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Published: Thursday, March 27 2014 4:39 p.m. MDT

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Utefan60
Salt Lake City, UT

I am not for abortions as a personal belief. However if men had to carry an unwanted child to full term then abortions would be much easier. It is still between a woman and her doctor. Most of these laws are set up and signed by men.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

I agree with pope Francis and Mormon prophet monson on the abortion issue.

It's nice knowing my views are closely aligned to theirs

Jim Cobabe
Provo, UT

If men had to carry an unwanted child to full term in Texas, would they still presume to call them men? In my view, this kind of tortured rationale only clouds rational consideration. It seems sensible that the compassionate would favor sound medical practices even in abortion clinics. Perhaps if these new state regulations cause abortion clinics to shut down, they were substandard in the first place, and that itself justifies regulation.

Whether it happens to be men or women that are patients seems incidental to such considerations. Why the showy Wendy Davis led protest against reasonable minimum medical standards? Are red tennis shoes more compelling than a standard that calls for board-certified doctors and clean operating rooms? When I go to the dentist, even though I am a man, when I see a state-issued license, I fully expect to find trained qualified practitioners and clean conditions.

VAggie
Bristow, United States

This law was about safety and preventing late term abortions. I had to go to a hospital when I had routine surgery on my foot, why not have the same simple standard for an abortion.

Tators
Hyrum, UT

The American Civil Liberties Union said "The law is having a devastating impact on women in Texas."

Well, how would they describe the kind of impact that abortions are having on the babies being aborted? Being brutally and completely terminated is incomparably worse than just having a "devastating" temporary inconvenience. It's the ultimate finality in losing your one chance at life here on earth.

Abortion is the most barbaric practice that modern society (in general) has ever accepted. It's almost inconceivable that some liberal zealots are actually still making excuses for it's acceptance. That is truly living within a cloud of self-arrogance and self-deceit with zero concern for the defenseless.

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

To "Jim Cobabe" but the act to create the "unwanted" child was a voluntary act. Would you absolve somebody from having to pay for damages caused by their car when they drove too fast and ran over fence?

If a couple doesn't want children then there are a few ways that are 100% certain to prevent impregnation. They can skip having sex. The man can get vassectomy. The woman can get her tubes tied.

Otherwise you are telling people that they can have an accident and be absolved of any responsibility for their actions.

Do you really want to tell people that if they mess up that they can be absolved of any consequences?

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Liberals are opposed to abortions being performed by doctors skilled enough to have admitting privileges?

Liberals are opposed to abortions being performed in surgical facilities?

I thought one of their arguments was they did not want back-alley abortions – now they are saying back-alley abortions are OK, as long as they can be performed.

Utefan60
Unwanted pregnancies – they CAN be prevented, all it requires is a little foresight and/or self-control. Are liberals incapable of either?

John Pack Lambert of Michigan
Ypsilanti, MI

These rules are designed to protect health. What jeopardizes women's health is allowing clinics to exist that do not have hallways wide enough to safely remove patients in emergencies.

In no other case would anyone try to claim government regulation could do anything but help the health of consumers.

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