Make an informed choice

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Registered: 02-14-2005
Make an informed choice
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Sun, 01-24-2010 - 12:20am

Being pro-choice doesn't mean actively trying to avoid the truth about abortion.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-14-2003
Thu, 01-28-2010 - 7:29am

Preaching.To.The.Choir.


iVillage Member
Registered: 06-24-2009
Tue, 01-26-2010 - 8:57am

I'm curious, why do you think that women are not informed? Your link indicates that you believe (a) women here are thinking about abortion or will. (b) that they will need to read the link you sent to be informed.

Any medical procedure that involves any risk requires that a physician (or the practitioner performing it) inform the patients of the medically recognized risks and outcomes.

The link you sent is clearly not meant to "inform" it's meant to intimidate, shock and manipulate - and you should have put a warning that there were graphic photos.

To intimate that website provide anything resembling what they would get from a responsible medical professional is wrong.

I hope that you understand this. I think that you do, but I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt.

Women should not be lied to or manipulated. I'm very disappointed if you think that this website does anything other than that.




Edited 1/26/2010 9:00 am ET by mom_carmina
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Registered: 12-16-2009
Mon, 01-25-2010 - 8:40pm

I already know "what really happens".

I'd be happy to consider discussing your OP with you further after you've answered my questions from back in October:

http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-psabortdeb/?msg=4976.21 .

Kate

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Registered: 02-28-2008
Mon, 01-25-2010 - 4:57pm

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I agree 100%

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On this I agree 100% but you do realize that if a woman is set on getting an abortion that NOTHING will stop her I know because I have been in this position and I made an informed choice,but let us balance information with support and not use graphic images and horror stories to influence people's choices.

<< Only by being informed can you make a responsible choice.>>

Amen.

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Registered: 06-17-2007
Sun, 01-24-2010 - 5:31pm

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Obviously. But your post implies that PC people are naive or ignorant. For the most part, they are not.

I am not an advocate of abortion for most reasons, and yet I am fully pro-choice, meaning that I do not support any legislation barring access to abortion services at any stage of gestation. That is because I am not arrogant enough to think I have the right to make medical decisions for someone I do not know. I cannot decide that a woman should let her born children starve to take time off work to go through childbirth. I cannot decide that a 13-year-old who has an otherwise healthy pregnancy should be forced to continue it for my sake, despite the risks to her health. I cannot decide that a woman who has gone through several dangerous pregnancies before should risk death to complete another.

Simply put, it is not my choice. It is not my choice. It is not my choice. They have free will to decide what to do with their lives, as do I. I guard the right to make my own medical decisions instead of having strangers make them for me, and I am fearful of anyone who thinks lightly of such rights.




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Registered: 06-04-2004
Sun, 01-24-2010 - 11:35am

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Of course it doesn't. I wouldn't dream of "actively" being so ignorant and naive about such an important issue. I'd like to think the pro-life camp holds itself to such a standard, as well.

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I know exactly what happens "in an abortion". I'd still consider having one if my circumstances warranted it. Your point?

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Absolutely. I take every opportunity to inform myself, and my choices are always made responsibly. I'm a grown woman who has choices in life. I like it that way.

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Registered: 08-27-2007
Sun, 01-24-2010 - 10:05am

you have the responsibility to find out what you can about what really happens in an abortion


I have a responsibility to decide what is right for myself..not for everyone else. That isnt my responsibility. I find women are more then intelligant enough to make choices for thier own health and well being.



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Registered: 04-10-2003
Sun, 01-24-2010 - 1:11am

MMBeing pro-choice doesn't mean actively trying to avoid the truth about abortion. If you believe that abortion is the right thing for women to do or if you believe that babies are not hurt by abortion, you have the responsibility to find out what you can about what really happens in an abortion. >>

K- but I knew EXACTLY what a D&E does when we decided we'd be having one for fetal anomaly back in 2000. Your point?

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Registered: 04-20-2009
Sun, 01-24-2010 - 12:52am

Being pro-choice doesn't mean actively trying to avoid the truth about abortion.


That's probably the one thing you and I would both agree on. Being pro-choice means allowing a woman to make decisions regarding her own body.


If you believe that abortion is the right thing for women to do


Again, being pro-choice means that each woman is capable of making her own decisions. So what does it matter if I believe that abortion is the right thing to do? Unless I'm making the decision for myself, my opinion (and yours) mean nothing.


or if you believe that babies are not hurt by abortion,


Honestly? Everyone knows that an embryo or a fetus is killed during an abortion. But are they hurt in the process? The overwhelming majority of them are not, as science has shown that a fetus isn't capable of feeling pain until well into the pregnancy.


Only by being informed can you make a responsible choice.

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