"Unwanted pregnancy"

Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by Nuc, Jul 21, 2005.

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Were you the result of:

  1. A planned pregnancy

    9 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. An unplanned but welcome pregnancy

    6 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. An unplanned and unwanted pregnancy

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Don't know for sure

    3 vote(s)
    16.7%
  1. Nuc
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    So many of these threads deal with the issue of whether or not it's OK to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. So to personalize things I thought I'd ask board members to be honest about their status as individuals.
     
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    I am honestly an individual.
     
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    No Jeff, I am an individual.
     
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    Me too! :)
     
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    My parents told me I was planned.

    I know of two people, friends of mine, who said their parents
    told them they were unplanned, a more appropriate term
    than "unwanted".
     
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    Forgive me if I'm wrong, but your statement seems to convey that you think that people who weren't the result of an unwanted pregnancy can't understand what it's like and thus shouldn't be able to decide whether such a pregnancy should be allowed to be aborted. I may have been a wanted pregnancy, but I have several friends who weren't, and they're ALL, STRONGLY anti-abortion. This includes one person I met (don't really know him, but he's a public speaker, so I know a bit about him) who spent the first decade of his life living off dog and cat food between beatings from his crack addicted mom. He's pro-life, and I think his endorsement gives me the right to be pro-life as well.
     
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    I was unplanned... Hell, my mother had had a partial hysterectomy an supposedly couldn't get pregnant. Even though the doctors told her having me might put her in harm, she went ahead and did anyway.

    I myself have a daughter that is from an "unplanned" pregnancy. Her grandmother wanted her mother to have her aborted. My, at the time girlfriend and later wife, ignored her mother's wishes and went ahead with the birth although we were both still in high school.

    To this day when I see my daughter (and now her daughter, my grand-daughter), I am so proud. I thank God every day we didn't listen to those that told us to abort. How it would be the best thing for us AND (which I never understood) the unborn child.

    So therefore, I am STRONGLY anti-abortion.

    Having said that, if women want to abort, I guess the man can do nothing about that... well, except pray that she receives her just judgment on judgment day.
     
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    Then I'll forgive you.
     
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    Maybe a better question would be (as Free explained about himself) how many here have had unplanned/wanted pregnancies? How many have had abortions?

    Me, I have one child, unplanned. No abortions in my past.
     

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