Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck
No, it's not a straw man argument. Pro-life people believe that life begins at conception and that a fetus is a human life. To suggest that the child (an innocent life) is none of their business is like suggesting that a Jew in Nazi Germany would be none of their business either.
I believe that all life is sacred, not just human life. I don't want to stop people from killing other species or each other in general. If I am present when it is happening, I may or may not be moved to prevent it. But not being omnipotent, I cannot be in all places at all times. Most of life operates outside my field of influence, so I am not emotionally attached to what happens.
Pro-life people want to inflict their beliefs on others. They hold the sanctity of human life above all others and they think everybody should behave in a manor that reflects their beliefs.
I really don't care what anybody believes. It is their right. But I do take exception when they try to make others live by them. Like I said, if you don't like abortions, don't have one. I wasn't in Germany in the 1940s, so there is nothing I could do about it.