Removed to put elsewhere :-)
Last edited by mrsoptomistic; 10-11-2012 at 20:14.
i do agree with your sentiment, if I were in your position I would see it as a potential baby as opposed to an actual baby....but then again I can understand the heartache of miscarriage... It's not black and white, is it?
Thanks Benji, I guess it is different as it is early term, and there are no guarantees it'd defrost/stick anyway.... Thanks for your opinion 😊
When people talk of aborting/terminating do they mean terminate the baby or the pregnancy? Because that could be two completely different kettles of fish when it comes to LTA and I think birthing a healthy baby and then terminating the baby would be abhorrent.
mrs optimistic I saw you deleted your post, would you like me to delete my quote of yours?
No benji that's fine! Just thought it belonged somewhere else ?! :-)
LJ I don't understand what you're asking. I think a woman can terminate whenever she pleases. If she doesn't want to give birth to a live baby, then she shouldn't have to. That's it. It doesn't matter to me if it's viable or not. I've said I couldn't understand why anyone would terminate a pregnancy when they could instead just give birth to it living (since they'd have to give birth to it either way anyway), but I don't think that my lack of understanding means anything to anyone else and what they should be entitled to do.
I just believe that if a woman does not want to give birth to her live baby, then that is her choice.
If the baby is born living due to a failed termination, whatever medical treatment would be available to any other child born at that stage should be afforded to that baby.
I hope that makes my stance more understandable.
ETA: I totally understand how everyone is against LTA after 24 weeks. It doesn't sit well with me either. It's just that I don't see how my opinions about things should impact another woman and her view on what is right for her and her body and the foetus she created... kwim?
Just how lots of people do things I think are off... but I'd also not think it okay to take their choices away from them just so I feel more comfortable. I hope that makes sense.
Last edited by SassyMummy; 10-11-2012 at 21:02.
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