Post # 92
Oh, and OP, I know a handful of women who have made the decision to end a pregnancy and none of them have ever once regretted it. They weren’t in any position to have a child when they got pregnant and they made the best decision that they could have for themselves. Their lives would have gone in a very different direction had they followed through and had these children and in every single case, it wouldn’t have been for the better.
Post # 93
Um, totally stealing ‘Bee-tee-dubs’.
OP, what result were you hoping for by this thread? I’m actually asking. Was the purpose to sway someone away from abortion? I’m sure you have seen the other threads just like yours that get ripped to shreds. I would try a different tactic next time, like asking unconfrontational and thought provoking questions about how people chose so you can better understand them, before you start attacking their choices. Insinuating that career gals are selfishly killing all their fetuses is not thought provoking, it’s actually a conversational killer, doncha know.
Post # 94
@Irish-bride: I am one of these people who believes the father has a right to his child.
This statement implies that the father wants the child and the woman is doing a disservice by depriving him of a child. A father does deserve to have input, but no actual “right.” Some men literally throw money at women to have the abortion. By giving the father the “right to his child,” you also give him the right to end it. He can’t simultaneously have a right to the child and the right to end it. You can’t have it both ways. And most importantly, takes away the woman’s choice. The choice has to be up to the woman.
Post # 96
I’ve donated to pledge a picketer, escorted people through picket lines, and helped women under 18 get legal abortions in PA through judicial appeal (usually it’s just that the parent needs to approve, but can’t take time off work to go with the girl – rarely is it that the parents don’t actually know). That’s because I believe in choice – to abortion, adopt or carry to term. In my experience, women have considered all three options before proceeding, so I wonder where you get your information that most woman don’t consider it. They may not choose it – for the many reasons posted here, but they do consider it. (And note, not everyone woman going to PP is getting an abortion!) What have you done to research your assertion that women don’t consider it? I strongly urge you to volunteer, research, and learn about this issue so that you have more understanding and compassion for women making difficult choices.
Post # 97
If you don’t like the answer don’t ask the question. It’s a open forum with lots of opinions with not all being the same as your own, OP.
Post # 98
I think it’s safe to say this thread has run it’s course. Everyone go enjoy your weekend and the beautiful weather! It’s to nice to be bickering in front of a computer screen!