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Subject:  Re: Poll: When should abortion be legal/banned Date:  7/11/2013  10:52 AM
Author:  nigelwhalmsley Number:  1888387 of 2210235

[ To the state, they do not yes exist. Rightly so, in my opinion. ]

"But they do. States will often charge a person with a double homicide if someone kills a pregnant mother.

States also have penalties for pregnant women that terminate their baby without the aid of an abortion."

True, but these are extreme cases, and even then they do not have the same full rights of a citizen.

I think we are splitting hairs here. The point is that 'unborn' does not mean the same as 'person'. There is a necessary difference in status, before and after birth. You can argue the timeline details and determine viability, etc., but there still is no reason to cede the decision and responsibility AWAY from the individuals involved and TO the state. The only motivation for doing so is to promote once set of religious views onto everyone else.
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