12 weeks – three months. Unborn babies’ hearts start beating around four weeks. Most women discover they’re pregnant 4 to 8 weeks into their pregnancy. The real questions for you to ponder are: When does life begin? What are the unborn? What is abortion? Does placement determine value (inside or outside)? Does size/appearance/shape determine value (that’s a what?!). Can two wrongs make a right ( can non-A = A)… I’ll let you think about that one.
With modern technology and medicine, premature babies are being saved under extraordinary circumstances and at unheard of ages – around 21/22 weeks ( a little over five months) I believe. Science and medicine are leapfrogging the law, creating a situation where it is legal to kill the unborn who could be viable outside of the womb.
All life is sacred and precious. Over 50 million planned abortions have been performed in the US since 1973 alone. Most abortions occur in the first three months of pregnancy. According to the pro-choice Guttmacher Inst. in a 2004 poll, nearly 25% of abortions were performed due to concerns over the health of the mother or the baby. Less than 2% were due to rape or incest…
The law does not create nor determine morality. For those of you who think abortion should be okay in circumstances of incest or rape; DNA removes the value of that life all of a sudden? Do not wash away your principles out of emotive, political or pragmatic reactionism. Rape and incest are despicable acts, but let us not punish a complete innocent for that which they have zero control over and subject them to such a violent, terminal act.
… As a pragmatic aside, think about those numbers and consider our current economic situation. Our current social security solvency issues. Over fifty million voters, workers, tax-payers, entrepreneurs, inventors, leaders, opportunities… Souls…
- Questions (and Answers) for Pro-Choice Individuals (patheos.com)
- Republican John Koster Opposes Abortion In Cases of Incest and “the Rape Thing” (slog.thestranger.com)
- Abortion Never Saves a Woman’s Life (airocross.com)
- Joe Walsh: abortions never necessary to save life of mother (blogs.suntimes.com)
- 54 million unborn babies aborted since 1973 (in the US) (redbirdsandotherwonders.typepad.com)