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Originally posted by NewAgeMan
reply to post by windword
22 weeks. I didn't know that.
Could make a great industry for the stem cell harvesting I guess..
Personally, I wish it was much lower than that, like only 6 weeks, whereby pregnancy testing, might be part of sex education i.e.: teaching people to test after sex, or at 30 day intervals, and make that available as a health care covered right (access to testing kits).
That's what I would hope for.
22 weeks..? Ugh.
And I was only trying to make the point that this is a human conversation, about a human issue whereby men need not be excluded from the discussion or told to back off and with hold their POV, and from what I've just learned it sounds like there ARE lives at stake.
Hey don't get me wrong I'm a Liberal, but I never really gave this that much thought before, and now I'm freaked out by it. 22 weeks is much too long..
A termination of pregnancy is best done between eight and 12-weeks of pregnancy. Before this the gestation sac is so small that it can be missed, and later than this the procedure is more complicated. Read more:
Later Abortions The earlier an abortion is provided the safer it is, because earlier abortions are less complicated. Therefore, it is important that women who decide to get abortions can do so without unnecessary delays. In fact, 88% of all abortions in the United States are obtained within the first 12-13 weeks after the last menstrual period (LMP). Sometimes, however, women have compelling reasons to obtain abortions in later weeks.
Third Trimester Abortions Despite the claims of some anti-abortion activists, women have access to abortion in the third trimester only in extreme circumstances. Fewer than 2% of abortions are provided at 21 weeks or after, and they are extremely rare after 26 weeks of pregnancy. Very few abortions are provided in the third trimester, and they are generally limited to cases of severe fetal abnormalities or situations when the life or health of the pregnant woman is seriously threatened.
"It's been assumed until now that women have just one wave per monthly cycle, leading to one ovulation, but nobody has actually carried out detailed analysis before," said Roger Pierson, who led the study. "In fact, all the women in our study had at least two waves and 30 per cent of them had three."
Sperm ejaculated into a woman's vagina can live in a woman's cervical mucus or upper genital tract for three to five days. Fertilization is possible as long as the sperm remain alive.
Conception can occur as many as five days after sex or possibly longer, as strong, healthy sperm can survive for about that many days (and perhaps even longer) in the supportive environment of the fallopian tubes as they wait for an egg to be released, if one isn't already present [source: Harms].
Originally posted by windword
reply to post by seeker11
Actually, scientists have recently discovered that a woman can ovulated up to 3 times per cycle, and ovulation is often related to arousal. Just thinking about sex that you had 3 days ago could cause ovulation, and that sperm can live up 5 days in the vaginal canal.
Originally posted by Human_Alien
I personally can live more peacefully knowing a fetus was terminated than a toddler abused!
It is going to take a "Life Begins at Conception Act" to dismantle Roe v Wade and given the liberal justices on the Bench of the SCOTUS I think is will be tough as heck to do.
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
reply to post by GradientWell
I understand what you're saying, but at another level it's also absurd to absolve the male of our species from any say in such decision-making simply because we're not the one's who have to birth the child.
Would it be ok then in your opinion if the woman decided (because it's their body) in spite of a healthy pregnancy to have the baby torn out of her womb at the second trimester, and then say diced to piece on a chopping block, or perhaps the more humane way, given a lethal injection?