I don't have to agree with late term abortion, to understand that some woman just don't feel the same way I do, nor are they in the same position as me.
As for doctors and nurses, I am sure it wouldn't be a nice thing to have to do. Though you do choose to work in particular areas with both professions so I guess you wouldn't apply for that kind of work to begin with. Just like not all doctors like to work in emergency. etc.
I recently went to a talk by the genetics department at my local hospital. And it was actually quite interesting to hear the 'true' statistics for abortion in SA.
But even more interesting - apparently there are 1-2 'epic-late-term' abortions (aka, post 24 weeks - usually 25-26weeks) performed for a very good reason, in the state each year.
So not just, mum cbf having a baby. (although i would still kind of agree with her getting it if she so chose) - but yeah.
I always thought vic was the only one who would do late-late terms.
[and no i haven't watched the video yet - i WILL. so thankyou for sharing. just need to find time. apparently poppa is about to take the toddler off my hands for a few hours though ]
I'm very interested to see that other women think that it should be legal, i wouldn't have thought many people would but i guess i was wrong.
I think your way of thinking is actually the majority.
I am not going to go in to detail about why, but I am very much pro-choice. And as Gandalf pointed out the amount of late term abortions is actually very low. So that would mean it is only used in extreme or certain circumstances. I just don't want that choice taken away. Ever.
I have always been pro choice. But I also think a line has to be drawn with a termination of more than 20 weeks(if not necessary for medical reasons). It is a very grey area.
If you have a still born baby(classified as 20 weeks gestation or more) then it's a legal requirement to arrange a burial or cremation. Seems some ethical lines are rather crossed here.
I understand the pain women go through having to make a decision to have a termination, but for those who just haven't got around to it 6 months into the pregnancy is a little hard to swallow.
Other than for medical reasons, I can't see how it is possibly reasonable to just decide to abort a baby after 20 weeks.. There is plenty of time to make that choice in the first trimester.
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