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the moment is yours!

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 08, 2005

Dawn Eden posts a pro-abort Q&A on what to expect from a mifepristone "pharmaceutical" abortion. To remind yourself what we're up against in the Supreme Court nomination wars -- i.e., the moral and spiritual makeup of the opposition stalwarts -- check out the following example of conscience-anesthesia. Note how at each stage the "pregnancy tissue" is referenced to some non-human, indeed non-animate, object:

Will I know when I have passed the pregnancy?

You may or may not. For some women, the passage of the tissue is quite obvious, for others it is not. The pregnancy tissue will vary in size, depending on your stage of pregnancy. The sac is pinkish-white in color, and may look somewhat feathery or filmy at the edges. An early pregnancy (5-6 weeks) might be the size of a grape, while a later pregnancy (8-9 weeks) might be the size of a small lime. A few women may be able to see the embryo inside the sac at 8-9 weeks, although it is often too small for the untrained eye to detect.

Some women choose to view the tissue, others are happy not to. It is truly a private moment and women experience a range of emotions and decide to mark the moment in a number of ways. Some choose a ritual or a celebration; others flush the toilet with a sigh of relief! The moment is yours.

Precious moments, indeed.

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  • Posted by: - Jul. 08, 2005 5:06 PM ET USA

    "A few women may be able to see the embryo inside the sac at 8-9 weeks, although it is often too small for the untrained eye to detect." Interesting. At 4 wks, the baby is 4-6 mm long (crown to rump, so that excludes legs), at 27-31 mm long (that's just over an inch), at 10 weeks, 40 mm. But hey, that's practically invisible, right? (Not to mention the fact that at 8 weeks, you're not technically an embryo anymore, but a fetus.)

  • Posted by: Fr. William - Jul. 08, 2005 3:31 PM ET USA

    Yes, Hilary & her "friend" enjoying a moment. & years, many years before, in an earlier moment, when they were each in their own mother's womb, were they someone else? Were they "something" else? a "choice" or an "it"? Was Hilary just a piece of sac-like tissue? For her mother, an issue? Could her mother have given birth to, let's say, a wombat, a boar or an emu? Have Hilary & her "friend" actually become persons, or are they still just clumps of pink sac-like tissue? Jesus, have Mercy.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 08, 2005 2:53 PM ET USA

    Sieze the day! I personally hope to see in my lifetime when NARAL ceases to be.

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