Re: OT: sponge burning!
On Sun, 2007-02-25 at 08:56 -0500, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> I find it funny that you think I am Democrat. Besides, how else would
> characterize abortion? The death penalty is state-sanctioned killing of
> capital offenders. Combat is the state-sanctioned killing of the agents
> of a belligerent foreign power. Murder is the unlawful killing of an
> innoccent (read: not belligerent to the state or criminal against it)
> person. So, are babies considered capital offenders, enemy combatants
> or innocent?
1. a. Termination of pregnancy and expulsion of an embryo or of a fetus
that is incapable of survival.
b. Any of various procedures that result in such termination and
expulsion. Also called induced abortion.
2. The premature expulsion of a nonviable fetus from the uterus; a
3. Cessation of normal growth, especially of an organ or other body
part, prior to full development or maturation.
4. An aborted organism.
5. Something malformed or incompletely developed; a monstrosity.
Don't see anything about "murder" there.
Michael M. ++ Portland, OR ++ USA
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of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to
dream." --S. Jackson