Abortion Revisited… April 20, 2015

Back in January I wrote about my world vision asking the reader if they were possibly in agreement and therefore compatible.

Here is what I wrote:

I feel very strongly that abortion should be available as a safe and legal surgical procedure. It should be used sparingly for well-defined reasons…
1. Rape. No woman should be forced to birth a rapist’s offspring.
2. Deformation. Why condemn a person to a life horribly deformed.
3. Mother’s health. If it is clear that allowing a pregnancy to come to term will endanger a woman’s life then the pregnancy should be terminated.
4. Incest.
•Abortion should never be used as a form of contraceptive.
•There are incidences where putting a child up for adoption would be a better route than termination.

Now I will elaborate upon this segment of my past post.

1. Rape. No woman should be forced to birth a rapist’s offspring.

► Life is precious. On that you will not get an argument from me. Even if we find that the Universe is filled with life, each life is precious.

The question I would ask is: Should a rapist be rewarded by allowing his genetic line to continue? Wouldn’t this encourage more such activity by those driven by the basic instinct to procreate and pass along genes?

If you were the recipient of this material would you want to be responsible for rewarding the rapist?

Would it not be better to eliminate the seed of those that do such deeds from the gene pool? If found guilty (after due process) his baby should not be permitted to come to being and he should have his ability to procreate eliminated.

Let’s consider also in this direction the growing numbers of false accusations made to destroy reputations and careers of men. Before we condemn a man the charge should be investigated and either found true or not true. If true, then follow due process. If not true, then the woman making the accusation should suffer the penalties that the man would have suffered had he been found guilty, after due process, of course.

I emphasize due process as too many falsely accused men have had their reputations and careers irreparably destroyed. Even upon found innocent his life is over.

2. Deformation. Why condemn a person to a life horribly deformed?

There are many deformations experienced among the multitudes of births worldwide. Some, I think, are sufficient to warrant termination of the fetus. If the defect is not discovered in time then the baby must be cared for yet, if it is incapable of sustaining life with only the normal attentions a mother would provide, then perhaps it should be allowed to expire. If it is a defect that can be repaired… fine. If it is discovered that the defect is faulty genetics, perhaps sterilization at birth is not a radical consideration, but one made in compassion for future generations. Certainly most would agree that a baby born without that part of the brain that makes us human would be an extreme burden upon the public as far as resources, medical care, etc. A child born with a major defect that could be passed on to future generations would be a drag upon the improvement and survival of humanity, unless sterilized.

What kind of deformations? That is something we as a society need to determine: which ones to allow to proceed, which ones should be terminated for the good of society.

What is life without quality of life?

3. Mother’s health. If it is clear that allowing a pregnancy to come to term will endanger a woman’s life then the pregnancy should be terminated. 

If the mother is conscious she should be given the choice of risking death or aborting the fetus. If there is no chance of the fetus surviving, the mother should be informed of this. Again, her choice, but I cannot imagine a woman possessing reason and having been told of the inevitable would still remain adamant in carrying to term.

If the mother is unconscious and no prior instructions have been given then I believe the doctor involved should be enabled to make the decision for terminating the fetus and saving the woman’s life. This decision should be made invulnerable to any litigation by any party at a later date.

4. Incest.

There is a reason incest has been a taboo in modern cultures, at least since Biblical times. It was noted that the product of a union between a man and woman that were too closely related often had abnormalities, deformations, in frequencies greater than the population as a whole. In most modern societies procreation between family members was made illegal… illegal for the good of humanity so as to minimize the genetic errors. Relatives as far as first cousins are usually forbidden as mates. Was this not Darwin’s mistake with his offspring?

• Abortion should never be used as a form of contraceptive.

I have heard of reports of individual women that seem to use abortion as a means of contraception. They engage in numerous unprotected encounters and then when a pregnancy occurs they obtain an abortion. Abortion should never be used as a form of contraception. Repeated abortions surely cannot be safe for the woman. Usually those that operate this way are poor… and society cannot afford to pay for these repeated abortions. It would be better if society provided contraception free rather than paid for these repeated surgical procedures. Sex education should be mandated in schools. This does not mean that people be taught how to do it, necessarily, but instead, taught how not to become pregnant. I certainly do not want porn taught in schools and that is not what I am suggesting.

• There are incidences where putting a child up for adoption would be a better route than termination.

Due to religious beliefs some may decide to carry to term even those children that are conceived while the mother and father are still adolescents. Consensual unions of this sort occur all the time, many because of naivety. In these cases perhaps, to allow the “children” to grow up before becoming parents, adopting out the child should be a consideration. These incidents would not, in my humble opinion, include pregnancies conceived by incest or rape. Both those types of incidents are illegal and should not be rewarded by the passing on of genetic lines.

I include both male and female rape in this. A child conceived by a woman who has raped a young boy should be terminated. I define rape in this case as being any male under the legal age being engaged sexually by an adult female. They cannot consent to a female who is not mutually underage. She is the adult and must be held accountable.  No matter what, if somehow the baby is born, the young male should in no way be held responsible financially… the deed was totally hers to commit.

Next I will elaborate upon Euthanasia, and why we sorely need this choice.

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One Response to Abortion Revisited… April 20, 2015

  1. jasonjshaw says:

    This is the sort of viewpoint that both pro-abortionists and pro-forced birthers need to take into better account. Nice work.

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