I believe earlier the better with abortion is acceptable if certain criteria are meant. I don't believe for a second that abortions are black and
white judgment calls. However, I will go on the record saying that I am not a supporter of late term or abortions out of wanting to avoid the
responsibility for actions.
However, health issues with individuals abound or in the case of rape, I feel it is acceptable.
As far as only supporting it if the mother could die....I just want to throw a hypothetical your way. No judgments, no hate on my end, even though you
may label me as a child murderer-supporter.
I had a friend who was just out of high school brutally raped at a park by several college age men, who were never identified. She was impregnated by
one of the rapists. I'll throw in that It was not some ploy to cover up her having sex or a stretching of the truth, as I was very close to her, and
with my other friend thrown into the equation, we were always together. Anyway, she was jobless and looking for work prior to the attack, her mother
was a min. wage worker at a supermarket and her father was dead.
Would it be "acceptable" for her to get an abortion? Having a child wasn't a decision or effort on her part. She could not provide a quality of life
to the child. There was no father and no chance of a father figure appearing. She was unjustifiably attacked walking through the park one day in a
small country town.
In this case; she was also very frail and petite before the rape, almost looking sickly at times, I remember I could throw her over my shoulder easily
and run across the house with her if I wanted, to help illustrate how small she was. I have no idea if she carried the child full term, or even if she
could. After this incident, she locked herself at her mothers and I've just recently gotten back in touch with her after a few years (I moved out of
town about 2 years after her attack and she was unreachable by her own choice past that point, it's now been 5 years). She has a child now, but is
Where does the judgment lie on issues such as this? What if your child was raped and not in a position financially or mentally to be a parent?
Personally, I feel that if it is as early as possible and circumstances such as the one above are around, it should be an acceptable occurrence.
Also, I'm sorry if I rambled, I just get a lot of looks for being someone who supports/disregards it based solely on case by case
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