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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 28 2013 2:15 p.m. MDT

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samhill
Salt Lake City, UT

And yet, there are people who wonder if we're even **human**, much less **alive** before we're born.

My guess is that as more and more is learned by more and more about what we're like before we're born, there will be fewer and fewer who can lie to themselves about the barbarity of abortion.

Of course, there are millions who've proved themselves callous to the point of psychopathology, so I'm sure there will always be the hold outs. But my belief has always been that most people have consciences and therefore will recoil at the thought of killing someone for simply being unwanted. But, there is a lot of disinformation and dishonesty in the popular media and academia that will need to be overcome for justice to prevail. Over time, just as with slavery, that will happen with abortion.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

@samhill
Salt Lake City, UT

Nice straw man argument.

29 weeks [late term] abortions are already banned and illegal.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

@LDS Liberal
OK, I'll bite.
What about 22 weeks? or 25 weeks?
Or maybe one particular savant fetus responds at 19 weeks?
I recall Elder Faust talking about abortion in the 70s. He quoted a source who said something like this: When the spirit enters the body is irrelevant. The fact is that God intended to send a spirit to earth and man interfered.
That's all we need to know about elective abortion.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

Yes they hear and remember and then they are put to death by the Abortion doctor. And we claim to be a civilized society in America.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

If you all cared about reducing abortions you'd pursue tactics proven to work across the world. Instead you call women the s word in discussions about contraceptive access.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

re:atl134

Actually we don't care about "reducing abortions". We care only about STOPPING abortions. In 1940 we our declaration of war on Adolf Hitler and Germany was not to just reduce the Jewish deaths to a more manageable number - it was to STOP all the war crimes and crimes against humanity. Murder is murder whether it comes by way of a Nazi gas chamber or an abortion doctors knife. Liberals hypocrisy would save a whale but snuff the life of a beautiful child and all in the name of convenience and PC. Disgusting but predictable.

Bob K
porland, OR

Yes, we kill hundreds of thousands in Iraq to get oil and secure contracts for Cheney's associates, but we think we are above killing babies that do not yet have viable life.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Say No to BO said:
"When the spirit enters the body is irrelevant. The fact is that God intended to send a spirit to earth and man interfered."

So when someone is technically dead, and then revived, A man interfered with God's intention to bring him home?
and yet that same God brings No-one to earth without man's interference.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

By these same conclusions, Apes and other animals know and recognize sign language and can construct sentences, do they have a spirit too?

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Actually your view are in line with the Nazis and Adolf Hitler.

In Nazi Germany, the penalties for abortion were increased again.
In 1943, providing an abortion to an "Aryan" woman became a capital offense.

Conservatives don't understand who they actually align with historically, do they.

Bob A. Bohey
Marlborough, MA

I see no mention of any type of peer review. It may be prudent to see some validation before betting the house on this ONE study. It does make for a nice hot button headline though.

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