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Abortion and Life support...

Aborted babies do not have the chance to make the choice to live or not.
Those on life support do not have that chance either.

IF we give the government the right to say - you can't end that life with babies would we not also be handing them the right to say - you can't turn that machine off??

And if so, what's next?

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SabrinaMBowen

Asked by SabrinaMBowen at 12:44 PM on Jun. 9, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Yes.....but they already do that, don't they? You can't end a loved ones suffering without being accused of murder.
    metalcowgirl34

    Answer by metalcowgirl34 at 12:47 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • Sabrina will do you resarch please and let me know the youngest baby to live outside the womb please? not sure what it is,but I think after 22 weeks.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:47 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • so much better to say you can end a life. Well since the government can't tell us to "end that life" is it ok to throw away a premature baby in the trash? After all in the womb we could crush their skull and suck out their brains.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:48 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • If you make out a living will, the government has no say about life support. You can choose to not have it.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 12:56 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • ilfe support is up to your will or your immediate family...or how much money you have to pay for the medical coverage.

    the goverment shoudl not have a say in either period. it should be up to US. a goverment that dictates decisions like that is too powerful
    moki1984

    Answer by moki1984 at 1:02 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • Yes, bradenismyson, you CAN make out a living will, but what if that person doesn't have one or they are a child? Should the gvernment to have the right to tell you as a parent that your child has to live on life support indeffinitly?

    And Anon, I do believe 22 weeks has been the general limit on babies that can live outside the womb.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:04 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • "the goverment shoudl not have a say in either period. it should be up to US. a goverment that dictates decisions like that is too powerful "

    That really was my point... I am pro-choice but anti-abortion. I just don't believe we can hand these disitions over to an already corrupt government!
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:08 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • i mean im an army vet married to an army man..so im sorta part of the system...im in the federal government /military and even i agree the government has too much power sometimes.

    those are decisions WE should make

    and until someone is in that situation...they have no idea
    moki1984

    Answer by moki1984 at 1:12 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • Should the gvernment to have the right to tell you as a parent that your child has to live on life support indeffinitly?

    They have the right to force your child into chemo, even though it might not work and could even make him sicker. What's the difference?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:23 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • So say a person is on life support and we're 90% sure that he's going to be perfectly fine and healthy in say six months. Then it's OK with you if his wife says she didn't want to spend the money and she found another guy and didn't want to have to go through the whole divoce thing so she should ordered that he be taken off life support and left to die.

    Your comparison is way off. So no, protecting the right of a preborn human being does not mean that we have to use extraordinary means to prolong life as long as possible.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:13 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

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