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I Am Pro Choice

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    I completely support gay marriage,

    and am happy to say that I am a democrat coming from a mostly republican community :)
    GRINNELcpl GRINNELcpl 13-15, M 6 Responses Aug 19

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    When I started dating my boyfriend,

    my family had asked me about us using protection. They said "you don't want anymore babies". So here's my family telling what to do with my body. I am an adult and they are talking to me about birth control? Well I've got something to say about that, if I choose to use...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    my friends going through a second trimester

    abortion shes between 16-19 weeks i cant remember exactly honestly but i wanna be there to support her has anyone been through it ? and save the negative comments ! everyone has a choice and people always tend to judge without knowing the full situation
    jdjdjdjdlskla jdjdjdjdlskla 22-25, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm not sure what I am pro choice

    or life?Because I disagree with the choice in some cases and in other cases I agree with it rape for example. But I don't want to make abortion illegal because I don't want the problems there used to be when it was illegal. I would like your opinion on what you think I am.
    xXhuntersXx xXhuntersXx 13-15, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    You don't have to agree with abortions to be

    pro choice. And you don't have to have an abortion in order to be pro choice. Like you can be pro life after having an abortion. It is what you believe. Pro choice does not mean pro abortion. It certainly does not mean pro death. It means what it is, you want abortions to be...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    The main reason a woman would have an abortion

    is she's not ready to be a mother. The chances of infertility after an abortion is a myth. Its actually the opposite. You can easily get pregnant again, after having an abortion. Just like you can easily get pregnant after giving birth. That is why these clinics push birth...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've known a number of women who've had an

    abortion. Most of them, by a large margin, were coerced into the abortion by the guy that got them pregnant. I've never ever ever met a woman who decided to have an abortion simply as a means of birth control. Mostly it was about their life, could they offer that child what it...
    Riffster Riffster 51-55, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Since when is having a baby punishment?

    I hear many pro lifers say... "If you are irresponsible to have sex, then you have to pay for the consequences". What? Did I hear that correctly? I'm a mother. Yes, I must admit that even though my pregnancy was planned, the way I went about it was irresponsible. Because I didn...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I learned something as a mother.

    .. You have to take care of yourself before you can take care of another. Being responsible is about doing what you need to, in order to take care of yourself. In order to carry a fetus full term, you have to be healthy both mentally and physically. Why put pressure on someone...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 5 Responses May 10

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    I believe everyone should have the choice to do

    whatever it is that they want. That being said, all I say is to consider that at one point, we were all at a point where this decision could have affected us. And that's all I have to say. But no one has a right to tell anyone not to do anything... except you know, get a job...
    DoctrineDark DoctrineDark 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    What do they think it will take to end abortion?

    You won't know if a woman is pregnant, unless she told you. You're not going to know if a woman had an abortion unless she told you. You can't force pregnancy on a woman. That can be harmful for both the woman and the fetus. Legally a woman has the right to end her pregnancy...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    It's a terrifying thought

    that some people view pregnancy as a punishment. You had sex and became pregnant? That's what you get for opening your legs. It's awful. Some people are overjoyed when they find out their pregnant. Some are scared but willing to try. Some aren't ready but willing to try...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 9 Responses Jul 21

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    Let's get one thing straight,

    I don't have a problem telling my kids when they're older about my abortion. Because I feel that children need to know the truth about abortions. I hope that telling them, will help keep them safe, and hopefully they can learn from my experience. So that whole nonsense about me...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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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 54 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't even know why there's

    even an argument. I agree its simply a wast me of time arguing. Nothing is going to change what I feel and/or what I believe. Especially since I am pro choice from experience. It is what it is. And if you believe that abortion is wrong, or that it is murder, that is your...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I do not agree with forced abortion.

    I support the woman's right to choose. The pregnant woman is in charge. They do not force women into having abortions at the clinics. Another abortion myth. There have been cases where women were pressured into having abortions. But fathers have pressured them. Even parents...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day 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 58 Responses Jul 28

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    There are moments where I am

    so thankful for my boyfriend. Simply because he understands that I choose what to do with my own body. Even if he hates it, he'll support me in it. Whether it's as silly as a new piercing or tattoo or choosing abortion as the best option for me. We've discussed in full what we...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 4 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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    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...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 9 Responses Jul 22

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    I completely understand

    why a woman would choose abortion because of abuse. If you have ever been abused, you know how hard it is to leave. Even feeling like there's no way out, can be scary. So that thought of choosing abortion, you are thinking about the safety of your unborn. And the abuser, at...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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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 41 Responses Aug 15

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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 never understood people

    who say "if you're responsible enough to have sex, your responsible enough to take care of a child." It's like no, those are not similar skill sets at all. You move around a bit for sex. You have to raise the child for 18 plus years. That involves a little more than gyrating...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 22

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    I am pro-choice and pro-gay marriage.

    Simply because it's none of my ******* business how others choose to live their life.
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 18

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    I hope abortion is always legal.

    Not because I think abortion is awesome or anything. Some people cannot take care of a child, financially the parents would struggle and the child would suffer. Or if a women was rapped having to see that child grow up and have the same features of the attacker would be...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 14

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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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    While I am pro choice I really hate the term

    pro choice because it implies that this is a women rights issue. This is a human rights issue. The type of women who find themselves in this predicament don't need to raise children. This also affects the tax payer why should I have to pay for your mistake? That being abortion...
    blake000048 blake000048 18-21, M 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    There is this abortion abolitionist group in my

    town and they wear t shirts to school about ending abortion. I think it is so inappropriate. Have your views fine, but wearing t shirts about such a sensitive and personal topic is just inappropriate. Now, I'm not one to tell people what they can and can't wear. I personally...
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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

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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 20 Responses Jun 13

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    My first hysterectomy

    as a resident was on a 16-year-old who had an illegal abortion. Her pelvis was nothing but pus. That’s the sort of thing we saw all the time. I admitted about two or three women like this every night. That’s what we’re headed towards now. We’re heading back to those days...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 12 Responses Apr 9

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    Old religious white men,

    stay out of my uterus.
    gothette gothette 26-30, F 10 Responses Jul 24

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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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    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 would think that if I were a pro life teen,

    who never been pregnant, and if a woman shared with me her abortion story to help me not end up in a situation like her, I would be all ears. There's this old saying, "never say never". You can think that something like that won't happen to you. But there are many women who...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Remember when they had back alley abortions?

    Makes me wonder if pro lifers had something to say about it, back when abortions were illegal? I mean, illegal abortions means more deaths. Or increase in infertility. Do pro lifers really think that if abortions were illegal, that women would stop having abortions? If they didn...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 20

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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 23 Responses Mar 21, 2012

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    I posted a question in Q&A asking,

    Why have babies if you're going to abuse them? I saw a video yesterday, where this mother was abusing her baby. That is what made me ask the question. So I get a "pro life" answer from a member saying things like "so... Killing an unborn baby is better?" And he brought up my...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 7 Responses Aug 6

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    My boyfriend and I have gotten to the point in

    our relationship where people are wondering when we're going to have children. And when I say wondering, I mean pushing. We both say we don't want children. That response is always met with "oh you'll change your mind." Yeah sure. Now that I'm getting older though, the tone's...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 20

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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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    ... 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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    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 36 Responses Sep 10, 2008

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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 5 Responses Apr 10

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    Abortion is a medical procedure.

    And because it is a medical procedure, abortions must be done and monitored by doctors. Abortions should stay safe and legal. They should not be done in back alleys or alone at home, which are illegal. Because I had a legal and safe abortion, I am able to have more children...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    A woman's body is a woman's body.

    Her womb needs protection as does her life. When contraception fails there needs still to be choice.
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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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.
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 12 Responses Aug 19

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    How can a man have equal rights,

    when he's not the one pregnant? The woman is doing all of the work. Her body is the one changing, during pregnancy. She's the one that has to make the decisions on delivering the baby. It is her physical and mental health, that's affected. That fetus is growing inside of her for...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 10 Responses Aug 11

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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...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 25 Responses Aug 17

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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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    As disturbing the idea of scraping a potential

    little human from the wall of a womb is, really, there must be choice for a woman, even so long after the fact, because of rape. There is no other thing about it. Even if the woman has agreed to sex she may not have agreed to being pregnant, and although one has the potential...
    DearbhalC95 DearbhalC95 18-21, F 3 days ago

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