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Arizona says pregnancy begins 2 weeks before conception…
Posted: 26 August 2012 04:06 PM   [ Ignore ]
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WTF?

Pregnancy begins 2 weeks before conception ( in Arizona)

In Arizona, women are now legally pregnant two weeks before conception, according to a new law, the Orwellianly-named, “Women’s Health and Safety Act,” signed yesterday by Republican Governor Jan Brewer. The scientifically, medically, ethically, and intellectually dishonest legislation is designed to reduce the amount of time a woman is allowed to have a legal abortion, and is one of the most draconian bills to become law in America.

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Posted: 26 August 2012 04:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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That means they are pregnant before she even got laid.
Which means all women are constantly pregnant.

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Posted: 26 August 2012 08:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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WTF indeed.  big surprise  These people are trying to drag society back to the dark ages.

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Posted: 27 August 2012 04:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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The stupid… it burns…

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Posted: 27 August 2012 06:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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This is a dangerous precedent if you ask me. I hope this idiocy gets disposed of soon.

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Posted: 27 August 2012 11:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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On the other hand, this could result in a lot of virgin births…. and some new mythologies could be written.

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Posted: 27 August 2012 01:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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that is the standard, medical method for calculating pregnancy. You go back to the last menstual cycle. That is because is is physically impossible to otherwise determine when the pregnancy began.

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Posted: 27 August 2012 05:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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What if some of us have went thru the operation to prevent the sperm from getting to the egg? Conception cannot happen therefore I cannot get pregnant..Yay

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Posted: 27 August 2012 09:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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logic fan - 27 August 2012 01:16 PM

that is the standard, medical method for calculating pregnancy. You go back to the last menstual cycle. That is because is is physically impossible to otherwise determine when the pregnancy began.

But this method is just guesstimating when it occured; if the article is reporting correctly, Arizona law can now decide your pregnancy occured 2 weeks before conception ... maybe just an attempt to err on the side of caution but it makes no sense as written.

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Posted: 27 August 2012 09:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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logic fan - 27 August 2012 01:16 PM

that is the standard, medical method for calculating pregnancy. You go back to the last menstual cycle. That is because is is physically impossible to otherwise determine when the pregnancy began.

Not quite. You check when the last menstrual cycle was, and then you calculate two weeks from that. Women are most fertile in the middle of their monthly cycle, not the start of it*.  Arizona is removing that calculation, in order to ‘move up’ the age of the fetus, and thereby prevent abortions in the ‘accepted’ zone most other states abide by.


*barring extremely rare freak medical circumstances.

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Posted: 29 August 2012 09:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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i was astounded, after classes for my first child, that pregnancy is actually 9 1/2 months(40 weeks). What the..? All those jokes about ‘9 months later’, its actually 9.4 months. i guess we round down to 9 because its easier.

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Posted: 29 August 2012 10:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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In two of my cases, 10 months.  And I’m guessing X-Associate that it doesn’t make a difference if ‘sperm’ gets trapped or not (by surgery), as long as you have a vagina you are ‘pregnant’ as soon as you start puberty. 

On another hand (depending on how many you may have), be VERY glad if you don’t live in this country.  We’re still deciding whether or not to build a great-electrified wall around Texas, Arizona and New Mexico and force them to cecede (they’ve wanted to for years anyway).

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