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I Am Pro Choice

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    For the past couple of days,

    I have seen anti-choicers cussing and calling women names. All because they had an abortion. And get mad when someone says to them that they only care about the fetus until its born. First of all, if you're going to get mad at anybody, get mad at yourselves. You can't get mad...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    For some, I get excused from being judged

    and shamed by pro lifers. "Because you were raped. It's okay". So I'm suppose to stand back and watch them call other women murderers and baby killers? All because they were not raped? And I'm suppose to just stand back and pretend like it doesn't bother me? And they are...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 8

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    That moment when a pro-lifer comments a whole

    book on your I'm pro choice story.. And isn't even making a valid point :-/. Why do you get to have a say in what I do and don't do if it doesn't directly affect you. I mean unless you're going to put food on the table clothes on the kids back a roof over its head and send it to...
    JuBear424 JuBear424 18-21, F 21 Responses Jun 13

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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

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    "You should've used birth control".

    .. First of all, how do you know she was not using birth control? Birth control is not 100% effective. Yet again, pro lifers are telling women what to do with their bodies, when they leave comments like that. Whether somebody uses birth control or not, it's really nobody's...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 23

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    We live in a world where we put more faith in

    what could be, than we do in reality. I am pro choice. This doesn't mean I only support the choice to abort. I support the choice to not abort as well. I look at it this way. Yes we live in a world where the mother figure is generally more praised than the father figure. But...
    TheComplication TheComplication 16-17, M 3 Responses Oct 16

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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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    i've noticed most pro life people use arguments

    like "that baby could have cured -insert disease we're studying here-". Yeah, well that egg i bled out a while ago could've too, sorry I can't be giving birth all the time. I've also just noticed that all the anti-abortion protests that have ever happened here, all protesters...
    SonicEXE SonicEXE 13-15, F 5 Responses Oct 20

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    I just read an article on Facebook bashing women

    that have had abortions. Written by a man, of course, but I'll get back to that. Apparently terminating a pregnancy because the situation isn't ideal is wrong? Maybe you're in college, living off ramen every night trying to better yourself, or maybe your just working your butt...
    kay5262 kay5262 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 13

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    "Your mom should've aborted you".

    .. I know we've said something like this before. I hear this a lot coming from pro lifers. Again, there way of shaming women. But it's pretty funny though. If I were aborted, wouldn't I be the "innocent life" the pro lifers refer to? Of course if I were aborted, I wouldn't be...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 15 Responses Jan 9, 2013

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    Today on campus I saw a woman with a shirt

    stating "I am the Pro-Life generation." After rolling my eyes all I could think was "that's false." Our generation is not the pro-life generation. If that were true, abortion would be illegal. Not that making abortion illegal means you're "pro-life." I don't know what life you...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 14 Responses Oct 7

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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 51 Responses Aug 29

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    I always have been, always will be.

    It's MY body, MY choice and definitely not for some old guys to decide for me.
    TerriCherry TerriCherry 26-30, F 53 Responses Jul 28

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    How in the hell can someone say

    that they know people who regret their abortions, for the rest of their lives? So have they actually known these people all their lives? Like from the time of the abortion until that persons death? It makes absolutely no sense to me. And that is why I decided to ignore this BS...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    My body, my choice. Keep your religion

    and politics OUT of *my* vagina. If you really need a place to put them, shove them up your own butt, please.
    PerspectiveDetective PerspectiveDetective 22-25, F 8 Responses Sep 24

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    It's more about control

    than Christianity. When some of the pro life Christians come here, only to put down women. That is why I choose not to discuss my religious beliefs with them. My personal beliefs are not open for a debate. It's my beliefs, I know the truth and they're not going to change my mind...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 7 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Point blank : It's not anyone else's damn

    business. Keep your nose out of my ***. You don't know my story, and there's a reason for that.
    Allibecca Allibecca 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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    I used to be pro life.

    I hated those who are pro choice with a passion. Until I realized that people should be able to do what they think is best. Who am I to tell people what they should and shouldn't do?
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 3 Responses Oct 18

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    I am very pro choice.

    But I have an issue with my boyfriend. Since we're sexually active, we have to think about what would happen if I were to get pregnant. He would want an abortion while I would not want one. How would I settle this with him?
    TheOcarinaHero TheOcarinaHero 16-17, T 5 Responses Oct 18

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    Being pro choice is about human rights.

    Whether you agree or disagree with abortion is irrelevant. Regardless of your own personal beliefs, you are not entitled to force other people to follow your moral rules. Abortion is a medical procedure. Everyone has the right to accessible and safe health care.
    Sapphire89 Sapphire89 22-25 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I think its great that there are men

    that don't try to control women's bodies. Its great that these men don't pressure women into doing things, they don't feel comfortable doing. And that they support a woman's right to choose. I really appreciate pro choice men.
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 12 Responses Aug 19

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    Want Abortion Outlawed...How Many Unwanted Children Will You Adopt

    Someone needs to forcibly impregnate a male republican and force his sorry azz to carry the baby to term, then put him and the baby on welfare to have him see that entitlement cuts took away his and the baby's healthcare and show them what life is like on his own!
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 2 Responses Apr 6, 2013

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    The law is the law. No matter how you look at

    it. Legally, abortion is not murder. Because women are not unlawfully killing human beings, when they have an abortion. So stop trying to justify. And the tables have turned.
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Its amazing how far people would go,

    just to shame women. They would go as far as to lie. But they're "not trying to shame women", right? And then turn around and say that women need to "keep their legs closed." And then say that they care about the woman and the fetus. It is also interesting that they would say...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 25 Responses Oct 1

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    The pregnant woman is the one in charge.

    Only she knows what's best. Only she can listen to her own body and tell what it needs. Only she knows what is the right decision. Whether you support her decision or not, you're not the one who has to live with it. She has to make the final decision. It is up to her to decide...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    "Adoption is always an option".

    .. There is always adoption. There are also thousands of children in the world, waiting to be adopted. I'd like to see pro lifers who say, "there's always adoption" speech, adopt one of the children out there waiting for a home. I am pro choice and I'll be adopting 1 or 2...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 8 Responses Oct 20

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    Anti-choice activists are very saddening.

    Many of the convictions they argue for are not true. One instance is that abortion is not natural, it is genocide, and the fetus is an actual, thinking human being that can live independently outside of the body, all coined into the phrase, the "systematic killing of a baby...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 18

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    Fun fact: If my younger sister was in a car

    accident and desperately needed a blood transfusion to live, and I was the only person on Earth who could donate blood to save her, and even though donating blood is a relatively easy, safe, and quick procedure no one can force me to give blood. Yes, even to save the life of a...
    WithoutChemicals WithoutChemicals 18-21, F 17 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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    I find it endlessly amusing

    that "pro-lifers" will claim how important the "life" of the fetus is, and then turn around and scream pro-choicers should be aborted or endlessly physically, emotionally, mentally and psychologically harass and abuse those who have had abortions or are opting to have one...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 9 Responses Jul 29

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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 39 Responses Aug 15

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    I've seen pro-lifers go on rants on the

    internet, saying that abortion is murder, and murder is wrong. Then they include "abortion doctors should be shot" into their rant. Kind of ironic that they call themselves pro-life, but advocate the murder doctors.
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    We shouldn't have to give a 4 page essay on

    why we chose our abortions. Why? Because it is nobody's business. And we shouldn't have to explain ourselves to anybody. We are going to get judged, regardless. And we're not standing in front of a judge, trying to prove our innocence. Because we are already innocent. Abortions...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 6 Responses Oct 11

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    "Women should have a choice

    but not use it as birth control."Abortion is not used as a form of birth control. First and foremost, that statement is assuming that it is uncomplicated to get an abortion. In reality, the price of abortion is in the range of $451 dollars in the first trimester but can cost...
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 26

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    [Insert your state here] " To The Oklahoma Lawmakers " By Lauren Zuniga

    Why don’t you print out the ultrasound pictures and pastel frame them? Make me take them home and hang them on my wall as a souvenir of the night that is branded like red coals to flesh on my memory. The night when his palm was pressed to my shoulder blade so hard I felt more...
    WoobieTuesday WoobieTuesday 36-40, F 24 Responses Mar 21, 2012

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    I get so offended when people say to women,

    "keep your legs closed". I mostly hear men saying this. I find it very disrespectful. Because it takes two to make a baby. Besides, how do they know what goes on behind closed doors? As for using protection, it is nobody's business whether birth control was being used during sex...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 8 Responses Jul 22

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    This is regarding abortion

    and women's right over it. I don't understand when people are say ".....but it is murder, who know, the baby could have become a soldier, a doctor..." Well, there are more than a million eggs in my ovaries right now....who knows, i might find the next Angelina Jolie in them, or...
    blasphemy666 blasphemy666 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 12

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    When you are having surgery,

    would you rather hear and receive information from your doctor, explaining exactly what he is going to do inside your body and how you would feel afterwards? You would want that doctor to tell you the truth, right? From a medical stand point, right? And its important that you...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 22 Responses Aug 17

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    "Men should not have to give child support,

    if they don't want to"... What's up with that argument? Can't accept the truth that men don't have equal rights to the fetus, while the woman is pregnant? Well it's the truth. The man is not the one pregnant. So how can he know what its like to be pregnant? How does he know what...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 16 Responses Oct 18

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    I Used to Be Pro-life

    I realized that I was Pro-Life due to my religion.  However, I decided that I wanted an informed opinion on the subject of abortion and decided to research it.  I read both sides to make an informed opinion.  I am now strongly pro choice. I would also like to say...
    Taphy Taphy 41-45, F 32 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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    ... Because I love children

    and believe that it is a woman's right to have a say in her reproductive health. ~Adelaide. *I have reached my limits. Even someone who has such a loooong fuse as mine would of blown up by now. I am going to delete these comments. Why? I do not have to give a reason. Funny...
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 21

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    You are not "pro-life" you're 'Anti-choice"

    stop trying to tell people otherwise. "Pro-life" would be a term describes someone who is about protecting life in ALL of its forms. People who follow Jainism are "pro-life", they carry brooms with them to sweep any bugs out of their way to avoid killing them because they...
    Exfrayed Exfrayed 26-30, F 7 Responses Jun 29

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    I feel that, as a man,

    I have no right to tell a woman what she can and can't do with her body.
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    We live in such a bad world

    where corporations are people enjoying full rights and fetus's are considered people but people themselves are not considered people, especially women.
    christfukk christfukk 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    "If you don't want kids,

    don't have sex." It has been proven many a time that people like sex. It is in our nature to like it. Frankly, I love it. This statement is putting the entire weight of sexuality on a woman, shaming her about her liking of sex. Why is it that this only happens to woman and...
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 17

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    I have had 2 abortions.

    I wanted to share my experiences. The first one was when I was around 19-20. I was with an abusive ex. I was also on drugs. The second was with my fiancé. I was on the mirena IUD. I made the choice to not have anymore biological children after my son. I have bipolar and ADHD...
    saviscool saviscool 26-30, F 7 Responses Jun 24

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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 am pro choice not pro abortion!

    The phrase pro abortion angers me some because no woman wants to have or plans on having an abortion. Now I have never been put in that situation before so I cannot judge but even if you have you don't have the right to tell a woman what to do with her body. I believe this a...
    Keegal Keegal 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    "Two wrongs don't make a right".

    .. I hear this a lot from pro lifers, whenever there's the whole argument about women having abortions due to rape. And you know what? It is so true. A woman being raped is wrong. Telling a woman that she is a murder for having an abortions is wrong. Telling a woman "you were...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 20

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    I think some males on here have w0mb envy.

    Just a little bit. We have a superpower and I can understand how that would be overwhelming for some anti choice females as well as males on here. Notice I don't say all males but to the one's in this group there seems to be a lot of shaming lately.
    christfukk christfukk 26-30, F 7 Responses Oct 18

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    If you want to know about the fetal

    developmental stages, go to parenting and medical websites. Not some stranger, who's number one goal is to try to convince people that abortion is "wrong". I base my beliefs on fact, science, common sense and reality. When making medical decisions, you are suppose to get all...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 21

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    "Women will become bad mothers

    if they have an abortion"... Of course this is another myth. So if a woman gets pregnant again, after she terminated her pregnancy before, she should have another abortion, because some pro lifers believe that she'll become an unfit parent? What if her pregnancy, the second time...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 8 Responses Oct 23

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    Religious groups try

    so hard to make a woman feel bad for having sex and making a mistake. "If you're going to make the choice to have sex, you should be responsible for the consequences". A baby is a consequence, and women should have a choice about how they deal with their consequence. Instead of...
    af996 af996 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 19

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