Thursday, April 25, 2013

Invitation to a Conversation

I just jumped into a thread on Gosnell over at Joan of Argghh!'s place, and I thought it worth posting here.

Erinyes posted:
This is part and parcel of the ‘Pro choice” death cultist agenda.
How does rhetoric and hyperbole such as this add anything to any reasonable discussion about abortion?
Sorry, the fact that some of us support pro-choice legislation does not preclude that we are members of a death cult. Many see the necessity of abortion when there are extenuating circumstances. Pro-lifers don’t hold the moral high ground in this discussion.
The fact that most pro-lifers DO feel they hold the moral high ground because of their chosen religion is what makes it impossible to have a reasonable discussion about those potential circumstances.
My reply:
The moral high ground we hold is simply the understanding that abortion is the killing of a human being, and therefore murder. For us. at least, there isn’t any “fuzz” on that.
That said, my question to you is this: if abortion is not murder, then the fetus be must not be considered human. When, during the gestation period, does not-human become human? Until what point is abortion not murder?? Or, conversely, when does it become murder? Is what Gosnell did not murder, and if so, why?
Thank you.


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