this most compelling of circumstances is a crock. If a child "needs' to be aborted so late into gestation, then this presuposes that said child is viable outside of the womb. There is no sudden onset of 'must kill' orders for a child at this stage, it is only done for the sake of last minute changes of mind. One doctor mentioned in a study had been an OB for 36 years and had NEVER seen a delivery or medical need for him to remove a viable child forcibly from the womb in order to 'save the mother's life. IF (and this is a large if)a mother instantaneously develops a life threatening illness the child can be delivered safely via csec posing less/or equal to risks to mother and *compared to fatality* much less risk for viable human.
It is always going to be a tragedy to needlessly end a life, whether it's by elective abortion, murder, rape, suicide, etc. A person is no less a person if they are small, tiny, retarded, or a certain color. We cannot make distinctions on such fallacies. I have been pregnant,more than once, and each time a human resulted. Come to think of it, that's how I got here. Who are we to say who gets to live or why, by what right is this given to us. I have a special needs child who was born with a random genetic disorder on the extreme end of the autistic spectrum. She did not choose this, I sure as heck didn't, but without her here I would not be who I am. She would never get to bug the fool out of me for a Dorito, or chocolate (proving once and for all she has my tastebuds) If we don't suppose that life is a gift for all of us, then we get down to deciding for whom it is NOT a right. Some on here will not have any other person tell them it's not their RIGHT to be a lesbian, to smoke, drink, or eat cheesecake. All this hubbaloo about MY RIGHTS is just a smoke screen. We don't want our alleged rights taken away from us, so we are quick to remove them from whoever incoveniences us.
I wish more people would just be honest about what goes on with abortion. We are all intelligent women, and men (usually)and we ought to be able to call a spade a spade. Abortion terminates, ends or otherwise causes the cessation of life. Period. No religiospeak, be man or woman enough to call it what it is and not pussyfoot around with less than pleasant terminology.
Last edited by calligrapher; 11/03/07 08:58 PM.