Abortion is a medical procedure resulting in the termination of a human pregnancy and death of a fetus. Abortion was banned in 30 states until the 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade. The ruling made abortion legal in all 50 states but gave them regulatory powers over when abortions could be performed during a pregnancy. Currently, all states must allow abortions early in pregnancies but may ban them in later trimesters.
Pro-life, but allow in cases of rape, incest, or danger to the mother or child
If we are truly pro-life, then why are we okay with exceptions? If being pro-life means to be anti-abortion, should we not be against abortion in all cases, no matter how the child is conceived. Abortion always takes the life of an innocent human being and harms women in more ways than one. Statistics show that 65% of women who have abortions deal with various psychological challenges afterwards. Abortion does not help women but harms them. There is no case where abortion is medically necessary due to medical advances.
If the Father of the unborn child is willing and capable of caring for the child and wants to assume legal custody of child and is a fit parent, I feel he should have an equal say in the decision. There should be rights for Fathers who are able and willing.
I think this may encourage people to be more thoughtful about intimacy. I believe Men should have a say in the decision of the termination of their unborn child.
I also believe in required counseling before and after abortion as it often leads to eventual traumatic disorders and depression.
There is no evidence showing that the woman has her mental wellness affected from an abortion. Who is going to pay for all of that? The main reason why a woman gets an abortion is because she is financially unstable and cannot afford to care for a child. Sure, it would be nice for a man to have the chance, but the amount of stigma around pregnancy. A abortion is for a woman not a man. A woman's body is more affected by the outcome, and if the man wanted the child then most likely she would not be having an abortion. Plus, how are you suppose to enforce that? Is the clinic suppose to do a hous… Read more
The main reason why a woman gets an abortion is because she is financially unstable and cannot afford to care for a child.
I disagree with this, because why would a woman get pregnant, but be financially unstable. If this is the case, then why did she even decide to get pregnant if she could not afford to care for the child. Remember this was her choice to get pregnant.
not always the choice to get pregnant
the idea that its okay to be having unprotected sex when you cannot financially afford a child is so irresponsible and so ignorant that the only answer is DONT HAVE SEX until you are mature enough to do it responsibly. Sex for young girls at ages under 18 shouldnt be considered a right. If a girl has not even finished high school when shes having sex then she needs to understand that she either is going to have a difficult time financially caring for a baby, or that shes going to have to put it up for adoption. She is ill prepared to make those chouces herself. Again...thats not a vood enough reason to have an abortion.
While it usually would be the mother's choice, I do understand that there are cases where the mother didn't have a say in this or was misinformed. I disagree with abortions because I believe mothers should be held accountable for their choices and that abortions got in the way of that, but in cases where there is no accountability and the mother did this against her will, I do want to keep abortion as a thing because I believe that a woman should have a say in stuff like this, but to ensure she will commit to these responsibilities before doing the act. To infringe on that freedom is unacceptable and will be corrected.
Then it's also her choice to get an abortion. Plus sometimes she never asked for one so why get one.
There is no evidence showing that the woman has her mental wellness affected from an abortion.
Counseling is not just to guide someone whose mental wellness. There are Counselors trained for all kinds of things. A counselor dealing with abortion will probably ask the client why they want the abortion and will work with them to see if either getting an abortion is justified, or if there are programs that can suit the mother's needs.
I feel he should have an equal say in the decision
The man in the relationship can something but the woman doesn't have to listen. The embryo is growing in her not him. The man has no say so in what the woman does with her body. If she decides she doesn't want to carry the embryo that is her personal choice. You cannot tell a woman what to do with her body, you can suggest something, but don't tell her she needs to do this and that.
It takes two people to have a baby, so I personally believe that the parents should agree on the decision to abort the baby or not. Both opinions should be taken into consideration and talked about between the parents on what is best to do for them personally.
i think that all medical reasons should be allowed.
There should be determining factors for abortions, limits on when an abortion can be performed, including age health of the mother. Both biological parents must be equally informed and agreeing and must be a very early abortion like within 8 weeks of conception.
In cases of rape it must be reported first of a rape to the authorities or cannot be considered rape if no rape was reported and a rape kit performed by a hospital. in cases of incest there should be charges following against the perp.
no mid term or late term abortions permitted unless serious medical complications for the child or mother. Read more
I'm personally against it but strongly believe that it's just like the presidential election, if you don't vote you can't say anything. If you disagree with abortion what are you going to do to help those kids who didn't get aborted and are now in foster homes? If you're going to be against it, do something to help. Adopt that baby of the mother you judged for wanting an abortion.
I do not agree with a helpless human life being ended purely because of any unfortunate circumstance which may have created that life. But I DO NOT agree that my beliefs should be FORCED upon another. Let each make their choices until science can factually determine when life begins.
Science has concluded that life begins at conception. I would accept the libertarian argument to let each person make their own decision regarding this issue if the same standard was applied to other issues by the left. The same people advocating for COVID vax and mask mandates argue that its not the governments position to rule on abortion. I believe this statement would be true if the idea of power to the individual was applied everywhere else. Unfortunately, its not so that's why I disagree with your statement.
End all programs, no abortive procedures period. Lock up all doctors, nurses, staff of any facility that participated in any abortive acts. I want stiff penalties for medical staff and go after any women who have had an abortion and grandfathering it. For each abortion 15 years to life it is premeditated murder not only for the woman also the man that impregnated her!!!!!!!!!!
What??? Are you joking or are you litteraly being serious, you know my Aunt almost died since she almost could not get an abortion since you guys think it’s murder. If you been all abortions then you may be saving babies, but you are not saving women, you do not avocate for them. Also a fifth teen year sentence, that’s a bit extreme, also I know you might not be familiar with the term, but...have you ever heard of rape?
You see you don't understand the concept that it is not your body but it is theirs. Many people say that abortions are wrong but you have no say in what a woman does with her body. Yes, it may not always be the right thing to do but some people just can't afford to have a kid at the time. It doesn't mean that you should just go kill it instead have time to think if that is what you really, and if it is that is your choice. No one gets to have a say in what you do with your body. Say someone was raped and got pregnant, do you really think a woman is going to want to keep a child that came from a man who hurt her. In some cases they do keep the baby. It really is just that woman's choice. Not yours or anybody elses.
I agree that a woman gets to choose what happens to her body- but only if it is her body. She dosen't have the right to kill a baby because the baby is its own seperate body, and the woman can't choose for it.
The fetus has neither personhood, nor the right to a woman's biological products. On either grounds, abortion is moral.
We were all once in the fetal stage of development that doesn't mean we weren't always human beings. Regardless of your definition of personhood, we morally don't have the right to end another life for our convenience. As for the stealing of a "women's biological products," we all better call our moms to apologize for the "theft." While we're at it, we can thank her for choosing life.
What is personhood? Does this definition from dictionary.com match what you mean? (https://www.dictionary.com/browse/personhood)
Do newborn infants that are 100% reliant on others to care for them in possession of personhood? What about people in comas, or those who have dementia?
oh my lord please shut up. lets say you were sexually assaulted and ended up pregnant. would you carry and raise that child ???? no. if you had an illness that if you gave birth you would lose your life. would you continue the pregnancy??? not a single should has the right to dictate what a woman does to her body or with her body. if youre not getting the abortion, dont worry about it.
Jail all journalists and politicians that use this as an inflammatory and divisive issue.
Abortion should be mandatory for anyone with an IQ under 120.
Your kidding right? This is the most ridiculous comment I have ever seen. Your IQ has nothing to with abortion. See you people who are Pro-life seem to just throw anything into the situation. A woman who decides to abort the fetes growing inside of her is her personal choice. Her IQ is just another thing that many believe a woman has to have to have a conman sense in life. Some mothers just aren't meant to be. Those who aren't ready to be mothers and keep the baby tend to be the ones who neglect and abuse their children.
I don't think this person is being serious, and he is not a pro-lifer if he is saying he thinks anyone with a 120 IQ and below( WHICH IS AVEREAGE IQ LEVEL I THINK) should be Forced to have an abortion, so stupid people aren't breeding basically. This would never happen though of course. I think it would be a good idea if high-school females were given an incentive to get an IUD, I think they have 3-5 year effectiveness, and her parents got tax credits or stimulus checks, first year free college, something to prevent teenage pregnancy, but that will never happen either.
Pro-Choice up-to third trimester OR the mother's life is in danger. A larger society-based question must be asked.
I'm pro-choice with an asterisk. I don't support third trimester abortion [unless the mother is in danger], and perhaps mid-second trimester. The mother would've had plenty of time to consider a prior to the third* trimester.
A larger question lies further than treating a fetus as a human being. If we as a society believe the fetus to be truly human, we must treat them as-such after as-well. We cannot simply say "If you don't want kids, don't have sex!" because people will obviously still have unwanted kids whether-or-not we have contraceptives: Assumption of society-wide chasity is not realis… Read more
Pro choice and pro life - sex is inevitable as well as unexpected pregnancy. Birth control should be mandatory for anyone under 18 and abortion due to irresponsible behavior as in not using birth control should be allowed but with penalty that gets more severe for repeat offenders. Drug addicted adult men and women should have mandatory birth control (implant)until drug tested clean for at least 2 years. Men who fail to use birth control share same responsibility and penalty for their contribution toward unwanted pregnancy. Late term abortions absolutely illegal and carries a minimum 18 year prison sentence. No penalty for victims of rape, incest, or medical issues including known birth defects in the fetus.
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