why do you post this in the spirituality forum???
Anyway, I used to be in favour of abortion but I was conviced this is not right. Now this is how I see it:
Your life starts when your mothers egg is vurtilized by your fathers sperm so from this point you can die/be killed/murdered. Maybe its hard to grasp that you where once a tiny little fetus that could not even think, but it was you nonetheless.
Of course you could say:
But I couldn't think when I was a fetus so I could not object to my abortion yet, so it must be ok.
This is false because you cant think properly when your asleep or in a coma but we all agree that it is wrong to kill a sleeping man or a man in coma.
I use this example because in the case of the sleeping man/man in coma, we all feel the need to stand up for his rights when someone tries to kill him.
There is no difference between the sleeping man/ man in coma, and the fetus in that they are all unconcious and cant yet use reason, or stand up for themselves.
Then you could say:
But the fetus doesn't look like a human, I find it hard to stand up for such a small creature that looks nothing like a sleeping man.
-I understand this, but you must agree with me that the elephant man does not look much like a human either but this is no reason to kill him.
Maybe you could now say:
Those are all very good arguments and I understand them all but im still not yet sure about the abortion matter.
-I understand this, but when your unsure you should always take the safe road, and the safe road in this case does not lead to any deaths.
There really is no problem, if a woman does not want children she can choose:
- Not to have sex
- Have herself sterilised
- Make the guy wear a condom and/or take a pill herself.
This way the woman had her choice when she decided to have sex and her child can have his/her choice when he grows up and has developed mental capacity. If he does not like life this is no problem because he can make the CHOICE to have euthanasia.