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Dogmafood
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Message 45 of 286 (853466)
05-27-2019 7:25 PM
Reply to: Message 37 by Sarah Bellum
05-27-2019 8:16 AM


Re: No obligation to let others use your body.
but they still have qualms because . . . it's just a nasty thing to do.

My wife and I aborted our first child even though it was the last thing that we wanted to do. The fact that we were able to make that choice is the greatest thing that my country has ever done for me.


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Dogmafood
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Message 49 of 286 (853473)
05-27-2019 8:02 PM
Reply to: Message 46 by Faith
05-27-2019 7:38 PM


Re: No obligation to let others use your body.
I know you thought hard about it, and I know you didn't and don't regard it as a child even though you use that word,

I use that word because that is exactly how I think about him. He was a child, a person, a human... and I killed him by choice because I thought that was the best option. The least amount of suffering.

What i didn't choose was the list of options.


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Dogmafood
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Message 51 of 286 (853476)
05-27-2019 8:19 PM
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05-27-2019 8:03 PM


Re: No obligation to let others use your body.
Picture your newborn child with some affliction that you could not overcome. Picture your newborn child suffering in agony only to die after you have exhausted your every effort. Picture yourself helpless and impotent and responsible.

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Dogmafood
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Message 87 of 286 (853614)
05-29-2019 1:12 PM
Reply to: Message 68 by Sarah Bellum
05-28-2019 6:28 PM


Re: No obligation to let others use your body.
You say the procedure is "the last thing we wanted to do" and that just indicates the difficult ethical problems this entire issue involves.

The most difficult that I have ever had to face but ethical problems are personal in nature. Our ethics are a summary of the choices we make and having options restricted by legislation does not make one a more ethical person.

I don't know what to say really. I am grateful, so to speak, for having had the option of the grim choice as it was the least detestable of all. The moral calculus that brought me to that conclusion belongs to me alone. Isn't that what ethical behaviour is all about?


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