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    Re: The "I Can't Believe There's No Abortion Thread" Abortion Thread

    At what post count does a thread become sacred? Is it too late for this one to be quietly snuffed out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrinCDXX View Post
    At what post count does a thread become sacred? Is it too late for this one to be quietly snuffed out?
    Post 1 is birth, so there's no argument there. But some believe if you think of any topic the state can force you to start a thread and mod it for 18 years.
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    I would argue that when Kepler thought of the idea of this thread counts as the start of the thread. An idea is sacred and many have led to Nobel Prizes.

    You can't destroy an idea because it's inconvenient or malformed. Even bad ideas can sprout great things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    I would argue that when Kepler thought of the idea of this thread counts as the start of the thread. An idea is sacred and many have led to Nobel Prizes.

    You can't destroy an idea because it's inconvenient or malformed. Even bad ideas can sprout great things.
    And if the thought is evil? I wouldn't call every thought coming out of Charles Manson sacred. Unless we're going with the Holy Cow! criteria.
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    And if the thought is evil? I wouldn't call every thought coming out of Charles Manson sacred. Unless we're going with the Holy Cow! criteria.
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    If the thought was shoved in your head against your will by propaganda there can still be no exception!
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    Re: The "I Can't Believe There's No Abortion Thread" Abortion Thread

    When a rocket ship fails to launch properly, don't they say that the launch was aborted?

    Is this another thread about space shuttle porn?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    If the thought was shoved in your head against your will by propaganda there can still be no exception!
    But which came first, the propaganda or the egg?

    This is fun!

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    Abstinence is murder.
    Who said/claims that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Who said/claims that?
    It's the reductio ad absurdum. Life begins at birth / viability / conception / penetration / heavy petting / third drink / first date / the ability to bear children as God's-directed incubator appliance now make me a sammich.
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    Re: The "I Can't Believe There's No Abortion Thread" Abortion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    If the thought was shoved in your head against your will by propaganda there can still be no exception!
    What if it was your family that put the idea in your head?

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    Re: The "I Can't Believe There's No Abortion Thread" Abortion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Who said/claims that?
    In a bizarre, creepy twist, one answer is "Bill Cosby."

    I distinctly remember one of his standup routines from the '80s ('90s?) where he had a line something like, "I'm Catholic, and it's great, because if my wife ever refuses me, I take her straight to the Pope. I say 'uh, Pope....,' and the Pope says 'you gotta do it!' ha ha ha."
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Who said/claims that?
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    Re: The "I Can't Believe There's No Abortion Thread" Abortion Thread

    Here's the logical distinction that trips up most people.

    "Life" begins when the first cell division occurs after a fertilized egg implants in the uterine wall. That is just basic biology.

    However, "human life" does not necessarily begin until several months later, after a certain amount of specialization occurs (the transition between an undifferentiated mass of cells into actual nascent spine, heart, liver, etc.)

    Since this subject can be so emotionally fraught for some people, individual experience matters. Those of us who have seen our own children in the womb during an ultrasound probably have a different visceral sense of when "human life" begins than those who have not. When you see that tiny little heart beating away, and observe the unmistakeable outline of a latent tiny little person there, it is no longer a theoretical argument.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Post 1 is birth, so there's no argument there. But some believe if you think of any topic the state can force you to start a thread and mod it for 18 years.
    I thought it was a thread as soon as you start typing the first few letters in the subject line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreshFish View Post
    "Life" begins when the first cell division occurs after a fertilized egg implants in the uterine wall. That is just basic biology.
    Oh, really. Now it's ok to use science in this discussion????? Please.
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