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The Blissful Six 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Massachusetts 10260 posts
24th Feb '13

I personally don't think I could ever have one, but I say 8/9 weeks.

JΔS Georgia 74361 posts
status 24th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ravey Candyass:</b>" I'm so glad the law is 26 weeks here. My cousin didn't realize she was so far along because of irregular periods. At 16 she could NOT have handled adoption."</blockquote>
I think I would have died if I found out when I was far along. At 15, I caught my pregnancy quick but due to the tragic event surrounding it, I was expecting to be pregnant.

BabyMamax5 Due August 30 (boy); 52 kids; Potsdam, New York 804 posts
24th Feb '13
Quoting Lucas'Mama:" If the baby was going to have severe health issues, I could understand people wanting to abort.. Because the kid has downs syndrome, not so much."

2 of my children have a SEVERE neurological disorder, I have to see a geneticist with this pregnancy. Unfortunately I am already past 13 wks so if the baby turns out to have the same thing there is nothing I can do.

CRSx2Mommy 18 kids; North Carolina 3475 posts
24th Feb '13

does it vary by state here? or is it one law across the land gestation wise for the US?

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 103764 posts
status 24th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting LEGENDARY JAS ♥:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Ravey Candyass:</b>" I'm so glad the law is 26 weeks here. My ... [snip!] ... I was far along. At 15, I caught my pregnancy quick but due to the tragic event surrounding it, I was expecting to be pregnant."</blockquote>




Yeah she was FREAKING because PP only does it up to 12 weeks, so we had to go somewhere else.

Loretta West [+1] Due March 26; TTC since May 2013; 1 child; Auckland, New Zealand 5960 posts
24th Feb '13
Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:" I'm not sure why, either. Because I basically said NZers seem to be more open minded than here."


Ah, okay, I took it another way. But that doesn't make sense. If the US/Canada were LESS open minded wouldn't they be more opposed to abortion?

Housewife & Co 1 child; Washington, District of Columbia 600 posts
24th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting LEGENDARY JAS ♥:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting D/JHO:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting LEGENDARY JAS ... [snip!] ... included. For the first handful of weeks, it's layers of tissue and looks nothing like a baby. That's why people will say that."</blockquote>




Isn't the heart one of the first things that develop? & the DNA within the layers of tissue already carry its DNA. So those things are encoded. I think it should be a choice. I just don't understand it

Ronnie RadKat 4 kids; Arizona 21953 posts
24th Feb '13
Quoting Ravey Candyass:" I'm so glad the law is 26 weeks here. My cousin didn't realize she was so far along because of irregular periods. At 16 she could NOT have handled adoption."


You mean 24wks?

BabyMamax5 Due August 30 (boy); 52 kids; Potsdam, New York 804 posts
24th Feb '13
Quoting CRSx2Mommy:" does it vary by state here? or is it one law across the land gestation wise for the US? "

By state that I'm aware of. I'm originally from CA and the law there is diff from Nevada and here in NY.

Loretta West [+1] Due March 26; TTC since May 2013; 1 child; Auckland, New Zealand 5960 posts
24th Feb '13
Quoting BabyMamax5:" 2 of my children have a SEVERE neurological disorder, I have to see a geneticist with this pregnancy. ... [snip!] ... pregnancy. Unfortunately I am already past 13 wks so if the baby turns out to have the same thing there is nothing I can do. "


So it isn't legal to abort for medical reasons where you are?

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; South Land, CA, United States 118531 posts
24th Feb '13
Quoting Lucas'Mama:" If the baby was going to have severe health issues, I could understand people wanting to abort.. Because the kid has downs syndrome, not so much."


People with downs syndrome can have severe health problems, heart defects just to name one.

Lauralie89 3 kids; Pennsylvania 2244 posts
24th Feb '13

I personally could never have one but Id say 8 weeks..but I've heard politicians argue that at 20 wks the baby is able to feel and that's their argument for setting the limit to 20 wks for an abortion.

CRSx2Mommy 18 kids; North Carolina 3475 posts
24th Feb '13
Quoting BabyMamax5:" By state that I'm aware of. I'm originally from CA and the law there is diff from Nevada and here in NY. "


gotcha. never looked into it but I figured it'd be a state by state thing

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; South Land, CA, United States 118531 posts
24th Feb '13

For me there is no limit if i need one for medical reasons. But non medical reasons I dont think I could have another one.




For others I dont care. I know everyone has a different set of morals so its hard to say morally.

JΔS Georgia 74361 posts
status 24th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting D/JHO:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting LEGENDARY JAS ♥:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... layers of tissue already carry its DNA. So those things are encoded. I think it should be a choice. I just don't understand it"</blockquote>
It is but like I said, once it LOOKS like a baby, it changes things for some people and I'm ok with that. I don't care when people choose to abort. It's not my body, my decision and I don't have to live with it. I guess I just don't give that much thought into it because really, it's not important to me.