Taverner (1000+ posts) Wed Sep-02-09 06:36 PM
Can I actually say that I am pro-abortion?
As in, if someone needs an abortion, they should get one?
If someone has any doubts about having a kid, they should get rid of it?
If they cannot financially provide for a kid, they should have an abortion?
If the kid has defects, and will live life in extreme pain, they should abort that kid?
Call me pro-abortion because I am completely for the procedure
It's a life saverrobcon (1000+ posts) Wed Sep-02-09 06:41 PM
Response to Original message
7. That's a stupid position, IMO.
Your support points are disgusting to me.
I support choice, but I am not pro-abortion.musette_sf (1000+ posts) Wed Sep-02-09 06:48 PM
Response to Reply #7
12. - 1K
your disgust over a legal medical procedure that WOMEN sometimes need, disgusts me.paulsby (1000+ posts) Wed Sep-02-09 09:25 PM
Response to Reply #12
41. just because it is a legal medical procudure...
you can keep repeating that mantra like... "legal medical procedure legal medical procedure" doesn't mean that there is no moral component whatsoever or that it shouldn't be a difficult decision.
abortion is the termination of a life. a dependant life. a life that is (depending on trimester) largely undeveloped, etc. but it should not be viewed the same as, for example, removing a wart, which is also a "legal medical procedure"
but hey, at least you are honest about your position. i can respect that. i am pro-choice. i will never concede that abortion is merely a medical procedure between a woman and her doctor, because the reality is it is a medical procedure that affects a third party- the fetus.
first trimester? as far as i am concerned, abort away on demand. after that, it becomes a bit trickier imo.
it is true women sometimes NEED an abortion. many other times, women CHOOSE an abortion, and i am 100% supportive of their right to do so, but it is hardly just any old medical procedure.
Alertjhrobbins (1000+ posts) Wed Sep-02-09 08:15 PM
Response to Reply #7
36. I am in 100% agreement with your position. To be pro-abortion strikes
me as a bit extreme. Regardless of a religious position, I still struggle with the point at which a cluster of cells becomes a human being. I know this is an unpopular position here in DU, but I still struggle with this. I am in no way anti-abortion, I'm just not pro-abortion - I'm pro choice and I feel very sorry for the women that have to struggle to make this difficult decision (at least I hope they struggle with it. Hell, I had a tough time spaying my cat that was carrying a litter of kittens.Some day there are going to be a lot of very remorseful people.Taverner (1000+ posts) Wed Sep-02-09 07:03 PM
Response to Reply #19
20. No - what I am saying is if you have to do it do it without hesitation
A fetus has the same nervous system as a tadpole
Not that I encourage killing tadpoles, but you get the idea