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Its My Choice Before Its My Baby

I have three beautiful children.  I have never had an abortion.  However, I have taken the morning after pill. 

Im as pro choice as it gets.  No one has the right to tell me or any other woman whether or not they have to carry a baby to term.  There are SO many factors that they could not even begin to imagine.  For example the mother's health may be compromised, the baby could be developing without a brain or spinal cord (that's just ONE example), the pregnancy could be a product of rape or ******.  Then the mother's age or the number of fetuses should also be taken into consideration.  This is not even the tip of the iceberg of all the things that can go wrong.  But even then, women should still be able to decide based on her personal circumstances. 

What upsets me more than anything is to see a herd of men protesting infront of our local hospital with posters of babies saying "Im a child NOT a choice".  I have actually pulled my minivan up to their little protesting crowd to tell them that if pregnancy was the responsibility of men our species would have never survived.  I have yet to find a man that will refute that fact.  

We need to teach our children about their bodies and how their parts function.  Even if it makes us uncomfortable.  We even have to teach them about sex.  The sooner the better.  My eight year old son knows the basic mechanics behind sex.  I do mean BASIC!  Being atheist, I couldn't exactly say, "God put the baby in Mommy's tummy." like my mom did with me.  He was a little grossed out but he was like ok.  That was that.  It was a lot easier than I thought.

NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 10 Responses Apr 8, 2009

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Right on. While it is honorable to stand for your beliefs, it is ludacris and it infuriates me, as an M.D., when i see men protesting with pickets outside of clinics and hospitals. First of all, how many men do you see on average taking more than 20% responsibility of their children? Are they working AND cooking, cleaning, taking the kids to school, picking them up, doing homework, putting them to bed, staying up with babies all night while they scream, and all the other things that mothers face with children besides work? The typical man (not all - dont get me wrong) will go to work, come home, drink beer, and watch tv until bedtime. Hell, if that is all the responsibility that I had to face as a woman, then I would probably be protesting abortions as well in all the spare time I had NOT having a responsibility to tend to. Women are ultimately the ones that have to face the stress and strains of children and if a woman isn't ready for that, then why make her feel less of a person with pickets and yelling while she heads to a clinic? Men, are you ready to take care of all the kids that you want to bring into the world? I vote no.

Right on. While it is honorable to stand for your beliefs, it is ludacris and it infuriates me, as an M.D., when i see men protesting with pickets outside of clinics and hospitals. First of all, how many men do you see on average taking more than 20% responsibility of their children? Are they working AND cooking, cleaning, taking the kids to school, picking them up, doing homework, putting them to bed, staying up with babies all night while they scream, and all the other things that mothers face with children besides work? The typical man (not all - dont get me wrong) will go to work, come home, drink beer, and watch tv until bedtime. Hell, if that is all the responsibility that I had to face as a woman, then I would probably be protesting abortions as well in all the spare time I had NOT having a responsibility to tend to. Women are ultimately the ones that have to face the stress and strains of children and if a woman isn't ready for that, then why make her feel less of a person with pickets and yelling while she heads to a clinic? Men, are you ready to take care of all the kids that you want to bring into the world? I vote no.

Passion.<br />
We are all very passionate in our own beliefs. I think thats good. <br />
However, I DO believe that a fetus is a baby. And I cannot defend the killing of a baby no matter what the situation. <br />
I think it's interesting that so many men are involved, especially in this matter. I would say kudos to them, but if they ever pulled out a gun to any woman entering that building... I might resite the 'cast the first stone', and if that didnt stop him/her, I'd defend that woman with my own life, regardless of the fact that her beliefs are polar opposite to my own.

THANKYOU. This is what I want to say to pro-life fanatics all the time, and you just put it into words for me. The thing is, I don't believe in abortion, but I do believe it's a choice and it's nobodies ******* business what a woman decides to do with her body or not. If men were the ones getting raped and/or pregnant, no one would give a damn whether or not they decided to abort or even how the **** they got it done. Simply ridiculous.

Krypton: Those guys are crazy enough to pull out a shot gun. All in the name of their god. A god that according to their holy book does NOT believe in the right to life.

Lol, while I do grimace that a guy usually has next to little say (other than his opinion); it is HER choice since SHE'S the one carrying the lil' crotch-fruit to fruition.<br />
REALLY? To have a bunch of men in front of a clinic or hospital??? That's just absurd! <br />
Reminds me of a comic I gotta search for sometime (or create), where a woman is ripping out her ovaries by hand handing them to the bystanders "here, since you've decided your in charge of these, you can have them!!!"

Great story. Of course I completely agree. I'm always afraid they will pull out a shotgun, they look that crazy to me.

Yes, good thoughts, Mom.<br />
I always say that if men got pregnant<br />
there would be no debate. Period.

You said it, sister! :)<br />
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Education is key! Ironically, the folks who do not support a woman's right to chose always seem to match the profile of the folks who do not support sexual education and birth control. GO FIGURE!<br />
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Great post!

You said it, sister! :)<br />
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Education is key! Ironically, the folks who do not support a woman's right to chose always seem to match the profile of the folks who do not support sexual education and birth control. GO FIGURE!<br />
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Great post!