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Thursday, 20 January 2011
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A Question for Those Who Support Late Term Abortions

A "doctor" in Philadelphia has been arrested for running a pretty atrocious abortion clinic. You can read all the grisly details in this news article. However, I want to concentrate on one particular aspect:

Gosnell "induced labor, forced the live birth of viable babies in the sixth, seventh, eighth month of pregnancy and then killed those babies by cutting into the back of the neck with scissors and severing their spinal cord," Williams said.

Ignoring the other clearly illegal activities going on in that clinic (like unlicensed high school students performing "medical operations"), I have a question for those out there who support late term abortions. Do you think what this doctor did was illegal? Is there a difference between aborting a "fetus" a couple days before it would have been born, and aborting a baby after it has been born? If you don't think what he did was any different than a late term abortion, how long must pass after birth before that baby is human enough for what he did to be considered illegal, and why?

And not that it will stop some people, but I'd rather not have people who are clearly against abortion in general chime in on how it should all be illegal. If that's all you want to say, then comment on another blog where they are talking about this story (here or here for instance). Thank you.

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