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Roe vs. wade

  1. Jun 18, 2003 #1
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  3. Jun 18, 2003 #2
    Hmmmm...'Roe" was apparently an idiot on many levels, and was ripe to get brainwashed. So what?

    Oh, and the 'partial birth abortion' is a non-medical term which only exists in the minds of the anti-abortion crowd. The term exists only for political gain, and the procedure itself is extremely rare, and is normally used for non-viable fetuses(feti?). About 1% of abortions are D&X procedures, and 99% of them are used to save a mother's life, or because the fetus is severely deformed(spinal cord outside the body, stuff like that.)
     
  4. Jun 19, 2003 #3

    Ivan Seeking

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    this is also known as the fisherman's paradox.
     
  5. Jun 19, 2003 #4

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    Could you elaborate? I don't think I've ever heard of it. Is that the remorse for catching the fish?

    Many people regret many things they do. Almost all women at some point regret abortion and even adoption.
     
  6. Jun 19, 2003 #5

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    Sorry, I was thinking row vs wade, not Roe vs Wade.
     
  7. Jun 27, 2003 #6
    All I can say is that there is scientifically little to no difference between on of these 'fetuses' after the first trimester and a baby. In my opinion that effectively makes late-term abortion the same thing as infanticide. The idea that fetuses aren't actually human beings disturbs me because it implies that
    a) The fetus just suddenly becomes human in the process of being delivered, which is physically impossible.
    or b) The fact that you haven't met this person makes it ok to kill it.
    I find it rather odd that the same people that are putting up so much protest about the innocent lives lost in war in Iraq are promoting this sort of thing right here at home.
     
  8. Jun 27, 2003 #7
    No, I would say that you are off the mark. The 6-7 month mark is where teh fetus becomes semi-viable. Plus, like people keep saying to no avail, the so called 'partial birth abortions'(a right-wing fictional term), are performed generally when the fetus is extremely malformed. I find it odd that people who want to ban all abortions seem to be pro-death penalty and pro-war, and anti-public school, school lunch, Head Start, medical aid for poor children, etc. All this 'concern' about the 'unborn', and no concern for actual living human beings.
     
  9. Jun 27, 2003 #8

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    you fail to realize that public schools, school lunches, head start, and medical care all require higher taxes, and republicans don't want this! :wink:
     
  10. Jun 27, 2003 #9
    Actually, they don't require higher taxes...they require tax dollars to be diverted away from bloated military budgets, and corporations and the wealthiest 1% to actually stop dodging the taxes they are supposed to pay in the first place.

    The problem of politicizing abortion is that it isn't a medical issue, it is the religious fundamentalists wanting to legislate their warped morality.
     
  11. Jun 30, 2003 #10
    Almost all women regret adoption at some point? So, you have established that people have an equal probability of regretting any decision they make. By this rationale many people would also regret not having an abortion.

    Perhaps you think it best to let the state make the decisions for the people because the people are too stupid to make the "right" decision. Yeah, true Americans like myself call that facism.

    Thank you for presenting such a weak argument.

    eNtRopY
     
  12. Jul 1, 2003 #11

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    Wow. You missed my point completely. Do you think I'm "pro life"? My point was that since people often have regrets about difficult or painful choices, its not surprising nor is it important to the issue of choice that she regrets hers. I'm pro choice.
     
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