Should women have the right to abort their unborn baby?

United States
September 7, 2009 12:33am CST
As a woman, we have endured a lot over the years. We have been treated as property, we have been sold to the highest bidder, we have been unable to vote, unable to work, unable to have a say until recently. Women have endured so much over the years, but there is one debate that will never go away. Should women have the right to abort their unborn child? Almost the entire world has an opinion on this subject, whether it relates to them or not. For me, its simple. The woman has a choice what happens to her body. End of story. I do think that it should not be used as a form of birth control, but again, its the woman's choice. Even if she does it against her partners wishes, it is still her body. What do you think? Do you think women should be allowed to have an abortion? Does your religious beleifs play a big role in it? Where do we draw the line?
10 responses
• Philippines
7 Sep 09
As a woman, I think women shouldn't be given the right to abort their baby. I am a pro life person and I am a big NO to abortion. It is a mortal sin and I don't also understand why women have their baby aborted well in fact they have a choice to put their baby into an orphanage if they don't want the baby in the first place. Women or people should be responsible in all the acts they are doing and in this case, I think all should be responsible and obliged to stand in their own feet to be liable in every actions they make, The baby knows nothing and shouldn't pay anything for the consequence a woman had made for a one night stand or what. There's no such thing as unwanted pregnancy except for those victims of rape. I think that is only the valid excuse.
• United States
10 Sep 09
I can understand your beliefs and respect that. My question to you is do you think it would be better to put a child in an orphanage or in the foster care system, where many children are abused and subjected to parents who are only in the system for money. Sometimes I feel that the system fails these poor children and many of them turn to violence or a life of crime due to poor parenting or no parenting. How do you feel about this? I hope I am not offending you, just trying to get your view on this subject. Thanks.
@EliteUser (3971)
• Australia
20 Sep 09
Hey, Well yes, if she wants to abort the baby, it is her own choice. Even though it might haunt her for the rest of her life. But I think that God is totally opposed to people aborting, because it is ending a persons life. Make sure you have a good day, God bless and Happy Lotting!!
• United States
8 Sep 09
It's the Womens Choice. Although we should aim to decrease the need for abortions and/or make conception more available and make adoption easier.
• United States
7 Sep 09
I believe that it is a woman's right to choose. It shouldn't be a primary form of birth control and should be a last resort. There are many women who can't parent, would be terrible parents. or just don't have the stability or lifestyle for a baby. I think it's far more kind to abort than for a child to grow up neglected, abused, in foster care. Even if a child ends up with a loving adoptive family there are questions and feelings of inadequacy. As women tend to be the primary caregivers and are the ones going through pregnancy, I don't think the partner has a say. It's a shame but until a man can take responsibility from the moment of conception and carry a baby it's not going to be fair. Defining when life begins is a key part of the abortion debate. Personally I don't think you are a person until you are physically independent. Before that you're a parasite and exist on the mother's generosity.
@iceydon (342)
• Philippines
7 Sep 09
Should women have the right to abort their unborn child? The right to life compels us to follow the norm of the society that life is sacred and should be protected. A pregnant woman consists of two living human beings.Thus the right to live should be a criterion on how to deal with regards to abortion.There are so many church and medical scholars who had drawned lines up to were it limits the right to life of cases that entails abortion.But for a lay man like me, women should have their right to life but never to abortion as they wish. Religious beliefs lean on pro life for life is a gift of God that only God can take away.What is wrong and what rigth should draw the line in every person's action.And to do what is right must be the norm.
@toonvk (267)
• Belgium
7 Sep 09
In Belgium it is already possible. You can even go to the Netherlands (about a 300 mile drive) and get an abortion for 30 euro's. That's about 42.99 US Dollars.
@maximax8 (27048)
7 Sep 09
A baby is an innocent one that deserves to live. I think of the aborted babies as the missing people of the world. Who knows how many great ones have perished. One a lady has an abortion she can't turn the clock back however much regret she has. Many ladies that have had an abortion suffer depression years later. I am pro-life and wouldn't ever have abortion. I don't agree with abortion for social reasons. I think that when a ladies life is in danger then I would understand her having an abortion. I feel sorry for any lady that is raped and know some ladies have an abortion rather than give birth then adopt. No form of birth control is 100% effective. If a lady hopes not to get pregnant she should use contraception and become a mom if it fails.
@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
7 Sep 09
Before doing the thing that gave them the pleasure they should have thought of the possible outcome. Committing another mistake is not the solution. Killing is a mistake. Religion does not play so much in this it is more on the person, it is more on taking responsibility to every actions that we made.
@elenyae (390)
• Australia
7 Sep 09
I think it all boils down to personal belief - when does a foetus become a baby? I personally believe that life begins at conception and abortion is ending that life prematurely. In that light, abortion is on equal ground with murder because you're taking an innocent's life. So yes, my personal beliefs play a big role in saying 'No' to abortion, as I believe that everyone else's values and beliefs shape their opinions on this (highly controversial) issue.
@preethaanju (3000)
• India
7 Sep 09
Yes she should be given the right to abort her baby. She knows the pain of aborting better than any others. She loves her baby more thn any others. So to think she is cruel in aborting is wrong. She knows what is best for her. tx