posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 03:22 PM
I support a woman's right to choose what she wants done to her body and with her baby.
I don't think the government has any right to interfere with personal decisions like that.
And if abortion becomes illegal, herbs and techniques like menstrual extraction instead and work around the law to do what is better for
Many, many women have abortions. Many don't. And they are the only ones who have a right to decide what happens in the end, in combination with their
partner or parents or close friends who they trust.
I assure you we all know at least one person who has had an abortion. They are not evil, heartless murderers. It's better to have an abortion if
you're not ready, than give a child up to overfilled adoptions agencies to go through a life of foster care, or to not be able to properly care for
The end. In my opinion. As many of you know, this is the issue where... if the US makes abortion illegal... my own personal rights have been infringed
on and I leave the country. End of story, end of everything. Doesn't matter what they say about the death penalty or stem cell research, it might for
some people, but this is the case where it is MY body, my RIGHT to take Plan B, and if abortion becomes illegal, so will birth control pills
eventually, and it will be a disaster. If you don't want to do some gross surgery for it, there are other methods (yes, with higher risk and less
guarantee). But honestly, if you're not the one who is pregnant and questioning your ability to have a child, you really shouldn't have a say in the
matter. It's personal. And it's going to stay legal for awhile. And I will be happy with that. If it is made illegal, I'm out. And I'd probably
end up so sick of ATS if that happened because of things like this that I would leave the site, too.
Making it illegal will be cause for more risky black market abortions. Really, I do support abortions. In fact, I support abortions up until the time
when you find out you are pregnant plus one month. If by month 6 you aren't sure and just find out, then I support month 7 abortions. Babies cannot
live by themselves in any case, and really... just... do you think miscarriages are awful, too? Natural abortions? What about birth control? What
about donating eggs to research? I support all those things, lots of people don't, but to me what is best is what is best for the mother. Not the
baby. The important person is the one with an established livelihood- the mother. Not some immature organism that cannot provide it's own food or
communicate it's needs enough to just go out into the world.
I don't need to defend myself to you or to anyone else. I've seen videos. My mother has been present for abortions because she is a midwife. She has
also seen many, many still births from natural complications of pregnancy. And we both know many women who have had abortions.
This is just one of those things, like me loving Obama, that's not going to change. People hate me for it, whatever, but really I'm a female, I have
a uterus, I could get pregnant, and if I did (with using protection and being careful and responsible anyway) I would get an abortion. I am not ready
to be a mother. Some women are. But it's my decision. A baby is not a citizen of the country, they are not directly protected by the constitution,
and even if they WERE (might be, who knows), the LIBERTY of the mother who is a full citizen overrides the LIFE of the baby, whose LIBERTY may also be
better off in the long run if they are not born into a family with perhaps one mother who is not a graduate and who has no job, or to a mother who may
not be able to care for the baby for some reason. And also, in many cases, abortions take place to protect the health of the baby, mother, or both.
Some species eat their young. I mean, honestly.