Random, are you pro choice or pro life and why?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Pro choice or pro life
    pro life : (119 votes)
    20 %
    pro choice : (467 votes)
    80 %
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    Blushing bee

    I like to think I’m both. I don’t necessarily agree with abortion and believe life begins at conception, but would never force my belief on a woman who may not hold the same principles. I have no room to pass moral judgment on someone with a different set of beliefs and I am saddened by pro-lifers who choose to criticize someone’s personal decisions.

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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I’m a fan of life.  I value it. 

    But I don’t think the government has the right to tell any woman what medical procedures she can have on her body.

    So – you can count me as Pro-Choice.  (about so very  many things….. abortion among them).

    Also…. random add on…… I think the “except in the case of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother” is the most cowardly concession to the agrument conservatives have ever come up with. 

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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    PS – you should add a poll.

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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I am like others. In a way both. For myself, I would never have an abortion but I do not pass judgement on those who do. We all have what we believe in and not everything is the right decision for everyone. We all have the right to our own decisions. 

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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Pro life…. because i don’t believe in killing babies (even in the case of rape… because the baby didn’t commit the crime and shouldn’t be punished to death).

     

    And I really hate the “it’s my body” argument… because it’s not ONLY your body that is at stake. Another human being’s LIFE is. You are KILLING someone because you are uncomfortable. This of it like this… two conjoined twins. One could stay alive without the other, but the other one could not live without the bigger twin. They are adults. Is it okay for the healthier twin to get rid of the unhealthy twin, murdering it?

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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I couldn’t go through with an abortion , but I would never tell another woman what she can or cannot do with her body. 

    Pro choice

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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I am pro-choice. I do not believe the government or anyone else should be telling a woman what she can and cannot do regarding her body and her health. There are traumatic and life threatening situations that could cause severe trauma or death to the mother, therefore I would not want to endanger her.

    Would I personally get an abortion? Honestly, I do not know. At this point, probably not. If it were life threatening, a result of a trauma/rape or even not an ideal time, I would consider it. I do not judge others who do have abortions and do not believe I (or anyone else) should have any influence over what others do.

    Do I value life? Of course, I am not a baby killer, but I also value personal freedom and woman’s rights to health decisions. My values and ideals should not be forced upon another person.

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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Pro-choice. I want the government intervening as little as possible in personal matters.

    I can understand why people are pro-life though. I actually think it’s one of the most defensible socially conservative stances.

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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Ooooohhh girl, you are BRAVE to ask that!! hahaha

    But I am pro-life. I understand that there are some instances where a woman cannot help being impreganated, and that’s a pain that I will never (and hope I won’t ever!) fully understand, but I feel like 95% of the time pregnancies are preventable. And yes, parenthood can be stressful and terrifying and expensive and flat out inconvienent sometimes, but that’s part of the consequences of sex. (or blessings if you can look at it glass-half-full)

    I can quote scripture that gives you God’s point of view of the beginning of life, and those words are very powerful to me, but I also know that they aren’t to some people. So logically speaking, I can’t understand how a government that charges a murderer with 2 counts of murder for killing a pregnant woman can also legalize abortion. If you could prove that a pregnant woman was considering abortion before she was murdered, would the murderer only be tried for 1 count? I can’t understand how a society who mourns a miscarriage and greives with the mother can approve of abortion. Is the difference in a sorrowful miscarriage and a practical abortion simply based on the mother’s desire for the child? Do we really value life according to the parents’ want for the child? The inconsistencies are plain as day.

    Scientifially speaking, at the moment of conception, a new set of DNA is created. A separate immune system develops. Another creature exists that meets all 7 scientific qualifications for a living being. Babies in utero get hiccups and have their own fingerprints. Yes, they may seem like just another part of a woman’s body, and may be so dependent on her that perhaps that point is arguable. But is a 2 month old baby any less dependent on is mother than a fetus? Warmth, safety, nutrients…? No. Same situation. But we could legally “terminate” one and not the other.

    I’ve watched dear friends and family struggle with infertility. I have dear friends and family who were rescued by adoption. We have family friends who never truly understood the ramifications of their abortions until carrying and delivering children years later. Never have I ever heard a woman wish for an abortion she never had. Motherhood is a powerful thing that many women obviously throw away in the fear of a moment, and as long as adoption is an option, I simply can’t be pro-choice.

    And for all you sweet bees claiming Christianity, the Word of your God states the He knit you together in your mother’s womb and planned a future for you then. If you subscribe to this belief system, its an undebatable issue.

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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @rosworms:  You have a right to your opinion, but please do not be so rude as to say some is killing another human being because they are merely “uncomfortable.” What about when a mother’s life is at risk? My aunt almost died because of complications and had to do an emergency abortion. If she didn’t do it, she would have died. Should she have died for the sake of the baby? I do not believe so.

    Also, a woman being raped did not do anything wrong or commit a crime. A young child who gets pregnant due to incest did nothing wrong. Should they be forced to carry a child? No. Are they merely “uncomfortable?” No. They were tramautized and can suffer from severe complications, both mentally and physically.

    Sorry to threadjack everyone, but saying someone is “uncomfortable” with a pregnancy and therefore decides to get an abortion is outright uncalled for.

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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @bmo88:  in rape cases, killing a baby does not undo the rape. i don’t see how murder is an answer to rape. i really don’t. 

     

    the only reason that abortion should even be considered is in a life/death situation. if the baby is too young to be able to survive on it’s own and the pregnancy is putting the mother’s life in danger, the only choices are either both die or one dies. obviously one death is better than two.

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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @bmo88:   Of course, I am not a baby killer, but I also value personal freedom and woman’s rights to health decisions.

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