Poll: Do you think abortion should be allowed for fatal fetal abnormalities and rape?

Total votes to date: 612
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Tigh  Posted: 19/08/2013 19:44

Yes, I do think abortion should be allowed, for fatal fetal abnormalities and rape, and it's a personal, painful decision for a woman. I had two ectopic pregnancies, what would have happened to me if the Doctors did not operate? Is a Doctor allowed to operate in the case of an ectopic pregnancy now, with this new leglislation?

John Williams  Posted: 19/08/2013 16:37

Fionnu. The mother of Louise had a choice. She chose what she wanted. Yet you deny that right of choice to mothers who do not want to go to full term with a foetus which has a fatal abnormality. It seems choice is good when you agree with it but bad when you disagree. Also doctors don't think they are gods but as they are involved in all matters of life and death they are obliged to give an opinion. Nobody has to take their advice.

fionnu  Posted: 13/08/2013 17:37

That is exactly what louise's parents were told, that her condition was FATAL. luckily for her, her parents did not kill her at the advice of Doctors who think they are gods. Pretending that you are doing a child and its mother some great service by abortiing the child just because its life is shorter than yours is what is cruel. My sister also died at birth, that was her life, she deserved every minute of it, and my mother doesn't have it on her conscience that she took that life away from her. One thing is sure in this life that from the moment we are concieved we are on the path to death, none of us has the right to make another persons life shorter by killing a person and that includes our mothers. This is just a smokescreen anyway, Doctors are already debating the right to kill a child long after birth for any reason, not just disability as we can read here on the BMJ..  http://jme.bmj.com/content/early/2012/03/01/medethics-2011-100411.full

John Williams  Posted: 09/08/2013 16:08

The only cruel thing is FORCING women who do not want to go to full term with a foetus which cannot survive. If any woman wants to go full term there is no problem but all should be given a choice. There is no moral dilemma here. Fatal foetal abnormality means just that -it is FATAL. There is no question of terminating a viable foetus in this case.

fionnu  Posted: 02/08/2013 20:06

Thats a rather cruel comment John, many women who are pregnant with a baby with a "fatal fetal abnormality" do not abort their babies did you ever listen to their stories? Most parents do not want to end their babies life just because their life will be short, and many like the Kehoes from Naas whos little daughter has Dandy Walker Syndrome were told that part of their baby's brain was missing and she wouldnt live, are blessed to see that not only did their daughter survive but has passed all her milstones and is an inspiration and a Joy to all around her. Please watch this Irish mother who choose life for her little baby with anecephaly.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdrLKGmM-pc

smurfet 1  Posted: 02/08/2013 19:47

The only thing sadder then a child being born with an abnormality or being born from a rape is that this 17% seem to be the only % being heard (or should i say listened to) in the ongoing debates in this country. I hope it stays well for them and theirs. Who knows what situation anyone can find themselves in. Makes me sick.

John Williams  Posted: 30/07/2013 10:49

How can anyone justify being AGAINST termination of a pregnancy where the foetus has a FATAL foetal abnormality? If this abnormality is fatal it means that a delivered baby cannot live so why put the mother through this dreadful ordeal of having a full pregnancy knowing that she carries a child maybe with no head or no brain or any one of the other fatal abnormalities that unfortunately occur from time to time. Whatever 14% (NO) above believe, they are not christian.


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