An argument, and more concerned with expressing my personal belief.
And you are wrong. I'm not religious or spiritual at all. You have no grounds to say that, and just decided that you had me pegged because of my responses. I just don't think that we can know at this point, objectively, whether there is such a thing as a soul, or not. So we take a great moral and ethical risk when we condone or support (in my opinion) flawed logical structures determining the beginnings of life based on an arbitrary determination of when life is viable. Many have noted here that this is a moral issue to many, and if we find in future that life does indeed begin at conception, or that a soul exists in that body, or that a great pain is felt by the aborted 'cells', then by arguing for.it we have condoned it and given people (again in my opinion) a warped ideological basis to carry out that moral 'crime'. These things we cannot know.
And you will also note that my personal stance is similar to your own. I would not interfere with somebody's choice to carry out an abortion, besides trying to convince her to change her mind. Part of that conversation is being carried out right here on this thread.
I believe life is precious. You can coldly ignore the opinions of those like me, and myself,religious or not, dogma or none, by using the statement that our views are coloured by our religious/spiritual beliefs, but that doesn't change the nature of this issue. I feel it is probably wrong. Until someone can show me, definitively, that life begins at 'viability', then I see no need to change my opinion. You have offered no new definition of the problem, only a rehashing of old concepts that are already somewhat in force in various legal systems of the world anyway.
Oh and I'm not a Libertarian. I'm a libertarian. Just so you know. When you use that big L, it makes me unsure about whether your referring to party faithful or philosophical types.
"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" - Patrick Henry
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