It makes me sad....

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Registered: 06-04-2008
It makes me sad....
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Mon, 06-09-2008 - 2:43pm

I've been going through here reading some posts from different discussions. I have to say it makes me incredibly sad to know there are so many women out there unwilling to realize what abortion means in the eyes of God. Please tell me someone understands this.... I believe it is wrong because the bottom line is, God made that child. You "contribute"(i'm sure i'll get bashing for my choice of words) but ultimately God makes the decision if you get the priviledge to carry a child.


Wouldn't you be embarressed and ashamed to stand before Him knowing that you approved of the killing of an INNOCENT unborn child? What would you say when He asked you why? Why would you take away such a wonderful creation He made?


Someone please tell me you get this!?

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Registered: 05-06-2007
Mon, 06-09-2008 - 3:21pm

Where to start...

Not everyone believes in the same god. All you need to do is be vaguely aware of the multitude of different religions out there to understand this. Therefore, not everyone is fearful of their god or thinks that z/e/f are a creation of a greater being. There are many people who believe it is simply the product of a biological process.

Personally, I believe in God. I faced an unplanned pregnancy, due to BC failure, at 19 years old. I gave birth to my DD and now have a 5 1/2 year old. I also got pregnant at 22, once again due to BC failure, however this time it was failure with condoms, not the Pill. The second pregnancy I terminated due to very unfortunate circumstances. I prayed very, verymuch about this decision and have not once regretted my choice. I firmly believe when I meet God, He will not be harsh and full of vengeance for my choices, but instead will say something to the effect of "Well done, child. You did the best you could with what I gave you."

And then you also have to take into account, those who simply do not believe in any god. Remember, just because you believe something does not make it so. It only makes it right for YOU.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 06-09-2008 - 4:21pm
Since I don't think there is a being who runs the universe and all there is in it, there is no one to worry about being ashamed in front of. I will molder with the worms when I die, or at least as much as the laws permit.

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Sandy
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Registered: 11-29-2005
Mon, 06-09-2008 - 6:10pm

I "get it" in that I understand your belief and your stance.


I don't, however, agree with you.


I do believe in God, but I don't believe that women who have had abortions are going to be punished or otherwise suffer in the afterlife for having to make a very difficult decision in a very difficult situation.

 


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Registered: 10-17-2006
Mon, 06-09-2008 - 6:43pm

Hi, and welcome to the board :)

 

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Registered: 10-06-2010
Tue, 06-10-2008 - 9:43am
I don't believe in your God or higher power. I also believe if there was a higher power and I had an abortion he would understand that I did want was best for me and my husband here on earth. Any higher power that would "turn away" someone who did what they felt was best would not be the all loving God everyone talks about.
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Registered: 02-15-2005
Tue, 06-10-2008 - 9:57am

I'm a Christian.


I don't believe God takes a specific hand in any of our biological processes. I do believe souls choose to manifest in a particular body for a particular experience. So a soul chooses to go to a woman knowing it will be aborted, for that lesson - whatever it may be. And chooses to go into a wonderful loving home, or a horrible abusive home, for those lessons - whatever they may be.


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So then does He also make the decision to cause the miscarriages of very wanted pregnancies?


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I'm not sure "approve" is the right word. I believe that women, as autonomous beings, are the sole arbiter of their medical requirements - and that includes reproductive decisions. I don't necessarily approve of any particular reason a woman aborts - but I do support her right to the choice. And God is all about choice and free will, so I don't see a conflict.


I "get" your POV - I just don't happen to agree with it.


Live your life in such a way that when your feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders & says...


"Oh crap...she's awake!!"


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Wed, 06-11-2008 - 10:24am

I'm going to steal something Colleen said

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Registered: 05-26-2006
Wed, 06-11-2008 - 5:49pm

Your God has no influence on my life choices though. I am secular humanist..who believes "judgment" for our actions comes in this life time. The only person I have to stand before for my own actions is myself...and maybe a jurry of my peers if I ever do something illegal.(which abortion is not). I do not base my views of abortion off of god...and anyone who claims to speak for god or know exactly what he wants or feels...isin't someone I would take too seriously in debate. If a god does exist...no one can claim to know his thoughts...especially on abortion...which is never even mentioned in the bible.

You might believe that god causes pregnancy...but such a thing is not fact...and in fact is false. We know as fact that what causes pregnancy is a biological process, reproduction, fertilization, implantation, gestation. Women don't just "contribute" they are the SOLE source of life for that fetus after fertilization...they provide everything and do ALL the work. If someone else created the embryo...someone other the the woman whose body and egg it was formed from (and the man whose sperm fertilized it) why is it in HER body and not that persons?

Religion doesn't belong in political matters...to say abortion should be illegal because "god thinks it wrong" would be to violate my constitutional rights and our laws about seperation of church and state.

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Sat, 06-14-2008 - 3:29pm

If I believed in an afterlife, I would not hesititate to list my reasons and feel no shame.


I have many reasons why I wanted to abort my 3rd child but it just didn't feel like the thing to do. Something told me not to.


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Registered: 11-11-2007
Sat, 06-21-2008 - 4:21pm

I definitely see your point. I am a Christian and I believe an embryo/fetus/child are all creations of God. However, I do see where not everyone believes in

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