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Roy_C Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-03 10:52 AM
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385. Church and Roe vs Wade
The Roe vs Wade decision was based on common law and was identical to church policy during the Middle Ages.

The key word in Roe is 'quickening', when movements take place in the fetus. Before that, for the church or for civil government, a woman could do as she wished.

Roe vd Wade goes back to that position, which has areas of agreement with the Church which saw the fetus as without soul until quickening.

The Supreme Court's decision was also based on the survivability of the fetus outside the womb. In the last trimester, the fetus can survive, and has.

You have offered no reason as to how this area only concerns women all the way into the third trimester. The court and the Church in the Middle Ages agree with you in the first trimester.

Are you saying that in the week before you would otherwise give birth, it is only your business to abort or not?

Roy C
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