Yesterday marked the 40 year anniversary of Roe vs Wade. Are women in a better place today?
My Mother was a nurse from 1960 until 1986. During that time she described how woman came into the emergency rooms with coat hangers or knitting needles stuck in them, septic, bleeding and worse. She was a Christian woman who believed in life. But after what she saw and friends being raped she applauded when women were given a right to choose. She also saw that orderlies & interns were helping to kill & sterilize women Why does this battle rage on?
I think women are still having many of the same issues as they did 40 years ago especially if they are uneducated. I read in the newspaper yesterday that over half of the women today have no idea what Roe vs Wade even is.
I agree Sexladydee - I'm old enough to remember those days! Abortions will happen whether it is legal or not so why not keep it safe? It is still a very emotional decision and something each woman should have the right to decide.
It seems to be better...at least for now procedures aren't taking place in kitchens and bath-tubs across all 50 states. Although down the line who knows? Many people still and always will see first-trimester abortions as not a right to "choose" but a "right" to kill. Every election the more conservative politicians stick their agendas into the uterus of every woman to gain approval ratings and to garner votes. As a spiritual person I have my own beliefs around this issue but will fight if it is ever necessary to keep Roe versus Wade from being over-turned. It also greatly saddens me to hear many women don't even know the case??? Half? Jeez I really hope they got that number wrong!
I also thought it was better until I saw that the last Congress tried to push thru over 35 x bills to restrict & outlaw Roe vs Wade. I had 26 wk baby & believe in life. But as a young victim of rape I would not have chosen to have a baby as a
I applaud you for the difficult decision you needed to make. Although I am sure love trumped the violence of conception. Thank-you for this topic it has made for some interesting debate.
Thanks for your input Laura. I know it's a hotbed topic & I find those cause us to have more in depth conversations. I would never cousel abortion but I understand & respect a woman's right to choose. Dee
Unfortunately there is regression into the dark days. There was a segment on the evening news the other day showing pregnant teenagers in Mississippi being forced to watch sonogram images of foetuses to "help them make decisions about abortion".
Sickening, to say the least.
Roe v Wade is the best compromise between two divergent views.
As the pregnancy progress from trimester to trimester the interest of the state becomes larger.
We keep on using rape as the reason for abortion, but you know that abortion is used more frequently as fix the oops scenario.
With rape, the abortion process wouldn't need to go beyond the first trimester so the procedure would be less invasive. But as the pregnancy develops the abortion is now going after something that is living. Abortions are being done where the baby could have actually lived on its own, but the doctors actually had to kill it.
I am also not convinced that people that have multiple abortions are not really just working the system.
We could always have a laws the limits abortions to the first trimester, and then after that time only in the case of an emergency or with court approval.
Abortion shouldn't replace safe sex, and the use of protection for unwanted pregnancies. Rape is not up to the woman so that would make it an exception.
I don't understand what you mean by "working the system."
Sherry I believe the reference is to the fact that Medicaid will pay for an abortion. Which implies it was free. Ib You obviously have never been raped or closely involved with someone who has. It can take months for an individual to function. Dee
I think Roe vs Wade gave women an out for poor choices and not taking responsibility for their actions. Of course, I am not talking about rape which is not a choice but a violation of one's person. And, I am not talking about medical emergency which would save the life of the woman. But, if we look around....we will see just how much of a lack of respect that a woman now has for her self than forty years ago....when one was faced with the reality of taking responsibility for her actions. And, even though many may have taken part in this process....a few learned the lesson....while other's continue to play. It amazes me that the child is unwanted and done away with while there are so many that are willing to adopt. Still, more amazing to me is the willingness to keep practicing free sex and the potential of contracting something far more dangerous than a baby.
1st I can attest to using birth control in my marriage and getting pregnant. It isn't perfect. Yes over a 100,000 children of color available for adoption but women choose to go to China to get babies. Making a hard decsion is responsible. Dee
Perhaps, then one should make the choice to refrain from being sexually active.....holding out for the right one.....showing respect to self and the one who is to come into one's life. Being responsible for choice and actions.
We both know that you're correct. I've worked with young people for the last 20 years and they don't look at things the same way we were raised to. Thank you for your input. Dee
It depends on how you look at things. We can all assume that life for a female has gotten easier because of the job market and how there are more laws to protect our rights. We also have more power then before, but still, life with a women is hard. We are still treated as property and as though what makes us a women is a sin that can used against us. Females are viewed as weak and only needed for those "certain activities". Males are not always to blame either, there are women in the world who believe that they, themselves, are beneath the world and deserve pain, humiliation, or even those who find themselves above everyone.
I would think they are.. but it some situations I suppose it's still the same, and in others worse. You trade one problem really for others no matter what you do.
by Laura Tykarski 8 years ago
It has been forty years but this ruling still troubles some people. What are your personal views?http://news.yahoo.com/roe-v-wade-turns- … 45029.html
by Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago
I read this was true and I just have to know if it is, please! Please provide links to prove what you say. Surely we are not going to be aborting babies ready to come into the world fully developed and healthy?
by Mahsa S 5 years ago
Are you For Abortion or Against it and why? Do women really have a choice in this situation?There are people who are for and against abortion..I want to know why you are against it and why are you for it?... Do we as women REALLY (men are allowed to answer also) have the right to choose if we want...
by IDONO 8 years ago
If abortion is outlawed, should women that smoke and drink when pregnant be considered criminals?Anti-abortion activists want the legal choice of a woman to have an abortion taken away. I don't understand how people want to make that choice illegal but the legal choice of a pregnant woman smoking a...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 8 years ago
NEVER, EVER understand about a woman's unmitigated right to choose & control her reproductive destiny?
by promisem 5 years ago
The abortion debate is dominated by two extremes. On the one side, "pro life" extremists insist that abortion is murder. On the other side, "pro choice" extremists insist that abortion is a personal choice.I have met quite a few people who think they belong to one or the other....
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