a question for pro choicers..

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Registered: 07-03-2007
a question for pro choicers..
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Sun, 07-20-2008 - 12:43am

just trying to get an idea what it means by being pro choice.


Do you have a limit to the age of gestation at which point you say abortion is right/not right? or is it right at any time during gestation 0-42 weeks?


Lets say a woman was carrying a baby, at 38 weeks, she got divorced, faced serious domestic issues, unable to support baby etc, or similar circumstances. Or just had been struggling with the idea of abortion for a long time, and at 38 weeks or so, finally decided she didnt want to to give birth to the baby, so is it okay to abort at that time, considering she found a clinic who was willing to terminate the pregnancy that far along. It still is medically possible to abort, though risks are high.


How about if she is 32 weeks?


What do you all prochoicers say?

mel2010
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Registered: 07-15-2008
Wed, 07-23-2008 - 9:30pm
~...then why terminate an almost full term baby?
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Registered: 06-19-2008
Thu, 07-24-2008 - 1:20am

I didn't even know about being able to get rid of your unborn child more than half way into your pregnancy until this all started in 2003.

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Registered: 07-15-2008
Thu, 07-24-2008 - 3:10am

That was an interesting link, but it doesn't answer my question.

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Registered: 11-29-2005
Thu, 07-24-2008 - 8:48am

The smartest thing our President had ever said.


I have to say, that bar is set pretty low.

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Registered: 04-10-2003
Thu, 07-24-2008 - 9:41am
Partial birth abortion is not even a medical procedure. find it incomprehensible that a government entity would seek to practice medicine and then do so without benefit of the correct medical terminology when restricting women's medical care.
IT provides no exceptions for preserving the health of the woman either. It also bans a procedure that is, in some cases, the safest procedure for a woman., Oh she can still abort- but they will have to cut the fetus piece by piece and pull out each piece. Each time they enter the uterus with an instrument, they risk perforating it, causing her to hemorrhage or scar- and the instance infection from this is higher than when an intact D&E is performed. If they should leave any fetal fragment, they further risk infection and hemorrhage to her.
This bill sacrifices a woman's bets interests and restricts her rights to procedures that are far more risky to her body, health and life.
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Registered: 04-19-2006
Thu, 07-24-2008 - 12:01pm

There is a problem with the stats you provided. THERE IS MORE TO LIFE THAN MERE SURVIVAL. Sure 33% of micropreemies will survive their first year but it fails to mention how many will later die of liver failure cause by TPNs how many will need 24 hour care for life because of brain damage cause by grade 3 or 4 IVHs. It doesn't take into account how many will waste away from FTT.

As i said there is more to the story than simple survival when discussing micro preemies


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Registered: 07-19-2008
Thu, 07-24-2008 - 3:14pm

****THERE IS MORE TO LIFE THAN MERE SURVIVAL****


This is so true.

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Registered: 08-31-2004
Fri, 07-25-2008 - 8:46am

I support elective abortion up to viability, and abortion for medical reasons thereafter. I think 6 months is enough time to decide whether you want a child or not.


baby siggy
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Registered: 08-31-2004
Fri, 07-25-2008 - 8:51am

< Prochoicers mean that a woman has the right to make a choice, even if it is wrong, because its her body, right? >


Basically, yes. Most prochoicers also think that a complete stranger is ill-equipped to decide whether a given choice is right or wrong for a particular woman's circumstances.



Abortion can certainly be right. In my case, I would only abort if I was at risk, there were very serious defects in the fetus or if the fetus had been conceived via rape. So it's true to say that I would do it myself too, if I wanted. But I cannot imagine the circumstances in which I would want to

baby siggy
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Registered: 01-13-2008
Thu, 07-31-2008 - 6:16pm

Hi there


to clarify on this not all pro choicers agree with abortion, it is sometimes the only way - im in Ireland & had no option about abortion, something i was forced into

Aoife xx