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Author Topic: Formal Debate: Abortion  (Read 48210 times)
Kadoshim
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« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2008, 06:27:58 PM »

Your hypothetical is delectable, so I feel that I must interject.
If one day scientists are able to transfer human embryos from one womb to another, this would be a better alternative to abortion. History has shown however, that the more complex a medical procedure is, the more expensive it is and the less people have access to it. Such a procedure would have to be heavily federally funded if it were to ever "replace" abortion.
Another thing to consider is the number of aborted embryos per year versus the number of women who wish to become pregnant but are unable to. This brings an interesting human aspect into this procedure replacing abortion, a variable that cannot be counted on for certain to be the correct size.
A third, very controversial thing to think about:
What if a woman takes on another's embryo for the sole intention of stopping an abortion, and proceeds to put the baby up for adoption?
Have fun with that one.  Grin
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Shieldelf
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« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2008, 06:43:37 PM »

Sigh... I feel that adoption is a good thing, way better than abortion. As stated earlier, some couples want to become parents, but can not. Adoption lets them become parents. If an abortion would have happened, thats two couples that don't have a child now.
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King Chester
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« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2008, 09:20:31 PM »

Time to spring the trap.

Once you agree that someone other than the conception-mother carrying the developing child is preferable to the extermination of the child, it becomes apparent that the freedom to choose abortion over life is just one more example of the desire for the freedom to shirk one's responsibilities.

WE do understand fear of the future and fear of possible failure in young parents.  What WE find detestable is the argument of convenience weighed against life and death.
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Kadoshim
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« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2008, 01:28:11 PM »

Time to spring the trap.

Once you agree that someone other than the conception-mother carrying the developing child is preferable to the extermination of the child, it becomes apparent that the freedom to choose abortion over life is just one more example of the desire for the freedom to shirk one's responsibilities.

WE do understand fear of the future and fear of possible failure in young parents.  What WE find detestable is the argument of convenience weighed against life and death.
Not so fast Your Majesty! I would like to make note of a different reason why someone other than the conception-mother carrying the embryo is preferable to the extermination of the child. The abortion of an embryo helps the mother if she does not want to give birth to a baby. The transfer of the embryo also solves this problem for the mother and provides a woman, possibly sterile, with an opportunity to give birth to and raise her own child.
Therefore, the extermination of the embryo was not a factor in my decision. The benefits of the embryo transfer lie solely within the fact that two women are getting what they desire instead of just one.
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King Chester
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« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2008, 06:25:40 AM »

WE recognize the argument of the Archon Basileus as quite practical, in the hypothetical situation.

In the here and now, without the benefit of the proposed technology, the situation does become a choice of convenience over life and death.

At this time, other matters call US away.
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