Would you commit abortion?

@Theresaaiza (10466)
Australia
February 26, 2009 11:21pm CST
If you'd commit abortion or recommend someone to do it, what would your reason be?
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21 responses
• Canada
27 Feb 09
I'm a big fat sexophobe because the even the slightest possibility of losing control of my body and having something grow inside me like a malignant tumor is absolutely terrifying. Therefore, the only ways I would ever end up in a situation where I had to decide whether to abort would be through a) rape, or b) immaculate conception. That being said, I have no moral qualms about abortion so I would, without a doubt, choose to abort. I don't want to be pregnant or parent a child and I think it's unethical to bring another being into existence to clog up the adoption system because it makes it slightly more difficult for all the born children to receive a loving home. Abortion is a highly personal issue, so I would never try to influence someone's decisions. However, I would help a friend out if they wanted one by giving them information, helping to pay for it, or driving them to the clinic.
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@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
27 Feb 09
Hi saffron, although you don't have any moral qualms, like you said, about it, I know somewhere deep inside you it's still going to be a very tough decision. In abortion, you also put yourself and your health at great risk.
• Canada
27 Feb 09
Hm, I think about it this way: the only two options are to have an abortion or to carry the pregnancy to term. There is no third option where the fetus will magically poof away. Like any medical procedure, abortion has its risks. But compared to pregnancy and childbirth, a first trimester abortion is much safer.
@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
27 Feb 09
Every pill you take has a medical risk. If I take penicillin, I have a very real chance to die. Things happen. I was on medications that caused the birth control meant to prevent pregnancy failed. My morals were in the right place. I could not risk the health of either the unborn child or myself when I had two living children who needed their mom. Everyone has to come to their own decision. And I really think there is a lot of wrong in those people who try to scare people away instead of talking truthfully about all the options. How is it morally ok to do that? *takes a deep breath* You will never get people who agree 100% on this because we all have our reasons for feeling as we do.
@kissieme (777)
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
first off, I will never commit abortion because it is a sin to take life in your own hands. If I were to get pregnant even at a wrong time, I will still accept the baby because that will be my own fault and it's not the baby's. For the second question, I will never ever recommend someone to have an abortion because of the same reason. It is sad that abortion is acceptable in some countries just to prevent population explosion. Though in some of those countries, contraceptives are not acceptable, they could surely still use family planning naturally, right? and not resort to abortion. It is their own babies that they are not giving a chance to live and that makes my skin crawl. seriously... My mom lost a baby once.She slipped on the stairs and fell heavily on each steps while she was 2 months pregnant at the age of 42. We brought her to the hospital because she is bleeding so bad. The doctor advised her that she is going to be in serious trouble is she doesn't give the baby up since the baby has a very weak hold in her womb, too. She didn't want to so she stayed in the hospital for 3 days for observations and to keep the baby intact. the bleeding had stopped that day so we were hoping they would both be ok but on the 3rd day, the bleeding started again and my mom got painful cramps in her tummy so much so that it's hard to look at her. Finally, she lost the baby. At that time, her blood pressure also increased and the doctor had feared she might get into cardiac arrest. Luckily, my mom has a strong will and she's ok. But she went into depression for 2 weeks for losing the baby. It was heartbreaking... we might have had another bro to play with... anywayz, I love babies and children so I strongly disagree to commiting abortion. This is an interesting subject to post Theresa... Good job! ^_^
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
28 Feb 09
HI kiss, I'm honestly and sincerely sorry for what happened. A brother would have added joy to your family now. Really, sometimes, we face situations where we are forced to decide into doing something which is against our moral principles. Life has a way of playing with that. Yeah, this topic is interesting but scary as well. I could be bombarded with hot comments for this both from pro-lifers and pro-abortion. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that wouldn't have to happen. I'm poor in debates. LOL
@kissieme (777)
• Philippines
28 Feb 09
thanks theresa. yeah, I'm kinda wondering about that too... lol. expect lots of responses with this topic, so be ready hehe... I'm poor at debates too cuz I get tongue-tied when bombarded with so many questions or facts lol... especially when I'm in front of an audience hahaha... but this will be a good way to practise how to put in your arguments and ideas... ^_^ Many lucky clovers for you on this hot issue ^_^ hugs....
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
28 Feb 09
I have allergies to debates but somehow I manage to get myself into a few messes because of careless or wrong usage of words. I really didn't start this topic to start an argument but if I may end up debating anyway, it's only because it's really something controversial and people always have different view on topics like this.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
27 Feb 09
no, i would not. i lost my first grandchild to an abortion. it was a long time ago but i have never forgotten what they did or forgiven them.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
28 Feb 09
Oh, really? Why did the abortion take place? I mean what was the reason for having done so?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
28 Feb 09
because they were young & not married & she thought her folks would disown her. it was done w/out my knowledge. it was bothering my son so much he finally broke down & told me. her parents didn't think my som was good enough for her even tho they had been dating a long time.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
28 Feb 09
I see. I'm sorry for what happened but how recent was this event again? YOu mentioned a long time ago, right? Are they still together? I don't mean to meddle with family affairs but I do hope you'll find the heart to forgive them for what they've done. I believe they went through a very difficult time when they decided on that. Young people do end up screwing up most of the time.
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@jaymeeliz (506)
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
I won't! The baby that you are about to kill might just be the next president of your country!
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
28 Feb 09
HI, jaymee. :-D Is it the honest type or the corrupt type of president? If it was the latter then that would have me thinking what if the mother really should have just aborted that person. LOL. Just kidding
• Philippines
28 Feb 09
Okay, a government official would be in a lot of temptation so I change my answer... What if your son/daughter would be the next national artist?! lols
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
2 Mar 09
I think that's better. But if he keeps painting something like the "Spolarium" and going against the gov't he'd still end up in the morgue. LOL!
@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
27 Feb 09
In my case it was for medical reasons and I had two children who couldn't risk losing their mother. I adviced a young girl to end her pregnancy because of moral reasons. She was 14 years old. I told another girl that it was ok to end it and not feel bad because she couldn't deal with having the child of a man who raped her grow inside her. Mind you she already had ended it, but I was helping her deal with her choice. I think each person has to deciede if they can handle the after effects. I don't think it's some thing to be done lightly or as a form of birth control. I think it is something you live with forever. But there are solid good reasons for them at times. People have many answers for why there is NO reaon but then they haven't had to live the other person's life.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
28 Feb 09
Hi TLC, thanks for the response. I know every person who decides to abort a child has always faced it with so much difficulty. It's something you have to live with forever. Like I mentioned in another response I made, I could not condemn or judge a woman who resorted to such because each of us has his/her own reasons for doing something.
@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
28 Feb 09
I've liked how well you've handled the whole discussion. A lot of folks who start a topic like this one do so just to make THEIR point without caring what others really had to say or feel. It's a hard one to balance your own beliefs and those of the responders. You've done well.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
28 Feb 09
Hi TLC, all this time I have been keeping my fingers crossed that no one will ever fire at me again for starting a controversial discussion. LOL. Aside from that, as a person, I really try to shed off my idealistic skin and try not to judge people. I just guess that as I matured along, I've begun to understand that humans as we are we are bound to decide on things which may be in total contradiction to our beliefs, and our principles. And everytime we face situations like that, whoever said it was going to be easy was totally wrong. I may condemn the act, but not the person. Thanks :-D
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
27 Feb 09
NO!!!!! i will never ever do it! even if i will be a single mother i will not! because there will be a big karma to kill our own baby.ohh my God! nooooooooooo
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
28 Feb 09
Karma scares me too. That keeps me from doing something that I believe is bad because of bad karma.
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
28 Feb 09
agree
• China
3 Mar 09
I couldn't commit abortion or recommend others to do it,even if the doctor gave the suggestion that should accept abortion.
• Philippines
3 Mar 09
Not in my wildest dream that I would ever commit an abortion. I'm a Catholic and it's against our religion. Even if I put the religion aside, I would still not commit abortion. In fact, I'm still longing for more children but I was blessed with only one.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
3 Mar 09
That's exactly why I think life is ironic. Some women who committed it don't know what they've got.
• Canada
2 Mar 09
I think this is such a hard topic to have a definate yes or no to. I dont think I could ever have an abortion, im 21 years old now and even though im not ready to have a baby if it happened I wouldnt take away that childs life for my own. If it came down to it there is always the option of adoption. As far as recomonding it I would just let people know what I would do in the situation but let them know that no matter what they decide I would be there for them, it would be such a hard decision for any1 that i wouldnt want to make them feel alienated for making their own choice.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
3 Mar 09
LOL, it is very hard. Although I know that I will find it so hard to commit abortion. For sure, I'll never recommend it to anyone. I don't wanna take part in such. However, I do not judge the people who have committed it. Like you, I will still be there for them but I had to make it clear that I, for one, am not for abortion except maybe for VERY VERY unavoidable reasons.
@kirei24 (252)
• Philippines
2 Mar 09
i would never do that. its a very big sin for me. i love babies so much.. so cuddle and cute :)
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
3 Mar 09
They are very cute, indeed. Thanks for the response!
@alindahaw (1219)
• Philippines
28 Feb 09
I will never get an abortion. I don't think that abortion is the solution for unplanned pregnancies. If women suddenly find themselves pregnant without them wanting to be, they should at least let the baby come to full term and then put them off for adoption. Adoption is the better option.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
28 Feb 09
Yes, adoption is a better option. That way, we give the child a chance to grow. Who knows she/he'll end up to be someone great, right?
@itsme_cha (504)
• United States
28 Feb 09
i would not commit abortion. i am married and my husband and i plan to have a baby soon. so i am taking my responsibility to not get unwanted pregnancy. i think every woman should be responsible when they get unplanned pregnancy its a life as a christian its againts to my beliefs to kill a life. happy posting!!!
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
28 Feb 09
Oh, Good luck on your married life and as a future mother. I'm sure you'll be rearing a good bunch that both of you will be so happy about. Thanks!
• United States
27 Feb 09
First of all, I don't think I could ever have one just because I got pregnant and wasn't ready or didn't plan on it. I have a 10 month old right now so I don't think I could do it. Now if the doctor told me abort or die, then yes, I'd abort and wouldn't think twice about it. I gave birth to my daughter and plan on sticking around to raise her and watch her grow. I know a few women who have aborted. They don't have any problems with their decision and that's fine with me. They did what they felt was best for their lives and it's not my business to say what I believe. That being said, I don't think I could, but I fully support a woman's right to choose what she wants to happen to her body.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
2 Mar 09
Hi mystic tomatoes, I love your nick. It matches your avatar too, doesn't it? LOL Good luck on being a mother to your daughter. You must be proud.
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@maximax8 (28490)
• United Kingdom
27 Feb 09
I would never have an abortion. I believe life begins at conception and there is no way I would choose to abort my own baby. If I was raped and then conceived I think I would have my baby adopted. If my life was in danger I would take a risk and have my baby born. So the options for me would be keep my baby if possible or have him or her adopted. Other ladies have a choice. I think that the ladies that want an abortion for social reasons would be better having their baby adopted. I feel sorry for ladies that have an ultrasound that shows their baby is disabled. That happened to me at 36 weeks pregnancy. I said no to having an abortion. My son is now 21 months old. If the life of a lady is in danger I think that would be a difficult situation. I don't think I would recommend an abortion for another lady. It would be her choice not mine.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
28 Feb 09
Yes, max, it has to be a personal decision. It's hard when you'll be blamed for something because you influenced someone into doing it.
@Llonorra22 (1150)
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
No. Never!!! Each of us needs to have a chance to live. I wouldn't even bother thinking of it!
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
28 Feb 09
Hi Llonora, I also wish you'll never have to face situations wherein you are mnade to decide whether or not to abort your child or somebody else's.
@patzel88 (3311)
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
well for me it is hard to decide to abort the innocent life to their womb. but if ever i will encounter a person who are really not ready to the commitment and responsibility as a parents and they have much more to look up too to their future i guess i am willing to please them to abort the life and be more practical now a days because there are so many people who suffers hunger and if they could not raise their kids and give a good future then i guess it would be a good decisions to not let the innocent fetus to be experience to the crisis they might come through.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
28 Feb 09
However, how are we to know that the future of that child won't be good if she was indeed born into this world? Aren't we like mapping out in advance the kind of life the child will be living as if we hold their future. Okay, I know you're only looking at the probabilities but that's just my point. Another thing is, we can't say that all women who resorted to abortion didn't have a good reason fro doing so. Some had to choose their lives over the baby for medical reasons.
@ronnyb (6120)
• Jamaica
27 Feb 09
I dont think I would sanction an abortion .This is because I have always believed that abortion is murder and against the rules of God.In addition I have always believed that the child you destroy could be the next oscar winner ,or the next great singer and even if they may seem selfish you can never tell if you may need them to take care of you when you are older
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
27 Feb 09
...or the next Hitler, or the next Osama Bin Laden. LOL. Just Kidding. Seriously, yes, children are blessings and it isn't their fault that they were formed in the first place.
@elghrasya (502)
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
It never appears into my mind to commit this kind of act because it's a sin. Even before that I am not yet married. But now that I am already a wife I will not do it even if I conceived a dozen of children because I know it's a blessing. I will not recommend this thing also because it's against the law and against the will of our God.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
27 Feb 09
Yeah, like what they say, "The more the merrier" LOL
@kquiming (2999)
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
i wouldn't do it... as much as possible as long as i can, i just won't do it... reason?? reason why i won't do it, i think hmmm it's simple - because it's MY own child. doesnt matter who the dad is, how it happened (e.g., rape cases), the point is, i dont wanna kill my own child... anyway, i wouldnt speak on behalf of anyone, cuz everyone has their own reasons for not doing it or for doing it.. still, i wouldnt recommend it..it's hard to feel sorry later on (not that everyone who commited abortion is actually sorry for what they did, but u know..)..
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
27 Feb 09
I get your point. You might end up regretting and feeling extremely guilty for what you have done. Abortion is just so scary as well as it is very disturbing to the conscience.
@rsa101 (13807)
• Quezon City, Philippines
9 Mar 09
I would not encourage it if there is no reason at all. If only it was because of unwanted pregnancy I think that is not a good reason for abortion. Although I know there are some reasons that may be valid in doing so but in most cases I would not do so.