[FoRK] thinking about responsibility

Kevin Elliott k-elliott
Mon Oct 24 10:44:59 PDT 2005

At 17:40 +0000  on  10/24/05, Russell Turpin wrote:
>Kevin Elliott <k-elliott at wiu.edu>:
>>Whether or not human life begins at conception, some life is there. ..
>Whether or not one wants to make arguments
>about later abortions, an embryo that hasn't yet
>developed a functioning brain has zero claim on
>the woman who is pregnant.

How do you figure that?  Her choices put it there.  No different than 
the responsibility an owner has to his dog.  He can beat it, kill it, 
rape it, or pet it.  All of them are his "right".  It's his property. 
Not all of them are moral.  He made the decisions that got him that 
dog, it's his responsibility to treat it properly.
Arguing with an engineer is like wrestling with a pig in mud.
After a while, you realize the pig is enjoying it.
Kevin Elliott   <mailto:kelliott at mac.com>
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