educate yourself

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Registered: 01-15-2007
educate yourself
Sat, 09-22-2007 - 5:51pm

here are some websites you can go to, to educate yourself on abortion. You cant be for or against somthing until you know all the facts

The link below contains graphic pictures of aborted babies. I reccomend looking at it if you think that abortion only removes a blob of tissue

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Registered: 03-07-2007
Sat, 09-22-2007 - 7:12pm

Actually, I would never recommend any of those sources for self-education.


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Registered: 06-03-2007
Sun, 09-23-2007 - 9:26am

I'll have to second TOC's comment. An organization based around the mandate of ending abortion is probably not the least biased place to educate oneself about abortion indications, procedures, or sequelae. Mommylemke, have you broadened your own horizens to include all fact sources?

If a person wasn't interested in reading the dry facts (which can be less titillating than the nrlc website), they could read back on this very website for some real-life experiences.

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Registered: 10-06-2010
Sun, 09-23-2007 - 9:51am
Well, now I am "educated" and I will still have an abortion if I got pregnant.
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Registered: 07-13-2007
Sun, 09-23-2007 - 11:10am


just wanted to say hi. i'm pro-life all the way. and educated-- i maybe don't know all of the facts, but i've never encountered one that made me lean away from being pro-life

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Registered: 01-15-2007
Sun, 09-23-2007 - 11:27am
Its so nice to finally hear from someone who is pro-life. Thank you for responding
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Registered: 03-18-2004
Sun, 09-23-2007 - 1:16pm
I only went to the first link only but it seems to me like it is more interested in fetal development than abortion. A person who wants to educate themselves about abortion should be looking at what procedures are used how often each procedure is used, WHY certain procedures are chosen over others, long term affects on maternal health, and how clean (as in quick and painless)for teh fetus each option is. A site teaching about abortion should also have information regarding the most common reasons abortions are preformed. When you know all that THEN you are educated about abortion and able to make an informed decision

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sun, 09-23-2007 - 1:19pm

How about hearing from someone who changed her views from pro-life to pro-choice?

I believed that abortion was almost always wrong until I was about 25. At that point, I had a strange test result and my doctor wished to perform a biopsy on my breast to ensure that I didn't have breast cancer. She didn't think it was cancer, but wanted to make sure nonetheless. And there was no other way to check it without surgery.

At the same time, I stopped having a period. As I waited for the pregnancy test result, I knew in my head that rather than wait 9 months to have this surgery, I would abort so that IF I had cancer we could catch it before my life was truly in danger. Fortunately, the test showed I wasn't pregnant (just probably stressed out) and later the biopsy showed I didn't have breast cancer.

If I had been pregnant, would you have maintained that I should be bound by law to carry that pregnancy to term, even though I could have had breast cancer?

You CANNOT walk a mile in another's shoes. Laws should not be based on BELIEFS but rather facts, and the facts are that before a certain point, no fetus can survive outside the womb, and until that point ALL women have the right to determine if the risks of carrying