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Religion and Abortion: Is there a trend?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by GoldEagle, Mar 11, 2007.

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  1. Christian/Generally Pro-Life

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  2. Christian/Generally Pro-Choice

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  3. Non-Christian Theist/Generally Pro-Life

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  4. Non-Christian Theist/Generally Pro-Choice

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  5. Agnostic, Deist, Buddhist, etc/Generally Pro-Life

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  6. Agnostic, Deist, Buddhist, etc/Generally Pro-Choice

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  7. Atheist/Generally Pro-Life

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  8. Atheist/Generally Pro-Choice

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  9. Other/Generally Pro-Life

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  10. Other/Generally Pro-Choice

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  11. Don't care/Prefer not to answer.

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  1. GoldEagle

    GoldEagle Deity of All Drummers

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    Just wondering if how much of a trend there is between your beliefs and your stance on abortion.

    I don't want to get in to a huge discussion on Abortion or Religion. Just state your beliefs, maybe why you believe in them, and move on.
     
  2. Shadylookin

    Shadylookin master debater

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    atheist. pro-choice. I believe that a person has exclusive rights to their own body and if they don't want to be a host to a fetus then they have the right to remove it.
     
  3. Atlas14

    Atlas14 "Sophomoric Troll Master"

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    Deist and Pro-Choice (before week 6). I see no problem with removing a non-conscious group of cells that will be a drain on our resources. (Though I personally would never wish for my female partner to have one)
     
  4. LucyDuke

    LucyDuke staring at the clock

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    Your religion categories are somewhat illogical. My religious leanings have nothing to do with my stance on abortion, though.

    Nobody has the right to impose their beliefs on anybody. I think abortions are tragic, but it's not my business or yours to tell anyone that she may not have an abortion.
     
  5. Red Door

    Red Door Man of Mayhem

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    Roman Catholic - generally pro-choice, or a limitation of abortions.
     
  6. GoldEagle

    GoldEagle Deity of All Drummers

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    I know, sorry, I tried to group everything together, but it ended up in a weird sort of way.
     
  7. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Night Elven Ghost Agent

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    Pro-life Catholic
     
  8. Technocactus

    Technocactus Lurker

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    Pro-choice athiest.
     
  9. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    Without any criticism to the OP (since you couched your terms with the 'generally' qualifier), I don't really like the terms 'pro life' and 'pro choice'.

    I do not think there are any moral issues with killing non-sentient life, and I think there are completely complicated issues regarding killing sentient life. IMHO (and I don't have enough information to be certain), the fetus becomes sufficiently sentient while in the womb, near the later stages of pregnancy.

    I am easily pro-choice in the early stages, and reservedly pro-choice in the later stages of pregnancy. I think that as neonatal care improves, I might move away from a 'pro-choice' stance and towards a stance where the (unwanted) fetus is made a ward of the state in later pregnancy. I just don't think we're ready yet.

    I'm atheist.
     
  10. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    Generally pro-choice Christian. The being that is being "killed" is not conscious, so it does not interfere with my belief about killing human beings, that are by definition conscious. :)
     
  11. puglover

    puglover Disturber of Worldviews

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    I agree about non-sentient life, but a fetus is in the process of developing into a fully sentient person. All it needs is time, and thus to cut off its development is the same thing as destroying a sentient human being.

    I'm Christian, pro-life.
     
  12. Mercenary82

    Mercenary82 King

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    Pro-life Christian.
     
  13. Nylan

    Nylan Characters Welcome

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    pro-life Christian

    I believe that yes, people have a choice to what happens with their bodies, but that choice is not in whether or not to keep it, but rather whether or not to aquire one in the first place.

    People must accept the consequences of their own actions. That's the whole biological purpose of procreation

    and to kill that which you brought into this world is a sin
     
  14. Gogf

    Gogf Indescribable

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    Where's the "atheist/neither" option? I support abortion until the beginning of the third trimester. I don't see why you can only have one of the two polarized views.
     
  15. Fifty

    Fifty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    As a madagascarian nature-worshipper, I'm definitely pro-choice, but I don't think it has anything to do with my religion.
     
  16. Leonel

    Leonel Breakfast Connoisseur

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    Pro-life and Christian but I am in the same boat as LucyDuke. Religion has little bearing on my belief and is primarily based on my own line of reasoning.
     
  17. PrincepsAmerica

    PrincepsAmerica Nothingness made flesh

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    Agnostic and Pro-Life. Reasoning leads me to the conclusion that any conception of human life must likely encompass everything down a fetus, probably down to conception.
     
  18. mdwh

    mdwh Deity

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    Why stop there?

    Why is "human life" the important criterion?
     
  19. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    Christian and pro-life, unless the baby is a danger to the woman's health, or the baby resulted from rape, and only then it should be administered by a surgeon at a hospital.
     
  20. Erik Mesoy

    Erik Mesoy Core Tester / Intern

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    Christian, split on the issue, in favor of legalized abortion since this is correlated with reduced abortion rates. Oh the irony.
     

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