Sorry to make this a separate post... I can't see the security codes today! Or hear them! (stupid IE!)
Hey anon! You comments have given me a lot to think about. Before I answer your objection, I have a couple of questions though-- just so I can see where you're coming from (and so I can do a better job keeping 'religious' arguments out of this..)
1. You said you believe a person's life begins at birth. Are you referring to life in the biological sense, or life as 'personhood?'
1a. Why do you believe it begins at birth?
2.Do you believe in Human rights? If so, where do they come from? What entitles something/something to human rights?
3. You talked about when a young woman is still a child. What do you think marks the end of childhood? What is the difference between a child's decision and an adults?
Thanks again! It's nice to have a cordial discussion of thoughts with someone who doesn't agree with me-- Gosh... it's been years since I've had that! (Oh Hyde Park, How I miss Ye!) =)