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Reply #248: I clearly stated in my post that 3rd trimester abortions are only done for UNUSUAL circumstances [View All]

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musicblind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-13-09 10:58 AM
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248. I clearly stated in my post that 3rd trimester abortions are only done for UNUSUAL circumstances
I also stated that they were rare. And that when they were done they were usually justified. Claiming I don't understand abortion procedures shows you didn't read my entire post. It also shows what I'm talking about above. People jumping on others rather than listening to them. IF the baby is alive then yes, it would be murder in the 3rd trimester. Just like the death penalty is murder, just like euthanasia is murder, just like the war in Iraq is murder, and just like eating animals is murder. That being said, sometimes murder really is the lesser of two evils. Take the idea of a woman who is in her 3rd trimester, she finds out there is a grave danger to her health, or she finds out that something is awfully wrong with her child.

She then has to make the very very very tough choice, of risking her own life or murdering the baby in order to save herself. Any rational person, myself included, would choose the abortion. Why? Because the life of a woman is far more valuable than that of an unborn baby. FAR MORE VALUABLE because she has made so many connections in her life, she has so much happening, she's, well she's a 17, 23, 44, year old woman. Who wanted nothing more than to give birth to a child and raise it with love. So of course I'd have the abortion done and so should she.

However, that doesn't make it less than murder. Just like if I were starving in the forest, and had to decide if I was going to eat or die of starvation, even though I am a vegetarian, at that point I'd kill animals and eat them. And, while I can't think of a single reason why the death penalty would be okay, I am sure that there are people who can think of wonderful reasons why euthanasia is okay. I'm against euthanasia, and that's why I don't ever plan to do it to one of my loved ones unless they ask for it in their will. But I would never, ever, ever restrict someone's right to make such a decision alongside their loved ones.

I hope you can see where I'm coming from, why I vote for pro-choice candidates, but still consider an unborn baby in the 3rd trimester to be a living thing and consider the ending of its life to be murder? But why I would also support a 3rd term abortion given the vast majority of reasons it is performed. I'm hoping that you can see that, because I don't want to argue with you, or change your mind. I just want you to be able to see my point of view and where I'm coming from without demonizing me or you guys thinking I'm sexist? Because I strongly support women's rights.
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