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Is the third month of pregnancy a reasonable cutoff for abortion?

  • I am opposed to late-term abortion because, at that stage, too much of the baby has been developed.

    I am pro-choice, but there comes a time when you have to cut off freedom of choice to avoid crime. When an unborn baby has developed to 3 months, so much has already started to progress in the baby. Anyone destroying the fetus at this point is just selfish, and a murderer.

    Posted by: MoaningElroy
  • The third month is a reasonable cutoff for abortions, because it is when the fetus starts developing human characteristics.

    Prior to the third month of pregnancy, the fetus doesn't particularly resemble a human being. Instead, it could be any random mammal. Furthermore, some studies show that the third month is when the fetus becomes capable of feeling pain (although this is a controversial position, since pain is quite subjective). The child becomes viable to live outside the womb at approximately 22 or 23 weeks, and this seems way too late for abortion. Therefore, the third month (about 12 weeks) seems long enough to give the woman a choice, yet not so late that it seems like killing a human being.

    Posted by: AngryChris70
  • The third month is a reasonable cut off because it allows for plenty of time for most mothers to decide whether or not they want to have the child.

    The third month is a reasonable cut off. With that being said, if the woman could prove that she was unaware that she was pregnant and didn't realize until just then because her belly became hard, I believe an exemption would be appropriate. Aborting a child past three months is more likely to cause physical and emotional harm to the mother, as the baby would soon begin to kick, making it far more real.

    Posted by: daveyxh
  • The third month of pregnancy is a "reasonable" cut off time for abortion because, if we must choose a time, this is early enough so that the baby is not yet viable .

    Abortion is never any woman's first choice. Her first choice is always to not become pregnant.

    However, once she is pregnant, everyone wants to be involved in decided things "for her." The church, the government, the medical industry...apparently the child-to-be "belongs" in some manner and to some extent, to all these groups.

    The three month cutoff date is reasonable...and somewhat arbitrary...and changeable. If a woman's health is at stake, SOME say an abortion is reasonable much farther along in the pregnancy or if the child has no hope of survival. Many in the church say no abortion, ever. The government changes its mind as those in power are either liberal or conservative.

    The government changes its mind frequently. The government should stay out of it unless pressure is brought by any group in such a manner that it infringes on constitutional rights.

    The church...well, WHICH church?? Since there is a multitude of churches, each with its own perspective, they too should stay out of it.

    That leaves the woman and her doctor. Three months is reasonable. What is even more reasonable is for the woman and her doctor to decide on an individual, case by case, person by person, basis.

    Posted by: CI3Iike
  • Cutting abortions at the third month is a reasonable time period.

    Cutting abortions at the third month is a reasonable time period. During this time, there has not been a lot of development in the fetus. It has a heartbeat, true, but it has not developed to be very large or to have many distinguished features. Additionally, it gives a woman sufficient time to find out about her pregnancy and determine if abortion is right for her.

    Posted by: ObaICheese
  • Pro Choice but Anti Stupidity

    I believe twelve weeks is a reasonable cutoff for an abortion for a few simple reasons. Three months is an extensive period of time to make such a decision, and barring a sudden health or mental condition there is no reason to wait so long. It is irresponsible to allow an embryo to develop into a fetus with you vacillate. A final exception would be if a woman finds out about the pregnancy later than normally expected.

  • I support abortions before the end of the first trimester, because the decision should be made by then.

    Abortion should not necessarily be a form of birth control. And, though it is a hard decision to make, the third month of pregnancy allows time for an educated decision to be made.

    Posted by: SavoryFelton
  • The third month of pregnancy is a reasonable cutoff for abortion, for many reasons.

    The third month of pregnancy is a reasonable cutoff for abortion, for many reasons. First, it is a woman's choice as to what to do with her body. Second, it gives the person time to think about whether or not she wants to keep the baby. Third, this is the stage where the fetus starts to develop human characteristics.

    Posted by: SecondNoel50
  • Abortion will be dangerous by then

    If the fetus is in post 12 week development, abortion will be too dangerous as there will be a highly possible death due to blood loss.So if you are going to abort, ladies, do it before 12 weeks.Because if you wait 12 weeks, the fetus will be developed enough that it will begin recieving your blood.And if you abort after week 12, you will most likely die of bloodloss

  • Abortion is murder. Period.

    Once your egg and sperm are connected, you have created life. If youre not ready for a baby, don't have sex. Either grow up and keep your baby, or give him or her up for adoption, but don't be a murderer. You don't want to be associated with someone like Charles Manson do you? To me, anyone who kills an innocent baby might as well be Charles Manson.

  • I disagree that the third month is a reasonable cutoff for abortion because the fetus is fully formed.

    Before the second month an ultrasound shows a beating heart. By the third month the fetus has arms, legs and a head and can even suck its thumb. If a woman doesn't want to be pregnant she needs to use birth control. And if she doesn't, then her only choices should be to keep her baby or adopt it out.

    Posted by: N3vinFace
  • Absolutely not!

    We know that life is created when a sperm and egg are joined. THAT is when life is created. Any procedure or abortion after that fact is murder. Abortion shouldn't exist, much less be allowed in the third month. Studies have shown the effects of abortion on women and it's not good. It's proved to be for convenience and birth control. We need to be better, less selfish people. If you don't want to be pregnant, don't have sex. Once you're pregnant, take responsibility or give the baby up for adoption.

    Posted by: R34d3Homey
  • Three month pregnancy is not a reasonable period.

    I don't think abortion is a good choice for anyone but if somebody wants to, a three month pregnancy can lead detrimental health effects which will remain in your body and you can't escape it throughout your life. I heard so many stories of people who had an abortion during third month and the ill effects resulting from it.

    Posted by: IianDream
  • I believe that abortion should be permitted beyond the third month of pregnancy because the fetus cannot yet survive on its own.

    The third month of pregnancy is not a reasonable cutoff for abortion because at this point, the fetus is not developed enough to survive outside of the womb. When the fetus reaches a point of being able to survive on its own, it is a viable person that should not be aborted, but this is not the case in the third month. Additionally, some women may not realize that they are pregnant until after their third month, and many health complications requiring an abortion can arise after the third month.

    Posted by: Stud Monkey
  • Abortion should not be adopted after the stage of pregnancy because I feel it is crime and morally not correct.

    I totally disagree with the third month of pregnancy a reasonable cut off for the abortion because it will be killing of a life in the mother's womb and also it is not morally correct. Abortion should always be discouraged given the very fact that whatever may be the reason for the pregnancy of mother because according to the quasi-theological perspective birth is the first place when GOD breathes in the human.

    Posted by: I0rFashion
  • Abortion should be allowed until the fetus is likely to be viable outside the womb, which is later than three months.

    Abortion should be allowed until delivery of a living baby is an acceptable alternative. At no point should a woman be forced to carry a fetus.

    Posted by: EmmeAnguris
  • Past a few weeks of pregnancy a baby is really to far developed to consider aborting it.

    It is not right to consider aborting a baby once you are past a few weeks of pregnancy. A baby begins to develop quite a lot of features and qualities of a human being at three months. Many mothers can even find out its gender at three months. It seems like you are snuffing out a human life if you do this to a three month fetus.

    Posted by: B3rkIffy
  • Presuming that most abortion should be discouraged, 3 months is no different than 6 months.

    A pregnancy that seriously endangers the mother's life shouldn't have a cut-off point for abortion because there's no telling when the pregnancy might become dangerous. But, all other abortions should be banned, outlawed, not performed.... I don't see a difference between killing a 3 month old baby or a 6 month old baby. And, I don't see any room for compromise when your talking about the right to live.

    Posted by: MohaI0v35

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