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    Re: Would you change your stance on abortion if ...

    I just dont think my personnel opinions on the subject trump the individuals.
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    Re: Would you change your stance on abortion if ...

    Perhaps the question should be about abortion-on-demand, rather than abortion for reasonable medical reasons (ie a higher-than-normal likelihood of serious complications).

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    Re: Would you change your stance on abortion if ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Perhaps the question should be about abortion-on-demand, rather than abortion for reasonable medical reasons (ie a higher-than-normal likelihood of serious complications).
    Presumably, it already is.
    When people discussion "abortion", "on demand" is the unspoken subtext.
    If they're talking about "abortion for reasonable medical reasons", they'll typically signify that.

    Personally, I would never admit to having "medical reasons" for an abortion, even if such reasons existed.
    It makes it seem as if one feels the need of an excuse, and I don't and wouldn't want to give that impression.
    Not wanting to continue a pregnancy is, in my opinion, the only valid reason for terminating a pregnancy.
    No matter what your medical issues are, if you want to continue the pregnancy, I support your right to do so.
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    Re: Would you change your stance on abortion if ...

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    I just dont think my personnel opinions on the subject trump the individuals.
    I do

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    Re: Would you change your stance on abortion if ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Perhaps the question should be about abortion-on-demand, rather than abortion for reasonable medical reasons (ie a higher-than-normal likelihood of serious complications).
    You know, Goshin...I could probably get a doctor to sign off on my physical need for an abortion. But why should I HAVE TO? I'm an adult woman who is raising two children. Am I that incapable of deciding what is the best path for me and my kids?

    The arrogance behind the assumption that someone else has the right to make that decision for me makes my blood boil.

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    Re: Would you change your stance on abortion if ...

    I dunno...

    I don't currently know where I really stand on abortion, but it would probably change.

    What does the "100% safe" entail?

    I would like it if there were a pregnancy prevention measure that simply paused the natural processes (and I bet some women would like that too) and allowed it to be restarted at any desired later time, with no side effects.

    Don't know if that's even possible...

    But such would seem to eliminate any issues with unwanted pregnancies - if you can't get pregnant...

    Then again, I suppose it wouldn't be 100% available...

    Like everything, there would be mistakes..."I forgot to take the shot/pill/whatever this month"

    But, in general, it would seem a all-around positive thing...if highly hypothetical at this time.

    I suppose the only people who would have issue then would be those who really think a woman’s place is primarily (or even solely) to procreate.

    As this would be the ideal solution, it probably won't happen...
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    Re: Would you change your stance on abortion if ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    You know, Goshin...I could probably get a doctor to sign off on my physical need for an abortion. But why should I HAVE TO? I'm an adult woman who is raising two children. Am I that incapable of deciding what is the best path for me and my kids?

    The arrogance behind the assumption that someone else has the right to make that decision for me makes my blood boil.
    It's not that you aren't competent to choose anything at all, it's that some choices are invalid.

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    Re: Would you change your stance on abortion if ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    It's not that you aren't competent to choose anything at all, it's that some choices are invalid.
    So are some fetuses. I decide which.

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    Re: Would you change your stance on abortion if ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    You know, Goshin...I could probably get a doctor to sign off on my physical need for an abortion. But why should I HAVE TO? I'm an adult woman who is raising two children. Am I that incapable of deciding what is the best path for me and my kids?

    The arrogance behind the assumption that someone else has the right to make that decision for me makes my blood boil.

    I can understand why you would feel that way.

    Do you understand that, to me, the difference between aborting an unborn, and deciding to kill one's 2 year old, is more a matter of degree than kind? And that I have a problem with killing children without a very good reason?

    Do you understand that the reason I have a problem with legalized anytime-anywhere-any reason abortion is much the same as why I would oppose the legalization of infanticide? It's because I think human life, most especially that most innocent form of human life (babies), should not be taken without an awfully good reason why.

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    Re: Would you change your stance on abortion if ...

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Would you change your stance on abortion if there was a 100% safe, 100% effective, quickly reversible, widely available, and inexpensive form of birth control that is not abstinence?

    I am following the birth control debates today and this question popped in my mind.
    But that doesn't do anything to address the fact that sometimes, going through with a pregnancy will result in the death of the mother and/or the child. In that case, and only those cases, I would continue to support abortion, as I do now.
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