Re: Abortion demonstration just doesn't sound right.May 17th, 2011
To all, to the best of my abilities and unless the necessities come into affect. If you read the rest of the thread, you would already know that. I love the fact that you equated a human fetus to a random microbe.
I would like to clarify then, with the pro-life crowd then - we need to define clear boundaries as to what kind of life is important and what is not.
Is all life sacred to the same degree? Human life? Animal life? Vegetation? etc..
I would argue that it can't be, but pro-lifers seems to argue that it is. In order to be consistent, we would have to treat animals and plants with the exact same sanctity of life that is granted to humans.
It's inconsistent then, to be the same person defending pro-life, and also proposing that animal slaughter is just fine or that bacteria can be expunged at will.
That's a pretty fatal chasm in logic.
In order to overcome that and remain consistent, you have to absolve yourself of all forms of speciesism. Not only is that impractical, but we just can't avoid it ourselves.