Guest Post on Abortion

So check it! I got a wonderful guest post, and I thought it pretty well sums up the abortion debate:

It goes without saying that the paramount responsibility of rational government is the protection of human life.  That’s why laws
prohibiting murder carry the harshest penalties in society.  In the English Common Law system, there are even shades of criminal liability, from murder through manslaughter, designed to discourage the killing of human life.  Human life is the sine quo non of all other rights (i.e., that, without which, there is no other), including the rights to liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness.

This is not a remarkable concept.  The pro-life vs. pro-choice divide is not over whether government should prevent the killing of
innocent human life.  The divide exists over how to define human life; or more specifically, how government should define that human life which deserves the protection of the law against its intentional destruction.

Most pro-choice advocates believe that theirs is the rational position, rooted in science, while the pro-life side is rooted in
opinion based on un-provable religious beliefs or ideology.  But the evidence indicates the opposite is the case.  The pro-life side is rooted in objective science while the pro-choice position elevates personal opinion and ideology over science.

The traditional pro-life position holds that human life begins at conception.  That’s because conception is the moment of decisive change in human existence.  It’s the Big Bang of human life.  Science tells us that, from conception, there exists a genetically complete and distinct human life.  After conception, gender and all manner of physiological characteristics are immediately in place.  Before my conception, I did not exist.  Since my conception, I have existed.  If another person had interfered with my natural development at some point since conception, it’s elementary that I would not be here.

All change following conception is incremental.  This does not mean that after conception there are no new objective events in human life.  No matter how infinitesimal, there is an instant before the fetal heart starts beating and an instant afterward; a moment before a middle-aged man has a single gray hair and a moment afterward.  But these changes are a natural matter of growth and maturity.  Like the formation of galaxies and stars took place after the Big Bang, in a universe already in existence, the heart beats for the first time, and the lungs take air for the first time, after conception, in a human life that already exists.

Conception is, therefore, the most objective and scientifically verifiable point to know that human life exists, and therefore, the most intellectually defensible point at which to assign protection to human life from its intentional destruction.  Choosing any moment after conception involves a subjective determination about other factors besides whether that human life exists.  Put another way, to permit abortion (the intentional destruction and removal of a human fetus from a pregnant woman), government must leave the realm of objectivity and science.  Choosing any moment after conception to protect human life from intentional destruction crosses a line into personal opinion. Whether government relies on the subjective opinion of scientists, judges, legislators, bureaucrats, or pregnant women, personal opinion is elevated above science.  When personal opinion, ideology, or
outcome-based conclusions form the foundation of a government’s exercise of its paramount responsibility, rational government is endangered.

Pro-choice advocates who believe decisions about abortion ought to be based on “science” rather than personal or religious ideology, should think more carefully about where they sit on the science-ideology continuum.  Theoretically, they should agree that defining human life on any but the most scientifically objective factors is inherently wrong. And it’s also extremely dangerous.  It crosses a bright line, from basing critical governmental decisions about human life on objective factors, to basing such decisions on something more subjective.  This principle endangers all the human life subject to that government’s
authority.

I recognize that this analysis leads to the, perhaps, counterintuitive conclusion that a zygote deserves the same type of

legal protection (if not to the same degree) against intentional killing as does a living, breathing 20 year-old.  But the alternative principle is too dangerous to contemplate.  As a rational human being, I prefer to put my trust in authentic science.

Michael Frances

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    Berita terbaru dan terkini Bola Soccer dari Agen Bola Indo11 –Derby Manchester akan kembali digelar. Dari sekian banyak duel mereka, inilah pertarungan Manchester United kontra Manchester City yang melahirkan sejumlah drama.

    Laga antara MU dengan City merupakan salah satu derby yang paling dinantikan dalam sepakbola Inggris. Antusiasme penonton pun semakin besar.

    Terlebih lagi, pada lima tahun belakangan ini di mana tensi semakin meninggi seiring dengan sukses The Citizens mulai perlahan bisa mengganggu dominasi ‘Setan Merah’.

    Agen Bola Indo11 Terpercaya –Musim ini, MU sedang terpuruk dan terlempar di papan tengah klasemen dan nyaris bisa dipastikan akan gagal lolos ke Liga Champions musim depan. Gengsi menjadi motivasi besar bagi Wayne Rooney dkk. untuk mengagalkan City meraih hat-trick kemenangan.

    Sedangkan City butuh kemenangan untuk terus berada dalam persaingan gelar juara, dan menjaga jaraknya dengan Arsenal yang ada di bawahnya.

    Derby Manchester jilid II di 2013-14 di Old Trafford nanti malam akan menjadi pertemuan yang ke-167 di antara MU dengan City. Berikut daftar pertarungan kedua klub yang paling menarik seperti yang diwartakan Independent.
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    Emery happy after his team’s success over Real

  • Jonh World

    Agen Bola terpercaya indo11.com reported, Sevilla coach Unai Emery was bathing in the glory of seeing his side down Real Madrid on Wednesday. Emery’s men beat Real in the league in September 2012, and felt the full force of the Spanish powerhouse’s wrath in their next two meetings, copping 4-1 and 7-3 drubbings.
    Emery said the win over Real, and the continuation of their league winning streak, was a major fillip for Sevilla. however, he still focus on the next game for his team to get another success, as reported by Agen Bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    He added: “It’s not every day you beat Real Madrid. In addition to making history with these six consecutive wins, whilst we may be euphoric, we can’t let that euphoria confuse us. We’re fifth now, we have to strengthen ourselves in that position and we’ve done something important but the most important is still to come, as reported by Agen Bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    “We’re happy with the work we’ve done but knowing that as one game ends, another one begins. This win against Real Madrid will be worthless if we don’t win in Vigo.”
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    Sakho confident of winning Man City

    Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com reported, Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho insisted his side can cope with Manchester City’s attack on Sunday. The game will be at Anfield. Brendan Rodgers’ leaders have scored 90 league goals, six more than City, with Chelsea (65) the next best.
    Sakho, 24, revealed his team was confident ahead of the competition against Man City. He said: “We’ve not stolen the position where we are today. We deserve to be where we are. We are confident about facing their strikers. City score a lot of goals but so do we.’’ as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    Sakho said Sunday ‘could be the biggest match for Liverpool and praised Rodgers for all of his effort to help the team to arrive at this game. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    He added: “Rodgers manages to get the maximum out of every player. It’s hugely important and not every coach has that charisma. He must keep all the players interested and each time he calls up a player they respond with a performance.’’
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  • http://indo11.com Sen Blue

    Ramos: not happy with his team performance

    Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com reported, Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos told his team to reflect on the efforts that almost cost them a spot in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals. Despite its 2-0 loss to Dortmund, Real can progress to the last four.
    But it could have been worse for Real after the Bundesliga outfit missed several chances to claim an even bigger win on the night. Ramos said he and his team-mates needed to think about their performance despite being delighted to be in the last four. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    He told reporters: “Obviously it was not a good first half for us. We’re delighted to have made the semi-finals, but we have to reflect on this performance. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    The first half wasn’t so good but we were better in the second. We’re not worried about who we play now. To win the Champions League you have to beat the best.”
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  • http://indo11.com Sen Blue

    Terry: Mourinho helps Chelsea to progress to the semi-final

    Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com reported, John Terry appraised manager Jose Mourinho for helping the club to progress to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday. It was Andre Schurrle and Demba Ba who help Chelsea win PSG 2-0.
    Chelsea captain said: ‘‘Mourinho’s tactical preparation was the catalyst behind the club’s successful night. We showed great character and a will to win. It was a big result. This competition means a lot to us. The manager has had a lot of success and so have we as a club.” as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    Chelsea will contest their first Champions League semi-final since 2011-12, when they eventually went on to win their maiden European crown. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    Terry believes the club can repeat that feat this season. He added: When we got to the Champions League final and won it is the best feeling ever. We have big players and we gave a big performance. That’s what we live for.”
    Source http://indo11.com.

  • Jonh World

    Stockdale: optimistic about his club’s survival

    Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com reported, Goalkeeper David Stockdale believes Fulham have all the tools to ensure survival as they prepare for a crucial clash against Norwich City.
    He claimed a 2-1 win at Aston Villa last weekend. And a victory over Norwich on Saturday would cut the gap to safety down to just two points. Stockdale insists that Fulham have everything they need to avoid the drop. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    He said: “There’s some fight in that dressing room and we’ve believed all along. When things fall into place we might win these games comfortably but for now we’ve just got to keep playing.’’ as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    He added: “The character is there. The players are there. The ability is there. We all know that, but we just need things to click into place for us. There are five more games now and we’re still five points adrift so we carry on. Nothing has changed really because we’ve won at Villa.’’
    Source http://indo11.com.

  • Jonh World

    Cetak Empat Gol, Itu Sedikit Mustahil

    Berita terbaru dan terkini bola Soccer dari Agen bola Indo11 – Ada kabar suka cita tengah menghinggapi kubu Borussia Dortmund. Pasalnya, bomber andalan, Robert Lewandowski siap kembali merumput bersama Die Borussien.
    Lewandowski pun tetap optimistis bahwa skuadnya masih memiliki kesempatan. Namun, ketika disinggung perihal apakah dirinya bisa kembali mencetak empat gol, striker 25 tahun itu mengatakan itu sedikit gila.
    “Tapi kami masih memiliki kesempatan. Kami bermain di Dortmund dan kami bisa tampil berbahaya di sini. Kami ingin memberikan segalanya dan bermain untuk 90 menit,” tutur Lewandowski.
    “Saya sangat sedih karena saya tidak bisa bermain di Madrid. Saya melihat di leg pertama dari rumah dan lebih gugup daripada berada di lapangan. Itu sangat sulit bagi saya dan saya berharap saya tidak pernah melewatkan permainan seperti itu lagi,” tutup Lewandowski.
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  • Red July

    Dortmund Harus Fokus Di Pertahanan

    Berita terbaru dan terkini bola Soccer dari Agen bola Indo11 – Mantan pemain Internasional Jerman, Christoph Metzelder memperingati Borussia Dortmund untuk memperkuat pertahanan mereka dalam menghadapi Real Madrid di leg kedua babak perempatfinal Liga Champions.
    Pria yang saat ini berusia 33 tahun juga menambahkan, agar runner upLiga Champions musim lalu itu bisa menyerang lebih dulu. Menurutnya, jika Los Blancos yang menyerang lebih dulu, hal tersebut pasti akan menjatuhkan mental para pemain Die Borussen.
    “Saya rasa Dortmund akan melakukan segalanya yang mereka miliki dan para pemain juga akan mencoba untuk mengalahkan diri mereka sendiri. Dortmund mampu bertahan dengan sangat disiplin dan memaksa lawan mereka untuk membuat kesalahan,” papar mantan pemain Borussia Dortmund musim 2000-2007.
    “Laga ini akan sangat penting bagi mereka untuk menemukan keseimbangan dalam permainan. Meskipun Real Madrid akan menghukum mereka tanpa ampun. Jika Madrid mencetak gol lebih awal, semangat Dortmund akan jatuh,” tambahnya.
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  • Red July

    Ancelotti: El Real Tak Perlu Motivasi

    Berita terbaru dan terkini bola Soccer dari Agen bola Indo11 – Entrenador Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti merasa tiket semifinal sudah semakin dekat dengan skuadnya. Hal itu memang bukan tanpa dasar, pasalnya Madrid sendiri sudah memiliki keunggulan tiga gol.
    Don Carletto juga berujar bahwa para pemainnya tidak perlu diberikan motivasi lagi. Pelatih asal Italia itu juga mengklaim bahwa babak semifinal sudah semakin dekat.
    “Bermain di leg kedua perempatfinal dengan keunggulan yang kami miliki itu berarti saya tidak perlu memberikan motivasi kepada para pemain. Kami sangat dekat ke semifinal dan itulah motivasi terbaik. Mereka memiliki waktu 90 menit untuk mencetak empat gol dan kami memiliki waktu yang sama untuk mencetak satu gol. Kami tidak akan mengubah sistem,” ujar Ancelotti .
    “Kami hanya berpikir untuk kemenangan dan kami harus memainkan sepakbola terbaik kami dan mencoba permainan terbaik kami seperti di leg pertama. Permainan kami tetap menyerang dan bertahan bersama-sama,” tutup Ancelotti.
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  • http://indo11.com Sen Blue

    Manchester United resmi memecat David Moyes

    Berita terbaru dan terkini bola Soccer dari Agen bola Indo11 – Kebersamaan David Moyes dengan Manchester United tak sampai semusim. Manajemen The Red Devils secara resmi telah memberhentikan mantan manajer Everton itu.

    “Manchester United dengan ini mengumumkan David Moyes telah meninggalkan klub. Pihak klub berterimakasih atas kerja keras yang telah dilakukan, kejujuran dan integritas yang dia bawa ke klub ini,” demikian pernyataan The Red Devils melalui situs resminya.

    Agen bola Indo11 Terpercaya – Keputusan pemecatan Moyes diambil setelah Wayne Rooney cs menelan kekalahan atas Everton di akhir pekan lalu. Pria asal Skotlandia itu mulai melatih United di awal musim ini, menggantikan Sir Alex Ferguson yang memutuskan pensiun.
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  • http://indo11.com Sen Blue

    Fabio Cannavaro ingin melatih klub Serie A

    Berita terbaru dan terkini bola Soccer dari Agen bola Indo11 – Kapten tim Italia yang juara dunia 2006, Fabio Cannavaro, menyimpan keinginan untuk menangani klub di Serie A suatu saat nanti.
    Agen bola Indo11 Terpercaya – Saat ini, Cannavaro yang pernah mengecap pengalaman memperkuat klub-klub besar macam Inter, Juventus, dan Real Madrid, menjadi asisten pelatih Al-Ahli. Klub tersebut merupakan anggota liga Uni Emirat Arab.
    “Saya senang mendapat beberapa pengalaman menjadi pelatih. Kami berharap bahwa kita akan masuk ke Liga Champions Asia. Sejauh pergi dari Italia saya ingin melatih di Serie A. Saya memiliki keberuntungan untuk bekerja di berbagai Liga dan pengalaman di sini di Dubai telah memperkaya (pengalaman) saya,” ucap Cannavaro.
    Cannavaro telah berada di Al-Ahli sejak musim 2010-11, saat masih menjadi pemain. Sekarang ini menjadi asisten dari Cosmin Olaroiu
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  • http://indo11.com Sen Blue

    Juan Jesus menunggu permintaan maaf dari Bologna

    Berita terbaru dan terkini bola Soccer dari Agen bola Indo11 – Hampir sebulan sejak mendapatkan cedera lutut, Juan Jesus belum dihubungi oleh pemain Bologna yang mencederainya.
    Agen bola Indo11 Terpercaya – Bek tengah Inter itu mengakhiri musim lebih cepat setelah ligamen lututnya rusak saat timnya berhadapan dengan Bologna. Saat itu, Lazaros Christodoulopoulos, pemain yang menyebabkan dia cedera.
    Jesus, melalui media sosial, menyayangkan tidak adanya upaya permintaan maaf dari pihak pemain yang mencederainya dan pihak klub.
    “Sudah tiga minggu. Terima kasih kepada Tuhan, aku merasa lebih baik setiap hari yang berlalu. Tapi aku tidak senang karena aku bahkan belum menerima permintaan maaf dari pemain yang mencederaiku. Juga dari klub dia bermain,” keluh Jesus.
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  • Jonh World

    Simeone: Draw beneficial to Chelsea

    Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com reported, Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said Chelsea are in the box seat to reach the UEFA Champions League final after Tuesday’s goalless draw. Despite the domination of Atletico, the match ended with 0-0 result.
    According to Simeone, the advantage is now with Chelsea heading to Stamford Bridge for the return leg in London next week. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    He said: “It was a difficult game, tough and typical of semi-finals where neither side could take the advantage. We offered different things with our play, but we just couldn’t find the goal we needed to win the game.’’ as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    It doesn’t matter which team wins, both can go to the final game. In spite of the fact that some media threw criticism to Chelsea’s tactics, Simeone thought differently. He said: “Each manager chooses what best suits the players available to him. In the end, it’s brought him a positive result.”
    Source http://indo11.com.

  • Jonh World

    Filipe Luis: Atletico with every chance to go to Final

    Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com reported, Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis believes the club’s UEFA Champions League semi-final against Chelsea remains “completely open.” The draw will be advantageous to Chelsea for the next game.
    And despite Chelsea having home advantage, Filipe believes Atleti have every chance of progressing to the final. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    He said: “The return leg is completely open. We will look to try to score there, all the while being sensible. We know it can still go either way but they are playing at home and are very strong (at Stamford Bridge).” as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    The Liga leaders will be without captain Gabi but Filipe is hopeful he will not be too sorely missed. He added: “(Gabi’s suspension for the second match) represents an important loss to us, especially as he is our captain. We will try to cover that loss as best as we can.”
    Source http://indo11.com.

  • Jonh World

    Kevin Mirallas not available for the remaining games due to groin injury

    Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com reported, Everton forward Kevin Mirallas will miss the rest of the season after suffering a groin injury against Manchester United on Sunday. Roberto Martinez said: “It’s a real disappointment and shame. He was in a phenomenal moment of form.”
    Despite missing the final three league matches, Mirallas will be available for the World Cup this summer. He has played 37 games for the club this season, scoring eight goals. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    However, he will not be available for the Toffees’ remaining games against Southampton, Manchester City and Hull City. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    Martinez added: “It is not a major injury. It could be anything up to five or six weeks, and that’s looking at the worst-case scenario. The most important aspect now is that we get him fully fit and ready to participate with Belgium in the World Cup.”
    Source http://indo11.com.

  • Red July

    Leonardo accepts PSG offer

    Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com reported, Former Inter and AC Milan coach Leonardo, without the job for 3 years, has no regrets after his short stints coaching the Serie A powerhouses.
    Leonardo said: “I left Milan because of personal problems and misunderstandings, seeing as I started to feel left to one side by the club” as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    After leaving Milan, Leonardo accepted Inter Milan offer to be a coach. He added: “Anyone who decides to join your team’s arch-rivals has to pay a price, which is perfectly normal criticism.’’ This time, however, Leonardo made another change: moving to France to join PSG. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    He said: “I have nothing to regret. I left Italy because I received a proposal that was unique in football, as PSG offered me total freedom and autonomy to build a team worthy of the Champions League. I had to accept their offer, just as the offers from Milan and Inter could not be passed up.”
    Source http://indo11.com

  • Red July

    Pearson happy to win title

    Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com reported, Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson said his club’s dominance in the Championship was not expected, as they clinched the title on Tuesday. Pearson admitted he did not see their dominant season coming.
    He said: “If I’m honest, no. There have been some strong sides but we’ve been able to take the disappointment from last season and really make that work for us. The players have shown a determination to mentally deal with the season.’’ as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    Pearson was pleased the title was won by Leicester, and not lost by their closest rival Burnley. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    He said: “It was nice to win it ourselves, especially having gained promotion when we didn’t play. I think it was nicer for the players to get us over the line tonight in terms of winning the league.’’
    Source http://indo11.com

  • Raith Game

    Belum Aman, Poyet Ingatkan Sunderland

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    Berita terbaru dan terkini dari agen bola City Holiday – Sunderland saat ini duduk di urutan ke-17 klasemen sementara dengan koleksi nilai 35.

    agen bola City Holiday Terpercaya – Sunderland belum sepenuhnya aman dari jerat degradasi. Oleh karenanya, Gustavo Poyet mengingatkan timnya untuk tidak bersenang-senang dulu.

    “Kami ingin menang karena saya tidak tahu bagaimana caranya bermain untuk mendapatkan hasil imbang atau satu poin,” ujar manajer asal Uruguay itu di Sky Sports.

    “Satu poin bakal cukup, tapi tidak secara matematis. Tapi, secara realistis, saya tidak membayangkan kami kalah 0-7 lalu Norwich mengalahkan Arsenal di pertandingan terakhir.”

    Poyet menyebut, tambahan satu poin saja bisa menguntungkan buat Sunderland. Namun, dia tidak ingin mengambil risiko.

    Sunderland kini juga punya selisih gol yang lebih baik dibandingkan Norwich. The Black Cats punya selisih gol -19, sementara The Canaries punya selisih gol -32.

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  • Rima mar

    Keluh dan Puji Montella Untuk Fiorentina

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    Berita terbaru dan terkini dari agen bola City Holiday – Fiorentina kalah 3-4 saat menjamu Sassuolo di Artemo Franchi.

    agen bola City Holiday Terpercaya – Pelatih Fiorentina Vincenzo Montella mengeluhkan kurangnya konsentrasi timnya sehingga kebobolan empat gol dari Sassuolo.

    Di lain sisi, dia memuji upaya La Viola hingga mampu menipiskan skor jadi 3-4.

    “Selama 20 menit kami bermain baik, kemudian penalti memecah kebuntuan dan kami menderita menghadapi serangan balik mereka,” kata Montella kepada Sky Sport Italia.

    “Tim ini kurang konsentrasi, tapi tidak dengan upaya”.

    “Kami menunjukkan harga diri hingga akhir laga dan bahkan mempertaruhkan segalanya untuk mendapatkan gol penyama,” tutup dia.

    Kekalahan tersebut yang kemudian diikuti kemenangan Napoli membuat kans Fiorentina tampil di Liga Champions musim depan tertutup.

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