Terminating based on the presence or absence of a certain sex is different because it implies that the person would have continued with the pregnancy if the baby had of been the sex they wanted. Terminating at 20 weeks because the person is not ready implies that they would have done so regardless of whether the baby was a boy or girl.
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28-04-2013 12:53 #21
28-04-2013 12:55 #22
28-04-2013 12:59 #23
I could never get my head around a late term abortion - except for medical reasons.
It's a sad world we live in that anybody could abort a baby simply because it's the wrong gender.
28-04-2013 13:04 #24
These people shouldn't be allowed to have children if they can't be happy with the sex of the child. I am a proud mum to 4 daughters who's to say this wont happen to them and they only have daughters? Will they continue terminating on these grounds? Disgusting!
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28-04-2013 13:05 #25
First of all, having struggled with gender disappointment myself, I feel for people going through it - its not something easily explained and unless you've felt it, it's incredibly hard to understand.
That being said, I do NOT agree with terminating a pregnancy based on gender. I just cant wrap my head around it. We didbt start TTC #3 until I knew that I would be ok with the chance of a 3rd boy. I couldn't even contemplate termination for this reason... it seems utterly selfish and to be honest it disgusts me
Like I said I do understand gender disappointment but I cant agree with this course of action
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28-04-2013 13:07 #26
I an pro-choice. The problem I have when it comes to abortion is balanging this against the rights of the baby/foetus, and at what point the baby/foetus maintains the right to bodily autonomy/life.
For me personally (and yes I have a medical science degree) I feel it is after the brain and spinal cord have developed (8-12 weeks). For others it is after the point at which a baby can survive on it's own outside the mothers body (24+ weeks). For others still the baby has no rights until outside them others body (birth).
Therefore, I am against (routine) abortion after 12 weeks and think that the baby has rights that ought to be considered after this point. Gender, as a reason for abortion after twelve weeks should not even be considered IMO.
However I do think it should always be available on a case-by-case basis for other health/serious issues after twelve weeks.
28-04-2013 13:12 #27
Everyone knows there's a 50% chance of either sex. If you're not prepared for the one you don't want, don't get pregnant.
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28-04-2013 13:23 #28
I think it is morally reprehensible. The cost to the soul of those involved in the decision is immeasurable.
Not a popular opinion on BH I know and I would never be so insensitive as to post this in a thread in a different section or without a trigger warning.
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