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  •  In addition, I'd eliminate the word "expendable" (4+ / 0-)

    when referring to a fetus, as well as stating that you can try again.  That sounds, to put it bluntly, rather hard and uncaring.  While a fetus is not a child, most who have suffered a miscarriage will tell you that one pregnancy is not replaceable by another.  

    Otherwise, you make some excellent points.

    "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

    by gustynpip on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 02:05:40 PM PST

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    •  No, I meant expendable, unfortunately. (3+ / 0-)
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      And it's sad that it has to be this way, but the fetus is absolutely expendable.  That's so that a Catholic hospital can't kill my wife in delivery if they have a better chance to save the baby, because the sake of their souls commands it.

      I am not losing my wife in delivery for a baby if there is any chance to save her life.  I absolutely try again, or adopt if it can't happen.

      But no one will tell me that the life of the baby trumps the life of my wife.  I can replace the unknown of a new baby.  I cannot replace my wife.  If that's hard, so be it.  These are civil rights I'm talking about.

      •  Okay, if stating that is what makes you feel (0+ / 0-)

        better, I'd do it.  You'll alienate a whole lot of people, but judging from your responses to people's suggestions for improvements, that's not really your goal.  Not real sure why you posted this if you didn't want some feedback, since you're obviously preaching to the choir here, but you're certainly free to take or leave the feedback, as you chose.

        "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

        by gustynpip on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 08:43:01 AM PST

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