ANSWERS: 29
  • At what point does a human get the spark of life? Certainly it is before the person is actually born. First trimester, second trimester? Conception? I don't know if it's selfish or not but you can't argue that life begins very early, if not immediately, in the pregnancy stages. If you could answer that question here you'd have solved countless hours and arguments over the last 50 years.
  • I cannot think that because it is a personal choice and it is based on each individual case...
  • Yes. That life that is growing inside of the womb is totally dependent on the mother to keep him or her alive. What reason could the mother have to terminate this life other than selfishness?
  • yes, your taking away a childs chance at life.
  • Methink the baby would want to live if given a vote.
  • Hahaha. No. It's not. That's why it is legal. *Anxiously awaits negative feedback*
  • It depends upon the circumstances. If someone was raped, then no it is not selfish at all. If someone was just being stupid and sleeping around without protection, I think it is very selfish, not to mention, pure murder.
  • yes, and cruel. we call ourselves the land of the brave but were over here killing innocent baby's that moms are to lazy to put up for adoption or got pregnant because their boyfriend didn't were protection. i understand if its rape or it happened bye chance and i didn't mean to offended anyone im just putting out what i know is true.
  • yes it can be of course. I've never really felt comfortable with either side on this issue. I think if u get preg , tough it out and put the kid up for adoption. But not in all cases.
  • In some cases, yes, it is selfishness. In some other cases is the consequence of irresposible behavior. After a careless behavior, winding up with a pregnancy that was neither planned nor wanted in the first place; then they resort to abortion as a solution to getting rid of the "problem". Of course, not every abortion case falls into the same category. Some people bother to offer what it appears to be some genuine and justified reasons(health issues, life-threatening pregnancy,etc). Others would simply argue it is a choice which falls over the domain of "civil rights"
  • i think it depends on the circumstances. if she's having an abortion b/c of her age/income/etc than i don't think that its selfish. but if she's having one b/c she doesn't want to "lose her figure" or b/c of negative feelings toward the father than that would be selfish. i personally think that if i were in that situation i wouldn't have an abortion b/c i'm old enough to be responsible and i would feel terrible later on.
  • No, I think it's selfish to bring a kid into the world when you aren't ready for it, just because someone thinks they are all "cute". As if it's their own personal doll.
  • I think late term abortion except in emergencies is inexcusable. I am otherwise pro-choice.
  • That would all depend upon the mothers motives and reasons for the abortion.
  • Yes, because you may not want the baby, but do you think the baby wants to die? You are only thinking of yourself, and the baby may make you feel. No about the baby, how they feel, the impact that child could have on the world, all the families who cannot have their own children and are looking to adopt, ect.
  • I think it is, very much so, but that doesn't mean I would want to ban it. I don't like it but I don't have the right to tell others what to do.
  • No not in the least. It can actually be the most unselfish act one can do. I sure wish my mom would have had the chance to get one. Her life would have been much better.
  • obviously, abortion is a decision that a woman makes when considering the effects it will have on her life AND the baby's life. It is selfish but also unselfish. And, let's face it, all actions are selfish. Even this post was written so that you could feel gratification in some fashion.... And, my answer gives me some sort of gratification, just like eating chocolate, doing good deeds, and taking showers in the morning... In the end, i do not think selfishness is really a factor in determining whether or not someone should or should not have an abortion. I think the mother should consider all aspects of the pregnancy and child rearing process. Will the father be around to raise the child? Will they have enough money to support the child? Will they be bringing the child into an abusive environment? Is the mother addicted to drugs and unable to stop during pregnancy? Does the child have a high chance of inheriting a deadly disease, like Huntington's disease which is 50-50 shot, or AIDS? Its great that there are adoption options, but that doesn't solve the problem in a lot of cases. And, even if it did, the unborn child is just a very small embryo. Hate me for saying it, but its not the same thing as a child. Its just not. I guess if you are really religious, then you think its a religious issue, but if that was the case, then why argue all the stuff about adoption, and selfishness, etc, when you can just say its wrong b/c god said so!
  • I feel only God has the right to take a life and then I also feel that it depends on the medical situation. I am not decided on it.
  • So you would rather be dead? And it's only miserable if you make it miserable. You can't guarantee there life will be in a group home either, some family may adopt them and they could grow up with a perfectly normal life.
  • No. I think it's selfish to bring a child in this world. I don't know why women would keep these things after having unprotected sex and accidentally get pregnant.
  • If the mother wants an abortion because she cannot provide for the child, that would be like saying her child would be better off dead. If she doesnt want the child she can do the responsible thing and put it up for adoption. Abortion is just a way of hiding away from the problem and avoiding it and yes I think it is selfish.
  • yes, it is about as selfish as a human being can get
  • Of course it's selfish!
  • Yes I do... But is it absolutely none of my business if someone wants to be selfish or not? No, it isin't any of my business at all!
  • Abortion is selfish when its used as another form of birth control,or that the unborn baby's sex isn't the one that the parents hoped for.Abortion is justified when it will injury the mothers health to continue with the pregnancy,or when a woman is raped.
  • Extremely selfish. In most cases the persons involved want to behave irresponsibly and then don't want to have to deal with the consequence of their actions..so they just get rid of it. A woman does have the right to make choices concerning her OWN body. If they don't want children they have the right to have their tubes tied, or if they want to have bigger boobs the have the right to choose to have a boob job, or if they want a flatter belly they have the right to choose to have a tummy tuck..those things have to do with only THEIR BODIES...but once they put another life into the equation that changes the dynamics of the situation. A woman does not even have the legal right to kill herself..so why should she have the right to kill the baby inside of her?
  • I'd be curious to hear everyone's views on welfare. Do you think it's selfish for a potential mother with no way to support her child had the child and lived off welfare for the rest of her life. This happens everyday and the same people who are against abortion complain about paying taxes to support these babies.
  • yes/no....I am wish-washy about this one....depends on the persons life.

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