I love how people always conflate the pseudo term "late term abortion" with murder.
Imagine a beloved female in your life. Could be your wife or your daughter. She is pregnant. The baby dies in her womb. Normally, the woman's body
will pass the dead fetus naturally within a few days. But sometimes, quite often in some cultures (where nutrition and other medical issues make
pregnancy very dangerous for women) the fetus does NOT naturally pass from the woman's body. So she heads into septicemia. This is a lethal blood
infection that WILL lead to the mother dying if the dead fetus is not either naturally aborted or surgically aborted from her womb.
The baby is already DEAD. No chance of it being viable outside the womb. It is already rotting and dead inside of her. The mother is about to DIE if
she doesn't receive a life saving surgical abortion, because her body is not passing the fetus out of her.
So.....such surgery is, what, killing a baby? Nope. Sorry. Wrong. The fetus is already dead.
Such surgery is saving a woman's life. Again, picture a woman you know and love. Your wife, Your daughter.
Would you not, if faced with such a situation, be able to face facts? That the fetus is dead and ROTTING inside her body and that she, too, will die
if she doesn't receive a surgical abortion?
Men and those on the right who refuse to look at medical facts really need to get to grips with this one. What's called a "late term" abortion by many
is conflated with a second trimester abortion; they are, in fact, different things. A second trimester abortion occurs up to about 19 to 21 weeks
after conception; up to the point that the fetus is no longer viable outside the womb. A "late term abortion" is only EVER done at the very end of the
third trimester of pregnancy (or in the case of missed miscarriage earlier in a pregnancy) to save the mother's life because the fetus is already
dead, the woman is suffering from life-endangering septicemia, and if someone doesn't abort the fetus surgically, the mother WILL die.
Let's get those two things clear, shall we?
It would be refreshing, given the collective high intellect of members of this forum.
I would also refer readers to the case of young MItt Romney CHASING AFTER A WOMAN who had already been given approval by her Mormon bishop to receive
a late term abortion, heart-breaking for her, of course, but her fetus was long DEAD and her body could not pass it in natural miscarriage, and it was
ROTTING inside of her; and she was in septicemia and needed the surgical abortion to save her life. A young Mitt Romney chased after this woman at the
hospital and told her she NEEDED TO DIE. Out of ignorance about what was happening to this woman medically. Let's move past that, shall we? Let's not
all remain that ignorant. There are times when abortion is necessary on a medical level to save the mother's life because the FETUS IS DEAD and its
dead tissue is KILLING THE MOTHER.
See the Mitt Romney case here:
The Curious Case of Mitt Romney, an Abortion, and
Eliza Dushku's Mom
PS And if you think that such events are rare, consider this: one out of four pregnancies ends in miscarriage or fetal death (the infant dies shortly
after birth.) So these events are common, and people need to understand them better. It's time to stop saying that a woman's life has no value, even
if her fetus is ALREADY DEAD INSIDE OF HER. Which is what you're doing when you say that "late term abortion" is murder. You're confusing that with
second trimester abortion, which isn't available many places, anyway, and which many people have moral issues with. They are two different things. And
yes, sometimes a surgical abortion IS medically necessary to save a woman's life. Get that wrong, and you need to revoke your license to be human,
'cause it's clear you ain't got no functioning heart.
PPS: The reason why I am always point blank and graphic about this is because people don't seem to understand the extreme medical necessity for this
type of abortion, which usually occurs quite late into a woman's pregnancy, and which is always heart-breaking for all involved. And the other reason
is I KNOW women who have been through this; in Ireland, such women are left to die; God isn't allowed to mandate saving the woman's life even though
her baby is long-dead inside of her; in Central and South America, forget about it, too; the woman's life has no value; until men and well-intentioned
women who are ignorant about the medical facts GET A FUCCCKKKKING CLUE about medically necessary abortions, and stop this bizarre fantasy that "late
term abortions" are for women who decide six months into a pregnancy that they want an abortion (which is illegal and doesn't happen) and understand
that second term abortions are what they're really objecting to, these continual, nonsensical, non-dialogues keep going on....
AND YOU KNOW WHAT? In the meantime, real women die. I've known some of them. And it pisses me the FUCCCCK OFF.
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