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Wed, 09-08-2010 - 12:47pm
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Wed, 09-08-2010 - 2:50pm

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Techncially it IS birth control. What we popularly "ca;;" birth cotrol is actually "conception control". Why would she? My guess is that she really deosn't want to b pregnant at all anymore.

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Um, when a man is pregnant, HE gets to decide what occurs inside of his own body. He dos not, however get to make health care choices that directly impact a woman. She, not he, is the one who has inhabited that body since birth, and she, not he, is the one who will live with the inherent short and long term effects of either continued gestation and childbirth or abortion. It is her right to autonomously and privately make her won health care choices without impediment from any outside sources including her partner, her pastor or priest, political groups and her government.

<< I could understand if a woman was raped or if the mothers life was at stake but to choose to terminate because of it being an inconvience is horrible. >>

Then you've got to focus on never choosing that option. I think most plastic surgery is horrible. I also think having children for whom you cannot fully provide is horrible. But I can only make choices about those issues for ME.

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Adoption is a parenting choice, not a gestational choice. Adoption doesn't make her "not pregnant" anymore, which for most who choose abortion, I assume, is the goal.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 09-08-2010 - 6:28pm

> I could understand if a woman was raped or if the mothers life was at stake but to choose to terminate because of it being an inconvience is horrible.<
Inconvenience? A pregnant woman is more likely to be abused by a spouse or partner (or even perhaps a parent). A pregnant woman runs a higher risk of losing her job (even though it is illegal). And there are the additional health care costs, major changes in lifestyle, etc. that come along with pregnancy.

And there is that societal stigma thing, but perhaps you find that to be a "good thing." The fact is a woman's is changed by choosing to carry to term, and often in not very good ways.

There are a few women who do choose to use abortion as their only form of birth control, but the larger number of those women are in countries like Poland that make birth control difficult if not impossible to get.

We should work together to make abortion rare. That is done with better sex education for our children and easier availability of the most effective forms of non-sterilization birth control. Not by creating laws that make it harder to obtain, not by creating laws that keep women from terminating unwanted pregnancies.

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Fri, 09-10-2010 - 5:01pm

In some cases, they may have a low self esteem and don't feel they can ask the man to use a condom. And they are irresponsible with their own bc as well. So they keep getting pregnant. Although it is her own personal choice, I do not feel sorry for such a woman.

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Registered: 06-04-2004
Fri, 09-10-2010 - 6:28pm

I used to feel the way you do. When I was younger, I even belonged to a pro-life organization on my college campus.

Years later, when I became pregnant with my first child, I experienced a severe health condition of pregnancy that put my own life in jeopardy and put my child's health at risk too. I became pregnant for a second time, hoping to avoid those problems again, though they happened anyway, and left me with permanent health problems that I will always have to monitor, and which put me at greatly increased risk of death from heart attack or stroke.

In addition, my induced, late-preterm births were arduous experiences in which both of my babies were at risk, and I will always wonder if my older child's developmental difficulties are a direct result of either his poor gestational conditions, his horrible birth, or a combination of both.

As a result of my own experiences, and of looking beyond myself to other women who have been through similar things, I began to change my views, realizing that the idea of forcing a woman to carry a pregnancy to term, risking health problems and possibly death for herself, as well as the baby, is not appropriate or just. In order to put a baby up for adoption, a woman must continue with an unwanted pregnancy. I can't see where it's right to force her to do that.

Whether she's using abortion as "birth control" or not, IMO she should never feel forced to gestate and birth another human being.

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Registered: 07-10-2010
Thu, 09-23-2010 - 5:55pm

Abortion is a very expensive form of birth control. So I'm really not sure.

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Wed, 09-29-2010 - 11:54am

{{Why would a woman use abortion as a method of birth control? }}



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Registered: 03-13-2012
Wed, 03-14-2012 - 10:21pm

>>Why would a woman use abortion as a method of birth control?<<

Because abortion is a method of birth control? I'm not sure I understand the question. If you're questioning as to why women don't take the necessary precautions prior to getting pregnant, there are a number of explanations: lack of education, lack of access to contraceptives, general irresponsibility, etc. It's also important to remember that, on occasion,

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Registered: 05-28-2011
Sat, 03-17-2012 - 2:20pm

I too hate abortion, but sometimes due to health reasons the mom has no choice.