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Abortion
Pro-Life or Pro-Choice?
Replies: 3769Last Post Oct. 3, 2015 9:31am by Jim Raynor
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This is a topic that i see come up many times. I thought that maybe I could lend a hand in stopping the amount of abortion topics in here. Maybe a mod could sticky this?

Below I have included a few definitions for those that are confused and links to different sites that take on the issue of abortion, read up if need be. These sites lay out the main ideas behind the opposing sides of pro-life and pro-choice.

Abortion - Termination of pregnancy and expulsion of an embryo or of a fetus.
Pro-life - Advocating full legal protection of human embryos or fetuses, especially by opposing legalized abortion
Pro-choice - Favoring or supporting the legal right of women and girls to choose whether or not to continue a pregnancy to term.

Pro-life argument
Pro-Choice Argument
(please note that it was much harder to find a pro-choice argument essay, if you know of a good website that outlines the arguments for or against abortion please PM and I shall add it to this list)

if you are too lazy to read those full essays,then you can read the following summaries:Taken From Here

Pro-Life - The strongest argument that the pro-lifers have, I believe, is that by aborting a fetus, you're destroying a sentient/conscious/self-aware human being. Is the fetus self-aware? One could argue that's not the case, but then you can proceed and ask is a month-old baby self-aware? One might also argue that a fetus is self-aware, in which case, killing it would certainly be tantamount to killing another human child, or even an adult for that matter, which again we do not have the choice to do so.

Pro-Choice - The strongest argument the pro-choice people have, of course, is the issue of the right of a female to do whatever she wishes with her body. The fetus can be considered a parasite (and it is, in a sense) which can no longer be allowed to grow.But how would you account for the motions of the fetus? Is that purely reflexive? If so, as soon as a child is born, I'd argue a lot of what it does is purely reflexive.

Let's end the abortion topics once and for all. and please, stay on topic.

Please share your opinions and view-points of abortion.

**Fixed tags**uscmedic

(Edited by uscmedic at 8:37 pm on Oct. 19, 2005)

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old opinion, quit quoting me

Post edited at 6:20 pm on Jan. 8, 2009 by audrey820

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I'm pro-choice. I'd rather people not have abortitions, but if it's outlawed people will try to do it themeselves or have it done illegaly. I also wouldn't like to have a child born into an abuse environment in which I/we couldn't escape.  If the mother is a young girl the prenancy could kill her, so abortion wouldn't bother me. For me there has to be a good reason.It's a womans body, but please people, birth control.

(Edited by Music of the Night at 7:49 pm on Oct. 19, 2005)

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I'm pro choice all the way, its serioulsy a girls choice and not a guys but if I have to choose I'm pro choice, you can be all pro-life but its dealing with a life that has already started and a life that is only just a thought.

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I'm pro-choice...

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I'm pro-choice.  I think if a woman was raped or something similar I wouldn't want to go through 9 months of carrying something that made me hate myself.  The health issue--if she was going to die.  Or if she couldn't support it, there was no way she could make enough money...  Lastly, shit happens, I know ppl on the pill and the condom and still got pregnant.  Only one couple but yes, it can happen.

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Pro-life

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I think the only time I'm against abortion is when someone is giving it up because they're not "financially stable" or they don't "want it". There's a lot of people who can't have kids and want them. But, if the pregnancy poses a health concern, or the women was raped, etc, then I'm all for it.

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for me I dont know which way to go because in Shouthe Africa it is iligal to have a abortion after 3 months because then you r killing a life,but then you get all these mothers leaving there babys abd going off.So for me I should think that abortion is rong because of my religon but I realy dont at all it is all up to the mother

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i am absolutely pro-choice. i don't care what the reason for terminating the pregnancy is. although i frown on people who just get pregnant over and over and don't even bother with birth control because "i can always get an abortion", i support their right to do so. STRONGLY.

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Also worth mentioning: Do your veiws on abortion change if the life of the mother is put into jeopardy (health-wise)?

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why have an abortion? if u can up ur legs u should take what might come out. with an abortion u have a 50 50% of getting pergant again.


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Pro-choice.

You try telling a raped woman that she has to keep, feed, support, nurture and love a child she never wanted. All on her own.

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i am pro-choice  

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Heh, I was about to reply to what someone said in here, but I decided to not turn this into yet another debate topic.

I'm pro-choice. If the people involved in the pregnancy believe that abortion (or adoption, or keeping the child) is the best choice for them then so be it. I support them 100%.

I do not, however, support the decisions of people that are made based on what others want them to do, based on them having lack of information for any other choice, etc. I do agree that they have their right to make that decision though.

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