egrunden at prairienet.org
Sat Feb 10 12:25:23 EST 1996
In a previous article, anne at expert.cc.purdue.edu (Anne Carpenter) says:
>I wholeheartedly agree that we should not get into a discussion of
>abortion. However, I had to comment...
>Someone posts the number for an abortion clinic.
>Someone (ED) posts the number for an adoption clinic and urges people
>considering abortion to consider adoption too.
>Then someone else tells ED that he has no right to tell us women how to
>live because he's a man.
>This is an interesting gender issue:
>Firstly, ED did *not* tell anyone how to live...reread the original post.
>Secondly, just because ED could never become pregnant doesn't mean that
>he has no right to decide upon the morality of abortion -
>If a woman is infertile and will never be able to have children, does she not
>have the right to say that abortion is immoral (or moral, for that matter)?
>Just because you wouldn't ever be in a situation yourself does not mean that
>you can't believe certain actions in that situation would be immoral. Do
>you see what I mean?
>It seems like some women have learned nothing from years of
>discrimination - the answer is not to discriminate against men, but to
>let people have their say, male or female.
Exactly! Perfect post.
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