ANSWERS: 36
  • I am against abortion, but your question is a darn good one!! +4
  • Abortions are not seen as a good thing. They should be safe, legal and rare. No doubt both sides of the debate would be (at least partially) happy with fewer abortions. As someone who is pro-choice, I am not pro-abortion, but I am pro-individuals weighing all the options and making informed decisions.
  • It's wrong because there are much less problematic methods of birth control that merely require proper planning and delivery. Abortion should only be a last resort for very personal reasons, and not as a primary method of birth control, in my opinion. It all boils down to responsibility - responsibility taken BEFORE the sex act removes this question entirely. It would be irresponsible to choose this as a primary method of birth control.
  • And leave the dead fetuses on people's doorsteps? Nice.
  • there is better ways of birth control and its less emotion and fuss needed
  • I'm pro choice, and I think a person should undoubtedly be free to do what they want with their own body, but I think people should still try to be responsible if they know they do not want children, make smart decisions etc. so as to try not to get pregnant. I don't think abortion should be used as a form of birth control, one shouldn't just have sex and then go abort the kid because they are too stupid to use real birth control devices...but if that's what they want to do I think it should be their choice to do so.
  • If she is paying for it I'm fine with it. If I'm paying for it, I'd like some restrictions. This only before the baby can live out of the uterus.
  • Wrong is not the word I'd use. But unadvisable. Abortions are traumatic for both your body and mind. Easier to just take the pill or wrap it up.
  • The hormonal changes involved in pregnancy are probably not healthy for a woman to undergo as often as may be needed to use abortion as birth control.
  • You're right, it is the woman's choice. However, what about that fetus that DOESN'T get the choice? Hmm? They're denied the chance to live before they're even out of the womb. Life begins when the egg and the sperm join to form the zygote, it's not just another chemical reaction in the body. Look at it this way, what if when you were in your mother's womb, she decided that she didn't want a child right now. You wouldn't be alive, let alone here asking this question. Abortion shouldn't be a form of birth control, if a person was dumb enough to not be married or use other protection, then it's their fault and they're child should not be punished for it. Use a different method of birth control, there are plenty more out there. I just don't think it's right to take aways a life when they haven't even gotten to truly live.
  • I'm waiting for some "anti-choice" fanatic to post an answer stating, "I sure wish your mother had aborted you!" It'll happen. Just wait.
  • There wouldn't be any objection to it if it weren't wrong. It would be like do you like vanilla or chocolate ice cream? There's no wrong answer.
  • Yes, we all have choices, but surely it would have been better to choose contraception rather than abortion. Less traumatic and certainly less costly!
  • I know you don't want to hear it but it's still murder regardless if it's her choice or not. I'm not up for discussion this is the way I believe and I think most people believe the same.
  • Very, very good question. It is also a difficult one to answer. I am pro-choice, I don't want women using abortion as birth control. I don't agree with it. However - it is her choice, and it is not something which I would want to prevent a woman from doing. I have no right to do so. Just as I have no will at all to prevent a woman from having an abortion, even though it is something I would not have myself.
  • Because it is an irresponsible way to treat her body and an irresponsible way to treat hospital resources.
  • the same reason why we don't (for example) yank every tooth we get a cavity in. the damage done can be more effectively dealt with in other ways. abortion is very hard on a woman's body and psyche. there are many, very good methods of preventing pregnancy that can and should be used to prevent a pregnancy from occurring in the first place.
  • Birth control should not require general anesthetic and the direct intervention of medical professionals. Contraception, that is, preventing conception in the first place, is a much healthier method of birth control.
  • Like many others who have answered this question, I am wholeheartedly against abortion, but this is a very interesting question. I had to stop and read it to hear the opinions of those who aren't against it. +6
  • First question: Both Erik and amphetamine-happy bunny have a good handle on it. Not only does the woman's body undergo hormonal changes with pregnancy, there are emotional effects of having an abortion each time and do have that done each time as a method of birth control could cause serious psychological trama. Second question: Yes, it's her body, but it took two people to get her pregnant and, depending on your beliefs, who are we to speak for the life that was created? I think that we can mostly all agree that at some point along the way, the fetus is a live being, whether it is actually born yet or not. If we could determine at which point the fetus/baby has a consciousness, I'm sure that would go a long way in deciding when it was and wasn't right to have an abortion.
  • Going through abortions often I would think is hard on the womens mind and body. I don't understand the women who can do that. It makes me feel sick to think of that. It may mess you up so bad that you wouldn't be able to ever have kids if you decided you actually wanted them.
  • Because if that were the case, think of how many times a women could become pregnant in her life time if she was not on birth control and how much younger we could be having children if the girl decided not to have an abortion with her first pregnancy. Very good question and I am trying to not to be mean or bitchy because it is just that, a question. And yes, abortion is very hard on the body. I have watched my sister go threw miscarriage and a pregnancy where the baby was developing in her tube's and that was hard enough on her and the pain she went threw just to have it taken care of was aweful, but she had no choice she had to terminate it. Anything I can do to prevent an unwanted pregnancy for me at this point I am all over, except for abortion, because I do believe i have a choice but I also believe that there are better alternatives. If I am not responsable enough to handle a baby and pregnancy and all the stuff then I need to not be having sex in the first place. birth control is there for a reason, to save the inoccence of life.
  • To use abortion as birth control is insensible as there are many safer and easier preventive birth control methods.
  • does not the baby have a word in this small decision? It may be HER decision(mother) But it's the babies body...
  • I support her choice, if she is willing to take the risk of ruining her body and health by having multiple abortions that could be prevented, not to mention opening her self up to major disease by not using condoms, then by all means let her abort, after all, she is obviously to stupid to be raising children anyway.
  • What's wrong with it? There is a baby in her, it is alive & then to just kill it...That is terrible. I don't know how someone could do that.
  • It is her body, but the LIFE inside does not belong to her to kill.
  • with your reasoning, should we kill the 'extra' people there are on earth because the earth is overpopulated and there are not enough resources to go around?!? it's the same mentality as the Nazis's (with all due respect to non Nazi Germany of today)... hasn't the world learned anything of killing the innocent after 2 world wars? and no, it's not HER body. even though the baby needs her body to grow, they are two different entities, one allowing her body to be used for the growth and development of another - that is the love a mother should have to her unborn baby, the same one that your mother had for you when you were in the womb.
  • I think you're channeling a little Jonathan Swift in "A Modest Proposal" right?
  • My understanding is that some religions forbid the use of contraceptives. Excluding them, choosing abortion as a forn of birth control is ridiculous since contraceptives are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, formats. There is never any excuse to get pregnant. Only the illierate and uninformed/uneducated wouldn't know about the choices available. As for those who are very devout, they have their conscience to guide them...either they take precautions or they have a lot of babies. :)
  • I'm for the death penalty, but I don't believe that means that you should be killed for petty theft or jaywalking. Just because you believe in something doesn't mean you'll believe in the extreme side of it. For most pro choicers, abortion is something that may be necessary on occasion, but we don't want it abused.
  • I'm pro-choice, but using proper birth control is a more responsible and less costly decision. Also, having multiple abortions can wreak havoc on a woman's body and compromise her fertility, which is problematic if she ever wants to be pregnant one day.
  • Nothing. She can abort for any reason she wants and as many times as she wants. That's the pro-choice way.
  • News flash: most abortions are done for birth control reasons. They are done simply because the mother and/or father doesn't want a baby.
  • Many women do use abortion as a form of birth control. It may be legal in the eyes of man, but it is still illegal in the eyes of God. Just because some law states that it is a woman's choice whether or not to kill her unborn child, does not mean that it is moral. But to ask 'what's wrong with using abortion as birth control if you're pro-choice?' is a good question. Why DO so many who claim to be pro-choice also believe that to have multiple abortions is not okay? Because deep down they know that abortion is the murder of an unborn child and NOT just 'some tissue' that will eventually lead to an infant if that beautiful progression is not interferred with. And the term pro-choice is ridiculous anyway. It's pro-abortion in disguise. Did this child have a choice?
  • Morals and ethics aside a from a medical standpoint repetitive abortions can be damaging to the woman's uterus. That said I personally would hope that a woman would use other forms of birthcontrol.

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