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originally posted by: Irishhaf
I do not consider myself overly religious but anyone that thinks the idea of abortion on a baby during pregnancy is ok... I don't know what to say beyond I weep for your soul.
ETA: when push comes to shove in an unusual medical emergency ok, other than that there is no good reason to abort a baby that is 8-9 months along, your body is already a wreck from the pregnancy so why not have the baby and give up the child for adoption.
Right, so when a pregnant female is attacked and the baby is killed during the attack, you don't think the attacker should be charged with murder?
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19 [1.] "Person," when referring to the victim of a homicide, means a
20 human being who has been born and is alive.
A third trimester end of pregnancy should only be performed if it will kill the mother.
My son was born between 30-31 weeks. Fit in the palm of my hand. He is living. He is breathing.
This is not a Pro Choice or Pro Life argument.
But allowing termination of a formed but unborn fetus/infant (same difference) has got to be murder if there is such a thing. At that point, the infant is a person in its own right and to take his/her life is to take something from that infant that isn't theirs to take
This bill eliminates the requirement for a doctor to secure 2 other doctor's opinions, while time is of the essence.
It just reaffirms those rulings in state law, and removes some obstacles that previous pro-life lawmakers put in place.
If a late term fetus is healthy, and the mother is in life threatening distress, a C-Section, not an abortion, is performed.
emotional damage to the mother
From a emergency perspective I can see how that would matter. I get it, when seconds count you don't have minutes or hours to spend on the phone consulting other Doctors/specialists and all them.
But what prevents such an exemption from being abused?
But what obstacles specifically have pro-lifers put in place?
That is good to hear, at least they are giving them a chance to pull through
What kind of emotional damage?
As a society, we don't want to start getting/giving the idea that certain people or groups of people are less than others or that they are disposable
originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: infolurker
Fetus is not a baby. However, if the fetus can live and breath on its own you make good point that it is immoral. If the fetus cannot live on its own without the umbilical cord then who are we to decide what a woman does with her body? Where does a woman's rights over how her body is used end? Are you next going to outlaw the removal of cancer because you think it is immoral to kill large masses of living cells? Where does your side of the restrictions end? What about all the sperm that dies as a result of men masturbating? Should there be laws against killing sperm?
But as I said, late term is an issue because a fetus that can live without an umbilical cord is really a baby.
A Virginia lawmaker sent an email to her constituents Wednesday night apologizing for attaching her name to a controversial abortion bill without reading it closely enough.
(b) The physician and two consulting physicians certify and so enter in the hospital record of the woman, that in their medical opinion, based upon their best clinical judgment, the continuation of the pregnancy is likely to result in the death of the woman or substantially and irremediably impair the mental or physical health of the woman.