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Sargeist's Avatar Jump to comment 26 by Sargeist

Bonzai,

Well, the good thing there is that those people can say: "Well, childbirth is natural", and get out of having to think about it.

Now, I am assuming there that those same people would think that abortion is not "natural", and given the abortifacients that are used these days, and little mini-vacuum cleaners etc, I suppose I can see their point. But the alternative would be to point out that there are perfectly "natural" ways of aborting a foetus, no doubt involving perfectly natural plant-derived preparations.

I was only saying before that I don't think that showing people what actually goes on in any procedure is necessarily a bad thing. Whether one can believe everything one is being shown, however, is another question.

Anyway, I am in two minds (again) about abortion. It isn't likely to affect me, so I don't really care. But the idea that some people might want to abort a, say, 4 month "old" foetus just because they've changed their mind about it really does bother me.

Mon, 11 Aug 2008 01:41:00 UTC | #215791