Sunday, November 2, 2008

I pose a simple question to the pro-lifers out there....

If the fetus you save is gay, will you still fight for its rights? Would your choice be any different if you knew ahead of time that the fetus would grow into a serial murderer or a rapist? If you think that homosexuality is a lifestyle choice, is your own heterosexuality a lifestyle choice? Are you pro-choice and also support the death penalty? Are you pro-life but don't believe in many welfare programs that would financially support the baby once its born?

3 comments:

Jeff and Elise McGee said...

You asked, so I'm responding:) Let me begin by saying, I love you!

Yes, if the fetus we saved were gay, I would fight for its human rights. I wouldn't necessarily agree with his/her choice, but would still give it the chance to live.

The 2nd question bothers me... what if the fetus you kill was supposed to be the one to find a cure for cancer? Can we look at it that way too?

I'm not sure how to answer the 3rd question. In some cases I believe it's a lifestyle choice, in some cases I believe homosexuals are born with those tendencies.

I'm pro-life and I support the death penalty. Why should we kill an innocent fetus, but fight to keep alive a man who kills his wife in front of his children?

The last question... I believe hard work earns rewards and I don't believe people should be spoon-fed all their lives. You may fall on tough times and that's okay, but you also need to be able to pick yourself up.

The Ritchies said...

Elise,
I love you too, sugarpie!
I can totally understand your stance that you would fight for an unborn baby's rights even if you knew it were going to be gay. That makes sense to me even though I didn't put it in my original post, because if you believe that it's a lifestyle choice to be homosexual, than that means you can change that behavior. I think that this liberal statement is meant to question what your beliefs are, whether you are pro-life or pro-choice. I guess my problem with a lot of the pro-life stance I know of is because I don't understand when it is that we have the right to decide who dies and who doesn't? Many pro-lifers *say* all life is sacred and precious, but put their energies only into caring for an unborn child, and not a homeless person, or a person living in a wartorn country or the victim of genocide. I think it's all wrong and sad, to be honest. I think all of these people are innocent victims, including those soldiers fighting in Iraq and elsewhere in the world. I have a hard time figuring out who can decide who lives or dies..and don't trust the courts to do so! I think that abortion is wrong and possibly even evil. I think that if someone, say, murders a child, they should be murdered as well. But because or world is not black and white, and there are so many shades of gray, I don't think it's up to the courts (or me and my beliefs or you and yours) to decide who lives or dies. I think that many women take the issue of whether or not to have an abortion very seriously. If they don't, then I believe they probably already have more than their own share of life problems and I would worry about a child being brought into that environment. I *wish* we had enough homes for unwanted children. But I see too many kids born to parents without the resources or knowledge to care for them, leading to an abusive childhood. I believe in generational poverty and that some people simply have not learned the skills to attain the resources to "pull themselves up by their bootstraps". I don't like my taxes going to people to don't contribute to society either, but I also think that people like you and I got dealt a pretty good hand comparatively and that some people in our society will always need a hand to get out of a tough spot.

The Ritchies said...

In all I don't get--why fight, fight, fight for the rights of a fetus before it's born, but then if it were to be gay, there are no more rights for that individual in the eyes of many pro-lifers? I appreciate that you would give your baby the chance to live, but would you fight for the rights of your child to be homosexual?