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View Diary: This week in the War on Women: No, actually, letting women die does not protect their rights (90 comments)

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  •  really? not contemplated? that's what you think? (0+ / 0-)

    and I would surely like to know where you got your statistic that pregnancy is more dangerous for the baby than the mother.

    •  Go to any labor/delivery hospital... (0+ / 0-)

      ...and ask them.  How many women died on your floor?  The answer is very low.  Then ask how many babies didn't make it off the floor?  My guess is that they lose a lot more babies than moms.  

      •  death doesn't just happen at delivery (0+ / 0-)
        •  Same for the babies... (0+ / 0-)

          ...ever been to a neonatal unit?  Lots of babies in there.  Where is the unit housing all the moms who barely cling to life after child birth.  I'm not saying it's not dangerous, but more pregnant moms die driving in cars than giving birth.  Life is dangerous.

          This is also why most child life insurance policies won't cover you until you've been alive for a few months.  But insurance companies don't hesitate to write a policy on a pregnant mom.

          •  so what is this? (0+ / 0-)

            a competition?

            women against fetuses?

            by the time you get to delivery, you aren't running into a lot of women who suddenly have decided to get an abortion

            in fact pretty much the only time it happens anywhere near delivery is to save the life of the mother

            i'm not even sure what your point is anymore...are we still talking about the bill which allows medical personnel to allow a woman to die without any repercussions - a woman who may very well already have family who need her and depend on her

            or is this now a contest about who is pregnancy more dangerous for?

            i guess you are more pro-fetus than pro-woman

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