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Thread #77771   Message #1393703
Posted By: Joe Offer
30-Jan-05 - 07:04 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Religious Left
Subject: RE: BS: The Religious Left
Well, I didn't want to turn this into an abortion thread, so please don't follow me on this. But since Jim asked, I'll answer - I think abortion is wrong because it takes away either life or the potential for life. I think we instinctively know that even if we make the choice to have an abortion, we grieve the loss of something. Abortion is never a reason for celebration - but perhaps in certain desperate situations, it may be the only choice.

The women I know who had abortions were in impossible relationships with men, relationships where it would be dangerous to bear or rear a child - and they did not seem to be able to find a way to get out of the relationship. So, although I think their abortions were wrong and I mourn the loss of their children, I think it may have been the correct decision for them, given the circumstances.

And it you want to discussion further, please start another thread.

-Joe Offer-