FoN, No reason to cloud the issue - if the life of the pregnant mother is at risk, the baby could be 9 months along, and aborting the child is absolutely defensible. You can call that a concession if you like, but those situations were never under discussion. What if there is no risk to the life of the mother? Either take a crack at the argument or attack one of its premises. NB, I didn't realize we were talking about 12 weeks or not 12 weeks. I'm happy to discuss that, but what we my post was concerned about was the standard currently existing in this country under the law. The Supreme Court ruling on the matter was brought up by someone else, not me, as the basis for a pro-choice argument. Do you want to address my concerns about that or move on without doing so? So it's only 1% of abortions - what percentage does it take to make it worth addressing, if my argument has merit? If my argument doesn't have merit, then the percentage doesn't matter at all, but the fact that we're only talking about a small number of cases shouldn't have any bearing on the soundness of the law. I'm tryin', people. I spent the first 12 posts here asking questions, to understand how people felt about this. Now I have a follow-up. Please answer it.