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    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 24 Responses May 22, 2008

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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 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 41 Responses Feb 19

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    I always write experiences about being pro

    choice but one thing I've never expressed before is how I feel as though I'm pro choice for men too. It's hard for men because they don't carry the child, and don't really get much of a say, but if a man is having consensual, protected sex with a woman, meaning he's doing his...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 18

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    I understand the arguments on

    both sides, but I am pro choice. It is her body; not yours. There are so many things you could be doing instead of making a woman feel like crap when she could already feel that way.
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 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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    So the wonderful governor of my state,

    who has already closed 3 of our 5 abortion clinics, wants to cut funding that includes cutting funding in the NICU. So he wants to force me to have a child and if that child would be premature and/or have medical issues, I wouldn't have access to a NICU, esstiantially killing...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 11 Responses a week ago

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    Thank you for caring more about a fertilized

    egg in my uterus than about me as a human being. Thank you for wanting to have more of a say in what I do with my body than I do. Thank you for thinking that since I'm a woman, I should be obligated to give birth no matter the circumstance.
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 3

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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 48 Responses Aug 29, 2014

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    Not posting this to start an argument.

    I'm pro choice, but I think everyone should be fully informed. Every woman should be aware of her options. There is a shot and capsule(s) that reverses the abortion pill (if taken within 3 days of the first abortion pill and if the second abortion pill isn't taken). If you or...
    MommysGotTats420 MommysGotTats420 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 1

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    42 years since abortions became legal.

    Let us not move backwards. Because backwoods doesn't mean abortions will be eradicated. It means women will go back to harming their bodies, minds, and hearts worse than any legal abortion could.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 10 Responses Jan 22

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    Do people against abortion just ignore

    that there's a real reason that women get abortions? Some women can't afford it. Having children are expensive. Both during the pregnancy and after. Some don't want kids. You really want someone who hates kids to have them? Some women have children already and can't properly...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 7

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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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    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 4 Responses Oct 27, 2014

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    The difference between a baby

    and an embryo: An embryo has no feelings, thoughts, memories, hopes and dreams. It is not a human but a bundle of cells with absolutely no heartbeat or brain activity. There's no brain activity in a pack of cells. Yes, cell activity, but not what makes a person truly precious...
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 14

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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 36 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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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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    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 27 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    When people tell a woman to keep her "legs shut.

    .." ... Where the guy in all of this? Where is "the man should've kept it in his pants..." They're the exact same thing, really. They never focus on what the dude did! The blame is always on the woman. So uncool, and women already have so much pressure... The dude had the...
    LetMeBeBlunt LetMeBeBlunt 26-30, M 6 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I find the audacity of the pro life movement

    amazingly narcissistic and vain. They act like everyone has the same life as them. I hear all the time "if you don't want the baby, simply put it up for adoption." What about third world countries where most women do not have access to contraceptives and/or a police system or...
    maryshouldofaborted maryshouldofaborted 26-30, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    All of my friends and most of my family are pro

    life because we come from religious families. I would probably never get an abortion myself but I am a firm believer that every woman should have the choice to get one or not.
    dac01 dac01 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    I will never understand people

    who call themselves pro-life while supporting war and the death penalty.
    lovevolves8 lovevolves8 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 19

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    My grandmother had 10 children.

    Due to birth control not available in her country for a few more years, she did a self-induced abortion (for her 10th pregnancy). She told my mom that she remembers bleeding and the possibly seeing the fetus in the toilet. She failed to abort the 11th pregnancy and luckily...
    Mandy578 Mandy578 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 14

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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 98 Responses Jan 26

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    I read a post on Facebook about a mother being

    pregnant with triplets. And the only way to save her life and two of her babies, was to abort one. She chose the abortion. A lot of the comments of this post were Catholics saying that the right decision would have been to give it to God. My response to that is, "she made the...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 8 Responses Mar 25

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    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 13 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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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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    Women will hate me for this,

    but men can have opinions on this **** too. They aren't relevant, but we still have them. You can't just bring up a topic like this and expect people to not have an opinion.
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    So I find it funny that women

    who have abortions are considered murderers but the moment they decide not to vaccinate their kids, suddenly they're exercising their right to potentially kill not only their kid, but other children and that's totally okay.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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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, 2014

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    If you are against choice

    and abortion but can't accept your LGBTQ child, don't call yourself pro life.
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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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 15 Responses Mar 22

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    iknoweverything iknoweverything 18-21, F Mar 31

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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 33 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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    I am pro choice. I feel like people like to

    blame women way to much without considering the circumstances. There are actually a lot of cases of men paying for abortions themselves. People who don't want kids shouldn't be made to have them. It is kind of perverted like forced breeding fantasies to have abortion illegalized...
    maryshouldofaborted maryshouldofaborted 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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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 50 Responses Jul 28, 2014

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    How can one possibly know what's best

    for another? If you've not walked in their shoes or if you don't know what it's like to be them? Or if you've never been in their situation? Or if you never been pregnant? How can someone possibly say that adoption is a better option? For me, adoption will never be an option...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I haven't yet had to exercise my right to

    choose, but knowing that the option is there makes me feel so much better. Even when you are on the pill, you are still human and accidents happen. Thankfully my only scare turned out to be just that, a scare. I personally do not want children for myself. I have never felt that...
    Missdrakerss Missdrakerss 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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    I dont understand how pro life supporters think

    that adoption is a good option. People need to stop viewing adoption as a guarunteed happy ending. Its disrupting a child in their most formative years that will most likely harm their development. Also their is no guaruntee that they are going to find a family and stay with...
    sophieamanda08 sophieamanda08 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    If the pro life fanatics want people to take

    responsibilities for their actions when pregnancy occurs, then why do they always shove adoption down your throats? Giving your baby away isn't owning up to your responsibilities.
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    chilango04 chilango04 46-50, M 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    This topic makes my ears steam

    and my eyes bleed. I can't fathom feeling any other way. Being Pro Life is being against the right for women to have a choice in what to do with their own body. Their body that is already developed, living, and also has a beating heart of its own. One that has been beating for...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    "If there were a DNA test to see

    if a baby is gay in the womb, would religious people be for or against aborting it?" Food for thought.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 12 Responses Apr 19

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    Read another amazing article

    where a mother chose her baby's life, over her own. My response to that is this... "It was her choice. And it is great that this young mother was given the right to choose. I am pro choice because I support that right."
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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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 Respo