But if your comment was aimed at mine about using terminations for birth control, then I don't mean failed contraception or rape. I mean women who don't use any form of BC and have termination after termination after termination. I might be pro-choice, but that also doesn't sit right with me.
I find it disgusting how women and young girls who found themselves in these situations were treated in the past. The way society and the church shunned these girls rather than support them, presume to know what's best for them.... it was such an ignorant and patriarchic world back then.
I am pro-choice but can't really get my head around late-term abortion of otherwise viable foetuses/babies.
I absolutely agree a viable foetus should be given every chance at survival once removed from the mothers body.
I think it's important to remember that late-term abortions are very rare - it seems even in Canada - who Is one of the only countries in the world who have no laws against abortion - only 0.4% of all abortions are performed after 20 weeks, and of those 0.4 most are for life-threatening medical reasons.
Once a baby is born, it should be granted the exact same rights as any other baby that's been born.
Termination doesn't involve birthing a live baby then killing it though right (other than that "partial birth abortion," thing, which is not the same as actual birth IMO anyway)? Genuine question, just cos it's been mentioned a few times.
I think if a termination is botched and a women gives birth to a living baby, then it needs to be treated like any other baby born, and be taken care of properly. Once it exits her body, it's not longer about bodily autonomy. The woman should absolutely sue the doctor for not doing what he was supposed to do (terminate), but the baby needs to be treated like every other human at that point. To think a baby could be birthed alive, and then killed because the mother never wanted it... well, that's just the same as a mother killing her 12 month old really and saying, "Yeah, well, I never really wanted it anyway..."
That's where I personally draw the line in the sand. A baby out of the mothers body, and it's no longer her choice. The baby is no longer using her body to survive and the baby is as much of a human as every other human.
But it kind of is the mother's choice, as the baby's parent, to consent (or not consent) to any medical treatment for the baby, no?
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