Re: Dems reject ban on gender-selective abortion.
I never said religion was relevant.
Originally posted by Whag
Untrue, you are the one who brought the religion/abortion relationship into the discussion in post 62. Before you, it was seasanctuary who brought the idea that christians or muslims would abort homosexual children. I only brought up the buddhist/hindu/atheist thing after you two decided to drag Christianity into this for some reason.
and I only cited Christians who abort to counter your religion/abortion relationship (which I admit wasn't an intellectually thorough retort).
Is there any actual documentation for this? I vaguely remember some muslim country (i think it was pakistan) only banning abortion after being occupied and forced by the British to do so. Since the British occupied most of the muslim world at one point it's possible that protection for the unborn, if any, is a relic of that.
Sex selection abortion practice actually is cultural, as you say, and cannot be logically tied to one's theology. If we were to really try to draw a correlation between religion and value of human life, we'd end up acknowledging Islam as being the most effective religion in protecting the unborn.
And latin american/african Christians appear do be doing a decent job of it as well
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