I apologise if I am being hypocritical yet I have never taken a life. I do not understand.
But it cannot be brainwashing - like I have said before, many atheists have had a strict religious upbringing and yet are able to make a choice different to what their parents wanted. Case in point: Richard Dawkins was raised in the Church of England yet this has had absolutely no effect on his adult life where is perhaps the most outspoken atheist there is. And those parents that raise their child in a faith only want the best for them.That's pretty much what brainwashing is. Why not wait until the child has reached an age of better understanding where they can truly make their own decisions, rather than doing it at a more vulnerable age?
But that foetus has every potential to become a toddler or kidThat is not what I implied, nor said..
First off, that "dumb" person is not a fetus and does not qualify for abortion... for obvious reasons. So let's not go there.
Are parents able to molest their children? Of course they are, should they?.. I wouldn't want them to.. Eithery way, you took what I said out of context.. We are talking about what they should be allowed to do with their unborn child before birth, not some toddler or kid.
Not calling you a nazi - just nazi like. Nah, I'm kidding - it was just an example. I was simply saying that the Nazi eugenics plan wasn't very moral as it had a disregard for unique human life - I believe abortion is similar.I sure hope you're not calling me a Nazi.. But again, you take what I say out of context (this is the 3rd time now). No, I do not suggest we kill off all defective and unhealthy babies, however if I were to be aware of beforehand that my child is going to be born with something horrible (like say.. Harlequin Ichthyosis) that kills it off long before it even learns to speak or even crawl, then I wouldn't want him/her to suffer through something like that.
But they wouldn't have as equal opportunities as healthy kids. I thought abortion was all about ensuring everybody lives happily every after?f my child were born with an arm missing, I wouldn't have him/her killed, I'd still want them. Even if they were born mentally retarded, I'd still want them.
He/she is still alive, just still linked to their mother. The foetus has every potential to become a regular human being - why doesn't it have the right as well?.. it's not alive yet, so no life is being "tragically" cut short.
EDIT: This post feels so out of place after a coffee debate.