Re: Maryland Abortion Doctors Charged With MurderJan 8th, 2012
The issue my health is none of your business. If you think it is then all women should be quarantined and monitored for one month after sex to ensure they don't endanger a potential baby, then we can enforce a strict diet for the remaining term.
I'm curious ... under what circumstances is it justifiable for a woman to delay making a decision regarding the termination of a pregnancy for 33 weeks? There are tests available that confirm a pregnancy 3 -5 days after conception. Years ago, it took a month to confirm a pregnancy. The faster tests were obviously developed to provide women with more time to make the important decision ... so why should women still have the option of waiting until after the child is viable, at 33 weeks, to terminate the development ... simply because it is a viable unborn child rather than a viable born child? Women can run international corporations, but when it comes to making a decision about whether they want to raise a child they become braindead? How does that work?
It is violent. we have had to put a rope around protruding hooves of a calf more than once and lever it out of the cow when we could not get a vet in time to save them both. Even during normal birthing cows bellow in pain, as do many other species. As for the bonbon remark, well we have progressed somewhat from that belief.Quote has been trimmed, See full post:
How well educated do you suppose a young, unmarried girl is about amniocentesis? I would say not very well, if she was either too poor or too undeducated to use birthcontrol in the first place. And why do you think even an incompetent abortion dr. simply yanks fetuses out of a woman's body?? How about a bit of reality here. This would kill the woman as well as the fetus.
This sort of simplistic ranting is not conducive to reasonable discussion, anymore a religiously based one is.
"A fetus is viable when it reaches an "anatomical threshold" when critical organs, such as the lungs and kidneys, can sustain independent life. Until the air sacs are mature enough to permit gases to pass into and out of the bloodstream, which is extremely unlikely until at least 23 weeks gestation (from last menstrual period), a fetus cannot be sustained even with a respirator, which can force air into the lungs but cannot pass gas from the lungs into the bloodstream."
There are very few late term abortions done even in Canada where we do not have a law...
Women today deliver their children in many different environments. One of the calmest, easiest environments for delivery is in water. There is no violence in a water birth. Calm mothers have calm births ... hysterical mothers have hysterical births, but not all births are violent by any stretch of the imagination.
It is not only young, unmarried women that have late term abortions. Furthermore, the incidence of fetal abnormalities identified through amniocentesis is relatively low for young, healthy women.
Women have a responsibility in reproduction. If they get pregnant, they are responsible for making the decisions associated with pregnancy in a timely manner. Since all testing regarding abnormalities is available at about 18 weeks gestation, there is no excuse for waiting until 33 weeks ... and there is certainly no excuse for doctors to accommodate women that are so confused about their choice that they allow them to delay making critical decisions until well after the fetus is viable.