My answer answered all three of your questions. If the mother is in danger of dying, then the child would have no mother to nurture the child. Situations are different, so even then the child could still be reared by the Father and day care while he is at work, for example. But that won't work for every one. So I think if it is deemed that the mother could die, abortion should be an option.That's only a partial answer to one of the questions (if I assume that "the mother's life is in danger" means that there is a significant change of the actual pregnancy killing her, for medical reasons). Please go point by point and be thorough, even if your answer appears to be consistent with your first statement, as there are many nuances. I'd like to understand better.
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I think you know what I meant. I worded it that way on purpose. I'm a southerner. I say "you" sometimes where a northerner would say "one".
But again, I think you knew what I meant. Just like I know you don't really mean "most theists do not attend church""
No, I really didn't know what you mean if it wasn't what you said. And I hope you don't "know that I didn't mean it", because I also DID really mean that most theists do not attend church. The only confusion could be what exactly defines church attendance, and I would say that going 1-2 times a year does not mean that you attend church. Including that group is the only way you reach a majority in this country among Christians. It's not even close among many other religions in this country, and generally speaking in most other countries.
And do remember that these already low rates are all self reported, and self reported values will always be skewed significantly high due to the reporting individual's guilt and self-perception of being religious. Studies have shown that the self reported rates may be in excess of 50% higher than reality.
Most theists do not attend church.
If it is thought that the child will suffer and not live long, it still isn't a reason to kill him/her in my opinion. I know families that have been through this very thing and are so grateful that they got to know that child and love him. They value that time in their lives as the greatest time yet.
And I know some people that were thought to have disabilities that ended up being fine and lead happy, productive lives. And they talk publicly about how the doctor tried to get their parents to abort the pregnancy.
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