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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Registered: 01-11-2008
Tue, 01-15-2008 - 8:33am
I am sorry for your loss.

 "Pascal's Wager," which states that believing in God costs you nothing if you're wrong, and wins you everything if you're right.

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Registered: 01-11-2008
Tue, 01-15-2008 - 8:42am

FYI, my youngest son, adopted from the State, his birth mother said quite clearly one day while cracked out, to her other child's grandmother - "I wish I'd had an abortion with him".

 "Pascal's Wager," which states that believing in God costs you nothing if you're wrong, and wins you everything if you're right.

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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 9:00am

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Registered: 01-11-2008
Tue, 01-15-2008 - 9:35am

Saying that one NEVER wanted to be mother and saying you wish you had aborted (insert name) are two different things.

 "Pascal's Wager," which states that believing in God costs you nothing if you're wrong, and wins you everything if you're right.

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Registered: 01-11-2008
Tue, 01-15-2008 - 10:03am
What I don't get, is that NO ONE (not shouting just emphasising) forced a woman to get pregnant.

 "Pascal's Wager," which states that believing in God costs you nothing if you're wrong, and wins you everything if you're right.

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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 10:54am

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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 11:00am

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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 11:17am

<< Sex, in it's way, is implied consent for life to be created ->>

And that is the crux of the disagreement. Many PCers including myself fully reject the notion that sex implies consent to give birth. It may imply willingness to risk pregnancy but without giving up the right to choose to terminate. We choose to keep the full plate of options on the table if an unplanned pregnancy occurs.
For myself, I've been very responsible my whole life, but despite sterilization still risk pregnancy each time I have sex. I'd never become celibate over that risk, bu I accept the risk with full intentions of aborting if that sterilization fails.


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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-11-2008
Tue, 01-15-2008 - 11:58am

I am not trying to shove you into a box.

 "Pascal's Wager," which states that believing in God costs you nothing if you're wrong, and wins you everything if you're right.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 01-15-2008 - 12:00pm

>Most PL's I know are women!

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