#1 obama steps in it with the abortion crowd.07-04-2008, 08:27 AMCrooked Moon (190 posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Thu Jul-03-08 08:57 PM
Obama: Mental distress can't justify late abortion
Source: Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama says "mental distress" should not qualify as a health exception for late term-abortions, a key distinction not embraced by many supporters of abortion rights.
In an interview this week with "Relevant," a Christian magazine, Obama said prohibitions on late-term abortions must contain "a strict, well defined exception for the health of the mother."
Obama then added: "Now, I don't think that 'mental distress' qualifies as the health of the mother. I think it has to be a serious physical issue that arises in pregnancy, where there are real, significant problems to the mother carrying that child to term."
Last year, after the Supreme Court upheld a federal ban on late-term abortions, Obama said he "strongly disagreed" with the ruling because it "dramatically departs form previous precedents safeguarding the health of pregnant women."
The health care exception is crucial to abortion rights advocates and is considered a legal loophole by abortion opponents. By limiting the health exception to a "serious physical issue," Obama set himself apart from other abortion rights proponents.
Read more: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080703/D91MKQ681.html
07-04-2008, 07:34 PM
DUmmies for infanticide:
AngryAmish (1000+ posts) Fri Jul-04-08 12:10 PM
Response to Reply #4
261. They are much better off deadNattPang (134 posts) Fri Jul-04-08 01:35 AM
Response to Reply #10
22. So abortions should be legal until the baby is coming out?
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LeftyMom (1000+ posts) Fri Jul-04-08 01:36 AM
Response to Reply #22
24. Yes. nt
sinkingfeeling (1000+ posts) Fri Jul-04-08 02:19 PM
Response to Reply #111
277. Ho many 'mentally distressed' women are now serving prison terms for
murdering their children after they have been born? How many 'mentally distressed' teenage mothers have had their baby in an isolated place and left it to die? How many have taken out their 'distress' on children by basically either nelegecting them or torturing them after birth?
I would much prefer a child not be born than have them killed after birth.
LostinVA (1000+ posts) Fri Jul-04-08 02:19 AM
Response to Reply #53
57. It's pretty horrible
Edited on Fri Jul-04-08 02:20 AM by LostinVA
It seems like some people can justify anything away.
iverglas (1000+ posts) Fri Jul-04-08 03:46 PM
Response to Reply #284
292. what it tends to lead to is suicide
Sooner, or later. There is no guarantee that terminating a pregnancy will prevent suicide in a situation where the pregnancy is an exacerbating factor, but there is no justification for denying an abortion if there is a risk of suicide.
thecatburgler (1000+ posts) Fri Jul-04-08 01:36 AM
Response to Reply #12
23. It's not a child until it is born.comradebillyboy (1000+ posts) Fri Jul-04-08 06:07 AM
Response to Reply #23
222. It's not a child until it is born.ďWhen the doctor is out, Iím in.Ē
07-04-2008, 10:09 PM
I like the first reply.
1. Thank you Doctor Obama. Oh wait, you're not a Doctor? Then STFU about medicine.
I think lefty is just bothered that a baby might not be killed prior to the umbilical cord being snipped.
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