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    Re: Texas Senate passes sweeping new abortion restrictions

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    The commonly accepted edict in the U.S. is no abortion after the point of viability, which is currently believed to occur between weeks 22 and 24. In that sense, the Texas law is "more restrictive" than what is currently considered acceptable.
    Yes, it's 24 weeks in the UK
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    Re: Texas Senate passes sweeping new abortion restrictions

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    Texas Senate passes sweeping new abortion restrictions | Fox News

    The hotly contested bill appears to have passed in the Texas state senate and is being sent to the governor's desk. It appears that we've inched a little bit closer to progressing as a nation.
    This legislation builds on the strong and unwavering commitment we have made to defend life and protect women's health."
    I haven't read the bill. From what I have read in this thread it basically bans abortions after 20 weeks gestation. The question I have is does it have exceptions for rape, medical complications where the mothers life is threatened and perhaps a more debateable something physically wrong with the baby in which if born it would not either live long outside the womb or have a decent quality of life? While my third stipulation is far more debateable I do believe that the other two should most definitely be made exceptions. Are they?
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    Re: Texas Senate passes sweeping new abortion restrictions

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Good intentions run amok.

    The new law will be struck down.



    They should have stopped with banning abortions at 12 or 16 weeks and left it at that.
    Well you know there Rapid might have a point. I know someone who waited till the day she was going for her abortion which was around 13 weeks before she told her husband she would never forgive him if she had it and until that moment she did not know that was true.

    Also, I take it that exceptions are made for medical conditions.
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    Re: Texas Senate passes sweeping new abortion restrictions

    Quote Originally Posted by alexa View Post
    I think most abortions are before 12 weeks, certainly in the UK. Late abortions are usually for medical reasons.

    Were you being sarcastic about the time?
    I was being sarcastic about feeling sorry for them, not for the time. The elective cutoff is now 20 weeks, and we have women crying and screaming in the streets. In most of Europe the elective cutoff is 12 weeks. These people are just being melodramatic.
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    Re: Texas Senate passes sweeping new abortion restrictions

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I was being sarcastic about feeling sorry for them, not for the time. The elective cutoff is now 20 weeks, and we have women crying and screaming in the streets. In most of Europe the elective cutoff is 12 weeks. These people are just being melodramatic.
    are you sure? It is 24 weeks in the UK? What about medical conditions?
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    Re: Texas Senate passes sweeping new abortion restrictions

    Quote Originally Posted by alexa View Post
    are you sure? It is 24 weeks in the UK? What about medical conditions?
    Yes, I'm sure. Most of continental Europe has a 12 week elective cutoff. Do the research, it's not hard to find.

    For medical conditions, an abortion is allowed at any time, even in Texas.
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    Re: Texas Senate passes sweeping new abortion restrictions

    What's interesting is that pro abortion rights advocates say by way of defense of abortion that the vast majority of them occur weeks before 20 weeks, so it's puzzling why 20 weeks is so objectionable. It seems like a little double speak going on.
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    Re: Texas Senate passes sweeping new abortion restrictions

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Yes, I'm sure. Most of continental Europe has a 12 week elective cutoff. Do the research, it's not hard to find.

    For medical conditions, an abortion is allowed at any time, even in Texas.
    So if a fetus is determined to have a severe life altering defect it may be aborted in Texas at 21 weeks? I don't see any such stipulation.

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    Re: Texas Senate passes sweeping new abortion restrictions

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    That is good to hear. The days of infanticide (let us hope and pray) are indeed numbered.
    There were abortions before it was legal and there will still be no matter what laws are passed. If you think abortion is an ugly issue now, you need to look into how it used to be.

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    Re: Texas Senate passes sweeping new abortion restrictions

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Yes, I'm sure. Most of continental Europe has a 12 week elective cutoff. Do the research, it's not hard to find.

    For medical conditions, an abortion is allowed at any time, even in Texas.
    yes I did BBC News - Europe's abortion rules

    most of them have various ways where by it can be done later.
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