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Who saw "Life before Birth" last night???(64 Posts)
I thought it was fantastic and made me extremely broody but OMG what an advert if ever I saw one for the Pro Life lobby. At twelve weeks that baby was something else-at 26,(last point of abortion??Couldnt remember)- well I'm speechless. These bloody laws reagarding abortion were made when we didnt really know what was going on inside a womans body-now with 4D imaging we do and its murder-plain and simple!!
What do you think?
I thought it was a fab programme, it just blew me away. There were so many facts that I didn't know, and all the 4D pictures were amazing, I wish I could have another baby just to have a scan like that! I've always thought the abortion limit was too high, but yeah, that certainly re-inforces the arguments to bring it down.
I agree with you but i also think that there is a time when abortion is a necessary evil ie due to a rape. I also think its a hard thing to judge when abortion is rightetc. Personally (and before i get shot down in flames im not judging or being snooty about it, its just my opinion) If someone gets pregnant because they didnt use contraception or forgot to take a pill etc then i dont think abortion should be as accessable for them. I also think that a limit of 12 weeks should be imposed upon people in these circumstances, 12 weeks is long enough to realise you have not had a period or could be pregnant (i know SOMETIMES it isnt but on the whole it is!)
I know i have very idealistic views on abortion and the whole debate could go on forever and i can see both sides of the argument but as a woman who has lost 2 babies via miscarriage at 7 and 11 weeks i find it hard to understand why some women choose to abort babies just because its not what they planned. I had to have a D&C after my last mc and that was hard enough knowing they were taking away my dead baby BUT to go through that knowing they were taking away a healthy baby is awful.
My son was not planned and at the time of conception i had no money and lived in a tiny flat and was not with the father BUT it was a mistake I made when i got pregnant and was not the babies fault and i have lived up to my responsibilities. If you are prepared to have sex you have to realise there is ALWAYS a chance you could get pregnant!!
Sorry am now ranting!
well i had a abortion @ 12 wks, i knew from 4 wks i was pregnant but it took that long to sort out the appt etc, in my circumstances the reason i had to do what i did (and i was on the pill!) is because i was in a very abusive relationship (was actually put in hospital a couple of times) and although it "killed" me to do it, it was the best for the baby imho and best for me too as i managed to escape the ex finally.
there is not a day goes by i dont feel utterly disgusted by myself for what i have done, especially seeing things like the programme last night and i tortured myself after the abortion looking at anti abortion websites...i ended up having a nervous breakdown, but i came through (kind of) and having my dd 3 yrs later brought it all back, and looking at her gorgeous little face and seeing how much joy she has brought to my life makes it so much more heartbreaking to come to terms with what i did
it isnt always selfish cold hearted people who have abortions, and isnt always so cut and dried, i dont need reminding of what i did, believe me when i say i will never forget
Thats awful and if I sounded like I was calling an abortion at 12 weeks murder,then I'm sorry and I wasnt. It is such a grey area and it must have been really hard lilsmum to watch that last night. You felt you were doing the right thing and I think you probably did-you werent strong enough to cope with a child if you werent strong enough to get out of an abusive relationship?
Dropinthe - I was totally mesmerised by the programme and the poem! I'd love a copy of it. Sounded so sweet and moving.
Agree the age of legal abortion should be lowered. Not getting into an argument about abortions as I've previously made my feelings very clear! But its 24 wks at the moment.... not right at all IMO.
I thought it was great. I missed a bit though and tuned in to hear them say something about the risks associated with previously carrying a boy - does anyone recall what they were saying?
Oh Lils mum, I don't think you should feel so bad about the choice you made at all. I'd have done the same and so would many others. I'm so sorry that last night's programme made you feel bad, if only it could remind you of just your daughter rather than your first pregnancy.
I agree we shouldn't argue about abortion, sure it's been done loads of times before, I'm just hoping you come to terms with your choice rather than describing it as "what I did" as though you did a bad thing.
My mother is a funny old stick, she once told me, in a fit of anger "I wish I'd had an abortion!". Well, good thing for me that she didn't, but to be honest, she probably should have had one, cos her life might have been a bit easier without being a single mum at 17. I can say that with all honesty, but obviously I'm glad she didn't.
Please don't feel bad.
The imaging was great but really didn't like the way it was presented with the poem etc. My dh, a radiologist didn't enjoy it either - he said that quite a lot of what they said was inaccurate. Personally I would have preferred a more scientific, less sentimental approach but its a personal thing. Perhaps it should have also focussed a bit more on miscarriage and when things go wrong. Having said that, it was only one programme and covering what I would like to see covered would take more than one programme! I thought that the labour/birth bit was the best.
they said that a woman had a greater chance of miscarriage if she had previously carried a boy. Neither my husband nor I could work out why, he thought something to do with antibodies??
Isn't it maddening when they don't explain what they mean??
I was crying my eyes out most of it-I really wish I could have another one without it taking such a toll on my family and I...
Actually I was wearing a hoodie and I pulled the hood over my eyes when I saw the baby's head crowning!!
So yes I agree, a more scientific approach would have helped me!
I saw up to about 26 weeks but then had to go to bed. can anyone tell me what happened next?!
Well, you know what I mean, I supoose the baby was born, but any details.
...its funny - I was left with the feeling that I wouldn't want a 3D/4D scan because it would demystify the whole process for me. Am I alone? DH has offered to arrange one for me but I am not in the slightest tempted!
glad I'm not the only one who cried! I found the Roger McGough poetry moving at some points (I love poetry and I love RMcG's voice) and my husband had to bring me a whole kitchen roll!!
No, I wouldn't want a 3d or 4d scan either. More to do with seeing my bubs when it's underdeveloped and looking a bit strange though, if I'm honest. And yes, it would be odd to already know what it's face looks like.
Agree with Sallie on the scientific approach. That programme will have hurt a great many people and I switched it over to protect myself from any future issues I might face.
sallie I don't know what happened...pulled my hood up and when I took it down, the lady had a nice baby, but there was some sort of raspberry jam on her nightie, so she must have had some swiss roll or some toast as well (husband said it was blood, I don't believe him)
How did they show the birth from the internal point of view? Did some poor woman have an endoscope up her as she was trying to push the baby down?
I had to lie down after the first 20 minutes. Was all too much!
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