Comments on: Abortion debate rages in Britain on 40th anniversary of law http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/28/abortion-debate-rages-in-britain-on-40th-anniversary-of-law/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Rupert http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/28/abortion-debate-rages-in-britain-on-40th-anniversary-of-law/comment-page-1/#comment-3217 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 13:04:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/28/abortion-debate-rages-in-britain-on-40th-anniversary-of-law/#comment-3217 Actually, even when it’s nothing to do with whether an abortion could/should be performed, a woman isn’t *always* pregnant in law when you think she is. For example, in English law, you could be undergoing IVF treatment, have had your egg fertilised but not yet had it implanted and therefore technically you would have ‘conceived’ but not yet be ‘pregnant’. So perhaps a woman can, depending on which standpoint you have, be ‘a little bit pregnant’. I’d be most interested to know if this is mirrored in any US state.

However, you’re not really as logical as that are you, Betsy? Anyone who quotes a character from Dr Suess tells the world “I take my views based on the words in children’s books”. Oh dear. That’s actually worse than holding all your views based on the Bible. No wonder you’re a pro-lifer! I hope you don’t take the contraceptive pill, otherwise, if you ever bother to look up how that works, you’ll be very upset…

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By: Betsy http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/28/abortion-debate-rages-in-britain-on-40th-anniversary-of-law/comment-page-1/#comment-3215 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 12:00:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/28/abortion-debate-rages-in-britain-on-40th-anniversary-of-law/#comment-3215 At 24 weeks a baby is definitely viable. Technology makes the age of viability earlier and earlier. Fertilization can now take place in a test tube and the fertilized ovum is kept alive until it is implanted. Life is life. No woman is ever a little bit pregnant. It is an all or nothing deal. Allowing abortion up to any number of weeks is just trying to water down the truth about abortion. Dr. Suess, in his children’s book, HORTON HEARS A WHO, teaches us “a person is a person no matter how small.” If you doubt that try looking at a sonogram. I don’t support taking the life of a baby at 24 weeks or 12 weeks. I do support programs that help mothers through difficult pregnancies and difficult life situations.

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