Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Illegal vs. Immoral

This is why I have trouble with anti-abortion laws. There's no room for necessary medical treatment.

I believe that life begins at the moment of conception; I believe that abortion is murder; I believe it a wrong decision; and I believe that there are very few reasons to allow for abortion - to my mind, the only reason to allow an abortion is if both the mother and child would otherwise die - but I understand that not everyone believes the same as I do. If we were to make abortion illegal, I foresee that many women would get abortions that could, if not done safely, do more harm.

If we're concerned about women using abortions as a means of birth control, there are alternatives to that, namely in the forms of education and contraception. If we want to prohibit abortion because we're taking a life, we also need to understand that ultimately, others cannot, nor should not, make those decisions for us; often those decisions are hard enough to make as it is, and I would not want others imposing their own morality on me.

I am not the keeper of other people's souls, nor do I want others keeping my soul based on their own sense of morality.

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