Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Riddle Me This

Suppose you support abortion.

Scenario 1
A woman is pregnant and wishes to end the pregnancy. Should she have the right to do so?
If so, then...

Scenario 2
A man finds out he is going to be a father. (For the sake of argument, let's presume we have the results of a legitimate paternity test)  He does not wish to be a father. He should have the right to force the woman to terminate the pregnancy, lest he be on the hook for child support.  At the very least, he should have the right to post an objection that would exempt him from financial support.

Scenario 3
A person causes a car accident (or similar) wherein a pregnant woman and her fetus are killed. Clearly, the person is responsible for the death of the mother, either through intentional act or negligence, depending on exact circumstance. If the circumstance is negligence, then this person should clearly not be charged for the death of the fetal infant as it was not their desire that the fetus should die.

If you agree with scenario 1, but not with both scenario 2 and scenario 3, then you are not applying logic to your stance on abortion. You favor abortion strictly for convenience, regardless of what other argument you may proffer. 

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