Tyndmyr wrote: Mambrino wrote: zmic wrote:
CorruptUser wrote:Abortion dates back thousands of years, though it was usually herbal (and MUCH more dangerous than today). And that's not getting in to the infanticide the was present in virtually every culture at some point or another. Be very thankful you live in a society that has things like stable food supplies and birth control.
I hate to break the news to you, but abortion is really on its way out, as humanity is slowly but surely progressing towards more mature attitudes on sexuality, especially the insight the pleasing your private parts cannot take precedence over the termination of human life. You can rage and rant all that you want, but that is simply how it is going to be. I estimate it will take two more generations.
Have you got, like, anything
to back that argument? Or perhaps you mean by "maturity" things like the wide availability of the pill (and other means of birth control), in addition to educating general populace about how humans precisely reproduce (and how they can please their private parts safely without risk of unwanted consequences)?
It's not really a bad argument. We don't want abortion for itself...very few people actually LIKE the concept. They just happen to like the idea of people having a degree of choice. If that choice is exercised up front, via birth control or as a result of education or what have you, cheers. Ideally, abortion DOES die out...not because it's banned, but because people gradually move away from it as something that is no longer needed.
Attitudes are maturing somewhat. The topic is less taboo than it used to be, for instance. This is definitely important for education, etc.
Well, while I don't disagree much with that, something being the ideal state of matters isn't exactly an assurance that absolutely certainly, in a few generations' time, all of humanity will simply cease to do abortions out of sheer maturity, end of argument, "rage or rant all that you want".
E. I mean, as CorruptUser et al. have said, there are reasons why abortion, infanticide and others have been a thing during the course of human history. There are many problems with the society to be fixed before abortion will simply die out as something not needed anymore.