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Subj: Re: Late Term Abortion - New York
Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 at 08:48:15 am CST (Viewed 129 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Late Term Abortion - New York
Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 at 08:34:50 am CST (Viewed 137 times)
Looks ok to me...
"The RHA permits
abortions when — according to a medical professional’s “reasonable and
good faith professional judgment based on the facts of the patient’s
case” — “the patient is within twenty-four weeks from the commencement
of pregnancy, or there is an absence of fetal viability, or the abortion
is necessary to protect the patient’s life or health.”
That seems like a solid rule to me. Abortion restrictions put the state in between the doctor and the patient in this situation. And it seems this should be something that is decided by a medical professional and the patient.
The definition of health may be a concern, but I do not think it is as big a one as you are indicating here.
Even the viability rule prescribed by Roe is complicated. It may be possible to keep a baby alive with machines but they will never live without it. Taking them off the machines would still effectively reach the same result.
Given the rarity of the procedure, I doubt it comes to too much different than what is already observed on the matter. Doctor's are not going to just abort babies left and right. They do not do that, most are uncomfortable doing it, many religious hospitals will not allow it outright (even if needed in some cases).
And why Carl Saga? Medical bodies have indicated that there is about a 50% viability at 24 weeks. However, there are rare cases that may indicate a late term pregnancy termination and abortion and the law should not get in the way of that. It is almost always traumatic for all involved, but there are rare cases.
That such should be legal and not prevented by arbitrary laws but medicine seems to be the best way to do it. Doctor's should all be held to high standards and sometimes they are not, but I have no issue with the law. There will not be a massive spike in late term abortions.
Unless women from other states also go there because their home state refuses in nearly any capacity.
Why am I not surprised, bd? You lecture people about compassion and kindness, and when a real issue takes center stage, one with life and death consequences, you side with the morally corrupt. You say the cases are rare but there's a slippery slope which is most concerning. What will our constantly evolving ethics be in 30 years from now? This reason alone, I can quite honestly say, is why I will always know that any time you lecture me about compassion and kindness, the ultimate high ground is mine.
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