(Closed) Anyone here Pro-life?

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Post # 77
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

 

Lets agree to disagree. Some of us are pro choice, some of us a pro life, all of us love cats

Post # 78
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Blushing bee

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@alishaloo:  I know about 10 really messed up women in their 40’s with 2 or 3 kids.

To blame her craziness on her once having an abortion is really a stretch.

 

Post # 80
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Technically, I am pro-choice, though I admit I feel abortions are used much more liberally by many than I would prefer. It’s not really my place to have input on this, so I try to just give people the benefit of the doubt & assume they’re using it as a last possible option rather than as birth control or for other reasons I find irresponsible. Personally, for myself, I am anti-abortion and would never have one. I can say this for a fact, as I was a young, broke, single mom who was scared of becoming a mom, and I considered an abortion but could not go through with it, it’s not right for me.

All that said (and remember, I am essentially pro-choice), I feel like some of the pro-choice posters here are being purposefully thick headed. Obviously, people who are pro-life/anti-abortion, whatever you’d like to call it believe that the fetus is a living thing and that abortion deals with the rights of the fetus, which is why they’re against “women doing what they want with their own bodies”. They don’t believe the issue is simply the woman’s body, there is another life to consider. And it has nothing to do with thinking women aren’t intelligent, let’s not turn this into that kind of debate, no one said that.

Post # 81
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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@SpecialSundae:  +1

 

“Pro-Life” is an offensive and inflammatory term. I prefer the term “Pro-ramming-my-religion-down-your-throat-and-assuming-that-you-have-no-good-reason-for-your-decision-other-than-you-get-off-on-murdering-babies.”

 

Why do some people assume that just because a woman wants a choice in her health care decisions, that means that she wants to abort every fetus within a 20 mile radius? Pro-choice does not mean pro-abortion. It means leaving the decision up to the mother, who is in the best place to know, and the only place to know, what is right for her and her family.

Post # 83
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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@Keylime Pie:  I will give you this point, however, its still a HUGE sacrafice for any woman to carry a fetus for 9 months and then give it up for adoption. Not all of us have the medical insurance, emotional support, financial support, etc. to go through with a pregnancy. This is why this is not an option for a lot of women contemplating abortion.

Post # 84
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If you’re against abortion, don’t have one. But don’t you DARE take that option away from another woman. Do not force her to keep an unwanted pregnancy. For those who say “well she can always put it up for adoption,” to some extent that is true, but the physical, financial and emotional toll of carrying a baby to term then putting it up for adoption is far more than some amen can bear. How dare anyone try to force a woman into these things?!

Post # 85
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@MissFireFlower:  LOL! Best response to this crazy debate so far!

Post # 86
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Blushing bee

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@Keylime Pie:  But here’s the beauty of it…  you don’t need to understand, because it’s not your decision, life, or body.  Don’t worry yourself with other people’s life choices.  

Post # 87
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

I am pro-life in every situation for me, but for others in situations like rape, or diseases that mean the child would be in severe pain for the rest of their lives (i don’t believe in termination ever just because of down syndrome or something like that) in those cases I am more pro-choice.

Post # 88
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@SpecialSundae: Your parents ‘choosing’ to have you was a pro-life decision (if it wasn’t, you wouldn’t be alive [hence the term pro-LIFE]). In case you didn’t know, pro-life means you are against abortion, and pro-choice means you are for abortion, not that you choose to have a child. If you choose to have children, then you are pro-life. You can respect other peoples rights all you want to, but you can’t be both.

The only justified “unwanted pregnancy” is if a woman was pregnant because of rape or incest.

I fully believe a woman has the right to choose. She can choose abstinance, she can choose to take responsibility for her actions, she can choose to use protection, or she can choose to adopt out the child. She has no right, however, to end the life of an innocent child just because she was irresponsible and doesn’t want a kid or stretch marks. There are litterally hundreds if not thousands of couples that can’t have kids and would be more than willing to adopt (I know, I’m one of them).

And the whole ‘contraception doesn’t work’ argument is moot. If he uses a condom and spermacide, and you use birth controll and a diaphragm, there is no way possible to get pregnant. 

Everyone just wants to have sex without consequences, in my opinion. That is the only reason this is even an issue today.

Post # 89
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I wondered if becoming pregnant would make me feel any different about being pro-choice. It hasn’t. As my pregnancy has progressed I think about what I will find out during things such scans. If the pregnancy is not healthy or viable I want the option for my DH and I to decide what is best for us. 

OP – I hope none of us are ever faced with serious complications, but am thankful for options that exist today. 

Post # 90
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I believe that you gotta do what you gotta do given your circumstances. If more people aborted unwanted babies, fewer of those babies will/would have lived awful lives or ended up suffering negligence or other reasons related to them just not being wanted. And become drains on society, but that’s another topic for another day.

I am pro-rational thinking, I guess. Pro-choice and pro-life are both such loaded words. People who are pro-life are not against choice; people who are pro-choice are not against life (for the most part!).

Post # 91
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I’m pro choice all the way, and arguing on the internet or cramming your opinion down someone’s throat who is already hurting about it isn’t going to magically change people’s minds on the subject.

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