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never underestimate the stupidity of the american political system.
Alabama delegate Jacqueline Curtiss sought -- and received -- reassurance that the provision wouldn’t apply to “morning- after” pills given to rape victims. Curtiss said she raised the concern “in light of the recent comments by Congressman Todd Akin and in an attempt to reaffirm to the American people the party’s sensitivity the subject of rape.”
McDonnell said yesterday that “any indication other than we should strongly support the laws that protect women from violence are just absolutely wrong.” He defended the wording of the platform language on abortion, saying that “while we affirm our support for human life,” the “specific policies” of how the ban would apply “ought to be left to the states.” With no floor debate, the panel adopted language contained in the 2004 and 2008 Republican platforms that said an “unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life that cannot be infringed.”
A 1996 study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology reported that “among adult women an estimated 32,101 pregnancies result from rape each year.”
What is going on with your baby during week 7? Your baby's head is the largest part of the body - indicative of the rapid brain growth that has been occurring. All four chambers of the heart are now in place. Intestines are also developing but they are not yet encased inside your baby's body as yet. They bulge out into the umbilical cord. The crown to rump length of your growing baby measures at 4 to 5 mm (0.16-0.2 in).
Originally posted by timetothink
reply to post by ImaFungi
..when you are carrying a child, it's not just your body anymore...someone has to look out for that child..
Originally posted by spiritualzombie
Personally, if I was a woman and was raped, and got pregnant from it, I would want that baby dead and gone. No way should a woman be punished to keep the baby. For women who would keep the baby, I think it's commendable, but in no way should ever be mandatory. Rape takes choices away. Forcing a woman to carry baby to term or put up for adoption is just taking away another choice and making a painful situation worse.
And guys, seriously. Too many babies on the planet. We should be getting tax breaks for abortions at this point. We should be encouraging abortions every where. Just say NO to babies. Oh no, loss of life, says the party who shrugs off collateral damage. Get over it.
Abortions for every one!
edit on 23-8-2012 by spiritualzombie because: (no reason given)edit on 23-8-2012 by spiritualzombie because: (no reason given)