Discussion in 'Politics' started by Grampa Murked U, Jan 23, 2012.
Kinda curious where you guys stand.
I like the idea of overturning Roe v Wade and just making it a state's issue.
You can't pass a law that is one size fits all. I used to be firmly in the camp of allowing abortion in the case of rape. I knew a woman who had the baby with consequences that was just too tragic for most people to comprehend.
Because I felt so strongly that women should be permitted to abort the UNWANTED children of rapists, I could not understand Jaycee Dugard's attitude toward the three children she had that were the result of rape. Not only was she forced to have those children but raise them. I fully expected her to walk out of that prison and demand her freedom from the slavery of caring for these children. It was surprising that she didn't.
I support letting the person that has to actually give birth, decide.
Yup, if you outlaw abortions you will just cause backdoor abortion clinics to thrive.
See, I can't understand anyone who would think of children as a "prison", no matter where they came from. The kids themselves didn't do anything wrong; why the hell would you blame them for someone else's sins? I don't look at my three children and see their father; I look at them and see THEM.
This is not to say that I think criminalizing abortion in the case of incest or rape is the best plan, either. I think a much better plan would be offering counseling and support for the mother to help her deal with the trauma without passing her own victimization on to someone else.
Likely, at the age of 13, Jaycee would have been intensley counseled into having an abortion. If you look at the issue, abortion would have made the logical and necessary choice.
But she was forced to have that baby and two more. And, forced to raise them. It should have built up a steamhead of resentment.
How 'bout we limit abortion-policy to the hands of people who KNOW something about it......
FEMALE CONGRESS-MEMBERS, ONLY??!!!!!!
Why "should" it have? Just because a lot of people react in a specific way doesn't make it healthy or "the way it should be". I think her reaction was a lot healthier and more sane, although I'll admit to being surprised and impressed that she came to it on her own, with no help.
I didn't respond to the poll because you didn't include enough options. I believe that abortion should be legal in the first six months of pregnancy without restriction. I believe it should be illegal except to protect the mother's health in the final trimester.
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