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I Am Pro Choice

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    “What about the fetus’s bodily rights?

    ” Fetuses do not own pregnant people’s bodies. A fetus being removed from a body that does not belong to it is not an infringement on it’s own bodily rights. Think of bodily rights as property rights. You can’t remove me from my house without a legal excuse because it...
    WithoutChemicals WithoutChemicals 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    "They don't tell you

    that you anything after the abortion." As a matter of fact, they do. At abortion clinics, they have counsellors there and when you go in to have an abortion, there's a ton of paperwork to fill out. In my experience, the ladies there couldn't stress it enough, that we go see a...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 7

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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 20 Responses Jun 17

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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 6 Responses a week ago

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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 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    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 5 days ago

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    "Seventy-seven percent of anti-abortion leaders

    are men. 100% of them will never be pregnant." —Planned Parenthood advertisement
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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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 10 Responses Jul 8

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    If you are against abortion,

    then why are you in this group? I find it interesting that they come to our group. But the moment you come into their's it's not okay. I rarely go into the anti abortion groups. Mainly because I'm not anti abortion. If people can't come here and be respectful, let alone, talk...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 19

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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 45 Responses Aug 29, 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 21 Responses Jun 21

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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 5 days ago

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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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    Why is it the woman's responsibility to ask men

    to wear protection? That should just be common sense for the both of them. It is not our responsibility, the male should cover their dck's up if they don't want to get women pregnant. I hate pro lifers who always lean towards "well if the woman doesn't want the baby then she...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 7

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    The most recent write in this group led me to

    make one about the ugly pro rvpe politics of the pro life movements. Since mostly all pro life people seem to fall into this category. People.. I write this to make you understand this is who we are dealing with that widely spread these myths around: (NOTE: This is all from...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F Jul 18

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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 24 Responses Dec 20, 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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    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 36 Responses Jun 18

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    So back to me being happy

    and deserve to be.... Update: Next week, I'm going to schedule an appointment with my doctors, to see if and when I can start getting pregnant again. I'll be moving in with my future hubby soon. So that's really exciting and nerve racking. I want to try to birth 2 more babies. I...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    Saying abortions are necessarily unsafe without

    taking any other factors in is intellectually dishonest. There is a difference between illegal and legal. Legal abortion we can control, illegal operators of abortion clinics we cannot control. Therefore the two are separated and different. To look at numbers you also have to...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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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 14 Responses Mar 22

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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 15 Responses May 21

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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 10 Responses Jun 1

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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 13 Responses Jul 1

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    They silence women. I find it hard to believe

    that a woman would tell somebody that is against abortions, that she had one. Because anti choicers silence women. When a woman has an abortion, she is afraid to tell anybody about it, due to the fact that she's worried about being judged. "Abortions can be a traumatic...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    So apparently women that have abortions,

    should feel miserable for the rest of their lives. Because if they don't, then those women are heartless. Especially if they don't regret their decisions.... Yes, more typical anti choice bs, from people that claim they care about the woman. Up until the woman chooses to...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 13 Responses Jul 15

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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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    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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    How dare these prolifers,

    tell rape victims, that got pregnant and chose abortion, that their "baby" was a blessing! There is nothing beautiful about a woman being raped and pregnant because of it. People need to stop living in fairy tale land and start looking at reality.
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 7 Responses May 2

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    No one asked to be born.

    There are "pro-life" people fighting for every pregnancy to end with birth. And yet people still have a huge problem with free healthcare. They have a huge people with food stamps. People don't care about homelessness. You demanded they be born and yet don't want assistance to...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 10 Responses Jun 8

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    "If you don't want a baby,

    then don't have sex".... Really? It's that easy? I wonder if the number of people who said this, ever tried to just not have sex. So what is marriage then? Because there are married couples that have sex and don't want children. Or they have sex, and already have children, but...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 8 Responses Jul 2

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    Anybody heard about the Planned Parenthood

    selling fetal body parts for profit? What other propaganda will these anti choicers, come up with next, eh?
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 10 Responses Jul 15

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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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    This all talk about the PP selling fetal parts

    is ridiculous. The question still rises, has anybody been charged? And where is the proof? If this is a crime, then why isn't anybody taking action? I can tell you why... Because it's fake. And all it is doing is placing women closer and closer to back alley abortions. Legal...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 7 Responses Jul 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 24 Responses May 29

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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 39 Responses Feb 19

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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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    It pains me to see men

    and women go hysterically ballistic over pregnancies ... THAT AREN'T THEIRS. I was pro life until 20. Then I grew up.
    babazon babazon 31-35, M 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    They should start making adult baby food,

    since that's what pro life males should be eating. Since you know males can't be held accountable for their actions.
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I have a question for Pro-Lifers.

    You say that there is NO GOOD REASON to abort. If that's really the truth, then I wanna see what you think about the situation that i'm about to point out.. a woman who's a drug addict, alcoholic, crackhead or heavy smoker gets pregnant. She want's to abort the baby but can't...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 12 Responses 4 days ago

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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 33 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    Legally, I agree, abortion should be a safe

    option to everyone and it's not anybody else's choice but our own if we decide abortion is for us or not. Though I am pro-choice, for legal reasons, I am very against abortion due to my definition of when I believe life starts. That's my opinion, my choice...for just me...
    Maricopa Maricopa 18-21 4 Responses Jul 10

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    Now, before I get attacked by a bunch of

    Pro-Lifers for my post, let me just state something. It's not that i'm supporting abortion... I'm supporting the right to choose. I can understand both sides to the argument. That life is precious and it's not the babies fault, etc, etc, etc... However in the end I think that...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 10 Responses 5 days ago

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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 13 Responses 6 days 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 3 Responses a week ago

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