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Babies with minor disabilities aborted
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/10/21/nabortion121.xml ^

Posted on 10/21/2007 9:26:13 AM PDT by cool2007

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1 posted on 10/21/2007 9:26:13 AM PDT by cool2007
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To: cool2007

Our country is headed in this direction if we don’t begin to value each baby more. Growing up I had a friend who had lost two fingers in a wood chopping accident. That guy today would be considered imperfect. Nobody cared about this in the 60’s. Pray for our country.


2 posted on 10/21/2007 9:32:01 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (I want a hero....I'm holding out for a hero (politically))
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To: originalbuckeye

UK abortion law requires the agreeement of two physicians that there is a substantial risk of a handicapped child for an abortion to be done after 24 weeks. The abuse here is stretching the definition of handicapped.

The definition of handicapped doesn’t need to be abused here because US law requires nothing more than the mother’s whim at any point.

Heading in that direction would be a step forward if you ask me.


3 posted on 10/21/2007 9:38:28 AM PDT by CGTRWK
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To: cool2007

Margaret Sanger would be proud.


4 posted on 10/21/2007 9:42:07 AM PDT by dainbramaged (I've hired a firm to promote my anonymity)
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To: cool2007

There is this woman, a “reverend” on Boston radio, who week after week tears down the American foreign policy, cries and weeps for the Palestinians, but never a word about the evils of abortion. She makes me sick every Sunday morning, but the Red Sox game was on the channel she is on the night before and I wake up to her. How the libs can day after day, hold up the Islamists but nary a word about women marching to destroy God’s createst gift, I will never get it?


5 posted on 10/21/2007 9:47:34 AM PDT by Tessarie (Europe's brains immigrated to America 100 years ago.)
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To: cool2007

Maybe it was clubfoot, maybe it was just a speck on the ultrasound. When in doubt abort, the UK logic goes.


6 posted on 10/21/2007 10:11:56 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: CGTRWK

I’d like to see the statistics on the numbers for this type of abortion here in the USA. Do abortions happen here for such minor disabilities? I know it’s possible. I just didn’t think it was common.


7 posted on 10/21/2007 10:32:10 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (I want a hero....I'm holding out for a hero (politically))
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To: originalbuckeye

My first child was revealed to have a cleft lip during an ultrasound. The technician wrote it in his notes and didn’t say a word, but I noticed. And lost a ton of sleep reading up on the treatments, etc.

Then he was born perfect in every way - no sign of the condition noted by the technician as “definite.”

Makes me wonder how many of the 100 were misdiagnoses.

Such a waste.


8 posted on 10/21/2007 10:58:49 AM PDT by sbMKE
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9 posted on 10/21/2007 11:00:27 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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10 posted on 10/21/2007 11:00:56 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: cool2007

My daughter was born with a club foot. It was corrected in 10 months, with casts and therapy. she was sponsored by the March of Dimes. At 19, she made it through basic at Fort Dix, with flying colors.
Dr. Homer Paschal, and the Hillis Medical Center in Gainesville, and the March of Dimes, will always be on my prayer list.


11 posted on 10/21/2007 11:13:14 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Troy Aikman was born with clubbed feet, he has three superbowl rings.

Krisit Yamaguchi was born with clubbed feet and she has an Olympic Gold medal.


12 posted on 10/21/2007 11:18:26 AM PDT by mockingbyrd (peace begins in the womb)
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This is so strange to me. Both of my daughter's feet were deformed and it never crossed my mind to think of it as a handicap. It was more of a nuisance thing. Getting her the corrective surgery was the equivalent of getting braces. Just one more thing to deal with. I guess, in my mind, if it can be fixed, it's not a handicap.

Then again, I don't see my son's diabetes as a handicap. It's a pain in the butt and I'm glad that there are treatments. It's just another thing life throws at you. For me, examples of *handicap* would be severe brain damage or a massive spinal cord injury. Loosing *both* legs or arms. Something that screws up your basic life functions. A cleft palate in an otherwise healthy child? Please. That's like a kid who needs braces. Diabetes? A step more serious than glasses. Still manageable.

13 posted on 10/21/2007 11:23:27 AM PDT by Marie (Unintended consequences.)
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To: mockingbyrd

We just loved her, crooked leg or not, still do. I would have killed the best part of my life had she been aborted.


14 posted on 10/21/2007 11:25:05 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: originalbuckeye

Over the three year sample period in southwest England that this article references, there were just under 160,000 live births. As of 2004, about one quarter of English pregnancies are aborted. Assuming that that holds true for SW England as well, that would put total pregnancies for the three year sample period at approximately 210,000.

I don’t know the corresponding stats for the US, and like you I don’t think they’re common - but I wouldn’t call a 1 in 2,100 rate in SW England common either.


15 posted on 10/21/2007 12:03:44 PM PDT by CGTRWK
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To: Marie

I have trouble believing the involved doctors or mothers in England would consider these real handicaps either. It reads to me like the mothers decided 6 months in that they didn’t want a child after all, and found NARAL type doctors who would game the law for them.


16 posted on 10/21/2007 12:11:54 PM PDT by CGTRWK
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To: cool2007

wow. My feet bowed out a bit when I was a kid, and I had to wear funny shoes for years, but I don’t even remember much about it. I started wearing tennis shoes like everybody else when I was maybe 8 or 9, I forget. Wow, glad my parents didn’t read this article back then— whoops


17 posted on 10/21/2007 12:13:31 PM PDT by yankeesdoodle
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To: originalbuckeye

Abortions here occur for ANY reason. Inconvenience is the main one. I had four inconvenient pregancies—wouldn’t give up a one of them.


18 posted on 10/21/2007 12:15:21 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma (Democrats--Al Qaeda's best friends)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I had two with club feet. This whole conversation is ridiculous.


19 posted on 10/21/2007 12:16:25 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma (Democrats--Al Qaeda's best friends)
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To: cool2007

Sad. And for such minor reasons.


20 posted on 10/21/2007 12:20:01 PM PDT by Dante3
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