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Subject:  Re: Discussing individual rights and libertarian Date:  7/1/2004  11:50 AM
Author:  whyohwhyoh Number:  9248 of 23810

push the state into otherwise private behaviors

To many, abortion is not a private matter, it is killing a human being.

Pulling the child almost out of the womb and then crushing it's skull with it's leg still inside is considered abortion by some Americans and they want it legalized, if it's not already.

My problem with abortion is where do we draw the line. To me, killing the child with its leg in the womb is murder, not a private matter. The problem has always been, how to define life.

When it looks like a fetus?
When it has brain activity (per JGII, ~15 weeks)?
When it starts to come out of the womb?
When the umbilical cord is cut?

The second and third are very subjective.

Personally, I wish we as Americans could make some reasonable comprimise on this, and move on to other more important issues.


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