I've seen worse. The one that really disturbed me was the video titled "Silent Scream." Basically I think it's an ultrasound of an abortion as it's being done, and it seems like you can see the fetus trying to scream as it's sucked out of the mother. Kind of makes me sick to my stomach thinking about that.Originally Posted by spatch
I empathize with people who are against abortion. I'm against it myself in principle. I do think those kids have the right to live, but they don't have the right to live at the expense of anyone else, the mother in this instance. Nor does anyone else have the right to live at the expense of anyone else. Self sovereignty to me is paramount in this issue.
Now of course this is a grey area. That logic taken to it's extreme means if no one is willing to help someone they should be left to die in the street. Both prochoice and prolife people have valid points that deserve serious consideration, and the extremists on both sides are misguided I think in not acknowledging that things aren't always so black and white. You're not just removing tissue from a woman's body when performing an abortion, nor can life be said to begin at conception with any certainty.
That's why I'd prefer the issue be left to the states. Whether Roe v Wade is constitutionally sound or not I have no idea. But, personally I'd prefer the abortion issue be left to the states to decide so no one-size-fits-all decision is forced on any one subpopulation within the US, and options along the entire spectrum of opinion are made available to all people.