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  •  Good answers, thanks. (3+ / 0-)

    I think I may include yours on brain development in my final letter if you don't mind.

    As for #5, that's why I said "without advanced technology".  I think that covers artificial wombs.  But I agree on the 25th week.

    My personal belief is that once the fetus can survive on its own without any technology, then the time to choose has past unless the mother is going to die.

    •  Picking a certain week, say 25th, can still be (2+ / 0-)
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      problematic. Sometimes fetal anomalies aren't  apparent earlier. Just because it is a certain age doesn't make it viable.

      Oh for crying out loud!

      by 4mygirls on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 07:10:50 PM PST

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      •  True (0+ / 0-)

        Although to a certain extent I think my "sliding scale of relative rights" deals with that.

        “What’s the use of having developed a science well enough to make predictions if, in the end, all we’re willing to do is stand around and wait for them to come true?” - Sherwood Rowland

        by jrooth on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 05:38:35 AM PST

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    •  The Sagan-Druyan Argument re brain function (1+ / 0-)
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      You and jrooth probably know this, but I'll point it out for others:  this is the position taken in a famous article by the late Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan, “The Question of Abortion: A Search for Answers”

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