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Pro(se) Life

.         The right to life concept, often presented as an alternative to pro-choice
abortions, is inherently flawed and inconsistent. Since when does it make sense to value a
person's birth but not the life she/he would lead after it? The idea of a 'right to life'
implies that the life should be as free of pain and suffering as the parent is capable of
providing for the child. If a person has the right to life, he also has the right to the
means to live it. Yet far too many people are routinely born into either slavery or misery
stricken dumps lacking basic necessities since their parents were never given the right to
secure a safer position in the world for themselves or their child.
          The truth is it's not the right to the baby's life that's valued but the
inherent murder it implies in whomever prevented it from living. By the time human beings
absolutely understand that murder is wrong, including the right and/or need for the state
to murder anyone for any reason whatsoever, the technology of birth control would have
evolved with enough sophistication so that a woman could fully choose where and when she
would raise a child with absolute certainty, thus making the need to murder the child
completely unnecessary and so it will forever be gone from everyone's mind.

*This is my opinion and nothing more.

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  1. Date: 6/2/2009 11:52:00 PM
    /// 4 ///.....And, finally...the women rights is to take sexual relationships responsibly and escape by cleverness from promiscuity. Rape and incest are abominable just as to kill a tiny, defenseless, and inoffensive human being. A human being in any stage of development is still a human being. Ruben.

  1. Date: 6/2/2009 11:50:00 PM
    /// 3 ///Pro-Choice and Pro-Life have irreconcilable positions; it is impossible to think in a middle point that can satisfy both sides. It is like we can perform half an abortion or kill a baby just a little bit. The state should interfere with "the most intimate and personal aspects of our lives," but only through sex education, aid to single mothers, and birth control with an easy accessibility to methods of contraception. .....

  1. Date: 6/2/2009 11:49:00 PM
    /// 2 ///........., the presence of a congenital disorder or severe fetal deformities, the disapproval of single motherhood, the preference for children of a specified sex, the disability or immaturity of the mother, and so on........

  1. Date: 6/2/2009 11:49:00 PM
    /// 1 ///The reasons to terminate the pregnancies are varied and infinite: the interruption of work or education, the lacking of resources for maintenance the child, the desire to postpone or end childbearing, the uncertainty of who is the biological father or his refusal either to accept or bring support to the pregnancy, the consequence of being the result of rape or incest, the complications for the mother of being too younger or too older.....

  1. Date: 5/31/2009 1:54:00 PM
    The title is very cleverly thought, and the whole opinion is very reasonable, I guess every sort of opinion is like a gamble choice; thanks for sharing this, it was very enriching to watch things from another angle

  1. Date: 5/31/2009 8:13:00 AM
    I like this but I have to admit to being both pro choice and pro-life. For me the issue is the quality of life for the mother not a potential life that is mearly a collection of cells. You thinking is very close to those Malthusian environmentalists whose hatred for humanity conflicts with the fact that they are humans.

  1. Date: 5/30/2009 3:25:00 PM
    As you know, this topic has been debated for years. My religion teaches that abortion is wrong, but it shouldn't have to go that far. If effective means of contraception were made available to all, we wouldn't see so many children living in poverty. And, as my religion also dictates, I am with you 100 percent in your opposition to state-sanctioned murder of people in prisons. DNA has proved many of those executed were innocent. Even when guilty, it's hard to justify. Interesting...