Arizona Abortion Bills Pass; redefines life as 2 weeks BEFORE conception

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  1. CptStern

    CptStern suckmonkey

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    religion is a force for good and has everyone's best interest in mind.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/10/az-abortion-bills-arizona-gestational-age_n_1415715.html
     
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    Krynn72 The Freeman

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    da fuk?

    Sometimes I wish we let the south secede. You're making us look bad damnit.
     
  3. KiplingsCat

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    Why don't they just come out and declare the uterus to be government property?
     
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    Krynn72 The Freeman

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    Because that would be hypocritical. Republicans want less government.



    IT MAKES SENSE SHUT UP.
     
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    America do everyone a favour and have a revolution and split into like, say, five smaller countries.
     
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    I second your sentiments.
     
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    Adabiviak Space Core

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    So would a 'regular' homicide be treated as multiple homicides if the victim was fertile? Victim could have been on his or her way to knockin' out some triplets over the weekend, and now you've killed four people.
     
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    The more I think about this, the funnier it gets.

    Because I mean, technically, this is in direct defiance of the laws of causality (if an event happens at t = 0, the consequences of the event cannot happen before t = 0). So the Arizona government have taken it upon themselves to break the laws of physics! Hurrah!

    I mean, technically, I'm pregnant now, hypothetically...or at least, whether or not I'm pregnant now depends on my future actions...so...time travel? I think my brain is leaking.
     
  11. Bad^Hat

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    Schrodinger joke.
     
  12. Krynn72

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    If you don't pop out a baby in 2 weeks you're going to be arrested for murder. sux 4 u
     
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    Umm, it's rather strange to read such a biased statement from huffingtonpost, but you people do realize that the bill isn't actually defining life as 2 weeks before conception right?
    Gestational age is commonly predicted from the last menstrual period of a woman, or "LMP", because it's the last date a woman surely knows she wasn't pregnant. Cycles are in average 28 days or 4 weeks (beginning with menstruation); Ovulation happens mid-cycle (14th day or 2nd week in a 28-day cycle), so what ever age you calculate for the fetus based on LMP is about 2 weeks longer than the actual fetal age.
    Now that doesn't mean the bill is defining life as 2 weeks before conception! It means it's defining late term abortion after 18 weeks of gestational age based on LMP, or 16 weeks fetal age, instead of 20 and 18 respectively.
    Ironically, that's about the same time you can first hear it's heart beat with a stethoscope..
     

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