It may be that I am severely deficient in my ability to make a coherent point, (alcohol may have been a factor), but I am really struggling to understand your position.Lay Vegan wrote: ↑Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:52 pmThe argument can go against your position regarding newborn infants conceived of rape.
It is moral to kill rape fetuses because they are incapable of survival on their own. Thus, my right to bodily autonomy overrides its right to life.
Then it would logically follow...
It is moral to kill rape infants because they are incapable of survival on their own, thus my right to bodily autonomy overrides its right to life.
Are you arguing that killing an underdeveloped child (fetus) is somehow able to be justified morally? I'm not the most moral person, but I do believe there are moral lines that even I won't cross. I will (and have) killed animals with my bare hands for food, but I don't think (now) that my actions were morally right. I had other options. I would no longer (unless it was necessary for survival) kill an animal for food. There are other options.
Question for you; Would you be willing to personally kill this undesired child?
You make interesting arguments, but if I understand it correctly, you are (maybe only scholarly ) arguing that it's OK to kill an infant human.
Could you take this infant's neck in your hands, and twist until it stopped moving? Maybe cut it's throat until it bled out? Hell, just hold it high, and slam it on the floor, watching it burst.
I'm not even being facetious here.
I've killed living beings with my own hand. I hate that I've done that, but I accept that I did, and if necessary I would do it again.
Would you kill this fetus yourself? Or are you just comfortable making the argument that it's OK if someone else kills the fetus? A lot easier to wash yourself of guilt if you don't get your own hands dirty, ain't it?