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(Opposing Views)   Doctors were able to successfully perform heart surgery on a 25-week-old fetus after practicing on: a) computer models, b) life-like dolls, or c) a grape?   (opposingviews.com) divider line 56
    More: Hero, heart surgery, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine, fetus, medical ultrasonography, physicians  
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2013-10-09 08:00:21 PM  
You gonna get graped.
 
2013-10-09 08:14:32 PM  
Grape story. Really inspiring.
 
2013-10-09 08:15:00 PM  
*scans headline*


www.cartoonscrapbook.com
 
2013-10-09 08:16:30 PM  
www.americansweets.co.uk
/got_nothing
 
2013-10-09 08:17:03 PM  

vudukungfu: You gonna get graped.


He's the grapist!  He breaks into kids' houses and grapes them!
 
2013-10-09 08:17:36 PM  
Approves.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-10-09 08:19:39 PM  
Non-snark: Holy crap that is amazing. It is infinitely fascinating what doctors are able to do with science, and the limits of medicine are nowhere in sight. Another few generations, and we'll see heart surgery on 5-week-old fetuses.

Snark-ish: Wasn't this a plot point on an episode of House? Awesome scene, and I didn't even think it was remotely possible.
 
2013-10-09 08:20:08 PM  
At a cost of 3.8 million dollars.

Meanwhile
flatrock.org.nz
 
2013-10-09 08:21:42 PM  
That's pretty awesome. If they can successfully prevent HLHS that would be amazing, current treatment is three separate surgeries over he first 3 years or so, with the first only days after birth.

/My son finished his last surgery last year. He's a badass.
 
2013-10-09 08:24:37 PM  

maram500: Non-snark: Holy crap that is amazing. It is infinitely fascinating what doctors are able to do with science, and the limits of medicine are nowhere in sight. Another few generations, and we'll see heart surgery on 5-week-old fetuses. genetic defects like this engineered out of the human genome entirely.


FTFY.

And shouldn't this have been denied for coverage as a pre-existing condition?

/snaaaaark
 
2013-10-09 08:24:54 PM  

SevenizGud: At a cost of 3.8 million dollars.

Meanwhile
[flatrock.org.nz image 753x578]


That's why I'll never buy a PC, 30 years ago they cost $10,000 and never lead to any other technological advances.
 
2013-10-09 08:26:22 PM  
I guess normally these fetuses would die due to bad genes. Now they live and procreate.  Hmmm...
 
2013-10-09 08:27:28 PM  

SevenizGud: At a cost of 3.8 million dollars.

Meanwhile
[flatrock.org.nz image 753x578]


We can't fix every farking problem in the world. Some shiat just has no hope. Deal with it.
 
2013-10-09 08:30:08 PM  
It's how I learned eye surgery, so that sounds right.
 
2013-10-09 08:30:36 PM  
Wendy Davis wishes it had been killed instead. Preferably by dismemberment.
 
2013-10-09 08:30:40 PM  

SevenizGud: At a cost of 3.8 million dollars.

Meanwhile
[flatrock.org.nz image 753x578]



Ugh...seeing that hungry vulture always makes me sad.
 
2013-10-09 08:32:20 PM  

SevenizGud: At a cost of 3.8 million dollars.

Meanwhile


Maybe that country should have fixed its political problems.
 
2013-10-09 08:33:04 PM  

Chach: Wendy Davis wishes it had been killed instead. Preferably by dismemberment.


Just a clump of cells...
 
2013-10-09 08:35:21 PM  
Ha, that's nothing, I know a guy who works at a clinic in town who performs brain surgery on 30 week fetuses, after practicing on nothing more than a bunch of unwed teenage pregnant girls.

/pro-choice
 
2013-10-09 08:35:26 PM  
What's eating him?
 
2013-10-09 08:39:14 PM  
And in another three months they can do a birth. That's when we take a new baby out of lady's tummy.

/wonderful what we can do nowadays
 
2013-10-09 08:42:16 PM  

Abox: SevenizGud: At a cost of 3.8 million dollars.

Meanwhile
[flatrock.org.nz image 753x578]


Ugh...seeing that hungry vulture always makes me sad.


Have heart. They always seem to manage.
 
2013-10-09 08:45:51 PM  

Chach: Wendy Davis wishes it had been killed instead. Preferably by dismemberment.


There goes her dinner plans .
 
2013-10-09 08:46:41 PM  

SevenizGud: At a cost of 3.8 million dollars.

Meanwhile
[flatrock.org.nz image 753x578]


Somebody's great-great grandparents missed the free boat ride.
 
2013-10-09 08:52:34 PM  
No 3D printers? For shame, Fark.
 
2013-10-09 08:52:51 PM  

Chach: Wendy Davis wishes it had been killed instead. Preferably by dismemberment.


Came to say this.  Typed in PW anyway.

/yes, from Teaxas.
 
2013-10-09 08:54:34 PM  

DigitalCoffee: And in another three months they can do a birth. That's when we take a new baby out of lady's tummy.

/wonderful what we can do nowadays


Ah. I see you have the machine that goes ping!
blackholesandstars.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-10-09 08:57:59 PM  

ElLoco: Abox: SevenizGud: At a cost of 3.8 million dollars.

Meanwhile
[flatrock.org.nz image 753x578]


Ugh...seeing that hungry vulture always makes me sad.

Have heart. They always seem to manage.


It's dead of old age by now.  "Meanwhile" being a nice troll.
 
2013-10-09 09:02:10 PM  

foo monkey: Approves.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 230x230]


I approve too.
 
2013-10-09 09:08:30 PM  

vodka: I guess normally these fetuses would die due to bad genes. Now they live and procreate.  Hmmm...


Don't slip.
 
2013-10-09 09:14:19 PM  
That baby's gonna wine
 
2013-10-09 09:26:38 PM  

vodka: I guess normally these fetuses would die due to bad genes. Now they live and procreate.  Hmmm...


www.themoreyounerd.com

"You suck."
 
2013-10-09 09:27:31 PM  
Practicing on turkeys is probably better for beginners

i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-09 09:56:14 PM  
ITT: People confusing support for abortion rights/freedom for being pro abortion.

Also, as someone with aortic stenosis, getting a major kick, etc.
 
2013-10-09 10:02:26 PM  
I appreciate the difficulty involved, but doesn't nature usually take care of this problem.
 
2013-10-09 10:15:21 PM  

Abox: SevenizGud: At a cost of 3.8 million dollars.

Meanwhile
[flatrock.org.nz image 753x578]


Ugh...seeing that hungry vulture always makes me sad.


Its a stork not a vulture
 
2013-10-09 10:17:48 PM  
Praise jesus
 
2013-10-09 10:29:37 PM  

Tanishh: ITT: People confusing support for abortion rights/freedom for being pro abortion.


It's really hard to  reconcile the idea of empowering others to perform abortions and  have them while not  condoning  those actions at the same time.
 
2013-10-09 10:38:19 PM  

George Babbitt: Tanishh: ITT: People confusing support for abortion rights/freedom for being pro abortion.

It's really hard to  reconcile the idea of empowering others to perform abortions and  have them while not  condoning  those actions at the same time.


Look at it this way: if the person wants an abortion, they probably shouldn't be parents anyway.
 
2013-10-09 10:41:50 PM  
cdn.gifbay.com
 
2013-10-09 10:42:23 PM  

Abox: SevenizGud: At a cost of 3.8 million dollars.

Meanwhile
[flatrock.org.nz image 753x578]

Ugh...seeing that hungry vulture always makes me sad.


The world is badass.  You'll get over it.
 
2013-10-09 10:44:57 PM  
This is some really neat medical science.

Also, who summoned all the tightass pro-lifers to the thread? 25 weeks is pretty much never done unless the fetus has a lethal defect or the mother is in mortal peril.
 
2013-10-09 10:59:17 PM  

Inchoate: Also, who summoned all the tightass pro-lifers to the thread? 25 weeks is pretty much never done unless the fetus has a lethal defect or the mother is in mortal peril.


I guess I'm not seeing all those. Only see two that could debateably be considered 'pro-lifer' posts with one referring to a post by the other. It seems pretty well dominated by 'Darwin fark'em if they can't take a joke' posts.

/fark'em if they can't take a joke
 
2013-10-09 11:26:49 PM  

Inchoate: This is some really neat medical science.

Also, who summoned all the tightass pro-lifers to the thread? 25 weeks is pretty much never done unless the fetus has a lethal defect or the mother is in mortal peril.


Facts never get in the way of a good anti-abortion argument, Sir.

Quantum Apostrophe: No 3D printers? For shame, Fark.


STOP shiatTING IN THE PLANTS!

SevenizGud:
At a cost of 3.8 million dollars.

Meanwhile
[flatrock.org.nz image 753x578]


Too bad at that stage of advanced starvation, poor little Click Click can't even digest that grape.
 
2013-10-09 11:30:50 PM  
Did he stay at a holiday inn express?
 
2013-10-10 12:04:27 AM  

Chach: Wendy Davis wishes it had been killed instead. Preferably by dismemberment.


Rick Perry wants it to die of starvation in the streets after it's born while its parents get blown up in an unregulated factory. So vote Republican.
 
2013-10-10 12:07:55 AM  

maram500: Non-snark: Holy crap that is amazing. It is infinitely fascinating what doctors are able to do with science, and the limits of medicine are nowhere in sight. Another few generations, and we'll see heart surgery on 5-week-old fetuses.

Snark-ish: Wasn't this a plot point on an episode of House? Awesome scene, and I didn't even think it was remotely possible.


Don't you know it was only the grace of God that allowed this procedure to succeed?

/and the next person that doesn't detect my obvious sarcasm gets a kick in the frapea
 
2013-10-10 01:41:51 AM  

Cagey B: Chach: Wendy Davis wishes it had been killed instead. Preferably by dismemberment.

Rick Perry wants it to die of starvation in the streets after it's born while its parents get blown up in an unregulated factory. So vote Republican.


Or they could be born into the Dependency Plantation and get torn apart by wild dogs while roaming the streets of Detroit. So vote Democrat.
 
2013-10-10 02:47:24 AM  
As an accomplished grape surgeon I'm getting a kick...
 
2013-10-10 05:27:24 AM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: Practicing on turkeys is probably better for beginners

[i.imgur.com image 751x505]


WANT
 
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