Wednesday, November 23, 2005

The Religious Consultation

While Googling for a link to Mark Twain's War Prayer, I ran across a site called The Religious Consultation. One of the articles poses some difficult questions regarding abortion:
Case # 1: A woman is two months pregnant when she discovers she has cancer and needs chemotherapy. The chemotherapy would be fatal to the fetus. She decides on an abortion. If you were that woman or if this woman were your wife, your sister, or your daughter, would you be pro-choice for that abortion?

Case # 2: A woman, in spite of her best contraceptive efforts is pregnant. She has a serious heart condition and two physicians tell her that continuing the pregnancy would be likely to cause her death. She choose to abort. If you were that woman or if this woman were your wife,your sister, or your daughter, would you be pro-choice for that abortion?

Case # 3: A woman who suffers from a serious bi-polar condition discovers she is pregnant. The medicine she requires to be functional would damage the development of the fetus. She chooses abortion. If you were that woman or if this woman were your wife, your sister, or your daughter, would you be pro-choice for that abortion?

If you were at the clinic when these women came for their abortion, would you join the pickets in insulting them and calling them murderers? Or would you see women who made serious decisions for pro-life abortions?
Tough questions. I don't have a good answer for any of them. Do you?

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