Partial Birth Abortion Ban

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    Looks like the House re-passed the partial birth abortion ban. Hopefully the Senate will do likewise. While we may agree or disagree on the issue of abortion, I think it's safe to say that vacuuming the brains out of a half-delivered baby's skull should be illegal.
     
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    Very touchy subject, but I think most will agree with this decision. I'm pro choice for the most part, but you have to have some sort of limitations.
     
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    Yeah maybe, but now they make it easy with this abortion pill and recently a very young girl under 18 died from it!
     
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    Funny how the liberals cry about the people who die in war but promote the killing of children. I think we can all agree that once the brain is formed, it is a child. No longer is this a womens choice, at this point it is murder. Plain and simple.
     
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    I agree, Eric.

    My personal opinion formed when Misty became pregnant with Ricky back in '96.

    We went in for an ultrasound, and the tech was cheerful and bubbly. Then suddenly she got real quiet & I could see she was disturbed... she kept focusing the screen on Ricky's head, but wouldn't answer me when I asked her what was wrong. Then she got up, told us to stay there, and left.

    After a few minutes, a doctor came in, and they looked & took pictures of the ultrasound. They flat out wouldn't tell me what was up.

    About a week later, they called us back in. The doc sat us down and explained that the baby had some sort of hideous genetic disorder and would be severely retarded, have massive defects, would be in constant agony, etc.. they could tell this by looking at the cysts in the brain. I forget the term for this, but it's flat out scary shit. Neither of us have any relatives that have problems that we know of, and he was puzzled about that. Anyway, the doc said that the best thing to do was abort the pregnancy. I immediately shook my head, and that fucker put his hand up to me and told me I had nothing to say about it! Misty said no, too. He described how it was going to be for him, and it was truly frightening.

    Anyway, we agreed we'd come back in for another ultrasound in 3 weeks.

    We came back again, and there was another woman doing the ultrasound. She was bubbly & excited to see him moving around, and finally I asked her about the cysts in his brain. She gave me a puzzled look and focused in on the brain - there wasn't anything there! I was dumbfounded. I asked her what happened to the terrible genetic deformation, and she had no idea what I was talking about, so I explained what happened on our last trip in.

    She got kinda pissed, and explained that technology is moving so fast these days, they're seeing things that they've never seen before, so they don't know how to interpret what they're seeing! She assured us he was perfectly normal.

    Now when I look at Ricky, who is a perfect little boy & my pride and joy, I shudder at what almost happened to him before he ever had a chance to experience life.

    I agree completely with Eric.
     
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    Great story NT, you and your wife are good people. What is really impressive is your attitude that you would take care of your child regardless of his condition and what the doctor tried to suggest. Its great you stood your ground and that all turned out well. BTW a good looking kid.
     
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    Yes NT, a truly inspiring story! We both had a lot in common with kids. As I told you, my Daughter should never have been here. I spent 15 days in the hospital at 6 months, begged to go home, had a monitor that had to be done 3 times a day to see if I was having contractions till the day I did - In the hospital again - only this time, no stopping her from coming - from shots every hour of steroids, to trying to stop labor, to high risk level - tons of doctors and nurses, finally a 3 lb. 2oz baby came out! she went through hell and back in Intensive care - needles daily, shots, tests, blood transfusion, you name it! After having her, I can honestly say, how blessed I was with the little bundle who shound't have even been here!

    the picture isn't as clear as it should, but you could see what a little pint size she was after she was born and to what she is now!
     
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    And my little girl now!
     
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    NT, I have respected you for your opinions. I must say that now my respect has increased 10 Fold. That was a decision that I would wish upon no one. I honestly do not know If I could have handled it. You did what you felt was right and were rewarded for this with a beautiful son. I can tell this is one dad who is proud of his boy.

    God bless your family !
     
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    Janeen, I'm sorry I did not see your post when I responded to NT. Your situations were different, but the concept to me is the same. So many people would just give up, but you guys did not. You did not take the easy or safe way out and I can not convey how much I respect you for that. In a world where we find babies in garbage cans and tossed on the side of a road it is encouraging to know there are people out there like you guys.

    All I can say is I'm sorry for what you have been through, but the upside is you have been blessed !

    God Bless !
     

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