Thursday, 28 February 2013

Abortion I


Its time to talk about abortion or should I say pro-choice? And this is the picture that set it all off.

Before you get into the semantics of abortion, you really need to understand the terminology surrounding it. So lets look at the most important of these. All definitions taken from http://www.merriam-webster.com

abortion: the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus: as
a : spontaneous expulsion of a human fetus during the first 12 weeks of gestation
b : induced expulsion of a human fetus
c : expulsion of a fetus by a domestic animal often due to infection at any time before completion of pregnancy

pro-choice: favoring the legalization of abortion.

pro-life: opposed to abortion.

pregnant: containing a developing embryo, fetus, or unborn offspring within the body.

The one thing that has always bothered me with the anti-abortion (pro-life) movement is that they are so against the rights of a person to do what they want to do with their body. When you speak to religious people they are all about free will, but are so against abortion. Which begs the question is free will not the choice to have an abortion?

Or what about men that are anti-abortion. This is mental you cant get pregnant, so how would you know what it feels like to want an abortion and be told you cannot. Its easy for men to say no to abortion, all they do is supply the sperm, and then sit around for 9 months. So how can men be pro-life other than religious regions?