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I Am Pro Choice

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    Pro lifers talk about "trying to justify"

    abortion? Justify what? It's very simple... Abortions are legal. Which means nobody is doing anything wrong when women terminate their pregnancies, prior to the cut off date. Which also means that abortion is not murder because women are not unlawfully killing human beings, when...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 20

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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 22-25, M 6 Responses Dec 25, 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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    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 13 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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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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    If my parents had known I was going to be this

    messed up with heart problems and mental disorders, and if they had considered aborting me because they couldn't handle it or afford it, or because they wouldn't have wanted me to live with the stress that comes with it, I'd be perfectly fine with that choice.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T Feb 20

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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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    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 24 Responses May 22, 2008

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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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    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 22-25, M 11 Responses Feb 4

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    For some women an abortion determines life

    or death. For example, women with ectopic pregnancies or diabetic women. They don't always want to have an abortion but they don't really have a choice. Ik woman who have been harassed by ignorant people when they had no choice but to get an abortion!
    AleaD5 AleaD5 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 6

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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 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, 2014

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    It was actually very hard

    for me to decide if I am pro choice or pro life. I have decided on pro choice but I am still not 100% sure on what I believe is right.
    BlondieGirl2000 BlondieGirl2000 13-15, F 7 Responses Jan 28

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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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    Because I refuse to tell a woman what to do

    with her body. Because I base everything on fact, not opinions. Because I do not support pro life propaganda. Because it is non of my business. Because I am not a doctor. Because I don't know what would be best for her. Because adoption and parenting is not always the best...
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 31

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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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    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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    With the number of abortions being done each

    year, it has absolutely no affect on anybody, but the woman who is making the choice to abort. It may have some affect on the father, depending on the relationship. But the woman is the only one who has to live with it for the rest of her life. You wouldn't know that a woman had...
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78 31-35, F Jan 31

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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 1 day ago

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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 6 Responses Apr 10, 2014

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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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    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 12 Responses Jan 22

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    A pro life person on my Facebook posted an

    article about how women are literally throwing their newborns away. They're giving birth and leaving them in trash cans and shopping bags. The article then blamed that the reason these women are doing these heinous actions are because abortions are causing people to care less...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    Interesting question,

    I'd like to share and answer. Should a woman be forced to leave her church, if she has an abortion? My answer to that is this... If a church kicks anybody out, due to the choices they make, whether they believe them to be right or wrong, sin or not, is not a real church. And...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 16 Responses a week ago

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    I wanted to highlight this comment/ question

    from a "pro lifer" and subsequent "pro choice" response. I feel like this kind of question is asked frequently by people who are in the "pro life" camp, and I particularly appreciated the response from this EP user. Question: I don't understand being pro choice. I mean I love...
    findmeholdmehasbeenfound findmeholdmehasbeenfound 18-21 3 Responses Feb 20

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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 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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 28 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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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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    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 102 Responses Jan 26

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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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    Sigh why can't ******** guys understand

    that its the women's choice to abort her baby. On one of my posts I got attacked by a bunch of guys saying its murder. Its my body my choice. Why would I want to put my baby up for adoption?? They are just going to get abused and ****. Most age out. End up homeless because...
    themagijudal themagijudal 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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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 1 Response Aug 4, 2014

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    I all not let a man tell me what to do with my

    body! Thats crazy!!! They do not have equal rights when it comes to abortion and I'm glad.
    themagijudal themagijudal 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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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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    Some pro life people are stupid.

    I read on someone's experiences that they wish safe and legal abortions will be illigal oneday. That person is sooo stupid because they where once illegal.
    themagijudal themagijudal 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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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 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 51 Responses Jul 28, 2014

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    I have had 2 abortions.

    I wanted to share my experiences. The first one was when I was around 19-20. I was with an abusive ex. I was also on drugs. The second was with my fiancé. I was on the mirena IUD. I made the choice to not have anymore biological children after my son. I have bipolar and ADHD...
    saviscool saviscool 26-30, F 7 Responses Jun 24, 2014

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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 51 Responses Aug 29, 2014

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    Yeah, at 14 I thought I knew everything.

    I thought that abortion was murder because Google told me it was. I didn't research or decide for myself with the help of science, I jumped on the nearest bandwagon that shouted murder. I thought I knew pain and rejection and the real world. The bills happened. And debt. And...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 2

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    Anti Abortion Arguments - I can only think of

    three. 1) Conception is a magic moment. 2) Children are punishment for promiscuity. 3) We are aborting all the great thinkers and inventors. Does anyone know of any others?
    MarkFree MarkFree 51-55, M 8 Responses Feb 18

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    Who are you to tell a woman what to do with her

    body? Or to tell that her because she has a history of abortion(s), she don't deserve to be a mother? So why should the children, that are already born, suffer because of a woman's choice? I guess it doesn't matter if she's a good mother. The child do not deserve to have a good...
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78 31-35, F Feb 20

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    My stance is honestly pretty easy to follow.

    I don't believe in making legislation designed to control what someone does with their own body. It's a slippery slope to go down, there isn't too much left after that. It is enslaving women to their uterus and saying that is all that their life matters for. That they can not...
    PoliteDeviance PoliteDeviance 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 15

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    Its YOUR choice what to do with YOUR body.

    That's simple and has been said 10000000 times before. Totally cliche but still completely true.
    ThisGirlLovesNerds12 ThisGirlLovesNerds12 18-21, F Feb 9

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    My body, my choice to birth more children.

    We are both ready, he and I. At this point, I don't think it matters if we're married or not. We are falling way behind. And we're going to get married either way. My parents don't want anymore grandchildren. But they just have to get over it. Because I'm going to get pregnant...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 10

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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