Abortion due to rape or incest?

Abortion due to rape or incest?

Abortion due to rape or incest?

slkusractMommy

It drives me crazy when someone says they don't believe in abortions unless the woman was raped. The reason that someone is "pro-life" is because they believe that life begins at conception. You can't have exceptions to your beliefs. If you do, then you are a hypocrite! I mean if you truly believe that life begins at conception and are against abortion because you believe it takes a human life, then why is the life of a human being created by a loving couple more precious than the life of a human being created by a rape? Yes rape is a horrible thing. It is unfair and it is scary. But we are still talking about a human being here. And having the abortion is only adding to the devastation. I HATE my ex husband. He was an alcoholic that was very abusive. He threatened me, it took me 5 years to get the nerve to finally leave him. My son looks like him. When I look at my son, he reminds me of him. But that doesn't mean I don't love my son. It doesn't mean that just because his father is a jerk, it makes him any less my child. I look at it as "I have something beautiful from a horrible situation" EDIT: *Abayy* It is not breaking news that pregnancy can lead to sex. We all are aware of that before we do it. So no matter who you are showing your "ultimate love" to, you know that by doing so you might get pregnant. (That is sort of like being mad that you touched the red hot stove and burnt your finger) There are so many ways to protect yourself now. Pill..condom with spermicide..and withdrawl used together, would make pregnancy virtually impossible. Many of these women that say they were well protected and got pregnant anyway, are lying. Because they don't want people to know they had unprotected sex and then an abortion. (I am fully aware that protected women do get pregnant..before I get a bunch of hate mail..lol) Abortions are too easy of a way out. So why take the time to stop and use protection? This is why 1 in 5 sexually active americans carry an STD they don't even know about. Because they don't protect themselves bc they think they have no worries. *due 1/26/2010* I think everyone here knows the difference between a medically necessary abortion and an abortion of convenience. Missed miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies and are medical emergencies that are unavoidable. The fetus and mother would both die if left untreated in an ectopic pregnancy. Personally, I have never heard anyone that is pro-life say that an ectopic pregnancy should be left untreated.

slkusractabayy

I was against abortion until I had a pregnancy scare. While changing my mind when facing the situation may make me sound cowardly, and many people say, if you're not ready for a baby, you shouldn't be having sex.. Why should someone have such a huge responsibility thrust upon them for showing someone they love how much they love them in the ultimate way? Especially if they were responsible and used protection to begin with? That, in addition to cases like rape and incest, make me pro choice. Despite being a Christian.

slkusractFoxxyMomma

There's a pretty straight line when it comes to pro-life versus pro-choice. Pro-life strongly stand for no abortion no matter what, and pro-choice stand for women having the right to chose. When you vote for pro-life vs. pro-choice you're either saying yes abortion or no abortion. I used to be pro-life until I realized that when it comes down to it, you're on one side for abortion or one side against it. I always thought there was in between but there truly isn't. I'm pro-choice even though I strongly disagree with abortion, I feel that if you lay down and spread your legs you take the consequences, but being a female that needed a medical abortion I knew my life was at stake and my baby had already died. My options were limited. I knew that if I had not had that abortion, I wouldn't be here today and the baby growing inside me now would not ever have had a chance at life. I can't stand by and watch women who medically need a procedure have that procedure taken away because others don't agree with it. Ivy: is it really fair to judge everyone who's had an abortion? I wanted my baby, my baby died and my body wouldn't miscarry, but I should be killed because I chose to have a medical abortion so I could live even after my baby had died? What about women with ectopic pregnancies? Those mothers are told that they won't carry past 12 weeks with the babies they want without taking the babies life and hers. But they all should be killed right?

slkusractMeg

I believe youre either fully pro choice or fully pro life. There is no in between. Pro life people are being hypocritical if they believe abortion is ok under certain circumstances. I mean, youre still "killing a baby", right? Ivy - Youre an idiot. Who says the parents are "bad people"? You dont know their situation and who are you to judge them?

slkusractShaLaLaLaLaLaMyOhMy

I understand the complication and burden that rape or incest puts on a pregnant woman and that is truly heartbreaking. At the same time, I believe that God has a purpose for every single life- no matter how they were created. The baby did not rape the girl, it is just an outcome of the act. The baby could be the blessing behind the act. Even though the father was a horrible person, the baby is full of love for his/her mother. My heart yearns for those who are pregnant by an act of rape, but I still do not see abortion as being acceptable.

slkusractkwh

Wow...Ivy!! You just say what you feel, don't you!!! SO,you are telling me that if a 9 year old girl gets raped by her dad, she does not have the right to abort and if she does, she should die....That is crazy!! If my 9 year old daughter (some 9 year olds have periods) got raped and was preggo by a fam member or a rapist and she didn't want to carry a baby to term, I would support her. There are situations other than medical reasons to have abortions. You should "think" before you answer.

slkusractBogan

I think in that case it is fine. If the woman/girl was FORCED, like physically held down and taken advantage of and she got pregnant she has every right to abort. Its when young girls make a silly, often drunken mistake and just take the cowards way out instead of owning up to their responsibilities that annoys me EDIT: i just read some other posts. if a 12 yr old girl got held down, raped and then got pregnant, you expect her to keep the baby? You expect her to put herself through the emotional pain and suffering for the next 9 months while she is carrying a complete stranger/monsters baby and the physical toll it would take on her body also? The girl has been tortured enough without having to try and get her head around carrying and caring for a baby.

slkusractMeow

This is more difficult and I think incest and medical reasons are the only times an abortion should be considered and I only think that because something could be wrong with the baby. As for rape I think she should put the baby up for adoption. EDIT: I don't understand why I'm getting all these thumbs down, the only reason I say it would be acceptable in those situations are that in the case of incest that poor baby could end up with a lifetime of pain and that's not fair..

slkusractOlivia39s

ohhh myyy goodd.. stop with the abortion questions in the PREGNANCY section. Because people have such an interest in abortion and asking "Am I pregnant?" Y!A needs to make seperate sections for BOTH of those topics. Ok.. I'll step off the soap box now. =)

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