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Thread #149800   Message #3513628
Posted By: Ebbie
10-May-13 - 12:04 AM
Thread Name: BS: Roe vs Wade ByPass Effort
Subject: RE: BS: Roe vs Wade ByPass Effort
I would agree with all that, Steve Shaw, except for one thing: I do think there need to be time limits. If a pregnancy has proceeded for six months, say, and the fetus is viable I think an abortion, a pre-emptive extraction, should be permitted ONLY in cases of imminent danger to the mother. Even then I think it should be taken by cesarean. If the host, the mother, is in such bad shape that a pregnancy cannot be continued, surely the simple cesarean would be less traumatic to her system.

Complicating timelines is the fact that science is saving ever-younger babies. A generation ago, a two-pound fetus was simply not going to survive. That is no longer true.