Monday, December 01, 2008

Is It Really About Choice?

I thought abortion was supposed to be okay because women had the inalienable right to do with their bodies whatever they wanted and a fetus was just a part of her body. So why are some of the same people who argue like this talking about limiting the number of fetuses a woman can have implanted through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)? I certainly don't agree with abortion and I'm not a fan of IVF. But I would expect the pro-choicers to be consistent. If a fetus isn't really a living human being of its own, then why not let a woman do with her body as she pleases? Or is her choice only limited to the decision to kill her baby in utero while she has no choice whether to pursue the extreme opposite and have as many implanted as possible?

I suspect for the pro-abortion types that it's not really about choice, is it?

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Blogger Mark Pemberton said...

On the subject but in another direction, here's something the wife and I discussed last year about a couple in our SS class. They apparently were having troubles getting married, so they opted to do IVF. From what I recall, there were 5 eggs harvested, 2 eggs fertilized and returned. Both eggs implanted and they had twins. Praise the Lord for this technology. However, what about the other 3 eggs? Is it their responsibility to fertilize the other 3?

Mon Dec 15, 05:00:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Jim Pemberton said...

Yeah. I hope if they don't want to use them that they not fertilize them. An unfertilized harvested egg is just a mechanical menstruation.

Mon Dec 15, 11:45:00 PM GMT-5  

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