Ajax_the_Great1 wrote:That's a different issue. Babies are innocent creatures. Death row immates have taken lives away maliciously.
So now you are the judge to decide who lives and who dies, and for what reasons? Plenty of people previously on death row have been released because they are innocent. What makes you more qualified than anyone else?
Ajax_the_Great1 wrote:Secondly a baby isn't sole property of the mother. It takes two people to create it. It's the fathers child just as much as it is the mothers. It's no more the mothers decision than it is the fathers. Women know that if they have sex, they're the one who will have to carry the child. That's their responisibilty to know that.
That may be the case, but legally, the mother decides. People know that if they have sex, a child can be born. Why are there unplanned pregnancies?
Ajax_the_Great1 wrote:Lastly, any law is a denile of the choices we are allowed to make. Laws against theft take away our choice to steal. Laws against murder take away our choice to kill. I'd like to think that the laws our society makes are based on our code of morals as human beings. I fine abortion to be morally wrong, therefore, it should take away our choice to kill your unborn child. You could also say that because it's their child that they can abort it whenever they want. Of course if you say that then you would have to agree that the parent would be allowed to do whatever they pleased with the child after it was born. After all, it's their child. Of course, we as a society do not allow parents to harm their children. Unfortunately people seem to think that this only applies after you are born and not before. Way too many double standards if you ask me.
After making my way through the horrible grammer, this is what I have to say; Laws against theft DO NOT TAKE A WAY OUR CHANCE TO STEAL. They punish those who do. I still can make the choice to steal, I just have to deal with the consequences if caught. Some laws are based on morals, I agree, but not all. Furthermore, socially accepted morals have changed in the 200+ years we have been a country, and are constantly changing. Your reasoning is flawed, because taking away the legal right to have an abortion will not take away the choice to have it; People wanting to have an abortion could just do so outside the law.
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