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The Politics of Stillbirth

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posted on Jul, 31 2007 @ 05:15 PM
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The Politics of Stillbirth


www.alternet.org

Opponents of abortion rights contend that life begins at the moment of conception, and they have sought to define embryos and fetuses as human beings with a right to life. Under their logic, abortion is murder and should be illegal. Supporters of abortion rights do not equate embryos and fetuses with full human beings. Granting "personhood" to embryos and fetuses before they are born raises their legal status and jeopardizes women's right to abortion, they say.
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posted on Jul, 31 2007 @ 05:15 PM
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This article talks about how a woman got a death certificate from a stillborn birth in the mail, and her struggle to obtain a birth certificate. It talks about how if she is granted a birth certificate, the anti-abortion crowd could use that decision to justify that life happens the moment of conception. Should she be allowed to recieve a birth cerificate or will this stir up to much trouble with anti-abortionists?

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