posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 10:42 PM
Originally posted by ravenshadow13
Of course. And the entire black market abortion thing is the sole SOLE reason why I am entirely against the anti-abortion movement. My mom had a good
friend who came very close to dying from an infection in the late 60s because of a black market abortion. And my mom had patients who did die from
these hotel room abortions, with poor equipment and skilled or unskilled doctors who can't possibly even do a decent job without the right tools.
Thousands of women would die. Or they would go to other countries for abortions, which would be costly, and not an option for most.
I truly beleive that it is an intentional conspiracy to cover up the prevelance of hotel abortions, but at the moment I do not have the evidence to
make a thread or article about it.
The 1960s version of "Our Bodies, Ourselves" (my mom has at least 4 versions of the book) includes an entire section on abortion, for the first
time. It has a good section about these illegal abortions in hotel rooms, and it comes with a very graphic picture that, to me, trumps all the
pictures that anti-abortionists throw around of dead fetuses. I won't even describe the picture here but if anyone is interested you can U2U me for
the details or I can scan in the page somewhere.
Yeah. Not something you see on sidewalk picket lines too often.
Imagine if every person who has had an abortion was dead. My mom and my aunt would be dead, many more women that I know, and that you know.
Neither my boyfriend or I would even be here.
Sadly, there are a lot of people that think that would be just deserts.
The kicker is that one of the men who was on the committee... his daughter is currently dealing with a very serious decision and she chose the same
route as Palin's daughter. She's a really, really good friend of mine... but... you have to wonder.
It's all well and good that she kept
the baby. I hope it was truly her choice though.
I think many of these women who come to really regret having an abortion were either pressured into it when they would rather have had the baby, or
did not fully deal with the emotional issues surrounding the pregnancy.
It's so odd that guys are almost encouraged by their fathers to party and stuff... and girls are either really closely watched or ignored. I
was really lucky and give personal freedom, while informed of the consequences of any actions that I may take. Have I made bad decisions? Um, of
course, I'm 18, I don't live in a box. But I've learned from it, and I'm glad that I dealt with these issues NOW rather than in 10 years when I'm
I know tons of boys my age who lost their virginities at 12. So I think that is about average for males. I would venture... 15 or so as average for
females. And even though many girls don't wait for marriage, they can still be considered "prude" if they wait even until age 17. Ridiculous, as
you said, asme.
[edit on 2/18/2009 by ravenshadow13]
Abstinence is a good personal choice for some but it is not birth control for the simple reason that it does nothing to prevent conception between
sexually active people. Should be easy to figure out, but you know...
It's like saying "You have this vaccine and this drug and this face mask that will prevent the flu--but if you don't breath in the germs, you're
guranteed not to get the flu!"
I also object to the way that AO has of late become the "Pure Woman's Vanity." I do not feel like summerizing again, so please check out my