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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 10:56 AM

40. But I think you are splitting hairs here.

It seems to me that the Oxytocin was administered to speed the delivery of a pre-viable fetus in order to rid the woman's body of what was causing the infection that would kill her. The medical staff understood that the fetus would not survive outside of the womb. Is that not, in reality, a "death sentence," even if it is done to save the woman's life? So what if it is "termed" a "live birth"? The outcome of death of the fetus is certain. That is why I think it is more accurate to discuss this as a "pre-viable" delivery.

The Santorums are cynically going out of their way to twist the narrative here. They would deny this choice to other women. It's disgusting.

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