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Jim Tailor BS: Christians -- Moral vs 'Moral' (59* d) RE: BS: Christians -- Moral vs 'Moral' 08 Feb 05

The assertion isn't that the government should be allowed to tell a woman what to do with her body. The question is whether a woman has the right to choose what to do with the child's body that is in her.

In the case of rape or any other non-consentual conception, the dynamics change. I am absolutely PRO-CHOICE -- a woman should NEVER have to have sex if she doesn't want it -- it is HER CHOICE.   And, as if personal rights were not enough to determine that -- it is ALSO because there is (yes, even still) great risk to life and property involved in the producing of a child -- which is the undeniable possiblity with sexual intercourse.

So a baby that is the product of rape is not the product of the woman's choice to have sex -- therefore she should have a broader range, morally, as to what to do about it. That doesn't mean that she HAS to percieve the baby as an "invader" and terminate it -- she might be able to overcome the awful circumstances and love the child as an individual -- but legally and morally she should not be obligated.

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