Thursday, June 04, 2009

Is there life on Mars?

It's a God awful small affair
To the girl with the mousey hair
But her mummy is yelling, "No!"
And her daddy has told her to go
But her friend is no where to be seen
Now she walks through her sunken dream

Natalia got me thinking about the whole abortion issue. These words came to mind.


Diane said...

Aw. That is so sad! :(

I think sometimes I have a cold calculating person inside me, who shares the space with the warm compassionate person.

One part of me thinks that if a woman doesn't want to have the kid, she shouldn't have to carry the kid to term. We really don't need any more unwanted children.

The other part of me thinks, what if? When does "life" begin? Or rather, when does "sentient life" begin? It's pretty cruel to kill a sentient life, and the mother has a responsibility to that life.

I've read some stories of late-term abortions in the wake of that Kansas doctor's murder. Women who learned very late in their pregnancies that their babies had serious health issues would go to this doctor because there was literally no one else for them to go to.

As for me, I don't know. I have some reproductive health problems and I think I would try to keep a baby no matter what. If I was healthier in that respect, who knows what my opinion would be? But if I knew it didn't have a chance of making it, or if I knew it would probably kill me, I wouldn't have a problem aborting it.

As for the rest of the United States, I think we should let women decide on the issue. It's not something I would want the State involved in.

don said...

I agree in that I think it's something people should decide for themselves, but not just women. I myself am very much against abortion. I'd like the father to have some say in the matter. How would this happen without some government involvement? And yet I'm not for imposing my views on others in the form of legislation.

I think Obama has it right when he says there must be some middle ground on the issue.