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Originally posted by DarkKnight76
Question for the females on, moms especially, at what point in your first pregnancy did you know "for real" that you were thinking and living "for two."
I just posted a picture of a baby who was ripped apart during abortion. How can you look at that and still say no person was killed? That baby was a person and he was killed.
You can't compare that with birth control. An egg is not a human life form. Sperm is not a human life form. Preventing them from creating life and killing a life that already exists are two different things.
Originally posted by Texasbud
I understand there are acceptable reasons for an abortion, but for a normal pregnancy I am against it. Here's why....
I knew a young woman (20yrs.) who had a newborn. It was painfully obvious this young mother viewed her child as a tremendous burden. The child was a beautiful girl, very bright, and full of love. Mom resented her for getting in the way of her date nights and her daily routine. Soon after this child was born, the mother became pregnant again. She couldn't handle the thought of having another baby pulling her strings so she went to the doctor and aborted the "fetus." The mother "felt" as if she had done something wrong and lived the remainder of her life with a huge guilt complex. You see, a little more than a year after her abortion she drove her car into a culvert at 70mph. Her "burdens" were finally lifted. I am not trying to say she died because she had an abortion, I am merely pointing out that she wanted freedom to do as she pleased. I knew her well and the first child is my lovely granddaughter.
Some abortions are understood, in my opinion, but most are done for selfish reasons. If play, you pay.....one way or another.
Originally posted by OhZone
In most cases the woman certainly should know if she wants to be pregnant before she even knows that she is.
And for sure should not wait 3 whole months.
I'd give her maybe one more month.
Much as I hate the idea of enforced pregnancy, I do think the line has to be drawn somewhere.
Why do some of them wait so long?
Are they in denial hoping it will go away by itself?
Is there a stigma associated with just facing the problem?
Texasbud says:"Some abortions are understood, in my opinion, but most are done for selfish reasons."
Selfish? What exactly is wrong with being "selfish". Selfish is self-preservation instinct. People who toss this word around are usually control freaks who insist that others do as he thinks they should.edit on 19-3-2012 by OhZone because: added thought
By the time most women even figure out they are pregnant, the baby is already close to 5-6 weeks old.
The following are some statistics about abortion in America:
Of the 1.6 million abortions performed in the U.S. each year, 91 percent are performed during the first trimester (12 or fewer weeks' gestation); 9 percent are performed in the second trimester (24 or fewer weeks' gestation); and only about 100 are performed in the third trimester (more than 24 weeks' gestation), approximately .01 percent of all abortions performed.
Approximately 1.5 million U.S. women with unwanted pregnancies choose abortion each year. Most are under 25 years old and unmarried. Women who are separated from their husbands and poor women are more likely to choose abortion than other women. More than two-thirds of the women who seek abortions have jobs. Nearly one-third are in school. More than two-thirds plan to have a child in the future.
Approximately 6 million women in the U.S. become pregnant every year. About half of those pregnancies are unintended. Either the woman or her partner did not use contraception or the contraceptive method failed.
In parts of the city more than half of all pregnancies end in abortion - this is very, very disturbing."
New York City has the highest abortion rates in the nation - nearly double the national average of 23%
Among non-Hispanic blacks there were far more abortions than births, 38,574 to 26,635, or 60%.
Among Non-Hispanic black teens, the abortion rate was even greater - 5,956 abortions to 2,265 live births, or 72%.
The abortion rate among teens as a whole was 63% -
More than half of black males between the ages of 16 and 19 are unemployed, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And that's only counting those seeking work. Economists say legions of other young black men — nobody knows how many — have given up looking.