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I Am Pro Choice

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    I am pro choice for the following reasons: 1.

    ) having human DNA does not make you a full person. a fetus only a couple weeks into a pregnancy is not a baby. its a bunch of organized cells with the potential to become a baby. 2.) everyone has the right to decide what to do with his or her body. 3.) I think if you're not...
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22

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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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    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 43 Responses Jul 28, 2014

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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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    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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    I was planning on having an abortion.

    After my boyfriend and I had a slip up, in came the dreaded late period. I took a test first thing in the morning. Positive. I freaked out. Looking at my boyfriend, my life, our parents lives, we were all struggling. I couldn't ask these people to help me out with a child when...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 14 Responses May 21

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    I may be a guy, but I'm not stupid enough to

    think that guys should decide what women do with their bodies. Pro-life guys are insane - then again, so are all pro-lifers. These people say that a baby is what women get for opening their legs, and in the next second they'll say that a baby caused by rape is a blessing. Look...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses May 2

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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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    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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    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 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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    I first learned about abortion

    when I was 12. My reaction: Me: What the hell? You guys could've aborted me? Dad: Your mother wanted to see what would happen if we kept you. Me: You couldn't have figured it out? Dad: She had the final say. Me: And I thought she was smart. And that's how I became pro choice.
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    Nobody likes abortion.

    Nobody wants to see it happen. But making abortion illegal is not the best way to decrease the rate of abortion!
    jackk225 jackk225 18-21, M 14 Responses May 15

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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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    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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    reaperthejack reaperthejack 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Abort verb to cause to bring forth (a fetus)

    from the uterus before the fetus is viable. Viable adjective capable of living
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M Aug 5

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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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    I have been pro choice

    since I was a youngster. My adopted mother explained the difference to me about pro choice and using abortion clinics to kill a little baby who cannot fight for themselves in this fight to live. I have seen the statistics about the number of abortions by women of all ages. Go...
    redheadedfemale redheadedfemale 41-45, F 10 Responses Aug 3

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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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    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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    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 5 Responses Jul 31

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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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    ... 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 5 Responses Jul 21, 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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    I really don't care if abortion is murder

    or not. It should still be the woman's choice.
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 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 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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    With the logic I see some pro lifers use I

    wonder what why they don't call donating frozen embryos human trafficking Same ******* argument
    Atmosfaerie Atmosfaerie 22-25 4 Responses Jul 21

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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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    "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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    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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    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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    "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 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I think you should decide

    if you want an abortion or not. But really only writhing the very first few weeks... I mean I have protected sex 95% of the time. (I know it should be 100%! 😁) but if I were to be pregnant, as much as I would love having a child someday, now is not the time. I'm college and...
    bandybanderbandest bandybanderbandest 18-21, F 1 Response 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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    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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    "I cannot understand anti-abortion arguments

    that centre on the sanctity of life. As a species, we've fairly comprehensively demonstrated that we don't believe in the sanctity of life. The shrugging acceptance of war, famine, epidemic, pain, and life-long poverty shows us that, whatever we tell ourselves, we've only made...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 37 Responses Feb 19

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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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    I don't like children.

    I never want them, nor do I ever went to be pregnant. This is not the reason why I am pro-choice. This is not the reason why I support abortion. My personal feelings about child rearing should not invalidate my stance. It's incredibly frustrating when people try to use it...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 3

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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 Jul 28

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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