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 Abortion saved my life
Abortion saved my life
I'm a mom, and I love my sons more than anything. And it is because I love them that I had an abortion at 20 weeks. picked by plurk 6 months ago
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 JoshSF49
6 months ago
I know many of you think I'm this woman-hater who believes women shouldn't have control over their own body, but I felt the need to comment.

My two kids at home almost lost their mother because someone decided that my life was worth less than that of a fetus that was going to die anyway.
I do not know one person who believes that a fetus' life is more important than the mother's. This situation that she experienced is terrible, but that doesn't make every pro-lifer a misogynist.

After my family found out I'd had an abortion, I got a phone call from a cousin who felt the need to tell me I was wrong to have interfered with God's plan. And in that moment I understood exactly what kind of people judge a woman's reproductive choices.
And that cousin needs to grow up. It really is none of her business why the mom had an abortion. But a person protecting the life of the unborn when they do not threaten the life of their mother is not necessarily judging any woman's reproductive choices, unlike what this author would have you believe.

This woman's life was in danger, and she turned it into a pro-choice epilogue. It's her right to do so, but I find it repulsive that she would turn the death of her unborn children into a political issue espousing the morals of abortion and the evils of pro-lifers.
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 Interest...
6 months ago
I am curious about "the rest of the story" myself. It sounds more like a patient was misinformed. If the baby was in fact "dying inside her" most doctors would (in my experience) consider it a natural abortion and perform the required D&C. I've met Catholic doctors who would do this. So what is the rest of the story. Also in my experience people with an agenda will not tell the whole story in order to get their story out there.

Again before I'm attacked for being anti-woman, I was a "fetus" like the one described here..."dying inside the mother". The rest of the story was that it was not life threatening to my mother and so a Hindu doctor convinced my mother to continue the pregnancy until something changed. I think choice is a wonderful thing, and I think women do have the right to choose for themselves...but not necessarily for their children if that choice will harm their children.
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 dollylla...
6 months ago
« JoshSF49 : I know many of you think I'm this woman-hater who believes women shouldn't have control over their own body, but I felt the need to comment.

I do not know one person who believes that a fetus' life is more important than the mother's. This situation that she experienced is terrible, but that doesn't make every pro-lifer a misogynist.

And that cousin needs to grow up. It really is none of her business why the mom had an abortion. But a person protecting the life of the unborn when they do not threaten the life of their mother is not necessarily judging any woman's reproductive choices, unlike what this author would have you believe.

This woman's life was in danger, and she turned it into a pro-choice epilogue. It's her right to do so, but I find it repulsive that she would turn the death of her unborn children into a political issue espousing the morals of abortion and the evils of pro-lifers.
You're wrong. It is none of your business or mine what someone does with their reproductive organs as long as they consent. It is NONE OF OUR BUSINESS.
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 JoshSF49
6 months ago
« dollyllama : You're wrong. It is none of your business or mine what someone does with their reproductive organs as long as they consent. It is NONE OF OUR BUSINESS.
I agree. It is none of our business what someone does with his or her reproductive organs.

I'm more concerned about the baby developing within the reproductive organs than the organs themselves. But, of course, you don't believe that the fetus is a human...which is why this discussion will never go anywhere.

This author took a terrible experience and turned it into an editorial about the evils of pro-lifers. I think that's wrong.
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 Kitsune8...
6 months ago
Yes, you can't really judge the situation without all the facts.
As Josh said, the issue isn't want you do with your reproductive organs or what you do to your body but what you do to the human inside your reproductive organs. As long as there is disagreement as to whether a fetus is a human life or not, the issue of pro-life vs. pro-choice will never go away.
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 2manyuse...
6 months ago
« JoshSF49:But, of course, you don't believe that the fetus is a human...which is why this discussion will never go anywhere.

If you define a fetus as human you run into all sorts of trouble. Trouble that is not sadly not theoretical or even far fetched.

If the fetus is human than not exercising enough, not eating properly, driving over the speed limit, smoking - even being around someone who is or has recently smoked, being around anyone with a violent history, using a cell phone, risking exposing the fetus to any sort of disease, placing any degree of stress upon yourself, in short doing anything at all that might be less than absolutely beneficial to the fetus could be and has been labeled a crime against the human. Woman who have suffered a miscarriage would be charged with murder or at the very least involuntary manslaughter. You can imagine all the various issues that would arise if we made a fetus equivalent to a human. And no matter how creative you may be, there are still far more problems that would arise by saying a fetus is the same as a child. Hmm, a pregnant woman may get to count as 2 or more for the car pool lane but what about if she goes to the movies, a buffet, buys a ticket for a bus, train, or plane trip, takes a class? Should she have to pay for multiple persons? etc, etc, etc


The "argument" such as it is will never go away but those who are anti-abortion will never win. Abortions will continue.
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