This is a tough question. It's not meant to be a judgemental question. The purpose is to spark thinking and reflecting as well as emotion and heart-felt answers. It's not meant to blame or shame anyone who has had an abortion. Please, no political answers or stand on your soapbox answers. Just be real.
Isn't "nonexistent entity" an oxymoron? And nonexistent isn't exactly a word that applies to a fetus. If a fetus is nonexistent, so also is the pregnancy, and so are the remains removed in an abortion procedure.
A fetus around 16 weeks gestation can experience distress and be startled just by loud noises. If a fetus could talk, I can't imagine he or she would have any good things to say about being dismembered.
Well, I don't know how I could say anything to her if I was aborted, but if I was aborted and could still talk to her, I would say I forgive her and thanks for not bringing me into this chaotic circus.
Fellow Gracie - are you feeling a bit down? Your other two cheerful posts in the last half hour have been 'would you want your loved ones to pull the plug', and 'who is the greates enemy of man'. Too many head screwing questions.
And my mum wouldn't have had the chance - she was way too pregnant by the time she realised, and happily told me on my wedding day that I was the product of a forgotten contraceptive pill due to the time difference on a long haul holiday
That would depend. There were a couple of cases when women had abortions and their babies survived. If I found out I was one such person, I would have been shocked, and especially considering that things turned out pretty well, I would have asked, "What on earth did you do that for?"
Writers, I can see that serious reflecting about serious issues makes some people uncomfortable and brings out snappy biting words. I'm a newbie but I've learned so much about many of hubbers in only a few short hours.
Here's the thing, Gracie. If you ak this question at your bible study group, you get exacty the response you want. Hubers on the forums are a diverse group, but I think the majority have already given the 'serious issues' a lot of serious thought. I have - and I've rejected the idea that life begins at conception - and I've accepted the idea womwn have authority over their own body - icluding a fertilized egg - until the egg becomes a VIABLE fetus. We are not children here, and if you want the responses of children, return to your bible study group where your questions will not encounter the opposition of adult minds.
Gracie, the way you asked the question may seem OK to you, but it can be misunderstood because it could be seen as a loaded question.
You needed to take the heat out of it by explaining what you meant and giving your own answer in your initial post. What's happening is that people are making an assumption about your position, based on other discussions, and responding accordingly.
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