When is abortion ok?

United States
January 23, 2007 6:24pm CST
This is a very sensitive topic, so please be curtious of others opinions. I see myself as pro-life. Every child deserves a chance at life in my eyes. But there are some instances where the line between life & death become blurred. Such as when the baby posses too many health risks. Like if the baby is stuck in a falopian tube(sp?) or in even rarer cases - outside the womb & attached to major organs. Especially if the woman has other young children, then I think she should look at everything. And in a case like that, I suppose pro-life would be to save whatever life possible. What are your opinions on this matter & on the situations I presented on where the line between life & death come together?
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• United States
24 Jan 07
I agree that if the mothers life is at risk an abortion in my mind is ok. I do feel that a woman who is raped and becomes pregnant because of the attack should have the right to an abortion without being judged as well.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
Yes, abortion with just cause should never cause a woman to be looked down upon. Although some women may freely accept to continue a pregnancy caused by rape, it should never be forced upon them, they didn't consent to the rape & shouldn't be done more injustice by being forced to carry the rapists child.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
in a rape situation I feel that the mother should consider adoption as an alternative to abortion, this is my opinion, but ikt is an opinion with personal experience behind it
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• United States
24 Jan 07
I am extremely prolife, but I would understand if an ob dr said that an abortion was absolutely necesary such as the conditions that you have listed here.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
I'm very pro-life too. :) And until recently I never even thought about the posibility of there being a GOOD reason for abortion, but then I had an u/s done because I went to the ER because of bad cramping & I thought I was having another miscarraige, and the Dr thought it was a tubal pregnancy & I asked what that meant & he explained it. I couldn't imagine leaving my two other babies without a mommy because I wanted to take a risk I knew had a good likelyhood of killing me. Luckily both the dr & I were wrong. It was/is anovarian cyst so large that it isn't being reabsorbed by my body like it should be & I just need to have it surgically removed after the baby is born.
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@hazydazy (783)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I feel that if the mothers life is in danger and she has other children to care for then it would be ok. I also believe that if a woman i pregnant to a family member she should have the right to an abortion. I do not think that this topic should be just black and white. There are different circumstances for everyone and those need to be considered.
• United States
24 Jan 07
Yes, thank you for pointing out incest is also a reason acceptable for abortion.
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
24 Jan 07
the way i see it, abortion is okey if the mother's life is at too much risk and life threatening just like you mentioned. i wish there won't be much cases about babies being aborted because of the reason that a family has too much kids already. i mean, proper family planning should be observed, too.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
I am very pro-life, and I don't think abortion should be used as birth control. But there are some medical reasons where it is a necessity. Thanks for your views on the subject :)
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
24 Jan 07
For me abortion is ok when the woman carrying the pregnancy decides she needs one. There really can be no other criteria to use, it is the womans body after all. blessed be keep on posting
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• Australia
24 Jan 07
In my heart, I dont agree on abortion at all.. No matter how old the fetus (sorry dont know how to spell it) is.. And since I am no expert on pregnancy then I dont know all those rare cases etc.. and I guess it might be okay to abort it if really has no chance of survival and is killing the mothers. Afterall doctor first priority is to save the mother rather than save the baby. But, I totally against abortion because woman thinks she is too old, or dont want another baby or not marriage or something. My mom has been subjected to abortion when she was a baby, but the procedure didnt go through. Thankfully she is well and normal and very healthy.. however, although she may not know it at that time that she was being aborted.. the baby can feel it.. and the feelings of hurt and hate may be brought up until later on.. and it is not good for the relationship between mothers and kids. So, no in my opinion, abortion is not okay.. and I drew the line in the cases where the baby have zero chance of surviving.. and it is killing the mothers.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
I wouldn't support a baby being aborted unless it would kill the pregnancy process. Every child has the right to life. And if the woman is ALREADY a mother, then her other children have a right to have their mother around as they grow up. Thanks for responding. :)
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@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
24 Jan 07
I'm pro-choice, so, I think abortion is ok. I think it's a woman's right to choose, and it's a legal act.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I feel like you do about this subject if the unborn baby is severely sick or deformed beyond repair or if the mothers life is in jeopardary I say have an abortion.
24 Jan 07
It's ethics theres no wrong or right answer. Its the world we live in im afraid.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I am Pro Choice for the most part...and I think that abortion is a good option for the reasons already mentioned BUT even none medical reasons exist and are just as valid IMO...Medically there was no danger in my being preg (though I would have been a higher risk due to my preg history) the last time...and we wanted the baby but things changed and choices for the mental/emotional well being of all involved had to be made and bottomline, abortion was unfortunately the answer.....
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@UmmZahid (324)
• United States
24 Jan 07
i agree with you every baby should have a chance to live i mean your mom gave you a chnace to live so why shouldnt you childe have a chance i wouuld never get a abortion and i agree with them but your right insome cases some people may not have choice like the things you listed but other then that they only way i think people should get an abortion is if the were raped or something tragical like that happened or if you absolutly cannot take care of the child for whatever reason.
• United States
24 Jan 07
I agree with what you said. I guess I would be considered pro-life, BUT I will not ever kill an abortion doctor or think them evil! I would also never judge someone who had an abortion. I think that if the mom's life is in danger...and I mean mortal danger..then there really is no choice. It would be hard for me to make that decision if it were presented to me personally because I would always wonder "what if". ya know? BUT...I have other children and how selfish of me to risk my life knowingly. ya know? anyhow, my daughter had a chance of having downs syndrome while inutero and I NEVER thought of abortion even tho I have heard of people who have. Just because the baby will (or might) have a problem at birth is no reason to get rid of them...they are still your child.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
And what's up with the killing abortion dr's - that has nothing to do with my topic.
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• United States
25 Jan 07
I am just stating my views on abortion...isn't that what you were talking about. I was not attacking you or your views. I actually agree with everything you said...in fact i stated that. I was bringing in elements of how people approach this topic...they hate abortion docs, they think abortion is an excuse for a disabled child. I was not attacking anything you said..i was agreeing with you and carrying on the topic further. excuse me for trying to put in my 2 cents!
• Nigeria
24 Jan 07
In my opinion i do not think that abortion is ever ok there is nothing ok about it it is murder as it ivolves the killing of an innocent child which could have been born and grown to be loved abortion is a very touchin issue and should be handled with care
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• United States
24 Jan 07
Thank you. I don't support abortion, but the issue is abortion to save the mothers life.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
I agree with the mothers life being an issue. I agree that if the tests show proof positive that the child will not be able to function when born. I have to say that had I not been 4 months along when I found out I was pregnant I would have had an abortion as my sons conception was not with my consent and his father is a close relative. It SHOULD NOT be used as a birth control method. there are way too many ways to avoid pregnancy in todays world that abortion just because you dont want the hassle is horrific to me. I had enough of a guilt trip when I had a tubal pregnancy and they had to go in and remove the pregnancy. I still feel bad enough about that; that It will still make me cry. But when I look at the pictures of my son with his adoptive, in my opinion his real family I am so glad that I was to far along to have an abortion. If I had I would have not only stopped a beautiful wonderful boy from being brought into this world I would have stopped a wonderful childless couple from loving Him..just as a note they got him Easter morning. There is no other sign I can think of that would prove that the choice I made was the right one.
@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
24 Jan 07
Abortion is OK when a woman and her doctor agree it is. Period! Its not up to the public to decide who deserves an abortion, nor is it the right of any religion to decide.. And until you personally are willing to take in any child that is not aborted, then you should learn when your wants interfere with other's wants and butt out. There are enough unwanted babies being born every single day that the world doesn't need any more.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
Well said & well spoken. I would like to see those people adopt all those babies too! I want to adopt some babies, but even with 2 forms of birth control - I still have 3 babies. +
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@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
24 Jan 07
I couldn't agree with you more. Well said.
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@snowbaum (16)
• Germany
24 Jan 07
my opinion is, that abortion is ethical if the kid has got some handicap and you as parent could not think of handling such (probably) live-changing thing. And it sounds kinda hard (sorry for that)... but in some cases ask yourself: Is it better to abort a unborn little thing without feelings (to my mind) or to give birth to it and so maybe ruin two lives because you'd may not be able to care about you two. (for example when the mother is young and single) ... sorry if something sounded too offensive, me as a german is trying my best to use the right words :)
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• United States
24 Jan 07
I'm not saying abort disabled children. My daughter is disabled! I'm saying if the pregnancy were to without a doubt kill both the mother & baby, then would people (even pro-life people) see that it is not a normal abortion situation?
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• Pakistan
24 Jan 07
I dun thnk that abortion is ever ok! It is just like killing some body! It is specialy nt allowed to the Muslims, but if it poses health problems to the mother then i thnk it can be done! Best of luck
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@fabwisp (1328)
24 Jan 07
I believe that whatever the circumstances surrounding the pregnancy, a woman has the right to make whatever decision she feels is appropriate for her.
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• United States
9 Feb 07
I am very pro-choice and I don't feel it's anyone else's right to judge whether or not an abortion is ok. The only time an abortion is not ok is if it is forced on somebody who doesn't want one.
@eden32 (3976)
• United States
26 Aug 07
Great point,that it works both ways. Just as I feel no woman should be denied access to abortions; I agree no woman should ever feel pressured to have one.
• Australia
24 Jan 07
When you talk of a baby developing in the fallopian tubes or outside the womb, the procedure here is not an abortion. It is a medical procedure that must be carried out. The baby cannot, under any situation develop to maturity. An abortion is when a foetus growing inside the womb is killed. I do not believe abortion should be legal for ANY reason. Abortion is killing a life: murder. If a murder is sanctioned in this case, why isn't a murder sanctioned in another scenario? Is it OK to murder someone because of circumstances? If we excuse abortion, we must also excuse some murders. I do not wish to offend anyone. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. You asked, and this is mine. If I had opportunity I would vote against any abortion for any grounds.
• United States
24 Jan 07
Very well said. The reason I consider these abortions even though the baby isn't in the womb is because the egg & sperm already joined and a "soul" is already there. But yes, most babies cannot flurish under these conditions (I've only seen one, born via c-section b/c he was attached to the womans stomach & not in her womb). But she was so far along when this was discovered, so she was very lucky (she was carrying triplets, the boy attached to her stomach & 2 girls in her womb).
@miryam (6507)
• Italy
24 Jan 07
Ok you'r reason , but at times it is better than an abandonment, neither the dog abandons the pups, the man he. then. cCn a 15 years old girlie how to bright a newborn baby up??? It is sura, but at times mistakes do and they pay themselves. I would not do it, but who decides to do it coscenza is his.
• United States
25 Jan 07
??? I'm a little confused. I think I'm understanding that your prochoice, but what is coscenza? Thank you for your time.