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  •  That is not morality but your opinion (none)
    I just watched a BBC documentary about preemies...and how doctors are beginning to think twice about saving 23, 24 and 25 week old births.

    The Netherlands have decided not to use intensive care to save these babies...they have found that the majority will have moderate to profound learning and physical disabilities. The quality of life is not worth afterwards is not worth saving them. They also note that these children are abandon by the state once they are out of hospital and no one is willing to enact provisions where they are cared for for the rest of their lives.

    Here is a situation where they are letting die late term fetouses...they feel that this is the moral thing to do.

    I am happy that you are happy with your choice and I am happy that other women are happy to have the choice.

    This is why Rove didn't want to run against Dean in the first place. Dean/Obama 2008/12

    by Genf on Sun Oct 10, 2004 at 01:12:28 AM PDT

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    •  Again (none)
      It's absolutely my personal feelings, I've said so already. Personal feelings should not be legislated. I know my feelings are very unpopular on both sides of the debate (very pro-life and very pro-choice at the same time) and I accept that I'll take a lot of criticism for it.

      But I'm talking about abortion, not preemies. There comes a point when extreme heroic measures to save a very very premature child are not in anyone's best interests including the child's. We have a pretty good idea what's in store for babies born at the edge of viability (and whether to take heroic measures is between the parents and the medical team). When a fetus is aborted electively we don't know what its outcome would have been otherwise.

      Despite my own feelings on the matter I have given friends and family members my unconditional support and love regardless what choice they've made; universally they've chosen differently than I would have, and we are still friends and family. Any time I have been asked for advice--asked, mind you, otherwise I say nothing--I have said my piece, offered to take the child myself and then said no more on it but offered all the help I could give regardless of the choice.

      I have never condemned another woman for an abortion and never would. I feel what I feel, and I know what I know, and that's all I know. I don't know anything about being anyone else.

      •  Preemies (none)
        I was contrasting ideals of morality.

        This is why Rove didn't want to run against Dean in the first place. Dean/Obama 2008/12

        by Genf on Sun Oct 10, 2004 at 03:42:56 AM PDT

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