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Comment #745747 by Chris Kubik

Chris Kubik Nov 22nd 2012, 8:29 AM #

I think we need to differentiate between abortion and termination. The main argument as a first step obviously is to allow a pregnancy being terminated for medical reasons if the mother’s life is at risk. A lot of people get this wrong and mix it up with abortion which is clearly different.

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    Favourite jimboandbear
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    Nov 22nd 2012, 8:50 AM

    Yeah that’s the anti-choice lobby’s stance. They want to pretend a termination is different to an abortion.

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    Favourite Nick Beard
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    Nov 22nd 2012, 10:58 AM

    It’s not clearly different. Have you read a medical textbook? An abortion is a premature end to a pregnancy (including a termination and a miscarriage). A termination is most certainly an abortion.

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    Favourite Irene Kavanagh
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    Nov 22nd 2012, 12:56 PM

    Well said nick. Abortion is termination. We need to be honest and more open about this issue and not cover it up. There is a whole myriad of legal and medical issues in determining at what point does abortion become a ‘life threatening’ issue. There has been plenty of coverage regarding the problems in trying to determine ‘this point’.
    Every pregnancy and abortion case is individual and so the choice needs to be with the pregnant woman.

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