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The Controversy Over Full-Term Abortions

One of the ‘hot-button’ topics in the United States is over abortion. More specifically, New York passed a law making it legal for a woman to have an abortion right up to the date of delivery.

This new law, passed by New York Democrats, means that a woman can abort a child even the day before it is going to be delivered. The people who are in favor of the law contend that a woman has the right to do anything with her body that she wishes and that the baby has no rights until it is born. Further, they tend to think of the baby not even being alive until birth, though it has a heartbeat, it dreams, and it is self-aware while it is still in the womb.

In fact, unborn babies have heartbeats, dream, and apparently are capable of cognitive thought at about 15 weeks along in the pregnancy. However, the new law in New York treats the fetus as if it was a cancerous growth that can be removed at any time if the mother wishes it.

  • Question of

    What are your opinions of this new law?

    • It is a great law
    • It is none of my business
    • It is a bad law
    • The new law is abhorrent and sickens me
  • Question of

    When do you think a child is a human and deserving all rights other humans have?

    • At conception
    • When the heart starts beating
    • When it is capable of thought
    • Only when the baby is actually born


What do you think?

Written by Rex Trulove


  1. Sorry, you are talking to the wrong person. That law just makes me want to barf. I don’t know what could be going through those women’s heads who to such horrible things like abortion which I consider alright only if the mother’s health is threatened. I am firm on that because I have gone through one stillbirth and one which did not really even get started and both were very much wanted babies. As a result, now I have two grown stepchildren and from them two grandchildren but having moved back to the US I am all alone and I have no children of my own. Having my own perhaps they would have been with me now. I love my stepchildren and their families sure but it still is not the same as your own.

    • I agree. I still remember the joy and awe I had, holding my newborn son for the first time. That was about 39 years ago and I still remember it. I’ve known women who’ve had abortions, too, and it is something they have to deal with for the rest of their lives.

      Medicine has advanced so much now that if there is something wrong with the fetus or if it isn’t alive, they know about it very early on. A mother’s health is very rarely at risk anymore, because of this. If there are risks involved, they now have the know-how and ability to keep both the mother and infant alive. Yet laws like this one put us on the cusp of letting a person kill a child because it is inconvenient for them to raise the baby.

    • Indeed. It is infanticide on a massive scale. Many people would be shocked by how many unborn children are killed every year in the US. Even with ignoring and not talking about the gruesome way in which the babies are aborted, we’re still talking about millions of human lives…humans who never had a chance to actually live and experience the fullness of life.

  2. This is absolutely shocking. What is the difference between a full-term baby that is still in the womb, and one that has been born? None. in actual biological terms. I am not in favour of abortion in any case, but at least early-stage ones hopefully cause as little suffering as possible. All this new law is doing is paving the way for infanticide to be legalised.

    • I agree. I was born 6 weeks premature.

      A young woman at our church had pregnancy complications at 20 weeks and they strongly recommended aborting the baby, saying that it was going to die anyway and that on the off-chance that it didn’t, it would be brain-dead. The woman refused. They finally took the baby by C-section a short time later and put the baby girl (1 pound, 1 ounce) on life support. Again, they recommended that the mother authorize them to pull the plug. Again, she refused. Today, a little over 6 months later, that little girl is healthy and alert, showing no signs that there was ever complications.

      To me, late-term abortions are murders. Some women might be pressured into doing it, in which case it isn’t the woman’s fault, it is the fault of the one pressuring them and the doctor that performs the abortion. In fact, in most places in the US, if a pregnant woman is killed, it is tried as a double homicide. The courts and the legal system clearly believes that the fetus is a human life, deserving of the same rights the mother has.