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Subject:  Re: Poll: When should abortion be legal/banned Date:  7/10/2013  11:13 PM
Author:  nigelwhalmsley Number:  1888311 of 2207598

[ A blastocyst or fetus cannot make a decision. ]

"Neither can a new born. Does that give people the right to kill a new born?"

NO. But you knew that, surely.

[ To assign 'personhood' to a fetus is simply silly, and makes no sense at all. ]

"What if your pregnant wife was killed by some monster, which in turn killed the baby. There was no crime committed against the child she was carrying?"

No one said anything of the sort. What does your wild example have to do with my comment?

"Then the flip side, if a woman has other children at home, and a decision has to be made in an emergency where one had to choose between the woman's life or the child she is carrying, what is the right decision. It depends on who you ask, and there is no wrong or right answer, but the Catholic Church thinks there is only one right answer, the baby is chosen."

There is no wrong or right answer, as you say. But the decision should certainly not be up to the government, nor should it be made by any church.

"I am just playing devil's advocate here. Calling people stupid and heartless no matter which side of the issue they are on is painting with a very broad brush."

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