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    Nothing irritates me more

    than people who marginalize how strenuous pregnancy is. Mentally, emotionally, and physically, pregnancy is absolutely horrible. It’s exhausting and most pregnancies have some level of problem, from high blood pressure, morning sickness, muscle cramps, swelling to necessary...
    WithoutChemicals WithoutChemicals 18-21, F 19 Responses Jun 17

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    I wonder if pro lifers know

    that there are thousands of abortions happening right now and realize that their lives haven't been affected at all by the choice of someone else.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 31 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    My boyfriend and I just watched a video titled

    "We asked children how they felt about abortion and their answers shocked us." We were weary but decided to watch it. My boyfriend has a bachelors in Psychology so whenever he sees a study or survey done, he sees if they follow certain rules that is set up for such things. This...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 34 Responses Jun 18

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    Thank goodness I live in a state

    that protects Planned Parenthood and understands the important work that it does. More accurate, our politicians understand that it would be career suicide to try to defund Planned Parenthood. This is how it should be.
    imreel imreel 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Woman Dies In Ireland After Being Denied Abortion

    Source: The Guardian (UK) November 13, 2012 Health authorities in Ireland are investigating the death of a pregnant woman who's husband says she was denied an abortion after severe complications. Savita Halappanapar, who was 17 weeks pregnant, died of Septicaemia a week after...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 8 Responses Nov 14, 2012

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    You can be pro choice

    and pro life too .... You can support the women who have made a hard decision to abort a fetus because of certain circumstances ...No one knows what a person is going through or their circumstances . I'm not for abortion in terms as a form as birth control . I'm just saying...
    Chernobylplayground Chernobylplayground 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I'll say it because I am tired of "abortion"

    being a dirty word. It is not a dirty word. I am pro choice and pro abortion. Pro abortion doesn't mean you want abortion "all of the time" or even encourage it. This is what is known as an extreme and really all what the pro lifer is attempting to do is smear you. People, when...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    So many arguments are just made complicated,

    when they could easily be simplified by understanding the topic at hand.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 28

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    Sometimes the ignorance of pro-lifers makes me

    want to cry. Like, have you never fact checked anything in your life from a non-biased source? I desperately need you to educate yourself before you talk to me. It's a demand, not a request.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 14 Responses Jul 21

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    A woman had asked a question looking

    for advice on her 7 week pregnancy, stating that while she wanted another child in her early thirties, she's reached her late thirties with a host of medical pitfalls such as arthritis and having weight instability on top of an older child. (8-10 years old, I can't quite...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 11 Responses Aug 19

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    Is Not About the Children....

    Those against abortion are not looking out for the chidlrens best interests; if they are so devoted to saving littles lives that they will take away a womans control of her body, they would be out there saving the lives that already exist. If it was purely about saving the...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 37 Responses Sep 10, 2008

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    I just saw a man say this.

    .. "Its your choice to get an abortion or not, its my choice to not trust a woman I know has had an abortion. If your children cant trust you, how can I? Women who murder their in vitro children should be registered so the rest of us can make informed decisions about our future...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 20

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    Why is there a greater concern

    for a unborn fetus, than for the thousands and thousands of children without a home, going hungry, no family, no one to love them, no sense of hope, no chances. What about the children being abused, the children being sold into human trafficking. Why do we completely ignore...
    BeautifullyAmiss BeautifullyAmiss 18-21, F 15 Responses May 21

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    Pregnancy is hard, uncomfortable,

    painful, stressful, emotional, exhausting and often vomit-inducing. I couldn't imagine what it would be like to go through the pain and sickness not out of joy, but because you had to. Because someone else wanted you to and that persons wants and opinions matter more to the...
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 22 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    Republican Men Against Women's Rights 3 days

    ago Fran Moreland Johns Writer/blogger and Author of 'Perilous Times: An inside look at abortion before - and after - Roe v Wade' There is something unnerving about the rush of Republican presidential candidates to go on record as standing firmly against women's reproductive...
    padraig17325 padraig17325 56-60, M 3 Responses Jul 31

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    The emphasis must be not on the right to

    abortion but on the right to privacy and reproductive control. —Ruth Bader Ginsburg Against abortion? Then don't have one.
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Questions for pro lifers against abortion

    and against homosexuality.... If you knew that your baby would be born gay, would you abort it? Or wait until after it is born, to abuse and abandon it?
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    "There are women in this world

    that have inserted coat hangers into themselves in order to induce abortion because men in government care more about the words in the bible than the health of and the rights of women." Illegal abortions have taken the lives of countless women due to infection and horrific...
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 8

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    I just found out a few weeks ago

    that my big sister lied about her first pregnancy being a miscarriage. She got an abortion. I was honestly really surprised but it didn't change my opinion of her. Although I use birth control I'm always terrified of getting pregnant. If I got pregnant at this stage in my life I...
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 31

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    I believe everybody should have the choice to

    have an abortion what if a young girl gets raped and she's not capable of giving birth I've seen this happen before and the mother and the child both died because she was not able to have a child . If it goes against your religious beliefs then don't have one . But don't let...
    FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul 18-21, F 19 Responses Jun 21

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    reaperthejack reaperthejack 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I shall put it bluntly

    so EVERYONE can Understand. I believe a Womans Body belongs to her. Period. Not the Government. NOT the Pastor. And God would NOT force an Unwanted Child into the World , or FORCE a Woman who is a victim of Assault to keep one. Thats ******** Second what I find interesting...
    TsavoHunter TsavoHunter 36-40, M 6 Responses Apr 10, 2014

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    If abortion is murder,

    then oral sex is cannibalism, miscarriage is manslaughter, and planting an acorn and then digging it back up is chopping down a tree. Doesn't really make much sense when put into perspective, now does it?
    MidsouthGuy MidsouthGuy 22-25, M Aug 3

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    Oh my gosh. Pro-life logic: "you're an awful

    person for wanting to get/support abortion. Maybe you should have been aborted." Okay but I thought you just said you were against it? You can't pick and choose when it's okay when you get angry with me. That's not how it works!
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    I have a rare form of albinism

    which causes me to be legally blind. It also causes an abnormality in my brain that sends the wrong signals to my eye muscles causing nystagmus, taping movements of the eyes side to side, which adds even more to my vision impairments. I cannot drive. my parents ran out of money...
    chubbyrats chubbyrats 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 18

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    EVERY woman should have the right to choose

    what to do in a hard situation without being looked down upon. Their bodies their choices
    luvabl3 luvabl3 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    Annnnnd of course the zealous Right is foiled

    again. Planned Parenthood NOT guilty . What a sad state this county is in. So sorry Anti Abortionists, for now you may just have to focus on babies that have ALREADY BEEN BORN for now. http://m.aol.com/article/2015/07/31/indiana-clears-planned-parenthood-of-wrongdoing-after...
    babazon babazon 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 1

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    When most of the pro-lifers on this website are

    male... Eugh. ( This is not sexist at all. I really cannot believe I have to make this a side note.)
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 32 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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    "So if having a heartbeat means nothing,

    at what point does it become a baby you wouldn't abort? There's no way around life at conception!" At what point would a comatose individual become a person that you WOULD abort? Since it all hinges on subjective reasoning for personhood... I'm certain that there really is no...
    WytW0lf WytW0lf 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 20

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    My Weekly War Against Hatred

    I am an escort. No... not that kind of escort, lol. A volunteer patient escort at the Allentown Women's Center (www.allentownwomenscenter.com) in Pennsylvania. The AWC is a women's reproductive health center that provides birth control, routine gynecological exams, STD testing...
    OFFthecuff OFFthecuff 22-25, F 23 Responses May 22, 2008

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    It really irks me when people tell me

    since I don't want kids to just get my tubes tied. Believe me, I'd love to. But not only do I not have money, I more importantly don't qualify. That's right. I either have to have 3 children already or I have to be married at 25 and have my husband's permission. Unfortunately...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 23 Responses May 29

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    There are men who think it's unfair

    that women get more "say" in whether or not they want to abort. They think their want for a child is more important than a woman's want to abort. I just want to take a second to let these men understand what their asking, or demanding I should say. You want a woman to give up...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 87 Responses Jan 26

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    I found a bunch of articles about how men

    should have the right to determine whether women can have an abortion or not because they helped make the kid. I'm sorry but until you have to carry a fetus for nine months and then either have it cut out of you or birth it from a tiny hole in your body you can **** off. Yes...
    Starofmyownshow Starofmyownshow 18-21, F 13 Responses Jun 19

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    I am trying to hold back with polite

    conversation (not so polite) in an @bortion debate on FB, from sharing this gem with the woman that insisted on sharing pro-life bible verses with me when I already told her I'm an atheist: "Since you felt the need to spill a collection of bible verses at me last time we had...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 6

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    It kind of makes me sick

    that there are so many people (primarily men, from what I have seen) trying to make abortion illegal, because - newsflash - abortion is never going to end. Even if it's illegal, if a woman really wants one, she'll find a way, and that way is going to be far more dangerous than...
    tiredqueer tiredqueer 18-21, F 42 Responses Aug 29, 2014

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    I am pro choice because a baby should never be

    a punishment. I'm pro choice because people are sexual beings and should not be denied one of the most intimate, human experiences we can have. I am pro choice because theology should never dictate my or any other woman's biology. I am pro choice because women deserve to have...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm getting a little bit sick

    and tired of being told what to think by anti abortion extremists who've decided it's their right to bully complete strangers. Each person who decides to make this final and traumatic choice is going through their own individual set of circumstances of which no one else has...
    AmalfiLimoni AmalfiLimoni 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    Ok I will address your points

    as I have time. Pain. All beings with nerves experience pain, but you aren't vegetarian or vegan. Your pro-life perspective is largely influenced by your religious beliefs. My pro-choice opinion is the same, except that I'm a Buddhist atheist. I believe we should do what we can...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    No one asked to be born.

    There are "pro-life" people fighting for every pregnancy to end with birth. And yet people still have a huge problem with free healthcare. They have a huge people with food stamps. People don't care about homelessness. You demanded they be born and yet don't want assistance to...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 10 Responses Jun 8

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    Someone posted "Pro-choice should be: do I

    choose to keep and raise this baby or do I choose to give it up for adoption" and I just wanted to punch them. Being pro-choice does not include restrictions or limitations. It doesn't include our personal feeling or thoughts or beliefs. It's about understanding that each woman...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 11 Responses Jul 1

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    If you're willing and have the time to read

    this, then here goes nothing... "You could always give the baby up for adoption!" -First of all, sometimes women don't want to get pregnant because they don't want to have to give birth. What would be the point of adoption, if you still have to give birth? Secondly, there are...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 21

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    I just found that I have the opportunity to be

    a woman's health advocate and speak to women about abortion to destroy that social stigma. I clicked on that job offer faster than a pig to his slop tray. If I can make a career out of helping women make the best decision for their lives and educating as many as possible about...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 9 Responses Jun 1

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    So, how come pro life people will say things

    against abortion like "you can't make that choice for the baby" Like yes you can. If you have a child you are responsible for signing all the consent forms if the child needs a medical procedure. If the child needs surgery and there's a 99% chance the child will die and you sign...
    ThinspirationNation ThinspirationNation 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    I do believe Women Should have take more

    responsibility Instead of using abortion as an easy way out. But Still It's their choice and Women should be able to have the right to have the fetus removed. It's not like Humans are an endangered species like the Panda.
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 31

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    It's absolutely horrible

    that there are people that refer to women who make decisions on what to do with their bodies as "murderers." That's a very harsh word to throw around, and the people that do it most, most likely don't understand what murdering is. When someone shoots someone without any...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 12 Responses Mar 22

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    This is upsetting at the recent news of

    yet another smear campaign against Planned Parenthood. You know that only a small percentage of abortions are actually performed there right? They have tremendous services dedicated to both men and women's healthcare ranging from counseling, adoption, pregnancy assistance among...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 1 Response