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  • I think abortion should be a crime in most cases yes. Is it a crime now, no of course not.
  • no i do not...it's a choice, if used in the right situation, it's right but people tend to abuse it as a getaway from what they did
  • Crimes are regulated through legislature. Do I think abortion is some time of "moral" crime? Nope. Not having an abortion when emotionally and/or financially unprepared, and creating an unhappy family, that is a "crime".
  • I believe it is murder of the unborn. Murder is currently considered a crime. So MY ANSWER is Yes. I know I will get rated down. Remember, the question is "Do YOU think".....
  • No, legally I don't think it's a crime. Morally, I think it's still a woman's right to choose. While I personally and ideally, do not believe in getting one, I also do not believe that God endowed ME with the right to make such a painful decision for any other woman. Spiritually, "my job" would be to inform or support another woman having all of the options and information available to her, so that she can make an informed decision of HER OWN. I believe it is a personal decision between the individual and God, I can never know the thoughts or heart of anyone in such a position, but God DOES. I'm 48 and a diabetic, if I were raped and became pregnant...I'm sorry but I'd choose an abortion. My eggs are 48 years old...not the best choice to create a child with, my health while good would not be optimum for attempting to carry a pregnancy, and frankly I wouldn't want to have a reminder of an event of such a nature. I also believe that aborted fetus's are not necessarily dead and done with. The same God that creates spirit in the first place can sure as heck manage to see to it that ALL spirits are born at the exact right time to enter this world. I don't believe that WE are the final decision, if not now, then when God sends that spirit back out again.
  • I don't think abortion is a crime, either legally or morally. I would think it depends on the choice of the mother-to-be and that her decision should be respected.
  • I agree with the person who answered that it is a crime to bring a child into an emotionally & financially unprepared home 100%. I did not feel this way 6 years ago, back then I thought I was against abortion fully. It took a reality "scare" to stop my world on its axis, and forced me to take a long hard look at each option available. Being adopted, I always felt there were only 2 options, (adopt or raise) but going through the reality rollercoaster 1st hand (which thankfully ended up just a scare)opened my eyes to the haunting clarity of what it takes to ponder abortion, and now there is not a doubt in my mind that I believe the decision is fully up to the girl facing it and not one single other soul on the planet. I'm adding to my answer after reading the comments that have been written, and I want to thank Big Boss for the support. Fine Balance, you wrote me a question for me to ponder: Is it not better to have been adopted than not born at all? That was my whole point. I used to only think "I was adopted and lucky to be alive, no one should ever think about abortion" I realized by going through the scare and facing the reality of an "unplanned pregnancy" (UNPLANNED being the backbone of those 2 words that lead one to ponder OPTIONS at all), through weeks of emotional inner conflict, how abortion can become an option. I did not say I fully support abortion. Nor did I say I don't support adoption, -I mean, come on, of course I don't walk around wishing I were dead. I am very thankful that my birth mother made the most unselfish decision a woman can make,(in my eyes) and hope she feels my gratitude every year on my birthday and each mothers day when I send her a kiss into the sky. I just NOW know through EXPERIENCING the reality of the situation for a snippet of time in my life, that (even being adopted) no one should have any say on what a girl/woman chooses. Period. Whatever choice she makes it is right. I also wanted to point out that although my adoptive parents have the monetary means to give me whatever I need, I would trade every penny for a hug, support of my individual "silly" personality, or for them to say "I love you" first sometimes. I am so fortunate in ways, but have also been deprived of an emotional connection with my parents and brother - we are all just so different. There is a hole within both adoptees and birth mothers' lives that can't easily be filled, (I'm searching for her) which is a HUGE factor in pondering adoption. (not that I'm saying don't do it, I don't need Fine Balance writing that quote that I've seen pop up on numerous people's answer about the rape thing... just giving a tidbit about my personal EXPERIENCE.)
  • No i don't. I am sure there are some legitimate reasons to have an abortion. For example a woman may have been raped and fallen pregnant as a result.
  • Legally NO it is not a crime, If it is morally right or wrong is a different thing altogether. That is up to each individual to decide for themselves and not to allow either pro or Anti groups to influence or bully them
  • I don't think that you can consider something as complex as abortion as a black or white subject. By the way, in hospital we always refer to them as terminations, so I may use this an abortion interchangeably. I think that if a women/girl/couple was using abortion as a form of contraception, then that is immature, wasting of resources, unjust to the emmbryo and should be a crime. However, if the termination was due to rape, then I would completely understand the decision. It gets harder when the child has prenatal screening for certain diseases. Even worse, some tests don't guarantee a normal/affected baby, they also state whether the probability is high or not for having an affected child, and it's a bit like playing the lottery with life. However, I do think that the parents who have a termination because they don't think they could cope with a disabled child get a raw deal. They get slammed by the media and society, yet they are making an informed decision and one that is surely agonising to make. It's not like they flipped a coin. It's late and I don't want to spend all night debating this. So in summary - I believe that abortion isn't a crime, it is a tool, just like a car. But like cars, it can be abused.
  • if you are raped and got pregnant, why should you have to keep the product of a crime. this is a hard one!
  • this is a tough one. just because you're careless? yes. in a case of rape/incest? no.
  • I think if you want an abortion fine, go for it, its your choice, its just a lump of flesh *Shrugs* there is no point bringing a kid into the world if your going to resent it becaus eyou had to get an extra job and sell your car to afford it etc Its the parents choice, more so the females tho, im all for abortion
  • It's not a crime because it hasn't been criminalized in this country. Many people have moral issues with it but I think we should set a global example that we can take care of the living before passing laws making sure that every zygote becomes a fully formed baby. There are too many people living in poverty or without adequate medical care for us to take a shortsighted pro-life position.
  • There are many reasons for induced abortion: • 25.5% Want to postpone childbearing • 21.3% Cannot afford a baby • 14.1% Has relationship problem or partner does not want pregnancy • 12.2% Too young; parent(s) or other(s) object to pregnancy • 10.8% Having a child will disrupt education or job • 7.9% Want no (more) children • 3.3% Risk to fetal health • 2.8% Risk to maternal health • 2.1% Rape, Incest, Other Less than 1% of all abortions are due to rape or incest. Furthermore, since conception doesn’t occur immediately after intercourse, pregnancy can be prevented in nearly all rape cases by medical treatments including the morning after pill (MAP). Nearly all the women interviewed in a recent survey said they regretted aborting the babies conceived via rape or incest. Of those giving an opinion, more than 90 percent said they would discourage other victims of sexual violence from having an abortion A study conducted by professor Edward Lenoski of the University of California concluded that 91% of abused children were from planned pregnancies. In society, 64% of pregnancies are planned – concluding that among abused children, a significantly higher percentage were wanted children compared to the percentage of wanted children in society at large. Women don’t choose rape. African Americans didn’t choose slavery. The Jews didn’t choose to be killed in ovens….and babies don’t choose abortion. What was better you being alive today or not to be born at all? One life can bring so much of happiness and togetherness in others lives. I believe if the cause of the abortion is rape, than the choice is on the woman to decide, else bring a human in to world and give it to the one who can raise it with love and care. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortion_in_the_United_States http://www.abortiontv.com/Lies%20&%20Myths/RapeAndIncest.html =============================== BigBoss, you got my point. Thanks. I agree it is crime to raise a child in unhealthy home. As the study says, most crime to kids were done by parents those had planned pregnancies. All I am saying is save a life and if you cannot raise the child, give it for adoption. How many couples are waiting to adopt a child. They will value the life and will raise the kid with love. This kid's life will in turn bring happiness to many lives. ========================================================== Two of my friends have adopted the kids from an orphanage and you cannot imagine the happiness these kids have brought in their lives. One of them is now 18 yrs old and they take him to that orphanage to show him from where he was brought. This boy is an apple of his parents eyes and very lovely boy. The other one is a girl and she is such a loving 15 yr old girl and she is so loved and she has such strong bondage with her parents. She too she is adopted and can't thank enough her parents how much she is blessed. I have been supporting an orphange in a third world country and have sponsored some of kids education. These kids are such joy to the centre. This mission also has mentally challenged ppl home and many of these kids are grown up and are now serving less fortunate ppl. Many have been adopted as well, but they come back and share their happiness with others. One life can do such for others, a dead one has no chance to share these moments. Thanks BigBoss for reasoning. ============================================================= Are you talking of mothers those had fun and unsafe sex and then going and aborting them because they can, because the innocent life has no voice. I am not writing based on my personal experience, but you are advocating for all the men and the women going all out to have fun and then aborting their unborn kids. We have discussed this time and time again, it is only 2.1% of these women those have gone thru trauma of such pregnancies or abortion, rest all are aborting for their personal reasons. You have the right to take away the right of the one who cannot fight for his own right, you have silenced him before he was born even, because you have the power and might. What kind of law is that? I am done with this subject. I have reasoned enough with about this question. This question is not about the raped women, but about the one making their choices for the sake of themselves alone. =================================== "In the end of the day, lady, so long as the reasonable people outnumber the religious and the human rights zealots." We are reasoning here with facts and figures and logic. I am not speaking about my religious values and I am not human right zealots. FYI: Reasonable number outnumbering the other ppl: here are some facts for you: Out of 199 or so countries: -only 19 countries have allowed abortions on demand. -only 60 or so countries have allowed abortion in case of rape -Physical health, more than 100 countries have allowed abortion. The countries those have not allowed "OUTNUMBERS" to the one those have allowed. Please talk facts when you are advocating the question under "Criminal Law" category. There is no room for religion or personal belief. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortion_law
  • No I don't think abortion is a crime.
  • It depends why you use abortion. If a woman is raped and asks for an abortion or any other circumstances that will make the mother or the baby unhappy thereafter, then No, it is not a crime! If you use abortion as a way of contraception then yes... it is a crime!
  • In Britain it isn't. If the question was supposed to be "Do you think abortion should be a crime?" Then my answer is still no. In many cases I'm opposed to abortion, and I think it's currently far too easy to get one, but I don't want to see it made illegal. It happens. It will always happen- and I would far rather if a young girl got pregnant and decided that she couldn't possibly keep it or tell her parents that she would feel able to go to a qualified doctor, who would not only carry out the procedure safely, but would be able to give her some informed advice on her various options that might lead her to consider NOT having the abortion, than the alternative- that she goes to a back street abortionist who does a botched procedure no questions asked and she ends up bleeding to death on a stranger's kitchen table. (possibly after having also been a victim of rape or abuse) That's an experience I would never wish on anyone. I think this is just a question of the lesser of two evils.
  • I don't think it is necessarily a crime as it is a moral choice. If the mother's health is an issue or if she was raped I can certainly understand the necessity of it. If you got pregnant because you did not take precautions then I think having an abortion is wrong. It should not be used as a form of birth control. **I know there are many out there who will answer to the rape portion as "the child is an innocent victim". But so is the woman and her family. By becoming pregnant from a rape she is victimized twice.
  • No. Not at all. Look at all the single mothers out there. They are the ones taking care of their children, it should be their decision to keep it or not. Even women who are married could one day be a single parent, either through divorce or becoming a widow. I feel so sorry for single mothers with children. It's like abortion - you're a murderer. No abortion - now you're a welfare loser. All these labels and stereotypes we give them...Can't we give women a break? I will give abortion restrictions a second thought when more men of our society are held accountable for the children they produce. (No offense to the men here - many men do take accountability for their children, while some WOMEN don't... but there are just way too many cases of single mothers who get nothing from the biological fathers....)
  • No if the person who is pregnant is not ready to have a baby, finacially, medically, mentally and ill prepared to know how to take care of a baby.
  • No. Under law, rights are not given until birth. It stands to reason then that because a fetus does not have rights, it does not have personhood. Murder is defined as the premeditated killing of a person. Because it does not have personhood, terminating a pregnancy cannot be considered murder. Since the fetus is not a person, pregnancy termination does not equal murder.
  • I would say yes because you are killing human before it even had a chance to live a life so they go to heaven but I bet some would want to live
  • When the male sperm unites its 23 chromosomes with a like number in the female ovum, a new human life is conceived. From this time of conception, the sex and other personal details are immutably established. The only change will be in growth during the nine-month term of pregnancy. “It is a statement of biologic fact to say that you once were a single cell,” writes Dr. John C. Willke. So does life begin at the moment of conception? Many simply answer yes. For those who think this way, abortion at any time is tantamount to murder. Many scientists and millions of others logically believe that life starts in the womb at conception. In his book The Mind, Dr. Restak says: “The true beginning and most critical event in our lives is clearly the moment of our conception. The Chinese recognize this by calculating age from that moment; a baby is considered one year old at birth.”
  • No, there's an overpopulation of this world as it already is!!
  • I don't think you can get a yes or no answer on this. There are just too many exceptions, and too many valid non-exceptions.
  • In my opinion,...yes. In my mind it is Murder, and thats pretty frowned upon where im at. Just my opinion, and Im not trying to judge anyone that has had or will have one.
  • No, but I do think there should be some guidelines. I'm very much pro-choice, but I don't believe that every girl who just doesn't feel like using a condom should use abortion as an excuse for promiscuity. I think that it should be used in instances where the child's life would honestly be better if it simply never began. I know that sounds horrible, but let me elaborate--a woman is raped and impregnated. She knows that the daily reminder of her pain and shame would only make her hate the child. A woman is a prostitute and gets pregnant on the job--the child will never have a father and the mother will be out at all hours of the night working her unsavory job. A woman is addicted to crack and the baby is born with the same addiction. Extreme times like these are when it can be ok. Adoption IS an option, but our overpopulated foster care and child service systems are spread far too thin as it is and so often children get shuffled around or put in abusive homes, so it's not always the BEST option. *Steps down off her soap box* Edit for singlemom: Ok, so I know what I want to say, but not quite HOW to say it, so bear with me for a sec here, it might get confusing. What I said about the excuse for promiscuity meant that while abortion should be an option, it should not be the most favorable one, or the "easy way out." When I made mention of the teenager who "doesn't feel like using a condom," I was referring to guys who say it feels better without, girls who decide it's too hard to put one on, or are too embarrassed to insist, or whatever...any act of irresponsibility about sex with any excuse. The difference between the kids and the prostitute is that the prostitute has made the choice (however many other things she's had to go through to get to having to be a prostitute set aside for the sake of this argument) to do what she does, and because of her "profession," is a little bit less likely to be intentionally irresponsible (theoretically). When I mentioned the prostitute getting pregnant, I meant accidentally, as in the condom broke, or she missed a day of the pill, or whatever. She shouldn't use abortion as an excuse to be lazy or irresponsible any more than anybody else. This is what makes abortion such a sticky issue: people try to divide it into pro-life and pro-choice, black and white, a two-sided argument, when it REALLY isn't, there is so much gray area. It's frustrating to try to explain it or understand it, and frustration breeds anger and misunderstanding, which I think is a big part of why abortion is such a volatile issue, as well. I tried, though...thanks for the comment, singlemom. You really made me think :)
  • No, i am sure there are always some legitimite reasons why abortion may be necessary.
  • It used to be, and young women died as a result. It probably will be made illegal again here in the US, and more young women will die. The right to life and the right to choose are VERY strong issues, and not one person I have met thinks 100% one way or another. Should it be illegal again? No, I believe the federal government has more and better things to do than climb into women's reproductive organs.
  • No, it's not a crime because abortion is legal (in most parts of the "civilized" world, anyway).
  • i dont think is crime, i would say that is better for a women to not have a child then to have the child and make him suffer. it is a sad thing, i do think its wrong to do it once the baby is formed inside your body but to bring a baby to this world to then give him up or abuse him, that is worst.
  • No. By definition, a crime is a violation of the law. In countries where abortion is legal, it cannot possibly be a crime.
  • Yes it is a murder,so it is a crime
  • no it's a choice!
  • In my mind,...Yes. I feel that it is Murder, and that is pretty frowned upon where I come from.
  • No, most definitely not.
  • Personally, I think that it should, and that women should stop tricking their partners and getting pregnant without them knowing!
  • No, absolutely not. Making abortion illegal doesn't stop it from happenning, it just makes women die. Also, there are way to many unwanted children in this world, and way, way too many people having children that they can't afford to care for. That terrible burden is carried by everyone else. I applaud the courage it takes to make a decision like that. To many young girls are trapped in a life that they can't escape because of people who inflict their morals on others.
  • Absolutely.
  • yes, why not..whatever happened to womens rights. is their decision whether they wanna have a baby. i rather a girl abort then bringing a baby in this world to have its mother neglecting them and growing up without any one to guide them..but every one has their own opinion and this one is mine..
  • yes because getting an abortion is making yourself God by choosing to control life
  • No, of course not! Why should it be?!
  • NO!! I think abortion should be a moral issue not a legal issue. If we give the government control of our bodies(abortions) what will stop them from then deciding how many children we can have or what medical procedures we may want or need in the future.
  • Okay, downraters, remember, this is an OPINION question, not a poll on whether abortion should be criminalized. In an opinion question, you should only rate whether the question was answered, not whether you personally agree with the answer. =============================== No, most abortions are not crimes in the U.S. right now, and no, I don't think abortion should be a crime, either. The people who want to criminalize abortion don't talk about what it really means: women discovered to be seeking abortions getting arrested literally at gunpoint in order to force them to stay pregnant, and then forced to bear children while in chains. This is how pregnant prisoners deliver now -- I'm not making it up. That is part of what a country with criminalized abortion would look like. Here's the other part: the death of Gerri Twerdy Santoro. This woman, and tens of thousands more, died horrible deaths because legal, safe abortion was not available to them. If you do a Google searches, you'll find out about her death, and see the photo of her corpse which shocked the nation into thinking about what criminalizing abortion really costs. Further, it astonishes me that people who don't trust women to make a moral choice about their own bodies for nine months will apparently happily trust those same women to raise an unwanted child for 18 years.
  • Ehh, it's in between, commonly in abortion, I would consider it a crime, but if something went wrong like the baby had some kind of major disorder or a gene of some kind that would be ok.
  • Definitely not. If the government gets to control a woman's uterus, then I'd imagine there'd be nothing to stop them from controlling anyone elses body parts. To, for instance, force anyone who wouldnt die from the procedure and who is healhy enough to donate blood or organs.
  • This could be a good debate if one of the sides didn't have a flawed argument. If you're pro-life that means you must be anti-death too, right? I don't see many of the Christian right speaking out against the war in Iraq these days. Until you are against all killing you have no moral justification to even think about being against abortion. Get it together.
  • No no no and NO! Not Ever, allow it to be a personal choice.
  • It should be illegal. If a women doesn't want to take care of a baby she made, by intercouse, then why did she have it? Does she think protection is even enough? There are many ways to get rid of their undesired child, not by murder.
  • I don't think so. If it were illegal, what about the women who became pregnant through rape, or incest? What if the mother would die if she didn't abort the fetus? What if the child would be extremely deformed and would probably die later because of it? Also, something that has been hapening more and more, women are killing the babies right after they are born, or throwing them in dumpsters or equally hideus places to die. They think that is their only option and I think abortion gives them a way out. Plus, and have stated this before, women have rights to their own bodies and making abortions illegal take some of that right away.
  • Technically it isn't a crime in English law by virtue of the Attory Generals Statement 2 - 1996. This is because there is no legal definition of "life" when a baby is inside of the womb. Additionaly there is no legal definiton of "death".
  • I have gone over this question a billion times in my head and at least a hundred with lots of people. I think the mother has a right to choose what happens to her body, and as long as the baby is in her body - being supported by her body it's PART of her body. I don't AGREE with abortion, but I don't think it should be outlawed. In the eyes of the LORD, it might be a different story. This is an issue of when a being obtains a soul. I don't know if a zygote has a soul, but where's the cutoff line? When does a cell become a human, when does a human have a soul? These are some questions I'm not sure I fully understand yet, so I don't know where I stand.
  • I believe abortion is wrong in mine and in God's eyes. I wouldn't consider it a crime because it is legal. God may have other ideas I don't know. Not everything that is legal is moral and not everything moral is legal. Laws are made by people, morality (for me) is made by God. It us up to him to decide if he considers it criminal or simply immoral. Either way I don't believe he wants it to happen.
  • i'm pro-life. i can't see any good in aborting unless there is a situation that involved rape or incest. at the very least, adoption is the best choice. there are so many people out there who cannot conceive.
  • Nope, and I have answered this question already... So have lots of people. Here, let me show you. http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/130255 Also, you might want to check out if the question has been asked before, and answer THAT question instead of making a new one.
  • No, absolutely not. Not in the eyes of anybody..
  • Personally, I would never have an abortion, and would try to convince my friends not to have one, however, I would consider myself completly pro-choice. It's the mothers right to decide what happens to her body, and, that baby is reliant on her, and needs her body to survive. Therefore, it is not quite the same as murder, more like withdrawing care. I do however think it is a type of murder, and therefore, would be considered a sin. It is still however, the mothers choice, and she has to live with the concequences, but after all, all of us sin regularly, and any Christian that tries to condemn people who choose abortion should remember that Jesus was born to save us from our sins, and we talk to him because not one of us on this earth are pure enough to be in God's presence...therefore, only God can condemn those who choose abortions, not anybody else.
  • I doubt that God has a position on abortion, but I, for one, do not believe that abortion is moral. I am not sure of God's existence, but I believe that I can make my own mind up.
  • I consider abortion a woman's right. I don't believe in god so that is irrelevant to me.
  • I most definitely believe it is wrong. If we kill a baby outside of the womb that is considered murder, but if it is killed two minutes earlier while it is in the womb it is then okay, that is absolutely absurd! Whether the baby is outside the womb or inside, it is still a living human being, it is not as though it all of a sudden transforms into a human at some point during the birthing process.
  • No. A womans body is her own, and HER decision. There is NO "lord".
  • i have no idea if there is a lord. and if there is, i certainly do not know what they are thinking!
  • I believe that abortion does kill a possible human being. I DO believe in abortion-only because at my age I remember the horrible stories of back alley abortion clinics. You can not stop someone from having an abortion whether it is legal or illegal. I prefer it to be legal so that there aren't more victims than just the fetus. Thankfully God forgives all sins for those who repent and ask for it. I personally could not abort a child, believe me I thought about it but did not have the capabilities to go through with it. Great question. God Bless, <:))))<><
  • The question I originally answered asked, "Do you think that abortion is a crime in the eyes of the lord" that is what I mean by 'not in the eyes of anybody'. Not sure if this question was edited or how my answer to the original question got here...
  • As for not mattering whether it can feel or not, I guess that you hold ALL human life sacred unconditionally. And maybe it should extend to all life period. How do we know that shower mold is incapable of achieving sentience if we keep killing it before it's 'born'?
  • No, abortion is not a crime when it's done in the first semester of pregnancy. I do think it is somewhat unethical if someone has multiple abortions because she has unprotected sex and no use of any contraception. Although I think the responsibility should be both the man and woman, the woman has the ultimate responsibility of insisting on protection as she is the one who gets pregnant and then has to either look after the baby or have an abortion. Abortion should not be used as an alternative to birth control. It is the last thing someone should consider, but it should be available to every woman. It is indeed, unethical and immoral to expect a woman to give birth to a baby she doesn't want.
  • It doesn't matter what I think, if the law says it is legal.
  • It is immoral and unlawful to force women to carry pregnancies to term, so of course abortion should be legal.
  • no this just opens the door for back street abortionists and desprate woman not a good combination.
  • I think its hard enough for a woman to decide to go through this procedure to then call it a crime making her a criminal! I don't think its criminal if she is a victim of rape and I agree with ChrisDG that it is used as birth control and that is wrong. I wonder if the people that do use it as birth control understand the physical ramifications of multiple abortions, fully.
  • I think that it's more than a crime, but I think it is also a sin.
  • very controversial topic..its not technically illegal because a person is not technically alive until they actually come out. to kill an embreyo or whatever, shouldnt matter to people who are not involved with the person who is concieving the baby. it is strictly the mother's decision and her family and the father. so no its not illegal and people need to stay out of other peoples business
  • i dont think its a crime But i certainly dont agree wit it. Its murder. and thats the point
  • Plain and simple, is murder.
  • I KNOW for a fact that abortion is NOT a crime. It's perfectly legal where I live, and in most developed areas of the world. I think what you really meant to ask was whether or not I think abortion is "right". Well, I suppose it is. I can't really speak for anyone else, but I've had an abortion and it was definitely what was right for me at the time. I'm not in a position to tell another woman what's right for her, and I don't think any of the rest of you are either.
  • Is it illegal to kill somebody? I understand there are situation where an individual kills a person, for no reason and therefore they are punished. And there are other situations where a person is killed for putting individuals in danger. Ok, now, should abortion be illegal...a little individual is being put to death, for something he/she had nothing to do with. Should abortion be illegal? YES!!! Not only that, but who ever carries out abortion should be punish for killing a helpless little girl/boy, who did nothing to be killed. It wasn’t their fault, so why kill him/her, like it is. Its just so heartless, sad and wrong.
  • Of course. No government, group or individual can force a women, whatever age, to carry a child for nine months and give birth. all these "pro-lifers", whom i never see at anti-war rallies or on tv pressurising about famine in africa etc, are nothing but pilistinian, backward, primative, inbred christians who harrass and intimidate young women. PRO CHOICE muthafudger
  • Absolutely not! There are some underdeveloped countries where abortion is illegal, or not widely available due to poverty and whatnot, and women are dying by the thousands from illegal "back alley" abortions which are all they have access to. Aside from the senseless deaths of women that would undoubtedly occur if abortion were banned, it opens up the door to all kinds of other government "regulations" on our healthcare and personal decisions. If we let them regulate our reproductive decisions, it's only a matter of time before they are regulating every aspect of our lives, and that could be disasterous.
  • No. Of course not. What happens in a woman's body is her own business, no one else's.
  • I know im going 2 get downrated for this big time. But i am going to give u my honest answer Yes, i think it is murder. End of what i think.
  • Not in this country.
  • nope not at all. I do not think a fetus has a soul..I think ensoulment takes place with the first breath and until that point the fetus is a potential life. I wish people would stop fetus worshipping and instead start focusing on ways to help the already born in need...instead of continually voting in people who cut funding to social services at the same time as they are voting to make it harder for women to get abortions..what hypocricy.
  • Maybe not by people's opinions, but in God's eyes I believe it is. I believe it is murder. I've seen pictures of aborted babies. They looked like they were alive before they were aborted to me. If you don't believe me, go to this: http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Evils%20in%20America/Abortion%20is%20Murder/abortion_is_murder.htm. (If the link doesn't take you to the page about abortion being murder immediatily, then go to the websites home page and look for the section on abortion,) You may see what I mean then. I hope this helps. Thank you and God bless you!
  • It is very disturbing to me that a human being, especially a mother-to-be can rationalize killing a baby. This is one of the saddest things going on today. When I look at my kids and think about how they would not be here if my wife had decided to have some suction tube suck them out and throw them in the garbage it makes me want to cry. Think about it. Kill a baby for convenience. No.
  • Abortion is a crime in some parts of the world and not others. If you intended to have a moral discussion, this is subjective to an individuals beliefs, and everyone is entitled to their own belief. Personally, no its not a moral crime if you have an abortion. It is far better to terminate an unwanted child than to resent, neglect or abuse it in future.
  • It's a crime against the unborn child and a crime against society. You may be robbing the world of a future great leader.
  • It's a crime against the unborn child and a crime against society. You may be robbing the world of a future great leader.
  • nothing seems to stimulate heated debate like abortion. it seems to be the most polarizing topic of all, don't see that changing, ever.
  • Yes, it's killing a human being.
  • People say its like murder... crap thing to compare it to but when you have someone in hospital who is very likely just a vegetable after a brain hemerage, a relative has to choose whether to take it off life support. Would you call that a termination to take away their chance of ever surviving?
  • i dont think it should be because your the one who got pregnant without the idea of rape. if you get pregenant than its your thing to deal with its not right to kill a fetus that isnt even born yet. basically your saying if you think its right to have an abortion basically your saying its okay to kill somebody that did something bad to you.
  • Yes it should be illegal..there are way too many ways to avoid an unwanted pregnancy these days. Personally, and just my opinion of course, but if someone chooses to have sex resulting in a pregnancy, and then choose to kill the unborn child, sterilization should be performed after the abortion. Taxpayer dollars are being used to fund most of these abortions without the taxpayer having a say as to whether or not the wish to pay for someones right to kill.
  • simple answer ... no! Lets not get pro life here please
  • I think so. Absolutely. Although I'm not sure that it would stop it completely because many may still do it illegally. However, at least by doing this lives will be saved. I believe with all my heart that abortion is murder. I believe it is also playing God. You don't have to agree, but if you want to see for yourself, go to this: http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Evils%20in%20America/Abortion%20is%20Murder/abortion_is_murder.htm I warn you, some of the pictures and things on this site may be a bit graphic. But if it exposes abortion for what it is, then I'm willing to give the link to show it. If this link doesn't take you directly to the page it is suppossed to, then go to the website's home page and go to the abortion sections. I hope that this information may be helpful for you. May God have mercy on us all. Thank you and God bless you!
  • No not if you are going by the definition of crime: 1. an action or an instance of negligence that is deemed injurious to the public welfare or morals or to the interests of the state and that is legally prohibited. There are more definitions that go along with crime but for the sake of the legal system this is it. So technically it is not a crime. It is not considered negligent, or injurous to the publics welfore or morals or to the state. Therefore it is not a crime. If you want to get more technical then it changes. It is a crime that a person has to terminate as some stated the innocent life of a another human being. Morally it is I beleive, but now we are getting into that debate over who and what makes it the right for anyone other than the mother to decide. Since this child is not totally independant of the mother than it is difficult to consider it a being seperate from her. So if it cannot live without her is it truly another being or just part of her body. These are all the morally charged questions associated to abortion. But as a crime that you can actaully charge someone with, no.
  • It is not a crime
  • I do not agree with abortion...but that is my opinion. I am not sitting in judgement upon those who feel differently. Let's just say I think it is a shame that so many abortions are performed due to the irresponsibility of the couples involved. I realize that there are cases where it seems to be the only alternative for some, but a lot of the time the pregnancy could have been very easily prevented in the first place.

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