HOLY CRAP While I was reading about Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher's engagement, the US senate passed legislation banning partial birth abortions.
""For the first time in history bans a medical procedure without making any exception for the health of the woman," said Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. "This is a radical, radical thing that is about to happen here.... I never dreamed I'd be down here with senators who think they know more than doctors.""
"Western and Eastern Europe have similar abortion laws but the West has far greater access to effective contraception. They also have, respectively, the lowest and highest abortion rates in the world. "
I know it doesn't always feel like a democracy, but they still need your votes. If I were a citizen due south, I know what I would do:
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is it just today, or are the euphemisms "pro-life" and "right to choose" and "partial birth" suddenly weird-sounding?
Why is banning abortions after the first trimester unconstitutional? Read here: some thoughts here.
According to the planned parenthood website, 88 percent of abortions are performed in the first trimester. Denial pregnancies, for example in the cases of teenagers, victims of rape and incest, and substance abusers are included in the remaining twelve per cent.
Other medical indications may lead to abortion after 12 weeks: Discovery of serious fetal anomalies, such as severe genetic disorders, or conditions in which the woman's health is threatened or aggravated by continuing her pregnancy include:
Malignant hypertension, including preeclampsia, out-of-control diabetes, heart failure, severe depression suicidal tendencies, serious renal disease, and certain types of infections (planned parenthood).