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I Am Pro Choice

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    I might have already posted a story about this

    and if I did, please disregard. I am so sick and tired of people talking about 1% of abortions are done because of rape. Rape is not something that anybody asks for. It is a very traumatic experience. And not every woman talks about being raped. There's that shame and guilt that...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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...
    WithoutChemicals WithoutChemicals 18-21, F 8 Responses Feb 8

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    It appears to SOME christianist Republican't

    President-wannabes (Santorum) that somehow refusing to let Christians flout the law in the ACA is the end of 'religious liberty'. And now we're going to have a 'docudrama' (lie) just in time for the November elections. What utter pigs! http://vimeo.com/93438387
    bitlord bitlord 51-55 1 Response Jul 4

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    Pro choice means a woman's right to choose.

    What are those three options? Adoption, abortion, parenting. It is a woman's choice whether she wants to stay pregnant or legally terminate her pregnancy. Now that we got that part.... Just because a woman has an abortion, it does not mean she can't or don't want children...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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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 11 Responses Apr 9

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    She is responsible for

    that fetus she's carrying. Whatever choice she makes, she will have to live with it for the rest of her life. Only she knows her body better than anybody. And only she knows what is the right decision. In other words, it is nobody's business to tell her what to do. Whether...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    "What if your mom had aborted you?

    " So is this the new argument here? If my mom had aborted me, obviously I wouldn't be here, typing up this story. Also, my 3 year old daughter wouldn't be born. You see? This is not even an argument. I guess pro lifers ask that question to make women that have abortions, feel bad...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 5 Responses May 26

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    mlcockrell mlcockrell 36-40, M 4 Responses a week ago

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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 swear. The audacity of people.

    Do the "pro-lifers" on here not realize that if I were to abort, they couldn't stop it? While they're spouting their opinion, I could be in the waiting room of Planned Parenthood? Do they honestly think it makes a difference what they say or think? That anything will change if...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Im not going to beat around the bush In my

    religion being pro choice is either a sin (supporting abortions and stuff) is a sin It sucks so bad when people judge others, instead of understanding why. I think if you don't want to have a child now or not at the moment, or ever, who the hell are you to tell me what to do...
    Tigerlily93 Tigerlily93 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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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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    One of the reason women have abortions is due

    to age. The majority of women having abortions, are women in their teens and early 20s. So thousands of abortions are being performed each year, and the majority of women are teens and women in their early 20s? What's wrong with this picture? Some parents don't even know, they...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 8 Responses Jul 2

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    So today the 6 men of the Supreme Court took

    Hobby Lobby to the next step and said a for-profit "Christian college" could forbid insurance coverage of ANY BIRTH CONTROL AT ALL for their employees. This is what Alito promised would never happen in his majority sneer at Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg's prescient dissent. Liar...
    bitlord bitlord 51-55 1 Response Jul 3

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    How can you sit there

    and tell me that the majority of abortions are done during later in the pregnancy? Then come and tell me that you know all about it? No, the majority of abortions are done during the early trimester. Which is during the time abortions are legal. If you know somebody that is...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    Her body, her decision,

    no one should be put through a guilt trip for it. You should not bash others, if she decides that is her choice, you are not one to judge .
    onlykisses onlykisses 13-15, M 6 hrs ago

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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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    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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    Making abortion illegal would be the biggest

    mistake since prohibition. It will still happen, but it will become more dangerous and the risk of getting any sort of infection (or worse) would increase considerably. People need to stop being stupid and pay attention to the facts that it is dangerous getting illegal abortions...
    kaps105 kaps105 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 26

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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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    Cleaning up my language

    for the CENSORS: Eden Foods Catholic Major Stockholder declares none of his employees shall have ANY medicine which "interferes with procreation" unless they pay for it themselves. Yet he left in Urology for men (Viagra Prescriptions). The Supreme POS Alito swore this would...
    bitlord bitlord 51-55 2 Responses Jul 3

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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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    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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    Right wing churches demand

    that their FOR PROFIT businesses be free to discriminate against LGBT using Hobby Lobby as pretext. Next thing they will insist that all women be pregnant and barefoot on pain of firing, and that said BUSINESSES be immune to all laws since "god rules" instead of law apply to...
    bitlord bitlord 51-55 Jul 4

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

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    I don't shout my beliefs at everyone though

    because everyone is entitled to their own. But it annoys me that I've seen about 5 Pro-Life billboards. Where are the Pro - Choice billboards? That would be wrong wouldn't it?
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 8 Responses Jul 21

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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 8 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I am pro choice. I am also a Christian/Catholic.

    Some would say that I am not a real Christian because I am pro choice. Where exactly in the bible, does it say that its a sin to be pro choice? Being pro choice, doesn't make me any less of a person or less of a Christian. Pro choice is pro life. The only difference is that pro...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 4

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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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    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 55 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 2 Responses Jun 14

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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 22-25, F 8 Responses Jul 21

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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 expect all the people

    that are Pro-Life and demand that women bring unwanted children into the world, take care of those children. If you're going to force a woman to do something she doesn't want to do, then you better damn well adopt that child and take care of it properly, otherwise, shut up.
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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 6 Responses Jun 29

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    Surely abortion is no different to putting on a

    condom or contraception pills - or m*sturbating! Think of all the children a teenage boy could have by having a good time -they're a murderer of possibilities!
    TheFemaleSimpleton TheFemaleSimpleton 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Some kid made a post last night saying

    that he was against abortion and of course I had to comment. I get that everyone is entitled to their opinions but I really hate the hypocrisy in the fact that Pro-Lifers are only for the abortions of rape victims, or sometimes for women who might have complications. Why are...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    "Just because its legal,

    doesn't make it okay". As a matter of fact it does. Legal abortions are safe. They are also performed by professional doctors. Legal abortions are done during the 1st trimester, very early in the pregnancy. So yes, legal abortions are okay. Because they are safe. Keep...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 23

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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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    Old religious white men,

    stay out of my uterus.
    gothette gothette 26-30, F 10 Responses 5 days ago

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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 22 Responses May 22, 2008

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    This really made me think.

    After reading some of the other posts. If I was ever raped again and got pregnant, I would have an abortion. Because I would only want to have children by my SO. And I wouldn't want to have a child by someone I didn't love. I plan on having children by my guy and nobody else. So...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    To those men out there

    who insist on trying to control women's bodies in the name of God I believe a modified saying is applicable. "Not your circus, not your monkey!" Leave them alone. If you don't then maybe women should insist on all males being neutered as they are being a public nuisance. As...
    tastyfrzz tastyfrzz 46-50 2 Responses a week ago

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    I think many people ignore

    that being pro-choice is not simply supporting abortion. It's supporting ALL methods of not only birth control but also parenthood along with options after birth.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 18

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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 22-25, F 7 Responses Jun 24

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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 a week ago

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    It makes me so angry

    that people want to get rid of abortion. There are already 7 billion people on this Earth. We do not need more children that wont even be wanted by their parents.
    lostandlonleysoul lostandlonleysoul 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 8

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    Not issuing birth control to women

    that need it, because they're personal belief is more important, than a young woman getting pregnant? Or closing down abortion clinics and making them illegal, so if women need to terminate a pregnancy, she can't have a safe and legal abortion? Do these anti choicers not think...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I get so sick and tired of anti choice people

    saying that pro choice means pro death or pro abortion. No it does not. Choice is what it is... You support a woman's decision. That's it. That decision can be life or not. Pro choicers support life. They also support legalized abortions. Just because someone is pro choice...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 8 Responses Jul 1

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    I think more men need to come out

    and establish that women should be permitted the privacy and peace of mind to make their own health decisions without being coerced on a nearly constant basis. That one state makes women get an ultrasound for no reason other than to guilt-trip them, and even make the doctor...
    Steinbaum Steinbaum 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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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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