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   Sunhan65 posted on MsMontana  Hi, MsMontana. Sunhan65 here. I don't know you if you ever use The Connection. I usually don't, but I read your post after mine on the Mike Adams article and wanted to reply. Unfortunately, I was up to two posts on that thread and didn't want to get whacked for chatting. I hope this isn't out of line. (If it is, please excuse the unwanted communication. )

Briefly: Yes, you are right. "Forced" is too strong a word. We could substitute "compel" instead. We also agree that there is no moral equivalence between compelling a victim to carry their baby to term and what was done to the victim by the criminal. Whatever the negative effects of prohibiting abortion in this case might be, our intentions are to prevent further harm, not cause it. The criminal's actions are, as you point out, completely heinous.

Your last question made me think. One quick answer might be that she isn't taking birth control because she wants to have a baby with her husband. On the more general point, I guess I don't hold the victim responsible for arranging preemptive birth control to prevent impregnation by force. I think that's asking too much. I think it's possible to be anti-abortion and still recognize situations where the rights of the mother override our societal interest in protecting the unborn child. A lot of factors play into this for me, but the simplest way to say it is: Abortion is wrong, and we should do everything within reason to prevent it, but there are also worse things than abortion. I don't have all the answers, but they are good questions, as you say....

Best wishes,

Sunhan65
March 26 at 22:27 EST .

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