Abortion, what is your views on this sensitive issue? is it morally wrong or do you support it?
Do you think abortion is murder, or do people have the right to do what they will with whoever is in their bodies?
I am pro choice. However, I believe the only reason a woman should consider abortion if she knows in her heart that she will be bring the child into a dangerous environment.
i don't think that's a good reason to dispose of a human life, people can always move from any environment.
Some people may not have money to move to this beautiful environment. (Homeless) Some are drug addicts who know they have no plans in changing there lifestyles. Some are in domestic situation who know that after the baby the will not leave the man.
As you have said, it is a very sensitive issue. I believe it is morally wrong. But there may be circumstances when abortion may look to be justifiable. But, whatever be the justification and its weightage, my conscience would definitely prick me and keep pricking me if I were to be a party to any such decision.
It's not a choice that I would make myself, but I would never want that choice taken away from any other woman.
Because a woman has the right to decide what she wants to do with her own body/life. Simple.
first question is how is her baby her body? 2nd question is if her kid is 2 and is suddenly making her life difficult financially or otherwise, does she have the right to kill it
It's her body that's growing, birthing, nourishing, and taking responsibility for the baby.
I see a massive difference between a fetus and a two year old.
ok. sure her body does all that for the baby, but her body "doing" something is different than "being" hers, dont you think? what is the difference between a fetus and a 2 year old, that makes one ok to kill, and the other not?
A fetus cannot survive without growing inside of the mother.
I do agree with putting a time limit on abortions - it's 20 weeks here, I'm okay with that.
thats true, it cant grow without mom nourishing it and taking care of it. why does its dependency on mom make it ok to kill it? arent babies 20 weeks and older, or even a newborn, completely dependent? is it then ok to kill a newborn on this view?
Yes, a newborn is dependent but it can be dependent on someone other than its mother if the mother doesn't want that responsibility.
Fetuses are viable after 24 weeks, which is why I feel less comfortable with late term abortions.
i think i see. so youre ok with abortion prior to 20 weeks, because the fetus is dependent on mom alone? is that right?
I'm pro choice. Meaning - pro women having the choice. This does not mean I am pro-abortion, merely that women should have the choice.
I wouldn't have one myself, but that doesn't mean I have the right to deny that choice to another woman who's background and situation I do not know.
I believe it is the woman's choice as it is her body. It would be far better if people took more care not to get pregnant in the first place, but I know mistakes happen as people are not perfect.
but do you think that the disposing of another human being whether it be in you or out is ethical and moral?
I think it is morally wrong to have a child you don't want when the world is full of unwanted and unloved children. So the answer is yes that sometimes an abortion is the right thing to do.
Christin - if a person has a 2 year old and does not want him/ her, is it better they kill it, so it does end up unwanted and unloved?
speer138 Of course you wouldn't kill a child that has already been born. I'm talking about a fetus that cannot survive outside the mother's body. I don't agree with aborting babies past the 12 to 14-week mark unless for medical reasons.
christin - so youre ok with abortion as long as the fetus is unable to survive on its own?
I like how you phrased " with whoever is in their body". Because a lot of people like to say a person can do what they want with their own body. But the baby is not their own body is it? That being said I do believe its murder. I do not support anyone's decision of unjustly taking a life, no matter the location or stage of development.
all points are valid, but i think that morality and ethics has a lot to do with it. Many argue that too many unwanted children are born so it is ok to kill a few while they are still in womb. That is a bit harsh for women to think like that
i agree thats harsh. i also agree its a moral issue. i dont see the justification in killing someone because they are unwanted, despite their location.
I'm pro-choice not that it matters.
As a male in the U.S. (only the woman can decide) whether to go to term or not. A man can neither force a woman to have his child or force her to abort. Most women elect to go full term giving birth.
Clearly this will always be a heated debate and especially for those who are religious. In a nation that espouses separation of church and state it is futile to use a religious argument to convince someone else to change their mind.
Some people oppose abortion even in cases of rape and incest.
A woman who is pro-life won't have an abortion and a woman who is pro-choice has the "option" to have an abortion but may not necessarily do so.
Either way it's legal and also a private decision left up to the woman.
Yes I believe abortion is murder. The real question is an unborn child a person? The answer is yes, therefore this trumps any claim about a right to their own body regarding the life of another human being.
Maybe this is inconsistent with what I believe but I would support an abortion in the rare instance where the life of mother is threatened.
As far as the Bible goes, it says in The Psalms, " For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb." Because God formed the unborn child we have no right to murder it.
Abortion, murder? Oh how grim...
Life starts at the moment of conception
"This is the definition given in any respectable medical textbook. To declare a beginning of life at any point after the fusing of a wife’s egg and a husband’s contribution is irrational and an exercise in sophistical chicanery. Only machines such as clocks and cars come into existence part by part. Living beings come into existence all at once and gradually unfold their world of innate potential. A living human person begins to exist at the moment of conception, even though only as a cell. What is important is not the accident of size or weight but the essence – which is fully human. The unborn baby has a distinct, unchanging and unrepeatable genetic code, unique in all of history, from the moment of conception till death. Nothing is added except nutrition and oxygen.
Church teaching on abortion is clear and unequivocal: Abortion is murder. There are no exceptions allowed, no compromises possible.The continuing war on terror has lead to a renewed national consciousness of the high price of war, and, for many, a heightened desire for peace. Yet, despite all this concern, the most horrible war of all has gone all but unnoticed. This is a war going on within our own borders, and it has claimed 56 million American lives in the last 41 years.
This scourge is as horrible as anything terrorists can fathom, because it strikes at the very core of humanity and our country: the family. By destroying the most basic human bond of all—that between mother and child—abortion dissolves the precious glue that binds our nation together.
While mother and child are the first victims, there is not a single element of society that is not affected by abortion. Mother, child, father, husband, aunt, uncle, friend, sibling and grandparent alike suffer the scars of the abortionist’s scalpel."
I have never seen any pro-choicers advocate for anything but abortion. Show me one anywhere that is publicly demonstrating to choose life instead of abortion. "Pro-Choice" is nothing but a ruse, a kinder gentler way of saying it's OK to murder your unborn if you choose. You were once an enchanting child, as all babies are. Today you are an abortionist, a killer of babies. Do you not regret your wicked deeds? Do you not see the innocent blood of our children that stains your hands and cries out to God?
Yes, God! Your creator and because he is love if you repent from your sin of embracing murder he can forgive you.
The problem with Roe v Wade is that the Supreme Court didn't get judicial notice to determine when life begins to be used as a construct to determine if a life has been taken prematurely, as well as criminally.
As far as a right, it would only exist if the court didn't recognize and embryo, or fetus as being alive. but if it did, then the right would be tha same as over a child that had been born. The mother doesn't have the right to have that new born killed.
I would at least change the Roe v Wade to contain only the first trimester to allow abortions as a right, and then after that only in the case of medical emergencies.
I don't support using Abortion as a lazy woman's post birth control method. Many women have more than one abortion.
End of third term abortions really have a problem, if there was no reason to believe that the term would have completed successfully.
Barring any medical complications, I can't support it.
Without upsetting too many people, I will keep my answer short and simple. First, allow me to say that this question is in regards of everyone's opinions and nobody's opinion is wrong nor right.
I don't think I'll personally ever get an abortion, but I do believe women should have the choice of it being available to them.
Hmm i see your point, but isn't that choice a murderous one, well to me it this is it. Mam, do you want to murder this child or not?
As I said, everyone is entitled to think and believe however they choose too. Anyone saying "you're wrong, I'm right" regarding their way of thinking is wrong, no matter what side your on. I respect people who think it's murder and those who don't.
i dont think its a matter of thinking and believing whatever you choose to. It is simple, did you take a life? Yes, you have committed murder. Did you bring a life? Good, you are an angel.
Well this is where opinions come to play again. That's your opinion, but not mine. And that's okay. I think it depends on the individuals way of thinking. Because obviously some don't believe it is murder. Disagreements and opinions help make life.
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