What about emotional repercussions?

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What about emotional repercussions?
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Sun, 01-13-2008 - 2:29pm

I haven't really read many of the threads on this board because they're so long so this topic may have already been discussed in length but...


What about the psychological effects that abortion has on the mother? I've known both rape victims and people who have just terminated their pregnancy for other reasons...and have experienced the deep regret and sorrow that these women experience as a result of abortion. Another eyeopener was reading testimonies of women on an HG (hypermesis: extreme m/s) board who had abortions to relieve their symptoms. Many of these mothers were devestated by the loss of their child. Granted this is a group of women who have wanted pregnancies but in a way this kind of applies to women who terminate wanted pregnancies because of mostly the POSSIBILITY of a birth defect (testing is definitely not a 100% sure thing). I just always find it funny that PLers are often accused of not thinking about the woman...when really I think abortion has the potential to be worse than death for the mother.

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Mon, 01-14-2008 - 11:06am

I am PMSing so bad right now that made me cry. DH is right I have lost my mind.

Thank you though and the feeling is mutual.









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Mon, 01-14-2008 - 4:59pm

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Registered: 03-08-2007
Mon, 01-14-2008 - 5:33pm

"Neither I, nor the government, have the right to legislate another woman's body. I believe abortion should remain legal, no matter my personal feeling about it. "


The government does not want to control a WOMAN'S body.

Ella Grayce

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Mon, 01-14-2008 - 5:38pm

< But your WANT does not come before the fetus's RIGHT. So the response "Oh I WANT to finish school" is not a valid reason for an abortion. >

But the fetus has no rights legally, and yes wanting to finish school IS a valid reason for an abortion, if it wasn't then there wouldn't be abortion on demand.

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Registered: 03-08-2007
Mon, 01-14-2008 - 5:41pm

"But the fetus has no rights legally, and yes wanting to finish school IS a valid reason for an abortion, if it wasn't then there wouldn't be abortion on demand."


I didn't mean legally....because yes legally a woman can abort because it's Tuesday or the abortion clinic had a pretty ad in the phone book.

Ella Grayce

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Mon, 01-14-2008 - 5:45pm
Fair enough, i just prefer to discuss it in terms of legality because morality is such a subjective concept.
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Registered: 05-17-2004
Mon, 01-14-2008 - 6:26pm

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If abortion becomes illegal then the government will control a woman's body.

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I personally agree with the above, but who gets to decide what is a valid reason?

BTW, you have the cutest baby I have ever seen!! :)

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Registered: 04-10-2003
Mon, 01-14-2008 - 6:37pm

<< The PL agenda is about protecting the fetus's body...totally different from the woman.>>

If the fetus were totally different from the woman, we wouldn't be having this debate. In order to afford "protective" rights to the embryo or fetus, you must subrogate a woman's right to administer her own healthcare and choose which very real short or long term risks she is going to have to live with.

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Actually, no. Something as invasive and with as much potential to impact my health and life for a whole lifetime will ALWAYS be about ME and MY body. There is no fetus born from me, but by my own consent and will.

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As well it should. Two entities cannot have equal rights over one body. The right to choose ultimately lies with the possessor of the body- the one who has owned it since birth and will have to live with it until it dies: the woman.

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For you. But I assure you, it is perfectly valid and ultimately wiser for many women who find themselves pregnant before earning a college degree with which they can actually RAISE the child without shifting some or all of the burden upon society.


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 01-14-2008 - 9:00pm

>The PL agenda is about protecting the fetus's body...totally different from the woman.

Sandy
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Mon, 01-14-2008 - 9:30pm

"So the response "Oh I WANT to finish school" is not a valid reason for an abortion. "

In your eyes it might now be but in my eyes it is a valid reason. There is no way I would give my schooling to carry/have a child I did not want.

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