There's gotta be some opinions on *this*
|Originally posted by Avonlea
Megan, I have to agree with you. I find that the thought of aborting a fetus at the point of potential viability sickening.
I am sorry if that gives me a black mark by my name here on the boards..but it is the truth. I find abortion at that point sickeing. I don't care why it is being done. If , on another floor of a hospital , an infant of that age is being kept alive..why is this one being killed? Is it just not special enough?
|Originally posted by isleta
No one has the right to tell someone else what to do with their body!
|If you find it horrible or sickening, then don't have one. But, please let people make their own choices between their family and their higher power. No one has the right to tell someone else what to do with their body! This might be pointless to argue, but I just do not understand why others have the right to impose their beliefs on this subject on to others. This should not be decided by the government. Period!|
|How many third trimester abortions are performed?
Fewer than 1% of abortions are performed after 20 weeks, and they are extremely rare after 26 weeks of pregnancy" [Ibid]. Typically abortions provided in the third trimester are limited to cases of severe fetal abnormalities.
|If you find it horrible or sickening, then don't have one. But, please let people make their own choices between their family and their higher power. No one has the right to tell someone else what to do with their body!|
|Originally posted by Super Pickle
Although I am totally pro-life, I have to say I do not understand WHY in the world the pro-life organzations have poured so much money, time, and energy into this issue. To me it doesn't make any sense.
In medical cases such as the ones mentioned by TiredX2, banning the procedure only poses further risk to the mother.
In cases of elective abortions, are any lives going to be saved? No! The baby will probably still be killed, and the alternate method is more drawn out and certainly more agonizing for the baby!!!!
I must be missing something.
But I think TiredX2 is right...it's more of a symbolic victory than anything else. The pro-life side "won" : this time...maybe that will help in future skirmishes.
But I don't think it should be about winning or losing. I think it should be about saving lives. At the end of Bush's term, I'd like to see some stats and do some number crunching and see if, taking into account both the war in Iraq and how much the abortion rate either fell or shot up, fewer or more lives were lost to violence.
|Pro-Lifer's in general do not care about the mother. The fetus is the all important object.|