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    Quote Originally Posted by quip View Post
    The state has a "compelling interest" in the welfare of both mother and fetus by this point of development.
    That's not an argument. It's just a declaration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glassjester View Post
    That's not an argument. It's just a declaration.
    It's an aspect of SCOTUS' Roe/Wade ruling.

    But if you know better....
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    Quote Originally Posted by quip View Post
    It's an aspect of SCOTUS' Roe/Wade ruling.

    But if you know better....
    I don't understand why you believe the law should allow for the killing of a human fetus, but at the same time should protect a human fetus from suffering.

    It's an inconsistency in the law, and an inconsistency in your views. Both are worth examining. But you seem to be content with this dissonance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glassjester View Post
    I don't understand why you believe the law should allow for the killing of a human fetus, but at the same time should protect a human fetus from suffering.

    It's an inconsistency in the law, and an inconsistency in your views. Both are worth examining. But you seem to be content with this dissonance.
    It's only dissonant because you fail to discern between a viable fetus and an inchoate one.
    It's all the same to pro-life ideology.
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    a fetus isn't viable at 20 weeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ok doser View Post
    a fetus isn't viable at 20 weeks
    Didn't say it was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quip View Post
    Didn't say it was.
    It isn't long after that, though. I know someone personally whose baby was born at 26 weeks. 1 lb. 15 oz.

    He's about 7 years old now, happy and healthy.
    So keep your candles burning
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    Quote Originally Posted by quip View Post
    It's only dissonant because you fail to discern between a viable fetus and an inchoate one.
    It's all the same to pro-life ideology.
    "Viable" is only a comment on the current state of medical technology, not really a characteristic of the fetus, per se.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glassjester View Post
    "Viable" is only a comment on the current state of medical technology, not really a characteristic of the fetus, per se.
    Ok.
    It's all we have to work with currently.
    Things could indeed change both medically and subsequently legally....if that's what you're implying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quip View Post
    Ok.
    It's all we have to work with currently.
    Things could indeed change both medically and subsequently legally....if that's what you're implying.
    Yes, that's a possibility - but not what I meant to point out.

    I don't think the current state of medical technology (which defines viability) can determine whether someone has the right to life.

    So if you're arguing that viability dictates the unborn child's right to be alive, I have to ask: why?

    Why should a doctor's ability to save your life determine whether the law should protect your life? Does that hold true in any other situation?


    If someone's shot by a mugger, and the doctor can't save him, do the police call off the case? "Well chief, the hospital didn't have the technology to keep the victim alive, so it wasn't murder."
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    Quote Originally Posted by glassjester View Post
    Yes, that's a possibility - but not what I meant to point out.

    I don't think the current state of medical technology (which defines viability) can determine whether someone has the right to life.

    So if you're arguing that viability dictates the unborn child's right to be alive, I have to ask: why?

    Why should a doctor's ability to save your life determine whether the law should protect your life? Does that hold true in any other situation?


    If someone's shot by a mugger, and the doctor can't save him, do the police call off the case? "Well chief, the hospital didn't have the technology to keep the victim alive, so it wasn't murder."
    First of all, we were arguing my personal, moral exceptions to a women's right to an abortion.

    Second, SCOTUS didn't elaborate on what it considered to be the state's "compelling interest"...though I dont beleive this confers any "right to life" on behalf of the unborn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quip View Post
    ...though I dont beleive this confers any "right to life" on behalf of the unborn.
    What would?
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    Quote Originally Posted by glassjester View Post
    What would?
    The states' compelling interest, which imparts viability.

    Quote Originally Posted by glassjester View Post
    What would?
    Nothing...it has no legal right to life until birth.

    (I could read your quote two different ways.)
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