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I have the informational approach to assume if there is all DNA together it is worth protecting.

ok So If DNA is worth protecting (and that to start with is an enormous if) then I have several questions.

  1. what makes the DNA in embryos special? should we equally ban sunbathing, as a single days session will kill more DNA laden cells than  a  several week in abortion?

  2. if you still insist on following the DNA path, then the body naturally destroys several million DNA laden cells in the act of creation,  why do you consider the  sperm that makes it to fertilise the egg instantly worthy of legal protection?

  3. what makes human DNA carrying cells superior to animal dna carrying cells?

  4. If you want to follow a biblical line, then the bible says that the  embryo isn't a living thing till around week 15, at the point when the circulation starts, why is your personal definition of life different to the bible?

Why is an anti-abortion stance congruent with a conservative stance? I don't personally see any reason why it would be specifically conservative, unless you wish to see the return of the 1950's family model where women are removed from the workforce as a conservative objective. And that would only make sense with a raising of wages so that a single persons work could support an entire family.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Feb 18th, 2008 at 08:49:38 PM EST
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