Tuesday, January 15, 2013 1:52 PM
I am Conservative to a fault on 99% of things. However, the one thing I am not is pro-life in nrumeous circumstances. While I applaud all your other videos, this one I disagree on for nrumeous reasons, which I'll list below 1. You said that 1.3M babies are aborted each year. Let's say since 1973, when Roe v. Wade was deemed constitutional by the SCOTUS, that many babies had been born instead of aborted 1.3 39=50.7M babies born to date. Let's look at this from a slightly different perspective, if the current US population is about 314M, that make the current population about 364M, not including any of those babies who would have had more kids, as well. I find it somewhat ironic in a sense that most Conservatives are anti-abortion, but also want to limit benefits, by which most of the babies that wouldn't have been aborted, their parents would have received. You think we're in economic turmoil right now? Add another 50-90M people to the roster, and there might be some more trouble.2. Science, you say? I'm assuming you meant the heart starts beating from when the actual pregnancy begins, not conception, which is usually a few weeks. Regardless of that, according to the Mayo Clinic, the baby is likely about the size of the tip of a pen in the 5th week including conception So, there is no fully developed brain, there is no heartbeat, and there is no nervous system yet.3. Don't bring God into this mix. If a women gets an abortion, it is between her and God. Also, the doctor and God. However, given that this country is mostly Christian and founded on nrumeous Christian principles, this is not a solely Christian nation. This means that if an atheist wants an abortion, you cannot use the Word of God as justification for her not to get an abortion because it would infringe upon her 1st Amendment rights for freedom from religion.4. In nrumeous circumstances, whereas the child may be a byproduct of rape/incest/molestation, or if the child would be born with a degenerative disease or handicap, that decision should be left to the parents to decide the best choice for their child. Ever heard of Tay-Sachs disease? It's a degenerative disease that causes the child to die a gruesome, painful, and writhing death after being alive for about 5 years or so. Maybe more if the condition isn't that bad, but they will die very young. Any parent that would willfully let that happen if they knew about it is not thinking with a sound mind.5. Rights of a person. Is a fetus a person? What defines a person? There are several bills being worked on to try and give personhood to an unborn fetus, but they will most likely fail because they will never make it out of Congress, or each states' Congress, alive. Because the SCOTUS deemed Roe v. Wade to be constitutional, and hey, the SCOTUS is the final interpretation of the Constitution, that law would have to be repealed in order to pass any personhood law. Seeing as there are countless people fighting for women's rights, that will most likely never happen. In addition, I do not find a small clump of cells to be a human being. A chicken egg is not a chicken. A seed is not a plant. An acorn is not a tree. A human stem cell is not a human.6. More rights. Let's use rape as an example. If a woman is raped (Yes, I know the chances are highly unlikely the pregnancy will implant from rape.), she should not be forced by law to not have an abortion for fear of being prosecuted for murder. That is what you call cruel and unusual punishment. Can you imagine? Bearing a child for 9 months from a man who viciously violated the sanctity of your body? No woman should EVER be forced to go through that.7. The ONLY thing I will concede on my counterargument, is that abortions should not be performed after a certain point of pregnancy. I believe it's after the 1st trimester as of right now. To wait that long is just ridiculous. Get the abortion immediately, or not at all. There's no point to waiting. I also believe that partial-birth abortions and post-birth abortions are completely insane and cruel.Don't go off the deep end and call me a heretic or an a**hole because of my statements. I am NOT pro-abortion, I am pro-logic and rights of women. A fetus the size of a dime is not a human, I don't care what you say. Fight the good fight on this specific issue, but I promise that it's all for naught, and you're all wasting your time debating over this issue.