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I Am Pro Choice

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    I am Pro Choice, and always will be

    after opening my eyes to the real reasons why people do it.
    caraomia caraomia 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    Musings On Multiple Abortions

    "I'm Pro-Choice, but I don't think abortion should be used for birth control." This is a phrase I hear over and over, but it never ceases to irritate me. It's one of the most cliched lines in the abortion debate, and frankly, I'm a little tired of it. What does this...
    OFFthecuff OFFthecuff 22-25, F 16 Responses Aug 18, 2008

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    I Believe In Choice....

    I believe in choice.... I believe it is the the choice of every young man -- and young woman -- to abstain from sexual activity until such time that they wish to become parents, or they can act responsibly with regard to birth control. I believe in choice.... I believe it is...
    WriterManJim WriterManJim 46-50, M 5 Responses Jul 20, 2012

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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 21 Responses May 22, 2008

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    I'm pregnant and I'm 17

    and I've made the decision to give it up for adoption to some people who cannot have children. And I have people say to me all the time 'you're so brave' and how proud they are and stuff and then I'll get the random person that says how I'm a good person to pick life instead of...
    JohnnyCasshh JohnnyCasshh 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 6

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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 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 10 Responses Apr 9

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    Unnatural?

    To those who argue that abortion is unnatural, that no other animal would kill off the young of their own species. Let me remind you of a few things... First of all a definition of "natural" natural (ˈnætʃrəl, -tʃərəl) — adj: of, existing in, or produced by nature...
    hazeldreams hazeldreams 22-25, F 9 Responses Dec 22, 2010

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    I just wrote this as an answer to somebody's

    "I'm pro-life" experience, but, as it is very long, I'll publish it as a personal experience as well. I'd rather say this a grey zone. I represent something seemingly quite rare, I'm an liberal, lefty atheist who is generally pro - choice, but with a lot of reservations...
    fakehotairbaloon fakehotairbaloon 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 13

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    I am pro-CHOICE. That does not mean I am

    pro-ABORTION and it doe not mean that I am ANTI-life. People get that **** twisted.
    jadakaii jadakaii 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 2

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    A woman's body is hers.

    It is her choice what she wants to do with it. Therefore she has the right to decide what to do with it. To all the people saying that she should deal with it if she wasn't responsible enough to use contraception- what makes you think she'd be responsible enough with a child...
    writercookies writercookies 13-15, F 11 Responses Apr 10

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    Why do the freakin 50 year old male politicians

    get to choose if there should be abortion laws. They're not 17 year old rape victims or 35 in an abusive relationship. People can't just HAVE control over other peoples bodies to that extent
    rachelle1972 rachelle1972 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 30

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    deanxgail deanxgail 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    A friend showed this to me,

    and I had to share it. Thank you, dear Bryflayz.
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 23

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    Pardon Me, Pro-lifer...

    ... you're stepping on my human rights. :P I had a pregnancy scare less than a year ago. I told the would-be father that if I was pregnant, I was going to get an abortion. I didn't give him any justification, and it turned out he didn't need any. "...
    Blackcrow Blackcrow 22-25, F 15 Responses Apr 15, 2009

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    I wrote this speech a

    while ago and thought it would be fun to share. I did quite a bit of research on it. I changed it up a little because it was originally about how political figures shouldn't have the right to impose who does or does not have a child but the majority of it is the same. it's...
    CasperIsHungry CasperIsHungry 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 25

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    I am pro choice but I believe that

    once you are pregnant you have already made your choice and abortion is not okay
    BriannaElise BriannaElise 18-21, F 16 Responses Mar 26

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    If someone tells me they're pro-life

    and they're only reasoning or main reasoning is because of religion, I can't even argue with them because I find it the absolute stupidest thing that a percentage of the population's religion should interfere with every woman's right. The religion of a few should not dictate...
    AsexualMeat AsexualMeat 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 20

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    I am 100% pro choice.

    I don't think I could have an abortion but it's none of my business if another woman feels it would be beneficial. However, abortion shouldn't be used as a contraceptive either. But there are so many factors when it comes to abortion.
    LadyRosenberg LadyRosenberg 18-21, F Mar 12

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    Well firstly, nobody's goal in life is to get

    an abortion. Nobody has abortion parties or celebrates the aborting of a child. I am pro choice because its her decision. Its her body. I imagine its probably the hardest thing a woman would ever have to do. And if you really want to get down to the honest truth, its nobody's...
    Addictivethickness Addictivethickness 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 24

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    This Will Win Me No Friends.

    In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if this story were to thin out my circle a bit. However, this is something that I have been wanting to say for ages but never really felt like I had the right place to unload this thought before and plus I had a few glasses of wine and am feeling...
    ForgottenMuse ForgottenMuse 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 25, 2012

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    Even If

    I don't want an abortion, I don't feel I have the right to tell someone what to do with their body. ** tw: rape talk ** I dislike pro-life arguments of "but the woman is making a choice about the babies body - it's the same thing." No, no it's not. That's literally saying an...
    SofiaGrowsFlowers SofiaGrowsFlowers 18-21, T 1 Response Nov 6, 2013

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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 21 Responses Mar 21, 2012

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    I watched a documentary about cold blooded

    killers. It was interesting to hear about the traumatic childhood they experienced. Even as kids, their parents didn't want them. They abuse and neglect these kids. I hear and read a lot of the should've, would've, could've nonsense from pro lifers, saying the aborted unborn...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F Apr 10

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    RustinCohle RustinCohle 18-21, M 6 Responses Mar 13

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    I had an abortion 6 years ago,

    due to rape and health issues from anorexia. The man was someone I hardly knew. He never knew that I was pregnant. And I never will tell him. Some people would call me heartless for not telling the father. But again, I was doing what I felt was best. I do not regret my decision...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 25

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    What’s wrong with abortion exactly?

    I’m still interested in the fact that I’ve yet to see any pro-lifer point out any legitimate problem with abortion. Most arguments I see entirely ignore the fact that there is a pregnant person involved. e.g. “abortion is the killing of an unborn child, that is it.” Or...
    AsexualMeat AsexualMeat 18-21, F 12 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    PRO CHOICE DOES NOT MEAN PRO ABORTION!

    It means you can't force a woman to be pregnant when she doesn't wanna be. Think about it, if she isn't responsible enough to use protection what makes you think she's responsible enough for another human being? Just cause someone has a baby doesn't mean they are gonna grow up...
    Addictivethickness Addictivethickness 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    In my case you can be religious

    and still be pro choice... As a woman I believe not only is it your body it is your life and some Republican from Texas can not tell you what you can or cannot do with yourself.
    Mina20 Mina20 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 5

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    President Obama'S Speech To Planned Parenthood, 4-26-13

    Marriott Wardman Park Hotel 11:17 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody!  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you!  (Applause.)  All right, everybody have a seat.  Have a seat.  You're making me blush.  (Laughter.) AUDIENCE MEMBER:  I love you! THE PRESIDENT:  I...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 26, 2013

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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 am pro choice. Which means a woman's right to

    choose, whether its abortion, adoption or parenting. It means that I want safe abortions to stay legal. And the only types of abortions I am against are forced abortions and illegal abortions. With that being said, just because I am pro choice, it does not mean that I want women...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 25

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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...
    AsexualMeat AsexualMeat 18-21, F 17 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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    Pro-Life? Yeah, You Aren't Pro-Life

    I hate the term pro-life. Anyone who says they're pro-life, isn't. Not unless they are vegan, anti-war, anti-death penalty, and anti-everything that will end a life. The would believe that every egg cell that didn't become a baby would be a loss of life (because they are cells...
    cemarie128 cemarie128 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 16, 2013

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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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    Why In 2013 Is This An Issue?

    I'm a Republican. My position on abortion is informed as much by what, in theory, should be Republican values of individual liberty, as much as the personal desire to have this facility (which no one ever actually wants to use, of course, but may have to) available to women who...
    DeclarableKitten DeclarableKitten 18-21, F 12 Responses Jul 24, 2013

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    Pro-choice is just beautiful.

    Allowing the woman to actually choose what she does with her body. Not a difficult concept. I have an entire lists of arguments, reasons, statistics and sources for why I'm pro-choice. But I shouldn't have to. It should be as simple as My body, My Choice. If a woman decides to...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Abstinence is the only form of birth control

    that is 100% effective. When it comes to having sex, it's something to be responsible about. For someone who has a one night stand, no protection used, becomes pregnant and doesn't even know the guys name. I think that's terrible and you put your self into that situation and you...
    emmapia emmapia 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 6

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    Guest Post: A Doctor On Transvaginal Ultrasounds From John Scalzi's Blog

    I feel very strongly that this is completely wrong. I agree with the post of this Doctor in regards to the choices that are being made for them. Read and help support your doctors in saying no to this invasion.http://whatever.scalzi.com/2012/03/20/guest-post-a-doctor-on...
    mythos52003 mythos52003 41-45, M Mar 20, 2012

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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 4 Responses Apr 10

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    i had been with my boyfriend

    for a year at this time i love him to death but when we find out it was so quick i found out that Friday i was pregnant and that monday i had the abortion i really didnt have time to think i defiantly didnt feel comfortably talking to my mom since she wouldnt event talk to me...
    kaykayy03 kaykayy03 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    Are You Supporting a Slow and Painfull Death Instead?

    Amen. Our bodies. Our choice. It seems some of the pro-lifers would much rather see that these innocent babies, be born into an unhappy, un-Joyess, unwanted (maybe) lives. Left to be raised by someone that regrets their decision. And feels resentment. Even unintentional...
    KarmaKatcher KarmaKatcher 31-35, F 6 Responses Nov 25, 2007

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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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    Having an abortion is about being responsible.

    Nobody else can tell a woman what her body can and can not handle. Every woman is different. Every pregnancy is different. Only she can really listen to her own body and tell whether or not she can proceed with her pregnancy. If a woman is not mentally and/or physically able to...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 14 Responses Jan 9, 2013

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    Every time someone asks me they are shocked

    when I say I'm pro choice. I have read all the pamphlets, seen all those videos about embryos and babies, but my opinion will never change. I think abortion is something that is personal and the circumstances are different for everyone. I am no one to take away a woman's right...
    beautifulc0nfessions beautifulc0nfessions 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 28

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    "Why not choose adoption instead?

    " There is absolutely nothing wrong with someone choosing that option, if they simply don’t wish to raise a child. But there are women who are not prepared to go through the pregnancy itself. Giving up a baby for an adoption is an alternative to maternity. Aborting an...
    AsexualMeat AsexualMeat 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 8

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    Human Rights

    I used to not be very passionate about this subject until it actually affected me. If you asked me a year ago how I felt on abortion, I'd say that I was pro-choice but wouldn't have an abortion. This was because as women we are taught that it is our duty to have and birth any...
    LivDragonfly LivDragonfly 22-25, F 11 Responses Dec 4, 2010

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    Accidents Do Happen!!

    I'm always careful and have always been careful about not getting pregnant. I don't want children, maybe one day I will change my mind, maybe I won't, but it is my choice. A friend of mine got pregnant whilst being on the pill, she kept the baby. If I concieved this way it...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 16, 2007

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    Georgia - Rep. Terry England Compares Women To Pigs, Cows And Chickens

    Georgia Rep Wants To Force Women To Carry Stillborn Fetuses…Like Cows Do by Deborah Dunham In today’s news about more men who want to control women’s bodies, Georgia’s state representative, Terry England, wants to force us to carry stillborn fetuses to term–just like...
    WoobieTuesday WoobieTuesday 36-40, F 15 Responses Mar 21, 2012

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    Honestly.... if someone wants to do something

    with HER body... then let her.. I mean damn.. too many people do not know how to mind their own damn business about things. Is it YOUR body? I mean that's your only concern... worry about YOUR body then you'd have YOUR choice to decide what's right for YOUR body. Too many...
    Ruru88 Ruru88 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 14

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    Okay, so just because I am pro choice,

    it means that I am pro abortion? Do pro lifers honestly fail to miss that there are other options besides abortion? Or do some think that we are too stupid to realize that those other options exist? I am pro choice, which means that I support a woman's right to choose, whether...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 7 Responses Feb 16

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    Related Experiences

    Don't women have the right to make their own choice in a decision about her own body? There is no easy answers or choices when we talk about life, but I would rather be supportive...
    pumilu pumilu 61-65, F Apr 7

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    The closest I ever came to being involved with abortion is when my wife (now ex-wife) miscarried 3 times. Personally, I am against abortion. if anyone asks my advice, I'd advise...
    gingershuman gingershuman 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Unborn humans r not clumps of tissue like pro choice people say they r they r fully human
    Christiancountrygirl Christiancountrygirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    I'm making a list of "Things I’m proud of about myself." Thus far, there is only on