I am a great believer in the legality of abortions but abortions at week 24? That is not an abortion, at that time the baby is close to or even totally viable.
I am also a great believer in euthanasia, even in babies if that is what is called for in some cases (only if the parents and doctors agree), but that was not the case here either.
A 24 week old baby is not a glob of cells or a very early fetus with no chance of survival. I do not think abortions should be allowed that late except to save the life or the mother and/or the baby. If there was a living baby, the doctor should have used all possible medical options to save the baby when he took it out of the mother at that late date.
Abortions should be legal and should be safe, but they should never take place so late in the pregnancy. This doctor (from what the evidence has found) ended the lives of some of these babies actively and that is murder/manslaughter and he needs to be punished accordingly (with jail time, still do not believe in the death penalty).
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Last edited by trfjr; 05-15-13 at 12:11 AM.
Your pic shows a 25-week baby who is outside the womb. A live baby just like the live babies, probably hundreds, that Gosnell murdered.
Last time I checked, this thread was about Gosnell being convicted of murdering three live babies.
a) When a child is born, it has rights and legal protection under the law as it stands right now. I may think it's stupid, and I do, but that is what the law is as it stands right now, nationwide.
b) It is always homicide to kill a human. It isn't always murder to kill a human in aggression, unfortunately - see abortion.
c) SAT analogy question reference time.... Fetus : neonate :: magma : lava. If birth has happened, even if that birth was induced through medication, you don't call the human a fetus any longer. Premature neonates come out before they have had the usual entire fetal stage of growth and development inside the womb, that is why they have such a hard time.
By killing the kids after they were born, he became a murderer under the law as it stands right now anywhere in the nation. In addition to being a serial killer of humans in the fetal stage of life, he crossed the line into becoming a murderer of children. There really shouldn't be a difference, but there is.
I'm not sure how anyone stumbles into an abortion debate without understanding the most basic elements of that debate... how was that ambiguous to you before today? The current standard, long standing, is that a human has legal rights and those rights are protected at birth.
Last edited by JayDubya; 05-15-13 at 07:38 AM.