Would you have an abortion?

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Registered: 10-28-2005
Would you have an abortion?
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Mon, 02-14-2011 - 8:02am

If you think that 'no, you'd never have an abortion' is there any situation where you might change your mind? Under what circumstance would you or wouldn't you have an abortion?


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Registered: 01-07-2005
Mon, 02-14-2011 - 6:19pm
I would not have an abortion for any reason including my own health. I cannot imagine a situation where I would chose too although rape/incest would be hard to say at this point because thank God I have never been in those situations. I am also not 12 and ever was the victim of rape/incest so I cannot speak to that which is why I understand why it is necessary in some cases and cannot chose for another. However, at this point the answer would be no for me under any reasonable situation.






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Registered: 03-18-2004
Mon, 02-14-2011 - 9:45pm
I would (and did) have an abortion to save my own life. I would also consider abortion for sever fetal defects.
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Registered: 05-02-2006
Tue, 02-15-2011 - 2:33pm

At this point in my life, I would not get an abortion just because I got pregnant when I wasn't planning to.

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Registered: 08-24-2006
Thu, 02-17-2011 - 7:04pm
If I were to get pregnant at any point I would have an abortion regardless of the circumstances. I do not want any more children and I can't carry a pregnancy while taking my medication. it's not an option.
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Registered: 11-29-2005
Mon, 02-21-2011 - 5:54pm
adamsmumma wrote:

At this point in my life, I would not get an abortion just because I got pregnant when I wasn't planning to.

 


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Registered: 04-22-2005
Mon, 02-28-2011 - 8:24am

It's hard to say.





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Registered: 06-22-2010
Sun, 03-06-2011 - 7:57pm

I guess I'm somewhat biased because after my DD I got very sick, there was never a chance that Mom or Baby would have a prayer of survival again. I am Pro-Choice though. I would never be "one of those" that uses this procedure as their birth control. That kinds of makes me sick. So I have to use 2 forms of effective birth control. I have Mirena & a box of condoms. Sure accidents (if you are using proper BC) happen. They happen to people like my 17-year-old mother. Even though she's devoutly Catholic, my Grandmother thought that was the best option & I'm so glad she has a place to go in 1972. & I agree with my brother's GF's decision last year. I am glad she had a safe place to go for help. She was also 17 at the time. How scary must THAT be? So, if something sneaks by I must & will have the DNC procedure. As for everyone else America should be Pro-Choice IMHO. They take your right to tell you what to do with your body? What's next?? For those that are against abortion thank God you live in a country that you can say "No thank you."

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Registered: 01-22-2006
Thu, 04-07-2011 - 11:50am

At this point in my life, yes I could see where I would have one. I have two daughters and if my life were in danger, yes I would have an abortion.

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Registered: 07-18-2006
Fri, 04-22-2011 - 1:25pm

The short answer is yes, I would, if the circumstances merited it.

The longer answer is that I feel VERY lucky never to have been in the position of having an unwanted/unplanned pregnancy. It would be easy NOW to say that I would *never* abort - (being 38 years old, with 2 kids and my tubes tied!) But the truth is...if, for some unforseen I somehow DID manage to get pregnant despite my tubal....yes, I think I can say without question that at this point in my life, I would likely abort.

I can't for sure say about my past, though. I don't like to believe I would have, but as I said...I feel very lucky!

Angie

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Registered: 08-24-2006
Wed, 06-22-2011 - 6:03pm
Yes I would, under any circumstances. I have to take medication for the rest of my life that is not safe for a developing fetus. I am not willing to risk my life by stopping it or trying a different one that may or may not work. I don't want any more children at all anyway. I did have my tubes tied, but in hindsight I wish I hadn't. I was not a good candidate and the recovery was very difficult. An abortion carries far less risk, and I may have never needed one anyway. I think that it's too much to expect that of a woman who doesn't want more kids or can't gestate a pregnancy safely.

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