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A Philadelphia abortion doctor has been charged with eight counts of murder in the deaths of a woman patient and seven babies that prosecutors say were born alive and then killed with scissors.
Originally posted by TedHodgson
reply to post by tothetenthpower
Not that i agree with Abortions at all, But How the hell can a man whose Offical job discription includes killing babies Be charged for Killing babies?! Its like charging a policeman for Upholding the law.
A late-term abortion often refers to an induced abortion procedure that occurs after the 20th week of gestation.
However, the exact point when a pregnancy becomes late-term is not clearly defined.
Some sources define an abortion after 12 completed weeks' gestation as "late".
Some sources define an abortion after 16 weeks as "late".
Three articles published in 1998 in the same issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association could not agree on the definition.
Two of the JAMA articles chose the 20th week of gestation to be the point where an abortion procedure would be considered late-term.
The third JAMA article chose the third trimester, or 27th week of gestation. The point at which an abortion becomes late-term is often related to the "viability" (ability to survive outside the uterus) of the fetus.
Sometimes late-term abortions are referred to as post-viability abortions.
However, viability varies greatly among pregnancies. Nearly all pregnancies are viable after the 27th week, and no pregnancies are viable before the 21st week. Everything in between is a "grey area".[
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
Yeah, so if he's proven guilty, which it seems there is a mountain of evidence, please sent this guy and whoever helped him to prison for the rest of their lives.
I'm very much pro choice. However it's important that these practices be regulated and scrutinized to make sure this sort of tragedy doesn't happen.
Originally posted by Skyfloating
Yes, even "pro-choicers" see that there needs to be a line-drawn and that it is murder beyond a certain point in time. Beyond which point? I dont know. In my opinion its 3 months.
Killing them after they are born is cruel beyond belief and has nothing to do with "abortion".