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I Am Pro Choice

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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...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 10 Responses Aug 11

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

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    Unsafe, illegal abortions can cause infertility

    problems, incomplete abortion and death. Places where abortions are illegal, women are still finding ways to have the procedure done themselves or by a non professional, using dangerous and unsanitary tools and methods. So if you think that making abortions illegal, would end...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 6 Responses 6 days 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 12 Responses Apr 9

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    No woman should have to give anybody am

    explanation as to why she is choosing abortion. Mainly because it is nobody's business. And it is nobody's place to tell a woman what to do. Especially if you're not the one pregnant and walking in her shoes.
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 8 Responses Sep 21

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    "Just because abortions are legal,

    doesn't make it okay"... Actually it does. It makes it more than okay. Because abortions are legal, that makes them safe. There are many reasons abortions are legal and should stay legal. Legal abortions are not hurting anybody. Because it's simply nobody's business if a woman...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 19

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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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    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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    I want to start out by saying I don't have ANY

    negative feelings towards any women for her choice of abortion.. but I just don't know if this is the right choice for me & that is why I need help. I'm posting here bc I need help from women who chose to get an abortion because I have an appointment in 3 days for mine & I'm...
    xobrowneyedgirly xobrowneyedgirly 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 19

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    If you have never seen a live abortion,

    then you have never seen an actual abortion. Nothing frustrates me more than a pro lifer asks "have you seen an actual abortion", and they never walked passed the waiting room inside an abortion clinic. Or even got pass security. I have read many false descriptions on how an...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 12

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

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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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    So let me get this straight,

    people care more about aborted fetuses than unwanted children waiting to be adopted? Or more than the children that are being abused and neglected by their parents? Or more than hungry children waiting to be fed? Again, what about the children already born? They have voices. But...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 13

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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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    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...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 5 Responses May 10

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    A friend of mine and I,

    used to speak highly against abortions. We always said, abortion was something that we would never do. But we never imagined that we would be faced with one day having to make that choice. Its true that you'll never know what you would do if you were ever faced with that...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was very excited to find out

    that my very Catholic step father is boycotting Hobby Lobby because he believes religion shouldn't be allowed in business.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I'm a man and I'm pro choice.

    Why? Two reasons. First and foremost, my religion specifically condones abortion as a sometimes necessary practice. To be pro-life would be a violation of my religious teachings. Secondly, I believe it is wrong to have laws governing anyone's ability to reproduce or not. Every...
    MidsouthGuy MidsouthGuy 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 13

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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 53 Responses Aug 29

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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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    "Women should have a choice

    but not use it as birth control."Abortion is not used as a form of birth control. First and foremost, that statement is assuming that it is uncomplicated to get an abortion. In reality, the price of abortion is in the range of $451 dollars in the first trimester but can cost...
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 26

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    Who the f--- is gonna tell me I HAVE to give

    birth to a child? Uhhm, no. If it is still inside if me using MY body to create itself, no I have a choice if I want to bring it into the world. And before I hear "well if you don't want a kid in, keep your legs closed!" Or some **** like that, keep in mind, accidents happen...
    Cece4 Cece4 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 19

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    Even though pro lifers will never stop trying

    to outlaw women's reproductive care, contraceptives, and abortion, this is a huge victory for abortion rights. Still in danger of it being appealed but it goes to show that we are a force to be reckoned with. "Late Friday, after many of us checked out for the long weekend, a...
    christfukk christfukk 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I believe we all have the right to make choices,

    if you can't make a choice you are basically a slave. We once had to abort our voyage when confronted by a storm. Good luck we made the right choice.
    RagnarLodbrok RagnarLodbrok 41-45, M Sep 12

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    I love it how pro lifers claim they are not

    trying to shame women, but don't have a problem judging them and calling them "baby killers" or "murderers".
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 6 Responses Sep 13

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    I was pro-life for a long time ,

    in high school my bestfriend became pregnant & decided to get an abortion. I made the appointment for her & felt disgusted with myself over it, she made a lot of jokes about it & called it the thing & I couldn't get over how she could be so insensitive? We became very distant...
    Ddeeanna Ddeeanna 18-21, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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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...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 8 Responses Jul 22

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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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    I saw this movie about pro life activist

    who was married with 3 children. And she was pregnant with her fourth. But doctors, even pro life doctors, had told her that she suffered from severe heart problems, that were life threatening. And in order to save the mother's life, she had to get an abortion. So her sister...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    There have been pro lifers,

    saying that I need to answer this question, "is a fetus alive or not". My response to them is, I'm not going to answer that. Why? Well for starters, I'm not going to answer something, just so pro lifers can make a point. Secondly, it is not a debate, I wish to get into from both...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    Has anyone ever noticed

    that pro life arguments always begin with potentially? Here's what I been hearing a lot of recently and by a bunch of pro life people also. People say that how could people get an abortion because they could grow up to be great some day. Like, I don't want to be pessimistic...
    christfukk christfukk 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I understand people who are pro life.

    It's a horrible thought thinking of something that's alive and then suddenly not because of someone else's decision. I really do understand people who are pro life. The reason I can't be pro life though is because I would never make someone have a child and deal with the trauma...
    Plungeintoadream Plungeintoadream 18-21, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    Just had 3 days of arguing with one of the most

    delusional pro-life EP member ever. After calling me several things from baby-hater to hate-filed bigot, he said i was harassing him (because i was answering his comments) and bullying him. Said that abortion is worse than rape, got tired, cursed me again and blocked me. He was...
    ddreamer77 ddreamer77 22-25, M 12 Responses 4 days ago

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    The definition if abortion is a medical

    procedure that removes the embryo or fetus, in order to end a pregnancy. For those that say "I don't agree with abortion, as a form of birth control." based on the definition, abortion is birth control. Abortion ends a pregnancy, which keeps a birth from happening. There are a...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    She only knew two things.

    .. 1) I was pregnant and 2) I was having an abortion. She quickly judged me before she knew the whole story. This really upset me. That day, I trusted her. I didn't have to tell her. And she told others, which she didn't know were my support team. She told me not to do it because...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    NightMagic367 NightMagic367 36-40, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    From the standtogether website: "In 2014,

    more than 300 restrictions on reproductive health care have been introduced in 38 states. These restrictions impact access to birth control, common fertility treatments, comprehensive sex education, and abortion. For example, the Missouri legislature is debating more than two...
    christfukk christfukk 26-30, F a week ago

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    Infertility Abortion Myth: When I went back to

    the abortion clinic for my follow up, one of the nurses told me she didn't want me to come back. She also said that it is so easy for a woman to get pregnant after having an abortion. And they were so quick to write me a prescription for birth control, which I only took for...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 12

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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...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 22 Responses Aug 17

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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 56 Responses Jul 28

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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 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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    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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    My abortion is good enough reason

    for why I am pro choice. Everything happens for a reason. And I guess it did for me, because I was too blind to see the truth.
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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

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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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    My body, my choice. Keep your religion

    and politics OUT of *my* vagina. If you really need a place to put them, shove them up your own butt, please.
    rollingdoro rollingdoro 22-25, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    What is it with the paradox

    that some supposedly "pro-life" men maintain that if women can choose abortion, they should be able to opt out of paying child support ? How can they claim that they care about babies and then suggest neglecting those babies by refusing to help provide them with necessities ? Do...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 12 Responses Sep 13

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