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I Am Pro Choice

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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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    reaperthejack reaperthejack 13-15, M 2 Responses a week ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 am sorry but fetuses are no more of a person

    than a corporation is. To prove abortion illegal you have to prove that a clump of cells is an able bodied human being.
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 17 Responses Jun 16

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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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    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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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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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    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 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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    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 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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    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'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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    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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    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 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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    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 1 Response 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 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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    ... 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    A few years ago I was with a man

    who was emotionally abusive and he got me pregnant. When I told him he accused me of cheating on him and said he would have nothing to do with the child. Distraught, I called my stepmom, whom I'm very close with, for advice and she confided in me that she herself had an abortion...
    anhonestgirl anhonestgirl 26-30, F 10 Responses Jul 4

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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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    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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    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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    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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    "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 a week ago

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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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    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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    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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    HOW TO END ABORTION 1) Easier access to

    contraceptives 2) More sex education with an unbiased outlook. NOT BY HARASSING WOMEN OUTSIDE CLINICS AND CALLING THEM NAMES.
    LetMeBeBlunt LetMeBeBlunt 26-30, M 10 Responses Feb 4

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