I see no conflict to square. I support gender equity. I do not support a woman's unilateral, special right to kill in violation of the natural human rights of her offspring. Personally, I regard the accusations of sexism as a naked red herring, an effort to paint ones ideological foes as bigots rather than engage in an honest discussion.
My statement #2: "Just like with slavery abolitionists, a large portion of abortion abolitionists are strongly religious. These groups often tend to promote a patriarchal view of society, without a doubt."
What is there to square here? A large portion of abortion opponents are religious. Not all. Many of that subset do have a patriarchal view of society. Not all. I am neither religious, nor patriarchal.
Which is fine, because they are voluntary and self-selecting...Religious groups by their nature are collectivist
In the case of drug laws, yes. In the case of abortion laws, no. Abortion laws prevent you from doing harm to the body of another human being.and passing laws limiting what people can do with their own bodies is anti-individualist
I do support an individualist stance, I do not support theocracy; to the extent that religious individuals uphold natural rights by associating them as "God-given," they are useful allies on this topic... especially because they are legion.so I'm interested in how you can maintain an individualist stance while supporting religious order
Fallacy. Abortion affects the physical health of two individual members of the human race; the client gets off easy compared to her victim.and the imposition of laws restricting human actions which affect only themselves.
Feh. For many of "the religious," especially the majority in this country, a pro-abortion position is consistent with a hypocritical approach.
It is an apropriate usage of the term in question.
I use the standard definition of the more general term "offspring" to avert any semantic wrangling. There are broad enough dictionary definitions of the words "baby" or "child" that one could wrangle all day if they desired. Personally, I find it tiresome.
I don't call a fetus a child.
I don't call abortion murder.
I don't do these things you are accusing me of both because they are technically false, and because the technicalities are what are so relevant in this debate.
A human fetus is not a human infant, which is not a human teenager, these are different life stages of the same species of organism. The key word here is "human."
Abortion is not murder because it is legal, and murder is synonymous with "intentional, illegal homicide." It should not be. When it is no longer so, I will use the appropriate term.