Posted by Archie on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 8:54pm.
Who are its stakeholders?
Having taught biomedical ethics, I wonder how abortion is biomedical? It is a medical procedure,either surgical or non-surgical, with social and religious ethics involved,which is of concern to some of the community. Some of them are really involved in it.
1. The branch of medical science that deals with the ability of humans to tolerate environmental stresses and variations, as in space travel.
2. The application of the principles of the natural sciences, especially biology and physiology, to clinical medicine.
I am nitpicking, of course, but big words confuse the study of ethics. Drugs and ethics are an example: we forget that alka-seltzer is a drug. In the abortion issue and ethics, we often forget that the great majority of aborted fetuses are natural miscarries in the first two months.
An NIH study*: "It is estimated that up to half of all fertilized eggs die and are lost (aborted) spontaneously, usually before the woman knows she is pregnant. Among those women who know they are pregnant, the miscarriage rate is about 15-20%."  Clinical abortions (those occurring after the sixth week LMP) occur in 8% of pregnancies.
*^ a b Wang X, Chen C, Wang L, Chen D, Guang W, French J (2003). "Conception, early pregnancy loss, and time to clinical pregnancy: a population-based prospective study". Fertil Steril 79 (3): 577–84. doi:10.1016/S0015-0282(02)04694-0. PMID 12620443.
We tend to forget this in the emotional discussions...
That's what the Nazis called thier policy of exterminating the "undesirables"
out of their society.
The idea of murdering children
because they're too young to care
for themselves is no different than murdering the ailing, elderly, or mentally handicapped - which is
what the Nazis did. Okay, so
some children were not planned,
and it hurts me to say that they weren't wanted, but we have no
right to play God and decide who
lives and who dies. Mercy-killing isn't merciful. Neither is abortion. It's murder that's been legalized.
I was one of those "unwanteds" that ended up being put up for adoption;
me and my two brothers. We were adopted by a couple that could not have children of their own. Don't believe that abortion is the only '
way. It's not.
And if I may have the audacity to say so, if the US legalizes
infantcide (which we have)
than who is to say that
further down the road the
mentally ill won't be next.
Or the elderly.
Or those with physical deformities?
Or orphans and children who've been put into foster care?
Or people who don't conform to a particular religion?
We've started with infants. We won't end there. I hate to say this, but I wholeheartedly beleive it. Some say history repeats itself. I beleive that too. We could be the next Nazi Germany. All it takes is a few more steps. Just think about that.
I'm sorry if this comes across rude or forceful or anarchy-ish. I'm passionatly pro-life.
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