Aaron747 wrote:bpatus297 wrote:Newark727 wrote:
Did I? That was entirely your inference, after you brought up the necessity of "consequences." Perhaps I was merely discussing pregnancy and childbirth, which can still be genuine health risks. If babies are so much more valuable than that, maybe we should be thinking of them as more than things to be foisted upon indiscreet women to teach them responsibility?
And it's not exactly news that this line of argumentation leads to some morally rancid places awfully fast. Remember when Rush Limbaugh decided a woman who wanted birth control covered by insurance must have been a "slut?"
Yes you did, no real way around that. Yes babies are pretty damn valuable, they are a living human life after all. I know it's anecdotal, but I know lots of women who would rather die in child birth than take the life of their baby. But again, I am not saying abortions should be outlawed and I don't necessarily agree with the Oklahoma law. I think there is some common sense middle ground to find, even with all of the sanctimonious discussion in this thread.
Derogatory remarks again? I thought you wanted an adult, educational discussion? Accusing others of sanctimony is not that.
Sanctimonious is not an opinion, it's an observation.