Abortion; The undebated question
After following the abortion issue for years there seems to be a primary question that goes undebated. In fact, I have yet to hear it asked so I guess I will ask it here and we can discuss it. You see, there are many questions that are argued back and forth but none of those questions matter unless we first answer the more fundamental question. When the more fundamental question is answered then all the other questions are automatically answered by default.
Here are some of the factors we hear debated.
1) We must respect the choice of the mother, the woman.
2) It is a matter of personal privacy between the woman and her doctor.
3) What about teen pregnancy?
4) How about pregnancy from rape or incest?
5) It is a woman’s body, it is her business she has a right to do with her body as she decides.
6) What about all those unwanted children?
7) If abortion was not legal there would be back alley abortions.
Actually, all of these questions are easily answered if we answer one simple question. What is it? What is the unborn?
If the unborn is not a human being, no justification for abortion is necessary. However, if the unborn is a human being, no justification for abortion is adequate.
This is the logical question to ask and answer. Let’s assume you are busy reading the newspaper and your child comes up behind you and asks; Daddy, can I kill this? --------- What is your immediate response?
What Is It? Of course, you want to know what it is. If it is a bug you will have one answer, if the family pet then another answer, if the little girl next door well…. Then a very different answer.
So, in my opinion all we have to do is answer that one question. Anyone up to a rational, logical philosophical discussion?