Do You Believe in the Concept of "My Body, My Choice"

Discussion in 'Healthcare/Insurance/Govt Healthcare' started by PLYMCO_PILGRIM, Oct 14, 2009.

?

I believe that

  1. its my body, my choice in both abortion and health insurance

    6 vote(s)
    46.2%
  2. its my body but the govt's choice in both abortion and health insurance

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. its my body, my choice for abortion but not for health coverage

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Its my body, my choice for health coverage but not abortion

    7 vote(s)
    53.8%
  1. PLYMCO_PILGRIM
    Offline

    PLYMCO_PILGRIM Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2009
    Messages:
    17,416
    Thanks Received:
    2,855
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Location:
    America's Home Town
    Ratings:
    +2,863
    I'm curious as to which forum members believe that abortion is a woman right as it is her body, her choice.

    You dont have to explain why if you dont want to but I am curious if you believe this.

    since i'm talking abortion i'll explain how I feel about it. I am against people having abortions much in the same way I'm against the death penalty. In certain extreme cases i'm ok with both happening, but as a rule of thumb I am against abortion and the death penalty. If a woman is going to die from a pregnancy I say abort, if a woman gets raped and gets pregnant I say abort....those are the circumstances where I find abortion acceptable.

    I have a serious quesiton for those that do believe in my body, my choice. Do you feel that it is ok for the government to "force" an individual to purchase health insurance by implosing a fine on those who dont? My state charges you a fine if you dont have personal health insurance and the latest health care fiasco has it in the language that you will have to pay a fine if you dont have coverage.

    The "my body my choice" is something that seems more embraced on the liberal side than the conservative side and the "govt health care" issue also seems more embraced by liberals than by conservatives.

    Basically what i'm getting at is do you also apply my body, my choice to health insurance? Do you think it is wrong to fine someone who CHOOSES to not purchase insurance in the same way you think its wrong to take the choice of abortion away from a woman? It is our body our choice after all.

    Please Opine.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 3
  2. Article 15
    Offline

    Article 15 Dr. House slayer

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2008
    Messages:
    24,673
    Thanks Received:
    4,832
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Ratings:
    +4,859
    I support choice in the first trimester only unless the life of the mother is in danger.

    And to your last question: No.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  3. Midnight Marauder
    Offline

    Midnight Marauder BANNED

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Messages:
    12,404
    Thanks Received:
    1,876
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +1,876
    "My body" vs. Choice. I love this dichotomy.

    Because alot of the same folks who wave the pro choice banner wildly, are the first ones to want a woman locked up if she does drugs or drinks while pregnant.

    So folks, it's never been about choice actually. It's been and is, about control.
     
  4. Mr Clean
    Offline

    Mr Clean Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2009
    Messages:
    10,055
    Thanks Received:
    2,250
    Trophy Points:
    255
    Ratings:
    +3,826
    If a women can live with the choice, that's her business, not mine.
     
  5. chanel
    Offline

    chanel Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2009
    Messages:
    12,130
    Thanks Received:
    2,746
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Location:
    People's Republic of NJ
    Ratings:
    +2,749
    Wow. Good argument. I do believe in "my body, my choice". And I don't want the government telling me what I can eat , smoke, or when I have to visit the doctor. With that said, I am anti-legalization of drugs and think that's a bogus argument when drug abuse affects so many. Esp. unborn children.

    Come to think of it, don't the libs use that argument for illegal drugs?
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  6. Modbert
    Offline

    Modbert Daydream Believer Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2008
    Messages:
    33,178
    Thanks Received:
    2,957
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +2,962
    "My body, My Choice" has always gone beyond just Abortion or Health Care. The whole issue of "The War on Drugs" which Republicans widely support is Government control of what you put in your body.

    I'm for Abortion in the first trimester only unless the life of the mother is in danger, rape, etc.

    I'm not for mandatory Health Care.

    I'm against "The War on Drugs."

    Simple as that.
     
  7. Midnight Marauder
    Offline

    Midnight Marauder BANNED

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Messages:
    12,404
    Thanks Received:
    1,876
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +1,876
    The key question is: Are you for it on the taxpayer dime, on demand?

    Not that simple anymore, is it.
     
  8. Ravi
    Offline

    Ravi Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    81,365
    Thanks Received:
    12,696
    Trophy Points:
    2,205
    Location:
    Hating Hatters
    Ratings:
    +29,813
    I don't see how you can compare the two.

    One is basically a tax, which the government can constitutionally levy.

    The other is a civil rights issue.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  9. Mr Clean
    Offline

    Mr Clean Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2009
    Messages:
    10,055
    Thanks Received:
    2,250
    Trophy Points:
    255
    Ratings:
    +3,826
    If she's on public assistance, absolutely.

    I'm even in favor of offering her $1000 cash to get herself sterilized.
     
  10. Midnight Marauder
    Offline

    Midnight Marauder BANNED

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Messages:
    12,404
    Thanks Received:
    1,876
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +1,876
    Huh?

    Should the government be funding abortion on demand with our tax dollars? It's a yes or no proposition.
     

Share This Page