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  • 3 years ago

    Recently, a child was born and survived at 22 weeks, outside of the "viability standard" of 24 weeks. This proves that aborting a fetus after this time is killing a potentially healthy human and not just an embryo. More states should be looking at their abortion laws given the advances in medicine that allow very premature babies to survive.

    • 3 years ago

      I don't know if one case completes debunks the 24 weeks viability standard. That was definitely an exception and not the rule.

      When it comes to abortion though, what makes the fetus a person? Self-awareness? Ability to survive without medical interference? If that is the case, than the child is not a child before that time.

    • 3 years ago

      Can a baby survive by itself without medical interference? Your standards for what makes a baby seem to be weird.

  • 3 years ago

    This one kind of threw me for a loop. Medicine is getting better, which means babies can be actual babies sooner. They are viable sooner in the pregnancy which can make ending the pregnancy a bit more complicated. I see both side here but as someone who has been pro-choice I struggle with the idea of something with the hope of life being terminated.