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    fetal movement) may begin as early as 16 weeks for women who have had more than one pregnancy to term, and by 18 weeks for almost every one else.  Abortions are legal in all the 50 states until viability, which is considered 26 weeks LMP or 24 weeks after conception.  WV, AR or TX makes no difference.

    A private gyn office offering full gyn services including abortion care to 18 weeks.

    by william f harrison on Fri Mar 20, 2009 at 07:46:27 AM PDT

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      while they may be legal in the strictest sense, the regulations may vary from state to state. In Maryland, for example, abortion is legal up to 24 weeks, but after 20 weeks you need to have a medical indication for it. I think it can be either maternal or fetal, but I know that when I was training in OB/GYN (I'm now an internist, didn't complete the other) that was the law in this state. Other states also have medical restrictions as well. It's complicated, as you well know.

      Diversity may be the hardest thing for a society to live with, and perhaps the most dangerous thing for a society to be without - WSCoffin

      by stitchmd on Fri Mar 20, 2009 at 08:01:53 AM PDT

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