Carico, I think you are looking at this at an all or nothing situation. Let’s take an extreme case that requires a late term abortion to save the woman’s life- Some babies die in the womb during the last trimester. To force a woman to carry a corpse until her body expels it, thus having a stillborn, can cause her the very same infection that a woman gets if she were to have an illegal abortion. The body literally attacks the fetus as though it is an unwanted parasite and it is in this case, but while the body attacks itself the woman gets very sick. This septic infection is deadly. Instead of one being dead, you now have two people dead. Gee, thanks a lot. What are you going to kill if the fetus is already dead? Absolutely nothing! You just killed two by not allowing her to abort the corpse. NICE! NOT!
Second senerio- the little girl who was raped by her father. Most are too scared, under threat of their father to tell anyone and she goes unnotice until the last trimester. Now, given that she is not fully grown, mentally or physically, to force her to give birth could do damage to her mentally and even kill her because she is not fully developed or even big enough to give birth to a child. Gee, thanks a lot. You just killed a little girl in order to save a fetus that may or may not be healthy and could possibly die anyway. So what was the purpose of forcing a baby to give birth to “a baby”? Again, you just killed two instead of allow the baby abort the fetus. That is mighty Christian of you. Thanks a lot for allowing a precious child to die because her father raped her. Blame the victim and impose potential death as you allow your ficticious “heavenly doctor” to do His so called deeds, but in reality, know this, by outlawing abortion, you kill more people than save people.
When I was pregnant with my older son the dr literally called the blastocyst, the zygote, and the fetus a leech as a means to describe how it survives until birth and that is exactly what every stage of pregnancy involves. The unborn is a leech and cannot viably survive on its own without health problems or even death. No, I never had an abortion by choice, but I did have a spontaneous abortion once, which was more painful emotionally than physically.
Which takes me to my last point, a miscarriage is medically called a “spontaneous abortion”. You deity kills more “babies” before the end of the first trimester than any human being has. Add to that the spontaneous abortions that happen in the second trimester and by the time you are done, your supposed god over the years has killed more babies than Hitler, a Catholic, killed people. Oh yes, I will agree that a spontaneous abortion is nature’s way of remedying a bad situation for whatever reason, but I do not blame the spontaneous abortion I had on any deity. There was no reason for it, except that my own body was not ready for another pregnancy so soon after the first one (4 months later), so my body expelled/aborted the pregnancy. The thing is, so many religious people said, “God had His reasons for making you have a miscarriage”. I do not believe that.
What makes a natural abortion better than a woman choosing to abort a pregnancy? Nothing IMO. It is all the same and for the woman it is a matter of choice for various reasons- health, life and death, inability to care for a disabled child, and a slew of other viable reasons. The majority of women, according to organizations such as NARAL, Planned Parenthood, Reality Check, and alike say that women who have an abortion generally feel liberated by it and the idea that they feel otherwise was a myth started by the Religious Reich. IF you would like to educate yourself about abortion and get accurate information about it, I suggest you go to reliable sites or their places of business and educate yourself on the matter. A woman is not killing anything when she has an abortion, at least no more so than when she has a spontaneous abortion, but rather perpetuating life.
I have not seen you try to pull this one yet, but just in case, the Bible is silent on the subject of abortion. In fact, it talks about ripping the fruit out of the woman’s womb, stoning women and children, even rejoicing that babies are slammed against rocks, the list goes on and on, but it does not condemn abortions. Again, by the time one is finished with the OT God is attributed for/with/to more deaths of women and children than Hitler. For Pete sakes! He killed Job’s children even, as a stupid test! Oh yes, he replaced said children, but they were not the SAME children. You cannot replace children who have actually been born and lived on this earth. One can replace a series of cells- like a blastocyst or zygote, but not a human being.
Tiller was NOT a mass murder. He saved lives! He saved more lives than your supposed deity ever has, because by your ideas and beliefs, the death rate would have been double that of Tiller’s. I rather see one pregnancy aborted than two die because abortion was illegal or forbidden.
Now, after all that is said, do you really want to continue down this ignorant line of reasoning of yours or get an education about abortions?
Here’s a few questions for you: If you believe in heaven and all babies go to heaven, what are you so worried about? Isn’t earth not your home, but rather heaven? Why not allow the baby to go home then if its soul goes to heaven? Seems a great waste to be so worried about a child living to experience such a place made horrid by religious dogma. But if you wish to continue down this road, I do have more where that came from.