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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-24-04 03:20 PM
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68. Question: if the fetus can feel pain and fear, is it still nothing more...
Edited on Fri Dec-24-04 03:24 PM by Ladyhawk
...than a bunch of cells?

Don't yell at me. I really want to know. At what point can a fetus feel pain and fear? Newborn babies are capable of quite a lot more than we give them credit for. This doesn't happen overnight.

(I know I'm going to get yelled at...sigh.)

By the way, you don't have to check my profile. I'm a woman. And I think some of you should lighten up on the guy trying to figure things out. I'm still figuring this one out myself.

The thing that pisses me off most about the abortion issue is that:

1) Republicans are against sex education.
2) Republicans only care about the welfare of the child when it is in the womb.

Me? I have trouble believing a zygote is a human being, but I think a fetus becomes human at some point before birth. And I believe it can feel pain and fear quite early on. This is important to me.

I would like to see more time, money and energy spent on preventing unwanted pregnancies and early abortions, but no way would I want abortion outlawed under the Republicans. :scared:

P.S. Please don't hate me because I don't think just like you.
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