This is the real issue that is not being addressed (This is the kind of stuff I taught in the medical center before coming to New Caney High School. My undergraduate degree is in journalism and my first graduate degree was in medical education.......I taught in the Texas Medical Center and worked as a paramedic). It may sound technical, but it?s not).
The New York Times (Not exactly a conservative publication) did a recent article admitting the Democratic party has adopted radical views about abortion, on demand at any point of a pregnancy.
My real issue with Beto and the Democratic Party is late term abortion. In the 80's I was part of the Hermann Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Transport Team and assisted when Baylor Medical School did a landmark surfactant study (Working in the Texas Medical Center was cool, I was present the first time a thrombolytic was administer outside the hospital. Now it?s used on ambulances throughout the country).
Let's assume that a female carries a pregnancy to term. The contractions are beginning and the baby is about to be born (The baby has reached the point that it is viable). As part of the Hermann Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Transport team I saw this quite a bit. The newborns often had not secreted surfactant and their lungs were not function.
Fetuses begin to produce surfactant between weeks 24 and 28. I assisted in a Baylor Medical School study in 1987 that involved giving serfactant to babies before those dates. Amazingly, surfactant administration to premature babies has radically improved survival rates and complications from RDS (Respiratory Distress Syndrome).
THIS IS THE POINT: MEDICINE HAS IMPROVED THE SURVIVAL RATES OF NEWBORNS. SHOULD WE BE KILLING SOMETHING THAT WILL SURVIVE OUTSIDE THE WOMB. AS YOU MAY KNOW, SOMETIMES ABORTION FETUSES SURVIVE AND ARE KILLED OUTSIDE THE WOMB. THAT'S WHY DR GOSNELL IS IN JAIL. IS IT ETHICAL TO TAKE THE LIFE OF SOMETHING THAT IS CAPABLE OF LIVING OUTSIDE THE WOMB? THAT IS MY POINT!!
A woman has decision making power over her body - to the exclusion of all others.?
I hate abortion, but it does have to be allowed to a point.
So what about assisted suicide, prostitution, or drug use. Hell, it's my body isn't it? So long as no one else is being hurt, who's business is it? Oh yeah, money, the government makes money off the latter two being crimes. I think it's just the religious nut jobs that refuse o pass assisted suicide.
What I find extremely interesting is since early term abortions are legal and widely available, and a "civil" right, WHY would any rational person or party push for late term abortions?? For Gods sake, they are legal now and yet, they want to end the life of an older baby too? Why would anyone support that??
No one need answer. Humanity loves to make themselves their own God, no accountability that way.
They would be any of the democrats who voted against the recent proposed bill that would make illegal any abortions after 20 weeks. That's 5 months out of a 9 month pregnancy. Why the hell would someone wait 5, 6 or 7 months and then decide they want an abortion?
"....Devaz. so what about suicide, prostitution and drug use? hell, it's my body. So as long As it doesn't hurt anyone else, whose business is it?
That's a fallacy that those things don't hurt other people. Ya, it IS a choice to destroy yourself. One you're free to make but don't delude yourself that no one else is hurt, that's cop out and false.
That's a fallacy that those things don't hurt other people. Ya, it IS a choice to destroy yourself. One you're free to make but don't delude yourself that no one else is hurt, that's cop out and false.?
Maybe religious lunatics. So, I'm in terrible pain everyday and just because you believe it's immoral I cannot have someone help me permanently end the suffering? Recreational drugs taken properly hurt no one if legal.