'Lite' Reasons For Abortions

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    Seems far from 'imminent danger to mother or child:

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-2200495,00.html

     
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    I guess the progeny having an extra digit could be construed as a danger to the life of the mother. If you figure the extra digit would cause the kid, in later life, to be sorely angry at the mother and to, in the instance of anger, physically attack her for her intrasigent decision to give him life!
     
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    Sounds entirely reasonable to me! ;)
     
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    To me, this is an abuse of the privilege of abortion. I'm starting to think that I should change my stance on abortion to limit it to only the first trimester. It shouldn't take you that long to figure out if you want it or not.
     
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    Well... to the abortion crowd, any reason is a good reason... to KILL!
     
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    How incredibly sad, yet all too predictable.

    Life really is cheap, ain't it?
     
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    sad about intentional abortions of Deaf children. Deaf families often celebrate the birth of a deaf child, who will carry on the culture and be a native user of American Sign Language. By contrast, hearing families often experience a tragedy--from the birth of the very same child!

    Like liberalogic, USMB has caused me to rethink, and partly harden, my view on abortion. I've really come to appreciate the passion and ideas of the pro-Life movement (though I think if you're pro-Life you also need to be pro-major-gov't-services-for-poor-people and pro-major-aid-to-countries-where-millions-of-children-die-from-preventable-illnesses).

    Mariner.
     
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    That's bullshit. Being deaf is not a culture. It's what used to be called a handicap. Any family that celebrates the birth of a deaf child should be sterilized so they can't inflict their defective genes on the rest of us.

    That's appalling.
     
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    :crutch:
     
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    So you don't think deaf people can get along in this world? Are you saying that a deaf child is any less of a child?
     

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