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  •  That is not correct - fetuses expire in utero (2+ / 0-)
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    SuburbanGrrrl, Catskill Julie

    And then there’s the question of what is considered, in technical medical terms, as an abortion. Hospitals determine a terminated pregnancy where the fetus was not expelled as an abortion, requiring a "D&C" procedure. Under the Stupak amendment, insurance companies would not be allowed to cover this procedure either. It’s possible that this would fall under the "life of the mother" exemption, which is in the bill, but that would only be the case if the life of the mother was directly threatened. There is no "health of the mother" exemption. (Source, emphasis added)

    The same Blue Dogs who decry government intrusion in men's lives demand government intrusion in women's health care choices - NCrissieB

    by 1BQ on Tue Nov 10, 2009 at 06:35:50 PM PST

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