(Closed) Has pregnancy (or technology) changed your opinion on….

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Has your opinion on abortion changed with pregnancy?
    I was pro-choice however pregnancy made my view points sway to or towards being pro-life : (3 votes)
    1 %
    I was pro-life before and am now even more committed to being pro-life : (33 votes)
    12 %
    I was pro-choice and my pregnancy in no way changed that : (81 votes)
    28 %
    I have come to regret my own abortion and that is what changed my view to or towards being pro-life : (2 votes)
    1 %
    It's complicated and I'll explain : (7 votes)
    2 %
    I've never been pregnant but technology has made me question my pro-choice views : (2 votes)
    1 %
    I've never been pregnant and technology has not made my pro-choice views change : (137 votes)
    48 %
    I just like answering polls / other : (16 votes)
    6 %
    I used to be pro-life and now due to pregnancy or technology I'm pro-choice : (5 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    1854 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    OK, I voted because I like to vote… Never been pregnant yet, but was always pro-life and I don’t think anything would change my mind. I think pregnancy will enhance that feeling for me.

    I can’t wait to hear a heartbeat or see ultrasound images. I don’t know what 4D is though!

     

    Post # 4
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    1398 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Nope, I will always be pro choice. I vehemently disagree with the legislation because AS ALWAYS they never consider rape victims.

    Post # 5
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    3866 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Other: I’ve got two kids (so obviously been pregnant) and technology hasn’t changed my stance.  Which is: it depends on the situation

    Post # 6
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    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I voted that I was pro-choice before and technology has not changed that. I continue to be pro-choice.

    My main reason is that I refuse to tell another woman what to do with her body. My being pro-choice has nothing to do with my personal feelings on if I could ever have one or not, its simply that I feel like every woman should have the choice, pure and simple. My body is MINE and I resent being told what I can and cannot to with it.

    Post # 8
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    1480 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @KLP2010: I thought you stipulated there was to be no debating?

    Post # 9
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    6351 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I was pro-life until an unplanned pregnancy happened to me. I was unable to bring myself to abort but I guess I saw why some women might.

     

    Post # 10
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    3587 posts
    Sugar bee

    I voted pro-choice and technology won’t change it. I’m pregnant now and it doesn’t change my view on what ANOTHER woman should be able to do with HER body. Her decision. I have no right to tell someone what to do.

    Post # 13
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    5148 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I am only okay with abortion in cases of rape, incest, or medical reasons.

    Yes a woman has a choice, she chose to have sex and she knew the possible consequences. Can’t accept the consequences? Don’t play the game.  It’s not just “the woman’s body”, it’s the baby’s body and life.

    Post # 14
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    1480 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @KLP2010: Can I then state my relevant belief that it’s completely insane to allow the state to define what is or isn’t rape, and who is or isn’t deserving of medical relief from the consequences of being sexually assaulted? Because that’s what it’s coming down to.

    And no, I don’t think the studies you’ve cited are relevant unless you think legislators have a right to deny raped women the option to abort because “Looky here, this study says you’ll probably be happier if you keep the baby you never asked for! Let me tell you about my friend who…”

    Post # 15
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    5148 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    There’s another option other than “abortion” and “keep the baby”. Everyone seems to ignore the option of “adoption”.

    Post # 16
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    348 posts
    Helper bee

    FYI, your poll does not have any options for people to answer that they were pro-life, but have since changed their view to/towards a pro-choice position.  Since you have two options that account for change to/towards a pro-life position, this is going to skew your results.  Not that it’s a random sample anyway, but still.  You should at least allow for the possibility that people’s experiences of pregnancy might actually make them change to a more pro-choice position.

    Also, the posters above are probably referring to HR 3, a bill currently being debated in the House that would prohibit federal funding for abortion except in circumstances of “forcible rape.”  The bill contains no exception for the life or health of the mother, and substantially reduces current the current exception for rape or incest.  To say that no legislation would make it to the floor without these exceptions is, unfortunately, factually incorrect.

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