Are you pro-choice or pro-life? Either way - I don't believe that you really believe it. In a previous article - I used car-pool lanes to show that most Pro-Life people don't really and fully believe that an unborn-child is the same as a fully born child.
This article show the other direction - namely that pro-choice people do not really believe that an unborn-child has the same legal and moral status as a woman's toe.
Before you read any further, write down on a piece of paper if you are pro-life or pro-choice. Then on the scale of “pro-life"or “pro-choice" opinion - write down how certain you are of that position.
If you are pro-life - write down whether you believe that an unborn child should have the exact same legal status as a born child.
If you are pro-choice - write down whether you believe than an unborn child should have none of the same legal rights and status as a born child.
OK. . Here we go. . Let me show you that almost all Pro-Choice people don't really believe that an unborn-child has none of the same rights as a born child.
Do you - in your heart of hearts - believe that an unborn child has no inheritance rights? Consider a man Joe and his wife Mary. They have two kids Robert and Beth. Mary is two months pregnant when Joe dies. Joe's will says that 1 million dollars should go to his wife and the remaining 3 million dollars should be split between his kids. Should Robert and Beth split the money or should the unborn child also get his/her share?
Most people believe that if the baby is actually born, then the estate of 3 million dollars should be split 3 ways. This means that even though the baby is not yet born yet, and even though the probate court might make a decision prior to the baby's birth - the unborn-child still has inheritance rights. That means, that at least in some ways he has some legal rights.
I have asked many people - over 98% have told me that the unborn child should have inheritance rights.
What is your opinion? You can fill out a survey at: http://www.GodGivesLife.com/survey1.html
I believe that most people believe that they are strongly pro-life or pro-choice; but actually they have a position that is more in the middle. In fact, I believe that pro-life and pro-choice people have a closer view than they realize. I describe that view - in part 3 of this series.
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