Very grateful for safe, legal abortion.

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Very grateful for safe, legal abortion.
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Tue, 03-11-2008 - 11:51am
I recently discovered that my daughter had an abortion at 18. She did not confide in me at the time, but was able to obtain the service she needed from a clinic about 60 miles from where we live. She recently confided the information about the abortion

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Tue, 03-11-2008 - 4:37pm

Why do you assume her only choice would have been a back alley abortion?

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Tue, 03-11-2008 - 7:06pm
I guess I'm assuming she would have had the abortion anyway. Continuing the pregnancy was certainly an option to her then, and she chose not to, so I have no reason to think that she would have chosen differently had the abortion not been legal. Of course, I don't know that, and I won't ask her because I don't want to betray my granddaughter's trust. I think my daughter would probably be upset that my granddaughter mentioned it to me, since in the intervening 18 years she has never done so herself.
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Tue, 03-11-2008 - 9:38pm

I agree - there would be no benefit to either your or your daughter in letting her know that you know about her abortion.

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Wed, 03-12-2008 - 2:32pm

"abortion were not legal - many would not even consider it as 'an' option.

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Wed, 03-12-2008 - 2:49pm

I guess as long as there is NO public funding of abortion - it is a private choice - true.

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Wed, 03-12-2008 - 3:12pm

"Yet, it is as medical choice like that of plastic surgery when elective - not like removing a tumor or putting back together a broken body from an auto accident."

I thought we'd already established that an "elective" abortion includes everything but to save the mother's life. So they're not all cosmetic, or for convenience.




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Wed, 03-12-2008 - 3:25pm
Nix elective and replace with medically neccissary, or due to medical reason, or prescribed by a doctor due to a medical reason/condition.

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Wed, 03-12-2008 - 3:48pm

"I guess as long as there is NO public funding of abortion - it is a private choice - true."


Then, I think we should cut all public funding for child birth. After all... If a person CHOOSES to get pregnant and give birth, why should I have to pay for it?


"Yet, it is as medical choice like that of plastic surgery when elective"


You are aware that pregnancy and childbirth are also elective, right?


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Wed, 03-12-2008 - 4:22pm
Without the legality of abortion - gestation and birth are matters of fact and progression from an orginal choice and action - not an elective choice to continue.

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Thu, 03-13-2008 - 12:05am

Ah, but they do have the choice to get pregnant or not get pregnant, right? Obviously I mean in general. I believe you've said this before.

Should I ever move back to Utah (DH is pushing for it b/c his dad is not in good health), I certainly would not want to have to pay extra taxes so that Joe Smith can have 12 more kids with his new wife because the old one died in childbirth. This seems like it would be a rare occurrence but it really is more common than it should be. Seems unfair that I should have to pay for his randiness, does it not?




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