a question for pro choicers..

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Registered: 07-03-2007
a question for pro choicers..
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Sun, 07-20-2008 - 12:43am

just trying to get an idea what it means by being pro choice.


Do you have a limit to the age of gestation at which point you say abortion is right/not right? or is it right at any time during gestation 0-42 weeks?


Lets say a woman was carrying a baby, at 38 weeks, she got divorced, faced serious domestic issues, unable to support baby etc, or similar circumstances. Or just had been struggling with the idea of abortion for a long time, and at 38 weeks or so, finally decided she didnt want to to give birth to the baby, so is it okay to abort at that time, considering she found a clinic who was willing to terminate the pregnancy that far along. It still is medically possible to abort, though risks are high.


How about if she is 32 weeks?


What do you all prochoicers say?

mel2010

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Registered: 03-20-2005
Thu, 08-28-2008 - 11:52am

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Registered: 04-19-2006
Thu, 08-28-2008 - 7:42am

>>And then why not try to save the baby too? Babies have survived weighing only 1 lb!<<

Because a one lb baby is at risk for so much. There is a reason many parents of micro preemies who were wanted and planned babies still turn down medical intervention. Someone who wanted to abort is not going to be ready to pay the physical, mental, emotional, and financial price a micro preemie demands.

On to teh think about DS, some (many?) are functional members of society and some are mentally preschoolers their whole lives and we can't tell which is which in utero


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Registered: 06-23-2008
Tue, 08-26-2008 - 2:49pm

I am a pro-choicer, but I have softened my point of view on it.

MONTANA MOM !

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Registered: 08-18-2008
Tue, 08-26-2008 - 12:59pm

My experience was sort of like yours....When I was 19 I had my first real 'boyfriend' sophomore year in college.

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Registered: 01-13-2008
Tue, 08-19-2008 - 4:08pm

Thanks Lianne


It hasnt been easy but im doing well & i am getting there!

Aoife xx
Aoife xx
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Registered: 08-31-2004
Mon, 08-18-2008 - 6:32am

Ah, you came here to have it done. That explains it.


I'm very sorry that your parents forced you to go through that. I am completely opposed to forced abortion OR forced gestation - that's why I'm pro-choice.


My sympathies and best wishes for your continued healing.


baby siggy
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Registered: 01-13-2008
Mon, 08-18-2008 - 5:51am

HI Lianne


In Ireland although is is illegal, it is still very easy to have it arranged, although illegal to perform the op its not illegal for information & anyone here can avail of it & have it arranged via UK usually in less than a week, girls travel every day to UK for abortions which are arranged in clinics here in Ireland...........i was forced by my parents, i was 17, called every name under the sun by them & told that if i followed my wish by persuing with the pregnancy i would be homeless as they would disown me & believe me my parents would! (needless to say ive nothing to do with them now cos of endless stuff with them since i was a little girl) - i didnt have support of the father, who was my boyfriend at the time, he opted out of everything.......so basically with no home & no support, i wasnt allowed to tell my friends or my siblings as again my parents forbid it, my mother arranged everything, brought me over, went thro the op (hated it), returned home & was told never to discuss it again!


10 yrs after it when i was 27 my mother said to me that she was sorry if i felt that she made me do it!!!!

Aoife xx
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Registered: 08-31-2004
Mon, 08-18-2008 - 4:05am

How is it possible that you were forced into an abortion in Ireland? It's illegal there.


Could you explain?


baby siggy
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Registered: 08-15-2008
Sun, 08-17-2008 - 11:15am

I am pro-choice and I believe abortion is a decision between a woman and her doctor.

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Registered: 09-21-2003
Sun, 08-10-2008 - 8:49pm

YES!!! I agree 100%!!!

Amy Blake    CPST         

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