(Closed) Abortion spinoff

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Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I don’t think people care more about animals, I just think where you get your pet is a much less personal decision than whether or not to have an abortion so it’s more likely that people will comment on that decision.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m pro-choice. I couldn’t justify getting an abortion at this stage in my life (almost 30, engaged, etc.) but don’t judge anyone who chooses it.

I am, however, fully supportive of late-term abortions if the child will be chronically ill. More specifically, if the child will not have normal cognitive functioning. I’m not talking about Downs Syndrome, but rather, diseases in which the children will have the lowest level of cognitive functioning, be ventilator-dependant and essentially live in a bed. I am a pediatric RN in home care and I see many of these children and their families and it’s a truly rough life for everyone, no matter how great the parents are. I also have experience in a pediatric LTC facility and it was just so sad. The quality of life of these children is non-existant.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I know someone who had a abortion later on than I had heard of before. She was like 20 some weeks. I did not agree with it but I didn’t say that to her or anyone else for that matter. The baby was perfectly healthy & growing fine. She was just not ready to be a mother.

I am Pro-Life but I do not judge others for being Pro-Choice.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m pro-woman, ie men keep your stupid rules off my uterus. I think you should get your dogs where ever you want. There are so many dogs in pounds, but there are also many children waiting to be adopted. Maybe people should stop having kids? Please don’t flame me for having this view… As for late term again.. Your choice. Every situation is different. Unless you are in those people’s shoes please don’t think you know it all.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t support late term abortions, unless it is lethal to the mother. I didn’t want to bring it up on the other thread, but I don’t think the op had all the facts and I don’t even think its possible that she can have an abortion if she wanted it.

 1. finding a late term abortion provider is tough, 2. The laws are very strict and having one at that stage would only happen if it was lethal situtiaon for the mom or baby. I think this woman’s friend is going to find out that having a ds baby isn’t a valid reason to most doctors and it’s more then likly not even possible. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am pro-choice until its late term abortion . I only support it if the mothers life is in direct danger. 

I myself could never have an abortion…. but I know many people who have and that is their choice.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m opposed to animal abuse in any shape or form. We chose to adopt our dog from a shelter because we knew there were animals out in overpopulated kill shelters that needed homes. 

But, I also happen to be pro-choice. I believe that a woman (and a couple) should have the choice to terminate a pregnancy if they feel it is necessary. It’s a very personal and difficult choice that most people don’t come to lightly. 

I guess what it comes down to is giving people the freedom to have options – to abort if they decided to, or keep the baby. Same with getting a puppy – either get one from a licensed breeder or adopt one from a shelter. Do I have a strong preference? Yes. That’s why I made the choice I did. But who am I to tell you what to do? 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would only have a D&C–still what some would consider an abortion if they believe life begins at conception–if I was raped or a victim of incest.  If I came up pregnant unwillingly (always a chance unless not sexually active, so I hate when people say it was an “accident”), I would have the baby.  However, I don’t judge others for their choices.  I also do not know anyone personally who has had an abortion.  Maybe I do, but they haven’t told me about it.

 

That being said, if for some reason carrying would kill me–I would probably end the pregnancy.  But doesn’t one know about this early on?  I’m not really sure how all of the testing works and stuff. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Personally, I could never have an abortion. (Perhaps we would come to the decision if my life was directly and critically in danger, but I’m honestly not sure.  We’d have to weigh the options.) I’m Catholic and it doesn’t mesh with my moral values.  However, I know everyone in the US isn’t Catholic, so I don’t think our laws should reflect my personal religious beliefs.  It’s not my place to judge that sort of decision. 

However, regarding the previous thread, I cannot stomach the thought of aborting late-term.  I’m sorry, but if you bring that baby into the world and you don’t “take care of it” in time, you shouldn’t be allowed to kill what could technically be a human life and live on it’s own if it were brought into the world prematurely.  That’s murder, in my opinion. 

Regarding dogs/cats, I also have no respect for people who go through pet stores and puppy mills.  It’s obviously supporting animal abuse.  I’ve worked in animal rescue and veterinary offices for years and it’s just a horrible mistake to buy from a pet store or backyard breeder because you’ll end up paying for the genetic diseases and you’re just perpetuating an awful system. 

I do think breeders are good, though.  If you have a breeder who is showing their dogs, actively improving and continuing a breed, and doing all of the health and genetic testing, then you’ve got a great source for a dog.  Ideally, all dogs should come from these types of breeders. 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I’d like to say I’m pro-woman too, but I personally can’t stand behind a late term abortion just for the sake of not wanting to be a mother. It’s not a decision I would make for myself, but if someone else did, and it’s lawful to do so, then so be it. I have no power to change law. However, I would hope that there are anesthetics for the poor babies. In later stages, I’m sure they feel it all.

On the whole, I feel this topic is tired. I hate women screaming at eachother over something that ultimately is no one else’s business.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Oh & as far as animals go. I would never buy a pet, no matter who from. My husband & I adopted our Dog Sophie & our 3 cats was born at my mother’s house by her cats. (Who are now fixed, btw.)

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@Sweet.Sugar.Rose:  While I do support breeders, I just wanted to say thank you.  I’ve worked at shelters for years and we absolutely depend on people who refuse to ever purchase a pet that was bred “on purpose”.  It’s a great choice, thank you!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t really know where I stand, but there was 1 thing that I was thinking on the other thread. My sister has mild CP (Cerebral Palsy). She is extremely smart, but has some physical problems. She needs to use forearm crutches for shorter distances, and a wheelchair for longer ones.

Now, I relaize that the other thread was about DS, but they are both disabilities. And I can never imagine anyone having an abortion because of the possibility of a disability like these. I know that parenting a special needs child is no walk in the park, but for the alternative to be for them not to exist? Now that is unimaginable.

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