Serious question for Republicans regarding rape and health exceptions to abortion

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  1. OohPooPahDoo
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    Serious question for Republicans regarding rape exceptions to abortion


    Many anti-choicers favor banning abortion except in the case of rape or life of the mother. This question is for that subset of the anti-choicers.

    The fist is

    1) How does the rape exception actually work? If I'm a woman and I just got raped and I'm pregnant, by what mechanism do I obtain a legal abortion? How do I show to the state I was actually raped and that I'm a legally justified exception to the rule?

    2) How does the life of the mother exception actually work? Does the doctor have 100% final word on the issue? Will a panel of other doctors have to vote on it? Will the doctor be subjected to second guessing, where its possible he could, in good faith, perform an abortion to save the mother's life, and the state could come back and charge him with a crime, contending the mother's life was not in actual danger? And how much danger will the mother have to be in? Is she only allowed to choose abortion if there is a 100% chance she will die in childbirth? If not, where is the cut-off?


    These are serious real world practical issues that would need to be addressed if abortion were banned with exceptions for rape and/or life of the mother. I put it to the anti-choice crowd to address them.

    Thank you for your thoughts in advance.
     
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    I'm a pro-choice Republican. But i do know quite a few Democrats who oppose abortion; perhaps you should rephrase the subject title?
     
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    Once your honest about you position on abortion ill answer
     
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    I have serious doubts that anyone would rape you.
     
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    The whole abortion issue should be a state's rights matter.
     
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    Serious question to idiots like the guy who started this thread, what makes you think this is a Democrat/Republican issue? Is your pro abortion stance so idiotic that you forget that some Democrats are pro life? Even Obama thinks we shouldn't punish kids for their parents choices, unless their parent was a man.
     
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    Umpaloompah, sorry you got raped. Go see a cop, get tested and get help.
     
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    The only time you have the right to take a human life is in the case of self-defense.

    Thus, the only only exception to abortion should be when the baby poses a clear, present, and immediate danger to the life of the mother, with these terms held to the same standard as any other case of killing in self-defense.
     
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    The rape and mother's health exception should work the same way it did before Roe v. Wade.
     

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