20 week Abortion act Passes House of Reps.

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    If you're 5 months pregnant, want an abortion, and haven't had one yet... your commitment to it should be questioned.
     
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    I'm not sure if those organs are fully formed at 20 weeks; I believe I recently read something about the alveoli in the lungs not being formed at that early a stage. That would make sense, considering that some time over 21 weeks is the youngest recorded premature birth to survive. The 20 week number gives a bit of a cushion to that. :dunno:
     
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    Do you mean concerning a rape or incest exception?
     
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    Does that mean Murphy's concubine can't get an abortion?
     
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    Yes.

    Though, I have no idea why people think they need to draw a distinction between rape and incest.

    If the incest is not legally consented to, legally, it's a rape like any other. So, I never understood the need to make a distinction between the two.
     
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    I read that article and as I recall it was a false alarm, also, that was a different thread..
     
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    What if the woman wants to keep the child and the man does not?
     
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    Not sure why you think that they have to be fully formed to determine life. We dont insist that these organs be complete or undamaged to determine life in the case of determining if a person has lost their life.
     
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    You said when the brain, heart, and lungs are functioning. If the alveoli of the lungs have not formed, the lungs are not functioning. Alveoli are an integral part of lung function. So, not fully formed will often mean not functional.
     
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    It depends on how things are written, but I would imagine that the cases of incest can be exceptions whether it was consensual sex or not. :dunno:
     
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