The woman in FL has a guardian

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Registered: 03-26-2003
The woman in FL has a guardian
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Wed, 06-04-2003 - 10:03am
The woman who was raped in FL now has an appointed guardian who will also decided the fate of her unborn child. That has yet to be decided, but the woman appointed her guardian said she would have no problem deciding to abort the child or deciding to allow the child to be born...as of yet no decision has been made...IMO, either way the woman is going to give birth...why not allow her to give birth to a live child?
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Registered: 04-01-2003
Wed, 06-04-2003 - 8:45pm
Because that will score a point for the Pro-life side, which is not a very politically correct thing to do.
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Wed, 06-04-2003 - 10:20pm
Not sure if you're pl or pc, but all I meant was either way this woman is far enough along that she is going to give birth...whether the baby is born dead or born alive there's no getting out of it now...she is going to deliver a baby...dead or alive....why not alive? Who cares about who gets the points? I sure don't. It's too bad it's come down to this.

Sue

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Registered: 04-01-2003
Wed, 06-04-2003 - 10:51pm
Well, I come here to this debate to read and try to understand opinions on both sides. While there are some valid arguments on the pro-choice side, I lean toward pro-life. I just can't get passed the fact that it is a baby being killed, or potential baby (whatever) and I can't grasp the pro-choice sugar-coating of the procedure.

I was sarcastically pointing out that any attempt to "humanize" or bring sympathy to a fetus (even a 24 week one that appears healthy) is seen as a major threat to "a womens choice".

The fact is the pro-choice side does not acknowledge this "baby" as a person and believes it is not entitled to any rights, or sympathy. If they were to acknowledge that, they fear they would be admitting that the fetus is worthy of some consideration, and that is a message that pro-choice advocates are vehemently against sending, or having anyone believe.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 06-04-2003 - 11:07pm
Yes, I agree, and that's sad. It's too bad that this fight to be right(by both sides)is at the expense of the child.

I can see both sides...unfortunately this woman can't tell them what she wants, so both sides are trying to *guess* what is best for her when really she doesn't care either way and won't know the difference either way....but this unborn baby/child/fetus is viable and I think it's sad that it could just be disposed of as if it were garbage.

Sue