I am pro-life and it may come to you as a surprise because I am a liberal. I think being gay is perfectly alright and the gender you sleep with has nothing to do with how moral you are. I think if there is a God he doesn’t care if you are a man sleeping with a man or a woman sleeping with a man or anything at all. I think men and women are equal. I think the religion can be kept away from all the worldly dealings and it could really help considering the current circumstances.
So yes, call me a liberal but a liberal who is pro-life. The subject of the blog is abortion and I am against it. And no, I don’t think it’s “haram” to use contraception. I know that my belief that abortion is wrong makes me pair-up with the Mullahs but I am sure our arguments are not the same. And that’s how you evaluate a belief, with its arguments. While the Mullahs would have their theory that contraception is haram, I believe it’s not. I believe it’s more of a blessing and one should use two different sorts of them together to make sure they don’t conceive if they don’t want to.
My belief does not hold in circumstances where another life is at risk but if that is not the case I don’t see who has the right take a life. The premise of my argument is that no one has a right to claim life. Hence, try very hard to not conceive and I don’t think you will if you are responsible enough but if you do, don’t murder it.
female infanticide too.have this argument that has something to do with the developmental stages of the foetus and so they try really hard to figure out when the foetus has life. Accordingly, for them, it is alright to kill it if doesn’t have a heartbeat but that’s silly. And if you look into the beliefs of even more liberal liberals you will find that they think the foetus can be aborted until he is able to survive on his own. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that even children aged 3 or 5 don’t survive on their own. In which case, people who are pro-choice should be alright with
Firstly, everyone who has taken human biology would know that the basic unit of life is a cell and so it’s alright to say that a cell is alive. The protoplasm in the cell is a living matter so it is definitely alive.
And if I go with the assumption that the foetus is not alive till it has a heartbeat then it is okay to say that the foetus is like a chair. But why would you break a chair if it depended on you? And why on earth would you break a chair that you know would develop into a being that is going to have birthdays, graduation parties, anniversaries and much more. Why would you kill another human-being-to-be? Especially if it has caused you no harm and it’s your fault that it is here.
In the light of Philosophy, abortion doesn’t fit John Rawl’s principles of justice and neither does it fit J.S. Mill’s harm principle. Rawl says, “Each person is to have an equal right to the most extensive basic liberty compatible with a similar liberty for other.” Therefore, if you have the right to come to life so does that foetus. And Mill says, “Only purpose for which power can be exercised against a person’s will is to prevent harm to others_ for his own good is not a sufficient warrant.” Therefore, don’t kill it for his own good and if you don’t have money enough to give him a quality life, it’s not the foetus’s fault, it’s yours.
You don’t need authorities and laws to tell you killing is wrong. And we know that laws haven’t done such a great job in the past either. Black people were not human enough once and it was alright to kill them. And now you know we are all equal? So why the discrimination against foetuses? Are they too black for your taste? Too female for your taste perhaps? Or just too young? And too dependent?