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I Am Pro Choice

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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 would have an abortion

    if I got pregnant anytime between now and 27, definitely not ready..
    kwestdavis kwestdavis 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 3

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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 don't think abortion is something to be used

    instead of contraception, or abstinence, but if a woman is raped, even by her husband she must have a choice.
    Mstroig Mstroig 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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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 1 day ago

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    I don't like the idea of women using abortion

    as birth control. But if they do, they probably weren't responsible enough to take care of the child anyway.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 3 Responses Sep 6

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    I just watched After Tiller (wonderful movie

    whether you're choice or life, very insightful), and I have to comment on one of the scenes. A late term abortion doctor had his family's barn burned down and 21 horses died, and the anti abortionists sent a letter saying that if abortion is justified than so is killing the...
    AIiviah AIiviah 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 5

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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...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 4 Responses a week ago

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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 1 day ago

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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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    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 8 Responses a week ago

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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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    If it were not for my legal abortion,

    I would not be the mother I am today. Illegal abortions can cause infertility and possibly death.
    Wildflower37 Wildflower37 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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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...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day 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 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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    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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    If my mom wasn't stopped by my dad to abort me

    I wouldn't be here.. This argument shouldn't even be a issue so stop killing your kids just cuz yu think sex doesn't have any consequences(I get Heath issues and rape but that accounts for 2% of abortions)... Sex is for making kids, pleasure is an added bonus. ( why do u think...
    camjames9876 camjames9876 18-21, M 7 Responses Sep 6

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    I have had an abortion & I do not regret it I

    have had a baby (girl) and me and my g.f have 3 kids all together I love them more then the world I have had a miscarriage & ectopic pregnancy and I can tell you it's different when your having a baby you want when you making the choice that it's not the right time and when you...
    tightblunt tightblunt 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3

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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 22 Responses Aug 17

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    That 2% is not accurate.

    The number of abortions due to rape is not an accurate number because not all rapes get reported. So you really don't know what the actual number is. Abortion is a hard thing to talk about. And so is rape. How many people do you know have bravely said to you... "I had an...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    They could be your mother,

    sister, wife, girlfriend best friend or daughter. You may be surprised that you might actually know someone that has had or is thinking about abortion. Do you know the number of women that were once against abortions, make that choice? You never know what its like to make that...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 5

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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

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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 40 Responses Aug 15

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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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    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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    It is non of my business.

    And nobody is going to tell me what to do with my body. Because it should be my choice and nobody else. My life, my health, my body, my decision.
    Wildflower37 Wildflower37 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 6

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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 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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    Okay, I got to say something.

    .. What is with these young anti choicers coming here, telling grown women what to do with their bodies? When what they need to be doing is educating themselves, so they wouldn't be in a position to where they end up having an unwanted pregnancy. I posted a story last week about...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 6

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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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    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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    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 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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    "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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    PRO CHOICE ≠ PRO ABORTION.

    I don't have to be all for abortion, and maybe I wouldn't even choose it myself, but that doesn't mean that I can be step as low as trying to tell another woman what she should do with her baby and/or tell her what is right and wrong because when it comes down to it, we make...
    AIiviah AIiviah 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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

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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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    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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    What if my mom aborted me?

    You ask? If she aborted me, then I wouldn't be here, obviously. And I think she would be doing what is best for both of us. And I would much rather my mom abort me, than for her to have me as her unwanted child. I've got a question, what if your mom aborted you? How would you...
    Wildflower37 Wildflower37 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    There is this group of people at my university

    who hold a pole to see if the campus thinks abortion should remain legal. I'm not sure if they're religious or not. I've answered it once and they grilled me as to why I said yes. I've also overheard them condoning abortion on several occasions as I've passed by the booth. Some...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 10

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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...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 12

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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 a week ago

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    This morning I read an article about Wendy

    Davis, she terminated two of her pregnancies due to health issues. There were SO many comments and people judging her. But there was one comment that made me really ponder. She said "I think woman are embarrassed to say they had an unwanted pregnancy. I think most woman choose...
    Mj13ahestrella Mj13ahestrella 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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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...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 12

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    With the fact women give in sexual

    relationships, because we receive a mans seed, there must be in our last resort the command of how our bodies are treated after the fact. If a man has promised to pull out before finishing but doesn't and a pregnancy results, we must be allowed to remedy any potentially...
    Amipa91 Amipa91 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 3

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    I know I am going to get a lot of hate from

    people for posting this. I think it should be a woman's choice to abort or not because it is a woman's choice to believe what she wants and act on her beliefs. The idea of souls and such is a religious belief. Some people believe that there is no such thing as a soul. Personally...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 7

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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 54 Responses Aug 29

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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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    Have any of you watched the documentary,

    "After Tiller"? It is really excellent. Not only does it interview women and couples who are choosing to have abortions, but it focuses on the few doctors in the states who can legally perform late-term abortions and how they live with the stigma that comes with their profession...
    MrsChatterbox MrsChatterbox 26-30, F Sep 3

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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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    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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