Partial birth abortion was banned and I support this fully. There is absolutely no reason to kill an innocent little child who may grow up to be a successful adult. If there is no health issue, then the baby needs to be born normally. It should only apply when there is a serious health issue.
Imagine a live, moving baby having its skull crushed as it tries to wiggle out of the arms of its murderer. It is inhumane and is equivalent to murder. A country where we value all people the same but think its okay to murder children just because it is seconds before it can have its first breath, a chance at life.
The child that is being aborted, whether you believe it or not, is a living thing. It is God's creation and you are murdering that creation when you choose to get an abortion. It may be for good intents, but there are many mothers who end up mistakenly having miscarriages who would kill to have a child and when you kill life, that is like disrespect. Foster care is the way to go if you are struggling financially with supporting the child. The child is innocent and deserves life on this earth.
I am a high school student. I am doing a report on Partial birth abortion for my bioethics class. The first day I started the project, I cried. It is so sad seeing this. Yes, the child may endanger the mother, or she was raped and didn't want the child but, why would you choose Partial Birth Abortion? You could have chose to go into induced labor, put it up for adoption, and so many more options...Partial Birth Abortion needs to be banned..
Anyone who has seen one of the many videos of what this actually entails would immediately know that it is murder. Anyone who hasn't seen, or read, what actually happens, is sadly uninformed.
The mother has rights, however so does the unborn child.
An orphanage or foster care is a hard life, but better than no life at all.
Abortion in general is just plain wrong, but how can you wait so long into the pregnancy just to decide you don't want the baby? Sick. All that say no, I'm very disappointed in you. You can go on about how I'm not thinking of women's rights. Guess what? I AM a woman but I believe abortion is wrong. To end an innocent life is awful. "But life doesn't start at conception...Blah blah blah..." A heartbeat forms at 7 weeks in a fetus. Don't other humans and animals have a pulse to indicate they are alive? So tell me, is that fetus alive or not?
Abortion terminates the life of a human. I truly understand the pro-abortion stance, I was a fifteen year old girl, pregnant, scared, and humiliated by society. Abortion would have been a relatively "easy" out. No one the wiser, I could continue with my life, my goals, my dreams. No, I wasn't raped, did not suffer incest, and was not having a child with any severe medical conditions. However, I didn't want a child, couldn't afford a child, didn't know what to do with a child, and by all reasoning this child was destined for a pitiful existence. But here is the thing, the heartbeat of this issue-life begins at conception-there is no other place that can be appointed than at the beginning. I understand hard choices, I understand difficult circumstances, I understand human nature. I also understand that this issue has been muddied with politics, religion, and faulty reasoning. The issue needs to be stripped of all demagogue, all politics, all religion, and all personal opinion. It needs to be examined from the beginning. And again, life begins at - the beginning. Viability has no merit-many people live dependent upon machines and medication. In other words, they are not able to live independent of others. Medical circumstances have no merit-the sanctity of life is destroyed when we value a human by their quality of life. A person outside the womb with severe mental and physical limitations is no less human than a person without those limitations. A human inside the womb with severe mental and physical limitations is no less a human than a one without those limitations. Lastly, the argument of a woman's control over her physical body is the most misleading of all the arguments. If a woman is independent of the life inside of her then the life inside of her, by her own admission, is a separate human life. I'm not being a judge; I'm being a juror. All of the evidence points to an issue that stems from many other side issues. Abortion has to be stripped of ALL other side issues and dealt with independent of all other factors. Life begins at conception and regardless of the circumstances of that conception, termination of that life is ending a life. It is not ending a potential life, it is ending the potential of that person to LIVE their life. It's time to call abortion what it really is - execution.
In Psalm 139 13-14 it says for you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. This is saying you are living when you are in your mother’s womb, at conception you are created and God begins to work on you and forms you. This is when two cells come together and become a human. When the egg is fertilized (Sperm and Egg) this is when the egg turns into a Zygote and this is when it has it unique DNA, and chromosomes, which is everything we are. Next when we get more cells we become a blastocyst and this is at six days, after this we become an embryo and then a fetus which is the distinct look of a human. The problem with After Birth Abortions is the baby is living and could form functions on its own and could live. It kills a baby that has been fully developed and the baby is already in the world, you should put it up for adoption as there are many of persons waiting for a baby to take. This is murder, it is never alright to killing a living human being, this is just going to start a waterfall effect, once this passes will murder of a grown adult be okay? People need to be more responsible, not be a selfish and make better decisions. These babies could have a wonderful life, but instead you want to kill them and not give them a chance in society. To me After Birth Abortions is very barbaric and infanticide, it is not okay and it’s not fair for the baby. As a human race we need to come together on the fact that this is not okay and we should love everyone and give people chances to succeed at life, instead of killing the innocent baby put it up for adoption.
It is a disgusting procedure. It is no different from a first degree murder. Both are planned to kill someone. Both are well thought out murders. The only difference is one gets punished and the other is praised for a job well done. There is nothing that is morally right about this.
This type of abortion should not be allowed!!! It is killing an innocent child. It isn't the child fault they were conceived. Rape and incest fine, I understand that case because I am a victim of rape and I would do the same thing because I would not want to carry a child that was conceived during rape so fine do abortion but don't wait till it is practically a newborn child. Partial-birth is just taking everything too far and it isn't right to do that to a child. If you don't want a child don't have sex or at least used protection jeez don't take away a child's life unless it is rape or incest!!!! :( I don't even know why they came up with Partial-Birth Abortion.
In society, it is illegal to murder another man, woman, or child. When a partial-birth abortion is performed, the doctor and the mother are killing a fetus that can live with proper medical treatment. Taking a life is inhuman and should be illegal no matter what. I have a son and I couldn't imagine if I had aborted him. My life would have taken a turn for the worse.
Abortion should be banned! Its cold hard murder. Many women are using abortion as a type of birth control. The way I see it is that if you decide to be having unprotected sex then you should do the responsible thing and live with the consequences, such as getting pregnant.
I didn't know this even existed until today. Is this murder? Yes! This makes me sick. I have two kids and with each of them I had a bond and loved them unconditional before I ever laid eyes on them. This should be banned. Why is this even legal? Why decide to kill a precious gift from God when you could have simply given it up for adoption for someone who has a heart?
Partial abortion is killing a fetus that could live outside the womb with the proper medical care. I believe that if a mother decides late in her pregnancy that she no longer wants her child, she cannot abort the child but should have to put the child up for adoption. There are many individuals who want children but can't have them. I have not heard of a doctor recommending a partial birth abortion, rather if there were issues affecting the health of the mother, they recommend delivering the child via c-section, not aborting it.
Partial birth abortions kill babies who are sufficiently developed to survive. That is just murder of a precious human life. I can see no justifiable argument for it.
Partial-birth abortion should be banned because there is no longer any question as to whether this is part of the "mother's body" or a separate, individual human being. At the stage when this procedure is performed, not only does the baby feel pain, but it is also viable outside the womb.
Partial-birth abortion is the abortion of a fetus that is viable outside the womb. This is an infant that, if born, would likely survive, but instead is killed during the birthing process. This should be illegal. If the mother does not want to continue the pregnancy, an early birth with binding contract of adoption should be required.
Once a fetus hits a certain stage, I think that the baby is alive, and just not born yet. I understand that women sometimes can not take care of a baby. But, if they do not get in and get the abortion before that point, then they should have to have the baby and then give it up for adoption.
Such abortions should not be performed, because these babies would be able to live outside the womb and therefore should be allowed to be born. If the parents don't want the baby, or can't take care of the baby, they can give them up for adoption. To abort a baby who could otherwise be born alive, should not be an option for anyone.
Partial birth abortion is murder. It is not as if a partial birth abortion is just getting rid of a parasite in the mother's body; this is a living human being. This baby was supposed to be born for a reason and God had plans for this human life. It is unfair and disgusting for a mother to choose to abort especially at this stage of development.
Partial-birth abortions are literally like killing a baby, or a human being. It is cruel, and I have not seen any evidence that proves that it is not brutal to the baby. I have mixed emotions on abortion before nine weeks, but I am completely against it after it has developed. If people are going to have an abortion, they should at least be responsible enough to take care of it as soon as possible.
Partial-birth abortion is just as barbaric as infanticide. People argue that it's OK because it's just a clump of cells, but that has been proven false long ago. The fetus has a heart beat at only 22 days gestation; it grows toes, eyes, hands, everything a recognizable human has. What, then, is the definition for a living human? There is no clear-cut line; there is no imaginary date at which time it becomes human; it was human all along.
Women have the right to birth control, but I don't think anyone has the right to partial-birth abortion. It's not about punishing the woman; it's about the inhumane treatment of the fetus.
Partial birth abortion is completely heartless and inhumane. Nothing is more heinous than inflicting harm or death upon a completely innocent, defenseless child. We would not allow someone in a coma to be subjected to beatings simply because someone felt the need to do so, would we? So why would we inflict pain or death upon a baby?
While abortion within the first couple of months for whatever reason may be the woman's choice, once that baby is already developed and formed into a baby it is not okay to murder it. Not only does partial birth abortion kill a baby that is fully developed, The baby is already coming into the world when it is killed. The baby can feel the pain. It is halfway out of the woman's body. This is not acceptable. This is murder. It is murder of a little baby. This baby should be taken care of, nurtured, loved, not brutally murdered. If the woman didn't want the baby, she should have kept her legs closed, used birth control, or if she was raped, she should have gotten an abortion within the first couple of months. People need to be more responsible, not selfish, and make better decisions. These babies could be delivered, then adopted by loving parents. It is no ones right to kill a baby. The baby is a human being with rights.
One of the issues separating the pro-life from the pro-choice is when a baby should be considered an actual human being. Partial-birth abortion seems to barely consider this issue and begins to show a blatant disregard for human life. Unless the mother's life is in danger, this type of procedure should never be performed. If a pregnant woman is attacked, the criminal is charged for attacking the mother and the child. Why is the same consideration not given to the baby when a doctor, equipped with an abortion, attacks and kills that defenseless baby.
I think partial birth abortion is cruel and inhuman. Abortion is bad enough in the first trimester, let alone when a baby is getting ready to be born. To me partial birth abortion is the murder of an innocent child. Anyone who considers abortion or partial birth abortion needs to see films on how a fetus in the womb is aborted. This is an innocent human being who has no say in whether they live of die. I am against organizations who promote abortion and partial birth abortion. These organization do not tell a woman or girl what she has to go through mentally for the rest of her life because of her decision to abort her child.
Partial-birth abortion is simply inhumane. As members of an enlightened society, even those who are firmly pro-choice cannot possibly advocate such a horrible practice. Women should know well before 20 weeks whether they would like to keep the baby or not and thus if they have reached the stage where a partial-birth would be necessary it should be denied them.
Partial birth abortions are really violence towards helpless infants. There are too many ways for women to prevent pregnancy these days and a lot of ways to know if you should have a child with a particular man or have children at all because of health conditions. There is not one perfect person on this earth so why kill children that aren't perfect? Aborting babies because it risks the mother's health is also another way leading to over-population.
Partial birth abortion means that the baby must be killed while still in the womb. The doctor must turn the baby breech, because if the head is delivered first and it takes even one breath, that would be considered murder. If there is a chance that the baby can survive outside the mother's womb, then the baby should get the chance to live. Some women find out later in pregnancy that the baby has some sort of birth defect or health concern, so they opt for partial birth abortion. However, there are other options, even if the mother can't raise the child herself.
I feel that there are so many other options available for women to make that will be more humanistic to a fetus than a partial abortion. A baby is delivered partial and then killed this is to severe to me and unnecessary. This procedure is given to those who have decided to have a late term abortion. While some women do decide to have a late term for medical reasons concerning the fetus. We have had a lot of technical advance in the last years and, we can find a more humane way too deal with this situation. There should be a push to find an more humane alternative to this procedure. It seems barbaric and archaic.
I am not a pro-life radical but I do believe that partial-birth abortion should be banned. I don't feel, as a woman, that I could ever have an abortion but I do understand, under certain circumstances, why some women would. Rape, disease and life threatening situations are a few of these reasons. With all that said, I still feel that if there is going to be a choice like that made, it should happen right away. There are so many people in this country that cannot conceive a child and would be happy to adopt. If a woman has gone that far into the pregnancy and her life is not threatened by the birth, then adoption is a much better option.
What's actually being discussed are later term abortions and they are done when the women's health is in danger , the fetus/child's is unable to survive or will suffer further by continuing the pregnancy. These procedures are not done simply "because". They are not done lightly and are best left to the women and her doctor. Politics do not belong in the middle of a Doctor and the patient.
It is her body, so she should be able to do what she wants, regardless of whether the baby may die. The woman was here first before the baby, and it's her body. Also, partial-birth abortion may be a result of rape or may help the mother survive.
No one likes the idea of partial-birth abortion, but believe it or not it is medically necessary in some cases to save the life of the woman. Sometimes serious complications arise late in pregnancy and a partial-birth abortion is the best medical approach. Even if partial-birth abortions were allowed in cases of medical necessity, women would likely be placed in the horrible situation of not being able to get a necessary abortion until after they had proved the necessity of it, meaning that they would spend longer in medical danger.
To ban any kind of abortion would be an attack on women. Very few women opt for a partial birth abortion. And, overwhelmingly, in cases where they do, it is due to medical reasons, such as a congenital or fatal defect in the fetus, or the potential death of the mother if she carries her child to term.
In most cases, partial birth abortions are not needed, and they are rarely performed as is. It would be far better to perform a partial birth abortion, than to have a woman die from birth complications. Plus, anytime that such a thing is banned, this insures that it will occur under the table. The government should not step in to police society's morality, but instead let individuals choose if such an operation is necessary.
While partial-birth abortion may seem horrific to some, in reality it is no worse than when a puppy gets put to sleep. This procedure would be especially useful when the procedure could not be performed any other way without harm to the mother, or as a way to ensure that no babies with defects are brought into society since they are a drain on the finances of everyone.
Many a time, women get pregnant without their knowledge. It might be an unplanned pregnancy, the result of rape or an unwanted pregnancy. Abortion in such cases has to be resorted to because the lives and futures of such mothers is at stake. Instead of giving birth to babies and abandoning them, it is better if the mothers abort the baby.
Although partial-birth abortions should not be used as a form of birth control, such procedures are medically necessary at times in order to protect the health and well-being of the woman. At times they may even be necessary in order to protect her life. To ban partial-birth abortions in all instances will result in the loss of life of many women.
The abortion procedure sometimes called "partial-birth abortion" (dilation and extraction) is most often used by doctors in cases where the fetus is already dead or will not be able to live outside the woman's body. It can save women's lives and health and prevent them from having to carry a dead fetus for weeks or months, risking serious infection. D&X has been targeted by anti-abortion activists largely because it allows them to make sensational claims about the distastefulness of the procedure, but like any medical procedure, it is only used in cases where the woman and her doctor conclude that it is needed.
Partial-birth abortions should not be banned. Medical procedures should meet a higher standard to be barred than just an unpleasant name and connotations. "Partial-birth abortion" is a misnomer to stir up negative sentiment and it's also a procedure very rarely performed. It's also a big first step to restricting abortion rights in general.
Until a child is actually born, the parent has the right to make decisions regarding their bodies and the things that their bodies produce. For example, a partial birth abortion should not be illegal for a person who has made the decision that the fetus is too deformed or retarded to live a worthwhile life.
In case of a pregnant women finding out that she has cancer, there is no suitable treatment that she should have, in order to battle cancer. The only option is for the mother and possibly the baby to suffer or die from the cancer. Were partial abortion to be legal the mother could abort the pregnancy, treat the cancer and try to get pregnant again at a later date.
When a mother is advised on medical conditions that imply the pregnancy is not viable and in the interests of her health she should abort it is devastating. But then to bury her in moral clap trap after the deed is done is as sensible as the Salem Witch Hunts! Surely the mother should be able to live another day and go on to reproduce healthy children?? Or should the Human advocates just watch an innocent woman die from infection or become infertile so that their need to impose their morality on unknown others is enforced. More bad than good. The path to Hell is well pathed by good intentions.
"Partial birth abortion" is a non-medical, politically-created MISNOMER. The medical procedure is performed when the fetus is either non-viable, has already expired in utero and/or its continued presence within the uterus is critically endangering the life of the woman carrying the fetus.
For you "Bible thumpers" who continue to erroneously claim it is "murder of a human" I suggest you consult this passage in Your Bible, which clearly states that human life does not begin until the first breath is drawn through the nostrils. Something that would be impossible to do in utero. (See Genesis 2:7.)
Anti-choice people, kindly INFORM yourselves properly as to the actual medical procedure and its medical necessity in certain emergency situations. You're potentially polluting the human gene pool with your very presence if you continue to regurgitate false talking points.
Many of the pro-life members often ask us to think of the children. TVs are innocent! MITs murder! Well that depends. Would you rather live your life as a disabled person who cannot function cognitively or physically? Would you throw the mother's life into ruin simply because she made one mistake? Most women abort due to finances. If the children cannot be supported they are often slammed into an orphanage or government care, especially if the poor soul is disabled or has special needs. So I beg of you, redirect your efforts to educating women and preventing unwanted pregnancy.
Why would you lay down with a guy if you can't deal with the problems after laying down. I strongly disagree with this and I'm only 17 years old. For all you low-life, careless people that agree with this 100 percent, how would you like that to happen to you. Now don't you think that's wrong and to all church people that agreed? That's a sin and I don't know how you all will sleep at night. If they have that person who came up with this in office I might just go crazy. That's my opinion!