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On Abortion

  1. Alexander Brenner profile image81
    Alexander Brennerposted 6 years ago

    I didn't know where else to post this opinion without risk of being harassed. The Hubpages community is full of people who are intelligent and open minded. I appreciate after reading any comment you may have and I welcome criticism, please be dignified.


    I recently had a thought on the the pro-choice v. pro-life debate. I feel that people who are dedicated anti-abortionists, and I may be mistaken, think that pro-choice people are advocating having unprotected sex and no responsibility, as if they thought abortions should be common place. Let me just say that even pro-choice advocates consider abortions a worst case scenario. There is not a whole community of people who love abortions. This lead me to wonder whether pro-life advocates know this. I then wonder, if they knew that pro-choice advocates still consider abortions a terrible thing to happen, why they would fight to remove options for themselves. Anyone in a tight spot will tell you that options are some of the most valuable assets you can have. This is where I implore response, why fight so hard, all to give yourself less options in life?

  2. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    They don't believe in options. They believe in law
    usually the one way, so called God's way. As government its called theocracy.

  3. Sherry Hewins profile image96
    Sherry Hewinsposted 6 years ago

    I totally agree with you Alexander. Unwanted pregnancy should be avoided, so the choice to have an abortion never needs to be made. Unfortunately a lot of the people fighting so hard to deny abortion as a choice are also fighting sex education and easy access to birth control.

  4. Angela Blair profile image80
    Angela Blairposted 6 years ago

    You've definitely made a valid point Alexander. I am a Christian and a pro-lifer yet find myself, when pondering the subject of abortion, finding valid reasons for abortion. Perhaps the bottom line, cold as it may sound, is questioning the reason for the abortion. When one takes into consideration, rape, etc. I find myself leaning toward a "yes." When I think about the uneducated, ignorant, immoral and irresponsible I lean toward "no." Can't help but wonder if there are others like myself who find themselves in this quandry. I also fear if abortion was absolutely, postively a lawful solution to unwanted pregnancy would it become a birth control tool for the irresponsible? Seems I have more questions than answers but "choice" and "options" are powerful words in the abortion question as we're talking about one human being having the option to destroy another human being (then we're back to the question of when life truly begins). I rarely find myself in the middle of the road on any important subject (which abortion definitely is) but seems the more I study your question, and others like it, the more muddled my opinion becomes. I do know that I don't want to be put in the position of paying for abortions whether through Obamacare of any other government entity. Should that happen I would feel personally responsible for abortion and I find that abominable.

  5. profile image0
    icountthetimesposted 6 years ago

    I'm not sure that I'd say hubpages is massively open minded. In fact, I'm suprised at how many very conservative people are on the site. I can certainly understand an anti abortion stance in general, but in cases of rape, I find those adamant that a woman should not have the right to choose to be quite extreme. A balance needs to be sought with these sensitive issues.

  6. Disturbia profile image61
    Disturbiaposted 6 years ago

    I'm pro-choice because I'm a realist. Abortion is not something new. It has been taking place for thousands of years and it will not just stop because some people may want it to. Better to have it legal and take place in a clean and safe enviornment than against the law and happening in some dirty back room, because somebody else's religion and/or politics are not going to amount to a hill of beans to a desperate woman wanting to terminate an unwanted pregnancy.

  7. cherylone profile image92
    cheryloneposted 6 years ago

    Abortion, a tough subject.  Many are for and many are against.  Some say its murder and some say its not.  I, myself, do not agree with abortion as a form of birth control, but I also believe that there are times when abortion is a needed and necessary thing.  I feel that too many people try to force the abortion issue while screaming that it is because of their religion and then doing something like beating a pregnant woman and causing her to lose her baby or blowing up an abortion clinic with people inside-didn't they just commit murder?  How can they justify that type of behavior?

 
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