Abortion: Is is a crime you convict?
October 24, 2007 10:17am CST
If a young girl get's pregnant and decides to make an abortion because otherwise her whole future is about to be destroyed, is it really a crime? I am not talking about the women who have abortions just because they made a mistake or changed their minds about having a baby. What is your opinion and how do you judge abortions?
• United States
26 Oct 07
Unless the country or state in which you have the abortion makes them illegal, having an abortion isn't a crime. As for the situation you proposed - I believe all women should have a choice as to whether they wish to keep or abort the embryo or fetus regardless of situation. I see no good reason to be against it. It is not my business to concern myself with other people's choices unless they negatively effect me or any other person.
• United States
28 Oct 07
It's not a crime in the US to terminate, for any reason. Nor should it be. A woman has the right to decide what should & shouldn't happen within her body. Whether it's because she's too young, not prepared, her birth control failed is irrelevant. If she doesn't wish to be a parent at this time, she has the right to choose not to be.
24 Oct 07
The only time i get really angry on this subject, is when you get some stupid female who can't be bothered to use contraception in the first place, abortion isn't contraception! I'm not anti abortion, if someone doesn't want to be a parent then they shouldn't be, it would be great if they went on to have the child adopted, but this rarely happens for many reasons.