“Life Begins At Conception,” Indiana Law Would Inform Women Seeking Abortion

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  1. Revmitchell

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    INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, February 13, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Under a new law proposed in the state of Indiana, women seeking an abortion would hear from their doctors that human life begins at conception, They would also hear that their baby might be able to feel pain.

    The law would go farther than almost any other legislation in the country in requiring that women be fully informed about the act of abortion. Only South Dakota has brought in a similar law, which has been blocked by court proceedings.

    Current law in Indiana requires doctors to tell women about the age of their baby and its potential viability, and to offer to show an ultrasound of the child. They must also provide information on risks and alternatives to abortion.

    Dorothy Timbs, of the National Right to Life Committee, told the Associated Press that many women seeking an abortion are told the fetus is nothing more than "a blob of tissue." She says women need to understand the consequences of an abortion on both the fetus and themselves.

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    I have never understood how a pregnant woman can think that the baby inside her is only a "blob of tissue". It is just plain common sense that a baby is a baby.
     
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    Opinion takes over in the absence of absolute fact. Even in the medical community there are respected professional opinions on both sides of this discussion. I don't believe any court should base a decision that impacts all citizens entirely on a majority opinion being present at a given time. The cards could have always been stacked differently and the decision would have taken another direction.

    Let's for a minute remove the sensitive subject of abortion and insert something less offensive at this time like segregation. When the majority believed in segregation or even slavery it was then written into our law. Many believed it made it right simply because it was part of the law. As time and majority viewpoints changed so did these laws. This shows that laws are the result of a present majority opinion and not the foundation or proof to base a factual discussion.

    As many pro-lifers wait the stacking of opinion in this nations highest court simply to have a past decision overturned, I loose more and more respect for what Man calls justice and must thank God for being being a righteous judge whose decisions stand the test of time.

    Like Ken said, I don't think any in the medical community has supported the "blob of tissue" theory but it does show how diverse and ignorant we truly are regarding life.
     
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    It is great to see the States getting involved in this issue again.
     
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    Agreed. Being pregnant by definition means "with child". If "it's" not a child...you are not pregnant. Nothing needs to be done in that case, just wait for a surprise in 9 months.
     
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    Just a sad observation/question. Given today's anti-life culture, would this dissuade that many women at all from seeking abortions? Just one would be fantastic, but would it honestly dissuade that many at all?
     
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    I am against abortion but I think it's a dangerous for a state legislature to tell a doctor what he must tell his patient about their condition. What's next? Making a doctor tell a depressed person that they're possessed by demons?
     
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    Yes always the liberals way out of the apparent hypocrisies.
     
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    Depression is not caused by demon possesion, therefore the doctor would be giving false information.
    In the case of abortion and telling a woman thats a live baby in her is not false information.
     
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    Are there any other procedures for which, by law, a doctor must inform a patient? Such as, in removal of the uterus of a woman who is still of childbearing age; must she be informed she will not be able to have a child? If this is so for any medical procedure, what's the deal, then, about informing about abortion?
     
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    Every other medical procedure in the world there is some amount of informed consent necessary.

    When it comes to abortion the opposite is true. If you require doctors to inform you are interfering or scaring. Abortion is the only medical procedure that they give room for such a lack of info. If the full truth is made known to the women then they would in many cases choose not to. This is what abortionists and organizations like planned parenthood are afraid of. It would hurt the pocketbook of PPH.







    http://www.teenbreaks.com/abortion/abortiondoctors.cfm
     
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