Do you think abortion is okay?

Do you think abortion is okay?

Do you think abortion is okay?

slkusractBaby

I personally would never get an abortion, but i can see in some cases where an abortion would be wanted, like rape or very bad birth defects. Abortion should be up to the person getting the abortion, but they need to realize that there are other options, other families who want children but can't have them and the pain and guilt after an abortion is sometimes not worth it. When a woman becomes pregnant, that baby is part of her whether she lieks it or not. Everything happens for a reason!!

slkusractresqmi

Having an abortion is a serious decision. I'm not sure if it's ever "okay," but in some situations it is probably the best option. (Compare, for instance, the cost of an abortion to the cost of your tax dollars supporting a child its mother could not. Or, consider the quality of life for a child whose mother or parents cannot adequately support it.) Either way, a woman (NOT the government at any level) should have the right to choose whether an abortion is the right decision for her and her potential child.

slkusractTim

Only in very limited circumstances. I have thought about this quite a bit over the years. The wide spread of opinions is incredible, matched only by the passion of the activists on all sides. This is an issue that few people are even able to have a civilized discussion about. Complicating it further is that there are few that hold a black-and-white view of the issue. The majority of people in the US see abortion as a giant grey area with varying degrees of abortion considered acceptable. Very few people hold the position of unlimited abortion access or no abortion under any circumstances. Below is the process I went through to come up with my position on the matter. First, I asked myself the question at what point does a human being obtain "personhood" and as such gain all the legal and moral protections that status entitles them to? There are some who say that the point of personhood is 28 days AFTER birth, at which point you still should be allowed to abort. In fact, there is a professor of ethics at Princeton University that actively advocates this position. This is the position that spurred “Born Alive” legislation that says if a woman has an abortion and the baby survives, that doctors cannot withhold care and let the baby die on the operating table. Others say up to the point of birth. These folks, such as Barak Obama, would hold that this type of infanticide as well as partial birth abortion is a reasonable procedure. Or perhaps just before while the mother is in labor. Or 6 months of gestation or 3 months or three weeks. I wrestled with this for a long time. Then I looked at the issue a different way. Does human life have an imputed value or an intrinsic one? If we say that it is imputed, meaning the value is derived from something else, some outside criteria, then any one of the above positions would be equally valid. We as a society would decide what criteria to select. My problem with this is what criteria do you use? On what basis is a baby at 6 weeks more valuable than a baby at 5 weeks? Is a baby that has not yet developed a heart still a baby? This hit really hard on my wife and I when we lost one of our children. Lynne had a miscarriage a few years ago. When people with strong pro-choice sentiments gave us their condolences, they referred to the fetus as a child, even though she (we named her Grace, even though we do not know for sure if she was a she or a he. It made it easier to explain to the children what happened and easier for Lynne and I to grieve our loss) was at the same gestational point, 9 weeks, that they believed abortion was merely removing some unwanted tissue of the mother. So, the criteria used is whether or not a child is wanted. If that is so, then why? The characteristics of an object of any sort are not contingent on another persons belief for perception. By similar logic, if the value of human life is imputed, it can also be taken away, depending on what some person or group of persons believe that life is worth. So if you happen to be mentally retarded or black or Jewish, it would be perfectly reasonable for you to be killed off for the good of the community if they believe it. I have a friend who is paralyzed from the neck down and constantly in pain. There are some in the world who would look at her and say that she has no quality of life or that the money and effort to support her would be better used on others. They would have her die due to her handicap. But knowing her the way I do I find the notion that she is without a quality of life to be ridiculous on its face. She is a writer, a painter, a social worker, and heads up an international charity. I’d call that a pretty good quality of life. So would her husband who married her years after her accident put her in the wheelchair. Thus, the imputed value logic is shown to me to be completely arbitrary. Following any of the “prior to this point it is not human but at this one on it is” positions is likewise arbitrary and does not answer the question of personhood. But consider the proposition that human life has an intrinsic value. That it is valuable simply because it is human life and no other reason. No measure or quantification of the value of it, it is and that is enough. It is sort of like gold. Gold is valuable because it is gold, not because we as a society stood up one day and said, “we are going to make gold valuable”. Gold has an intrinsic value as opposed to an imputed value, such as paper currency. Paper currency is worthless in and of itself. It has value only because we say it has a certain value. This position then would support a clear line between human life and not human life. With this position, you are a human at the point that you have a unique genetic code. In other words, at conception. Prior to that, there was no “you”. The male and female reproductive components in and of themselves are not a unique genetic code, but merely parts of the donors. It is only when they combin

slkusractTara

I personally can not do it, But there are different things that make it reasonable. Problems or conditions that the baby may have . Rape is another factor. In some case's may not even be a problem with the baby but yourself. In the form if you had a medical problem that having a baby or getting pregnant can cause harm to yourself. But all in all every one has a reason of why they do it and that is no ones Business but their own.

slkusractDR34M3R

I personally don't think having an abortion is right but it depends on the situation really...

slkusractMy

Do I think it is okay? Absolutely not! That child didn't have a choice to be conceived. You made that choice when you lied in bed with another man and had sex. The only time it is justified and not okay is when you are raped. Then it isn't your choice but then you could give it up for adoption. There are so many that want kids and cant have them so make their dream possible.

slkusractMissuhlicious

Depends. But if you really have something that's bad on your mind about having the babii, then that's okay. But if you think you can raise the babii &nd be a good parent, then go fer it. Don't get abortion.

slkusractAmymichelle

there is NEVER an excuse for an abortion. if You're not prepared to take on the responsibilities of a child and accept all the responsibility that comes with sex, Then keep you're *****NG legs SHUT!

slkusractRandy

My personal opinion, and admittedly I would never personally be in a situation where I needed on myself, is that it's not OK. Yes, I know all the arguments that those who are for it will use and that is their right. I'm only speaking personally and I don't agree with it except under very limited circumstances. I don't inflict it on others, it's just my personal feeling. You asked, you got.

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