I’ll agree, there are some nasty and mentally ill people on this planet however, killing people as a form of punishment is not a healthy way to teach a society. The state killing people, teaches others that killing is acceptable and appropriate. In summary, it provokes violence. We use the term civilised as a positive adjective. Let us move forward as a human race, leaving behind violent and barbaric customs.
It’s the woman’s body, a baby is her commitment for the next 18 years. A woman might have been raped, a woman’s life may be at risk due to the pregnancy, the baby may be born with serious health problems. Whatever the case may be, a woman should have the right to choose what action to take before the baby is born.
The woman is the living person. At that moment, she has a greater commitment to those around her than her unborn child. The woman therefore is the priority before her child is.
Let us not take that woman’s freedom and liberty away by dictating what she can or can’t do with her body and her embryo.
I can already imagine the arguments against what I have just written. “How can I oppose terminating the life of a guilty person who could have killed thousands or raped hundreds and at the same time agree to kill an innocent unborn child who has committed no crime?”
My rebuttal is this. I am not in favour of killing unborn babies, I do believe that the option should be enabled, leaving this important decision to the parents alone but ultimately it is the woman’s choice.
Illegalising abortion does not eliminate the act. Abortions occur whether they are legal or not, the only difference being the amount of suffering, anguish and danger encountered in the latter.
Give women access to medical assistance on this important and sensitive issue.
Just because you are sick or are suffering does not mean that you are unable to make conscious decisions.
Every person should be treated with respect and dignity. If one has lost the will to live, then others should respect the request to leave this place with dignity.
I anticipate the accusations of hypocrisy again. “How can I defend criminals from facing a death penalty and then be happy to kill sick people that are in too much pain to rationalise logically?”
I say this, if one is in too much pain, how immoral it is to expect and oblige someone to undergo this trauma.
I understand that not everyone will agree on these three separate issues but I ask you to respect my views as I can accept that others are too entitled to their own opinions.