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Subject:  Re: Poll: When should abortion be legal/banned Date:  7/11/2013  9:01 AM
Author:  GardenStateFool Number:  1888360 of 1963211

Is it still between a woman and her doctor at 35 weeks? If the baby can survive outside the womb, does she still have the right to terminate? Does the biological father have a say at anytime?

How about the cases when you've put into legislation this "nothing after X weeks" and the medical cases come up - and they do come up - that no, the baby is not viable, and without the abortion, the mother's life is in danger as well.

This is what I loathe about these conversations. People want to put into place the "we want to control when X happens" forgetting entirely that Y also happens, which totally invalidates your line in the sand.

Also, it's between a woman and her doctor. There's a reason why there are only a handful of late-term abortion practitioners in the country, beside the fact that there are a bunch of murderous "pro-life" people running around.

It's because most doctors choose not to make these decisions, but the ones who do are the ones who believe most strongly that there are cases that it is the right thing to do in that circumstance.

So the woman who "wants an abortion because she doesn't want the baby" at 35 weeks is essentially a myth, but the ones who are faced with a heartbreaking and tragic medical circumstance are not, and your little either/or proposition is punishing people who are already devastated enough by the circumstances they find themselves in.

Enough. Stop attempting to pass legislation for problems that don't exist. There's enough heartbreak and tragedy in any situation that is leading to abortion without a bunch of people sticking their self-righteous noses in.

GSF
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