You are trying to simplify something that is not that straightforward.
Not really, that is pretty straightforward if you get to the chase.
...the same way as a decision being made to terminate the pregnancy of a mother whose life would be put at risk
I don't get what you try to say here Chemikiem. Its simple only if a life is on stake we can talk about extenuating circumstances. Other qualifiers from a leaflet "life is not that simple" do not count.
You mean abortion for whatever reason. I can't say it would never happen in Poland
Exactly. No reason to pave the way for it with but... but... I meant good - is there?
How can we have a debate on abortion without mentioning the RCC,
Maybe by not mentioning it in every post? Especially that I don't expect you to share or take into account religious or moral arguments of the RCC.
But there wouldn't if the new laws had been passed!!! Yes, of course someone with an ectopic pregnancy
Geez, if such a pregnancy would be a threat to the mother's life than of course she would be given a choice in that matter. That one is obvious. Its logical as well. Otherwise all that going on wouldn't make any sense. Honestly Chemikiem it is so obvious that I don't even know what it is that you don't understand here?
To me it sound like a dumb propaganda of the lefties. Oh women will be forced to have children, Oh women life will be less worthy than that of the child, oh .....some more of nonsensical whine to scare slow witted people.
If the defence of an unborn child is build on premise that all human life is sacred and people have no right to kill others then it became blindingly obvius that that sanctity pertains to both a mother and a child. By a logical extension Eh?
I don't agree with a Downs child not having the right to live
In the light of your standing on the issue it comes down to your personal preference. You might be outvoted one day on this.
There is no societal consensus on the moral status of fetuses, especially in the early stages of pregnancy
I'm well aware of the fact and hence my argument shouldn't be read as a support of the proposed legislation but as argument what is right and what is wrong. However it is logical and irrefutable fact that so called foetuses are in fact children in the particular stage of their development.
Once people will get it, there'll be consensus. Only few ideologically biased evil worshipers would deny science and logic - primitive fanatics bringing back backwoods ideas from 2000 years in the past.