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|Mon, 06-09-2003 - 4:20am|
Ok, I went to school with a girl who I'll call "Dee" (one year younger than me) who had 7 abortions before her 17th birthday. I'm not sure how many of those had her parents' blessing or that of the fathers, but I often wonder how it has affected her adult relationships (physically & emotionally) and whether she has been even able to give birth since then (10 years later). I do understand the *need* to feel like you own your body and what happens to it, but what about these girls who are out there giving away their bodies to whatever guy will take them up on the offer and, instead of taking responsibility for their actions, throw away a "future" life (or in "Dee"s case 7)?
So my question is... do PCers think the situation with "Dee" above is acceptable? Why or why not? Where do we draw the line when it comes to "Choice"? Should teens (or grown women for that matter) be able to have abortion after abortion to no end just b/c it's *their* bodies? How many abortions are too many? When should they take into consideration the physical & psychological toll it takes on a body and say enough is enough?
Oh, and to the individual who likened an unborn baby to a cow? Does your child moo? I hardly see the comparison when we eat meat for sustenance and women who abort generally (with the exception of medical reasons of course) do it for convenience (ie, a baby, however conception occurred, would "mess up" THEIR lives). Do you eat meat? If not, then don't you think you also fall victim to the very same contradiction you accuse us of? Why is it ok to murder or prevent the life of a human but not ok to eat the meat of another species of animal? Lions hunt & eat other species but I've never heard of them killing their own unless a mental condition (such as rabies) or starvation were factors. If you really want to look at it that way, the only people who are not walking contradictions are PL Vegans. Since when did the spotted owl become more important than a human life however early in its development it may be? Sad, really. For the record, no, I don't agree with hunting animals just for sport, either.
Edited 6/9/2003 6:06:37 AM ET by mommastacie