Forgive me if it's been posted before, but are there any on here that anyone disagrees with?
Yep! And I'm in that 1/3. So maybe that's why I'm PC* because I'm defective ;-) LOL
DISCLAIMER: I am being facetious!
LOL! Maybe we're both too honest for our own good ;oD
Did you experience the same thing wtih all your kids?
Nope. I am 24 weeks pregnant and I call the fetus a parasite, because well, technically that's what he is. He's using my body to sustain his life and grow/develop/etc. My using this term in no way changes the fact that my DH and I love him and want him and are so excited to meet him. It's simply a factual term.
First off I want to say "Welcome to the Debate!"
There are never easy answers when it comes to this. Until there is a way to transfer an embryo to another womb without harm to anyone, there is either forced childbirth or ending a pregnancy before a child is born.
I believe that childbearing is too important to mandate. Like parenting, it is too important a responsibility to reduce it to an obligation. We would never force parenthood on someone that was unwilling - we all understand the harm that can come from that.
Anyone that respects and reveres love and marriage would never force anyone to marry against their will. Even if a family that might have been never comes into existence.
We need to understand that about the enormous, life altering passage that is childbearing. It is best that a woman say "no" or "later" to childbearing if she is not ready for it. And only she can truly judge if she is.
I understand. How old is YDS? He's number 3?
In my friend's family, the mother and YDD were inseparable, while the ODD was always with the father. YDD and father didn't really get on, and ODD and mother had epic rows.
It's just one of those things.
Hi, englishrose -
I don't mean to denigrate your POV, but you are a man. You have never experienced pregnancy and labour. On what basis can you tell women what they ought to do or not do with their own internal organs?
With all due respect, my suggestion is that we focus on the issues at hand, and not the arguers, which is a distraction. The arguments do not come with genitalia attached, and could easily be made (and have been made) by women who share my point of view.
A deeper point that goes to the heart of your question can be illustrated by the following: Suppose that a plantation owner in the antebellum South protested against your desire to free the slaves, saying, "You are not a plantation owner. You don't know what it is to manage a large property, or raise crops, or support your family in that way. On what basis can you tell us what we ought to do with our property?"
What would be your response, englishrose?