So because no one on facebook gives a fuck anymore about rants i guess i’ll post it on here where no one will read it either *lmao*
So let’s say there’s a polar bear rescued due to health concerns, never to be returned back to the wild, and it is pregnant with 2 cubs. The zoo program can afford to take in 1 more bear, but not it’s unborn cubs. Zoos in the area are full and can’t any more in. Because the zoo doesn’t have the funds to take care of the babies, should they kill them before they are born? Anyone with a heart would say of course not, they’re adorable little creatures and deserve life even if the zoo can’t afford them. I can quote anyone as “They should do whatever is necessary to keep them alive”
Why is abortion any different than this? People will jump on anything involving animals, but when it comes to a human being it changes.. I’m not advocating pro or anti anything, but if you feel sorry for the unborn polar bear and not an unborn child.. well, you need to reevaluate things.. *rant over thnx*
Most people who see nothing wrong with abortion have that belief because they don’t think an unborn baby is a person. They don’t even like the term “unborn baby” because it lends to the idea that what’s in the womb is a person. They usually stick with the term “fetus” because the emotional response generated from discussion of killing a fetus is more palatable than that of killing a baby. But even if they were right about the absence of humanity in a fetus, it doesn’t change the fact that aborting a fetus is a horrific, senseless tragedy.
Just for the sake of the argument, let’s use the term “fetus” and disregard that a quick overview of basic human embryology tells us fetuses are people. But before we can move on, we need to classify fetuses as something else if they aren’t people. So if a fetus is not a person, what is it? Fetuses are alive, no one can deny that. They’re obviously not plants, insects, or bacteria, so the only possibility left is that fetuses are animals.
So, let’s pretend a fetus is a non-human animal. Now that it’s settled, allow me use an example to demonstrate why killing a non-human animal in a similar fashion as one used in a human abortion is still deplorable.
Let’s say I have a puppy but I can’t afford one at this stage in my life (lack of money is a common reason for wanting to abort). What do I do with this puppy?
Since it’s still small, I’m going to cram it in a blender while conscious and liquefy it to a bloody soup, disposing of the concoction in the trash.
That might work for a small puppy, but what about an older dog? It won’t fit in a blender.
How about this then: Without using anesthesia, I’m going to chop each of the dogs legs off, one by one, with a pair of bolt cutters. But the dog is still alive at this point, so the job isn’t over yet. Now, I’m going to pick up a giant rock, slam it down on the dog’s head to crush it, and then throw the dog’s mangled body in a bio hazard bag.
Do you think the methods of getting rid of the dog were disturbing? Who wouldn’t?
If I got caught getting rid of just one dog with either of the two described methods, not only would I be jailed because it’s illegal, my mug shot would be all over the internet accompanied by hateful epithets demanding my torturous death. In my defense, I could argue that it was my right and choice to kill my dog. I could say what I did to the dog was none of the government’s business. I could say the dog was better off dead than leading a less-than-ideal life. However, not one of those excuses would sway a single person.
Exactly the point I was trying to make with some of my earlier posts but they said it better. I respect animal life as much as human life to begin with. I find it so sad when I see “pro choicers” still using the logic that a fetus is not human or not human enough. Their logic makes no sense.
Imagine T’Challa, overwhelmed at the sudden influx of complications and tensions that come with being a leader, visiting Bucky’s cryo tank just to vent.
Like, he’ll bounce ideas off Bucky and of course Bucky will respond all “…” bc, you know, he’s currently a Bucksicle, and T’Challa will just mutter, “No, you’re right, that would never work, but what if…” and he just finds that it’s a surprisingly good strategy for getting his personal hang-ups off his chest and out of the way, and it enables him to be a 100% better leader.
Just…Bucky keeping T’Challa company. T’Challa keeping Bucky company. T’Challa talking about his problems to the cryo tank.
“When I came to this house alone, I came to realize it then. If I were to lose you, this house would mean nothing to me. In this house, the dream we had lost for a moment, let’s dream it again as we live, Ae Ra.”
I won't state which I side with, but i will give you facts. The first trimester it is an embryo, meaning a cluster of cells that will develop into a fetus. So you were wrong there. And second, it is a parasite. Which by definition is something that lives off the host without contributing anything. That being said, your choices are valid just like anyone else's in this situation. God bless you and your situation currently. But please remain educated before offending, even when insulted yourself.
The article in which I referred to being pregnant with a “fetus” I was actually well into my 3rd trimester (37 weeks actually), so I’m not sure how I was “wrong there”.
But actually…the first trimester is up until 14 weeks.
You’re completely right, the fetus is a “cluster of cells”, and so are you. We are all living multi-cell organisms of the human species since the moment of conception.
I have included a wiki article about the species of Homo Sapiens (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human) which by definition are not parasites. “Parasite” is a term usually used to describe parasitic protozoa, helminths, and arthropods, though there are some phylum Chordates that could be considered parasites like the lamprey for example.
Also, a fetus does contribute to the mothers health. I have included an article about cell migration from fetus to mother to improve health of the mother for the rest of her life. The fetal cells target sites of injury, and can stay inside a woman’s body for decades after the pregnancy. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2633676/ Article also includes hypothesis for how the fetal cells “travel” to the mothers body, and the effects the cells have.