Women Who Have Had Abortions and Don't Regret It
(01-07-2020, 12:40 PM)SacraCor714 Wrote: (snip)

Which brings me to my second point. I've never had an abortion, and I'm currently pregnant. And I'm having a really hard time understanding how women are "tricked" or "coerced" into murdering their own child. Abortion is murder, and undeniably so. However, we don't use the same excuses for homicide that we do for abortion. We don't say to the man or woman who stabbed their spouse to death or to the single mom who drowned her son in the bathtub, "oh, you were tricked into it, you didn't know any better, you were forced." Therefore, should we not treat post abortive women, especially the ones who don't regret it, the same way we treat folks who kill other living beings and are prosecuted by the law? 

The unborn are hidden, so they're easy to dehumanize, especially when you're told all your life that they're nothing but "clumps of cells." How a woman could do that after quickening is more mysterious to me.

Quote:Yes, of course many women are sorry for their abortions and regret having them. But I'm sure there are a lot of people currently in prison for murder who are sorry for what they have done, too. Why do women who murder their own children get a free pass from the law? Would it be a good deterrent for abortion to have the penalty be life in prison, similar to how the majority of people are sentenced for infanticide when they murder a baby who happens to be outside the womb instead of inside it?

They "get a free pass from the law" because it's not against the law to murder the unborn if you're the one who's pregnant.

Me, I assume punishment would be a deterrent. But it'd have to come to not be seen as a legal right before that happens.

Quote:I have heard and read the stories of many post-abortive women who always seem to play the victim card when it comes to talking about their abortions. "I was forced into it, the doctor tricked me, I didn't have a choice...." But you can't tell me that those women didn't know exactly what they were doing. You can't tell me that these women were so ignorant of biology and devoid of common sense and morality that they "just didn't know" they were ripping an innocent baby limb from limb. It makes no difference if you are dirt poor, sixteen years old, on the path to stardom, or if you already have 27 kids; murder is still murder, and murder is inexcusable. Any excuse for abortion, including ignorance, seems like a cop-out to me. 
Like I said, the unborn are hidden. And when they're very young, they're tiny and look bizarre and alien. They're easy for people to dehumanize.
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RE: Women Who Have Had Abortions and Don't Regret It - by VoxClamantis - 01-07-2020, 02:15 PM

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