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You're Entitled to Your Opinion

Updated on December 12, 2010

You know when people say you are entitled to your own opinion but what they really mean is you are entitled to their opinion.  I am probably guilty of this as well.  Today I was having a conversation with someone who I  have known for about 4 years about the abortion stand.  I have to say I am totally against abortion even in rape situations.  Why? Bluntly I think it is murder and rape being a horrible thing I know actually first hand, yet who gives us the right to do away with a human life.  Anyway while I was talking with this person I said the all too common words, " You are entitled to your opinion", I really meant I will keep talking until you see my point. I clearly explained that I think adoption is a better option. 

My point is people including myself don't like when people don't agree with them.  It is human nature.  Usually if I don't agree with someone about a major topic it means I am not like minded and I don't want to get to know them anymore than I have.  Maybe this wrong or maybe this is childish I don't know.  Although some things are just trivial to me and I still like them.  

I must say though that anyone who has had an abortion or been apart of encouraging someone to have one that I don't judge you.  Most people that I have spoken too who have had one regret it and the act often haunts them. Not all, but most. I also talked to a person whose mother was just about to have an abortion, she was prepped and on the table and changed her mind and jumped off the table. He was the almost abortion. He now has five children.

Life choices are hard no one said they were easy, but they can be right. When I was sixteen I thought I was pregnant and my grandmother who raised me said "that's OK you will have an abortion".  Thankfully, I wasn't pregnant but I would have done what my Grandma said at the time.  So no I don't judge, I just state what I believe now.  And no I can't change the beliefs of anyone but maybe I can make someone think about it before making that decision.  We are all titled to our own opinions but will be judged for our choices.


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    • Sky321 profile image

      Sky321 7 years ago from Canada

      Thanks for all your sincere comments.

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      Lori Colbo 7 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      May our good Lord bring you healing from your trauma. Been there, done that. It's hard. As for your opinion, you are right, it is our human nature. When I say or hear someone else say you are entitled your opinion I interpret it as "You are entitled to your opinion even though it is wrong and you are bad for thinking that way." I am ashamed to say sometimes I feel superior or more together than the other person when I say it. God be merciful to me a sinner, eh? What is really humbling or even humiliating sometimes is when you find out the other person was right all along. I agree earnestly with you on the abortion issue. Right on sister.

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      fred allen 7 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

      You are blessed among a people who live under a curse. You see the value of life. You understand the wrong in taking a life just to make your own life easier. I am proud to call you sister. I will open myself to ridicule for my belief without fear or regret. I applaud you for your honesty and letting yourself be vulnerable because of your view. I stand with you!

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      David Guion 7 years ago from North Carolina

      "You're entitled to your opinion" usually means, "You're completely wrong of course, but I'll be magnanimous and grant you the right to be wrong."

      By the way, you're the first rape victim I've ever encountered who opposes abortion even in the case of rape! I wonder if your friend thinks you're entitled to your opinion!

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      William Kovacic 7 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA


      You're certainly entitled to your opinion. I just happen to agree with you.

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      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      There are times when we must agree to disagree and swallow our pridefulness.

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      Vladimir Uhri 7 years ago from HubPages, FB

      I do appreciate your Hub very much. Any spilled blood will hunt the person sooner or later. The blood has the voice.

      Without trying to judge the worse crime is when someone murder her or his own innocent "blood".

      But God is merciful for those who did it.

      Any opinion may be wrong, but being on the side of Word of God is best.

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      bagnmoreblessings 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Great wisdom my friend. Thank you for all your hubs, what a blessing they have been.