ANSWERS: 31
  • Nope. Answer this: A choice to do what?
  • What would that choice be?
  • I feel that it should be decided upon depending on the circumstance. Not every situation warrants the same solution. That is why I think women should have a choice.
  • The pro-life lobby gets up my nose. I tend to react with resistance to anybody who tries to appeal to emotions instead of reason. Showing pictures of miscarriages and pretending they were abortions grosses me out, but doesn't convince me.
  • I really don't care. I do not like children anyway.
  • I don't..I think abortion has become an all too convenient form of birth control..when there are hundreds of types of birth control available to prevent..not end life. :)
  • I have a bumper sticker on the back of my van that says "Abortion stops a beating Heart". That is a statement of fact, neither Pro-Life or Pro-Choice. A brand new human heart is beating 22 to 23 days after conception. Now the question becomes what to do with that beating heart; allow it to have life or destroy it in the act of abortion? For years folks have tried to explain it away, saying, "nothing but a blob of tissue". This was proven wrong. This is a new human being. What to do, what to do!
  • What about the baby's choice? It doesn't get to choose to live or not! Think about that!
  • yep i definatly agree with you. i think the abortion debate should be "whatever your veiw- keep it to yourself" :P
  • Maybe I'm just a heartless bastard, I mean I love kids and all, and hopefully have some of my own some day but I just don't see abortion as that big of a deal.
  • I don't really want to play devil's advocate on this, but how much of your opinion has been influenced by the individual delivering the pro-life message? It's not that I'm not glad you feel that a woman should have the right to make this decision herself, because I am. But I want to know if you disagree with their logic, or their attitudes.
  • YOUR body...YOUR life...Your CHOICE.
  • Suicide, assisted suicide (whether terminally ill or healthy), abortion, non-seat belt use, drug use, and prostitution should all be legalized. Their body, their life, their choice. Stay out of it.
  • I am a woman and never would I ever "support" a woman who wanted an abortion. When we are pregnant, we are host to the developing child. It is NOT our body but the childs body. It has its own body. So, in the case of "its the womans body" then why is prostitution illegal? what about illegal drug use? or cutting or alcoholism? what about suicide? Why do we seek treatment for these things when its their body?
  • I believe in selection, it's been happening since the beginning of the earth (Natural Selection) and frankly is what made and makes life work. I'm sorry but i don't see the immorality in choosing to prevent the birth of a child forced on you, it's just going to live to pass it's poorly selected genes. If you were just not ready to have a child then it's up to you, short-term inconvenience vs long-term outcomes. Don't be restricted by something irrational like morality, question the choice and outcomes, otherwise you just follow good and avoid evil (The world isn't contrasted that simply.) and end up with long-term consequences. (I can provide examples.) Choose the qualities you want wisely and a convenient time, that way both lives benefit.
  • The abortion debate becomes heated and absolutist because we tend to think in "binary" terms about many things, and lack the intellectual sophistication to see that reality does not divide up neatly into our convenient little categories. An embryo becomes a baby via a gradual process, and there is no fixed point at which it suddenly changes from non-baby to baby. All attempts to fix this point are doomed, because "baby" is not a precise concept with sharp boundaries, it's a generalization (like almost any concept). During early pregnancy, it makes a lot of sense to support a woman's right to choose whether or not to terminate -- but it's still a disturbing thing to terminate a fetus that is forming, as any couple who has considered this knows. But late in pregnancy, when you have a viable fetus with a brain and beating heart who can feel pain and so forth -- how can one say it's OK to just "choose" that fetus' death? I couldn't. Of course, just because one cannot fix the "switchover" point where these two competing concerns cross in a precise philosophical or medical way, there's nothing to stop the law from doing that, and that is in fact what all modern countries with mature legal systems do: they make rules about when choice loses out to the fetus' advanced level of "babyness".
  • If we do not have freedom over our own bodies then what freedom do we have?It is not something that should come under law.
  • Although I totally disagree with abortion, I DO agree with choice nobody should be able to step on the right of personal choice of others, and personally I am tired of hearing them referred to as babies, they are a fetus we need to spend more time caring about the babies that are born and not getting the care they need.
  • Although I totally disagree with abortion, I DO agree with choice nobody should be able to step on the right of personal choice of others, and personally I am tired of hearing them referred to as babies, they are a fetus we need to spend more time caring about the babies that are born and not getting the care they need.
  • No, I attempt to be the voice for those who can't defend themselves--like the unborn. It's guaranteed that if an unborn child could defend himself/herself they definitely would. After a baby is aborted, it gets thrown away like trash. The whole thing is evil.
  • When I saw my first child's sonogram in the first trimester -- I had no doubt that abortion is murder. None. I hadn't felt that way until that moment. It was a complete change of direction for me. I don't think anything that I read will change my mind back.
  • I support the right to choose anyway. It has never been a reaction to what pro-lifers say or do not say. The more I read the Pro-life stance, the more sad I become. It seems that it is all but impossible to have a real discussion on the issue, or to have any real discussion of how to reduce abortion rates. The Catholic block of the Pro-life is vehemently anti contraception, which seems to me that there is no real room for a rational discussion on the topic with that block. Christians of all types in the Pro-life movement are pro-abstinence only education, which is clear fails utterly. Add to that the vehemence in that a sperm and ovum joined - however briefly - is equivalent to a born child and you really wonder where you can get any rational discussion on the issue at all. Their attempts to appeal to emotion, and blatant use of emotional blackmail, repulse me.
  • Murder is murder. There is enough baby preventatives out there to where if the lazy lady only would use it.
  • I do. It is the default conservative approach to use "buzz" words that activate strong emotions in politics. Words like: murder, terrorism, communism, socialism. You hear these words and either two things will happen. You will be scared into believing what they are preaching or you will see the ignorance and be repulsed by it.
  • What about the pro-life stance makes you want to sway more and more towards 'a womans choice'?
  • Fetuses, no matter the gestational age, have human being DNA. Abortion kills a human being.
  • It's very simple. If the woman doesn't want the child, she should give it up for adoption or take care of it. If she doesn't want to handle delivering the baby.. she should have thought about that beforehand.
  • Kind of. I have never read anything on the subject, and will not. I know instinctively it's not my place to say to any women what they should do when making said choice.
  • Yup! The anti abortion crowd is shooting themselves in the foot with their strident "pro -life " campaign. I frankly dislike the idea of abortions - yet I can see the need for them even though I will never have one myself. I prefer the option to safe and legal pregnancy termination to the old method of criminal back alley abortion clinics. No, the pro-life crowd will never convince me to join them - in fact the more strident they get the more I stay the heck away from them....they act like a bunch of lunatic crackpots half the time.
  • What about murder do you find to be positive?
  • I always was for women's choice. Who else should decide? Men should stay out of the issue altogether.

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