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The ethical storm over abortions has been renewed as it emerged that terminations are being carried out for minor, treatable birth defects.
Late terminations have been performed in recent years because the babies had club feet, official figures show.
Other babies were destroyed because they had webbed fingers or extra digits.
Such defects can often be corrected with a simple operation or physiotherapy. Link to Article
The scientist behind the remarkable 4D ultrasound images of babies “walking” in the womb has re-ignited pressure for a review of Britain’s abortion law with a breakthrough technique to detect cleft palates in foetuses.
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Originally posted by ADVISOR
My stance on abortion stands, unless the person was raped, I'm against it. That is the only case I personally feel should have the option. Other wise they were willing from the beginning, and should take responcibility for adult actions.
Originally posted by LeftBehind
But seriously, whether or not you are for or against abortion, the government should not be legislating what you do to your own body.
Just my .02
Originally posted by FredT
I have always been pro choice (I was a PP clinic escort at one point) however, even I have issue with a late term abortion for treatable causes.
However, this is a well know tactic of the pro life groups and others to 'chip" away at the exisiting laws (at least here in the US).
The problem with the whole adoption thing ADVISOR is multi faceted. One of the benifits and yes curses of our modern age is the technology dependant child. Its how we term kids who need a plethora of equipment to survive. Few families are truly able to care for these children. The stresses involved are incredible. We see our kids all the time as they bounce in and out of the hospital.
Originally posted by ronishia
abortion is a womans choice and the womans choice only noone has the right to tell her otherwise.
however i totally disagree with abortions from the gestation of 12/16 weeks on unless there are mitigating curcumsises ie sever birth defect causing child pain etc or health to mother. there have been cases of abortions being carried out at 6 /7 months i think this is truly sick by this time its not just cells etc being taken away it is a baby.
i am prochoice but i used to be against it untill a few years ago when my circumsises changed for the worse and i had to have one done ( due to health of myself), more counciling should be given to the woman b4 this desicion is made, i feel this area is sorly lacking in helping the woman come to a decison ensureing it is what she wants and is not being forced to or is scared.
maybe instead of slandering these woman we should be making sure the help is there b4 and after they have to make this decision
Originally posted by Graystar
Perhaps you should stand in on a late term abortion, maybe even help with the crushing of the head right before they suck out the brains. Hell you can hold the bag for those buthchers. Careful don't want to get any blood on your hands though.
I believe that those who say that they are pro choice are either comepletely sadistic or value their own lives too much and are unable to take a stand against anything that might cause them to be hurt or looked upon as out of touch and biggoted-- weaklings all of you!!!!!!1
How dare you and you say that pro choice people are sadistic and biggoted?
I am talkin from exerience in this, what do you think that taking this choice is an easy one? do you not think these woman like myself torture ourselves for hours before we make this kind of desicion? We are pro choice because what right is it of everyones what goes on in someone elses life, what RIGHT does anyone have to tell people the choices they should make?
As for your comment on late term abortion and standing in on them i have seen the sites and read comments from the doctors on procedures which is why i am AGAINST late term abortions unless the mothers life is severly at risk ie DEATH.
Il share with you a story of a friend of mine, she was 12 when this happened, she fell pregnant and told her mother, the doctors suggested she have an abortion because of her age and the fact that because of a condition she had she couldnt carry full term. Her mother refused it. My friend was forced to carry through this pregnacy, she confinded in me that she didnt want the baby, was depressed and scared. did anyone listen to her or notice she was becoming depressed? NO. she had the baby, and 2 weeks later killed herself she had become so depressed at the thought of having this baby, and the tension she had at home from her parents became to much.
Now someone is going to say they could have given the baby up for adoption yea fair enough but what about the woman that have been raped and got pregnant? Would you have her go full term with the pregnacy, knowing how this child was concieved, and being constantly reminded about her ordeal.
Before You judge people on their choices how about living a day in their shoes and feeling what it is like to have to make a desicion like that.
sadistic and bigotted indeed pffttt