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I Am Pro Choice

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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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    http://everydayfeminism.

    com/2013/08/lies-deception-and-pregnancy/?utm_content=buffer44bf5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer .... Are you serious.... I think I may go cry now. Why would there be fake clinics to trick women... This makes my heart snap into a thousand pieces...
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    Remember when they had back alley abortions?

    Makes me wonder if pro lifers had something to say about it, back when abortions were illegal? I mean, illegal abortions means more deaths. Or increase in infertility. Do pro lifers really think that if abortions were illegal, that women would stop having abortions? If they didn...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 5 Responses a week 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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    I completely support gay marriage,

    and am happy to say that I am a democrat coming from a mostly republican community :)
    GRINNELcpl GRINNELcpl 13-15, M 6 Responses Aug 19

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

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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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    Since when is having a baby punishment?

    I hear many pro lifers say... "If you are irresponsible to have sex, then you have to pay for the consequences". What? Did I hear that correctly? I'm a mother. Yes, I must admit that even though my pregnancy was planned, the way I went about it was irresponsible. Because I didn...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    When most of the pro-lifers on this website are

    male... Eugh. ( This is not sexist at all. I really cannot believe I have to make this a side note.)
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 41 Responses Aug 15

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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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    I don't even know why there's

    even an argument. I agree its simply a wast me of time arguing. Nothing is going to change what I feel and/or what I believe. Especially since I am pro choice from experience. It is what it is. And if you believe that abortion is wrong, or that it is murder, that is your...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 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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    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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    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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    What a lot of pro-lifers don't realize is that

    even if abortion is outlawed, women will resort to backstreet abortions, which are even more of a danger to both the mother and the child
    schizofriendly schizofriendly 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 16

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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 2 Responses Aug 4

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    Let's get one thing straight,

    I don't have a problem telling my kids when they're older about my abortion. Because I feel that children need to know the truth about abortions. I hope that telling them, will help keep them safe, and hopefully they can learn from my experience. So that whole nonsense about me...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I never understood people

    who say "if you're responsible enough to have sex, your responsible enough to take care of a child." It's like no, those are not similar skill sets at all. You move around a bit for sex. You have to raise the child for 18 plus years. That involves a little more than gyrating...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    When I started dating my boyfriend,

    my family had asked me about us using protection. They said "you don't want anymore babies". So here's my family telling what to do with my body. I am an adult and they are talking to me about birth control? Well I've got something to say about that, if I choose to use...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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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    I don't use any kind of birth control.

    And I've got my reasons. So this might seem strange coming from me. But I do know women who got pregnant while on birth control. I get so frustrated when people say to use birth control or don't have sex. Do they not realize that birth control is not 100% effective? People are...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 8 Responses Aug 17

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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 am pro-choice and pro-gay marriage.

    Simply because it's none of my ******* business how others choose to live their life.
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 18

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    There is this abortion abolitionist group in my

    town and they wear t shirts to school about ending abortion. I think it is so inappropriate. Have your views fine, but wearing t shirts about such a sensitive and personal topic is just inappropriate. Now, I'm not one to tell people what they can and can't wear. I personally...
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 hrs 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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    Old religious white men,

    stay out of my uterus.
    gothette gothette 26-30, F 10 Responses Jul 24

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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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    It's interesting how quickly people are willing

    to condemn women who are willing to have an abortions. Every woman has a personal reason. I decided when I started having sex with men that if I became pregnant, I'd abort. That was my back up plan. I haven't had to execute it, thankfully. But I chose this option because I...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 16

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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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    Abortion is a medical procedure.

    And because it is a medical procedure, abortions must be done and monitored by doctors. Abortions should stay safe and legal. They should not be done in back alleys or alone at home, which are illegal. Because I had a legal and safe abortion, I am able to have more children...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    In a world where women's rights take the back

    seat, why not rob us of one more right? We all remain prisoner to the unfair standards the media, religion, and certain men (I'm not saying ALL men) set for us. People who are anti-abortion get to protest our choices and then walk away. They don't have to watch something...
    anyafrost anyafrost 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 7

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    I completely understand

    why a woman would choose abortion because of abuse. If you have ever been abused, you know how hard it is to leave. Even feeling like there's no way out, can be scary. So that thought of choosing abortion, you are thinking about the safety of your unborn. And the abuser, at...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 15 Responses Jan 9, 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 23 Responses May 22, 2008

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    my friends going through a second trimester

    abortion shes between 16-19 weeks i cant remember exactly honestly but i wanna be there to support her has anyone been through it ? and save the negative comments ! everyone has a choice and people always tend to judge without knowing the full situation
    jdjdjdjdlskla jdjdjdjdlskla 22-25, F 9 Responses 2 days 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 1 Response Jun 14

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    I posted a question in Q&A asking,

    Why have babies if you're going to abuse them? I saw a video yesterday, where this mother was abusing her baby. That is what made me ask the question. So I get a "pro life" answer from a member saying things like "so... Killing an unborn baby is better?" And he brought up my...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 7 Responses Aug 6

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    My boyfriend and I have gotten to the point in

    our relationship where people are wondering when we're going to have children. And when I say wondering, I mean pushing. We both say we don't want children. That response is always met with "oh you'll change your mind." Yeah sure. Now that I'm getting older though, the tone's...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 20

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    There are moments where I am

    so thankful for my boyfriend. Simply because he understands that I choose what to do with my own body. Even if he hates it, he'll support me in it. Whether it's as silly as a new piercing or tattoo or choosing abortion as the best option for me. We've discussed in full what we...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 19

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    Just so you know, I wasn't always pro choice.

    Even after my abortion January 2, 2008, my feelings didn't change right away. So yes, at the time, abortion was against my beliefs. It wasn't until I got pregnant again, how important it is for a woman's right to choose, whether its abortion, adoption or parenting. I have been...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 7

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    My galaxy people are judgmental idiots.

    Apparently getting an abortion when you have a friend who's infertile makes you a bad person but that "friend" can go ahead and bad mouth you until the end of time but that doesn't make them a bad friend. Some people, I swear.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 8 Responses Aug 7

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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...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 25 Responses Aug 17

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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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    [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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    Unless your raped, if you don't want a kid

    or your just going to use them for welfare because your poor *** can't get a job then use a condom. If you can't take care of a kid just don't do it at all if you can't afford a condom because you shouldn't be pleasuring yourself you need to get your crap together first. You...
    TheStillmanator TheStillmanator 13-15, M 8 Responses Aug 7

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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 Jul 23

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    TheStillmanator TheStillmanator 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 7

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    "If I can do it, you can too".

    ... Not necessarily. One thing I have learned is that every woman is different and every pregnancy is different. And not every woman can carry a fetus for nine months, give birth, and go home happy. Not every woman can be a mother. And like I always say, a woman has to be ready...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 16

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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 Jul 22

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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 1 day 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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    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 58 Responses Jul 28

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