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Aug 16, 2006

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tom

Let me know who is running against Mr. King this November. I'd like to mail him/her a check.

TM

Britt Whitmire

As I recall, this is similar to the genesis of what became Webster v. Minnesota (or Webster v. Reproductive Services) in '89. A legislator wrote on a legal pad that "the state of Minnesota recognizes life begins at conception" and then it was off to the races. I talk to a great number of reasonable adults who are stunned to find that there are people still attempting to kill Roe v. Wade.

The U.S. bogged down in an unpopular war.
Debates over whether women should be allowed to get abortions.

What year is this again?

Dr. Mary Johnson

Ed, as you know doubt know, "life begins at conception" can have different interpretations. Fertilized eggs often do not implant. Conception, I believe, is more accurately (and medically) defined as the point at which the fertilized egg implants in the uterus.

I posted on a related topic not too long ago . . . on the political machinations revolving around Plan B . . . aka "the morning after pill".

Politicians will be politicians.

Britt Whitmire

please note that all nc republicans in the house are co-sponsors. no nc democrats.

Roch101

If lawmakers want to advance this kind of legislation, that is certainly their prerogative. But this particular bill is cowardly in its incompleteness. Tell us, Rep. King and co-sponsors, what will be the penalty for a woman who has an abortion or takes a morning after pill under this legislation? We have the death penalty for premeditated murder in NC. Is Rep. King advocating murder convictions for women who have abortions? That would seem to be the inevitable consequence of this legislation.

Dr. Mary Johnson

Roch, this kind of poorly conceptualized (get it?) nonsense is very much like the State of North Carolina requiring a physician to "attend" an execution (presumably to make sure that the condemned prisoner does not suffer), YET the physician can be disciplined by the Medical Board (i.e. loose his/her license) if he/she says or does anything to aid & abet the procedure (even if something does go wrong and the drugs don't work/the prisoner doesn't die as expected).

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