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Abortion
Should be illegal, except in extreme cases 25%  25%  [ 14 ]
Should be legal during the first trimester only 24%  24%  [ 13 ]
Should be legal beyond the first trimester 47%  47%  [ 26 ]
Undecided 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
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22 Mar 2011, 11:01 am

Chibi_Neko wrote:
I am not a fan of late-term abortion, however you do get the rare occasion that the fetus is a threat to the woman's life, so yes, I agree with abortion after the first trimester, It hardly ever happens.

Don't fetuses in the later stage get taken out via c-section if it's a threat to the woman's life?


Usually if baby gets taken out in a c-section, they are attempting to save both lives. At that stage, the child can usually survive outside the womb with medical intervention.



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22 Mar 2011, 3:05 pm

A c-section is more dangerous to a woman than an abortion is, so it's a decision that the woman and her doctors have to make based on gestational age (how likely the fetus is to survive outside), the woman's condition (ie, is she stable enough to survive being cut open), and on how much she's willing to risk her life for the fetus. The vast, vast majority of women who are carrying a fetus into the 3rd trimester want the child, so it is often a very difficult decision for them to make.



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22 Mar 2011, 3:48 pm

LKL wrote:
A c-section is more dangerous to a woman than an abortion is, so it's a decision that the woman and her doctors have to make based on gestational age (how likely the fetus is to survive outside), the woman's condition (ie, is she stable enough to survive being cut open), and on how much she's willing to risk her life for the fetus. The vast, vast majority of women who are carrying a fetus into the 3rd trimester want the child, so it is often a very difficult decision for them to make.


They can also potentially induce the labor and get the child out that way, then take medical steps to make sure the child survives.



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22 Mar 2011, 4:03 pm

Even in cases of induced premature birth to protect the health of the mother, the preferred approach would be, I think, to induce labour and have an occpital-frontal vaginal delivery.

However, there are likely few circumstances in which induction of premature birth would be indicated but vaginal delivery not be contraindicated. Many premature infants are still in breech presentation, which increases the likelihood of resort to caesarean. If a woman's life is in danger, chances are that she will be in greater danger from labour than she will from surgery (though that might not always be the case).


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