posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 03:25 PM
Although I don't think I could ever be a willing participant in a decision to abort, I DO want it to remain legal. However....
There needs to be a limit on how far along you can have one and after birth is definitely not an option. In fact, I would put the limit within the
first trimester, after that, no abortion allowed unless there is a threat to the life of the mother and the growing fetus will absolutely, positively
be handicapped beyond the ability to function normally. BOTH conditions must be met, not just one of them.
I support the "morning after pill" being legal.
Upon conception, the fetus is not capable of growing/living outside the womb, it's not, in my opinion, a "human"....yet. Sure, it will grow into
one, but one could argue that every single sperm and every single egg has the same potential. Women allow eggs to go unfertilized every month and men
spread the sperm everywhere. Until the fetus is capable of surviving outside the womb and the development has taken place that will enable it to grow
into a healthy, happy baby, then I feel it should be legal to abort, but there needs to be a lot of counseling and guided decision making before it's
allowed. It's not something you just run and have done then go back to what you were doing, it's a big, BIG decision. The best interest of the
developing fetus needs to be taken into account.
I would not be opposed to having mandatory sterilization after the second abortion to prevent the event from happening again. In fact, if it came down
to it, I'd go with mandatory steriliztion in a lot of cases ranging from rape, extreme drug use, child neglect and various other things that show the
given person should not be allowed to rear children for the good of the children, but... I digress.
It's not a decision that I would choose to have undertaken if I had involvement in it, but I do want it to remain legal, with certain conditions to
prevent the back alley, wire hanger activities as well as to preserve the life of the mother.