Spectrum Of Death

anonymous:

Stances other than “before birth” and “never” are valid. They aren’t hypocritical. They’re considering points that you, by the looks of your replies, have never considered. Personhood defines the viability outside of womb for me. Once you are past that point, the fetus is capable of becoming its own person via surgery or otherwise. I understand that others have diff POVs or might have need after that time, so I’m perfectly fine allowing them to have an abortion after. It’s a SPECTRUM. NOT B+W.

cultureshift:

Yes, your ‘spectrum’ of death is hypocritical. You stated that you believe personhood begins at viability and I would presume that you would not want that person killed. Although, sadly, you said you were perfectly fine if someone wanted to kill this person after viability. You are a tangled mess of hypocrisy and seriously lack a moral compass.

Your idea of personhood at viability defeats the argument of bodily autonomy that is the bedrock argument of the ‘pro-choice’ position. What doctor, hospital, or insurance company do you think will intentionally induce labor or perform a cesarean section to deliver a 24 week preterm child? This means you are now forcing a woman to carry a child to term after that point.

To avoid this hypocrisy, I encourage you to advocate for the protection of innocent human life from the moment of conception. The only other alternative to avoid hypocrisy is to kill them until the moment of birth, as prescribed by the United States Supreme Court [Doe v. Bolton, 1973].

Pick one or the other, but don’t delude yourself that you are free of hypocrisy. You are far from it.

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