- Apr 20, 2009
Uh, they're called taxes. Taxes pay for a multitude of different things. As a citizen of any country, you'll pay them. What the government decides to spend the money is a matter of just that, what they decide. Regardless of what they spend the money on, you are still required to pay taxes.Forcing me to support single mothers.
EDIT: I will stop trying to tell women what to do with their bodies. When they stop expecting me to pay for it.
Also, I fail to see how that affects your personal beliefs. Sure, you disagree with the concept of single mothers, but that fact that your tax dollars help to support them is largely different than a government official declaring that you have no control over what you can do with your body.
No, that isn't what I am saying. I am saying that if I had to choose on an accidental pregnancy, my preference would be towards life. Further, once the embryo has formed into something that resembles a living being (arms, legs, nose, head, etc), I could see that at some point being the beginning of the definition of a living being. But, aside from that, I am quite sure that a man cannot be prosecuted for the seed he spills on the bed sheets. Nor can a woman be prosecuted for the period she has every month.That bolded is a ridiculous statement. The only reason to prefer all pregnancies be carried to term is if your think abortion is murder; either abortion is murder or it is no different than killing a tapeworm. So you are saying it is not your right to deny someone else the opportunity to commit murder.
So how is it, that when those two meet, someone can define that as life? And because they believe it to be so, everyone else must also? That's the part I disagree with.
My 'ridiculous' statement is based on my religious upbringing. I'd like to believe that the fetus has a purpose. But a fertilized egg is not a fetus.
But the reality is, there are tens of thousands of women who experience miscarriages. Is there an obituary in the paper every time this happens? A couple may memorialize their lost pregnancy in some way, but the lost pregnancy is not recognized by the society as a life. An acquaintance of mine had this happen within the past year. While it was a sad moment for them, it was not recognized as a death.
I don't have the answers for everything on this topic, I just know that the definition of life, to me, is something that can live on its own. A fertilized egg is not that. A rape victim should have the opportunity to take a morning after pill to ensure that she does not have to live 9 months with a reminder of what had happened growing inside of her.
The slippery slope they seem to be looking for would essentially make any form of abortion illegal. That, to me, is a violation of a person's rights.