I posed this question in another thread, and I felt it was more appropriate to start a new thread since it's a different topic. Please keep your liberal panties one, and don't fly off the deep end. I genuinely am looking for your side of the story and your justifications for legislation that state that you can legally abort a baby at 16 weeks. Below are the facts that I stated regarding a baby at 16 weeks. Week Sixteen: Facial expressions are possible You are 16 weeks pregnant. (fetal age 14 weeks) The fetus measures nearly 5 inches (12cm) from head to buttocks. The fetus weighs about 3.5 ounces (100 grams). The fetus is covered with a protective soft down to regulate its temperature. Fat begins to form underneath skin. Baby hears external voices, sleeps and dreams. Your baby has learned to breathe. This is apparent from the regular movements of his chest, inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid. These actions help the lungs to develop and grow. More developed facial muscles may lead to various expressions, such as squinting and frowning. Your baby nows weighs more than their afterbirth. The baby can grasp with his hands, kick, or even somersault. You are showing more now and have an obvious swelling in your lower abdomen. The rest of your body is still changing. A total of 5 to 10 pound (2.25 to 4.5 kg) weight gain by this point in your pregnancy is normal. The crown to rump length of your baby is 4.4 to 4.8 inches (11 to 12 cm). Fetal weight has doubled in 2 weeks and is about 3.5 ounces (100g). Lets be clear.. I am not looking for it's her choice, it's her body, or any of that. I want to hear justifications for killing something that is breathing inside of you. I mean I really do want to know, because maybe I am just being too hard on the subject, I don't know. It's just that every time that I hear the argument, all people say is it's her body and it should be her choice, but if the baby were breathing outside the mothers body, that is murder?? It all just seems very selfish to me. I understand instances of Rape and Incest, and I can understand taking the morning after pill. I get that whole idea. You are doing it immediately and it is causing the fetus the least amount of harm. What I don't get is the mother waiting months, and then saying, nope I changed my mind, I'm not going to take the responsibility. I eagerly await your response.