Re: Christian doctor FIRED for saying gender is determined at birth…
Centaur knows Philosophy too
Date: July 20, 2018 08:21PM
Objective Fact Wrote:
> There's XX, and XY.
And yet the facts of science are not on your side. In addition to XX and XY there are also X, XXX, XXY and probably others. There are conditions where individuals with XY genes are born with female sexual characteristics. Then there are hormones. Testosterone promotes male attributes and estrogen female, but it turns out everyone has both and imbalances can affect sexual development.
"Life" doesn't begin at conception. It begins before conception. Male sperm is capable of self locomotion as anyone can see by observing it under a microscope. If potential human life should be protected, then why should society place any restrictions on intercourse? Encouraging copulation from the moment a person became sexually active until the moment of sterility and with as many partners as possible is the best way of preserving as much of that potential human life in the form of sperm as possible. We don't do this because the mandate to be fruitful and multiply as a way of protecting potential human life is tempered by societal considerations. That was true when God on Mount Sinai instructed the Hebrews not to engage in adultery. It was true when the Hebrews created laws limiting other forms of sexual intercourse. Abortion is simply another way of preventing a potentially human life from being born, and like the Biblical prohibitions it serves a societal function. Now if you want to argue that abortion results in the death of a human rather than a potential human life we can discuss all the Biblically approved acts of homicide.