right to decide what to do with their own bodies, and when to end their own lives when suffering becomes unbearable.
If they are terminally ill and in pain, then I think they should be able to end their lives. There are still ethical questions surrounding it though. How would they go about doing it and things like that.
"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
And yeah sure, let the ones that just want to commit suicide do it also. It's their body after all...however they get no assistance and must do it on their own.
I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer. ~ Kal'Stang
My mind and my heart are saying I'm in my twenties. My body is pointing at my mind and heart and laughing its ass off. ~ Kal'Stang