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    OrdinaryIowan

    I think most people here are missing.  The reason she was almost certainly having the abortion was that she was going to die if she didn't.  Having the abortion was her best "chance" of survival.  

    The right-to-lifers may say that is speculation but based on the laws requirements for having a late term abortion, it is reasonably safe to assume it was for health reasons.  It also could have been that the baby was already dead and she tried to birth the baby naturally anyways because she didn't want to deal with people calling her a "baby killer" and waited too long.

    Also, how many people die per year having their gall bladder removed? or their tonsils removed?  Surgery of any kind brings a certain element of risk.  Maybe this was a botched abortion but it happens so infrequently, is it worth eleminating all abortions due to a 0.01% or less risk to the patient?  That is why the say a relatively safe surgery.

    Like gun control, I am for some regulations and limitations (which I understand makes me a pariah around here) on abortion.  I am much more in favor of preventing unwanted pregnancies, morning after pills and providing women (who I feel make the right choice) with good health care and support after they have the child.  Those are the most effective means of preventing abortion.  I am in no way in favor of what the supposed right-to-life organizations  (i.e. terrorist organizations) proclaim to be for.

    "Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour..."

    by Buckeye Nut Schell on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 01:16:38 PM PST

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