Citizens to vote on late-term abortions in Albuquerque

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  • Jamescmeyer Midwest City, USA, OK
    Nov. 22, 2013 9:20 a.m.

    I'm for it. Why not? If we can't put a line somewhere before a child's birth, then what about the birthing process itself actually grants a child any sort of right to life? If a termination at 21 weeks is acceptable, why not 28? Then if 28, why not 36? If 26, what difference does the baby coming out of the womb make to the moments just beforehand?

  • Tyler D Meridian, ID
    Nov. 19, 2013 1:36 p.m.

    @Badgerbadger – “You cannot be pro-choice and not give people the choice whether they… etc, etc, etc.”

    Thank you for pointing out how hypocritical we can all be especially when our views have a moral flavor or worse, when we feel God is on our side.

    We need to follow the lead of (most of) Europe on this issue and call a truce by deciding on a firm cut off after which abortion is illegal. As a pro-choice supporter I am willing to concede that abortion after 20 weeks (except when life of the mother is at stake) is abhorrent.

    Question is will the pro-life side ever concede that terminating a pregnancy prior to some point of fetal development (somewhere between 8-20 weeks?) in no way rises to the level of baby killing?

    I suspect not, which is why we’re stuck with this political football for the foreseeable future – it is simply Newton’s Third Law of Motion playing out in the public sphere.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 19, 2013 11:11 a.m.

    You cannot be 'pro-life'…

    and send 4,000 Americans to die in Iraq.

  • Badgerbadger Murray, UT
    Nov. 19, 2013 8:18 a.m.

    You cannot be pro-choice and not give people the choice whether they buy medical insurance or not, or whether they can choose to be religious or not, or how big a soft drink they can drink, or whether they feed the poor at a church or through the food bank or through food stamps, or what kind of light bulbs they use, etc, etc, etc.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 19, 2013 8:11 a.m.

    You cannot be 'pro-life'…

    and vote to cut food stamps for children.

  • Ranch Here, UT
    Nov. 19, 2013 6:15 a.m.

    Pro-life; what an oxymoron. Once the fetus exits the womb, it's all on it's own baby!

  • Back Talk Federal Way, WA
    Nov. 19, 2013 12:38 a.m.

    I believe the original Supreme Court ruling itself had a messuring factor stated within the ruling. Abortions were said to be legal only until the baby could be viable outside of the mothers womb. Thanks to modern medicine, that viability has come sooner in the pregantcy than ever before.

    Beyond that, our society should protect the sanctity of human life. I am not in favor of "person hood laws" where a fertilized egg immediately is deemed a "person" but life is so precious that I believe it should be protected for the far majority of the normal pregancy period. I think 20 weeks is a very reasonable timeframe to stop abortions.

  • U-tar Woodland Hills, UT
    Nov. 18, 2013 11:30 p.m.

    Abortion is the sin and evil of our generation. Someday there is going to be a lot explaining to do.

  • esodije ALBUQUERQUE, NM
    Nov. 18, 2013 9:23 p.m.

    Chances of a lawsuit by the pro-baby killing crowd if the ban passes: 100%

    Chances of a New Mexico judge finding a "constitutional" right to on-demand late-term abortion: 99.9%

    But, hey, it was a thought. (And you thought the Albuquerque of "Breaking Bad" was a fictional place.)

  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 18, 2013 6:49 p.m.

    So, the pro-abortion group has spent about 4 times what the pro-life group has.

    That tells you a lot about the perversely skewed priorities of our evermore degenerate society.