I can't think of a single good reason to abort a baby. I believe that we don't have the right to take someone else's life away, just because their birth will be inconvenient for us. Just give him/her up for adoption if you don't want to keep him/her! I've heard people using the excuse "but what if the mother is a young girl who was raped"...well, so what? It's not the baby's fault is it?! I hate the phrase "pro-choice" when associated with abortion, I don't think that it should be anyone's choice.
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I'll wager you're a man, Guest.
I guess you have to think about all the problems a baby can cause a girl or women. Especially if they have a strict family which would absolutely reject her for being pregnant. Even if they are responsible, at times, for what happens you have to think the state of mind they will have and they might even go in depression and at the end hurt themselves and the child.
I also think that nobody should have the right to tell the mother what to do with the child. Even if some view it as in humane this is what the mother wants and you would know nothing of the situation so have no right to judge her and tell her she is killing a human being.
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Mister Micawber, what makes you think that I'm a man?

Angie Miller, I totally disagree with you, but I'll give you my reasons another time, when I have the energy and patience to.
Hi, I'm back. First of all, I don't think that "all the problems a baby can cause a girl or woman", are any excuse to kill a baby. People should take responsibility for their actions. If the baby causes so many problems, give it up for adoption. If the family can't accept it, well she should have thought of that before she had sex, and also, they are the ones who are wrong for not supporting her and bullying her into killing her child. Once she is already pregnant, the damage is done, and even though you are getting rid of the evidence, it can never take away the fact that she had sex and got pregnant.
No mother has a right to kill her child, even if it is still growing inside her, it is not her! It is a separate human being. My mother has no right to kill me, does she?
I don't care that it's accepted in certain countries, up till a few years ago so was the death penalty (and still is in some places), but I'm sure that most people disagree with it. No matter what you say, it IS killing a human being!
Do you think one could live with oneself if one gave a baby for adoption? This envolves deep emotions. Wouldn't one want to know what has happened to that baby, if it is properly looked after, if it takes after one, if its personality has one's traits? I would point out these as some of the reasons some people would rather have an abortion. What do you think?
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That depends on when you believe human life starts. As far as I'm concerned during the early stages of pregnancy there is no individual human baby, there is a collection of cells that are part of the mother's body, that have the potential to become a baby. I have no belief in the 'soul/spirit' or a supernatural creator so it is just biology to me.

A few cells implanted within the womans cells is not an individual life. She is the one adding further cells and growing the 'blob' until it does become a baby. It is part of her body.

Would you disagree with the pill as well, on the basis that it could prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in the womb? Is a fertilized egg the same as a baby? Up to about 6 weeks the 'baby' is not even perceptable to the naked human eye and resembles a kidney bean. I consider it is still part of the mother's body.

It is difficult to pinpoint when a foetus (not a baby) becomes an individual but it is certainly not at that stage.

Maj, when people give their babies up for adoption, they get to choose the parents themselves and get to know them and everything about them first. They don't just give the baby away to some random people! And anyway, so because the mother doesn't want to give her baby away, she kills it? I'm sorry but that is completely selfish!

Guest, biologic human life is defined by examining the scientific facts of human development. This is a field where there is no controversy, no disagreement. There is only one set of facts, only one embryology book is studied in medical school. The more scientific knowledge of fetal development that has been learned, the more science has confirmed that the beginning of any one human individual’s life, biologically speaking, begins at the completion of the union of his father’s sperm and his mother’s ovum, a process called "conception," "fertilization" or "fecundation." This is so because this being, from fertilization, is alive, human, sexed, complete and growing.

The above is not a religious faith belief.

The above is not a philosophic theory.

The above is not debatable, not questioned. It is a universally accepted scientific fact.

Is this being alive? Yes. He has the characteristics of life. That is, he can reproduce his own cells and develop them into a specific pattern of maturity and function. Or more simply, he is not dead.

Is this being human? Yes. This is a unique being, distinguishable totally from any other living organism, completely human in all of his or her characteristics, including the 46 human chromosomes, and can develop only into a fully mature human.

Is this being complete? Yes. Nothing new will be added from the time of union of sperm and egg until the death of the old man or woman except growth and development of what is already there at the beginning. All he needs is time to develop and mature.
The pill doesn't prevent a fertilized egg from reaching the womb. The pill prevents fertilization, i.e. it acts to stop sperm reaching an egg (ovum).
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