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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 29 2012 10:50 p.m. MDT

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wer
South Jordan, UT

Why does the media always refer to it as "Abortion Ban" or "Anti Abortion"? Isn't it really "Pro Life"?

Furry1993
Clearfield, UT

To wer 12:02 a.m. Aug. 30, 2012

Why does the media always refer to it as "Abortion Ban" or "Anti Abortion"? Isn't it really "Pro Life"?

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When the media way "abortion ban" or "anti abortion", they are being factually accurate. That's what these laws are about -- banning abortion.

xscribe
Colorado Springs, CO

I would never vote for this and it seems too radical for even Colorado to vote for this, as it has been defeated twice thus far. However, I give these people credit, as they want a total an on abortion, not the rape, incest, health of the mother cop-out that most adopt. Why would those fetuses be any different from ones conceived any other means?

comment
Rawlins, WY

To xscribe: You posed the question 'Why would those fetuses be any different from ones conceived any other means?'. I will attempt to answer how I understand the issue.
Normally, when a woman is married, she has the ability to choose with her husband, the fact that they will or will not conceive a child. The very fact of a woman being pregnant demands a lot of the body and spirit.
To have that decision (one of whether she will or will not conceive a child) forced upon her with no decision on her part, makes her a virtual slave. And unless she gives that child up for adoption, she will have a lifetime commitment to seeing that child through for the rest of her life. It can be a reminder of how someone took away her right to choose.

Truthseeker
SLO, CA

re:xscribe
" Why would those fetuses be any different from ones conceived any other means?"

Maybe you should pose your question to the LDS church.

Have you ever been pregnant? Have you ever been raped?

Pregnancy entails a significant physical and emotional involvement/committment which cannot be appreciated by those who've never been pregnant. To require a woman to carry the child of her rapist disrespects and disregards that personal involvement and requirement. Some women may make the choice to continue that pregnancy, but no woman should be compelled to do so. Additionally, there are potential negative consequences of someone finding out they were the product of a violent rape.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

wer
South Jordan, UT
Why does the media always refer to it as "Abortion Ban" or "Anti Abortion"? Isn't it really "Pro Life"?

12:02 a.m. Aug. 30, 2012

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Because it ISN'T Pro-Life.

This ban did not even include Life of the Mother as a stipulation for an abortion.

Let the woman die on the table, because some radical politically motivated extremeists out-lawed a viable [and LDS church approved] option.

Ridiculous.

xscribe
Colorado Springs, CO

@Truthseeker: So correct me if I'm wrong, but are you saying abortion is not okay for some of the unborn, but it is okay to, as some people have called it, murder those unborn who were products of rape, incest, or the health of the mother?

Furry1993
Clearfield, UT

To xscribe

A general topic for discussion -- why does a potential entity (which will NOT become a human being until it is born and draws the breath of life -- the standard to which the LDS Church adheres in determing whether a temple sealing is available) deserving of more rights and more protection than the pregnant woman -- an actual living, breathing, life in being?

In case you didn't know it, pregnancy puts a severe strain on a woman's body, to the point that EVERY pregnancy, however apparently benign, puts the woman's life, health and well-being at risk every moment for the entire term of her pregnancy and can easily cost her life during gestation and delivery. If nutritional support is not present, the fetus will drain its host dry. The pregnancy can cause problems which will endure through her entire life.

Pregnancy termination is not murder. My standard and belief -- it is selfish, and should be eschewed unless medically necessary. BUT the woman is the only life-in-being in the equation. Her concerns should prevail.

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