Pro-choice vs. Pro-life

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Registered: 02-04-2008
Pro-choice vs. Pro-life
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Mon, 02-04-2008 - 2:52pm

One of my best friends is completely prochoice...myself prolife.

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Registered: 01-07-2007
Mon, 02-04-2008 - 3:06pm

"Is this really a valid reason to be so selfish that you are willing to give your own child's life to correct your mistake?"


Yes because my life supercedes that of a z/e/f.

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Registered: 05-11-2005
Mon, 02-04-2008 - 3:13pm

Consent to sex isn't consent to pregnancy. Use of contraception is explicitly stating that there is no consent to pregnancy.

While i do support free and wide availability of contraception i also support women's right not to use contraception if she so wishes - her body, her choice not mine. Yes there is the body of the fetus but while it is inside the woman's body she takes priority.

As PL are always ready to point out children are supposed to be a "gift", not some sort of punishment for sex. I'd rather children were wanted rather than being born by default just because conception occurred.

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Registered: 01-13-2006
Mon, 02-04-2008 - 3:29pm

"It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are."

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Registered: 05-09-2007
Mon, 02-04-2008 - 3:30pm

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I'd love to know how you know this. I know 3 women who have had abortions. One of them aborted because she couldn't support another child in addition to the one she already had, but had been using the Pill for 7 years at the time of conception. Her boyfriend was using a condom as well. Was that a careless night of unprotected sex? I think it is a PL misconception that most abortions are the result of carelessness, and undertaken with little thought. It's just not true.


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Rape, incest and broken condoms? I didn't realize that broken condoms were in the same league of sexual assault as rape and incest. If you think abortion should permitted in the case of a broken condom, why not if the Pill fails? Is one form of contraceptive failure more deserving of an abortion than another?

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Registered: 04-10-2003
Mon, 02-04-2008 - 3:46pm

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Since no birth control, even sterilization is 100% efficacious , yes. However, with that is the implicit acceptance that I would choose to abort in the event my method of birth control fails.

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And some people meet that responsibility with an abortion. ::shrug:: Maybe it's not your cup o' tea, but that's OK- don't choose to have one.

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Yeah- and one of of the options you may choose is abortion.

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Maybe. Maybe not. All 6 times I chose to become pregnant, I most definitely felt that way. However, had I not been in a stable relationship, been raped, cheated and got pregnant, or become pregnant now after 4 c sections- I would choose to abort very early into the pregnancy.

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So shall I do that 5 or 6 times a week after having sex with my husband? I took birth control for 11 years of my life- abd did so with 100% efficacy. But I'm done with those hormones, had a tubal ligation and accept that if I m one of the 6 in a thousand whose TLs fail and become pregnant, I will be having an abortion. I CERTAINLY will NOT be celibate. - 'Gainst my religion ;-)

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Again- you have the choice to never have one. However, as long as the woman is the one who must assume all of the short and long term risks, burdens and sacrifices inherent in gestation and childbirth or abortion, she is the ONLY person who has the right to make the decision as to which option she agrees to pursue.

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The reasons are irrelevant to each and every womans right to choose the risks that she and she alone will undergo.

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It's nunimy and nuniyur. I might think the same woman to be incredibly selfish and stupid to continue a pregnancy. It's all in the perspective and to be blunt, the only one that matters in a pregnancy is that which belongs to the woman who is pregnant.


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Registered: 06-17-2007
Mon, 02-04-2008 - 3:52pm

"Is this really a valid reason to be so selfish that you are willing to give your own child's life to correct your mistake?"

I guess you fundamentally misunderstand what it means to be pro-choice, then. It does not mean "pro-abortion," despite what some might tell you. I am quite firmly pro-choice, but do not plan to ever have an abortion. I had a couple of pregnancy scares in my adult life before I was prepared to have a child, and both times I intended to carry the pregnancy, should one have resulted.

Here's the kicker- I think that most abortion is wrong and very sad. But just as I have made that decision for myself, I don't think that I have the right to decide that for anyone else.




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Registered: 10-06-2010
Mon, 02-04-2008 - 7:49pm

"but by engaging in sex, aren't you automatically agreeing to accept the chance that you might conceive?

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Registered: 03-08-2007
Mon, 02-04-2008 - 7:56pm

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Registered: 04-15-2006
Mon, 02-04-2008 - 8:09pm

"Stop stop! I'm on Depo and going through a rocky period in my marriage and a possible divorce! No pregnancy horror stories!"

Time to double up girl ;)

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Registered: 04-10-2003
Mon, 02-04-2008 - 8:59pm
(((hugs)) I hope life gets easier for ya hon. Those rocky times can really suck.

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