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Old 04-18-2007, 09:09 PM   #46
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I read that it's 0.17% but I am talking about Abortions in General. If it's such a difficult thing to do, then why not give the baby up for adoption instead of adding to the 45,000,000 aborted fetuses.

I though Humans were intelligent and could figure out ways to stem this sort of thing?? I guess I was wrong. Because in a recent study. Chimpaneez are far smarter than human beings, so I think we should lower ourselfs to Animals and not humans anymore.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/...an-humans.html

Mutations are advantageous, deleterious or neutral - just because since divergence from a common ancestor these primates have shown more mutations doesn't make the fewer mutations along the human line worthless; they still packed a bigger punch in terms of producing an intelligent social animal (humans).

They are not smarter; Chimps are violent animals with social behaviour (not like those benign bonobos) - our clade just had the luck to get out of the jungle and get smart.
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So unlike the Left, which uses only medically recognized terms like "choice", "reproductive freedom" and "back-alley abortion" in their rhetoric.
I have little to do with those statist bastards but in this case they seem to err on the side of liberties for the sentient human beings - when a woman gets knocked up the law shouldn't give her parasite priority.

If you want to stop abortion then invent a means to extract a foetus and raise it ex utero with a relatively standard surgical procedure for reasonably low costs and then have the means to raise these kids of nobody.
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I read that it's 0.17% but I am talking about Abortions in General. If it's such a difficult thing to do, then why not give the baby up for adoption instead of adding to the 45,000,000 aborted fetuses.
OK, then lemme ask you this in general, have you EVER seen ANYONE here post that they LIKE abortion? I haven't. Personally, I think that unless it's a case of rape/incest or a medical necessity, abortion at ANY stage is appalling, BUT I simply cannot be in favor of these blanket bans because I don't want anyone but myself, my husband, and our doctors decided when it's OK to abort and when it's not. No one is dancing because babies are being aborted. I think that most people would be against abortions as a form of birth control. However, what pro-choicers are fighting for is the right for us, our spouses, and our doctors to decide when to have an abortion, not George W Bush. I don't trust my country enough to let them make medical decisions for me. This is not the case in ANY other area of life. A cancer patient can refuse chemo, a tumor patient can refuse surgery, a person with a cold can chose not to take Sudafed....Would you let me and everyone else here vote on whether or not you should be allowed to have a vasectomy? Do you even see the point we're all trying to make? Just a simple yes or no will do. Google the term "precedent" while you're at it.
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There is no need to be more graphic, only to say that partial birth abortion is, sadly, a very accurate description of a gruesome procedure that's neither morally or medically justified.


this is completely incorrect, as the example i've elucidated proves.

virtually ALL late-term abortions are performed due to medical necessity.

that is why it must remain legal.
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Old 04-18-2007, 11:00 PM   #50
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Some may want to Google "infanticide" because that's exactly what partail birth abortions are.

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Some may want to Google "infanticide" because that's exactly what partail birth abortions are.

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Or "ancephaly". Can you kill something that's already dead?
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Some may want to Google "infanticide" because that's exactly what partail birth abortions are.

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good God, no it isn't.

come, meet this woman, this mother of 5 who adores her children. she lives in Buffalo, NY. she had a late-term abortion because the baby had ANCEPHALY!

she did not kill that child. the child had died already.

how we demonize women.
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she did not kill that child. the child had died already.
God wants her to give birth to a dead baby. He told these men that He does.
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it really says a lot

when people believe that a woman

who is 8 months pregnant

would suddenly decide to end her pregnancy

because she wants to

not because she has to
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This part of the thread is literally making me feel ill, just thinking about it. My cousin lost a baby recently and I know someone who lost a baby to SIDS and then lost another to ancephaly even though there didn't appear to be anything genetically wrong with the parents.

Diamond, do you know anyone who's carried a baby with ancephaly? Have you ever been there to support someone who has, abortion or full term? Just wondering...
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An incredible story of love and acceptance. You'll love it!!, September 5, 1998
Reviewer: A reader
This is a true story of a little girl, Charity Yorgason, who was born without a brain, and the impact she had on the family who adopted her. The Yorgason's were told that she would never experience emotions, never smile, never love, and would not live past two years. They first took her in their home as a foster child, and were ultimately able to adopt her. She was a hydrocephalic who endured many operations, always surprising even the doctors with her ability to bounce back. But the real story is the story of her ability to love everyone without ever saying a word. Through her smile and her eyes she radiated a love that would touch your soul. This story takes you through the almost 8 years of her all too short life, sharing her experiences, her pain, and the lessons of love that she taught through her smile and her eyes. It is impressive to see, through the eyes of her father, what an impact Charity had on everyone she met, and especially on her adopted family. It was amazing to read of the intense pain she experienced, yet still she seemed to choose to live. This book will make you laugh and cry. It will touch your soul, and renew your faith. Warning: Have a box of Kleenex close by. You'll need them!

(I don't know anybody personally, but do know of people who've adopted special needs kids).

Here's a good book about the very subject :
http://www.amazon.com/One-Tattered-A.../dp/1590380967
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Maybe it's my ADD/Dyslexic mind that may confuse all of you????
You can try to blame it on this, but it doesn't explain the Supreme
Court ruling.
Not only are you profoundly wrong you may not even have a right to give an opinion.
I seldom say this to anyone, but I can say unequivocaly, Justin and diamond..
You do not know what you are talking about and you should not comment untill you have truly educated yourself.
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I just can't go over this again... i just have to come the place where there are people that listen and people that don't...

there are people who try to guilt trip you, and people who see the facts
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(I don't know anybody personally, but do know of people who've adopted special needs kids).
Hydrocephaly is different than anencephaly. We're not talking special needs, we're talking no brain, period. Hydrocephalics have a brain.

"Infants born with anencephaly are usually blind, deaf, unconscious, and unable to feel pain. Although some individuals with anencephaly may be born with a rudimentary brainstem, which controls autonomic and regulatory function, the lack of a functioning cerebrum permanently rules out the possibility of ever gaining consciousness....Most anencephalic babies do not survive birth, accounting for 55% of non-aborted cases. If the infant is not stillborn, then he or she will usually die within a few hours or days after birth from cardiorespiratory arrest."

So, if your wife was carrying an anencephalic baby who would either die before or during birth (VERY likely), or less than a week after, you'd rather have your wife risk her life giving birth to a baby that has no brain?

I can't say for sure I wouldn't carry such a baby full term (I know someone who did), but I would be very hurt and offended if my husband insisted I risk my own life for the formality of delivering a brain dead baby.
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there are people who try to guilt trip you, and people who see the facts


This isn't about facts; it's about ethics to many people.

You all know where I stand on abortion..I hate it. I think it's a f***ing abomination, BUT I'm not willing to have it banned entirely. This particular ruling that occurred today means next to nothing in the grand scheme of things. 0.17% is nothing. There's no big "victory" that has been won with this. Not yet. Besides, Pandora's Box has long been opened...and at this point it's next to impossible to close.

Ban abortion for every instance except for health concerns, and that's it. Anything else would be to straddle the fence.

Sorry if you all disagree with me on this, but that's just too bad. I don't want to argue about this. This thread was made so we could discuss the consequences of this ruling, NOT the morality of abortion. There are other threads for that.
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