abortion: the context of faith
do you have any kind of moral argument against a woman being allowed to just get pregnant as many times and she wants and to than sell the fetal tissue? I can’t argue against it outside the context of faith. (Insanitybytes)
The obviously huge blunder in the question above is this ‘context of faith’.
- If you believe in the Christian god God, and you believe he creates a human being every time an egg and a sperm unite, you also believe that he is personally responsible for killing the vast majority of these unique people who never get a chance to grow an arm or an ear, nevermind see the light of day. Yes, two-thirds of fertilised eggs fail to develop. And then we have the one in five known pregnancies that miscarry before 20 weeks. In the ‘context of faith’, the very design of the Christian god God has little concern for the unborn child.
- If you believe in the Christian god God, and you believe the Word of this god is eternally unchanging and captured in the Holy Bible, you will know that for whole groups of people he cares as little for the lives of actual children as for those unborn: “The people of Samaria must bear their guilt, because they have rebelled against their God. They will fall by the sword; their little ones will be dashed to the ground, their pregnant women ripped open.” (Hosea 13:16)
- If you believe in the Christian god God, and you fail to follow his moral standards, you will know that your god wants you to have an abortion: “But if you have gone astray while married to your husband and you have made yourself impure by having sexual relations with a man other than your husband”— 21 here the priest is to put the woman under this curse—“may the Lord cause you to become a curse[b] among your people when he makes your womb miscarry and your abdomen swell. 22 May this water that brings a curse enter your body so that your abdomen swells or your womb miscarries.” “‘Then the woman is to say, “Amen. So be it.”” (Numbers 5:20-22)
In the context of the Christian faith, there is in fact no moral argument against the situation above.
Outside of the context of Christian faith, there are several reasons why women are unlikely to do this, based on logic.
- Both pregnancy and abortion are physically unpleasant and potentially dangerous experiences for women. There are easier and more fulfilling ways to make money.
- Having evolved as empathetic animals with the usual mammal attachment to our offspring, most women don’t actually like the idea of terminating a pregnancy. We’re generally curious to know what our children could be like, and flooded with hormones to protect their development. (This may come as a surprise to the forced birthing lobby, who place more value on a potential human being than on fully conscious and developed human being, and refuse to acknowledge that every woman’s situation is different.)
Thanks for your question, Insanity. I’m sorry you confused your faith for a religion that supports pregnancy, when all the evidence clearly points to the contrary. But I’m even more sorry you can’t use simple facts and logic to aid your understanding of life around you.