04 Apr '11, 11am

#sgfeminists, here's Gerald Giam on abortion: (thanks @weekdayblues for bringing it up)

#sgfeminists, here's Gerald Giam on abortion: (thanks @weekdayblues for bringing it up)

“All this is a national tragedy and a stain on our collective moral consciences”. Gerald, this is strong and unnecessarily patronizing. not everyone agrees that “life” begins at conception–this is why foregrounding where you come from (your Christian beliefs) is only decent and appropriate, before you make pronouncements on the morality of abortions. As an atheist, I think the interests of the mother are more important than a foetus -up to a certain point-. I think at least with regards to abortion, the foetus deserves more moral consideration when it is demonstrably able to feel pain. so i think there’s a big difference between first trimester abortions and late-term abortions, and that there’s a big difference between a 3 month-old foetus and one that is 8 months old. But of course not to Christians, because you think that at conception an embryo is as much a “life” as a...

Full article: http://geraldgiam.sg/2009/05/abortions-in-spore-must-be-r...

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