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View Diary: "If you do the crime, pay the time" A Pro-life View of Abortion (293 comments)

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  •  Yes, it's not as black and white as ... (5+ / 0-)

    ... they would have it.

    For me, there's no question that it is a life, and even a human life.  Clearly it's on that path.  But it is a human life at a very different stage of development.  At different points it has very different types of consciousness (if any at all in the earliest stages).

    Should an early-stage human life with about the same sense of awareness as an amoeba -- or a plant, say -- have all the same rights as a fully adult human being?  Or a baby?  Or an eight-year-old?

    It may be considered an early stage human life ... but does that make it yet a human being?  Or is it only a potential human being?

    The philosophical questions could go on and on and on.  And again, the question comes down to:  Whose philosophical preferences get to decide what a woman does with what's going on inside of her?  And why?

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