mfja at uxa.ecn.bgu.edu
Fri Feb 16 21:40:27 EST 1996
anne at expert.cc.purdue.edu (Anne Carpenter) wrote:
> 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.
I agree WHOLE-HEARTEDLY with Anne -- let EVERYONE, male or female have
their say. HOWEVER, let NO ONE, male or female, try to enforce upon me
what to do with my body.
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