Yesterday, during break, one of my classmates told me that they thought abortion was 'killing' and that they supported a ban on it for everyone. This is my reply.
I don't know where your abortion stand comes from - you say it starts with your faith but can be justified in other ways.
Since you mentioned your Christian faith, I wanted to send you this info from the Skeptic's Bible on abortion:
The Bible says that if a man intentionally injures a pregnant woman and causes her to lose her baby, it does not count as murder.
In the Bible god approved of and caused abortions and ordered the murder of pregnant women.
I don't believe in the Bible. But if I did such verses would give me pause.
Now I know you're probably going to have a different interpretation of some of these verses. That's fine. It's not my job to tell other people what to think and what to believe.
But faith in the Bible seems like shaky ground to develop a ban on abortion - something Christianity wasn't that interested in until relatively recently. In fact, the very idea that a fetus counts as a 'person' is something that nobody in Christianity or science was thinking about until relatively recently.
You said humanists could arrive at a pro-life, pro-ban for everyone position. Many, such as myself cannot and will not. We believe infringing on the rights of women to support anti-scientific, religiously motivated concepts is unfair, unconstitutional, and unconscionable.
You can think abortion is murder - fine. Do that. But if you want to put that into public policy - to use the state to force those beliefs on everyone - that's not ok.
What if atheists were in the majority and wanted to use the state to ban your beliefs?
Earlier, you said you abandoned your belief in what you called socialism because state-owned economics doesn't work.
I believe state-owned beliefs are just as unworkable.