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Originally posted by OccamsRazor04
So if public opinion was of the mind a woman can kill her child at any time until the age of 10, you would be ok with that being legal? Accepting the futility of the situation does not mean accepting the situation. Otherwise blacks would still be slaves.
I I think it should be legal as long as it's done early
even though personally I think it's wrong.
The best way to discourage abortion isn't to criminalize it
I am a Roman Catholic and I'm pro-life except in the instances of rape and incest or if the pregnancy is threatening the mother's life
...pregnancies to term in order to use the fetus as evidence for a sexual assault trial.
Originally posted by jcutler12888
find the idea of a (hypothetical) young woman who simply goes out to jog and is attacked and raped by a stranger and, upon finding out she is pregnant from the assault, finds out that she is unable to obtain an abortion because it's outlawed completely to make sure women couldn't lie about being raped to have the procedure performed. It simply isn't a black and white issue...to say that a woman could lie about being raped to obtain an abortion is a good enough reason to outlaw it completely is not fair to all the women who wouldn't be lying about being raped and want to abort their resulting pregnancies. It would virtually be a punitive and insulting measure against victims..."Well, you may have been raped but then again, you may be lying so we can't give you an abortion...sorry, we just really can't be sure if you're being honest!".Not to mention, if it's all or nothing, life-threatening pregnancies will end up killing both mother and child if abortion isn't an option.
I think that on-demand abortions "benefit" women and men equally for the most part, but that the most of the "benefits" for men differ greatly from the "benefits" for women. Men get out of eighteen years of child support and the hassle of a "baby mama"''s presence in their life, women get out of having to bring a child to term and give birth and care for a child for eighteen years. Either way, on-demand abortions are just selfish and wrong...instead of throwing away a human being, why not just accept the consequences of your actions and if you don't want the child, have it and give it to one of the many loving couples and families who would give anything to have a child?