and the debate continues…
i confronted my teacher…pretty diplomatically…and she got pretty frustrated…in the end, no agreement, or even recognition of my concern was acheived…lol…
and then this morning i got this email…
Subject: Definitions on Abortion Sent: July 20, 2009 1:28 PM
From: Sara To: Charlotte
I thought you might find this helpful, since I didn’t do such a good job of trying to explain what “abotion” actually means. It might help in understanding my comments as well:
“abortion, expulsion of the products of conception before the embryo or fetus is viable. Any interruption of human pregnancy prior to the 28th week is known as abortion.”
“Therapeutic abortion is an induced abortion performed to preserve the health or life of the mother.
Spontaneous Abortion (Miscarriage)”
“Also called voluntary abortion. the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy.”
So abortion in and of itself is not a product of technology, rather technology has been used to aid in abortion. Hopefully that makes more sense.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAnd so I wrote her back:
Again, my paper wasnt ON abortion, it was on technology when used to enable things that 1. detach people from society or 2. that are immoral (such online virtual societies or games, or induced abortion-miscarriage is a natural act). TECHNOLOGY is an applied science, that is taking knowledge and applying it to a situation to achieve a certain end- and when you think about how a doctor, picks up a TOOL and SCRAPES a child out of a WOMB to KILL it…the act of performing an abortion seems to fit the description.