Further to MW's confessions on abortion & the last posting I thought I'd open it up to our world. I'm very in the closet anti-abortion. I don't even like saying the word. When my friends talk vehement pro-choice I pretend to agree cause I feel like a social outcast, but at the same time I think its extremely tragic, the most tragic part of modern society. Divorce, euthanasia, contraception all those other old school issues don't come anywhere near. The sadness I feel is not that there is the possibility that worthwhile life begins at conception (the agnostic view), not that this means its possible that abortion is terminating life but that this possible human termination is seen as a sacred human right! Part c is the biggest tragedy of all. We have a world with mass murder going on all the time, there always has and will be, but at what other point in the history of civil society has the possible murder of the most vulnerable humans been enshrined as virtue? It makes me ashamed to be from this generation. Where we've reached mass hysteria in protecting children from paediophilia, protecting the other possible children is seen as Nazism.
(revised conclusion)I know there's tons of grey to the issue & I'd be cynical to be high & mighty when the capitalist world I partake in is enough to kill thousands every day, but I just think the possibility of life is worth something & that quality of life doesn't always supersede that. Is there ever an answer.