Anyway, by the time my waterfowl decided to behave, I lost the link.
Now that it's back, I can '
"In fact, I’ll concede the
"No other human being is obliged to give up an organ for me, even if it would save my life. Nor bone marrow, nor blood, nor skin."
Keep these two statements in mind. Everything below hangs off them. If you change these two statements, then the rest of this blog becomes irrelevant.
Law.com offers this definition murder. Cornell
In other words, it
So, the fetus is a human - her word, granted.
She is not obligated to give up something to support another human, granted. This is
If the fetus is a human, no one can force her to save that life.
However, unless she gets a court order to end that human life, has she committed murder?
Certainly the person on the bottom end of the rope can cut it, sacrificing himself to save the other.
What about someone drowning? If they try to take you down with '
The problem comes down to support. You are absolutely under no obligation to support anyone unless you want to.
Now, I come back to this blog after several more days of letting it gestate.
Here's the problem with the above matters:
A person is hired to perform an abortion. A person is brought in, sought out, found, paid. In the above cases, the matter is an emergency. The people in dire straits didn't have a few days, or weeks, to mull options, consider prices, look over complications and implications.
With abortion, the pregnant woman brings in a third party, a disinterested third party. Someone who has to be sought out. Someone who must be physically found and brought in for the specific and avowed purpose of ending a life. Someone who is hired to end this life. Call him a doctor just so we can keep things straight.
If the doc is not paid, he won't do it. Arrangements are made ahead of time for payment.
In the case of the emergencies above, there's no time for detailed negotiations, signatures on paper and money exchanging hands.
The doc comes in and kills a human being (the fetus) for no other reason than another human being (the mother) found supporting the fetus intolerable.
When a person is hired to kill someone, without a court order, how would you define that killing?
Simply killing someone because you don't like '
However, taking an action to end that life, unless there's a court order or it is for self-preservation, that is murder. Well, murder at least as I see it. YMMV.
If that person in need of an organ transplant is on a life-supporting system and you disconnect it without that person's permission and the person dies, that's murder,
I realize the woman in the link at the top of this writing is in a position of involuntarily supporting another human life. However, to safely end the pregnancy, she must involve at least one more person, possibly more. These people are also paid. If you run the extensions on this reasoning, they go for miles. I could walk that road the end, but I shan't.
There's probably something I'm missing in here. Let me know what and I'll revise and give you credit.
TC offers this: All that given, how can the en
TC comes back: It occurs to me that once the personhood of the fetus is accepted,
Other comments have been posted to the FB thread on this, but they change the subject or deviate from the two statements offered by the author in the OP. (Hijacked threads do not bother me at all.) Briefly, abortion-related comments are:
• Post-abortion feelings
• Abortion as a profit-generating business