I love how you proved your research. All the links to sources were quite, umm, non-existent.
This will always come down to the owner(s) and not the dog. They are only as well behaved and socialized as their owner allows for. Those dogs (and any similarily powerful breed) do have a high prey drive and require owners who know how to handle them and ensure they are properly socialized.
I have a bully breed dog and she is great with children and other dogs. I could point you to lots of examples of chihuahuas and Dalmatians attacking people. Would you then start crying about those breeds.
I fail to see how you can claim your belief in the sanctity if human life yet state it is a secular in nature. When you eliminate religious belief from the equation how you can conclude that human life is sacred. That is a loaded term. To follow your stance through to its logical conclusion you must adhere to a moral code similar to the Jain religion. I take the viewpoint that human life is not sacrosanct and in the grand scheme of things no more or less important than that of a fish or a bird or my dog.
Montrealman: I'm in no way suggesting that abortions should be mandatory or forced upon young and/or impoverished women. But the option should always be there. I believe that every person should have the right to do with their life and their body as they choose. That being said I wish more people would look at the larger picture when deciding to have children. I also strongly believe that developing countries need better access to contraceptives and sexual education.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Just because you are biologically capable of reproducing doesn't mean that it is a good idea.
Given the way this city is run it doesn't surprise me in the least.
What does anatomy have to do with this? Teenagers, rate exceptions aside, are not usually prepared to deal with parenthood. Just because you are physically capable of creating life doesn't mean doing so is a good idea. A 16 year old girl has literally nothing to offer as a parent and more often than not they and their child will end up receiving money from the state to subsist. I'd rather aborted fetus' than children living in poverty being raised by substandard parents or becoming wards of the state.
People moralizing over abortion are ridiculous. Who cares how a woman got pregnant, if she wants to abort that's her choice. Personally I think abortion should be encouraged in cases of teen pregnancies.
And now cue some whiner who will regale us about how his teen mother almost aborted him/her and hypotheticals about aborting the next Mozart.
I assume you're talking about Deepak Chopra? Rich white ladies seeking spiritual enlightenment and their money are easily parted.
Anyone who thinks there is any validity to his "teachings" should watch the documentary Kumaré.
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