Friday, February 10, 2012

Pro-Choice

My impression might be wrong but at least in the area I live it appears pro-life dominates over pro-choice as the standard stance on the issue of abortion. This might because of outside groups or inside groups being more active on one side than the other. I'm not sure. Yesterday, I posed this question to my friends on Facebook, to see how many people were pro-choice and let their viewpoints be heard, since so often I have only heard one side. What I received were some surprising and enlightening revleations:

"I think the way every woman treats their body is up to them." -Nikki S.

"Pro-choice, because I know it's not my choice. I wouldn't get an abortion myself, but I won't push my feelings onto someone else." -Danielle W.

"I am. I would not presume to tell anyone else what they can or can't do with their body and while a woman is carrying a fetus inside herself, it is part of her body. The law does not recognize a child as a human being until it has drawn a breath outside the mother's body, which means it's not murder. If you give a fetus rights, you could also arrest any expectant mother who ate too much junk food or smoked with child endangerment. If you give a fetus rights, what do you call a miscarriage? Involuntary manslaughter? I think adoption is dandy, but abortion is fine too. It's not my choice and I don't want to make it for other women." -Kathryn J.

"I think there are certain situations where it would be okay; rape, too sick to stay pregnant, a forming fetus that may never fully form, too high a chance of miscarriage. These are situations where it could cause more harm and pain having the child, than ending the pregnancy before it really begins. Though I am torn, if you just kill a child because you don't want to be a parent, I feel that is wrong. That is just my opinion, but there are MANY families who cannot have a child and are up for open adoptions and paying your bills while pregnant." -Rebeca G.

8 comments:

  1. Ben I (and this is for myself and I pass no judgment on anyone else) am anti abortion, but I am not pro life. I think that it is not my job to dictate to others what to do as far as this issue is concerned. My belief is that in some of these situations the man involved needs to step up and rase their children, that if they were willing to do this that action would negate the need for some abortions. Also family support insted of condemnation might help. I believe that women have the right to choose, and that we as a society need to offer our help to these women no matter what way they decide...

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  2. I'm really not on either side. And I wish we didn't need abortion and men would step up. The world is so far from idealistic though, forcing us to make impossibly harsh decisions. I'm very thankful this is something I never have to decide.

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  3. Your impressions aren't wrong, Ben. There are actually more "pro-lifers" in America than "pro-choicers." Of course, I say that more in a "YAY" tone, but you probably expected that one already.

    I'm with you on wishing abortion no longer felt like a necessity. I'd MUCH rather younger gals just treasure themselves and not get themselves into these situations. And that men would be more loving and take more responsibility if a pregnancy should happen.

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  4. I would say if we gave people more of a safety net and options it would be less of a problem. Don't make them fear the expense, not finding work. That of course is the moonbat in my mind speaking ;-)

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    1. I second that, our people are our greatest national tresure and we should treat them as such...

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  5. Choice is always the key..nicely composed Ben..Jae

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    1. Does that mean you're pro-choice, Jae? :-)

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