I Am Bored

Loads of viral videos, games, memes, lists and social networking for when you're bored. Updated every day, so visit often.
LatestPopularMost BookmarkedMost EmailedTop RatedMy FavoritesRandomChat
AllGamesFunnyEntertainmentQuizzesWeirdTechLifestyle, Arts & Lit.News & PoliticsScienceSportsMisc
Submit Content  





rss

friendsmore friends | add your site
Asylum

Holy Taco

Funny Videos

BuzzFeed

NothingToxic

Oddee

Mousebreaker

Online Games

Eat Liver

Online Games

Gorilla Mask

Full Downloads

Norway Games

Damn Cool Pics

Kontraband

Extreme Humor

X Hollywood

I Dont Like You

123 Games

Hollywoodtuna

Funny Games

Cool Stuff

Viva La Games

X - Vids

Smit Happens

Funny Videos

Funny Stuff

ebaumsworld



Back to Listing

17-Week-Old Fetus Ultrasound Pic Shows Smile

Hits: 27055 | Rating: (2.0) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: fancylad
Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Next >   Jump to: Bottom    Last Post
PeonHero
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 4 Posts
Monday, February 21, 2011 2:02:19 PM
That was scary, I can't wait to see what he/she grows up to become!

mwest1112
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 150 Posts
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 12:58:19 PM
When did we start adding an "o" to the word fetus?

alwaysright
Female, 30-39, Europe
 27 Posts
Friday, October 15, 2010 9:04:29 AM
@DUDEYEAH:

"by the time this picture was taken this child already had a heartbeat, brainwave activity and was recieving oxygen. the absence of these three thigs are what we use to declare someone dead, shouldnt the opposite determine the start of life?"

I don't think there's much dispute that a foetus is alive or not, it's more whether I care what happens to it or not.

(I don't)

LameName
Female, 18-29, Western US
 238 Posts
Thursday, October 14, 2010 8:55:24 PM
She's carrying an alien! Kill it!

robosnitz
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2752 Posts
Thursday, October 14, 2010 6:35:04 AM
What does that brat have to smile about? It hasn't experienced anything yet.

Prejudiced
Female, 18-29, Australia
 250 Posts
Thursday, October 14, 2010 4:03:59 AM
Also, my comment is directed to discussion afew pages back, just to clarify.

Prejudiced
Female, 18-29, Australia
 250 Posts
Thursday, October 14, 2010 3:58:06 AM
Fighting about religion on the internet = instant lulz. But seriously, if someone quotes something in the bible like say encouraging to kill people, and then you quote something about love and peace, it does not magically somehow cancel out the previous statement. No, it just shows that the bible is a book filled with contradictions and senselessness.

Don't get me wrong, there are some great morals in religion, but there's an awful lot of bad stuff too.

DUDEYEAH
Female, 18-29, Australia
 19 Posts
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 10:49:58 PM
by the time this picture was taken this child already had a heartbeat, brainwave activity and was recieving oxygen. the absence of these three thigs are what we use to declare someone dead, shouldnt the opposite determine the start of life?

mkkloote
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 28 Posts
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 7:43:42 PM
I'm a nursing student who just finished my OB rotation. The "smile" is just a reflex...fetuses have to learn gross muscle control from the time they transition from embryo to fetus. A fetus is a fetus until it is born...THEN it is a baby...THEN it is a human. Also...babies don't smile meaningfully until they're at least 3 months old...until then they're curious little poop machines...just so everyone knows...

JaundiceCake
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 680 Posts
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 6:32:34 PM
Definitely not smiling. Looks like the baby's face is just gaunt.

NotTHATbored
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 1103 Posts
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 4:35:05 PM
"But the baby belongs in the womb. That is its natural place."

Well Posion Ivy has a natural place in your back yard, but you don't have to let it grow there right? Because it's your yard. Well it's the womans body, it's her yard, and she decides what she wants growing in it. Whether it is natural or not is irrelevant. The relevant issue is whose body is it? Is it the womans or the babies? I believe it is the womans and hence she has the right to decide whether or not she wants something to grow in it, at the expense of it.

NotTHATbored
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 1103 Posts
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 4:28:10 PM
... previousy explained you can do.

NotTHATbored
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 1103 Posts
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 4:26:13 PM
@Chesspoly First off, I do deny that it is a person. In my opinion it has the potential to become a person but it is not yet a person as I would define it.

Secondly, They don't actually kill the baby in most non-third world abortions today. They sedate it and remove it from what I understand. This is not killing it, it is just denying it the right to live in the mother's body without her consent or her "treatment" as you put it. If it could survive on it's own then it would.

"But a mother has a duty to its child"

No. Actually she does not. She can give the child up or drop off the child at any time in most states without legal reprocussion. Now if she chooses to care for it that is another story.

"Under this line of reasoning, I could lay my child to rest even after he/she is born"

No under this line of reasoning you could decide that you didn't want to care for your child even it is born, which as I have prev

chesspoly
Male, 18-29, Western US
 10 Posts
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 2:01:48 PM
cont...

Under this line of reasoning, I could lay my child to rest even after he/she is born. After it is born, I still have the prima facie duty to nurish, carry, and protect this child. Up until they are 18. The burden doesn't just stop at pregnacy, it continues on for a number of years. but it would be absurd to suggest I still dont have a responsibility towards it.

So there you have it. Please clarify how you take my alien/robot analogy, respond to the standard three points against thompsons violinist analogy, and respond to my criticism of your reasoning on duty after birth.

chesspoly
Male, 18-29, Western US
 10 Posts
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 1:58:21 PM
cont...

I am merely witholding treatment. In abortion, it's an active killing. Similar to the distinction in euthanasia between active and passive euthanasia.

Also, Thompson ignores prima facie duty. Or just moral obligation. the robo/ali are strangers. I have no moral obligation to them if i suddenly found myself awake attatched to them. But a mother has a duty to its child. What if one day, I woke up attatched to my own child? Even if it was artificial, i still have a moral duty to my child. It would not be so if it was a stranger. So my rights concerning individual liberties do not over ride the fundamental right to my childs life.

now, you say, "You cant force someone to nurish, carry, and protect another life at the expense of their own body and life. It's their decision. Not yours or even the 'babys'. The 'baby' does not have the right to control it's mothers body for it's own benefit only the mother has rights to her body. To bad. " cont...

chesspoly
Male, 18-29, Western US
 10 Posts
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 1:50:43 PM
@notthatbored Ok, before I directly respond to your question, would it be fair to assume that you are ceding that the being "inside" me is a person? Because it doesn't seem like youre denying it. Though you can consistently say yes, it is a person, and ask if I can still abort it. The point I was trying to make with alien and robot was that arguments trying to define personhood from organ functions are irrelevant. I would just like clarification.

Ok, so is it ok for the alien or robot to live inside me? I would say no, because that is an intrusion. Now, the force of your point (or J.J. Thompson) is that since I said no to the robot, I should say no to the baby. The problem is that the two are not analogous. It's not the same.

The robo/ali is tresspassing because it does not belong there. I don't have a duty to it. But the baby belongs in the womb. That is its natural place. It is not tresspassing.

Also, by denying the rob/ali, I am merely withhol

ericka225
Female, 18-29, Western US
 219 Posts
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 4:09:44 AM
The fact of the matter is it is a very long and hard process to adopt someone. You could be a saint and your chances would be slim because you dont meet the standards, so most dont even try and if your above the age of 5 then your chances of getting adoped go down drastically. Im not saying i agree w abortion im not saying i disagree but its not that simple is what i am saying. Sometimes you gotta think about the situation weigh the pros and cons and be willing to think not just about what your opinions are but be willing to listen to others too think if you were in their shoes just sayin...

ericka225
Female, 18-29, Western US
 219 Posts
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 4:09:15 AM
Im sorry to burst your bubble cracker jack but its not always clean cut rambows and gumdrops. Just because there are some nice good hearted people out there, doesnt mean that there will be homes for all those unwanted kids. I was in foster care for a good part of my life and tho my mom did want meh and i had a home to go to, i have met my share of kids who did not either because their parents didnt want them, or couldnt have them for various reasons and there is not others just waiting around the corner to scoop you up and give you the best life in the world.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16893 Posts
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 4:02:50 AM
fivezones: Thank You. Just trying to find a compromise solution, I know it won't make everyone happy, But I still believe in the reasoning of 'at heartbeat' around 12 weeks.

Gleeballs
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 856 Posts
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 11:06:28 PM
it looks like a scary demon. i was pro life but now i want a choice to destroy evil monsters like this one.

mazda780
Male, 18-29, Canada
 4 Posts
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 9:01:51 PM
holy poo

PTPete
Female, 30-39, Western US
 1244 Posts
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 8:57:31 PM
What a lovely idea--but, that is not a smile.

Wizard77
Male, 40-49, Western US
 582 Posts
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 7:47:30 PM
Yes maiye you are pretty vile all the way around. So what?

NotTHATbored
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 1103 Posts
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 7:42:28 PM
@chesspoly Well what if that space alien or robot just wanted to live inside you for a little while because it couldn't survive on its own? Wouldn't it be your decision whether or not to let it? What if you said yes but then decided you wanted it out? Would you still have the rights to your body? I think so.

You can not force someone to nurish, carry, and protect another life at the expense of their own body and life. It's their decision. Not yours or even the 'babys'. The 'baby' does not have the right to control it's mothers body for it's own benefit only the mother has rights to her body. To bad.

fivezones
Male, 40-49, Western US
 1028 Posts
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 7:00:18 PM
Cute post. Some of your comments make me ashamed of the human race, though

CrakrJak: You were more dedicated to this post than I ever saw anyone on IAB before. I don't have strong feelings about this like you, but I respect your effort.

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Next > 

You Must be Signed in to Add a Comment

If you've already got an I-Am-Bored.com account,
click here to sign in.

If you don't have an account yet,
Click Here to Create a Free Account
 

Back to Listing ^top


Bored | Suggest a Link | Advertise | Contact I Am Bored | About I Am Bored | Link to I Am Bored | Live Submission | Privacy | TOS | Ad Choices | Copyright Policy |
© 2014 Demand Media, Inc. All rights reserved.