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On abortion

Congratulations! You've just planted a beautiful garden. Flowers are blooming and there are berries and butterflies and everything. You took the time to lovingly plant these seeds and put them in the ground, to care for them and water them. You wanted to see something lovely grow from this.

But it appears as though one of the flowers is sick, and infecting the rest of the garden! Some of the spores could be infectious to you, as well.

You don't know what to do. It's such a fantastic garden. You want it to stick around. You took care of it since it was a little seedling and now it's grown into an abundant plethora of flora and fauna.

With built up courage, you decide it's really for the best that you snip that sick flower and save the rest of your garden, and even yourself. It was hard, sure, and it wasn't like you just thought it on a whim. This was for your safety. Besides, the flower has no thoughts, no voice, and no emotions. You know it's dying, and you need to stop its pain.

You may never be able to grow a garden again, due to bad soil or fear of that happening again. Or, maybe you'll have circumstances that allow you to simply try again.

And this, basically, is a scenario of abortion in a nutshell.

You wouldn't tell someone not to cut that flower, wouldn't you? It can't say "Gardener, no, why are you doing this?" It's dependent on you, sure, but that means it's your responsibility to potentially save it--and yourself--from future harm. Also, it's none of your business what somebody does with their own garden. You don't have to live there and you haven't put that time and effort into it.

So let it go.

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