No. I think it's pretty off tbh. Despite my own beliefs on the topic, the procedure is hard enough to endure. For most women it's a very difficult decision and they already know it has a beating heart and head/legs. What's the point anyway? to guilt them? I'm all for somewhat intensive pre-op counselling to make sure she really wants this and isn't be forced by a partner or her family. But to show her what she already knows? Nope I don't support that
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27-05-2012 21:21 #11
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27-05-2012 21:24 #12
I cannot support it being compulsory, BUT I have always thought that women should be fully aware of what they are doing, in terms of devopmental stage etc, before they do it. I know I wasn't and look back with regret. Having seen an early ultrasound of dd I could never have another termination. Yes it is an emotional attachment, and no emotions don't feed babies. But it just seems like such a head-in-the-sand approach to prey end to ourselves that it's a clump of cells just to get through it. But then again I guess we fool ourselves all the time just to get through stuff. God what a tricky question.
27-05-2012 21:32 #13
I have a friend who watched the 60 minutes show the other night and has actually had a mental breakdown as a result, she had an abortion of convenience last year and thought she was okay with it, she said she never knew they injected the heart or that her baby was that developed at that gestation. It's obviously not something she can change, but she said she wishes she knew those things before going in and is now getting some pretty full on mental health treatment.
Can you make the right choice without knowing all the facts?
I still don't think it should be compulsory, but I do wonder if more information to make the choice is necessary.
27-05-2012 21:34 #14Senior Member
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I think you should have to have a dating scan to confirm that you are not past the legal dates or whatever it is.
I can understand that it would be really difficult for a woman having the procedure done but I also think its important women are well aware of what they are doing. Not as punishment or emotional blackmail, but kind of like what twotrunks is saying.
I think counselling should be compulsary- proper counselling, not what they have in place now. To protect women, not to guilt them.
27-05-2012 21:36 #15
No. I can never agree with it being compulsory.
Some states in the US are proposing compulsory transvaginal ultrasounds which are incredibly invasive. Very glad I do not live there.
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27-05-2012 21:42 #17
But as a PP has said I hope that women are educated in the developmental stage of their embryo, only so that later on they are not shocked etc. to find out that there was a heart beat or limbs for example. Are developmental stages discussed in counselling sessions before abortion?
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27-05-2012 22:28 #20
Absolutely not. No way
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