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Mr.packerbear12This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Apr. 2, 2016 at 8:56 pm

but is still better than most countries..

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CNBono17 replied...
Apr. 2, 2016 at 9:00 pm

In a lot of ways, yes. In a lot of ways, no. That's an argument for another thread, I guess. 

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Jun. 30 at 4:55 pm

This is an issue that I've flipped back and forth on, since it's such a complicated one. Right now I'm thinking more of only in the first trimester, and with both parents being involved in the decision (unless it's a ra.pe/in.cest case, but that's rare).
It's just so... complicated, and I'm really divided on the issue. I don't like the sound of late-term a.bortions...

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JubilexThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jul. 1 at 12:20 am

Essentially no one likes the idea of late term terminations. Which is why there are specific criteria for them to be allowed (at least in South Australia).
 
The vast majority of terminations are in the first trimester (and over 90% within the first 14 weeks in Australia).
 
Of those in the second, it's usually because they didn't find out they were preg.nant until later, or more commonly because there was an abnormality in the screening ultrasound done at 12 weeks (the last week of the first trimester). It's worth considering that definitive testing done after this point takes time and also has certain parameters on what gestation it can be performed at.
 
Late terminations (> 19 weeks) are exceptionally rare and tend to come about either because the mother's health is at great risk, or the morphology scan (done at ~19 weeks) has a marked abnormality.
 
I think both parents involved is ideal, but no-one should be able to dictate the choice of the person who is preg.nant. It's too problematic.

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Sep. 28 at 8:09 pm

I think that the person that is alive should make the choice. It is their right. I say no more.

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Sep. 29 at 5:35 pm

Well... technically both are alive.

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