Pro-choice. Most people who get abortions get them because their child would be born into a horrible place. And people who cry "adoption" are even worse. "In the U.S. 397,122 children are living without permanent families in the foster care system. Around the world, there are an estimated 153 million orphans."
Plus you're more likely to die to childbirth than an abortion. Most negative physical effects of abortion are outright false or hypotheses. It's okay to be pro-life, but do your research.
Since I am all for stem cell research and all, which uses foetuses for their research, I guess i'm pro-choice. It depends on circumstance, and what ones belief on the word "alive" is. some people believe that once an egg is fertilized, it is alive. Some believe it is after a few weeks or months. Either way, there is always going to be contention on this topic.
I'm pro choice, because I think everyone should have the option of getting an abortion. Who knows what their situation is, by getting an abortion the woman might be saving the baby from a potentially horrible life. To continue off that thought, if the woman did have the baby, and the baby grew up in an awful situation, they might end up depressed, suicidal, or anything along those lines. That would, in the long run, affect even more people because the baby would have touched a lot more people.
Also, getting an abortion could save the mother. If she knows that she can't support a baby for whatever reason, then she should be able to get an abortion. Yes, she could give it up for adoption of something, but they might not get adopted and spend their childhood in orphanages. Or something. There's a lot of reasons why I'm pro choice actually, but I'll leave it at those two or whatever. So yeah :)
I used to be very passive on this subject, and I would have clicked 'neutral' because I thought people should just have the choice. And then i realized, that is the definition of pro-choice! I have many arguments, but mostly it boils dow to letting someone choose what to do with themself. You get absolutely no right to dictate what a person can and cannot do if it isn't hurting anyone! 'But, Lily, fetuses are people, too! You're hurting them!' They're not even born yet and you worry more (cont.)
about a hardly alive concept of a human more than actual people. There are people dying of hunger and dehydration and general poverty, but oh no, this little concoction of sperm and egg is what we should direct our attention to. What if the woman will DIE if she doesn't get an abortion? That is totally possible, but people who value lives OH SO MUCH could prevent her from getting an abortion and she will die. I thought they were pro-life? Is a human being who has actual consciousness less (cont)
valuable than a fetus without any of those things? I don't think so. So, they're not hurting anyone, so you get no say whatsoever on what they can and cannot do.
Pro-choice, because it shouldn't be our decision what someone else does with their body.
And people say, "But it's not just her body!!1!! THeres a baby in there too!!!"
But NO THERE'S NOT. It's NOT a baby, it's a fetus. It's not even alive yet. The point where the fetus's brain activity develops enough for it to be considered alive is far after the latest possible time in a pregnancy you're allowed to safely get an abortion.
If you force a person to carry out a pregnancy, you're saying that a bunch of cells is more important than their basic human rights. That's not okay.
Pro-choice. But of course, undergoing abortion depends on numerous factors and what situation is occurring. I found this quote that sort of relates to my opinion:
"Being pro-choice is not being pro-abortion. Being pro-choice is trusting the individual to make the right decision for herself and her family, and not entrusting the decision to anyone wearing the authority of government in any regard."
These are just my thoughts; I respect everyone else's perspectives.
Meh, just leave it pro-choice and let people argue it out when the various situations arise.
There's sure to be someone who's gonna be all "but you're killing a babies life!" and then someone else would then go on about rÃ pe and how it's not her fault, and then someone else will point out it was her getting drunk and having sÃ¨x with some random dude in a dingy motel that lead to the situation... and, yeah.
This is an old argument, lol, kinda like the whole gay marriage thing.
I get what you're saying, but it's never a woman's fault for getting rped. If she wanted to have sx, it wouldn't be r*pe.
I know, I never said it was. I merely think that the rÃ pe argument is a lazy way to support pro-choice, it's more likely to be teens making poor decisions, then panicking about it later when they find out they're pregnant at 16 or whatever, completely fÂucking up their lives (exceptions aside).
Wrapping it up, the option to have an abortion should remain to let said woman decide what she's gonna do if the pregnancy was unwanted/will lead to medical complications/no money to support it/ect ect
Pro-choice, because it wasn't even her choice to be raped to begin with.
Because that's the only way to get pregnant, obviously. . . Dx
@Heart_And_Seoul, well, it is one way. Also, even if they made a mistake one night, it was still a mistake. That doesn't mean that they're ready to be parents. That's just my opinion, and I want to let you know that I completely respect yours. We all have different views, opinions and ideas and that's fine with me. :)
OKAY I HAVE TO GET THIS OUT: It is a women's body! That is her rights and her body! Shouldn't she have control over her body and her baby? The woman could of been r(a)ped, or does not have enough money to support the baby! This could affect her life and her baby's. Its not fair to either one of them. Women use to kill themselves or harm themselves by sticking hangers down their throat! This is the women's body and she gets to chose what to do with it. Please no negative replies!
I completely agree. Why should anyone else have the right to decide what what a woman wants to do with her body? Also, the thing about not being able to support the child. Why should they have a child that they can't feed, cloth, etc. And adoption just might complicate things even more.