deerayfan072 wrote:Big Pimpin wrote:The fetus is, in fact, considered a person that can be murdered in every single instance except for abortion. One huge, convenient, and terrible double standard IMHO.
Its isn't in the first tri mester, thats how they get around it. I know thats the case here in FL. Every state is different
In Arizona, a fetus of any stage of development is considered a "life" except for in the case of abortion. Destroying a fetus (again, except in the case of abortion) is a Negligent Homicide and considered a Class 4 felony.
The main thing that gets me is just our general apathy towards abortion in general. You'd think in a country where 24/100 conceptions are aborted (~3500 per day and 1.3M per year), it would be more of an issue. But everyone seems to just turn the other cheek. Especially when you consider things like breaking an eagle's egg, which carries a $5000 fine and up to a year in prison.
Furthermore, when you consider the things that don't define "personhood," such as Size, Reasoning Ability, Location/Environment, or Dependency on Others (e.g. Respirators), there's no way to use them in an argument about whether a fetus is a "life." And consider the fact that all organs are present and functioning at eight weeks, and nearly all abortions happen after that point...
There's also the way our justice system works, where when two rights conflict, the right with the "higher value" prevails. Shouldn't the right of a child not be killed win in a fight versus the right of a woman not to be pregnant? It's my thought that we should be fighting to protect the person that needs us more.
Now, I'm perfectly aware that my Christian beliefs absolutely play a role in my thoughts regarding abortion. I also understand that many of these kids would have gone into homes where they're not wanted, but I'd much prefer them to be given up for adoption and have them go to families that very much want them.
Lastly, there is only one word for it when the "humanness" of the unborn is decided on a case-by-case basis. That word is ANARCHY.