User Requested Permanent Ban
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: St. Louis
I think abortion should be legal and safe. I reach this conclusion by seeing the fetus as having no right to require the mother to serve as its host. I hate the parasite image the word host conjures, but I can't think of a better synonym. I think it's analogous to me knowing that I have a rare blood type and being forced to give blood, bone marrow, or a kidney to someone because I'm a rare, compatible commodity. Its my blood, my organs, and so on. It's the mother's body.
However, once the fetus is viable, this argument ceases for me. I'm also not willing to support the idea that a fetus outside the womb and struggling to breathe is not entitled to support in its struggle.