July 12, 2010
Posted on the INTJ Forum, under the Is it moral to use abortion to prevent unwanted conditions? thread, by phoboser.
Homosexuality, autism, and schizophrenia are not diseases. You cannot catch them. Therefore, they are conditions. The suicide rate is from psychic torture caused by persecution, not by the condition itself.
The only reason for an abortion is if the parent is unable to care for the child in some way, whether that way be physically, mentally, or emotionally.
July 7, 2010
NBC says France claims burquas are a sign of Islamic radicalism; CNN says that France claims "the issue is one of a woman's freedom and dignity" and has nothing to do with religion.
Either way, I say France is wrong. The idea should be that no woman is forced to wear a burqua or an abaya or any other form of covering unless they want to. France's idea is that there are no burquas, period. That's just as wrong in my mind as some Middle Eastern country forcing a woman to wear one.
NBC's news report did include, to France's credit, that any man found forcing his wife to wear a burqua would be fined. If they just keep that part, I'll be happy with them.