Why do some people view abortion as murder?

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Because it is

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Ignorance

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Religion

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TBR says2015-06-13T20:51:06.5118920-05:00
It is one bit of semantics that frustrates me most in the abortion debate. It is intended to be argumentative and dismissive.
emporer1 says2015-06-13T20:57:40.4661527-05:00
Because that child could still be born and live a life. For all you know the aborted child could invent a cure for cancer. Just because the mother can't care for it doesn't mean that it can't be put up for adoption.
Varrack says2015-06-13T20:59:17.2972148-05:00
Yeah...It is technically murder in places where it is unlawful, according to the definition of "murder", which just seems like a big distraction from the debate.
TBR says2015-06-13T21:06:13.2433441-05:00
@emporer1 - That is an even weaker point that this "murder" point.
reece says2015-06-13T21:13:29.1983972-05:00
@emporer1 Or the kid could become a genocidal maniac. If you appeal to extremes and emotion don't be surprised if someone uses it against you.
TBR says2015-06-13T21:16:37.9620272-05:00
He could be the killer of the guy who has the cure for cancer.
reece says2015-06-13T21:17:22.7504885-05:00
Exactly.
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-06-13T21:18:02.8900604-05:00
I'm with Varrack.
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-06-13T21:18:33.6538520-05:00
And with TBR's comment as well.
hect says2015-06-14T02:06:06.3830054-05:00
@emporer1: every time you abstain from sex you are not allowing a child to be born
Thegreatdebate98 says2015-06-15T11:47:16.4158443-05:00
Well, if a pregnant woman is killed, it's considered the death of two people.
Gwydion777 says2015-08-09T20:44:27.2966110Z
While TBR and reece have certainly debunked emporer1's argument, the point still stands. What's wrong with adoption? You don't have to take care of the child, the child still lives, and someone somewhere who physically CAN'T have children have the opportunity to find a child anyways. As far as I can see, there is no downside to making abortion illegal and just supplementing adoption instead.

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