Kerry, would you please stop comparing my opinions to Zenzoes like there is some kind of "gotcha" there? Would you also please tell the jury what punishment you would prefer to deal out to women who seek an abortion after the 12 week cutoff? Life in prison? Slap on the wrist? Here's why I ask...
As you and I both know, a rule that is not enforced is just a guideline, right? So, when a woman goes about removing her fetus without your permission, what would you have her punishment be? What would make sense, in your opinion, for a healthy society to impose as a deterrent to self-induced abortion? We already know (yes, KNOW) that pregnancy can be fatal, even after viability of the fetus. So, in essence, you are demanding that the woman risk her life for another's life that you find more valuable. Isn't that rather arbitrary and not absolute at all? You see, Kerry, if you don't say what the charge or the punishment should be, you're not stating anything other than your own arbitrary definition of life. If you're not willing to throw women in prison for murder or fetus-cide, then you're talking out your ass (as I've suspected you were all along).
It's really the end point that matters and not the contextual ethics argument in the middle. It's the end result that we really need to decide upon because that will determine what our society looks like and how it performs to meet the needs of humans. Now, though Zenzoe may prefer to give her own fetus a chance (which I think is only her decision to make), I certainly don't believe she would have women being tossed into prison for seeking a late term abortion. So, though, we may disagree with whether women SHOULD have late term abortions, I think she and I agree that punishing that act does nothing for society. Thus, though we have reached our decisions differently, we agree with the end point. You and I do not. Get it? Zenzoe's position on abortion is different than mine but she is the only one in the conversation who is capable of using one. Thus, my position is to always refer to the will of the woman (even Zenzoe) in whom the fetus parasitically resides.
Is that ABSOLUTELY (pun intended) clear?
When Kerry writes thousand word treatises
Defending the womb-rights of fetuses
He forgets that the law
Was set up for us all.
Not only for those who have penises.