abortion up to 9 months?

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abortion up to 9 months?
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Sat, 04-12-2008 - 5:51pm

I was reading other posts and it says you can have an abortion at any time during your pregnancy.


If you would have an abortion at 9 months why the hell wouldn't you just have the baby and give the baby up for adoption?

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Registered: 02-04-2008
Sat, 04-12-2008 - 6:00pm

Most abortions that late in pregnancy were due to medical emergency - however, via Partial Birth Abortion - there is no need to kill a child, IMHO, simply as to not deliver a live child.

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Sat, 04-12-2008 - 6:40pm

>The entire child is BORN and must have his/her brain suctioned out of their head in order to ensure that as the last portion of the child is

Sandy
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Sat, 04-12-2008 - 7:32pm

"If you would have an abortion at 9 months why the hell wouldn't you just have the baby and give the baby up for adoption?"

Excellent question. Since I have no intention of having an abortion ever (even catastrophic fetal anomaly would require serious contemplation), I really can't answer it. I can, however, share my opinion on why I think it should be completely legal- all the way up to nine months. Any specification of gestation (e.g. 24 weeks) that determines legality is fairly arbitrary. Yes, 24 weeks is technically considered the point of viability but that does not mean that every fetus born at that stage has a good chance of surviving, especially without severe problems. It depends so much on other factors. In addition, do we then say that a 23-week-old fetus has no intrinsic worth by comparison? Since abortion at nine months' gestation is so incredibly rare anyway, it makes sense that legislating against it would probably be more likely to cause problems for women who had to have an abortion at a late period of gestation (such as for catastrophic fetal anomaly or to save their own lives) than it would be to act as any kind of deterrent for women seeking purely elective abortions at that point.




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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 04-12-2008 - 7:36pm
AND there is that other little thing--when we make abortion illegal at certain stages, we reduce the ability of women who do truly need the procedure, such as women who are carrying dead fetuses, to obtain them. Lower demand=fewer skilled physicians who can and will perform them. Should we really require a women to travel across the state or across the country or WORSE, out of the country to have a life-saving procedure performed?

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Sandy
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Sat, 04-12-2008 - 7:46pm

I understand in those circumstances why it would be necessary!


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Registered: 06-17-2007
Sat, 04-12-2008 - 9:01pm

"I was just reading some threads, and see that baby on the bus that someone posted up ( after they were aborted) and was like well if the baby was healthy and no harm to the mom? then why?"

The problem with getting your info from the "truth truck" is that you don't really have all the info. Was there no harm to the mother? We don't know. Was this a fetus that died in utero? We don't know. A lot of the pictures I've seen of so-called "aborted fetuses" look far more like stillborn babies. When you have organizations that are already inclined to present a late-term fetus as the standard product of an abortion (when the vast majority are prior to eight weeks' gestation), you really can't be sure if anything else they are saying is true either.

You'd be very hard-pressed to find a doctor in this country that would perform late-term abortions for catastrophic fetal anomalies, much less for the mother's convenience. Many states have laws against "elective" abortions past 24 weeks. The word "elective" is put into quotes because anything beyond the mother's imminent death (such as catastrophic fetal anomalies or the mother's likely death) are still considered elective abortions. These are obviously not to be confused with abortions purely for the mother's convenience, but for many states, there is no legal difference.




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Registered: 07-18-2006
Sat, 04-12-2008 - 11:25pm

Hmmmm,


I really don't want to see these trucks rolling threw my neighborhood with kids and what not around.


We do not know what the picture are truly from, and they very well could be still birth babies.

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Registered: 04-19-2006
Sun, 04-13-2008 - 4:06am

>>If you would have an abortion at 9 months why the hell wouldn't you just have the baby and give the baby up for adoption? <<

because euthanasia is currently illegal and having a late term abortion is possibly more humane than forcing the child to live for a few days/weeks in excruciating pain












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Registered: 04-19-2006
Sun, 04-13-2008 - 4:10am

>> I was just reading some threads, and see that baby on the bus that someone posted up ( after they were aborted) and was like well if the baby was healthy and no harm to the mom? then why?<<

since it is almost impossible to find a doctor to do it even for catastrophic anomalies I highly doubt you are going to find a doctor who will do an elective abortion at that stage gestation.

Also there is no way to know if the baby in question was healthy. MAny babies who look whole and well formed have some seriously screwed up insides.












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Sun, 04-13-2008 - 8:38am

Yes for medical reasons I see why



Yes unfortunally I know this all too well, my cousin had a baby in march, she looked like a perfect baby girl...

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