Originally Posted by catlover67
Isn't abortion basically KILLING babies as well??? I really want to know the difference between a tri-mester abortion of a "fetus" and an 8-week old NEWBORN"baby"
I don't swallow the "fetus isn't REALLY a baby thing", and if a premie and a tri-mester baby are around the same age why is it o.k to kill the baby inside the mother's belly but not once it takes it's first breath of air?
Also the argument that a baby in the womb cannot survive on its' own can be applied to a newborn baby too. What newborn do you know of that is capable of sustaining its own life??
No wonder some individuals (teens in particular) are giving birth and then killing their children. The lines are getting more and more blurred to what is "murder" and what is "abortion". If the teen had gone to a doctor and had the baby killed before it popped out, then it would be o.k. But if she does it herself, it is murder
You don't have to swallow anything though. You can choose not to have an abortion. This is your right. But I am glad that we have the choice as individuals whether or not to be responsible and not bring an unwanted being into the world. The key here is individual choice.
Killing a child is illegal for many reasons. We don't want to advocate putting the women at risk for carrying a child to full term and giving birth in unsanitary conditions. An abortion is done in a clinical sterile setting with physical and emotional supports at the ready.
We can't possibly contribute to such an anarchistic possibility as condoning "murder" as this is exactly what it is called, for legal purposes.
I wouldn't say the line is blurred. Its very black and white for exactly these reasons.
And, most abortions are performed in the first trimester. A fetus at that stage would have a severely limited mortality rate. It isn't a full term baby.
And please don't try and say that the new epidemic with teens is killing their newborn children. Do you know how many young women were butchered before Roe. v Wade via back alley abortions? How many young women were sent away in shame to have their children in secret? Is this a better alternative?