Major risks and complications of abortion are described, with citations to the medical literature, below. In addition, women who carry to term are only half as likely to die as women who were not pregnant.
While I hope to work with the editor for a future re-write, here is the original piece for your reading: How about Secularists for Sharia Law? To be an atheist is to support abortion. She also seriously misheard and misconstrued the point of my green banana analogy!
But we do exist. The late atheist author Christopher Hitchenswhen asked in a January debate with Jay Wesley Richards whether he was opposed to abortion and was a member of the pro-life movement, replied: All the discoveries of embryology [and viability] — which have been very considerable in the last generation or so — appear to confirm that opinion, which I think should be innate in everybody.
Fundamental PDA Requirements. 1) An employer  may not discriminate against an employee  on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; and. 2) Women affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions must be treated the same as other persons not so affected but similar in their ability or inability to work. Executive SummaryOver the next four months, the media establishment will play a central role in informing the public about the candidates and the issues. As the countdown to Election Day begins, it is important to remember the journalists who will help establish the campaign agenda are not an all-American mix of Democrats, Republicans and . You are correct. I am using a reworded form of the SLED test. I was trained by Scott Klusendorf 13 years ago and I generally recommend his material. Scott is a theist but he nevertheless can make a strong secular case against abortion that has served as .
Abortion, The Complex Issue? Abortion is an emotionally complex issue, stacked with distressing circumstances that elicit our sympathy and compassion, but abortion is not morally complex: If the preborn are not human beings equally worthy of our compassion and support, no justification for abortion is required.
Women should maintain full autonomy over their bodies and make their own decisions about their pregnancies. However, if the preborn are human beings, no justification for abortion is morally adequate, if such a reason cannot justify ending the life of a toddler or any born human in similar circumstances.
Would we dismember a young preschooler if there were indications she might grow up in an abusive home? This highly specialized, totipotent cell marked the beginning of each of us as a unique individual.
Conversely, sperm and ovum are differentiated parts of other human organisms, each having their own specified function.
Upon merging, both cease to exist in their current states, and the result is a new and whole entity with unique behavior toward human maturity. Similarly, skin cells contain genetic information that can be inserted into an enucleated ovum and stimulated to create an embryo, but only the embryo possesses this self-directed inherent capacity for all human development.
Defining Personhood The question of personhood leaves the realm of science for that of philosophy and moral ethics. Science defines what the preborn is, it cannot define our obligations toward her.
After all, the preborn is a very different human entity than those we see around us. Should a smaller, less developed, differently located and dependent being be entitled to rights of personhood and life?
Perhaps the more significant question is: Are small people less important than bigger or taller people? Again, if these factors are not relevant in granting or increasing personhood for anyone past the goal post of birth, neither should they matter where the preborn human is concerned.
One might fairly argue that we do grant increasing rights with skill and age. However, the right to live and to not be killed is unlike the social permissions granted on the basis of acquired skills and maturity, such as the right to drive or the right to vote.
We are denied the right to drive prior to turning 16; we are not killed and prevented from ever gaining that level of maturity. Similarly, consciousness and self-awareness, often proposed as fair markers for personhood, merely identify stages in human development.
To say that an entity does not yet have consciousness is to nonetheless speak of that entity within which lies the inherent capacity for consciousness, and without which consciousness could never develop.Background. Abortion is common in the United States and is a critical component of comprehensive reproductive health care.
1 However, information about individuals who have abortions is limited. For example, population-based surveys, which are used to obtain information about many aspects of reproductive and sexual health, do not adequately measure the prevalence of abortion, and only . Death Rates in Finland During the First Year Following Abortion, Miscarriage, or Delivery Compared to an Age Adjusted Population of Women Who Had Not Had Not Been Pregnant in the Previous Year.
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In the case of abortion protesters having abortions, it seems like they tend to believe their abortion is a regrettable necessity, whereas the other women in the clinic are baby-murdering sluts.
The Case Against Abortion-- WHY ABORTION IS WRONG --Medical Testimony: A new human being comes into existence during the process of fertilization. Prenatal Development: Growth in the womb is a rapid process; all systems are in place by week eight.
Rights of Personhood: It is unjust and inaccurate to classify certain human .
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