New abortion scare tactics *sensitive warning, photo included*

(438 Posts)
NeedACleverNN Fri 05-Feb-16 09:33:04

This is doing the rounds on fb at the moment.

Seriously hmm

TheCatsMeow Fri 05-Feb-16 09:34:58

Not pleasant but I do think the limit should be less than 24 weeks...you can literally have a baby born at 24 weeks that they're trying to save and another end of the hospital where one is being aborted...

Obviously I don't apply that to life threatening conditions but for stuff like Downs I think it's unfair.

Probably an unpopular opinion.

ZiggyFartdust Fri 05-Feb-16 09:35:49

That's completely fake.

TooOldForGlitter Fri 05-Feb-16 09:38:11

Ugh, I've seen this a couple of times over the last few days. I just reply with actual facts and probably get unfriended.

It's like an on going battle to have the right to control the contents of my uterus. Although what's going on in America at the moment is terrifying.

LittleMissUpset Fri 05-Feb-16 09:39:16

Whether the photo is fake or not, it's a horrible thing to share on Facebook (not having a go at you OP, you have a warning which is ok)

I've had miscarriages in the past, and at the time if I had seen this, I would have been very upset. People don't think of the consequences, I know it's meant to be a shock tactic, but it's very insensitive.

StealthPolarBear Fri 05-Feb-16 09:39:24

Sick. Depressing.

StealthPolarBear Fri 05-Feb-16 09:40:00

What is going on in America?

RainOhJoyus Fri 05-Feb-16 09:40:43

America should sort themselves out first having actual maternity leave and pay, then worry about other stuff later. America is just strange sometimes.
Well done to whoevers made a tiny plastic doll

Krampus Fri 05-Feb-16 09:41:22

That doesn't look real confused

I had an abortion following a 20 week scan and we were warned that the skin would be dark in colour due to it not being completely formed, sorry can remember the full details. The baby did look as if she'd been under a sun lamp for too long (we are both very pale) and not a pinky white like that picture.

TooOldForGlitter Fri 05-Feb-16 09:43:48

I don't have the full facts but I follow a lot of women's rights groups on fb who are based in the US. A great deal of people are trying to overturn the law, Roe vs Wade, which made safe abortion legal in America. It seems to have stemmed from politicians suggesting that planned parenthood should be defunded and has spiralled, very frighteningly.

FellOutOfBedTwice Fri 05-Feb-16 09:44:05

Is that genuinely the size of a 12 week old foetus? I thought it was smaller than that. Seems quite large.

Fuck that though. We should have abortion on demand- it's disgusting that to decide what is or isn't in my own womb two doctors have to sign something that essentially says I'm a bit mad.

Sighing Fri 05-Feb-16 09:44:18

Oh that's shite (on many levels). FFS. If i spot that one I'll report it.
Yes, it's awful to think some babies born at 24 weeks might have the slimest chance of life. But it is the slimest. The numbers are still very very low. Hence 24 as the cut off. I've miscarried, still would rather babies are born into the lives of parent/s in a good position and that women have choices, control, autonomy, respect and dignity with fertility above all things. I had a nurse for my D&C who dealt with I and a woman requiring abortion with sensitivity and respect. She was amazing. But all she did was give the care we needed as women in that (different but similar) situation.

FellOutOfBedTwice Fri 05-Feb-16 09:44:59

So posted too soon- we should be focussing on how wrong that is, not how wrong abortion is. I'm grateful to live in a country where I know I never have to have a baby I don't want. I don't want that reversed.

Husbanddoestheironing Fri 05-Feb-16 09:46:37

The irony of course being that late abortion is more likely to occur where access to very early abortion is made difficult and this goes hand in hand with contraception being made difficult to obtain and poor/no realistic sex education in schools. At the same time in the US maternity leave is usually 6 weeks unpaid and acceptable (and I mean barely acceptable standards at which eyebrows would be raised here) childcare is unaffordable for large numbers of single working parents even on 2 or 3 jobs, and welfare support almost non-existent. So until that all gets fixed then I don't think pro-lifers are actually serious about wanting to prevent abortion are they?

FretYeNot Fri 05-Feb-16 09:47:37

That photo is of either a candle or a small art project, I forget which, but I've seen it before. I'll find a snopes link.

NeedACleverNN Fri 05-Feb-16 09:49:24

It's a clever piece of art that much is a given. But no woman should have to see this photo if they have ever had a miscarriage, abortion or contemplating one. It's just sick when at 12 weeks it looks nothing like a new born baby.

GruntledOne Fri 05-Feb-16 09:50:23

I'm not going to link to anything or indeed advise people to search, but there's a picture of an actual foetus miscarried at 12 weeks 5 days on the internet and it looks nothing like that.

Krampus Fri 05-Feb-16 09:51:01

Ahh, it's a model done by an artist of a 12 week fetus. The artist states that she couldn't getbthe skin right.

Warning down the bottom of this there is a photo of a real 12 week old fetus.
www.snopes.com/photos/medical/12weekfetus.asp

StealthPolarBear Fri 05-Feb-16 09:51:03

Thank you too old

ZebraLovesKnitting Fri 05-Feb-16 09:51:18

I used to work in paediatric pathology, part of which was dealing with pregnancy losses. I can say with 100% certainty that that picture is not what a 12 week old fetus looks like. It's far too big, too well-formed, and the wrong colour.

It's a despicable thing to post though.

BoreOfWhabylon Fri 05-Feb-16 09:51:44

WARNING: link contains picture of real 12 week foetus, which may be distressing

According to Snopes "...this image isn't a photograph of a real fetus. It's a picture of a hand-painted resin doll crafted by artist Donna Lee and sold through the One Tiny Life organization for the stated purpose of using them in schools and pregnancy centers to educate prospective mothers"

TheCatsMeow Fri 05-Feb-16 09:51:52

Husband I completely agree with your post.

ElizabethLemon Fri 05-Feb-16 09:52:14

Obviously it's fake! Anyone who thinks otherwise is an idiot but so are the people who think women have no rights over their own bodies so there you go.

Krampus Fri 05-Feb-16 09:52:18

Thinking about it, MN please feel ree to remove my above post.

BoreOfWhabylon Fri 05-Feb-16 09:52:32

X-post!

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