McDonald: At 9 months, ‘all systems are go’ for a baby

As someone who has always been pro-choice, I have talked to many Vermonters about Prop 5/Article 22, the constitutional amendment on the November ballot. They are supportive because all they hear is that it’s about a woman’s right to do with her body what she will, and how can you say no to that?

But they have second thoughts when they find out that it allows for an on-demand abortion up to and including nine months.

Nine months – think about it a minute. When is a fetus a baby?

I don’t know the answer, but I would think that at nine months at the very least it can be referred to as an unborn baby. All systems are a go – heart, lungs, brain, limbs etc. All the unborn baby needs is one breath of air and it’s off to the races – a new living, breathing member of the human race.

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