The Abortion Issue
The question of how a woman is allowed, or not allowed, control over her body has no place in politics. The word “allowed” shouldn’t enter the conversation either; it denotes control and/or manipulation. The fact that this issue gets tossed around our political forums is sad commentary on the state of our government. When it comes to the issues surrounding and including abortion, there are only two participants in the decision; the woman and her doctor….period, end of story. The absolute last person who needs to chime in on this subject is a fat, lazy, ego-maniacal bureaucrat from Washington, D.C. I firmly believe that there are many things our government does well; this is not one of them. Although I don’t feel that the “abortion” issue has any place being discussed in National politics, the fact that it is deserves some reasonable, logical sense in a determination as to when a life begins. I would tend to view defining “life” as a form of self sufficiency; some form of being aware of surroundings, or environment. I tried to come up with some words, and definitions, that would accurately describe the attributes of a human fetus as it develops in the womb. It is attached to its host female by an umbilical cord; relying on this for all life support. How would you reasonably and logically describe this general condition in any other type of situation outside a biological realm?
1] Definition of PARASITE
1: a person who exploits the hospitality of the rich and earns welcome by flattery2: an organism living in, with, or on another organism in parasitism
3: something that resembles a biological parasite in dependence on something else for existence or support without making a useful or adequate return
2] Definition of CODEPENDENCY
: a psychological condition or a relationship in which a person is controlled or manipulated by another who is affected with a pathological condition (as an addiction to alcohol or heroin); broadly: dependence on the needs of or control by anotherhttp://www.merriam-webster.com/
3] Definition of SUBSISTENCE
1a (1): real being : existence (2): the condition of remaining in existence : continuation, persistence b: an essential characteristic quality of something that exists c: the character possessed by whatever is logically conceivable2: means of subsisting: as a: the minimum (as of food and shelter) necessary to support life b: a source or means of obtaining the necessities of life
These terms (adjectives) are not meant to be in any way derogatory of the creation of life. This is simply an attempt to use our language to define a subject of great debate and controversy. Take, for example, the third listed item under “PARASITE”; the entire item listed under “CODEPENDENCY”; and, the second item under “SUBSISTENCE”. Merge these together, and you might very well come up with a time frame within the normal gestation period of human development. Hence, the question: “When does human life ‘start’?” Could, in fact, these words, in their current order, be considered as the division of tri-mesters over the length of a pregnancy?