Why abort at all??

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Why abort at all??
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Wed, 06-27-2007 - 8:23pm

I've been thinking ( uh-oh)


There has been so much talk on the board lately about about late term abortions....and different procedures used in late term abortions. I've forgotten which one it was...but there was talk about a procedure where the baby is delivered whole

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Wed, 06-27-2007 - 8:51pm

The quicker the better. As a woman currently in her 9th month of pregnancy, if I were faced with having to abort a fetus that would not survive outside the womb I'd rather not sit around and wait for nature to take it's course. Any woman who has had a long labor or who has gone beyond their due date could certainly understand.

I also don't know that I'd be interested in holding the fetus, either.

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Wed, 06-27-2007 - 9:10pm

Ohhh I totally get you on the long labor thing...my 1st was 12 hours...ugh...nothing is worse then a long stalled labor....


but...if the woman really does want to hold her child...and the alternatives are delivering the baby intact ( with a crushed skull) via abortion...or induction...why not pick induction? especially with the abortion procedure causing a risk to a woman's future fertility.


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Wed, 06-27-2007 - 9:23pm

""If the baby is gonna die anyway at/ shortly after birth...ya know.""


If it was a condition that would cause the baby extreme pain before death, then I think an abortion is far more humane.

Lori
**Navy Wife to Eddie since Dec 2002**

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Wed, 06-27-2007 - 9:40pm

Why *should* I want to? Everyone deals with things differently, including death. Not everyone chooses to bury their dead nor do they feel it necessary to visit a grave site.

I can mourn my own way and I don't believe that holding the dead fetus will cause me to heal any quicker/better.

If the woman does want to hold the fetus, well then she has to make a decision. I suppose it's a matter of which is the lesser of two evils for her in that particular situation.

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Registered: 08-18-2006
Wed, 06-27-2007 - 9:48pm
If you are goign to hold the baby that is what they do. You are given a shot to stop the baby's heart and then they induce you...They don't just want to induce you and let the baby slowly die.
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Wed, 06-27-2007 - 9:53pm
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If you are going to hold the child you dont have a D&X that is for women who are in distress and need the baby out or the dont wnat to see the baby. If you are holding then you have a salien abortion, or induction abortion(same thing)
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Wed, 06-27-2007 - 11:48pm

Yup! Sophie got the medical standpoint just right on both counts.

For an induction abortion, prior to giving the hormones that will cause the uterus to cramp (and typically after the first cervical softeners, but before the stronger ones), a lethal injection is given to the fetus. This may be saline, urea, potassium chloride.

Purely from the standpoint of preserving the health of the woman, the more controlled surgical procedures which require less dilation of the cervix are much safer, there's less risk of hemorrhage after placental removal. If the major concern is protecting her life, even with a normal-shaped fetus it's preferable to perform a D&E. Over 95% of second term induced abortions are performed using a D&E.

This is the standpoint of the ACOG, which is the accreditation agency of obstetricians.
http://www.acog.org/from_home/publications/press_releases/nr09-22-06.cfm

As far as the woman's individual choices around grieving, I imagine that's very personal.

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Thu, 06-28-2007 - 9:45am
How do you know the abortion itself doesn't cause the baby pain?
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Thu, 06-28-2007 - 9:46am

"If you are holding then you have a salien abortion, or induction abortion(same thing)"

According to information given to us on this board, saline abortions are not done anymore because they are so barbaric and painful to the baby....and oftentimes the baby doesn't die, but is born alive, and burned.

Sue

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Thu, 06-28-2007 - 9:48am
Oh but,that is something easily explained away or ignored here.
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