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  •  Well, the Supreme Court has said it becomes (5+ / 0-)

    someone else's business once the fetus becomes viable.

    I think the problem here is that very few people have the details of when that is straight.  20 weeks or 5 months sounds reasonable to them.  And since that's the number being thrown around the most lately, they assume that's it.  I don't think there's any disconnect here - just  missing factual knowledge.

    "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

    by gustynpip on Thu Jul 25, 2013 at 09:03:03 AM PDT

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    •  We need to be careful with using pronouns. (4+ / 0-)

      "them" in your third sentence is for the general public, but as I understand it the USSC says 24 weeks is the minimum limit.  I read your statement a couple of times before I understood that you weren't saying the USSC says 20 weeks sounds reasonable.

      I agree - factual knowledge is key.  Questions should be worded something like "would you outlaw abortion after the point where the fetus would be able to survive outside the womb on its own"?  Do you understand doctors place this at about 24 weeks at the minimum, but that there is still major development going on with the brain and nervous system up until 32 weeks"? (just using the quote from above).  

      Do you understand the cost to care for a baby born at 24 weeks is eleventy gazillion dollars and Republicans and insurance companies refuse to cover this if it's an elective birth?  Sorry - I couldn't help but throw this in there.  Republicans prove they care only until birth, at which point they don't want to spend a dime on the baby or even allow health insurance plans to do so.

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