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post #91 of 104
wow, hello, just got "promoted" adult cat

Hmm..I voted pro-choice, because essentially, being pro-choice doesn't always equate to tolerance or being relax when it comes to abortion. People who go through it are not skipping hopping with gladness, they are marrowed with consequences, but I believe choice is what makes a person that person, and the most someone else can do is respect the decision she's made. Just like what my friend says, abortion is not always about religion, more so than ethics, "Not everybody believes in your god, and not everyone who doesn't believe in god is lost."

post #92 of 104
I am prochoice. It's my body why should someone else be able to tell me what I can and cannot do with my body. It's ridiculous how the Government wants to control every little bit of us.

Would I have one? I am not sure I would have to be in that position to see.

VERY PRO-choice.
post #93 of 104
^Nicely put.

I'm pro-choice. Every person has a decision to make about how they want to live their life and I don't believe anyone can tell you how to do that.

I do agree with whoever said that abortion should not be used as a birth control, that's really sad...but it happens.
post #94 of 104
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I am pro-life because I believe God gives a baby a soul at conception. It is not my place to abort a baby if it is God's will that that child come into the world.
I agree with you!
post #95 of 104
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I agree with you!
me too............
post #96 of 104
Whenever I join this debate, there are two things that pop into my head:
1. The Human Body exhibit I saw in Tokyo where I saw real human fetuses at different stages of life and
2. The movie "The Handmaid's Tale".

I am 100% pro-choice. I was actually in a situation recently where I thought I was pregnant and I was unable to get Plan B. I was ready to abort, but it ended up only being a scare. Looking back, had I been pregnant, I would want to abort within the first 3 weeks, after that, I would have gone to have the baby.

Politically, I am pro-choice because I feel that handling sudden or unwanted pregnancies should not be a one-size-fits-all deal. The option should always be there for a woman to decide the best way for her to handle a pregancy.

Not everyone is a Christian and not everyone believes in religion, so when legislation is made about abortion, I think its generally best to leave religion out of it. While I understand and respect the OPINION that abortion may be wrong, I don't think a woman should endure an unwanted pregnancy (her reasons for the prenancy not being wanted is really not any of my business) if there are medically safe ways for her to terminate it.
post #97 of 104
Very well said.
post #98 of 104
Well said, Miyas mom! P.S. Have you read the book? Excellant and scary.

I feel that the choice to be pro-life is based on morals or sentiments that not everyone shares. In cases where religion dictates one thing but it is not an overwhelming social moral (such as killing people is usually wrong- all societies have that), it's better not to legislate. Personal choice and freedom of religion are very important to me. Plus I really don't feel comfortable with the government telling me what to do with my body.

It was bad enough when my Mom's health care wouldn't pay for my medically-necessary birth control pills because they won't pay for anything remotely related to sex except giving birth or Viagra (grr Walmart!). My docter was furious. I can't imagine being told I can't have an abortion, especially considering that my husband has a debilitating genetic disease that we'd both rather not pass on.
post #99 of 104
I think that being pro-choice is being pro life because what is more compassionate and respectful of people than letting people have the right to make such personal and life changing decision without government interference?
post #100 of 104
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I think that being pro-choice is being pro life because what is more compassionate and respectful of people than letting people have the rght to make such personal and life changing decisions without government interference?
That's an excellent point.
post #101 of 104
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That's an excellent point.
It's also a freedom of religion issue because in the Jewish faith if a decision is to be made between the life of an unborn child and the life of the mother, the mother's life is always the right ethical choice. Our country was founded on freedom of religion, and that's one of the reasons we have thrived. Dubya and his buddies ought to read the constitution.
post #102 of 104
I posted this way back when this thread started, but I feel that I need to say it again. Making abortion illegal creates a new far worse issue. Rich women will still have access by being able to cross the border to obtain one, and poor women are forced into back alley abortions. To me, abortion isn't about religion it's all about the haves and have nots.
post #103 of 104
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I posted this way back when this thread started, but I feel that I need to say it again. Making abortion illegal creates a new far worse issue. Rich women will still have access by being able to cross the border to obtain one, and poor women are forced into back alley abortions. To me, abortion isn't about religion it's all about the haves and have nots.
I understand what you mean about backallyes, and the resources women will have and will NOT have. There are so fewer abortion clinics left in america which leaves women with out a safe option, and like you I think thats scary. I am prolife but I am also a human, I empathize and want safe health care clinics. I'm torn because I want young women to be safe, but since i am pro life I do not believe abortion is the way. Its a moral deliema that goes on for many.
post #104 of 104
Hi Naturestee,

I am a sci-fi and horror fan--especially when it comes to stories based on social commentary. I have seen the movie several times, but I wanted to read the book--I am counting on it being better than the movie.

I guess I get really nervous when anyone who has power let their opinions and beliefs get in the way of facts and starts making all sorts of laws without looking at the whole picture.
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