Interesting about my day of conception.

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Registered: 10-05-2003
Interesting about my day of conception.
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Wed, 11-12-2003 - 4:32pm
Just doing some research and came accross the day I was concieved in 1973. On this day, the day I was created, my mother was given the percieved right to kill me. I have a problem with this. Anyone else research the abortion time line to see what was in store for them?

1973

Jan. 22: The U.S. Supreme Court issues its ruling in Roe v. Wade, finding that a "right of privacy" it had earlier discovered was "broad enough to encompass" a right to abortion and adopting a trimester scheme of pregnancy. In the first trimester, a state could enact virtually no regulation. In the second trimester, the state could enact some regulation, but only for the purpose of protecting maternal "health." In the third trimester, after viability, a state could ostensibly "proscribe" abortion, provided it made exceptions to preserve the life and "health" of the woman seeking abortion. Issued on the same day, Doe v. Bolton defines "health" to mean "all factors" that affect the woman, including "physican, emotional, psychological, familial, and the woman's age."

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-07-2003
Wed, 11-12-2003 - 6:14pm
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but was the term "trimester" invented in conjunction with abortion? If it was, I'm appalled! I had no idea that when I would tell people I was in in my second trimester I was using an abortion term.
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-27-2003
Wed, 11-12-2003 - 9:29pm
Big EEK from me on that one.
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-05-2003
Wed, 11-12-2003 - 9:36pm
No, I think that what was meant by Trimester Scheme was the breaking down of life into smaller, more insignificant stages. So, but regulating abortion based on 'trimesters' it was easier to roll back legislation regarding trimester abortion limits by demunizing the unborn - one month at a time.