Pro-Life or Pro-Choice - when there are issues invovled

Keera - posted on 04/08/2011 ( 15 moms have responded )

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I’m asking this in the matter of if the mother and/or the child may not make through the pregnancy. Either it being a medical issue the mother has or the child growing in an area other then the uterus.



Also what if a woman is raped?



I’m not trying to cause an argument – this is a serious question.



Personally I am pro-life unless it deals with any of the things listed above.

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Heathur - posted on 04/21/2011

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I am very pro choice, though I could NEVER have an abortion myself. However I understand & support a woman's right to choose what to do with her body.

Toni - posted on 04/09/2011

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Personally, if I was raped and I got pregnant from it, I would keep the baby. If a child started growing in any other place other than the womb, Im pretty sure all doctors will terminate the pregnancy, as the baby will not survive anyway.
As for a medical problem, I honestly could not say what I would do. I have never been in that situation, so I do not know how I would react.
Just a warning with this post, it is bound to cause a few arguments.

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User - posted on 10/01/2012

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Ectopic pregnancy is the only excuse I see because the baby cannot survice. If I was raped I would keep the baby because I could not ever get myself to kill it. Thing is, if you are raped what is stopping you from getting a day after pill if you know you wouldnt want to have the baby. rape is no excuse for abortion.

Monica - posted on 04/25/2011

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I believe in pro choice no matter what everyone has different circumstances and none of us know them! Abortion allows girls to be able to continue to live a prosperous life we have no right to judge anyone.

Toni - posted on 04/25/2011

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Sarah, did you read the question properly?
Keera is not asking if SHE should have an abortion just because she doesnt want a child. She is asking peoples opinions if they knew they were going to have a very complicated pregnancy. Please read posts carefully before you start accusing people

Sarah - posted on 04/25/2011

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I'm very conservative on these points and I don't think a woman or a man should even be HAVING sex unless they were married first. Therefore, of course I do not believe in abortions in general, although I still think it should be an option for life threatening situations, rape, etc. But if you just want to abort because you think you wouldn't have a good life with the child for financial reasons, thats wrong, because God will provide for you and He will not place upon a human a burden greater than he/she could bear. And I do not believe in putting a child up for adoption either except of there is no other choice. It is YOUR child, and the consequence of YOUR actions. Step up and be responsible!

Bridget - posted on 04/24/2011

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I am pro life, unless there is a medical cause where the mother is at risk or the child or the woman is raped. In any other circumstance i think that it is wrong i think if you are mature enough to have sex you are mature enough to handle a baby or whatever else comes with it. i think it is just wrong to end someones life just because it is not convienent for the mother if she really feels like she can not take care of the baby that is why there is adaption there are alot of people out there who can't have babies who would look at that aborted baby as a blessing.

Christina - posted on 04/23/2011

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I have had medical issues arise in my pregnancy. My 7yr old daughter and I almost died. If she had been born five minutes later, she would be dead. I had severe Chorioamnioitis and five mins after she was born, her umbilical cord detached from the placenta. She was a 35wker. We were both very ill, her more than me. They didn't expect her to survive the night.
Having gone through that once, I would terminate in a heart beat if a medical condition that threatened my life happened again. If I was far enough along to just deliver my child prematurely, I would and hope for the best. If I was less than 23wks along, I would terminate and not think twice. That might make me sound heartless, and I know it would break my heart, but I am a mother to FIVE children who need me very much.
As for rape, been there done that. No, I did not terminate. What happened with that pregnancy (whether I miscarried, adopted out, or kept the child) is not important and I refuse to discuss it. If I ever conceived again from rape, I would terminate in a heart beat. I would never put myself through that again, and I refuse to put my family through that.

Evie - posted on 04/11/2011

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Legally i guess you really couldnt force a teen to abort. but im sure there are cases where parents and boyfriends etc push for abortion when the teen does not want to. and in turn the teen ends up depressed or with other issues due to having to go thru with something she didnt want. i'm just saying i've heard alot of prolife or antichoice people bring that up and i feel that if they see it as wrong to force a teen to abort when the teen does not want to, and argue it causes them to have guilt and depression etc, dont you think having to deal with 9 months + of pregnancy childbirth and possibly having to keep it and raise it the same. because it was FORCED. no one should ever ever be forced by anyone to do anything, EVER.

i am sorry you had to go thru that scare. truthfully my abortion was because i did not feel i was ready for children at the time, in every aspect, financially emotionally everything. if i had brought that child into the world i would have struggled sooo hard. to the point of sleeping and living in my car and i would have felt so disconnected. i truly believe it would not have been good. and the baby i am expecting now will have a better shot at living a better life. but i know if i were to get pregnant again i probably will abort. both the 1st time i got pregnant and this time my birth control failed. which sucks! i would never expect a woman to keep a child after her birth control failed. and even if she didnt even try to protect herself. having sex does not always guarantee a pregnancy, it shouldnt be a contract to pregnancy. and having protected sex not always guarantees you wont end up pregnant. safe abortion should be available to every woman. no matter age race weight and times. sure i might disagree with the women who go to clinics for abortions every 2 months, but i would not want her to go to an unsafe place to do it. i'd rather a woman be safe, especially because i dont know her situation. she could have an abusive husband who rapes her, and she gets abortions because she already has three kids at home she needs to feed, and she feels its safer to abort than to have her husband find birth control pills or something i dunno. you never know a womans situation.

Keera - posted on 04/11/2011

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No woman can be forced to get an abortion (including teens). This goes for most anywhere.
Evie - I agree. I have been between Pro-Choice & Pro-Life. Personally..a few months after having our son my fiance & I had a scare while I was taking birth control (and I was taking it at the same time everyday - never missed a day). We thought about it but found out about 2 weeks later I wasn't. We thought about it because we weren't in a good situation (money wise) to have another baby & we were still living with my parents who were wanting to kick us out w/ nowhere to go.

Evie - posted on 04/10/2011

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i am FULLY prochoice. i had one abortion in the past. and i thought about it with this one and decided against it for various reasons, but i am still prochoice. i am prochoice not only when it comes to abortion but when it comes to birthing circumcision and breastfeeding vaccines etc. although i am for not circumcising, natural birthing, and breastfeeding i think you should make informed decisions first! and ultimately its your decision what you do not anyone else's, and i think getting pregnant and keeping it actually makes me even more prochoice because it is such a big sacrifice, you give yourself up for someone else. if a person doesnt want that i dont think they should be forced to giving themselves up to house someone else in their body. i do not think adoption is an answer. because there is already enough kids without families or in foster care that jump from household to household. and once again the whole you need to use your body to keep the fetus alive until it is born. women should not be forced against their will to do something they dont want to..ever! that is slavery..also there are people who will argue that its abusive to force a child to abort if they dont want to. it goes both ways. dont force someone to keep a pregnancy if they dont want to and dont force anyone to abort if they choose to keep it. in forcing anything upon anyone you are violating their personal rights. i know there is the issue of women regretting it. i truly believe most women would not regret doing something such as abortion if people who are against it didnt attack her for it. abortion is no easy decision, if you love and support a woman thru anything that woman will not have second thoughts about her decisions because no matter what it is she did it for her.

Keera - posted on 04/09/2011

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Thanks for your opinions =] I'm asking because I truely want to know. I have 2 friends in this situation & their families are against abortions. One was raped by two (drunk) men and got preg. And the other has a serious back issue that could paralyzation or kill her by carrying or having the baby.
I agree with it not being a form a birth control.

Megan - posted on 04/09/2011

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For me, I am pro-choice. I would never choose abortion for myself, because to me, it's wrong. But I am a firm believer in having the right and the freedom to make the choice for yourself, so I do believe the option should be available, but it should not be used as a form of birth control, and there should be a record tagged to the person having the abortion for future reference. I too think that abortion is acceptable if there is a problem, and there's a risk of either mother or baby not making it, or both. If a woman is raped and is too emotionally struck, then I think that's perfectly acceptable too. Rape is a scary thing, and it scars you; so if you feel you can't carry out the pregnancy, you should be able to get an abortion.

Toni - posted on 04/09/2011

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Personally, if I was raped and I got pregnant from it, I would keep the baby. If a child started growing in any other place other than the womb, Im pretty sure all doctors will terminate the pregnancy, as the baby will not survive anyway.
As for a medical problem, I honestly could not say what I would do. I have never been in that situation, so I do not know how I would react.
Just a warning with this post, it is bound to cause a few arguments.

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