View Poll Results: Since reading or participating in the abortion threads

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  • My views have changed to completely against abortion

    2 4.08%
  • My views have change to slightly more against abortion

    6 12.24%
  • My views have not changed at all on abortion

    35 71.43%
  • My views have changed to slightly more in favor of abortion

    2 4.08%
  • My views have changes to completely in favor of abortion

    4 8.16%
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Thread: Why are you here?

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    idea Why are you here?

    Inspired by this comment by REEFEDJIB in the abortion threads;

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Well, I have changed my mind about other issues as well, one of which is a pretty big issue. But I was originally asking the question, somewhat rhetorically, about abortion. Has this or other similar threads here changed you mind about abortion? There has been a lot of time spend arguing this topic.
    I would like to know if anyone reading this poll have ever changed or moderated their views on the legality of abortion,.... as a result of reading (or participating in) the 'abortion' threads.

    I'm not making the vote public,... your vote will not be seen by others.

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    Re: Why are you here?

    It seems like their would be a poll, or at least something that resembled a poll in the poll section.
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    Re: Why are you here?

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    It seems like their would be a poll, or at least something that resembled a poll in the poll section.
    Mayhaps it's being worked on?

    Edit: There it is!
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    Re: Why are you here?

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    It seems like their would be a poll, or at least something that resembled a poll in the poll section.
    Wow,.. talk about a quick response.

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    Re: Why are you here?

    My views on abortion have not changed at all.

    I am against it but do not believe it's my place to tell others whether they should or should not have one. If a person were to ask me my opinion about it, I would tell them.

    I do NOT believe in late term abortion - I believe in PREVENTION by way of education and in the case of an already existing pregnancy; putting a child up for adoption.

    I do believe it's a very personal choice and one that I am not prepared to force my beliefs onto someone else.
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    Re: Why are you here?

    I was all for abortion as a young woman, and gradually changed my views, probably as a result of aging and refining my own personal values. I remain opposed to making abortion illegal, and believe it is such a personal moral decision that it must remain up to women and society in general, although I think it is a morally and ethically loaded decision which has psychological and emotional repercussions for many women down the road.

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    Re: Why are you here?

    When I first joined Debate Politics, my views on abortion were in general as follows:

    “Abortion should not be allowed except if the mother's life is in danger.”

    Now, due to the vast amount of ambiguity involved in the abortion debate, I have, while accepting the possible validity of various partially opposing views, not essentially changed my position.

    I would probably, if pressed, allow that abortions before a certain point in a pregnancy probably would not violate my basic view that killing any potential sentient being is wrong...

    But then again how can anyone really know what "sentient", "alive", etc. means when part of that definition might involve a "soul" or some equivalent entity which may or may not start to exist at any point in the process of growth involving the organism which will become a baby human.

    So, basically, while my starting position has not changed, I have gained a respect for the vast unknowableness (probably not a word) of any real answers/facts/proof/decisions in the debate.
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    Re: Why are you here?

    People that speak in absolutes are dumb and should not be taken seriously( Pro-lifers)

    I think that when the mental health of the woman, or the physical health of the babies effect on the woman's health are negative, there should be no debate over allowing a woman reproductive choice.
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    Re: Why are you here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuz Life View Post
    Inspired by this comment by REEFEDJIB in the abortion threads;



    I would like to know if anyone reading this poll have ever changed or moderated their views on the legality of abortion,.... as a result of reading (or participating in) the 'abortion' threads.

    I'm not making the vote public,... your vote will not be seen by others.
    My opinion hasn't changed due to the threads. However, my opinion has drastically changed due to education. I used to be very, very adamantly pro-life. My position changed when I educated myself more on the subject. I am here in the hopes of helping to educate others.

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    Re: Why are you here?

    I love open minds! (aka my views on things)
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