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Every Picture Tells A Story (Especially Pictures Of Preborn Children)

Whitebeard Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 12:54 PM
ZC: Your post is pointless. Abortion is occurring, routinely, in all three trimesters. Ever hear of partial birth abortion?
lshort Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 1:11 PM
Actually, I got those numbers from Fox News, which according to their website they got from Planned Parenthood. :) Actually, that juxtaposition is funny.
katepatate Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 11:25 PM
Whitebeard Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 5:06 PM
Ishort: You might not know that California is one of the four states that doesn't report abortion statistics to the CDC (from whence came your assertion, I presume), and since more abortions are performed in California than any other state, the CDC statistics are, at best, a good estimate. Probably safe to say that over 100,000 second term abortions are performed each year. This "accuracy," of course, is of interest, only to those who arbitrarily divide gestation into three periods.
lshort Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 4:49 PM
Just a note: abortion doesn't occur routinely in the second or third trimesters. It occurs extremely rarely in the third trimester and not very often in the second. Something like 90% of abortions occur in the first trimester. This doesn't minimize the quantity of abortion overall nor the importance of the issue, but I do think it's important to be accurate when discussing it.
DCM in FL Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 2:51 PM
There's no way partial birth abortion has been nonexistent since 2003. And besides, there's no way you can broadly claim that "abortion is only allowed... in the first trimester."
ZealousConscript Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 2:05 PM
Yes. Partial birth abortions are illegal, per the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003.
DCM in FL Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 1:20 PM
Pointless? It's downright false.

Not to mention that, for a fair portion of said first trimester, a girl/woman doesn't even know she's pregnant yet.

There is something existential about sitting around the den during the holidays and watching home videos from when the children were young, dad was thin, and mom was trying to hold it all together amid the craziness.

In those moments, watching while sister holds hot chocolate, brother holds a glass of tea, and dad sips coffee, comments fly—like “look how dirty Tommy’s face was” and “Sally must have done her own hair that day” and “Mom still looks as young as she did then.”

Perhaps grandpa appears in the video for a second and silence falls over the room, for...