Hypothetical - Pro-life vs Pro-choice scenario

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What do you do?

  1. Terminate the pregnancy

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  2. Refuse to terminate the pregnancy

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    You are a pro-life advocate. Parent, (or parents), of a 15 year old daughter, that becomes pregnant, and does not tell you, she is pregnant. Early in her pregnancy she becomes ill, and is hospitalized, (due to complications of the pregnancy). You, as her parent/parents, are notifified that she indeed is pregnant, however she has been diagnosed with pre-eclampsia encyclopedia topics | Reference.com (which could turn into life threatening Eclampsia for your daughter).

    It is up to you to chose if the pregnacy is terminated, or if she is not allowed to terminate the pregnacy because of your "pro-life" belief.

    What do you do? Do you place the life of your teenage daughter ahead of the life of her fetus, or do you allow her to have the "legal abortion" to save her life - so that she can have children in her future?
     
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    If you're a liberal?

    You allow the woman whose life in on the line to make that choice.
     
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    Liberal or not. Can "she" make that choice? I do not know the law about "teen pregnancies" so that is why I am asking.

    I went to bed last night thinking about this - and thought I would throw it out for discussion. Thanks. Editec for your thoughts.
     
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    You mean can she legally make that choice?

    I can't imagine that her parents can impose their will to have a child or abort it on a 16 year old without her consent.

    At least, I hope to hell they cannot.

    It's an interesting hypotetical question, isn't it?

    It really does come down to whether you believe that we own our own bodies.

    If we don't?

    Then we're slaves.

    And that's exactly why I believe that woman and ONLY woman get to choose.

    Who the hell am I, or who the hell is the STATE to dictate something so fundamental as what happens to their bodies?
     
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    Indications genetic errors may contribute to pre-eclampsia...
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    'Genes for pre-eclampsia' discovered
    22 March 2011 : Delivering the baby early may be the only treatment option in some instances
     

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