that explains why some of their female gymnasts in the olympics look about 10....
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Yup. I have a South Korean friend and I asked her how old she is. She said something like, 'I guess I'm 25 here. But in Korea I am 26'. It's an interesting concept, I had never heard of it before.
That must be so weird to move from somewhere that counts you as one year old when you're born to somewhere that doesn't!
I was just coming here to say this! I have to admit I don't like being older here ;)
I always figured that it was because that being zero days when we are born just meant that's how many days you've lived outside of the womb.
The term 'date of birth' would indicate that they count from the date of your birth.
Because it's called a birthdate. And how many people actually know the exact day they conceive anyway?
Not conceive date or life date but birth date.
...How does that even fucking work? Wow. Extremists.
"With the current law, a woman could still legally have an abortion after that time if it was to “protect the life or health of the woman”. That would no longer be the case with the new law."
If having a child in my womb is going to kill me, I'm SOL?! WTF?! Seriously?!
Well, that is how pregnancy is counted. It's the most consistent method.
Fuck AZ, holy shit. A LAW in place? What is the point of said law?
To prevent later term abortions... at least that's what I gathered from the article.
Those bastards...seriously. What kind of self-respecting person would ever want to live in that state?
Pro-life racists would be a huge fan of that state. The law would also outlaw (later) abortions even if they were for the health of the mother.
Which is a decision left between the mother and doctor! Jesus Christ! This stupid laws pushed back the 'late-term abortion' rule another 2 weeks. So gross.
God I wish we'd just let them secede...maybe Mexico will take them in.
Oh, wait, prob not since they've been fucked up and racist to Mexicans and all other people with brown skin.
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I can't begin to understand this.
Does this mean my combined pill is terminating my "pregnancy" before I conceive the baby? Oops..
It's just a somewhat arbitrary point to count from for legal purposes.
I just feel like the people who are going to be so gung ho about anti-abortion because "life begins at conception" would scream about changing how we age, too.
Nah, those people generally don't listen to reason =P
Why? Abortion is slightly more serious than age.
It's the single unambiguous date of the whole process?
because we call it your BIRTH date?
My friend's dad used to always say that he was whatever age + 9 months. He counted from conception. lol so funny because he was totally pro-choice and I can see now how him doing that (adding the 9 months to his age) was somewhat comical. He's funny like that.
To pretend we're younger than we actually are.
Not serious. Mostly I don't believe life begins at conception.
I think you'd be one day old when you are born!
Not all cultures do count birth as 'zero'.
"Life beginning at conception" is neither a fact nor a universal belief.
Someone should Philosoraptor this.
In the olden times, life began at birth, or not even that, it began after baptising. The church never endorsed abortion, but miscarriages were all too common and before a child would cry and breathe they wouldn't recognize it as a potential new member of the club. Also, I think in the middle ages they had no way of knowing when conception really happened until well into the pregnancy. They seem to have changed their views since then.
As a biologist I say life starts at conception. That alone does not mean pro or anti choice. I don't know why activists always get the two mixed up. ;-)
I agree with your last point.