User Profile: Kane Freeman

Kane Freeman

Member Since: September 22, 2011

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  • October 28, 2012 at 3:24am

    @usedczarsaleman

    #3 I wish every parent was understanding and would provide the support needed in that stressful period. Unfortunately, that is not the case. A teen should have access to those procedures because of the consequences of not having access. Just recently there was a horrible case in which a young mother murdered her newborn baby because she was too afraid to tell her parents that she needed an abortion.

    #5 I personally know many fantastic individuals who are considered “special needs” persons. In order for those “special needs” persons to be alive today, millions of sperm cells and thousands of eggs died, all which could have been potencial people. If we have the choice to bring into this world a child from all those combinations, shouldn’t we make the effort to choice one that will grow into a heathy adult?

    #6 Again that decision should not rest with the employer. In the greater context of things, I believe companies should not be providing healthcare plans at all.

    #8 Of course life has already begun. That is not what I was arguing. The question is whether or not human life has begun. In that case, the evidence shows that a fetus prior to the Third Trimester does not constitute uniquely human life.

  • October 28, 2012 at 3:12am

    @usedczarsaleman

    #3 I wish every parent was understanding and would provide the support needed in that stressful period. Unfortunately, that is not the case. A teen should have access to those procedures because of the consequences of not having access. Just recently there was a horrible case in which a young mother murdered her newborn baby because she was too afraid to tell her parents that she needed an abortion.

    #5 I personally know many fantastic individuals who are considered “special needs” persons. In order for those “special needs” persons to be alive today, millions of sperm cells and thousands of eggs died, all which could have been potencial people. If we have the choice to bring into this world a child from all those combinations, shouldn’t we make the effort to choice one that will grow into a heathy adult?

    #6 Again that decision should not rest with the employer. In the greater context of things, I believe companies should not be providing healthcare plans at all.

    #8 Of course life has already begun. That is not what I was arguing. The question is whether or not human life has begun. In that case, the evidence shows that a fetus prior to the Third Trimester does not constitute uniquely human life.

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  • October 28, 2012 at 2:46am

    Well I was gone for the weekend and it seems in that time I have caused quite a stir. I’ll address a few questions and statements before I head to bed.

    1. @Willab My answer to number nine does not contradict my answer to number one. Every year the age at which modern medical incubators can house and support a fetus becomes earlier and earlier. There will come a time in the not to distant future when we will be able to artificially grow a fetus from conception to birth inside a medical incubator. So the legality of abortion should not be related to whether or not a fetus can survive outside the womb, but on whether or not the fetus displays uniquely human traits.

    2. @Apologist JG Sure there are plenty of people with downs syndrome that are quite happy, there are also many people born with much worse genetic defects like sickle cell disease or cystic fibrosis who live about miserable existences. The idea that there could be certain human beings alive and that must be a good thing is a ridiculous argument. Otherwise, I could argue that you must have as much sex as possible and birth as many children as possible, because think about the happy children you are preventing from being born by not have sex constantly. Ultimately, I agree that we need to stop aborting children based on genetic conditions. Instead, we should be selecting heathy embryos for implantation.

  • October 26, 2012 at 5:08pm

    to keep their baby alive then that is their prerogative, but I don’t believe the government should invest millions to keep a baby alive in a vegetable state. Finally, “Number Three” is obviously a human and whether or not the Brain Dead adult should remain alive depends on the Will. If the adult did not leave a Will, then the family should decide. If the family wants to keep the individual alive, but it unwilling to pay the hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars it takes to support someone in a vegetative state, then a complete analysis should be preformed to find if the individual will ever come back, if not, then they need to be let go. It makes me sad to say that, but unfortunately we as a civilization of limited resources have to make tough choices.

  • October 26, 2012 at 4:55pm

    Interesting Question. Thanks for the discussion. Well first of all, lets lay out the three different, but interconnected groups we are analyzing.
    Number one, unborn fetuses that have not reached the Third Trimester.
    Numer two, recently born babies that have incurred the death of major organs.
    Number three, brain dead adult humans.
    To begin, I believe that in order for society to function certain rights must be delineated to every single human being, regardless of one’s unique characteristics as long as one has not infringe upon the rights of others. As an effect of that worldview, I want to be consistant as to what constitutes, “human.” I have already described as to why I think, “Number One” does not meet that status. As to, “Number Two” there are plenty of other features that make us uniquely human, here is a link for a few of the major ones http://humanorigins.si.edu/human-characteristics. So “Number Two” is human, therefore should receive rights according to my logic. Here is where a grey area appears. Resources are currently limited. There are many cases in which children are born who would require millions of dollars in care each year just to have a horrible existence inside an iron lung or in a vegetable state. Think of all the wasted money that could go to help children recover from cancer or save millions around the world from preventable diseases. Instead those resources are used to keep a brain dead baby alive in an iron lung. If the parents can af

  • October 26, 2012 at 3:21pm

    At this stage the beginning of characteristically human thinking becomes barely possible. Carl Sagan has produced multiple essays where he describes in detail each developmental stage and how scientists have preformed experiments and concluded that a fetus becomes distantly human at the beginning of the Third Trimester. Google “Carl Sagan on Abortion” for more info.

  • October 26, 2012 at 3:00pm

    Here you go.
    1. A fetus becomes distinctly human at the beginning of the Third Trimester. Therefore, restrict abortions to the First and Second Trimesters.
    2. Women should have the ability to terminate a fetus for any reason.
    3. No restrictions or parental notification is needed in my view.
    4. The beginning of the Third Trimester.
    5. We have an obligation to prevent the development of embryos with extreme genetic disorders and the subsequent needless suffering.
    6. What ones health insurance covers should not be contingent on the views of the employer.
    7. On average Blacks and Latinos have more children and unwanted pregnancies and as a result, abortions. Even though these demographics account for a majority of abortions, they are still growing at a much faster rate than whites.
    8. Abortion is not morally objectionable.
    9. The legality of abortions should not be related to whether or not a fetus can survive outside of the womb.
    10. It entirely depends on how far along the pregnancy is.

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  • July 24, 2012 at 7:28pm

    @ChiefGeorge The rate of extinction on this planet is currently 100 to 1,000 times greater than normal (1) 40% all of arable land has suffered long term damage (2) and more than half of global fisheries are exhausted and a further third are depleted (3)
    Do not forget that God also gave man a mandate to protect what was given to us. “Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to cultivate and keep it.” Genesis 2:15
    Check out http://christianteens.about.com/od/understandingyourbible/qt/ScriptureEnvironment.htm for more bible verses on the environment.

    1. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/01/020109074801.html
    2. http://www.environmental-mainstreaming.org/Environment%20Inside/Chapter%204/chapter4-7.html
    3.http://newsblaze.com/story/20120523092304mina.nb/topstory.html

  • July 24, 2012 at 1:01pm

    Now all he needs is hundreds of slaves.

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  • June 26, 2012 at 8:36pm

    Yes, please leave.

  • June 26, 2012 at 8:26pm

    You Blazing Homophobes know that almost every major company in the U.S has come out to support the LGBT community right? Even Walmart, your favorite shopping center, routinely fires employees who are openly bigoted.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/06/walmart-firing-anti-gay-worker_n_845716.html

    In reply to the story Oreo Cookies Go Gay on Facebook

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  • May 22, 2012 at 9:06pm

    You are correct, this article is very poorly written, and is full of ad hominem attacks. The right loves stoking their egos by belittling their political opponents. Half the comments on Right wing websites are full of name-calling. Pinko Green Commies!, Leftest Trash!, Dirty Hippies! is all I hear sometimes and it really brings down the debate. The same can also be said of the Left. Half of comments on HuffPo are demeaning comments about how the Right are “Inbred Knuckle-Dragging Hicks” etc etc. I really wish we could have discussions/debates without all the ad hominem attacks.

  • April 12, 2012 at 7:01pm

    @Biddle Right On! It’s nice to know their are Christians that actaully try to follow the Gospel.