Abortion: Quality of Life of the baby

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    With all the talk about abortion exceptions (rape, incest, health of mother) why does no one talk about the health / quality of life of the baby?

    What about these exceptions:

    Deformity.

    Severe Deformity.

    Retardation.

    Severe retardation.

    Down Syndrome.

    Malformed Heart.

    Malformed Spinal Chord.


    When parents who only want to have a healthy baby find out their baby-to-be will have serious and often painful health issues (may even die soon after being born), why aren't we discussion why the GOPs think they have any business in that conversation.
     
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    More dead babies is the answer.
     
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    Zygote, embryo termination is not a 'dead baby'.

    Babies can be born in extreme pain and die within in months. Is that pro-life compassion?
     
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    By all means... Let's get selective about who we kill. I'm sure that will lead to: "but I really wanted a girl this time". Seems to me that if you can detect the abnormalities you have listed... The argument that it isn't a child yet ship has already sailed. You baby killers are a really sick bunch.
     
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    spectrumc01 I give you....the TRUTH

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    This is the main flaw of the Republican party. Their fiscal policy is better in theory, not in practice. Their foreign policy is somewhat exceptable (please space out the wars, or at the very least make them revenue neutral, in other words...pay for them first).

    It is their social policies that make them unelectable to a vast amount of people. They tell us that we need smaller government and less regulation. Yet in the next breadth they try to use government policy meddle in the lives of Americans. Terry Schivo is the prime example of what the Religious Right wants our government to be. It should scare the hell out of everyone. Their slogan should be "Less government in the business community because it is FAIR, and more government in the personal lives of the citizenry, for BALANCE. This is their idea of FAIR and BALANCED.
     
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    Termination is not the answer for pain or health issues.

    Unless you are one of the 15 on Obama's death panel.
     
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    Abortion = my support
     
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    Less Obama phones.

    More protection of terminating the infirmed and feeble.

    Smaller government works.
     
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    We terminate life support every day. We remove feeding tubes and turn off life support in a compassionate manner. WHEN THE FAMILY DECIDES!!

    Elderly patients are given morphine when they get pneumonia. (morphine helps them die w/o pain) Doctors call pneumonia the old persons friend.

    That's called compassion.

    The slippery slope does not apply as I was very specific. Don't straw man me, okay?


    How do you jump from Zygote/embryo to baby? A non-viable fetus can not live outside the womb. A non-viable fetus w/o a spinal chord will a die a painful death durning delivery. Why would you not terminate that pregnancy?

    Do you like to cause babies pain and then let them die?

    And who are you to decide for me what is quality of life.

    Don't you people realize you lose the fight as soon as you go to the 'baby killer' extreme?
     
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    Guess I touched a nerve.
     
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