Nfl Fan wrote:I was unplanned. My mom was an unmarried teen. If I was aborted, I would be dead. So again I ask, has anyone ever had the right to kill me?
I've pretty well stayed out of this topic as it's been discussed many, many times. However...
The answer to your question is different for everyone. Obviously, you believe life begins at conception, which is fine and cool, but there are others that don't believe that, so yes, people do believe it is ok to abort a mass of cells that isn't a person yet. Unfortunately, science cannot prove exactly when a child is a child, so everyone's opinion is simply based on what they believe, and no one can be proven right or wrong in their feelings or beliefs. If one believes that a child is a child at conception, then odds are they are against abortion. If one believes it's nothing more than a mass of cells, then odds are that they are pro-choice. That's pretty much the bottom line factor for where people decide which side of the fence they are on, and the science on all of it doesn't answer the questions.
No different than what you underlined above. You believe that you would be dead if you were aborted, but do you "know" that? What if your mother decided to abort at that time, but have a kid later. How do you know you wouldn't still be you? A little younger obviously, and most likely a bit different genetically (taller, shorter, hair color, etc), but you don't know for sure that your soul never would have existed. So we're talking "soul" at this point and getting into religion, so I'll stay away from that, but honestly, no one knows if you would exist now or not had your mother aborted. The only way to know for sure is if she had decided to never have a child. Then of course you wouldn't have existed, but otherwise, no one knows for sure.