Time Limits on Abortion?

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Registered: 03-18-2004
Time Limits on Abortion?
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Thu, 03-13-2008 - 2:45am

Hello to all,


I have been a lurker on this board for quite sometime. I have read thousands of messages that attempt to debate the topic of abortion. I have seen people that claim to be PC who are clearly pro-abortion, and I have seen people who claim to be PL who make far to many "exceptions".


I, myself have read much information relating to both sides of the abortion debate and find definite holes in both arguements.


There is absolutely no way to civily and effectively debate this topic because it doesn't rely solely on scientific facts ,morality and religion is also involved. I have seen PLers present accurate and true arguements that are cited from valuble sources only to have a PCer diregard it as "bias, fake, censored, etc." I have also seen PLers desperately resort to religion as a fail safe, when truly

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Registered: 03-07-2007
Thu, 03-13-2008 - 7:33am

First, welcome to the board.

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Registered: 03-18-2004
Thu, 03-13-2008 - 10:05am

Thank-you kindly for the welcome.


"Can you define what you think "pro-abortion"

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Registered: 05-06-2007
Thu, 03-13-2008 - 10:22am

<<"There are plenty of restrictions on abortion."

Please specify if you will because I'm finding that really hard to believe.>>

Really? What do you find hard to believe about it? Do you think someone at 35 weeks pregnant can just walk into a dr's office and say they want an abortion and it's done?

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Registered: 05-11-2006
Thu, 03-13-2008 - 10:39am

My biggest reason for resisting restrictions on when abortions should/shouldn't be allowed is that some women NEED abortions at various times.

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Registered: 03-18-2004
Thu, 03-13-2008 - 10:44am

"Do you think someone at 35 weeks pregnant can just walk into a Dr's office and say they want an abortion and it's done?"


I never said that. Although I do believe that most

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Registered: 05-06-2007
Thu, 03-13-2008 - 10:50am

Actually there are legal restrictions on abortions:

"How is abortion legally restricted in the United States?

* States can restrict abortion or prohibit it entirely after viability—except when necessary to protect the woman’s life or health—and the vast majority of states have done so. The most common restrictions on early abortion are parental involvement requirements, state-directed counseling and waiting periods, and limitations on public funding. (46–49)"

http://www.guttmacher.org/in-the-know/restrictions.html

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Registered: 03-07-2007
Thu, 03-13-2008 - 10:52am

"Then there are people who blatantly have no disregard for life of the child growing within them. They poke at, make fun of and joke about abortion.

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Thu, 03-13-2008 - 11:10am
I agree that there are certain medical situations that the mothers health should come first i.e. the mothers life is in jeopardy, the fetus will most likely die. It would never be my wish to choose the fetuses life over the mothers life. But like you mentioned the percentage of abortions performed for this reason are extremely low. In the rare event that an abortion to save the mothers life was needed I'm almost certain that the legality of restrictions would not force her to wait. Most Doctors are not stupid. Some Doctors spend years training in fetal and maternal health. If there was an instance that the life of the mother was in question there would be no reason at all for a Doctor to prevent her from having an abortion to save her own life. A Doctors word is held trusted because they took an oath to help people, their testimony alone should disregard a restriction for an abortion in late term pregnancies..
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Registered: 03-18-2004
Thu, 03-13-2008 - 11:20am

Before we get further involved in the many (like you said)

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Registered: 03-07-2007
Thu, 03-13-2008 - 11:27am

"If there are so few women getting them why should there not be a law to restrict them?"


For the reason that someone else already raised...it can make it difficult for those in need to have timely access to abortion.

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