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Thread: Fines for abortion?

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    Fines for abortion?

    So here's the question. Do you feel the government has the power, or should, fine a woman for either having an abortion or choosing not to carry a child to term? Essentially, that women are completely free to do with their body as they wish, and their privacy is definitely respected.........but if you chose to not carry to term / to abort then the government fines you X amount of dollars, say to cover the costs of people who may be getting free abortions due to lack of financial means or to cover the loss of revenue the government will feel by not having an extra citizen come into this world.

    Would this be a breach of the right to privacy? Should the government be fining you for choosing not to do something that you believe effects your health?

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    Re: Fines for abortion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    So here's the question. Do you feel the government has the power, or should, fine a woman for either having an abortion or choosing not to carry a child to term? Essentially, that women are completely free to do with their body as they wish, and their privacy is definitely respected.........but if you chose to not carry to term / to abort then the government fines you X amount of dollars, say to cover the costs of people who may be getting free abortions due to lack of financial means or to cover the loss of revenue the government will feel by not having an extra citizen come into this world.

    Would this be a breach of the right to privacy? Should the government be fining you for choosing not to do something that you believe effects your health?
    Well done.

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    Re: Fines for abortion?

    I think there needs to be a cut off at some point. When women get like 10 abortions (albeit a rare instance) they're obviously using it as birth control.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: Fines for abortion?

    Should there be a fine for masturbation then for males?
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    Re: Fines for abortion?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Should there be a fine for masturbation then for males?
    You didnt answer the question.

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    Re: Fines for abortion?

    In order to fine a woman for getting an abortion, you would have to demonstrably show how her actions in getting an abortion financially impacts others.

    Otherwise, the premise of the poll is pretty stupid.
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    Re: Fines for abortion?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Should there be a fine for masturbation then for males?
    No. But I don't really think there should be one on abortion.

    There, I answered your question. Now how about you actually answer mine and talk of the topic. Do you believe the government should/does have the power to be able levy such kind of fines, and if not why not?

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    Re: Fines for abortion?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    In order to fine a woman for getting an abortion, you would have to demonstrably show how her actions in getting an abortion financially impacts others.

    Otherwise, the premise of the poll is pretty stupid.
    So someone should not be fined by the government unless they themselves are somehow contributing to some sort of financial impact on another in a tangiable way?

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    Re: Fines for abortion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    So someone should not be fined by the government unless they themselves are somehow contributing to some sort of financial impact on another in a tangiable way?
    This is leading to..."well if you think THAT then how can you defend THIS liberal policy!"

    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: Fines for abortion?

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    This is leading to..."well if you think THAT then how can you defend THIS liberal policy!"
    Actually, I had no intention of bringing that up in any way in this thread. Far more me trying to understand the rationale of people because I routinely am seeing a thought process that is conflicting so maybe it'll give me some insight.

    When doing threads like these I don't like actually springing any "trap", though have at times in the past. To me its cheap. That doesn't mean I won't start another thread discussing the issue and using insight from this one, but often times people try to much to spring "the trap" that it ruins a legitimately good conversation.

    And its not just support x, but also oppose x.

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