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BabyMamax5 Due August 30; 52 kids; Potsdam, New York 804 posts
24th Feb '13
Quoting Lucas'Mama:" Not necessarily. I'm pretty sure in NZ abortion is legal up until 13.4. If the baby has defects, or ... [snip!] ... it's frowned upon but I don't think it's technically illegal. Pretty sure we don't have women dying from denied abortions"

So is aborting a baby that you know for a fact will have a poor quality of life murder or a saving grace?

Loretta West TTC#2 TTC since May 2013; 1 child; Auckland, New Zealand 4606 posts
24th Feb '13
Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:" Yes, but you're in NZ. I'm sure the attitudes towards it are much different than in Canada, and especially the US."


I don't know why, but that came off as offensive to me.

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 103128 posts
24th Feb '13

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.

The Time Police TTC since Apr 2014; 1 angel baby; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33333 posts
status 24th Feb '13
Quoting Lucas'Mama:" I don't know why, but that came off as offensive to me."


I'm not sure why, either. Because I basically said NZers seem to be more open minded than here.

The Time Police TTC since Apr 2014; 1 angel baby; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33333 posts
status 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."


A friend of mine didn't know until 18 weeks. I think I'd cry lol

Loretta West TTC#2 TTC since May 2013; 1 child; Auckland, New Zealand 4606 posts
24th Feb '13
Quoting BabyMamax5:" So is aborting a baby that you know for a fact will have a poor quality of life murder or a saving grace?"


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.

JΔS Georgia 70892 posts
24th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting D/JHO:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting LEGENDARY JAS ♥:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... encoded within it. Like some people say it's not okay at x point because it "looks like a baby". That's what I don't understand"</blockquote>



Some people do not believe that, me 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.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26; 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
24th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lucas'Mama:</b>" I don't know why, but that came off as offensive to me."</blockquote>




I don't see why. I'm in aus and our laws and your laws are much the same. What she said was more offensive towards Canada and the us

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 70892 posts
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; 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 103128 posts
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 TTC#2 TTC since May 2013; 1 child; Auckland, New Zealand 4606 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