A Question for the Pro-Choicers

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A Question for the Pro-Choicers
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Mon, 09-22-2008 - 12:35pm

After lurking on these debates for a while, I've come to the conclusion that there would be little I could say or do to change anyone's mind, however I AM interested to know some more information of Pro-Choicers reasons for their beliefs.

So, after reading a lot of the posts, I've noticed that there have been a lot of pro-choicers who bring up the issue of women's health, and the subsequent termination of the pregnancy (i.e., baby is potentially putting mamma's health at risk by her carrying it to full term).

My issue is not with this. I am a pro-lifer, and were I to conceive an ectopic pregnancy, I would sadly have to abort it because there is very little chance the baby would survive, and I most likely not survive as well. This view is supported by my religion, so these are not the circumstances I am talking about.

We all know that there a lot of abortions happening all the time. I'm not gonna pretend I know the numbers, but I'm gonna throw the idea out there that a lot of these abortions happen to viable pregnancies because of other concerns of the mother (assuming that the risks of carrying the fetus to term would be no more than an average pregnancy for an average woman).

So my question is this: If people are speaking of the woman in question, who decides to abort her average pregnancy for whatever reason (there are multitudes of reasons she might, I'm not even gonna try to throw in some examples) and saying that "it is her right, after all, her health could be endangered", what about all the risks of abortion itself?

Here is a link I found, that lists quite a few possible complications from abortion:
http://www.deveber.org/text/whealth.html
I'm sure there is more out there, I just thought that this could be a place to start.

The complications preceding from an aborted fetus COULD far outweigh the risks of carrying the child full term. In fact, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that a lot of the complications women have with their pregnancies could be avoided if they'd never had an abortion to begin with! (Incompetent cervix, pre-term birth, higher risks of ectopic pregnancies, to name just a few). This is of course an assumption on my part. Of course there will be always risks in pregnancy, but I almost wonder if women really are aware of all the risks when they do have one?

depression, possible suicide, infertility, cerebral palsy in your future children, cervical cancers, actual death... wow, these factors may be the woman's individual right to choose, but it is a strain on our health care system nonetheless. When your current and future children are at risk as well, abortion goes far beyond simply impacting the woman's health. It affects her partner, kids, and her country. So yes, she has a choice, but should it be so easy and socially acceptable given all the risks? People have been having babies in far greater numbers to abortions in the past societies leading up to this one, and it's gotten us to where we are today. Do we have an issue here or don't we?

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Registered: 01-13-2006
Tue, 09-23-2008 - 12:49pm
As an aside:

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

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Registered: 01-15-2008
Tue, 09-23-2008 - 1:25pm

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Lori,

I can't take hormones either. I have the copper IUD(Paraguard), no hormones. Thoughts?

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Tue, 09-23-2008 - 2:43pm
I couldn't agree more! Well said!

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Registered: 09-15-2008
Tue, 09-23-2008 - 3:10pm

""I can't take hormones either. I have the copper IUD(Paraguard), no hormones. Thoughts?""


To be honest, the IUD's skeeve me out, even if they don't have hormones in them.

** Lori **

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Registered: 10-14-2003
Tue, 09-23-2008 - 3:46pm

Thanks for the info on the IUDs and the tubals.

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Registered: 01-15-2008
Tue, 09-23-2008 - 8:36pm

Yeah...

So far I've had no problems with the IUD *knock on wodd* LOL I haven't hosted AF since the ned of my post-partum bleeding. So honestly I doubt I *need* an IUD because apparently I *am* one of those women that BFing acts like BC for..lol so my IUD is basically "multiple" BC at this point. We'll see how I feel about the IUD once I stop nursing, but I totally agree w/ you on all your points...Hmm...Diaphram? LOL

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Registered: 09-15-2008
Tue, 09-23-2008 - 8:51pm

""Diaphram?""


Allergic to spermicide.

** Lori **

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Registered: 01-15-2008
Tue, 09-23-2008 - 10:21pm

LOL you so are! =P

Hahaha OMG you sound like me ;)

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Wed, 09-24-2008 - 8:19am


Actually, some people do say exactly that. When my friend was raped, someone told her it was her own fault. She had slept with two guys in this particular circle, and that apparently gave her rapist the idea that she was common property.


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Registered: 08-31-2004
Wed, 09-24-2008 - 8:20am

IUDs wig me out too. Not for any logical reason, they're just icky.


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