jimmydanger wrote:The reason we have different words is because they stand for different ideas. If they were the same thing we would have one word for it. I'm not going to bother copying and pasting definitions or try to convince you that they are different, but I will ask you: why was it necessary for the Supreme Court to legalize abortion, while no such decision was required for contraceptives?
The Catholic Church views contraception and abortion as both morally wrong, and virtually the same (as you and Bob have alluded to). The Church has a lot of skeletons in their closets, and need to do some serious house cleaning before I would ever accept their interpretation of morality.
Well stated (Re The Church) , Jimmy... However... comma...
The Court 'weighed' the issue of abortion, because it does so to establish and enforce social convention, that results in acts in the prurient interest of society...
Without goin too deep here... The court had to decipher an entity called a fetus, (which, as we know... is an advanced development of a union of (smaller) entities called sperm cell and eggs. ) A fetus, being the summation of the aforementioned... warranted different consideration surrounding the protection of its interest over that of egg and cell. The 'COMMON' , defining apex in the issue between Fetus Vs Sperm and Egg cell) was called Viability.
The court had to examine (and has since defined) the properties of viability. It discovered that a fetus, before a threshold of development (i,e 2nd Trimester) could not maintain any degree of autonomous viability outside of a womb, and was thus dismissed by the court as a "non-person,
bearing no rights to any protection from the law of the people.
And all the while you thought the courts were arguing about a woman's rights... Which Ironically is a third word, unrighteously being used in the definition of Abortion Vs Contraception arg.
Its not important whether you and I agree on the moral issues...cause this aint about the moral issues...Whats important here is where you and I, as american citizens agree to how
a woman's rights are gonna get paid for...How an abortion and /or contraception is gonna get paid for.
You remember the part about "non-person"? Well , a lot women out there (Despite whether they are aware of their rights or not) are taking that as their green light to use abortion in lieu of contraception...for the same purpose... which is... ultimately the avoidance of parental/economic responsibilities.
I refuse to pay for or fund that behavior. I'd rather spend the money on more awareness programs than on what amounst to another 'needle exchange" model.