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Author Topic:   Legal Death, Legal Life
bluescat48
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Message 11 of 40 (451226)
01-26-2008 8:22 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by RAZD
01-16-2008 10:14 PM


Re: Purpose #1: define human life
RAZD
This would in effect make the point of "uniform life" to be the earliest possible point at which assisted premature birth would be medically feasible without causing significant effect on the end result.

Brilliant, best definition of life I've ever heard.

Edited by bluescat48, : spelling


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bluescat48
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Message 19 of 40 (454009)
02-05-2008 7:46 AM
Reply to: Message 17 by RAZD
01-26-2008 11:07 PM


Re: Purpose #1: define human life
RAZD
Letting the families concerned make the decisions on what to do with the surplus embryos meets the needs for a plurality of beliefs to be accommodated within our society, in the same way that it is for terminally ill patients, and it meets the same ethical demands of each of those families.

Excellent idea. This is one time when an idealogical idea is also the most logical.


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bluescat48
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Message 21 of 40 (454081)
02-05-2008 2:10 PM
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02-05-2008 8:42 AM


Re: Problem with definition
Parasomnium
I see a problem with it, though. It's this: as medical science progresses, the point at which assisted premature birth is medically feasible will move back further and further until a point is reached where it is medically feasible to fertilize an egg outside the womb and keep it there, in an artificial incubator. It may become possible to let a fertilized egg grow into a baby without the need for it ever to be born. In that case, the fertilized egg would constitute a viable human being to which the definition applies.

I agree if such a situation were to occur , but as for now I would still agree with RAZD.


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