Skip to main content

View Diary: An impossible choice, but at least our choice to make (32 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Actually, here's a better link... (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:

    To the original article about Evans:

    AFTER THE PROCEDURE, I ASKED EVANS IF WHAT HE HAD JUST DONE WAS AN ABORTION. "Technically, this is not an abortion, a procedure that kills the fetus and empties the uterus," he said. "The bottom line is, abortion ends the pregnancy. We don't end the pregnancy. We very specifically don't end the pregnancy."
    •  Probably boils down to what definition is used. (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:

      But seems like removal of an attached fetus or embryo fits.

      To be pregnant, according to the ACOG, is to have a fertilized egg attached to the uterus.  So if you have three fetuses, all attached, you'd have three pregnancies.  We don't say that because it's cumbersome.  We say "I'm pregnant with triplets" or something similar.  But each one is a pregnancy.

      Such is the weirdness of biology, I guess.  :)

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site