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  •  No, you are fighting for your self-righteousness. (1+ / 0-)
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    Calamity Jean

    You are demanding that fetuses with hydrocephaly be born anyway and die in a couple of hours in terrible agony, or live to the ripe old age of two, die in horrible agony anyway, and destroy the lives of their relatives in the process.

    There is no possible way that anyone would desire a horrible death, or a horrible death preceded by the horrible lives of everyone related to them.  If a baby had you as it's champion, it would want a second opinion.

    No, you fight for your own feelings, your own sense of self-righteousness.  You feel abortion is wrong, and you would be less human if you chose to go against your own feelings.  But don't try to pretend you are doing it for anyone other than yourself, especially when you are demanding a horrible death for babies just so they can "experience" two hours of life back before they achieve true sentience.

    •  asdt (0+ / 0-)

      Is a cleft palate reason enough for abortion?  For some, it is...

      I can't find on Guttmacher the number of abortions due to teratogenic or genetic malformations of the fetus.  I'd bet it's very low, in comparison to healthy fetus's.  Don't make yourself into a hero because of a very low incidence occurence.

      I'd bet it is in the nature of every child to live, regardless of their handicaps, and if given a choice...and that partial birth abortion hurts them much, much more than being born.

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      by rosabw on Wed Oct 27, 2010 at 08:55:13 AM PDT

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      •  You need to distinguish between (1+ / 0-)
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        I can't find on Guttmacher the number of abortions due to teratogenic or genetic malformations of the fetus.  I'd bet it's very low, in comparison to healthy fetus's.

        early (first or early second trimester) abortions and late-term abortions.  Many/most early abortions are presumably of healthy fetuses that are simply unwanted; this is permitted under the Roe v. Wade decision.  Late-term abortions are almost entirely of wanted pregnancies that have had something go terribly wrong.

        Is a cleft palate reason enough for abortion?  For some, it is...

        Is a cleft palate even detectable in utero?  I'm not sure that it is.  Cleft palates are relatively easy to repair, so I have difficulty imagining anyone aborting an otherwise wanted late-term fetus because of a cleft palate.  One of my college roommates had an invisibly repaired cleft palate.

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        by Calamity Jean on Wed Oct 27, 2010 at 11:50:21 AM PDT

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        •  If Choice is Choice (0+ / 0-)

          What does it matter if a woman wants to abort a fetus with a cleft palate.  It's her choice.

          We had a neighbor kid in college who had a cleft.  His was pretty severe, but he was a good kid...Danny, if I remember right.

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          by rosabw on Wed Oct 27, 2010 at 02:05:32 PM PDT

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