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Read the article at the link above, it's several pages, but worth reading. What are your thoughts on it? It addresses abortion in the article and says that the article is not intended to persuade people to become pro-life, because that is a moral and ethical issue. But what do you all think?
Particularly those of you who believe that life begins at birth?
I thought that was an awesome article! Thank you for posting it!
It addresses abortion in the article and says that the article is not intended to persuade people to become pro-life, because that is a moral and ethical issue. But what do you all think? Particularly those of you who believe that life begins at birth?[/b]
Many of the scientists engaged in studying the fetus, however, remain detached from the abortion controversy, insisting that their work is completely irrelevant to the debate.
"I don't think that fetal research informs the issue at all," contends psychologist Janet DiPietro of Johns Hopkins University. "The essence of the abortion debate is: When does life begin?
Like DiPietro, AIs realizes that "people may use this research as an emotional way to draw people to the pro-life side, but it should not be used by belligerent activists." Instead, she believes, it should be applied to helping mothers have the healthiest pregnancy possible and preparing them to best parent their child. Columbia University psychologist William Fifer agrees. "The research is much more relevant for issues regarding viable fetuses--preemies."
Simply put, say the three, their work is intended to help the babies that live--not to decide whether fetuses should.
I think that the fetus is alive and kicking.. always have.. But it's not a guarentee any baby will live outside the womb.. even at full term. Until it's not in the women, it's the women's choice as it's still her body. This research is developing all the time and I think it's awesome for everyone to know. I loved the part about stress because so many people think it's ok to do certain things (like scream at each other) and it doesn't effect the baby.. They are wrong. Babies stress is from mom's stress. So many points ~ I loved it.