Skip to comments.Mississippi governor to sign bill banning abortion at 20 weeks
Posted on 04/05/2014 3:07:31 PM PDT by Morgana
JACKSON, Miss. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Tuesday that he looks forward to quickly signing a bill that would ban abortion at 20 weeks, the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy.
"This measure represents a great effort to protect the unborn in Mississippi," Bryant said in a statement after House Bill 1400 passed the House 91-20 and the Senate 41-10.
The bill has exceptions. Abortion would still be allowed at or after 20 weeks if the woman faces death or permanent injury because of the pregnancy. It would also be allowed in cases of severe fetal abnormality.
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After 24 weeks, there should be no exceptions for the mother’s life. At that point, many children can survive outside the womb, and a C-section can be done if there is a truly dangerous situation developing.
>After 24 weeks, there should be no exceptions for the mothers life.
There must always be an exception for the mother’s life. Maybe there is an alternative, but if not, the mother’s life trumps all.
Yes. A mother is needed by her other children.
The law is a blunt instrument in this case. If the law says that the mother must die, she might leave five children behind.
Since it’s so likely that both will survive after 24 weeks — is a law that makes the choice necessary? The instances of having to choose in this case are miniscule — millions of babies are aborted for convenience, not to save a mother’s life.
Depends on what you consider as the basis for determining value. I heard that if a child dies, the child is already with God and saved. If an adult, who has not been saved dies to save a child, the adult's soul is lost to God.
I attended Catholic schools as a child and it was taught that it might be better to save an adult vs. a child for the souls saving reasons. Don't know if it's doctrine or not. Sometimes hard to relate to possible Biblical Truths w/o getting tangled up in human fallibility and the arguments that go with it. I'd probably save the child.
Once the child has reached viability, there really is no rationale for "exceptions to save the mother's life." Abortion, especially further along in pregnancy, is extremely harsh and invasive, and carries a high risk of harm to the mother. As far as saving the mother's life is concerned, I can't think of a situation in which the mother's odds would be improved by ending pregnancy in a way that is fatal for the child.
A gynecologist told me of one patient she had who was in grave danger of bleeding out. So she scheduled a C-section for the patient, and made extra preparations "just in case"--specialists, blood for transfusions, additional staff, etc. And when she did the C-section, because of all the preparation, the patient and baby did well and did not need transfusions or ICU care. That mother would have been in equal (if not greater) danger of bleeding out had the baby been aborted.
Some would say that an unbaptized child won't enter heaven. I have a problem believing that. And if a mother chooses to risk or give up her own life to allow her child to have a life, she has made the supreme sacrifice. Therefore, she may have paid the price for her sins and be immediately welcomed by God if she dies.
However it goes, it is a harrowing situation to face and fortunately most of us are spared this decision.
There is a 1963 movie called The Cardinal which deals with this very subject. I watched it years ago and I think I will try to find it and see it again.
That's true and it's a big black mark on our society. Those who have no conscience in doing that won't ever have a dilemma if they have to decide between be the lives of the mother or the unborn child.
Then we have pro-life people who may possibly face the "life of the mother versus the life of the baby". Thankfully I haven't been put in that situation. As I suggested in a previous post, a 1963 movie, The Cardinal is an interesting film on the subject. I watched it years ago and want to see it again with my older eyes to find out what I think now.
Only Jesus Christ can pay the price for anyone's sins -- not one of us is able to redeem him/herself. All we have to do is accept His free gift of grace.