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Abortion - Reasons For Abortions

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There are probably as many reasons for abortions as there are women who have them. Some pregnancies result from rape or incest, and women who are victims of these assaults often seek abortions. Most women, however, decide to have an abortion because the pregnancy represents a problem in their lives (Bankole et al. 1998, 1999; Alan Guttmacher Institute 1999).

Some women feel emotionally unprepared to enter parenthood and raise a child; they are too young or do not have a reliable partner with whom to raise a child. Many young women in high school or college find themselves pregnant and must choose between continuing the education they need to survive economically and dropping out to have a baby. Young couples who are just starting their lives together and want children might prefer to become financially secure first to provide better care for their future children.

Sometimes people enter into a casual sexual relationship that leads to pregnancy with no prospect of marriage. Even if the sexual relationship is more than casual, abortion is may be sought because a woman decides that the social status of the male is inappropriate. Abortion is reported to be sought by some women because of popular beliefs that forms of modern contraceptives are more dangerous than abortion (Otoide et al. 2001).

Some of the most difficult and painful choices are faced by women who are happily pregnant for the first time late in the reproductive years (thirty-five to forty-five) but discover in late pregnancy (twenty-six or more weeks) that the fetus is so defective it may not live or have a normal life. Even worse is a diagnosis of abnormalities that may or may not result in problems after birth. Some women and couples in this situation choose to have a late abortion (Kolata 1992; Hern et al. 1993).

In some cases, a woman must have an abortion to survive a pregnancy. An example is the diabetic woman who develops a condition in pregnancy called hyperemesis gravidarum (uncontrollable vomiting associated with pregnancy). She becomes malnourished and dehydrated in spite of intravenous therapy and other treatment, threatening heart failure, among other things. Only an abortion will cure this life-threatening condition.

In certain traditional or tribal societies, either the decision to end a pregnancy by abortion or the method of doing so is determined by the group. John Early and John Peters (1990) described a method used by the Yanomami of the Amazon of hitting or jumping on a pregnant woman's abdomen to cause an abortion. A similar method has been described in other tribal societies in Africa and South Asia. Among the Suraya of seventeenth-century Taiwan, a woman under the age of thirty was required to end all pregnancies by abortion by forceful uterine massage (Shepherd 1995).

Studies done in Chile in the 1960s showed that the majority of women who sought abortions at that time were likely to be married, to have the approval of the husband, and were having the abortion for economic reasons (Armijo and Monreal 1965; Requena 1965). This pattern has been observed in many other countries.

In certain Muslim societies, a young couple from feuding families must wait five years or more to have a child, with the result of numerous abortions in order to observe this family rule.


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almost 3 years ago

I read most of the comments, and they seem to come from young mothers expecting. I'd like to mention a few factors that someone in their teens might not have realized.

I am 47 and have 2 daughters, 17 and 25. Today I found out my youngest is pregnant.

She's dropped out of high school, used meth, pot, smokes cigarettes, and drinks. She's always lying and talking back to people that want to help her. Like teachers, potential employers, her counselor, and sometimes even me, her mother.

I would expect her to be immature and blow off things like smoking, partying can hurt the baby. If she delivers a meth baby, or a tiny preemie from smoking, or Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, I know she won't be able to handle it.

She doesn't want to graduate, or go to a trade school because "she's tired of school and wants a few years off"!!! In this economy 17 to 24 year old have 18% unemployment (2X the national average). I ask how she can care for a baby with her attitude, and no job skills. Welfare isn't much, not enough for rent, utilities, furniture, and diapers.

She doesn't have a car and can't drive if she did. Now if this was your mother, would you find life to be strained and chaotic?

It's one of the worst case scenarios. If she thinks adoption, she will likely fall apart when she has to hand over her baby. She's not mentally stable as is. Hell, if she doesn't want to finish high school or learn a trade, why would she want to be struggling with an infant?

She wants to sleep, party, get stoned, and go to raves. Can't really do those things with a baby.

So I am going to tell her I terminated a pregnancy at 17. She'll know that I understand since I have been in her shoes. I won't be some perfect mom that tells her what to do, but I want her to think this out.

I planned a child at 21, and with a husband and family all around. It was very difficult. Both my kids had severe colic, I was depressed, nursing wasn't going well and I resented losing the freedom to just take off and travel. I loved my baby, but it took MORE than love.

So even in the best situation, married, both working, nice place to live. Raising a baby can be extremely difficult, and you never sleep.

I love both my children, never regretted having them (thought never crossed my mind). I want my 17 year old to have some time in the real world. To learn, and play before she settles in to working and family life. She's turning 18 in 4 weeks and legally an adult. What a difficult place she's in.

I hope she terminates the pregnancy, and finishes high school, maybe beauty college, and travels. I'd love to see her have fun, learn who she is, and become cent red and happy. Later when she's able to provide, I hpe she has children (I can dig being a gramma!)

I am worried she will return to cutting, drugs, suicide attempts, and the state will take a baby in those situations. More I can see she's not worked past her childhood abuse, and is at GREAT risk if she becomes a mother. I cry thinking of her hurting her child.

I would say this is a complex case where ending the pregnancy is the lease of 3 difficult choices.

Momma Llama

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over 5 years ago

You can take the month old cluster of tissues and cells out of me and see if you can teach it to function as a human. I guess you can't because the fetus is still dependent in the mother for survival and growth. That's why women should have a choice to opt out of having this "child.". Adoption? Have you seen how flawless our foster system is? Yes that's the perfect place to send unwanted babies. Have them abused and nelected and maybe they can become pregnant when they run away from home 14 years later and go through the cycle again. I'm not saying all foster or adoptive families are dysfunctional, but a majority of unwanted children end up with psychological issues steaming from being unwanted or neglected, etc. But regardless, a healthy child who grows up becoming a good and happy individual usually come from mothers who wanted them and where not forced to have them under pressure from pro-lifers.

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over 3 years ago

Amber- you are an idiot-rape is never justified and not the fault of the victim.

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almost 4 years ago

Octavia - learn to spell.



This is all pathetic. There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to abortion, all of you people who are saying 'if your dumb enough to have sex and get pregnant you should have the baby'.. Honestly shut up. Clearly none of you have been faced with difficult decisions in your life otherwise you wouldn't be coming on here and preaching to these people who are brave enough to share their stories. If you believe that 'God' is against abortions you are probably right but if that is the main reason for your argument maybe you should read the bible again. Killing an innocent human is wrong, but all you idiots have no right to judge someone for doing it, God did not give you that power. If it is not illegal there is probably a good reason. Girls get raped by strangers and family members, how dare any of you say you know what is best for these girls.

I am not saying this because I have ever had an abortion, or I have ever had unprotected sex but if I did and I thought the best decision was having an abortion and anybody told me I was wrong I would laugh in their face, its none of your business.

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over 4 years ago

I am a young woman who was in a relationship with a man who stating that he cared about me and that we were working establishing a relationship. Even after I requested that he use condoms he did not. Well you can guess what happened. I got pregnant. I wasn't expecting him to do back flips, but then I did not expect him to tell me that I needed to think of what was best for the child. Since we had not been dating long, he felt like it was not fair to the baby. In other words, I should get an abortion because our relationship may not work out. We are both over thirty and have stable jobs, our own homes. I thought I would never even consider an abortion, but it is clear he doesn't want me or the baby so now I just don't know what to do. Life is not so cut and dried. I think maybe I should get the abortion so I can hurry up and get this jerk out of my life.

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over 3 years ago

I think abortion is good for a woman. she should be the one making the decision. & she's probably doing it for a good reason...not to be a "killer". actually, a fetus isn't considered a person until it is out of the womb. if you had a daughter & she was raped...would you want her to keep the baby? think about that.

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over 3 years ago

i think that abortion is the worst decision anyone could ever make. you could of just thaught about adoption than abortion. i mean come on that is a crime......at least with adoption the kid gets to LIVE..think about that......

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over 3 years ago

i have a suggestion..maybe if girls would learn to close teir legs they wouldn't be in this situation and learn about protected sex or birth control and you wouldnt have to make terrible choices like murding your own child. Be smart girls! i can understand rape but a mistake you've mad please! YOUR A MURDER!!

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over 3 years ago

I am writing an english report. Abortion is one of the topics I have been listin on the whole paper.



To the mothers who have abortions, or to the ones who force their pregnant minor to have an abortion...stop and think for a second. Is a life more important than what someone will think of you? Is it worth your own life? Is it worth living with the guilt for your entire life, and living with questions like, "I wonder if they'd look like me or what will their name be?" Is it worth the crowds who have been known to kill doctors who perform these high risk surgeries.

Abortion is not worth the time of putting 3 or more lives in danger. It should have an alternative, and it does...Adoption. Choose and open or closed adoption. Something where you know your child will be safe, where it can grow and be a successful human and your reward would be that you gave that important person life. That you did care enough and that you wanted the best for your child.



So you have the alternative....why not choose life instead of death?

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over 3 years ago

to girlygirl21

adoption is not always guranteed for a child. what if the child has birth defects and is put up for adoption? its very unlikely it will get adopted. and if you bring an innocent life into this world and the mother doesnt want it why should the baby have to suffer? the mother might mistreat the baby because she doesnt want it and in the end it is just going to suffer.

women should have the right to choose how they want to live their life.

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almost 4 years ago

I believe every women has the right to choose up until the third trimester. At that point it is a child and if the women did not want the baby she should have handled it in the early stages of the pregnancy. The way the abort the third and even some second trimester babies is horrible. The baby is alive and has the ability to feel everything.

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over 4 years ago

While the majority of abortions are unplanned pregnancies, abortions are the EFFECT not the CAUSE in the equation. Attacking the causes of abortions would be most helpful in decreasing them.

Don’t attack the women who are only products of an environment that doesn’t promote satisfactory mental health.



Donate your time and energy to making

Americans feel good about themselves if you REALLY are about something for the good. PROVE IT and until you do Focus on what you could be doing in you own life to make a difference in the children, our future, who are already here starving!



mind your own business



Pro-lifers aka get a lifers



don't spread any more BS because at the end of the day it's not your body, baby, or life.

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over 4 years ago

Yes, abortion is painful and emotionally difficult, yet what most women feel afterwards is a profound sense of relief, too. I have had an abortion myself and I am neither ashamed nor rueful about my decision. I was 16, had a dominant partner with whom I made some irresponsible choices vis-a-vis protection.

I was brought up religiously, and precisely that factor made it more difficult for me. I felt guilty for about a year, after which I started to study the church. Its attitudes to abortion have changed over the years from condemning it only in women older than 17, and under 40 to 80 days pregnant to outright rejection. The former was not a "sanctity of life" argument either. It was a political decision to create more believers to participate in the crusades.

Hence, the "no sex until you're ready for a baby" is just echoing the priest/pope/minister's views, which are politically loaded. Guilt is a tool to subdue the populus.

Most of the time, sex is had between people who at the very least like each other. Over a lifetime of sex for pleasure it is hard to avoid falling pregnant. Most pregnancies in fact are unexpected and/or unwanted. To pretend that the choice to have the baby ends all your problems is a great lie: children are expensive, and a constant responsibility. To ask people not to have sex is laughable, people are always going to have sex, in as well as out of wedlock, as they always have. Returning abortion to the legal black pages is condemning women to painful backstreet abortions with a high risk of death. If you really care about life, then choose to care about these women. You do not have the right to determine what is just and what is not. Your opinion is just that: your opinion. I'm not even getting into the cells/foetus/baby argument, because I think it's irrelevant. Women have abortions precisely because they do not want or cannot care for a child at that time. They know that they are carrying life, and they are aware of the consequences of their decisions. Women are their own moral agents.

If we are serious about gender equality, all contraceptives and abortion should be available, but ALSO, in a perfect world, funding for young mothers so they can raise their babies should they want to. I think plenty abortions are performed because the mother is not financially able to take care of herself and baby. That is not malicious "killing," that is making decisions with limited freedom.

Also, it makes me livid that the OTHER causal agent in a pregnancy, the man, is somehow relieved of his responsibilities of prevention of pregnancy and providing for a child. Never do you see someone write about the man's part in it all. He is EXPECTED to be a pleasure-seeker who doesn't think about using condoms. We need to rethink our attitude towards sexual responsibility, as it is shared by the community, not just the one pregnant woman. If you think abortion is wrong, don't just stand there picketing. Donate money to women for raising their kids, or baby clothes, instead of sermons.

And lastly, I don't think everyone is the same. My sister would never consider an abortion, and good for her. She is happy with her children, and I am happy for her. But let's not sweeten the realities either: she hardly gets to leave the house, has to scrounge for money all the time, and between two partners they have 3 jobs.

To each their choice.

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almost 4 years ago

NO matter what you reason is, NONE OF THAT IS THE BABYS fault. YOU had sex and got pregnent. That wasn't the babys desicion. Aborting a baby is just plain MURDER. If your a mother and has the gut feeling to do it, than you must be really BRAVE... You abort your a killer... And hey, there's always an option.. And MURDER or ABORTION is not one of them.

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over 4 years ago

Pro life people...mind your own business. It's not your body, baby or life.

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almost 4 years ago

abortions are stupid

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over 3 years ago

No matter what the baby should not be aborted, it is the mother and fathers fault , cz they brought him to life, they should have responsibilty and let the baby live and support him no matter what .

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over 3 years ago

abortion is a sin

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over 2 years ago

I feel people have the choice to do whatever they feel is right. I don't quite agree with abortions, i feel all embryos should have a chance at life BUT, I also strongly disagree with others that are judging. What if you were that person? Put yourself in their shoes.

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over 3 years ago

In some cases abortion is the better choice, you read the paper to right? the thing is, in some cases it better. I don't justify it just because, under certain circumstance should abortion be done. If your child is going to be pain during their whole life, its better to spare them from that. In some cases the survival of the women is atrisk, so why kill someone who is already alive, or in the case of insect, the child could be misformed and be mentally ill, so maybe it's better to prevent something like that too. alli'm saying is in certain cases, it should be accepted, notin allcases though.

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over 4 years ago

i think your all a bunch of judgmental idiots, i had an abortion because i was in a violent relationship where my boyfriend used to beat the living daylights out of me, TELL ME WHY I SHOULD BRING AN INNOCENT BABY INOT A BROKEN DOWN RELATIONSHIP WHEN ME AS A SOON TO BE MOTHER WOULD NOT HAVE THE RIGHT FRAME OF MIND TO CARE FOR A CHILD. dont judge something unless your in that situation, yes i think about it everyday yes it has affected me and thats something i must live with everyday at the age of 19, something i have to come to terms with everyday, ITS NOT EASY, not something you can easily get over so get your facts right because you start posting your judgmental comments on here, IM TAKING PART IN A DEBATE PRO CHOICE , because thats what i believe after the trauma me and my family have experienced!!

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over 3 years ago

Okay, so I'm not the type of person that is completely against abortion and freak out when people get one. I believe in certain circumstances if you feel it is necessary then by all means, go for it. I have a child myself. He's 14 1/2 months and I absolutely love this child to death and couldn't be any happier with him. My life isn't perfect but I'm sooo happy with him. But right now and for the last 3 weeks my mind has been RACING. Why? because I'm 90% sure I'm pregnant again. This wasn't planned and me and my fiance of 3 years were "in the heat of the moment" type thing. Stupid, I know. Today I took a pregnancy test and the line came up faint which with some tests means positive but I'm still hoping that it's wrong and my period is MIA as I'm still breastfeeding (working on weaning-_- ) so we don't have to follow through with our decision. We have been kicking ourselves in the butt ALL DAY LONG about how stupid we were in not using protection and being more careful. My fiance is raised Christian and of course him and his family are strongly against abortion. But today we had a break down. FYI: we ARE considering all 3 options: keeping it, adoption, and abortion. So far keeping the baby is probably not the best seeing as were only 21 and 20 and are not yet financially stable for another child, which sucks! Adoption would be absolutely heartbreaking (my mom gave one of her children up for it but closed adoption and 22 years later she still cries about it) and if it's the route we chose I think it'll be an open adoption but it's still going to suck carrying a baby for so long and then not taking it home. Finally there's abortion. I was too scared to bring it up to my fiance because I knew how he felt about it but he brought it up to me first. Shocker. So far we feel that at this point in time that possibly abortion would be the best decision for us and the unborn baby. We're not financially and emotionally ready for a second child. I'm the stay at home mom and was planning on weaning my son and getting a job this summer but if I'm pregnant that might ruin that so there's less income which we need so bad. I don't think I'll NOT feel bad for getting an abortion because I will always think about what could've been with the second child. Ya know, boy or girl? the amazing milestones you get to experience as they grow too. So it's not like we're being selfish about this decision and have no idea what's it's like having a child of our own and such. I think we have the right reasons for an abortion.

Sorry for my "story" but if you feel deep down in your heart that abortion is the best thing, then go for it. Don't let anyone tell you different. It's not like the whole world knows the exact person and the moment someone gets an abortion. Think about the decision for you and your baby. No one else.

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about 3 years ago

This has got to be some of the shoddiest justifications ever. Some people believe it has a soul or because it contains unique DNA it must be a unique human life; some people believe it is just a clump of cells (at least for a long while) that until it reaches sentience doesn't really deserve the title human; some people believe something completely different... not everyone agrees with you, and your view is not superior and worthy of imposition on others. Despite your wishes there are other values systems and philosophies out there. Sorry, but that is how it is, and if you don't like it then that is your problem to deal with.

Like most things, if you don't like or believe in it, then don't do it. Feel empowered and reinforce your morals by not having that abortion. However you have no right to control the choices of other people. This issue is way more complex than many of you are making it out to be.

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almost 5 years ago

abortion should, in my opinion, only be used in a case that can be justified-but the only person that can really and truly decide if it's justified is that person and God. They are the ones that truly know what happened to get that baby in the first place. I'm not for or against. I will although have a very serious talk with any friend that does plan on doing it, because it is a very serious and a very painful procedure. It will be something that can alter their life entirely, as can the preganacy. They would need to be well informed and know all that facts.



I hope that wasn't as pushy and know-it-all as some I have read on this page.



p.s. no one needs mental help if they are thinking a out an abortion, but they will need a good support system of friends and family.

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over 5 years ago

Yes, in a general sense, abortion is wrong, morally, yes it's wrong,but how about we think outside the box! What if you had a 14 year old daughter who got raped and ultimately pregnant? would you want your FOURTEEN year old daughter to endure pregnancy and raising a child? And then you might say, well give it up for adoption. Ok, think about it, that is probably one of the most emotionally stressful things you could possible do to a person, is make them give up their child. It's not as easy as it sounds. THE CHOICE IS NOT UP TO US AS PEOPLE! ITS UP TO THAT WOMAN! YOU CANT FORCE A WOMAN TO BE A MOTHER! Lets use our heads.

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almost 3 years ago

I like how all I read is 'Girls close your legs, girl's close your legs, girl's close your legs..." When it takes two to make a baby last time I checked... Parents should not only be telling there daughters to keep their legs closed but telling their sons to keep their penis' to themselves. And don't act like its only the girl's faults either, when men can pick and choose when they want to be out of the child's life as well. Why can't women? Why do women have to be stuck with the baby to take care of themselves???
"One in three American children live in fatherless homes. One out of three.
This is a national disaster. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Justice, Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Census Bureau: 63 percent of all youth suicides; 71 percent of pregnant teenagers; 85 percent of all youth in prisons; 90 percent of all homeless and runaway children; and 71 percent of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes."
I blame the males. They must be purged, they are a blight on this Earth. :P

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about 4 years ago

I dont think it's anybodies business who gets an abortion or why their getting an abortion. People do it for different reasons. I'm not for it or against it. It's none of my business! Everybody should feel that way.

Where i'm from women are getting pregnate everyday. Why bring another mouth into this world that can't be fed? Why bring another child into your home that can't be controlled? Why lay and be ignorant an not use protection and hav to go this far? Why stand around and talk nasty to people because of what they choose to do with their bodies? Only GOD can an will judge us all And when each of our time comes. We face him alone! So... It's nobodies business! Who knws what GOD will think? Or do?

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over 4 years ago

dear confused reeceKB i pray that you do not have the abortion if it is not already to late. if you have a stable job and home then by all means have the kid. years from now you will look back and have memories of your life memories that you will want to tell everyone one you meet. then the ones you want to hide forever. will this memory be of a kid that you raised by your self that was the top of the class and who will the team to state. or will it be one of those what might have been memories. you can take what looks like the easy way out is or you can do it the "hard" way and be happy knowing that you made the right choice, because to have an abortion by yourself is nothing but to rasie a kid by yourself is something. i strongly encourage you to listen to a song by craig morgan called This ain't nothin' i also pray that you know Jesus and that you accept Him as your Lord and Savior and that He will come into your life. i wasted 18 years of my life not knowing him. until He threatened to take my father away i ignored Him until then but he got my attention and it was like night and day! when my mother came outside the hospital and told me that he was going to be okay. i dropped everything thin the beer, the chew. and i went to Him now im living a happy life. my point is that he works through things that seem like a disater to you then years later you know that it was a blessing. well right now its midnight an i got a 4 page report to right on abortion so God Bless and i Pray you get this message in time.

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almost 4 years ago

I feel like if you aren't ready for a child then ypu should have abortion. . it may not be 100 perecent right. .but you people got tom realize. . we are not God to judge. . and you might feel different if you were in their shoes.

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about 4 years ago

To Jade.

I agree one hundred and fourty percent with you. I absolutly hate it when people say "I would never consider abortion" Maybe they should consider that this is not their life. I have been called every name under the sun from i.e(babykiller, murder, heartless cu*t, worthless...on and on) DO NOT JUDGE US! I think about it everyday also, it affects everything, it is not easy, everyday the battle begins again. Jade, I was beaten 6 out of 7 days a week. The only thing that keeps me sane is knowing that out of all this, my baby is safe. He/she will never have to see what I have seen. Yours too. It was out of love and protection.

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almost 6 years ago

If you really love your child you would AT LEAST give the poor thing a chance in the world! KILLING A BABY FOR ANY REASON IS MURDER. The only rare case where it isn't wrong is when both the mom and the baby are going to die. Otherwise it is pointless. Save one life if you can. But destroying a baby, a precious gift from the Lord for selfish reasons such as "I would be shamed to have a baby before marrage", "I am not ready" , "We don't have the finacial means to support this child", and finally, the one I REALLY hate "But he has a disability". If you don't want it, that is what adoption is for. I am planning to adopt as soon as I get a spouse and a good job. But if I got pregnant now I would not abort it. An adoption, maybe. But murder, NEVER!!! And if the child has a disabilty that gives you more of a reason to love. I have family member with a disability and we all agree that we wouldn't have it any other way. So before you abort YOUR child. Think about this. IT IS MURDER AND MURDERERS GO TO HELL. God said "Let the little children come to me." Abortion is the direct oppisite of that. So don't listen to the lies about how it's okay and how everyone does it. Because it is not okay.

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about 3 years ago

i thnk abortion is good 4 woman she should be d 1 making d decision

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over 4 years ago

I dont find abortion justifiable. To me its murder. Ive never been pregnant, however our city has the one of the largest teenage pregnancy rates in country. That means there are more pregnant 14-18year olds in our city than any other age. However about less then 2% of these teenagers have an abortion. Most of them learn to accept that they are to young to be mothers, but then again they were also too young to have sex and they did so know they are required to go through with it. Our highschools and college in town offer student assistance for teens with babies, which helps them finish school graduate and go to college. The community is very supportive. We are a republican state but a majority of the population in our city is more on the liberal side. In school they talk to use about birth control and what not, but never about abortion. We are taught by community members, families and friends that abortion is never right, only under very limited circumstances. I mean there have a couple of girls raped in this town who still go through with the pregnancy. Why? Because the majority accept that it was their actions or words that got them raped in the first place. Trying to act 17 at 13? Probably going to happen. Trying to party with college students at 14? Proably going to happen. Want to go to the club with a fake ID? probably going to happen. Since these girls know it was thier ignition that got them in that situation they go along with it.



Women want rights. They want the same privileges as men. They want to be treated as men. They want the same opportunities, however they aren't mature to put up with the consequences of their actions. Hence the reason many places they teach abstience, if you practice it then chances are you wont get pregnant.

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over 3 years ago

Okay, so I'm not the type of person that is completely against abortion and freak out when people get one. I believe in certain circumstances if you feel it is necessary then by all means, go for it. I have a child myself. He's 14 1/2 months and I absolutely love this child to death and couldn't be any happier with him. My life isn't perfect but I'm sooo happy with him. But right now and for the last 3 weeks my mind has been RACING. Why? because I'm 90% sure I'm pregnant again. This wasn't planned and me and my fiance of 3 years were "in the heat of the moment" type thing. Stupid, I know. Today I took a pregnancy test and the line came up faint which with some tests means positive but I'm still hoping that it's wrong and my period is MIA as I'm still breastfeeding (working on weaning-_- ) so we don't have to follow through with our decision. We have been kicking ourselves in the butt ALL DAY LONG about how stupid we were in not using protection and being more careful. My fiance is raised Christian and of course him and his family are strongly against abortion. But today we had a break down. FYI: we ARE considering all 3 options: keeping it, adoption, and abortion. So far keeping the baby is probably not the best seeing as were only 21 and 20 and are not yet financially stable for another child, which sucks! Adoption would be absolutely heartbreaking (my mom gave one of her children up for it but closed adoption and 22 years later she still cries about it) and if it's the route we chose I think it'll be an open adoption but it's still going to suck carrying a baby for so long and then not taking it home. Finally there's abortion. I was too scared to bring it up to my fiance because I knew how he felt about it but he brought it up to me first. Shocker. So far we feel that at this point in time that possibly abortion would be the best decision for us and the unborn baby. We're not financially and emotionally ready for a second child. I'm the stay at home mom and was planning on weaning my son and getting a job this summer but if I'm pregnant that might ruin that so there's less income which we need so bad. I don't think I'll NOT feel bad for getting an abortion because I will always think about what could've been with the second child. Ya know, boy or girl? the amazing milestones you get to experience as they grow too. So it's not like we're being selfish about this decision and have no idea what's it's like having a child of our own and such. I think we have the right reasons for an abortion.

Sorry for my "story" but if you feel deep down in your heart that abortion is the best thing, then go for it. Don't let anyone tell you different. It's not like the whole world knows the exact person and the moment someone gets an abortion. Think about the decision for you and your baby. No one else.

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over 5 years ago

Until 24 weeks into pregnancy there are no signs of brain function. This means they cannot feel pain, have needs. or even want. There is nothing to distinguish them as a human being rather than a stuffed babydoll. Even if the aforementioned statement does not convince you. For those who are against abortion under any circumstances, what if the fetus endangered the mothers life as well as its own? what if the child will be horribly deformed or mentally incompacitated? Would you really be so cruel as to put your child through that?

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over 2 years ago

Taking the life of ANY innocent is MURDER, NO MATTER WHY, and THIS INCLUDES UNBORN BABIES! Yes, I said BABIES, that is what a fetus is, A BABY! Hence abortion IS MURDER, and therefore NEVER ACCEPTABLE!!!

The baby has HIS OWN: brain waves, blood type, and hartbeat, the fetus IS A CHILD AND A Person!

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almost 3 years ago

To all of you pro-lifers who have such fervent beliefs, either you are truly Godly creatures are a big bunch of hypocrytes. I once believed myself to be strongly against abortion and now that I've been myself unwantingly brought into the situation, everything has changed. I am not positive it would be for the childs best interest because of my current circumstanes, I am already working to the bone so how would I be a good father to a child if Im not able to be never there. Which resentful guilt would outway which. Something else, you all say the things you say because you never judge yourselves or think it will happen to you. You all judge with moral high ground but just stop and think how many "Saintly & Moral" individuals still have sex openly which is the sin of "sexual immorality". We have already sinned as we are all sinners and it is I who have to live and deal with my shame and lustfull weakness. So you perform sexual immorality which is okay, because now you are morally decent and redeemed by going through with a pregnancy that is only the beginning of a long hard road. I would have to be a hypocryte to believe it, so I guess that makes me pro-choice. Not something I thought I'd ever aspire to but living circumstances dictate it for me. I am the man's perspective in this situation so it would be for the woman to ultimately decide, but because I have added my consideration for an early abortion, whether or not it happens I will have to live with it either way!!

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almost 3 years ago

if you actually stop and think for a second, you are committing murder and thats agaisnt the law. just think of how you would feel if your mother thought about doing that to you. if your are dumb enough to get pregnant on accident or even on purpose, you should be smart enough to keep the baby because its your fault you got pregnant...not the babies fault. im 100% agaisnt abortion and if you do agree with it then you will be the one living the guilt for the rest of your life.

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almost 3 years ago

Abortion is equally the same as man slaughter or any form of killing.traditional form of punishing the aborts should be adopted

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over 5 years ago

really people do we have to be so rude to people whogone thru abortion?

point blank its not your choice its the mothers choice. and unless you are willing to take care of their child and insure the mother they will be takin care of then please keep your opinons to your self. adoption is not so easy. most kids dont get adopted. and once there 18 they are out the systum and out on there own.

please this is 2009. its nobody choice but the mother. put yourself in there shoes what is you were to get pregnat? what tould you do? alot of you are saying i would never "kill" my baby. but i mean really put yourself in there shoes. i use to be just like that. and then it happen to me. and my veiws changed i still would never do it but i can understand why the others who have or thinking about it can.

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over 5 years ago

I am for it. I also am doing a report and I am For abortion. But I beleave a doctor should do it and not in any unhumane ways that people would do. The unborn child is not a baby yet not a person it is at a certain stage. For the women out there would you want a baby if a guy raped you? Seeing that person that raped you in that child? yea i think it's all up to the women its her body..and the unborn child is part of her body..So yea.

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over 3 years ago

titties!

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over 3 years ago

abortion is a sin

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over 3 years ago

abortion is a sin

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over 4 years ago

Abortion should be made illegal every where. people shouldn't have sex if they don't like the end result. plus there is a such thing as adoption.

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over 4 years ago



"Also...look at the percentage of women who regret having an abortion compared with those who regret NOT having one. No comparison."



Firstly, where do you get this statistic from?



And secondly, don't you think that women who regret NOT having an abortion would be ashamed to freely admit how they feel? I can tell you it's a horrible feeling wishing you had had an abortion...and you can't tell anyone about it. Imagine how people would tear you down if you told them. Imagine how your child would feel if they ever found out. There may be many, many more women who regret NOT having an abortion but are too ashamed to voice that feeling.

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over 3 years ago

abortion is a sin

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over 5 years ago

ABORTION IS A CRIME



YOU CRUEL CRUEL PEOPLE.

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almost 3 years ago

I just found out I'm pregnant, I've been married for almost 15 years, I have a daughter 14 & a son 8....I'm 36 and will be 37 when I deliver. This was not a planned pregnancy and we both knew we were at a place in our lives where we did not want anymore kids but to be able to enjoy the ones we have and provide for them and be an active participant. My pregnancy happened which I had been told by several doctors it was virtually impossible for me to get pregnant because my uterus was covered with so many fibroid tumor they couldn't even count how many there were. So I have been on and off several different kinds of birth controls trying to find the better one to fit me. I started having some serious allergic like reactions to certain kinds..anyway as careful as we were in between changing birth controls this happened. I know I should be excited because this is a gift that was almost impossible to happen...but all I can think about is how it will hust us finacially and it will take away from my kids here and now...I just want to be able to take care of what I got before adding more....so yes I have considered both sides of the fence.....neither looks green. I feel like I should be getting to a place in my life where I can enjoy doing things w/ just my husband and I...such as travel. I had my first child very young, in college, and unmarried but at least engaged and I am more scared and worried now bc I have seen how hard life is or can be with a baby. My husband and I have very demanding jobs and neither can quit work...he is a truck driver so his hours make him unavailable most of the time...it is almost like I am a single mom at times. So I feel the decision is up to me and I am sure I will have "what ifs " in either decision I decide...however it is something I have to live with and answer to god to...so why do others feel the need to judge others by their opinions...it also says that "let the first without sin be the first to cast the first stone"!!!!

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over 5 years ago

okay yall. im young at age 15..if i was pregnant i wouldnt abort my baby for MY mistakes. IT IS NOT THE BABYS FAULT. you all are completely mad minded and incnsiderate and definatly insane if you are for this kind of "innocent" murder of a babys life. Innocent? Ill say NOT! It is murder. Any kind of murder is a sin. A crime. and a scar on your heart for everyone to see. WHAT IF this and WHAT IF that...who cares about WHAT IF. Give your baby a CHANCE to live. YOU cannot tell what your baby will do and how it will live its life..you do not know what accomplishments this child will make that can make a positive change in the world. so how about you forget about abortion and look into the heart of it. Its CRUEL and COLD HEARTED. remember. its murder.

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over 3 years ago

First off i want to express i dont approve of abortions its taking a life. Your taking that childs chance he or she may have changed the world for better or worst. now they don't even have the voice to say "mommy" or "i love you" and those lil smiles or even those lil tears that break your heart will nevr be seen. On the same hand those of you like ReeceKB ((at)) yahoo dot com, Shelbi, and Jade if your really looking out for the baby like saving it for a world of abuse. Stopping it from staring to death and been put through hell than yeah you have the right cause your not a murder your that child savor. I for one thank you for not putting the baby through it. Those of you who get pregant and have an abortion cause you just dont want the baby there's this thing called freaking adoption. My symmpathy to those who were raped but even you girls if you dont want the child let it live. I truly hope this isn't taken the wrong way and i hope this helps those who need to hear that its ok and id be willing to bet your baby loves you cause you didnt let them live in such pain and suffering. God bless your soul and i hope you can live happily...

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about 3 years ago

hello..

im a college student nd im wrting for an essay that includes "ABORTION"..

.. we have our own opinion in doing this such thing ..

many have said that "ABORTION S A SIN" .. and that was true.. we dont nid to abort, we must giv d baby a chance to c d world .. :)) jesus doesnt kill anybody .. so u must not to .. !!

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about 3 years ago

ive realised that most of you who commented on here are women and im a young girl and realise that you are all just tearing each other apart why not give the person who will or isnt going to have an abortion a straight foward answer but my plead is that let us all respect ourselfs so that we do end up in situations like these and when we feel we're ready we then go for it but if know you still got issues know its not hard to wait till then, good things only come to those who wait

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about 3 years ago

ive not had an abortion but in my opinion this could easily be a balanced arguement as there are two ways in which you could see this as you could see it as them doing the right thing them but the wrong thing for the baby.x

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almost 5 years ago

well how would you like it if you got pregnant and you were not in the right situation whatever it may be to go through with it. women should not be judged for what they do with THEIR bodies, they should be respected for the choices the make as it shows courage to go through with something like that. xx

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almost 5 years ago

its not really killing the baby if its not aware of the pain or the life it could live. Its like killing an insect(except an insect has no potential to becoming something) because they both are not conscious of whats going on.

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over 5 years ago

I am young (early teens), but I think that abortion is okay under certain cirumstances. I'm not an idiot--I've seen the pictures and it breaks my heart--but if a child will have a horrible life of pain, why force it through that? If a woman is raped and becomes pregnant when they're very young--say, 14--would you really want to put them through that? That child will be a constant reminder of what happened to them. I have never had to have an abortion and have certainly never been put in such a horrible situation, but still, there are times when abortion is the best option. And before you pro-lifers go saying that it is an act of murder, put yourself in that unfortunate woman's shoes. I doubt you care what I say--you've heard this arguement a million times--but at least try to be accepting of a choice that was probably tough on the mother. It isn't like abortion is wan ton violence; it is a choice that is thought over and thought over again. At least give pro-choice people like me a chance to explain ourselves before you go making judgements.

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over 5 years ago

What a well balanced, unbiased and sympathetic article. This really puts it plainly, and helped me make my choice with aborting, as did some of the comments. Until you have been in the situation I believe you do not have a right to criticise others for their actions. Yes some people are lucky to be in a supportive environment to raise a child, but I am not.

My story is this, I was very much in love with someone, someone who I hadn't realised would pressure me into having an abortion when our contraceptive failed. The past few months have shown me how uncaring and unsupportive he would be had I continued with the pregnancy. I had a father who rejected me as a small child and I feel my life has been lacking without that paternal love, it has had an effect on my relationships. I would not put a child through that.

Having many friends who are adopted, and all say they would never wish that on anyone either. Yes life is full of crap and its not always sunny and easy, but to begin a life knowing your parents didnt really want you is not a good start.

To say that a foetus is a fully formed human is wrong, but had I been further down the line when I discovered I was pregnant I would not have aborted. But really, where do you draw the line? An IUD is just an early form of abortion as the sperm and egg have already fused...its a very grey area indeed and having a lack of empathy and compassion for girls in a compromised situation is more evil than aborting in some ways. Each situation is different, and a bit more tolerance and acceptance that people are different.

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over 5 years ago

First off I think it is easy to say you would do the right thing until you are in that position. Ya of course someone who was never pregnant at the age of fifteen can say I would never have an abortion. It's easy to say you would do the right thing until you are in that position. And as for the rape discussion...think about the emotional distress a fourteen year old girl would have after being raped! Then you would have the nuts to tell force a fourteen year old girl to become a mother and all the pregnancy would be is a constant reminder of what happened to her. Then on top of that you have her grow that child inside of her then give it up. That is what is wrong!!! No woman should be forced to become a mother until she is ready! If someone doesn't want a child they aren't going to be a good mother anyways and the child will not be loved throughout its life!

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over 5 years ago

There are a million good reasons to have an abortion. Please people I ask you to think rationaly. Their are, on average, 4000 fetus aborted daily in America. We simply don't have the capacity in this country to accomadate for that many unwanted children. I say we stop worrying about the fetus being aborted and focus more on the well being of the people having the abortion. Teenagers, rape victims, women financialy unstable or mentally unstable. You would ask them to suffer to bring a child into this world that is unwanted. Put youself in their shoes. Wait you can't do that, which is why you have no right to decide for them. We need to work on this country's morals. If a women choses to carry the child and give it to a family that will love it then I say great, more power to them. But you can not ask that of everyone. And I dout if your "forteen yr old, raped child asked you to please get rid of that fetus you would have a heart cold enough to force her to carry that it. She would think of it as nothing more than a disease. And isn't the pain of being raped bad enough on such a young and fragile soul.

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over 5 years ago

there have been lots of people who have been raped and still kept the kid or gave it up and research shows that it just will mess up a girl that young even more. and its not the parents decision to try and get her daughter to kill her baby. i mean seriously god gave you that kid for a reason under those surcomstances but it happened giving up the baby will not help her forget it.abortions are painfull and tragic. its not a way to forget the past and get on with your life cause that will stay with you for the rest of your life. abortion is wrong. if i got raped i would still keep the baby to show my strength why let a ingornant man ruin ur life and make u weak. when you can overcome what horrible thing that happened to you and make something good out of it.

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over 5 years ago

i believe that abortion is wrong you still are killing life from the second the sperm fertilizes the egg it is life growing inside you . why would you wana kill your baby . and most of the time it isnt even because they are raped its cause they cant keep there legs closed or be protected and decide they dnt wana be pregnant. if you cant afford the baby y kill it do a open adoption but dnt punish the life you created with someone else for selfish reason its stupid.either keep the baby and deal with what you have done or give it up . god didnt bring us into the world to creat and kill are kids just imagine if ur parents were selfish enough to kill you . i am pregnant and when i was asked to have an abortion by mom because of my age i was fusiouse yeah i messed up but its not my unborn childs fault i will love this baby no matter what and i will do whatever i can to raise her. so think twice before you become a murderer and keep it. even if you got raped give birth to the baby and then give it up or if you know who the guy is get him for all hes got but dnt punish a baby for something like that yeah it shouldnt ov happened to you but it did your gona haveft to deal with it anyway so have the baby and if you cant stand it give it to osmeone who will love and take care of the baby no matter what way or condition it was made.

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almost 6 years ago

I am writing an essay for my english class why I am for abortion. And this website has helped me gain more knowledge about the reasons that women have abortions.

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over 3 years ago

abortion is a sin

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over 3 years ago

abortion is a sin

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over 3 years ago

abortion is a sin

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over 3 years ago

abortion is a sin

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over 2 years ago

I think abortions are good to many little bastards as it is Im glad their killing em keep it up

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almost 3 years ago

Abortion is equally the same as man slaughter or any form of killing.traditional form of punishing the aborts should be adopted

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over 4 years ago

This site is of a great help in any write-up on abortion. But my personal view on abortion is this: abortion can be good or bad depending on the situation. My Bible says that I should love my neighbor as myself. In this case if indeed the fetus is considered a human being, hence my neighbour, then obviously, I must love it (should be him/her instead?) the way I will love myself. With this in mind, when I see that as a result of a pregnancy, I developed some complications that could lead to my death, why not I terminate the pregnancy and live? If my reason is, however just because I am not prepared for a child, then why should I even choose to engage in sex not even with any protection.

well, the situation should determine the acceptance or otherwise of abortion.

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over 4 years ago

I think abortion is very wrong. I'm not judging those who did have or is thinking of having an abortion, but God doesn't believe in terminating a person much less an unborn child. Honestly, abortion is out of the question for me only because its not fair to the innocent unborn child living inside of you that you made. I would never consider an abortion, and for those of you that say that the reason for your abortion is because you can't support your baby financially, you are so wrong. There are many couples in the world that are ready to adopt that are more than happy to support your child as if it was their own. To me, there is no excuse for abortion.

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over 4 years ago

i don't think Abortion is wrong its OK in some circumstance if a person is not able to care or to young

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over 4 years ago

I say no to abortion. And I know the majority of women get an abortion because they have been raped. They feel like the baby inside of them is a constant reminder of the day they were raped. Which I can only imagine is a horrible ordeal to go through & my sympathy goes out to these women. But still, this is not a reason to kill an unborn baby. It was not your fault that this happened and neither was it the babies fault. Please give the child up for adoption so that in the future there won't be any possibility for feeling guilty over what you have done.

People think of the long term affects of what you are doing. If you gave the child up for adoption & so happened to see them 30 years from now & that child grew up to be a doctor or a political figure or even someone that could find a cure for incurable diseases such as aids, wouldn't you be happy that you did not abort that baby & gave it up for adoption. Now I know that the chances of you running into the child is rare, but the point that I am trying to make is that you could possibly be killing a child who had great things planned for them in life.

You only have to carry the child for nine months so that the child can live it's life happily with it's adopted family for years & years to come. After the nine months that's it. Is nine months really so unbearable?

Please do not kill a child because you are not financially prepared to do so. Because say for instance you aborted the child & the next year you got the job you always dreamed for. Guilt would probably begin to overwhelm you because you realized if you had kept the baby you could have raised the baby without being financially burdened. Just think about the long term affects of what you're doing & not just the present.

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over 4 years ago

Ok how bout take this into consideration for all you financially unstable people who get pregnant.. how bout you stop being a retard and get protection. If youre that horny where you cant live without sex every second of the day, there are plenty of ways to keep from getting knocked up... so use the resources.

and the whole rape situation... i understand that must be a terrible feeling and an unwanted memory but why not try to turn it into something good... why would you punish a child that had no say in what happened to you

I believe it is sad to say that the one place a child should feel the safest- the mothers womb, is now at times their own death trap...

Also to those unbelievable and greedy people who feel we just do not have room in this country for unwanted children that is just heartless.. no child should be called unwanted and there should never be a limit to life... if there were let me be the first to cut your life short see if your willing to give up your space...

God give these people some sense of knowledge...

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almost 5 years ago

The one thing I noticed in reading through everyone's posts is that each person says things like "IF I were pregnant..." and other such comments. My one response is this: If you have not been in the situation, in the shoes of that woman, then you cannot judge...especially as harshly as some on here do.
Personally, I believe that the "fetus" is a BABY from the moment of conception. That aside...from the time you realize you are pregnant, the baby already has a beating heart, and does react to stimuli introduced to their environment.
There is a sad lack of information here. I would encourage everyone reading to research the topic thoroughly, not only for your own good, but for the people you share your opinion with. It helps to truly know what you are talking about.
I am doing a debate for school and found this site in my research. The only thing I will be able to use is that most people are misinformed about abortion.
One last fact:
Let's pretend, for just one second, that you are right...the baby is just tissue until the middle of the second trimester or so.
It is still the potential for life. And not just life, but a human life. The chromosomes, genes, and all cells are human, therefore it will develop into nothing but a human. Sure, it won't know any better that you killed it, because it won't be here anymore...but you wouldn't know any better if someone killed you, because you wouldn't be here either. Does that make it right?
Also...look at the percentage of women who regret having an abortion compared with those who regret NOT having one. No comparison.
Please...research this topic. If you want to share your opinion, you deserve to have a well supported opinion.

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almost 5 years ago

wow, natalie, you know their are ways to prevent pregancy, and if a woman did that to their body than ok, atleast go threw with it and dont get an abotion, its not just their body now its also a childs body. so they shouldnt have a right to kill their child decouse they made a stupid and dumb mistake!

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almost 5 years ago

This is for all people who actually think the foetus is just a bunch of tissues: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjNo_0cW-ek&feature=player_embedded

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almost 5 years ago

Hello. It is about the freedom to choose whatever you want to do with your baby. but it is better not to abort it.

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almost 5 years ago

How about you DONT have sex until your ready to have a baby people!! What the hell like seriously..obviously if your not ready to have a baby with someone your SUPPOSED to love, then you shouldnt be having sex. The baby didnt choose for you to make a bad decision, you did. So just grow up and mature and deal with the consequences. And you can always find someone who can adopt the baby, its not like you have to send the baby to an adoption place or foster care or whatever, you can choose the family and everything. There are so many choices you can choose from before stopping a human being from being born in this world. I dont judge anyone for the choice they end up making, but im just saying give the baby a chance to make it in this world, its not your choice on wether someone gets to be alive or not. There are PLENTY of good people willing to adopt a baby. just sayinggg.

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over 5 years ago

Yea just sumthin i wanted to share with you kaylee s too so your kinda being hypocritical youre saying what if the baby becomes something good for this world what if it accomplishes great things.All im saying is think about what youre writing down before you post it up

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over 5 years ago

I am against abortion.For all of you who say it's just a bunch of tissue and cells and it's not really a baby,then why do you go through the process of having an abortion? What is it that you are preventing? Oh right,I know you are preventing a bunch of tissue and cells from possibly becoming a BABY.COME ON PEOPLE CALL IT WHAT IT IS.

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over 5 years ago

I would just like to say that beacuse you put your child up for adoption does not nesssarly mean that they are going into the foster system. You can choose a family. There are many women and men who want to adopt a baby. You honestly think it better to kill your child then to give your baby to a family who wants him/her? And as for the million reasons to have that abortion, what about that one reason not to? No one thinks about what a blessing a child is. I dont judge upon the people who do choose to have an abortion but i dont believe this is the way God wanted it.

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over 5 years ago

Any of you agreeing with abortion have to be completely mad.
Go and do yourself a favour - go and 'Google' the words 'aborted babies'. The sight will make you sick to the pit of your being and if they dont- you need to question why those horrific pictures dont disturb you and get some help.
Circumstances are never the best when someone decides on an abortion- but treating an unborn child like that is the most revolting, inhumane thing i think humans are capable of. Abortion is an abomination and no matter how much you make it sound pretty and convinenient- it destroys more lives than the one precious child being murdered. Why make the child pay for the worlds sick ways of rape or incest. The child has the right to life.

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over 5 years ago

whatever!! i am 15 and if i was raped and became pregnant then i would get an abortion! i would not be strong enough to let my child go to an adoption agency for it to get stuck in the system. the only option for me would to get an abortion. the baby is not a baby until the middle of the second into the third trimester. the embryo is just a bunch of tissue of undifferentiated cells that is part of a womans body! and since all cells in your body have the genetis make up of a human, then would you protest to gene therapy?!?!? in case you dont know what that is, its where you can change the genes in your bady if they are in some way mutated or if it causes a medical condition. would you protest to that?!?! i dont think you would if that was your situation!!

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over 5 years ago

If I had to choose for my 14 year old daughter who had been raped to either live with aborting a baby or live with giving a child up for adoption or raising it herself, the only choices would be either to raise the child or give it up for adoption. I would never want my child- no matter her age- to go through life knowing that she had chosen to kill her baby and therefore punish the child for something they certainly had no choice over. At least if my child decides to give their child up for adoption they can be comforted to know that the child is alive and loved and that is all that really matters.

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almost 3 years ago

4 me abortion is a big sin to GOD,

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over 3 years ago

abortion is for kool people if u dont do it, you are not. so dont be lame and do abortion... be kool \m/

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over 5 years ago

IF YOU HAVE AN ABORTION YOU ARE STUPID AND YOU NEED TO GET SOME MENTAL HELP! ALSO WHY WOULD YOU HAVE AN ABORTION? AT LEAST GIVE THE BABY A CHANCE IN THE WORLD AND EVEN IF YOU DONT WANT YOUR BABY OTHER PEOPLE DO SO GIVE IT UP FOR ADOPTION! COME ON PEOPLE DONT KILL BABY'S.

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almost 4 years ago

im a fukkin whore!

i got 2 abortions.... and im prego again! >:/ goahh dammit!



another abortion.....

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almost 4 years ago

I HATE BABIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >:o

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almost 3 years ago

Ariel Acosta, Thanks for bringing up the male role in this. Fatherless homes are a blight on society.And men should own up and take part in a decision they help create.The whole idea that there are as many reasons for abortions as there are abortions preformed is abit backwater.Of the 1.4 million abortions preformed every year only 1% have anything to do with the real hard cases, Rape , incest, deformity, maternal death etc.
http://www.abortiontv.com/Misc/AbortionStatistics.htm
As for me and my house there is no excuse, but if there was, only the 14,000 of the 1.4 million would be close. The rest is Sacrifice! 1,386,000 babies are sacrificed to the god of money. Or the lack there of. "Id REALY rather go on that Mediterranean Cruise instead of having this baby" makes perfect sense.

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almost 3 years ago

For reals. Whether your for abortion or not. How can you judge someone who gets one? That is not your choice you have no idea what circumstances they are going through to bring them to the conclusion to make this decision. There are so many reasons why people choose to have aboration. I bet 95 % of the people against it on her, have never been placed in the situation. Its a choice. No one should be judged for it.

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over 3 years ago

THIS IS FOR ANSWER

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almost 4 years ago

I dare someone who isn't religious to preach to us about pro-life.

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over 5 years ago

Lauren i just have a comment for your suggestion of typing in 'aborted babies' to Google sure it makes me sick but so do other things like pictures of surgery so instead of typing in 'aborted babies' try typing in things like 'reconstructive surgery' which involves reconstruction of an injured, mutilated, or deformed part of the body or 'replantation' which involves reattaching a severed body part try typing in heart surgery or lung surgery all these things are disgusting to look at but they save lives and sure you may say you are also ending that of the fetus but like Ryan and other doctors and researchers have said until 24 weeks of pregnancy no signs of brain function are present so technically the 'baby' is brain-dead therefore not even alive yet and think of those life-threatening situations where aborting the baby is the only option otherwise the mother dies.ask yourself 'what if it was my mom that had to face that decision would i want my mother to die so that i may live?'all im saying is that before you criticize us pro-choicers think about what your saying before you say it because you might find yourself being hypocritical later on in life

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about 3 years ago

First and foremost I must make clear the pure idiocy of the not uncommon religious zealot here. Assuming there is a God and given what you write on here, I'm convinced there isn't. Why would God allow for abortions before a certain point where it becomes too dangerous to the carrier? True, we all have free will though it has been demonstrated that the more deluded of you lack the mental capability to use it and are in fact very good promotions for abortion.

Now assume that there is no God,now you just look like a deluded,weak willed sycophant railing at the world because you're afraid of your own mortality. I present you with my personal favourite quotation, it bears no relation to this topic, I just thought I'd give you something to think about:

“I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.”


As for guilt, one could possibly wonder and mourn the lost possibility however one could end up cursing what the child has brought unto it's self and all around it. It is well known that child rearing is stressful and financially damaging, so consider the suffering that everyone involved would endure in these few scenarios:

(1) The cost of a child drove the parent(s) into squalor, compromising the quality of life comparably equal or worse to a loveless, impersonal orphanage.

(2) The poor quality of life due to a severe disability such as mental dysfunction or heavily restricting disorders.

(3) If the parent(s) were abusive.

(4) The child was the result of rape, it's very existence an affront to it's mother, a chilling reminder of a crime that because of the child she could never forget and would also be reminded of every time she looked at it.

To wholly refuse to accept abortions as an acceptable option even after considering these points is to accept personal responsibility for all of the situations above. Your choice to put so many though so much suffering, while indirect it is still your fault. Furthermore by the very logic (flawed or not) of the fanatically religious, this constitutes a sin and thus ironically you condemn yourselves to Hell by your very blind faith.

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3 months ago


All i can say is a thank you to Dr zogo for making me and my family a happy home, i have been married for 2 years without a child and i had 4 miscarriage within this time, i saw a post that says contact Dr zogo for Infertility help, so i did, after he cast a pregnancy spell on me i get pregnant few weeks later after having sex with my partner as instructed by Dr Zogo, and i am 7 months pregnant now without any complications and i will share another post here after my delivering and i will also give out my personal info, watch out for my next post, so i decide to drop this here for any body going through infertility problem to contact Dr zogo on zogospellcasters@gmail.com and you will be happy you did, contact him for any problem you are having i believed he will help out,.

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8 months ago

My Name is JAMES.I will love to share my testimony to all the people in the forum cos i never thought i will have my girlfriend back and she means so much to me..The girl i want to get marry to left me 4 weeks to our wedding for another man..,When i called her she never picked my calls,She deleted me on her facebook and she changed her facebook status from married to Single...when i went to her to her place of work she told her boss she never want to see me..I lost my job as a result of this cos i cant get myself anymore,my life was upside down and everything did not go smooth with my life...I tried all i could do to have her back to all did not work out until i met a Man when i Travel to Africa to execute some business have been developing some years back..I told him my problem and all have passed through in getting her back and how i lost my job...he told me he gonna help me...i don't believe that in the first place.but he swore he will help me out and he told me the reason why my girlfriend left me and also told me some hidden secrets.i was amazed when i heard that from him..he said he will cast a spell for me and i will see the results in the next couple of days..then i travel back to US the following day and i called him when i got home and he said he's busy casting those spells and he has bought all the materials needed for the spells,he said am gonna see positive results in the next 2 days that is Thursday...My girlfriend called me at exactly 12:35pm on Thursday and apologies for all she had done ..she said,she never knew what she's doing and her sudden behavior was not intentional and she promised not to do that again.it was like am dreaming when i heard that from her and when we ended the call,i called the man and told him my wife called and he said i haven't seen anything yet... he said i will also get my job back in 3 days time..and when its Sunday,they called me at my place of work that i should resume working on Monday and they gonna compensate me for the time limit have spent at home without working..My life is back into shape,i have my girlfriend back and we are happily married now with kids and i have my job back too.This man is really powerful..if we have up to 20 people like him in the world,the world would have been a better place..he has also helped many of my friends to solve many problems and they are all happy now..Am posting this to the forum for anybody that is interested in meeting the man for help.you can mail him to ogidigbioracletemple@gmail.com I cant give out his number cos he told me he don't want to be disturbed by many people across the world..he said his email is okay and he' will replied to any emails asap..hope he helped u out too..good ogidigbioracletemple@gmail.com ONCE AGAIN HIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS: ogidigbioracletemple@gmail.com
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about 1 year ago

i had my first Baby through the help of a Dr called Dr Odogbe. i have been married for 8years without a child i and my partner has went to different hospitals to do medical check up if we are okay but our result always comes out positive that we are okay, we have waited for years trying to conceive but nothing we still have no child of our own it was like i and my partner was course never to have children in life But today through the help of Dr Odogbe spell of anoitedtemple@gmail.com i became pregnant last Summer and i have given birth to a baby Boy this year, i am really happy all my sadness has been turned into unlimited joy in case you need the help of this Dr just contact him via his email address anoitedtemple@gmail.com

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about 1 year ago

My baby after 5 to 6 months pregnancy not live in my uterus. what is the reason.

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over 1 year ago

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over 1 year ago

I have been married now for 16 years with happiness and love till Oct. 2012 last year everything turned upside down just because of my husband suspect me of cheating, he went out he was going out with another woman. But actually, i was never cheating. there is a man i use to know before i got married, because he is always coming around, my husband says we have something in common. This brought my marriage to a breakdown, I was devastated with no help from anywhere, my husband goes out and comes late at night and when i ask he yell at me like a common woman. I was emotionally, and verbally abusive.everyday i pray for a better day but things goes worse that my husband was filing for a divorce. A faithful day i cried to a friend's house because the pains were too much to bear. she talked me out and referred me to a woman who do spell online who could help. the spell lady email is priestessifaa@yahoo.com, she said the lady helped her few weeks ago with when fiance was misbehaving. So i contacted this spell lady and put all my trust and hope into it. To my greatest surprise, her spell worked under 2days, Because my husband came to meet me in my office crying for forgiveness for not trusting me. It looks like a movie to see my husband back to normal so fast. He canceled the divorce. Priestess is a goddess with her spell casting. I trust her fully. My happiness today is because of her

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over 1 year ago

I have been married now for 16 years with happiness and love till Oct. 2012 last year everything turned upside down just because of my husband suspect me of cheating, he went out he was going out with another woman. But actually, i was never cheating. there is a man i use to know before i got married, because he is always coming around, my husband says we have something in common. This brought my marriage to a breakdown, I was devastated with no help from anywhere, my husband goes out and comes late at night and when i ask he yell at me like a common woman. I was emotionally, and verbally abusive.everyday i pray for a better day but things goes worse that my husband was filing for a divorce. A faithful day i cried to a friend's house because the pains were too much to bear. she talked me out and referred me to a woman who do spell online who could help. the spell lady email is priestessifaa@yahoo.com, she said the lady helped her few weeks ago with when fiance was misbehaving. So i contacted this spell lady and put all my trust and hope into it. To my greatest surprise, her spell worked under 2days, Because my husband came to meet me in my office crying for forgiveness for not trusting me. It looks like a movie to see my husband back to normal so fast. He canceled the divorce. Priestess is a goddess with her spell casting. I trust her fully. My happiness today is because of her

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almost 2 years ago

Please people, think about for a minute being adopted. It is not always what it seems to be. You quickly jump to that every time you debate abortion. But are you adopted? Think twice if you are not. I was adopted by a man who sexually molested me and a woman who hated my guts and beat me and called me names like "tramp" and "little slut" (although I was 14 and a virgin). So before you start calling women who have abortions ignorant, look at yourselves. I have been on birth control and using extra methods of safety and somehow just learned I am pregnant. I have two kids already with my husband and three stepchildren. I am considering abortion so that I don't raise a child in a struggling household not being able to provide them with the life they deserve. I remember the things I went through and I do not want that for my child.

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almost 2 years ago

It is a womans choice to choose what happens to her body. We are no one to judge so let them be. adn you say there is no reason for abortion? well waht if you were rapped? Your sick in the head.

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over 2 years ago

For those of you who are against abortions and are saying "it is the girl's fault... she should keep her legs closed", that just shows how stupid and ignorant you are, if you do not know the story behind it, do not be a dumb jerk and say " It is murder killing a baby... it is the girl's fault, so she should take care of it". What if she was raped? would you want her to keep it then? if so then i hope to see that happen to you and see if you say the same.

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over 2 years ago

I say, stop complaining, if you decided to have sex just lie back and enjoy it. If you get pregnant, tough luck, deal with it, its not the baby's fault. If you do not want to have a child, I suggest:
1) take two aspirin daily and hold between you knees, 2) learn to like anal, 3) learn to like oral.