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Myki52 
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Posted 8/1/15 , edited 8/1/15
I'm against the belief that pro-choice is anti-life...or vice versa.
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PhantomGundam wrote:

Where's the in between option?

I'm pro-life but with some exceptions. I think a woman should be allowed to have an abortion if she was raped, the child will be born sick, or the pregnancy will bring harm to the woman. There are probably other situations that I can't think of off the top of my head. Those are just the 3 biggest reasons for abortion that I find acceptable.


This in itself is a more interesting debate. I've heard that it comes down to extremists being pro-birth but not pro-life. In this article (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/07/30/1407166/-Catholic-Nun-Explains-Pro-Life-In-A-Way-That-May-Stun-The-Masses), she says this:


"I do not believe that just because you're opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. And why would I think that you don't? Because you don't want any tax money to go there. That's not pro-life. That's pro-birth. We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is."


To put it more simply, you are pro-life if you feel that no woman should have an abortion for any reason that you don't think is acceptable, but you're okay with paying more taxes to low income families with many children as well as back into the overburdened education system. If you are willing to adopt or foster an unwanted child currently in the system rather than have your own natural born child, then you are pro-life.

If you think that women you don't nor will ever know in your lifetime should have the choice to decide whether abortion is the right decision for them, regardless of your feelings, that's pro-choice.
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Even though I'm Christian, I believe in pro choice. I think that women should only be getting abortions if they were raped, or if the pregnancy is harming them, stuff like that. I think that if someone accidentally gets pregnant after consensual sex they shouldn't abort the baby, but at the same time it'd be pretty messed up to make a law prohibiting stuff like that. *sigh* Damn, this subject's complicated...
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Pro Life.

Not for religious reasons at all. I did research, I stand by it. I think there are exceptions...but that's it.
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If I want children, I should be able to have them. If I don't, then I should be able to not have them.
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Posted 8/4/15
Why is this a poll? I just believe a woman is able to make her own choices and that's that.
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Posted 8/4/15

PhantomGundam wrote:

Where's the in between option?

I'm pro-life but with some exceptions. I think a woman should be allowed to have an abortion if she was raped, the child will be born sick, or the pregnancy will bring harm to the woman. There are probably other situations that I can't think of off the top of my head. Those are just the 3 biggest reasons for abortion that I find acceptable.


My whole problem with this argument (That it is acceptable to abort a baby in those three major instances) is that it's still killing. So it's not okay when you accidentally got pregnant because of your own fault, but it is if you didn't have a choice in becoming pregnant? That's like saying stealing is fine if someone forces you with something like blackmail? Or killing is fine if you would be killed instead? (sorry, those examples suck, but they seem extreme enough)


Anyway, pro-choice...actually, I really don't care, just do whatever makes your life easier/less expensive/happier.
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MasakiYonemori wrote:

Why is this a poll? I just believe a woman is able to make her own choices and that's that.


To see where people fall on the spectrum. I know it may sound strange but not everyone thinks the same as you.
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Getting into this topic is risky business, but I would say pro choice/ don't really care to hold a strong position. If you're debating about the birth of a child months from now then you also need to consider years and decades into the future if that child is born, not only for the childs life but for the mother as well. If a women does not have complete faith and confidence in what it takes to bring another life into this world (psychologically , physically, emotionally, financially, etc) then her choice will be the right one. Besides, we need to focus more on those who are currently unprepared and suffering in a battle with life each day.
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Posted 8/4/15

MysticGon wrote:


MasakiYonemori wrote:

Why is this a poll? I just believe a woman is able to make her own choices and that's that.


To see where people fall on the spectrum. I know it may sound strange but not everyone thinks the same as you.


I completely understand. I guess I'm just an open-minded person that's all, so maybe that's why I'm confused as to why people won't let women take part in abortions.
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There isn't one easy answer. People shouldn't willy nilly have kids and get abortions because that is wrong. Whether or not the fetus is developed, it will at one point turn into a living being so you are denying life by having an abortion. What causes problems is when a child is going to be born sick/deformed the mother will die during pregnancy or the child will not be given the life it deserves. If you have a problem with abortion maybe you should adopt some kids whose parents couldn't care for them.
People have a tendency to "want" something a certain way as long as it doesn't impact their life. People don't take responsibility or show any form of empathy for others that is why we have these problems and why things like planned parenthood and Public assistance exist. We are so shitty as a species we have to be forced to help each other which causes a whole another slew of problems.
If we all good just get along and help one another these things wouldn't be a problem.
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Posted 8/5/15 , edited 8/5/15


If it confuses you then you may not be that open-minded. Being able to put yourself in the other side's shoes is a quality not everyone has.
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Posted 8/5/15 , edited 8/5/15
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Posted 8/5/15 , edited 8/5/15
Pro-choice.

I care, since I can actually get pregnant & my choices of wanting an abortion or not should be all up to me.

never understood why people are so sensitive & dread on topics like this & almost anything related to women tbh.
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