From: Adrian Teo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Oct 21 2002 - 19:48:45 EDT
I respond to this in light of having read George Murphy's response,
which I agree with substantially.
Based on the rather obvious (and agreed to) fact that we
really do not know,
and will never know, the "exact point" (if one exists) when
entity becomes a human being with a soul (indeed, we do not
even know if a
"soul" exists), I argue the moral ethic that abortion therefore must be
considered to very likely be a "wrong," and therefore, in the
absence of any
other reasons, ought to be avoided.
I also argue that there ARE other factors to consider, such as rape and
incest situations, and situations involving the pregnant
and situations involving severe fetal deformities.
AT: What puzzles me here is how does one not fall into
situation ethics if what is very likely to be a wrong can be
mitigated by other factors?In your view, are there absolute wrongs?
For example, the taking of an obviously innocent life (at whatever
point where it would be reasonable to conclude that the enitty is a
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