Is abortion murder? (by: Elroy)
No. Absolutely not.
It's not murder if it's not an independent person. One might argue, then, that it's not murder to end the life of any child before she reaches consciousness, but we don't know how long after birth personhood arrives for each new child, so it's completely logical to use their independence as the dividing line for when full rights are given to a new human being.
Using independence also solves the problem of dealing with premature babies. Although a preemie is obviously still only a potential person, by virtue of its independence from the mother, we give it the full rights of a conscious person. This saves us from setting some other arbitrary date of when we consider a new human being a full person. Older cultures used to set it at two years of age, or even older. Modern religious cultures want to set it at conception, which is simply wishful thinking on their part. As we've clearly demonstrated, a single-cell zygote is no more a person that a human hair follicle.
But that doesn't stop religious fanatics from dumping their judgements and their anger on top of women who choose to exercise the right to control their bodies. It's the ultimate irony that people who claim to represent a loving God resort to scare tactics and fear to support their mistaken beliefs.
It's even worse when you consider that most women who have an abortion have just made the most difficult decision of their life. No one thinks abortion is a wonderful thing. No one tries to get pregnant just so they can terminate it. Even though it's not murder, it still eliminates a potential person, a potential daughter, a potential son. It's hard enough as it is. Women certainly don't need others telling them it's a murder.
It's not. On the contrary, abortion is an absolutely moral choice for any woman wishing to control her body.
oh... and to the Christians.
You can't say abortion is murder and then allow your nation to bomb and kill hundreds of thousands of innocent people in Iraq. Thats just stupid, man. Supporting this war is the same as supporting the murder of innocents. WAKE UP!!!!
The reason Amarica is in Iraq is because if we wern't the Muslims would attack us.
Wait... your being sarcastic right? Iraq has nothing to do with fighting the war on terror... it doesn't even have anything to do with oil since most of our oil comes from south america. The war in Iraq is about one thing... Hegemony in the middle east and we are all to blame for it. You, me... all of us are responsable.