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Should Abortion Be Legal?

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  • +38 +81 -43 Anonymous Mar. 1, 2015
    "I am pro choice, because having a child is serious business. I'm saying an abortion should be for everyone, but it should be for those who can't take care of a child because of actual reasons, or if they've raped, or if they'll have a child who will grow with terrible defects and they know they wont raise them right. I was raped at 14 and later found out I was pregnant with their child, it was sickening knowing that I would have to give birth and raise the child of a man who not only raped me but took my virginity. My family was very unstable as well, we didn't have the means to raise the child, and of course they say I could have put the child up for adoption but I was at a very large health risk for delivery because I was so small and i was terrified knowing that something horribly wrong could happen to myself. Why would I bring a child into this world if I knew i couldn't give it the right life, i would be putting my health and my life at risk, and i would have to keep going through the horrible memories of my attack."
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    • +3 +6 -3 sam Sep. 15, 2015
      "You are exactly right. Bravo for you for spaing the child a life of suffering."
    • +2 +3 -1 How mean Apr. 28, 2016
      "Seaira: If you were so pro-life, you wouldn't have just been so insensitive to a woman who was raped at 14! Everyone's reason for abortion is their own. It is a myth that convenience has anything to do with it made up by people who turn their noses at 14 year old rape victims and claim that such valid reasons are the "minority.""
    • -2 +1 -3 Seaira Apr. 26, 2016
      "What was done to you is inexcusable and viscous. Although I am Pro-Life, I do believe the death penalty should be used for pigs like rapists and murderers. I cannot bear to realize what courage it took for you to even write this. You're not a victim-- you're a survivor. Your (possible?) abortion was a valid one to consider since it posed serious health risks-- I am not trying to be insensitive, but I venture and write here to say that aborting the child who had no guilt or blame in the act whatsoever is a victory for him. I do not believe this is any fault of your own desperation for wholeness again in life. However, he claims a victory because he forced you to violate your own womb out of fear for your life and livelihood. I would hope that one day you may see that the millions of women who do abortions not for causes of your own (and thank God that that many women are not subjugated to that atrocity), but out of convenience or pressure are violating their wombs with other valid choices. I could see how you felt that you had no reasonable choice other than what you chose. Do they?"
    • -4 +2 -6 anonymous Jan. 27, 2016
      "well the thing is, that a lot of people use an abortion as a fixer. if they dont want the child they can get rid of it with just a couple works and their signature on the paper that gives them the freedom to just throw away a precious child. The thing is with rape is, its not your fault it happened but why is abortion the answer? There is always adoption, yes why would you want to bring in something that would remind you of a bad time? but , you are being just as atrocious as the horrible person that raped you, or you made a bad choice with."
    • -4 +1 -5 Iris Apr. 28, 2015
      "I agree with what you are saying! So did you end up getting an abortion?"
  • +25 +58 -33 Roger Dec. 21, 2014
    "I find it odd that the US treats assault as somehow more appropriate than sex. I can stab someone forcing them to need an organ transplant and blood, yet the worse that can happen is I go to jail. No one takes these organs or the blood from me even if I am a match. But have sex resulting in pregnancy, and suddenly another has more rights to your body than you do. Forcing a woman to carry that pregnancy against her will is at best slavery. And I don't see how forcing her to do it just to give the baby up to another family isn't abuse."
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    • +3 +3 0 Explain? Mar. 3, 2016
      "GST: A law against abortion is deciding that someone is allowed more rights to your body than you are. You can dish it out any way you want by saying "well, that person has more rights because the sheer act of removing the person kills them" or "that person has more rights because your body actively feeds them" or "that person has more rights because you had sex," but however you dish it the fetus has the most rights. I cannot steal your kidney even though you only need one and I will die without it. I cannot take a pint of your blood even if I will die. I cannot hook myself up to your body and scream at police that unhooking me will kill me. I cannot say that all your pain and suffering is temporary but my death is permanent. You can even go so far as to stab me such that you are the sole reason I need that kidney and blood, as in Roger's example, and I still have no rights over your body. Why does a fetus has such amazing rights over another's body?"
    • +1 +1 0 Anyone Aug. 8, 2015
      "got that right!"
    • -3 +2 -5 GST Mar. 2, 2016
      "Interesting point but it confuses a couple of issues. First, a law against abortion is not criminalizing sex but the killing of a fetus. Second, it confuses punishment with cost of compliance with the law. Imprisonment is the standard punishment in America for serious crimes, it is the same punishment for aggravated assault, and depending upon the classification, would be the punishment for abortion. A woman having to carry the fetus is not a punishment but a cost of compliance with the law. For example, naloxone is a drug that can counter opiate overdoses. In many states it is illegal to have without a prescription. The result of not having it during an overdose is often death. This does not mean that society views possession of naxolone without a prescription as worse than all other crimes except murder and treason (the only crimes punishable by death in US). It is just that is a cost of complying with the law. You can argue in one or both instances that the law is dumb, but the harsh consequences of complying with is not reflective of how society views the seriousness of the offense."
  • +11 +33 -22 annonymous Jun. 9, 2015
    "If you don't believe in abortion, don't get one."
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  • +5 +23 -18 Shielding C Jul. 11, 2015
    "A fetus may be a life. But it's not "innocent", in the sense of being incapable of harm. In fact, every pregnant woman goes through a LOT of pain and suffering because of the fetus. It is not right to force someone to suffer on behalf of someone else.

    A world that sees the bodily autonomy of pregnant women as less valuable than the life of the fetus is, in a word, sexist. It assumes and takes for granted that women have an obligation to suffer physiologically on behalf of others that in no context is assumed of men.

    American citizens cannot be forced to self-incriminate in court, regardless of whether the citizen has knowledge that will save lives.

    If someone tries to rape you and the only way to avoid rape is to kill the rapist, no one would call you a murderer, regardless of whether your life was ever on the line.

    You cannot be forced to donate organs to other people.

    If the unborn are granted equal rights to everyone else, then causing other people intense physical pain from which there is no other escape is reason enough to allow abortion. Abortion is self-defense. Not murder."
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    • +1 +1 0 NotoTorture Mar. 3, 2016
      "GST: Abortion is denying the use of the uterus. It is absolutely not a woman's fault that we have no artificial womb's available. A patient denied the use of a kidney may die too.

      And I must be honest that I find your statements all over these boards that the "suffering" of a women is temporary! WTF kind of response is that. A lot of sadistic things that can save lives are temporary. I do not want "temporary torture" as my new standard to what is acceptable. Your analogy to 18 years of child support makes you sound bitter. However, to be comparable if the child needed a kidney or bone marrow due to a disease, the dad should be strapped down it it must be taken from him (amazingly, I have people who say just this! They support 100% laws that require both parents to do everything in their power to keep a child alive. They say both parents created the child, so both are responsible for food, organs, etc. And they support arresting parents to force organ donations for children.)."
    • 0 0 0 Wally Mar. 5, 2016
      "NotoTorture: You are wasting your breath. No matter your argument, people like GST will run in a circle. GST says "And if a woman cannot be forced to carry a child for nine months, how can you justify forcing a man to pay 18 yrs for a child he does not want?" Yet when someone finally points out that in many states a man may walk away from child support if he also walks away from being a father they will suddenly say that this is irrelevant, and loop back to some other bogus argument.

      When it is pointed out that when analyzing "The fetus threatens pain, hardly ever death" that just as we don't know which mugger threatens death, we don't know which fetus threatens death (which can come very quickly as in the case of eclampsia and HELLP), they will again say that this is irrelevant (usually sprinkled in with "a fetus is innocent a mugger is not"). Pointing out that before often invasive medical care it was common for women to die from pregnancy complications, they will just say "not now," again ignoring data refuting the claim "hardly ever death." They have no logic, or they are intentionally ignoring huge swaths of data. I don't know which, but the circles will make you dizzy if you decide to attempt a rational discussion."
    • 0 0 0 GST Mar. 2, 2016
      "There are several problems with your. 1) In 99% of cases the woman was an active willing, and wiling participant in the actions that result in the fetus while the fetus had no say in it. Self-defense is not a legal defense if you cause the situation. 2) Under legal doctrine, you are justified in meeting force with a proportionate force. The fetus threatens pain, hardly ever death, so death is not a proportionate response in almost all cases. 3) the pain and suffering of the woman is temporary, the killing of the fetus is permanent. 4) you do not cause the people to need the organs and your denying them is not killing them, it is only refusing to save them. Abortion is actively killing the fetus. And if a woman cannot be forced to carry a child for nine months, how can you justify forcing a man to pay 18 yrs for a child he does not want? Isn't forcing him to work for years to support something he never wanted akin to indentured servitude? He should have to take care of the life he helped create but so should the woman."
    • -2 0 -2 Ann. Mar. 29, 2016
      "Not innocent??? What are you saying it did to make it not innocent?? That is the lamest statement I have ever heard in my life."
  • +5 +25 -20 Kevin E Dec. 29, 2014
    "Banning abortion doesn't reduce the number of women seeking them. If we want to reduce abortion, we must entertain ways of doing it that are proven to work. If you could coerce people not to have sex, that would be a proven method. However, you can't stop people from having sex. Therefore, you're left with two proven options: 1) provide good-quality *comprehensive* sex-education, and 2) make inexpensive contraception widely available.
    Simple as that-- only two things proven to prevent abortion, and banning them isn't one of them."
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    • 0 0 0 Brian D Oct. 10, 2015
      "Correct on both points, Kevin.
      Laws against abortion would serve about as well as laws against robbery. It might slow things down, but the underlying issues persist. I would add, 'early' to the sex ed recommendation. Parents need to lay the groundwork early for informed thinking and ethical decision making on this subject and many more."
    • -1 0 -1 Many to adopt Jan. 6, 2015
      "Greta: It is very cruel to force a woman to sustain a pregnancy just to give the baby up for adoption. Pregnancy is risky, and to enslave a woman simply to take that baby and give it to someone else is one of the most wicked things I can think of. There are tons of children out there waiting for homes! Really, thousands and thousands. Please consider adopting one of them."
    • -7 +1 -8 Greta Jan. 6, 2015
      "Abortion should not be legal. Abortion is murder. You should never have an abortion because there are a lot of gay and straight couples in the world who can not have kids. You should have the baby then put it up for adoption because its not fair to others who can not have children. If you are not going to care for the child the way the should be cared for then put it up for adoption."
  • +4 +10 -6 Me again Jan. 19, 2016
    "There are 120,000 (documented) orphans in the USA, 400,000 living in foster care and too many to count that aged out of the system and were left with virtually no support. What were you saying about all the people that wanted to adopt that baby?"
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  • +2 +6 -4 The Pro-Truth May. 12, 2016
    "I think abortion should stay and be legal. And I can already tell how all you CON people are gonna respond with this:

    1.) "Killing an unborn child is murder and should therefore not be legal"- Well, like you said, they aren't born, so why cry about an UNBORN child if there is plenty of LIVING people to worry about?

    2.) "Killing is bad! Because due to my religi--" -Religion doesn't frickin' exist so quit using it as an excuse

    3.) "If you had sex you should've known the consequences"- We never chose to be the ones to have to bear a child.Its not our fault that if we have sex we have to worry about kids.

    4.) "Why would you kill an innocent child?"- The child isn't even able to think and no child is innocent

    5.) "Abortion is murder!"- That explains why when we kill an animal its okay because they aren't human and they can't feel pain or think, yet an alien fetus who can't do anything should be cared for.

    I wonder what CON argument I haven't covered? I can't wait to see a new one. Oh wait, yea I forgot that they are ALL the SAME."
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    • -1 0 -1 PRO_LIFE Sep. 20, 2016
      "All the PRO comments are the same. Rape? Yeah, there's nothing you can do about that...too many reminders so, yeah, go ahead kill the stupid thing! Too young? Yeah, about that...it's not like you can give birth, and give a child to family that can take responsibility and care for it. Religion doesn't exist? Religion is the belief in, and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods, that exists regardless you partake in it or not. One of the best PRO arguments I've seen was by people asking others to get educated in the topic before commenting, this goes for either side. You should probably do that before ranting about things clearly personal to you."
  • +2 +6 -4 Donna Apr. 28, 2016
    "Abortion should be illegal at the same point that forced organ donation is illegal. If we can force someone to donate blood, marrow, or a kidney then we should also be able to force someone to donate a uterus....only wait...we don't force anyone else to donate organs against their will. Hmm...seems like a double standard here."
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  • +2 +8 -6 Alyssa L. Apr. 26, 2016
    "Drive drunk and get in an accident and need an organ transplant? No problem. Messing around with a gun, accidently shoot yourself in the leg and need surgery? Of course. Smoke tobacco for most of your life and need treatment for lung cancer? Yep. Have sex and get pregnant when you don't want to be? You got yourself into this situation and you deserve no medical attention or compassion! This is your fault and you will deal with the consequences.

    Sorry, something doesn't add up here."
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    • +3 +3 0 Anon May. 11, 2016
      "This is completely correct of what you just said. And think about it also. If a woman gets pregnant, she has to be forced to deal with it. But if their partner says that "They aren't ready" they can easily walk away from the situation and they don't have to be seen as the bad one because they aren't the one having to care for the child! Abortion should stay legal and that's that."
  • +2 +6 -4 Anonymous Mar. 30, 2016
    "In a perfect world I wish that all women would want to keep their babies, or if not, at least be able to give them up for adoption. The reality is that many women don't want children for whatever reason there may be and adoption processes can be complicated. In the end I believe that it is a woman's choice what she wants to do with her body."
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  • +2 +11 -9 Maya Logan Nov. 29, 2015
    "It is our right to choose how we want to live our life and what we wish to do with our bodies. And I think it is unjust or unfair to force a pregnant woman to have a child that was not planned because some rapist decided to steal her life and her plans away. Or that some woman whom is struggling with abuse and a hard childhood with traumas does not really know anything about what needs to change within her to make better choices for herself and her life. As society we are so quick to focus on the wrongs of people and society and with that more conflicts, more wars, more problems escalate. Negativity never made a good change only more problems. And our medical and health care is mediocre in comparison to many other countries including our closest neighbor Canada. I know so many including myself that were never diagnosed and treated correctly and struggled to make a life. Why hold someone who is ignorant as the problem? We should be educating and giving more choices and options for people that need it. B/c If I had been helped and knew more then I would have done better things and lived better. And the problem is not to stop aspects of life from existing but educating and helping people so they know and make better choices."
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    • -1 0 -1 thero May. 2, 2016
      "how about the unborn child's right to live"
  • +1 +4 -3 Aksel May. 19, 2016
    "yes should be a womens right... I am man and I support a womens right to abortion. the last thing we want is to go back in time, wow... that would be wrong... 100% for a womens right to control her own body and decisions."
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  • +1 +4 -3 Fabiola May. 2, 2016
    "To some yes it is immoral and just wrong but not many know all the reasons for an abortion. People think that the women who abort are wrong and don't know right from wrong, but women know if they can bring a baby into a good stable life. Maybe there was something that happened to that specific woman that makes her disgusted of the fact that they are pregnant not of the baby but how she got impregnated. All women think about it, the thought of aborting doesn't come easy but they want the best for themselves and the baby, for example, some mothers suffer from postpartum depression and the child will later grow and feel rejected because his mother doesn't want him. Some say to put the baby up for adoption and yes there are kids that find a good family but they all wonder why their birth parent rejected them some even become deeply depressed and suicidal. And another issue that isn't talked about as much is how the system of foster care is broken, kids go from house to house and end up getting abuse or adopted for money even sold. So yes abortion sounds bad but the consequences of forcing a woman to have a baby she doesn't want are equally wrong or worse"
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  • +1 +4 -3 emily c Apr. 12, 2016
    "what if you get raped?
    you dont want a child remebering what you went through
    you want to look at your childf and see in your head howyou got raped"
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    • 0 0 0 Hippie Nov. 1, 2016
      "Yeah but when you look at your child you see how strong you are, you see that you were strong and that life threw things at you but you remained and you're still standing. People just have different perspectives on things in life."
    • 0 +1 -1 dkl May. 26, 2016
      "i understand your question emily,but what if that cild could be such blessing in desgise?"
  • +1 +5 -4 Jan Fischer Apr. 5, 2016
    "I may be an atheist, but I will have to side with the bible, be it a slightly modified version of it. The bible allows for husbands to abort their wives under just the suspicion of adultery, so if there are any Christians who think the bible denies abortion I urge you to open your bible to the book of numbers, chapter 5. Also, if there are reasons that Christians are against abortion other than the "Thou shalt not kill" commandment, please let me know as I have never found any.

    Also, quick note on Numbers 5: Depending on what version of the bible you read, it may say something about the thigh rotting and dropping. The thigh is another word for the womb and is corrected for in other versions of the bible and backed up in the Tora."
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  • +1 +16 -15 Jade Apr. 16, 2015
    "I find it interesting, and quite ironic, how the people that are pro-life have no other argument than "KILLING BABIES IS CRUEL. IMAGINE IF IT WAS YOU!!!!1!!!!111!!!". I really would love to see the average IQ of pro-life vs. pro-choice. Because it is quite evident that pro-life arguers do not know a single thing about embryonic development and pregnancy. First of all, it isn't the "baby" that you are all thinking of until very late in the pregnancy (when it is typically illegal to get an abortion unless it is life-threatening). Personally, I think that those that aren't educated shouldn't be able to make a decision until they are. Educate yourselves. Read. Get your head out of the Bible and into an eighth-grade biology book"
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    • 0 0 0 chris martinez Nov. 17, 2016
      "i love where your head is at you are right"
    • -1 0 -1 Kat Nov. 3, 2015
      "Well hello there Jade, for the sake of the argument, feel free to operate under the assumption that a baby is a fetus until very near birth, I will be doing so, though that is not my personal belief. In your argument, you present no advantage of sticking to the status quo, if you would be so kind as to do so it would be greatly appreciated. None the less, I am looking forward to a mentally stimulating argument."
    • -1 +6 -7 Cat May. 11, 2015
      "This comment doesn't make sense. Firstly, the bible has been ahead of human society for thousands of years, it told people not to eat pork at a time when pork could not be properly treated. It taught hygeine in a time of no hygeine, gave a written law when most societies had none. In addition it was ahead of ancient culture's in its moral stability and fair trials "in the eyes of two or three witnesses." If more people had their heads inthe bible for the thousands of years instead of waiting for the "eighth-grade biology book" then infectious diseases would have been better prevented and epidemics like the black death and the spanish influenza could have been more quickly contained. Finally, your argument is a form of the logical fallicy 'dicto simpliciter' or your sweeping statement that pro-life activists "do not know a single thing about embryonic development and pregnancy". I'm sorry but I can't accept a fallacy like this as a valid argument."
  • 0 0 0 Noah Nov. 12, 2016
    "Abortion is not murder. Murder is defined as the premeditated killing of one human being by another. Fetuses are not human beings. A human being has to be a separate and individual entity, but fetuses are part of their mother. Second, it isn't unlawful. Abortion is in no way a murder."
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  • 0 +6 -6 13 yr old Apr. 5, 2016
    "What you do not understand is a teen gets raped before age 16 then her body isn't fully developed and it could kill the teen."
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    • -3 0 -3 terribly tired May. 1, 2016
      "You're missing the point-- yes, a teenage pregnancy can be fatal and if it truly endangers the woman, that abortion has always been legal. Older women who can give birth and got pregnant via consensual sex are also allowed to have abortions. Does that seem right?"
  • 0 +5 -5 Madeline Mar. 2, 2016
    "If you look, most of the comments against abortion are men. men shouldn't be telling women what to do with their bodies. I have not personally had experiences with rape but I do have family members who do. Just imagine, being raped and getting pregnant. would you want to carry that man's baby around for nine months and then be forced to give birth to it? Abortion should most definitely be legal"
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  • 0 +9 -9 Isabel (13) Feb. 18, 2016
    "Abortion should be allowed in the United States because a fetus could have a life threatening or life debilitating birth defect, it could be an unplanned pregnancy, and lastly women who receive abortions are less likely to suffer mental health problems than women denied abortions."
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  • 0 +22 -22 Ireland.13 years old Jan. 13, 2015
    "I think women should have control over their bodies. Yeah, abortion shouldn't be used as a thing for whenever you have sex, but if you get raped, and get pregnant, you should get an abortion. I'm only 13, but if I get raped, there is no way I'm going to keep it."
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    • +1 +2 -1 Free her Feb. 13, 2016
      "Stop it with the "adoption" arguments! Adoption is a solution for unwanted parenting, not unwanted pregnancy. It is a horrid thing to do to force anyone to be pregnant for 9 months just to give the child away! To respond to Cat (and the outlandish and incredibly fake data showing people regret abortions), studies actually show giving a child up for adoption is more difficult than abortion.

      The 1996 study I found indicated that only about 38% of rape victims decided to continue to a live birth (which is 100% pro-choice! The choice is theirs to make to donate their body, or not. Love choice!). However, if you include domestic abuse victims in the mix, the rate of termination is probably lower. As you can read from women who have experience abuse, pregnancy is used to control them. They are raped, guilted or otherwise forced into keeping the pregnancy, and then the child used to keep them in the harmful relationship. It is horrid, and absolutely NOT pro-choice since no choice is given!"
    • +1 +1 0 Christina Jan. 19, 2016
      "You know, giving it up for adoption is always an option. I'm only 14, and if I was to ever get raped, I would still have the baby and give it up for adoption. I would NEVER kill a baby. It's sick that some people believe it to be socially acceptable."
    • -1 +1 -2 Cat May. 13, 2015
      "At first it may seem like abortion is the best way to deal with rape, but for most women this is not so. In 2000 a study was conducted interviewing women who were victims to rape. The study revealed that 70% of the women interviewed had decided to give birth to their children whilst 30% had chosen abortion. Out of the 70% who had chosen to give birth not one of them regretted their decision. On the other hand, out of the 30% who chose abortion, 78% of them regretted their choice. In fact many of the women who were raped were grateful that they gave birth before the Roe v. Wade. If you're curious about this study the article is called "Raped women who had their babies defy pro-choice stereotypes" at life sight news."
    • -7 +3 -10 BPP Baby Protection Jan. 15, 2015
      "Last time i checked you didnt have 2 head 4 arms and 4 legs or 1 heart you heartless murderers! This is not right! A baby eagle death is a 300k$ fine and its illegal... Yet its legal to murder babies of our own flesh and blood! There are barren mothers who would kill you just for thinking about abortion!"
  • -1 0 -1 Salt Dec. 1, 2016
    "I don't think men should be talking about this issue at all. This is an issue that males will never have to physically deal with."
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  • -1 +1 -2 Regina Oct. 21, 2016
    "For as long as we've been conceiving, women have been ending their pregnancies by choice. No matter how much we educate, pressure, scare, guilt, or try to talk women out of abortion, there will always be a percentage of women who will abort. Therefor, we need a safe and hygienic place for them to do this. Many of the people against abortion are also the ones against sex Ed in schools or contraception for women and crazy enough, against the one place that educates how NOT to get pregnant, Planned Parenthood."
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  • -1 +1 -2 Yvonne Aug. 3, 2016
    "For me would one want to be an a country that hasn't enough food to feed all of us? To many children adds to a problem like this as an example. Abortion if done legally thus far is very carefully controlled so that it is truly not taken lightly should it be necessary for an abortion to take place. Reasons for the child's health as well as the Mother are one example of why abortions in our country have truly not been taken lightly. So for me it is much or cruel to allow children into a life that could incapacitate or cause them long term pain or death. Than to allow for abortions to take place that as I mentioned are taken very seriously."
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  • -1 +2 -3 Maria Lopez May. 26, 2016
    "I think abortion should be legal. If a woman doesn't want a child or believes that the child shouldn't be there, then she should be allowed to get it aborted. I understand that, yes, abortion takes the life of an innocent being but there are enough people in this world. If mothers decide to put their children up for adoption due to abortion being illegal, then more children will be in orphanages."
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  • -1 +6 -7 Sara Mar. 16, 2016
    "There are over 50,000 children ages newborn to 17 in foster care. That's 50,000+ children who are being brought and not being adopted. Pro-lifers often seem to see adoption as something you can just /do/, just like they see abortion, something you decide on a whim and can do very easily. They almost seem to see adoption as a form of contraception even though they look down on those who abort."
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  • -1 +5 -6 Codi Jan. 19, 2016
    "Abortions pre-date the christian bible so don't you dare try to use your favorite book to control my body, my life or my choices."
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  • -1 +5 -6 Anna Jan. 15, 2016
    "I believe that the only reason someone should aboard a baby is because of rape or having sex against there will."
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    • 0 0 0 bobby s Nov. 17, 2016
      "true also if they dont have money"
  • -1 +6 -7 Noneyo Oct. 31, 2015
    "I could not demand someone else go through a medical procedure to save my life. It is not my legal or ethical right to do so. Why do we question a pregnant woman's treatment in light of this?"
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    • -1 +1 -2 Josh Glass Jan. 15, 2016
      "Its not a pregnant woman's treatment, its the child's treatment that is the issue."
  • -1 +6 -7 Kaitlyn Oct. 20, 2015
    "Within this argument, it shouldn't bring in a different stand point like religion. A good bit of the population may not believe in God."
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    • 0 0 0 marisa conroy Nov. 17, 2016
      "thank you for saying that so now people can get something from a smart person."
  • -1 +2 -3 lefteercs Oct. 1, 2015
    "I refuse to be forced into taking one side or the other unconditionally as many of us seem to be doing these days on so many complex and controversial issues which is very disappointing. That said, I am generally pro choice BUT I am NOT in favor of late term abortions UNLESS they are associated with cases where there are severe birth defects or severe risk to the mother. While I understand there may be cases where giving birth may result in severe hardship to the mother, I feel that by 21 weeks we are no longer talking about a fetus but a human life and that abortion may not be a humane solution - from the baby's perspective. My understanding is that a very small percentage of late term abortions are cases are NOT associated with severe birth defects or severe risk to the mother. This is what we should be talking about. Not simply whether one unconditionally supports abortion or not, which is stupid."
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  • -1 +3 -4 kasidie hazelrigg Jul. 11, 2015
    "i believe that a woman who has concived a child via rape or unwilling sex should have the right to abort for emotional/ phycological reasons. but as well, women who willingly had unprotected sex/ or sex and became pregnant and did not want a child should not be allowed to abort because she was willing to take the chance and did not think about the later conciquences or reprocuttions of that action
    I TAKE BOTH SIDES JUST WITH CERTAIN LINES DRAWN."
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  • -1 +7 -8 Brian C. Apr. 15, 2015
    "What if a woman gets raped? Should she keep the baby or not?"
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    • 0 +1 -1 Ashleigh Jan. 12, 2016
      "She is the one who will have to live with her decision but, in all reality it is her choice not anyone else, She is no less of a person for either decision."
    • 0 +3 -3 charles bunch Apr. 17, 2015
      "no she shouldn't have to bare the burden"
    • -2 +1 -3 ann. Mar. 24, 2016
      "Put it up for adoption. Simple as that"
    • -2 +1 -3 Christina Jan. 19, 2016
      "Hey, just so you know, there's this new thing called adoption. Why is nobody taking that into account when they say 'What if a woman is raped?' It's a WAY better option than killing it. And yes, abortion is murder because if a baby wasn't, actually alive until after birth, then why aren't ALL babies stillborn???? Babies are babies, whether they're born or not, they're still alive."
    • -4 +3 -7 dot Apr. 20, 2015
      "still a miracle"
    • -8 +2 -10 Cathoilc girl <3 May. 13, 2015
      "yes she should have the baby and no she should give it to adoption if her life is unstable and then she shouldn't have sex anymore if she is either to young or just doesn't wasn't a baby. Okay bye JESUS LOVES YOU ALL TRUST IN THE LORD"
  • -1 +10 -11 Donivan Feb. 1, 2015
    "I don't think anyone has a right to use another's body regardless of what that person does. I have friends trying to tell me we should force inmates to participate in drug or medical trials. Their arguments sound similar to the "force a woman to be pregnant" crowd. They decide these inmates lost rights by doing something, and can save people's lives if we take their rights to their body away. It seems like a slippery slope, and society needs to stop moving in this direction. No one has a right to anyone's body without their permission, and nothing anyone does automatically grants that permission."
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    • +1 +1 0 Duh Apr. 2, 2015
      "You are taking away someone's right to their body when you say it must be used to house another being. Duh! How do you think the being is cared for? How do you think the being gets food? Do you think the woman should be arrested for drinking alcohol? If yes, then you just took her rights away by forcing her to stay pregnant. Do you think a woman should be arrested for eating foods her doctor says are unsafe when pregnant (like fish with mercury, or if she has gestational diabetes)? This happens! Women with gestational diabetes have been arrested for not treating it, and then not even given prenatal care while in custody. You make no sense if you think forcing someone to be pregnant is somehow different than forcing them to do anything else with their body.

      If you use your hand to stab someone and the police arrest you, to be equivalent to the woman the police would then require you to donate a kidney to save the person you just attacked.

      If you are trying to get at the self-defense aspect with the attack, clearly people have a right to defend themselves. If someone tries to mug me and I stab them, is that "murder?" If someone tries to use your uterus and you stab them, is that "murder?""
    • +1 +1 0 Calvin Vandegrift Mar. 30, 2015
      "There is no "force a woman to get pregnant crowd". There is however a crowd that wants to save children from being murdered. No one is taking away anyone's right to there body. If I'm using my hand to stab someone and I get arrested does that mean that my privacy has been violated?"
    • 0 0 0 Maya Oct. 21, 2015
      "Alexus: Do you not understand consent? You ask "what makes you any different than an unplanned child" and the answer is consent. I honestly would NOT want to be in my mother's uterus if she did not want me there. That seems unreasonably cruel. It is like shackling someone and forcing them to stay in my basement. Both very wrong. So if the person I shackled happens to paint wonderful painting while in there that bring joy to the world, is it then okay? NO! freakin' no! It is so unreasonably wrong to use a person's body against their will. I really just don't get all these people asking "well if your mom aborted you." What! Why are we all talking about being so mean to our moms and forcing them to stay pregnant! I would rather not exist then be so cruel to anyone."
    • 0 0 0 Alexus Sep. 17, 2015
      "you used your mother's body to be born? what makes you any different than an unplanned child?"
  • -2 +1 -3 Jesus Sep. 6, 2016
    "Of course it should, but for certain cases. A pregnant woman who was raped should have the right to decide if abort or not, since the pschicological consequences of going through a pregnancy of this kind could be serious. Woman should also abort when the baby-to-be has serious defects that could lead him to have a bad quality of life. If it is an unplanned baby, abortion shouldn't be allowed under any circunstances, because there is no any kind of risk either for the pregnant woman or the fetus."
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    • 0 0 0 Not risk-free Sep. 17, 2016
      "Just want to make sure you realize that all pregnancies are dangerous. Few women have absolutely zero complications. Gestational diabetes increases a woman's risk of diabetes later. Pregnancy induced high blood pressure caries risk. Pre-Eclampsia is dangerous. Even birth is dangerous. I know quite a few women who ended up in intensive care after a birth. So your statement "there is no any kind of risk..." is quite false. There is great risk, and women seemingly healthy women die during pregnancy and childbirth."
  • -2 +1 -3 Tao Aug. 18, 2016
    "You believe you are controlling your life when you are told what to do or how be. How we got here may be because we were afraid to do otherwise. Upbringings have much to do with our character's at least if we look from the outside in. So opinions are influenced by families who possibly would not let one quote ' be of an opinion' Some believe they have not been subjected to this from their family. That they were asked what they believe compared to their parents. While seemingly this is true in reality maybe not true as parents who were influenced can be blinded from dependent childhoods and their children know this. If you look at our society we are all told everything from wait in line to take a letter or number. Basically forced into submission which is not conscious awareness of anyone in truth. While there can be no real conclusions anyway why do we live them as if there were?
    Making and end to something makes little sense to the human mind .Psychology knows too that not allowing questions of society or parents in our society and others is mental illness .
    So it's not a shock that women and children do not again have rights as people."
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  • -2 +2 -4 Geety May. 23, 2016
    "That baby is just a baby. Those saying 'but it could grow up to be an amazing and successful person' are uninformed. That baby will only grow up to cure cancer if the parent raises them to do so. If the parent(s) are miserable, what will the child become?"
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  • -2 +2 -4 The Truth May. 11, 2016
    "Literally all the Con side uses as support is religion. Religion is useless in my opinion and it shouldn't even be a thing"
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  • -2 +5 -7 Patricia Miller Mar. 21, 2016
    "My first reaction to the "CON" side is to state: most of their reasons are opinion based. This "CON" side does not cite research-based facts and when they do, the sites they use are not legitimate. My second reaction is that the "CON" side uses religion to support their position...presumably extreme Christianity. The separation of religion and government must remain distinctly separate: laws originate from government and must not originate from any religion."
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    • -1 0 -1 Kelsie Apr. 25, 2016
      "For your information, i am a christian. Our government was BUILT on religion. So yes, we have a right to use religion to state our case. There should be no separation when we were built upon it."
  • -2 +1 -3 Tony Mar. 18, 2016
    "Thanks for your help!"
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  • -2 +6 -8 NM Mar. 8, 2016
    "You can't be pro life and a hypocrite.

    The problem with all of these pro life people is the fact that they forget that you also have to care for the baby once it's born. If you have a child infected with the trisomy 21 mutation you have to take into accountability heart defects, blood disorders, leukemia, impaired intellect, dimentia, pre mature aging and many other medical problems. Treating these type of children takes money, time and a toll on women, families and communities worldwide. It can be financially and mentally detrimental to women and to families. These children have to be supervised their entire lives.
    Now, let's leave the Down syndrome kids alone and go back to what we would call normal babies....
    They also cost money, time and patience. When children are unwanted, raised in poverty they are more likely to be abused. The parents of unwanted/unplanned pregnancy enroll in social welfare programs and then get criticized by the same people who preach pro life. They say if you can't afford a child, than don't have one.
    The women who bare unwanted children and abuse their children get told if you didn't want to raise it, you shouldn't have had it.

    Well then don't be a hypocrite and take away our choice."
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    • 0 0 0 Bubble Apr. 22, 2016
      "Ann: Have you seen the number of kids in the foster care system? Too sad. No one wants these kids."
    • 0 +1 -1 Ann. Mar. 29, 2016
      "That is actually not true that you HAVE to take care of the baby. Even though its sad, if the baby is not wanted, put it up for adoption. No need for murdering it."
  • -2 +5 -7 anonymous Mar. 8, 2016
    "abortion should be legal because it is a womens choice what to do with her body and if she has been sexually assualted she should not be forced to have her rapists child ESPECIALLY if the victim is under 18 years old because they are a child and should not be forced to have a child, its morally wrong and anybody can agree with that. We as a society KNOW that rape is wrong and know that any man or women who rapes should be put to jail but how can we say a man raping a women or young girl is wrong but then force them to have their rapists child? How is that in any way helping that victim, yes she mightve got justice but what is him in jail to her if she is forced to have his child? How is that freeing her of her abuser? And in general women should be forced to have a child, a fetus does start to form until 5 weeks into the pregnancy, 4 weeks into the pregnacy the baby is just an embreyo that doesnt have a beating heart or any recognizable features, it cannot feel pain. Also there is a huge double standard on how babys feel pain thousands of pro-life activists think its okay to circumsize a baby when to that actually born baby that is one of the most painful procedures, but somehow abortion is bad because it "hurts a cump of cells"."
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  • -2 +6 -8 Susanne Mar. 7, 2016
    "there is no cons on abortion. The medical procedure is 100% safe. between conception and two months after the fetus isnt actually formed and is only a clump of cells which means when a women gets an abortion she is killing only a clump of selfs that at some point have the potential to be a baby that isnt actually killing a baby. Hundreds of women and minors are sexually assaulted and they should not be forced to have their rapists baby that is barbaric. A baby is a womens choice and even if she concentually had sex she hould be allowed to choose weather she wants to finaclly support and care for that child for 18 years. 1 in every 4 women die in child birth, a women should not have to choose a baby over her life. Her body, her choice"
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  • -2 +6 -8 Carol Mar. 7, 2016
    "Abortion should completely be legal. Hundreds of women are sexually assaulted each year and they should not be forced to have a child they did not want and cannot have. Many women who become pregnant are not finacally stable enough to care for a child and ether has to choose from living pay check to pay check to provide for there child or give there child up for adoption. A mother shouldnt be taken away from her child, she may not have wanted that baby in the first place but once she gives birth she has an emotional connection to the baby. A study conducted in 2012 by the Bureau of Justice Statistics National Criminal Victimization Survey said that a total of 346,830 thousands victims of rape a sexual assault reported their assualt all those kids are at least 12 or older. Is it morally okay to make a child give birth to another child when they are still experiancing puberty? no. Half the time sexual assaults come from family members and close friends it is wrong to force a 12 year old girl to give birth to her family members baby. Plus abortion is a womens choice she doesnt have to have a baby even if she did consentually have sex, it is her body her choice. 1 out of every 4 women die during child birth, dont make her choose."
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  • -2 +1 -3 sargonski Feb. 16, 2016
    "There are at least 5 different perspectives on when human life begins. Metabolic, Genetic, Embryological, Neurological and Environmental.

    Only one puts "the beginning" at conception. The single human cell called the "Zygote". This perspective has fallen out of favor among Scientists for a variety of reasons but, it matters not.

    The one fact that on which reasonable people on both sides agree is that "Experts Disagree", whether from Science, Philosophy or Bioethics.

    "Expert Disagree" = "I don't know"

    It is absurd nonsense to claim law is justified on the basis of "I don't know".

    How does one value "I don't know" against the right of a woman to her own body ?

    For those who suggest that "I don't know" is good rational for a law that forces a woman to pass a large object through a small orifice...

    I suggest make a law that sends "Bob the Sodomizer" over on a weekly basis. The justification would be "I don't know" or "We do not know that this would not do this person some good"

    I suggest that this person would understand very quickly that such justification for law is a bad idea."
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  • -2 +3 -5 William Wonkbonk Feb. 13, 2016
    "Many people say that abortion should be illegal because it goes against religion and it is killing an "innocent baby." There are two things wrong with these ideas. Although "God" is against it, who's to say there even is a "God" that exists? And if "He" does why would "He" go against the killing of a "innocent baby?" Technically the baby isn't born yet.It is not alive meaning it is not a person yet. Because of this,it has no rights at this mooment and since it cannot think nor talk nor even breathe, it, therefore cannot have or even make a decision. Lastly, this is America, Home of the free, and if you want to go against the Constitution and say that a person cannot be allowed to make a decision, then go to another country. Also, stay out of other people's business. You have no right making decisions about another person's personal life. Thank you."
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    • +3 +3 0 anonymous Mar. 24, 2016
      "Go to Google Images, look up open heart surgery, and there you will see the satanic, cruel, messed up and devilish procedure it is to hack open someone's chest! It is assault!!!!!!!That is not right at all!"
    • -1 +1 -2 annonymous Mar. 24, 2016
      "Go to Google Images, look up abortion procedure, and there you will see the satanic, cruel, messed up and devilish procedure it is to kill a baby. It is murder!!!!!! That is not right at all!"
  • -2 +4 -6 Isabel (13) Feb. 11, 2016
    "I think that abortion should be aloud only for medical reasons like a birth defect for example. If you have sex and it wasn't planned you should have to deal with the lectures and pain that you deserve to have. Abortion shouldn't be aloud to stupid teenagers that don't know what there doing."
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    • +2 +2 0 Isabel (13) Feb. 18, 2016
      "I am saying that if you had sex with your boyfriend and didn't try to make sure you don't get pregnant you deserve to have the baby and get yelled at by your parents for the stupid choice you made."
    • 0 +2 -2 Free her Feb. 18, 2016
      "By using "stupid choice you made" you are still using pregnancy and a baby as punishment. You are stating that children are punishments.

      Really, I only have an issue with the pregnancy part. Pregnancy is really hard on a body and can kill you. I don't know a single woman who had a baby and wasn't injured. If you want to punish people for having unprotected sex by making them have kids, let them get the abortion and then make them adopt a child. There are honestly thousands and thousands of children in the foster care system. No shortage of existing children to force on people who have unprotected sex.

      However, honestly, people are not going around having unprotected sex to be "stupid" and get abortions. Condoms break and birth control fails. I know someone born with the IUD her mom was using as birth control. Or should people with birth control failure also be punished by being forced to have kids?"
    • 0 +1 -1 Free her Feb. 12, 2016
      "You say "you should have to deal with the lectures and pain that you deserve to have." So pregnancy is punishment? A child is punishment?

      What about the judge that told people they could donate blood to avoid jail time, is that punishment also okay? Are we now saying that when people make mistakes they can pay it off with their own body?"
  • -2 +4 -6 Ashleigh Jan. 12, 2016
    "I am pro choice. I myself will never have an abortion but that is my choice. I am not going to shame others for choosing a different path. I was 17 when I got pregnant. It was my choice to have my baby and she hasn't held me back in anyway. However to the people who abuse the privilege of abortions by using them as a form of birth control I completely disagree with. Abortions are resources for people who can't take care of the child, are in abusive situations, victims of rape, are having a child who has developed abnormalities that threaten both the child or mother's lives, or threaten the mothers life due to circumstances beyond her control. Pregnancy shouldn't be something to hold someone back. It should be a choice you make that you grow from not something forced upon you."
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  • -2 +3 -5 olivia Dec. 9, 2015
    "pro choice and pro life are completely different things. you can have your opinions but at the end of the day who are you to tell a women she has to go through unwanted excruciating pain or possible financial instability. also, it is closed minded to believe all babies come into this world wanted and that it is JUST the women who is now responsible for an entire new life. imagine the pain of women raped and left with forcing themselves to not only support the child on their own, but their own future, morals, or religious beliefs. women don't abort for fun, they do it for a serious cause. would you want to live the life of the child ,perhaps an orphan? never feeling wanted or feeling guilty of ruining your parents lives. think deeper then just science this is the mental health of our future which (unrelated but horrifically true), doesn't help our society when these instable people have access to guns. Kids are not toys and need to obtain proper care and affection."
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  • -2 +4 -6 Patrick Dec. 8, 2015
    "Consenting individuals deserve to enjoy their sex lives and decide for themselves when and if to reproduce in an environment of compassion, freedom and privacy."
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  • -2 +3 -5 John Bobbs Nov. 2, 2015
    "Abortion is not a completely bad thing. Some women are not emotionally or physically ready to have a child and these women should not live with their pain. The reason why I say this and not that she should set the child up for adoption is because some women become attached to the child that they cannot keep. So abortion is on occasion better for both the child and the parent."
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  • -2 +6 -8 Xayla Nov. 1, 2015
    "Abortion should be available to everyone, some are just not ready or prepared enough to take care of a child so why should they have to go through the struggles? In some cases young girls are molested, raped, and eventually become pregnant, that child shouldn't grow up without a father for something that wasn't able to control the actions happening. Not all pregnant women or teenagers decide to have sex, now that the amount of rape happening has gone up many mothers are stuck having to raise children by themselves instead of just aborting the child and not have to worry much about the child..."
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  • -2 +6 -8 Kelsey Oct. 21, 2015
    "You need to think about it scientifically. Abortion is only legal within a certain amount of time, usually before the end of the first trimester, before the zygote becomes a fetus and starts to develop into what will be a person. After that, it becomes manslaughter. A legal abortion is not murder. If you plant a seed, and you later remove the seed from the ground, did you cut down a tree? I'm going to have to say no to that one. If you don't want an abortion? Don't have one. But do not deny someone else's right to a safe and secure procedure. Side note: Don't throw your Christian God into this because if he exists, we're all sinning in his eyes anyway. Not everyone follows Christianity. Don't bring it into our legislative system."
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  • -2 +3 -5 Jonathan Curiel Sep. 21, 2015
    "While many will argue that killing a fetus is murder in reality it is not. A fetus does not have a consciousness. Due to this it not being a unmoral procedure. Most of the people who who say no to abortion are people who are happily married and are middle or high class people. Imagine working a minimum pay job and having a baby? Have you ever heard of rape babies? At that point you're forced to have a baby you didn't have consent to even begin creating. See many people who say no to abortion are living a easy life while people who lie in the "real world" will say yes because we know what it is like to have problems in life. Many people can barely afford the mortgage on their home less raise a child or yet another."
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  • -2 +8 -10 Its their choice Sep. 15, 2015
    "Abortion in general is stupid and i believe it is wrong. But what a woman does is her problem and no one elses, point, blank, period."
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    • 0 0 0 kathryn sutton Nov. 17, 2016
      "thank you for being smart"
  • -2 +6 -8 anonymous Jun. 11, 2015
    "There is no "I'm against abortions but there should be exceptions" If rape victims have the right to abortion, we ALL have the right to abortion. You cannot just give certain right to certain people."
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    • -1 0 -1 terribly tired May. 1, 2016
      "Then what about women? Why do they get a right to life and not the child they are aborting? Think about it."
  • -2 +3 -5 Ignorance Is Curable May. 16, 2015
    "Part 2a of many: abortion should be legal because, in this day and age, there is no valid argument for making it illegal.

    Many anti-abortion arguments depend on dictionary definitions, mostly these: "A member of the species Homo Sapiens has specific DNA and is a human being" and "A person is a human being". Therefore any entity having full H.Sapiens DNA is a person. However, it is easy to prove that that logic is WRONG.

    We simply examine a human cuticle cell, which has full DNA, and is killed in large numbers during manicures and pedicures. Modern "cloning" and "stem cell" research shows that EVERY such cell has the potential to divide many times, becoming a whole human body, just like a human zygote.

    Potential is POTENTIAL. Opposing abortion means insisting that that potential MUST be fulfilled. Thus if the zygote is a human being because of its DNA and its potential, so also is the cuticle cell, and EVERY other human cell that has the full set of DNA! Manicurists kill many human beings, cuticle cells with potential, and so are mass murderers! OR, we conclude the dictionary definition of "human being" is WRONG, and therefore the anti-abortion logic based on the dictionary definition is also wrong."
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  • -2 +3 -5 Claire Mar. 31, 2015
    "Abortion is the kind of thing that can't be completely illegal. White republican men who control laws can't possible know every situation a woman could be in. There are definitely reasons I think are more valid than others, but ultimately other people can't control whether a woman should make a lifetime commitment or not. The most valid reason in my opinion is a situation where the mother and/or baby will die in birth. How can you possibly force a woman to die like that? This is also mostly a religious debate, because if you are religious you think a fetus has a soul. But if you're not, like myself, you don't really consider it a person until about 24 weeks in, where it can survive outside."
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  • -2 +10 -12 emily Mar. 24, 2015
    "Abortion is one of the few rights women in society get to have and it shouldn't be taken away from them. Yes everyone says their is equal opportunity for both genders in todays generation, but is there really. Women are held back by the barriers of society and social norms. It is normal to think of women's roles in households and never in high positions in companies. By letting women get to choose their own decision for their OWN body, this helps empower them and help them build confidence. This is the woman's choice not some stranger in a crowd or the government. It's her decision and people should respect it and instead of belittling her, help her through the difficult situation."
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    • +2 +2 0 Please explain? Apr. 2, 2015
      "@Calvin: The fetus is using its body to harm the woman. Being pregnant is dangerous and requires constant care of the fetus. So why is it allowed to hurt the innocent woman? Sound like an odd double standard."
    • 0 +1 -1 Calvin Vandegrift Apr. 1, 2015
      "Not sure if I understand. You're saying that you have the right to do whatever you want with your own body? If you're using you're body to hurt an innocent child's body is that ok? Also, what's wrong with women who simply want to stay home? Why do they have to feel guilty? What I really don't understand is why women don't have more compassion than this, I mean seriously."
  • -2 +15 -17 Russell Crawford Feb. 15, 2015
    "The scientific fact is that during the stage of meiosis the DNA of a future zygote undergoes hundreds of thousands of replication errors. This process of imputed error is the basis for speciation and occurs with every gamete. It only requires a single error in a critical event to kill a zygote. Because the zygote has 6 billion nucleotides a few hundred thousand errors may or may not lead to the death of the zygote or to the creation of a non human life. What we do know for certain is that after replication, the hundreds of thousands of errors make it impossible to be certain of the humanity of the zygote. Because of speciation, there is no proof of human life at conception.
    Because all pro life theory is based upon the false "assumption" of life at conceptions, the entire pro life movement fails. The scientific proof cannot be denied. All DNA suffers errors that make it impossible to tell if the life created is human.
    That said, 70 percent of conceptions do not produce human life, however, 30 percent do. So mathematically speaking there will always be human life. The only problem for the pro life movement is that one cannot prove the zygote is human until after birth occurs."
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    • -1 0 -1 Allan Oct. 26, 2015
      "I find this to be absurd . The explanation of given sounds as though you are may give birth to a pit bull . I doubt the autenticity of the argument."
  • -2 +11 -13 Chelsie Oct. 20, 2014
    "As a woman, I wouldn't want anyone telling me what I can and cannot do with my body. Someone else's view on what I should do with my body should not determine what happens to it. If I get pregnant and feel like I am in no right place to take care of a child then I have the right to abort the fetus. If I was ever raped and I got pregnant from that rape, then why would I want a constant reminder of what happened to me? What if I could die from my pregnancy? There are so many reasons as to why abortions should be legal. This article shows the pros for abortion and they are all mostly medical reasons. The cons are reasons such as "god finds it wrong" or "the founding fathers did not want this for our country". Believe it or not America, but there are people who are not religious.
    Stop telling women what they can and can't do with THEIR BODIES."
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  • -3 0 -3 GaryLA Oct. 19, 2016
    "Absolutely YES -- UNLESS Republicans all PROMISE that they MUST and WILL pay for raise and do ALL the upbringing of all the unaborted babies they desire to save!!!! Pro-Lifers MUST take FULL CUSTODY and CARE of ALL unaborted saved babies children teenagers up into their adulthoods!!!!"
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  • -3 +3 -6 Blake Mar. 22, 2016
    "It is well known that all of America's laws are backed by the threat of deadly force. After all, that is why there has been an increase in police violence recently, people disobeying minor laws and then resisting arrest, causing the police to have to become violent to stop the criminal. If abortion becomes illegal by state law, then that means that people caught trying to get an abortion can be killed for breaking that law.

    I must ask, in what universe does that make sense? If someone does not want their child, the government has no right to step in and ban them from dealing with their body as they see fit, and the government especially has no right to kill someone if they resist the police after being caught trying to abort their children. And does it make sense to kill the mother, successfully terminating both her and the baby, in the end creating another, much more painful, deadly abortion?"
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  • -3 +5 -8 Patrick Dec. 7, 2015
    "Abortion is Freedom. The sooner it's shared worldwide the better. Everywhere Life is out of control. Just follow the biology. We mow lawns. We take antibiotics. We chemoblast cancer. Human reproduction is equally out of control. Females are born with a few million eggs. Almost all die. Eggs erupt monthly unbidden expecting to become fertilized. Males produce countless millions of sperms. Almost all die. If zygotes do form many fail. Some survive but Life offers no guarantee. It's silly to expect humans to exhibit more care than God or Nature or Whatever You Call It does. When people accept the biology, then the emotion surrounding this topic will end, just as the emotion ended in the cases of Empire, Slavery, Monarchy, Civil Rights and Gay Rights. The future is here. People deserve to decide what's best for themselves in an environment of freedom, compassion and privacy. That is law and it will spread worldwide."
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  • -3 +4 -7 Nomv Nov. 23, 2015
    ""Life is sacred? Who said so? God? Hey, if you read history you realize that God is one of the leading causes of death?"
    Please please please do not bring your religion into this. It's invalidate an argument heavily. Whether fetus is a baby or not, it is a belief. If you don't want abortion? Nobody force you to abort it. People want one? On their own body? Affect their own life? Then what right do you have to deny it? It's not your life for christ sake.
    Oh oh, and don't let me talk about how you care so much for a fetus that the moment the fetus is born, you are willing to abandon it and say "Since you're born, you on your own now, fk you." Please, I rather not be born in that situation.
    Oh wait, do you masturbate? If so then you are killing million of lives everytimes you ejaculate. Maybe there should be a law that ban people from having sex with themselves. Pro-life is bull****, it's called anti-abortion."
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  • -3 +3 -6 Ignorance Is Curable May. 16, 2015
    "Part 1 of many: abortion should be legal because, in this day and age, there is no valid argument for making it illegal.

    Example: The US Constitution uses the word "person" throughout, and doesn't use the word "human" even once. Therefore, to make abortion illegal under the Constitution, it is necessary to prove that an unborn human qualifies as a person. Well, besides invoking dictionary definitions (which were created by humans for human purposes, and thus are biased), abortion opponents CANNOT prove that unborn humans qualify as persons. There is vastly more scientific evidence, in fact, that dolphins qualify as persons!

    There is also the matter of the Census; the Constitution REQUIRES that all persons be counted, but NO unborn human has EVER been counted as a person, in any Census, including the first Census of 1790, with its details specified by the Founding Fathers. Therefore, not only do we know what the highly religious Founding Fathers thought about unborn human personhood, we have more than two centuries of Legal Precedent, in which personhood has not been associated with unborn humans.

    So not only can abortion remain legal, it could have been legalized long before Roe vs Wade."
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    • 0 0 0 More Factual Nov. 30, 2015
      "This reply is for Luke, who also replied to the above. Dogs and other animals have rights for exactly two reasons. One is actually the "property rights" of the owners of those animals.

      The other relates to "endangered species". The latter absolutely does not apply to unborn humans, and the former applies to the extent that a dog-owner is allowed to have the dog killed.

      Simply because an unborn human is not a person, it IS the property of the pregnant woman. And so it can be killed when unwanted. Think of all the "runt of the litter" farm animals routinely killed by their owners when unwanted.

      Whenever one is not killed, it is because some person wants it to live, and is willing to pay for it. Well, if you want someone else's pregnancy to be carried to term, YOU should pay for what YOU want. And YOU should continue to pay for wanting that human to live, after birth, by paying ALL the expenses for 18 years.

      Why not? In almost any other situation, people are expected to pay for what they want. But abortion opponents are hypocrites, wanting others to pay for what the abortion opponents want."
    • 0 0 0 luke Nov. 4, 2015
      "first of all the human fetus doesn't necessarily have to be a person to have rights. Dogs and other animals for example have rights. why would the rights change when it comes to your own kind."
  • -3 +4 -7 Iris Apr. 28, 2015
    "I think that abortion should legally remain an option. Some women may not feel ready to have a baby. If the choice of having an abortion is taken away from them, then they are forced to give birth. After giving birth, many of these women may give up their babies for adoption. There are so many things that could go wrong after that. Children may be adopted into families that cannot properly care for them. Some foster homes may not be as welcoming and caring, despite passing social service tests. Until they are 18, these children have to go through a stressful life, moving from home to home, if they are not adopted. After they are 18, they are all alone- new set of problems will be released. If a woman knows that she is not ready and will be giving up her baby once it is born, abortion during the early stages if pregnancy may be the way to go."
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  • -3 +4 -7 charles bunch Apr. 17, 2015
    "technically the child hasent formed yet so no its not murder. but why didn't they use protection. its just logical not every one can be stupid"
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    • +2 +4 -2 Catholic girl<3 May. 13, 2015
      "No not everyone can be stupid although what you say really is the child's life starts at the moment of conception it says so in the bible and if you don't belive the bible then I assure you I have found evidence that a scienetist said the same thing as the bible saying the babys life starts at the moment of conception"
  • -3 +11 -14 Nobody Feb. 19, 2015
    "Abortion is a choice of a woman. No matter what ever the law states, abortion is going to play a big role in our society. It is right many woman fight for and an act many women struggle to have. Abortion may seem like killing the innocence, but it is a choice the woman and her family should be taking. Make this an option. Don't deny any women. It is their choice, let them make their decision. We stay to guide them to the right path, not to deny theirs."
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  • -3 +8 -11 Pro-Choice Feb. 10, 2015
    "Two main reasons why abortion should be legal: (1) in the case that a woman is raped, and (2) in the case that a child is conceived without intention of the couple to have and raise a child. Clearly, in the first case, abortion should be an option for any woman. In addition to the trauma and humiliation of being sexually abused, why would anyone want to force a woman to keep a child that was forced upon her? Want to support women's rights? Give them the opportunity to take control of their lives when things go awry and a life altering event has taken place. In the second, more often disputed case, one must look at the effects of whether or not a couple truly wants to have a child. If a child is conceived without intent to raise a child, the said child will grow up unwanted and may even be neglected. Even though most parents might be able to "learn to love" their child, in many cases, the right environment to raise a child may not be present. Financial hardship, family issues, and numerous other problems can come in the way of raising a child in the loving, caring environment that it deserves. People should be able to have a child when they feel ready as well as be able to opt out if they are not."
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    • +1 +1 0 Calvin Vandegrift Mar. 30, 2015
      "You said above that a couple may accidentally conceive a child when they don't want one. They could at least use birth control and if nothing else why are they having sex if they don't want a child. Couples shouldn't be having sex if they aren't interested in children. Also if the woman chooses to abort, why not allow a couple that has a child that's already born to kill it too? What's the real difference? Killing a child is much worse than letting that same child grow up in a bad environment in fact I think that's insane."
    • +1 +2 -1 James C. Feb. 13, 2015
      ""How may I help you?"
      "Yes, I would like to return this baby please."
      "Ok, your change would be $responsibility."

      We in America prefer to value human life. Don't teach children that other peoples live don't matter even if they have yet to be aware of the world.
      There was a time when people wondered if black people had a soul. There was a time that people would stab themselves if they failed. If finances are your argument, how much is your life worth."
    • -2 0 -2 No Forced Pregnancy Feb. 13, 2015
      "James C. : That is a lot of words for "We in America prefer not to value and respect women's lives.""
  • -3 +9 -12 Anonymus Jan. 27, 2015
    "Abortion is a choice. Something that seems to be ignored is the fact that there are some people for whom carrying children is dangerous, due to the size of their frame or pre-existing medical conditions."
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  • -3 +8 -11 The sensible one Jan. 11, 2015
    "Well, to put it in a way that everyone can understand, women have been oppressed for thousands of years. What right does anyone, and I mean ANYONE have to take them away? Are you having the kid? No. Are you the one stuck carrying it for 9 months? No. Are you the all knowing and loving God? Goodness no, if you are then get me a lambo with 30 million dollars. But you arn't. So stop acting like it and let god do his plan. He has a plan for everyone, who's to say abortion isn't part of it, maybe God thought "Hey this kids pretty awesome, hes already got a pass to heaven." If not, then give the people the GOD GIVEN RIGHT to CHOOSE. GOD GAVE THEM THE RIGHT. So. Uh. Think you have more say then God? If so then take their rights away. But you'll have him to answer to. so. Yeah. Uh. ... Stop reducing women to material objects that you can tell what to do and get over it, God's already forgiven them."
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    • +1 +2 -1 No forced births Apr. 1, 2015
      "@ Calvin: God must be pro-choice. I cannot fathom a God that would tell someone to just suffer through abuse without defending themselves. The very notion is such a 'blame the victim' attitude that it will only drag society down. You cannot justify using another's body against their will and expect a good outcome in society. We can already see the damage it is causing in poor maternal and fetal outcomes. The families caught up in these damaging attitudes and laws are often confused. They "just want to be good parents," they say, "why is the state doing this?" they ask. Half the time they can't even see how the "women can't decide for themselves" and "its not your body, but the fetus's body" messages are what is causing the extreme measures. Their families suffer over it. Too many families suffer over it. God would never condone this."
    • 0 +1 -1 The sensible female. Apr. 4, 2015
      "That's right for THEIR bodies NOT the babies. If a pregnant mother is murdered the murderer is charged with a double murder, so how is it just her body?"
    • 0 +2 -2 Calvin Vandegrift Mar. 30, 2015
      "Killing someone to send them to heaven is insane. The bible says that murder is wrong, so I'm pretty sure that God is not pro-choice. Also, no one said that women shouldn't have control over there body, all anyone ever said was that murder should be against the law."
    • -3 0 -3 Byron B Mar. 5, 2015
      "I know over the years that women have been warped into sex objects to gratify mens' desires. I get that. Despite movies and media constantly bombarding us with this message, many men have "woken up" and realize how incredible women really are (as equal partners).

      I would like to point out that though you made a convincing reason for people to let women use their God-given agency (or choice), many will use the God-given right to justify their side for saving the child's life as well.

      Also, I may not be a woman and have to go through carrying a child for 9 months, but I do know from dozens of one-on-one interviews that the sickness, the added weight, the mood swings, and of course the unspeakable pain that comes from the childbirth moment are always always always worth it. I have observed that the moment a mother sees and holds her baby for the first time, they are bonded for life as the mother silently pledges to do all in her power to nurture and love that baby."
    • -3 +1 -4 James C. Feb. 23, 2015
      "You want the right to abort a child. Shouldn't the child get the right to live. God would frown on murdering another "potential" human being. Not that that should hold any barring on legal matters.

      "Hey this kids pretty awesome, he has already got a pass to heaven."
      Damn you are one cruel person. Death isn't a joke. Besides, you aren't the voice of god. You can't kill a fetus and say it was god's will. If you do, that's heresy.

      Stop reducing children into objects."
  • -3 +11 -14 Samantha Dec. 3, 2014
    "A woman's body is her own, let them do what they want too. Its nobody else's business. Everyone and the government should just stay out of it."
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    • 0 +1 -1 The children's voice Apr. 4, 2015
      "Including the mother when it comes to the other body inside her right? Or is that the only exception, putting a baby through pain just because their "mother" says so?"
  • -4 0 -4 Kim Mar. 6, 2016
    "To all the pro-life people, I'm assuming you all are willing to adopt every single child that parents could not take care of or are not ready for. If not, then you are not pro-life at all. Just pro-birth. Then you don't care where the babies go."
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  • -4 0 -4 rylee Feb. 1, 2016
    "i think that if the women wants to get an abortion she can, but it isnt right for her to continue to get them. like if she gets pregnant once and doesnt want the kid, then she should NOT be having sex to have the chance of having another one."
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  • -4 0 -4 jett Jan. 15, 2016
    "yes it should because some woman need to not have kids and some males forget protection"
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  • -4 +1 -5 jose villefranco Dec. 15, 2015
    "population is also another concern. Abortion doesn,t only give women rights it has population control. It limits the over all population."
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    • 0 +1 -1 Anonymous 2016 Mar. 29, 2016
      "Good idea. Murder babies, help population. They are just disposable objects right? Wrong. They are humans too that dont deserve do die and used as an excuse for population control."
  • -4 +1 -5 Patrick Dec. 7, 2015
    "Life is out of control. Everywhere we seek to control it. We mow lawns, we cut our hair, we take antibiotics, we use birth control. Life is greedy and wasteful. Every human female is born with a few million eggs, most of which die. Every human male produces numberless millions of sperms, most of which die. Life is wasteful and haphazard. Above all, ironically, Life is about Death. Knowing the biology of Life, isn't it silly to expect humans to exhibit more care than Life itself does?? Of course. We have achieved a measure of triumph over Life's haphazard, wasteful plan. We share it worldwide."
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  • -4 +1 -5 Stephanie Aug. 7, 2015
    "No one have the right to tell you what to do with your body. It was your action so there for its your choice. Its crazy how out of the blues people come into your life judging you and making your own decisions. There is no type of fair in this. Look it now 14 year old are having babies and people who are saying we shouldn't have abortion are just getting to there heads thinking its okay. Its not bad but why waist your life and slow it down for something you could do when you get older."
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    • 0 0 0 stephanie Mar. 30, 2016
      "if you cant take care of what the consequences are then why make that decision . its like you having sex at a young age example:13 and not knowing the consequences like getting aids and maybe being pregnant. Don't let your dumb decision affect the child its wrong."
  • -4 +1 -5 TJ Aug. 1, 2015
    "If the unborn was a person, they would let us claim them as a dependent on our taxes before they are born. The truth is, only about 44% of all pregnancies end up in a live birth, not counting voluntary abortions. So more than half of all pregnancies end anyway, even without being aborted. There is no person until you are born and outside the womb breathing."
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  • -4 +7 -11 Amanda Oct. 20, 2014
    "If a child is raped and their only 13 years old would you want your daughter to carry around a unwanted child for 9 months.... think about how much it would changes the childs life... forever."
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  • -4 +9 -13 Josh Aug. 30, 2014
    "Of course abortion should be legal. The world is overpopulated and that's one reason it's good with abortion. Another is that life is mostly cruel and depression becomes more and more common. It's therefore very egoistic to create another being to this suffering, only because you yourself want a bit of fun with your child in your otherwise dark and empty life. A human life is of no worth in the big whole, it doesn't matter if someone is born or not, maybe on a personal level for the mother or people the born will get to know etc, but sooner or later they too will die and nothing but history will remain and it will to fade away to nothing,"
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  • -4 +8 -12 Marg Jun. 24, 2014
    "Oppression and slavery are the worst sins. Forcing people to use their bodies against their will to sustain anyone is infinitely worse than the potential loss of life by terminating such an arrangement. It is impossible to do anything to deserve having your body used against your will."
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    • +3 +4 -1 Marg Jul. 11, 2014
      "Reina C: I feel sad that you think a woman's life is worth less than other life. Forcing a woman to use her body to sustain anyone places her value at less than a corpse. We don't even force organ donation by corpses not using their organs, but a woman? Yes, lets force her to risk her life sustaining another being against her will. In the US with great medical care 1 in 4800 women still DIE from pregnancy complications. In countries with less medical care the number is 1 in 7. Pregnancy is dangerous, and so much more dangerous than accepting an organ from a corpse.

      I respect all life, I am just a realist regarding who is allowed to use other people's bodies against their will."
    • -1 +1 -2 Reina C Jun. 28, 2014
      "I feel bad for you that you think human life is an "arrangement".. How sad you must be...."
  • -5 +2 -7 Richard Pope Feb. 4, 2016
    "the baby that you killed could have been the next terrorist or killer."
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  • -5 0 -5 Brian Dickerson Aug. 24, 2015
    "Probably yes, it should be legal.
    The difficult question, perhaps, is under what circumstances. At some point, we are aborting a human child. A born-alive child is recognized as such upon emergence from the womb, even before its first breath. Pre- or full-term, it is a human being.

    That child is the same, whether in the doctor's hands two seconds after delivery or in its mother in the seconds just prior to birth. And the hours prior, the days and weeks prior. Calling the child a fetus doesn't change that reality."
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    • 0 +1 -1 Clark Aug. 25, 2015
      "Abortion should probably be illegal at the same point that forced organ donation is illegal. If we can force someone to donate marrow, we should be able to force a woman to donate her uterus. It just seems fair."
  • -5 0 -5 richard Aug. 22, 2015
    "Why do you accept that life begins at conception? Once you accept that you've lost the argument for abortion and there is no reason to accept it. Historically one's right to life began at adulthood. As recently as 19th century in this country one could do whatever one wanted to do to one's children - including kill them - and it was his / hers (but especially his) own affair. Conception was chosen by the Catholic Church as the beginning of life specifically to prevent abortions!!!"
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  • -5 +3 -8 Rita Feb. 12, 2015
    "The ignorance of some people blow my mind. You have to put it in other ways besides just saying "youre killing your own child" or "well they were irresponsible so they deserve the consequences" that is the only thing that you can say as to why it may be a bad decision. What youre not considering is that these options were put here for a reason so that people actually have a choice. as selfish as abortions may seem, think about peoples situations and how THEY feel. people get pregnant thats how it goes, but there are plenty of people who cant have a child due to their circumstances. Perhaps they are poor/struggling and couldnt afford to raise a child, couldnt give it all it needed/deserved. Bringing in a child that you cannot raise is just as selfish, is it not? Women have their reasons and they have their rights and you dont have to like it. However, if youre just out sleeping around, guy after guy and not knowing who the father is, then no i dont think its acceptable and i dont support you. But, if she has a completely understandable reason why she chose abortion as an option, whether you find it understandable or not. She did what she felt was best, and there are so many women who appreciate being able to have that choice."
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    • +2 +2 0 Rita Feb. 12, 2015
      "People have sex and people are going to have sex. People make mistakes. People do things that get themselves into situation that they did not mean to get in. Its just life. 40 years ago i guarantee so many women wished that their was another option. And then u expect women to give their baby away to strangers? Some women clearly find abortion much easier than adoption. Think about if it were your 15 year old daughter, she made a mistake. Wouldnt you want her to know she had options? That she didnt HAVE to do this? Should she be having sex? No. But do people have sex? Yes. and for you to tell people "well stop having sex" sounds ridiculous. What if the mother was in an abusive relationship? Say shes pregnant, getting beat on by the father of her child, could you imagine bringing your baby into that type of tragedy? I say this because I experienced this. For all of you who have not experienced this/or other situations, you should NOT judge others. For those of you who have brought a healthy baby into the world and you can raise it and give it everything, thats a blessing. But for those who choose abortion, does NOT mean that when the time is right, they wont be a great mom & unconditionally love the baby they will some day have"
  • -5 +4 -9 Claire Dec. 31, 2014
    "I think abortion should be legal for a few reasons. 1. If the woman can prove that she was raped or her life is in danger.
    2. People will still do it whether or not it's legal, if you make it legal, there'll be less back alley abortions.
    3. Taxpayers should not have to pay for this. The parents or woman should pay for it
    4. People can choose to smoke, they know that it's not right, but they still do it. People can choose to get an abortion, and it's wrong. But they fully know what they are doing."
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    • +2 +2 0 Autonomy Jan. 6, 2015
      "Ellie and Daisy: Slavery is a crime to. So are you advocating to enslave women who don't want to be pregnant? Whenever there are unjust laws, there will be civil disobedience. That is why there are back ally abortions. Women know it is their body, and in any other instance we do not grant others the right to use ones body against their wish. Rape is illegal. Taking someones organs is illegal. Using someone's body is illegal even if using their body saves your life.

      Finally, enough with adoption! 1) Adoption is an alternative to parenting, NOT pregnancy. Pregnant really is damaging to a body in a way parenting is not. 2) There are so many kids out there to adopt! So many just waiting for homes. My state alone has over 100K just waiting to be adopted. Please adopt! A child is waiting for you."
    • -1 0 -1 ellie Jan. 6, 2015
      "Well actually in your first paragraph you stated the word "I" which means that is an opinion and you can't really prove that so therefore you do not have facts to prove. Abortion is in fact murder which is a crime. A baby receives his heartbeat at the mere age of 4 weeks after fertilization and a heartbeats indicates a human being so this action is actually a crime."
    • -2 0 -2 Daisy Jan. 6, 2015
      "Yes there will be less back alley abortions, but there is adoption. If people are unable to take care of the baby once it is born then they can set it up so the baby can be adopted by a couple that can't have children. Abortion is basically murder. If you have an abortion it's just like murdering an adult."
  • -5 +8 -13 Chloe Jul. 24, 2014
    "It truly is the mothers choice and no one else should tell her "this child will have to be yours. You must care for it and cannot do harm to it." If the mom doesn't feel ready for a baby yet, why force it? If this world has places like china where you cannot have more than one child, I'm sure we have plenty of people in this world. Killing ONE before its lived a full life will not make a difference."
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  • -5 +14 -19 Ken Magnuson Jun. 25, 2014
    "I am pro-choice. I believe life begins at conception, but I do not consider abortion murder. This is because a fetus is not a "separate" life until it is born. I consider abortion much like cutting off one's finger, which is not murder even though the finger becomes dead flesh. That finger was not a separate life, so removing it from life support is not murder.
    Abortion is never a desirable choice. No one ever said, "I feel good. Let's go have an abortion." Abortion is always chosen as the lesser of two evils. Giving birth should never be considered as punishment for engaging in sex. This demeans the value of life. I hope I never stand in judgement of a woman, who is in a position that I will never stand in (I am male).
    I am willing to compromise and disallow third trimester abortions. The fetus is not yet a "separate" life, but by this point is a "separable" life. That is enough of a gray area that I am willing to concede that area to pro-lifers.
    I hope that I, and any woman that I am with, never chose abortion, but I will not throw stones at those who do. The most admirable phrase that I have heard on this subject is that "Abortion should be safe, legal, and rare." That is a goal that I am willing to work for."
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  • -6 0 -6 Tom Aug. 1, 2015
    "There is a money issue here that the con side will not even think of, less consider. Let's say Abortion becomes illegal again. We already spend hundreds off millions of personal and tax dollars for births and care of children born to the poor. Why would we want to bankrupt the states by adding another 500,000 to a million more births each year to the system, and food stamps for 18 years or more. To me that seems like it would bankrupt each states system real fast and a place we really don't want to go to. I just think it would be a tremendous cost to the system and taxpayers that is already overburdened with cost for the poor and needy. If they can't pay, who will ? You and me, that's who. I would imagine it cost a pretty penny for EACH baby they "SAVE" from abortion, probably $300,000 to $500,000 each baby.......yet the Cons (Pro-Life side) don't feel it's there place to help pay anything to help these mothers and families......it's like they want their cake and eat it too. For that reason, I think they should have ABSOLUTELY no say in the matter."
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  • -6 +2 -8 elvia May. 14, 2015
    "yes becuse it is your baby and not thairs think about your self and not others"
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  • -6 +3 -9 Spencer Henluna Mar. 17, 2015
    "abortion should be legalized. you cant tell a woman what she can and cannot do with her body. its just not right. Its like telling a squirrel they cant eat nuts. theyre gonna eat the nuts anyway. same goes for females who want abortions. theyre gonna find hat backroad so they can still abort. i dont give a crap what other people tinkk. i mean to be honest, IF YOU DONT WANT A FRICKIN KID, THEN DONT HAVE SEX!!!! THAT SIMPLE!! rape is one thing and unsafe sex is another but either way, its a consious choice thats personal and nobody should be able to tell you what you can and cant do with you. because its YOU!!"
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  • -6 +4 -10 BEN Drowned Mar. 6, 2015
    "People say abortion is muder but its not,If woman want to have a abortion they should.The child is isn't born.Think of it this way; If you got raped and got pregenant"
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  • -6 +8 -14 Vera Sep. 4, 2014
    "My personal reason why abortion must stay legal, not all children are blessed with loving carring parents some children here in America are forced to have children when they are still just children themselves for their so called parents profit, with abortion the child has a choice and a child unwanted is saved from a life of personal pain and suffering society puts on children as a whole. Even if the child has a baby and put it up for adoption the child forced to have an unwanted pregnancy her mental state and body will never be the same with abortion she can get rid of that part of the nightmare and start the road to healing no one should be forced to do the hardest job in the world ( parenthood ) not by choice, we have so many broken people here in this country that are hurting because they have no personal history ( geneolagie) because they came from a rape and the child was forced to keep it nether were given an education society looked down on the girl and the child feels cheated from the simple things of life the love and protection every child should have because the people that abused that little girl also abused the child from the rape, if abortions had been available nether child would have had to suffer."
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  • -6 +1 -7 Kay S Aug. 11, 2014
    "I'm also submitting a comment to the other side. The freakonomics study is flawed. Crime went down 20 years after lead, a know nuerotoxin, out of the environment and lead levels decreased in blood screening in children. The same drop was seen in England a few years later. They banded lead later, but legalized abortion in 1967. Correlation does not mean causation.
    I remain generally, reluctantly pro-choice. But we will never be able to discuss this if we use bad science (see my con comment)."
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  • -7 +4 -11 Ellie Oct. 14, 2014
    "Every person has a different and unique situation. I would never condone forcing a woman to be pregnant when she doesn't want to be. Some people may look at a fetus and feel that it has a soul and it is a life. That is wonderful for them and I respect their opinions. But I don't see a fetus as an entity. I just can't.

    I don't like abortion. No one likes having to make that decision to terminate a pregnancy. There are many preventative measures today that nearly guarantee a woman from getting pregnant. I think the solution lies in educating youth and society about sex and how it works. Sex education works! Birth control, condoms, abstaining, the morning after pill, etc.

    But if a woman did become pregnant and she didn't want to be, then I could never justify making her carry to term. We need abortion to remain a safe medical process that can be accessed by all. Even if abortion is made illegal, women will still look for ways to abort. We do not want to return to the days of back-alley abortions.

    Simply put, abortion needs to stay legal."
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  • -9 +2 -11 V Nov. 5, 2015
    "It's a necessary evil."
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  • -9 +4 -13 R2D2 Aug. 1, 2014
    "Abortion should be legal in some cases. It should not be legal in others.
    SHOULD:
    You are 16, in school, and plan to graduate and go to college. One day you are raped. You become pregnant. You do not want to continue with the pregnancy because it will hurt your grades and education. You should be allowed to have an abortion because the pregnancy was not your fault.
    SHOULD NOT:
    You are 30 years old. You are married and in a stable career and life. You have all the kids you want (7, 2, 0, whatever) One night you have sex without using a form of birth control. You get pregnant. You do not want to continue the pregnancy because you do not want a/another child. you should not have an abortion because the pregnancy was your fault."
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  • -20 +6 -26 E Oct. 17, 2014
    "There are absolutely no pros to abortion!!! It's killing a baby!!!!!"
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    • 0 +2 -2 ... Jan. 28, 2016
      "Ha ha isn't it funny that you probably don't have any information on this topic"

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  • +12 +28 -16 anon Jun. 11, 2015
    "When a pregnant woman is killed, it is a double homicide. But when a baby is aborted. it is considered a "woman's right" to her own body? Something doesn't add up here."
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    • +3 +3 0 Anon Apr. 23, 2016
      "In most states, it is not considered a double homicide. In fact, the few people who have actually been charged with intent on murdering a fetus in recent memory have been mother's attempting illegal or at home abortions. Largely in both America and Canada, the unborn fetus is not considered (though of course harsher sentences may be given due to personal taste of the judge) and the murderer is only charged with one homicide. Maybe you should know how the legal system actually prosecutes these crimes first and see how biased they are in favor of the murderers versus desperate women who do not want the child."
    • +1 +2 -1 anon Mar. 8, 2016
      "well there is some flaws to your logic fella
      1) when a pregnant women is killed she does not want to be killed duh and it is doing by someone who doesnt have a right when a baby is aborted the baby doesnt even have a heart beat till the 5th week after conception, so the only thing being aborted is a clump of cells.
      2) a women does have the right to her own body and if she espiecally was raped she shouldnt be forced to have her rapists child.

      i assume the best that you are of course againts rape and find justice in rapists being locked away for good, but what justice does the women get if she is forced to have that rapist child? we are all entitled to our opinions but remember 1) there is so much science that goes into the conception of a fetus so before you call it murder research the topic 2) think about if you (depending if you are female or not) were enjoying yourself with your partner and accidently the condom broke or birth control didnt work or it was a sexual assault and you got pregnant, would you want to be forced to have a child that you didnt want and the pregnancy was accidentally, or to give birth to your rapists child. no women should be forced to bear a child.educate yourself before calling abortion murder."
    • 0 0 0 Taylor Jul. 14, 2016
      "you just said it yourself "womans right to her /own/ body""
  • +10 +14 -4 Kenya T., 14 yrs Mar. 23, 2016
    "Abortion shouldnt be legal. WHY? Because a fetus is still a living person. It is a soul. I dont get how when someone kills a pregnant woman it is considered double homicide, but when a women is proceeding with an abortion its not considered murder lawfully. That all just doesnt add up in my head.Just cuz most of you that are cool with it being legal are adults doesnt mean that you are right, just cuz were younger doesnt mean were dumber. COME ON im 14 and i see what is wrong with abortion.If all these women and young girls were mature and "adult" enough to lay down and have sex then you should be mature and adult enough to take care of a child. Maybe you should think before you open your legs honey,think of the consequences that lead to having unprotected sex. And if some of you ladies are with a man that doesnt want a child and is forcing you to abort the baby, maybe he shouldve thought twice about daring to disrespect your body. All you young guys out there and even mature men, you need to think about the consequences, if you do not want children dont have unprotected sex, im not saying dont have sex im saying protect yourself, tell her to go on the pill, or wear a condom, it really doesnt matter whether condoms make it less pleasurable its about the consequences that come after it, its about being safe."
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    • +3 +4 -1 shannon May. 6, 2016
      "What if the girl having the abortion was a molestation/rape victim. And are you saying that no one can have sex just for pleasure?"
    • +2 +2 0 You're 14.... Oct. 4, 2016
      "Lol no methods of contraception are 100% effective. So what if someone does have protected sex? Does your argument change then? Condoms aren't 100% and neither is the pill. I have a friend who got pregnant while using both condoms AND the pill (using them both correctly), because, again, no method of contraception is 100%.

      So what now? You have super protected sex, are being as responsible as you can about it, and still wind up pregnant because you become that miniscule percent chance of getting pregnant. "its about being safe" as you said, and what if someone IS being safe and is using protection?! Your argument is invalid.

      Sex is a meaningful part of relationships, and abstinence is not something that everyone agrees on or believes in, so what is the answer for people who don't share abstinent beliefs? Have safe sex, yes, and when you do and still get pregnant, you just have no options? Bull. That's ridiculous.

      As someone else has said, I did not chose to be someone that can get pregnant, nor did anyone else. Sex is pleasurable and meaningful to many people, and is not just used for procreation, so everyone should have their options to make whatever decisions they choose."
  • +10 +18 -8 Bob Oct. 30, 2015
    "Abortion is murder. Just read all the cons, and the pros are all either disproven or rendered insignificant. No decent human being supports a practice that kills millions of innocent people."
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    • 0 0 0 Noah ?? Nov. 12, 2016
      "Abortion is not murder. Murder is the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another. A fetus is not a human being. A human being has to be an individual entity. A fetus depends fully on its mother, so it cannot be called a human being. Second, it isn't unlawful."
    • 0 +1 -1 Bob II Mar. 2, 2016
      "Your justification is irrational 'Bob'. It's hard to call an unborn baby a 'person'. If it can't talk, eat, or even perform a simple everyday normal function of a person; then how could we call it a person? However if we can apply science (or even education) to our everyday life, the correct term for an unborn baby is called a fetus and the fetus is also part of the pregnant person's body (Correct?). The pregnant person is also human, but a human has rights over their own body and can choose what happens to it (You agree No?), and if they wish to remove parts of their own body, it is simply their choice, and we have yo respect their choices. And to take away their rights to their own body parts, is simply denying ascertain rights over your own body.

      Furthermore, by saying a fetus has a right to someones' body until it's born, despite the pregnant person's wishes, you're doing 2 things:
      1) You are granting a fetus more rights to other people's bodies than any born person.
      2) Awarding a pregnant person less right's to their body than a fetus corpse."
  • +9 +30 -21 mary Jan. 20, 2015
    "Don't kill a child for a mistake you did. Take responsibility, and grow up and face the fact that you have to take care of that child."
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    • +2 +2 0 ... Jan. 28, 2016
      "so if a 13 year old girl gets raped thats her fault and she should be punished for it?"
    • +1 +1 0 luke Nov. 4, 2015
      "I absolutely!!!! agree."
    • -3 +2 -5 Upsid Jan. 21, 2015
      "I agree, if you have a child and don't want to take care of it there are many places you can call. However, if you are pregnant and don't want to be pregnant there is nothing these agencies can do. In that case, it is best to call a doctor and discuss options.

      Abortion is a perfectly responsible response to an unwanted pregnancy. Glad we agree."
  • +7 +12 -5 Izaac C. Jan. 15, 2016
    "Its cruel to kill an un-born baby. They could turn out to be amazing successful children and they just kill them. Abortion is wrong!"
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  • +7 +13 -6 Should Be Ashamed Dec. 17, 2015
    "Abortion is cruel. Abortion is murder. Abortion is sin. I kind of understand why people would want this (I'm only 14 though) but is it really worth it? We all mistakes, but having an abortion would be the most awful worst mistake you could make in your life. No one says you HAVE to keep the child. There are other options. Such as adoption or giving the baby to someone you trust who you know would take care and love the baby. What if that little baby was the next greatest leader for our country. Or the one to stop world hunger or pollution. We will never know. Because you're not just killing it, but you're killing their dreams, their purpose in life, their life. Why do people think that this absolutely normal? Imagine maybe walking in a nice peaceful park, then all of sudden someone jumps out of nowhere and stabs you death, taking all the life out of you. The world should be ashamed."
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    • +2 +2 0 think Dec. 21, 2015
      "What about the human forced to use their body to sustain another being? Being pregnant and giving birth are not small gifts. And they are truly gifts that should never be forced or taken. Your analogy in the park has no bearing on the relationship between someone who is actively living off another's body. Imagine someone jumps inside your body and the state says "too bad, so sad, you will just have to risk your life until the person leaves." We allow people to defend themselves against rapists, muggers, and burglars, but not someone feeding off their own body? You are 14. Really, think about the extraordinary thing you are asking a human to do. And then think about how you can force them to do it. If someone doesn't want to use their body to sustain someone, can we lock them up? Strap them to a bed for 9 months? Force feed them? This is what is will come to, because people who are pregnant and don't want to be realize how unjust it is to force them to use their body to sustain another for even a week. It is cruel, and without legal abortion we will see extreme measures."
    • +1 +1 0 Religion lol Oct. 4, 2016
      "Sin is related to religion. You need to remove that from your argument to make people who aren't religious take you seriously. While maybe you made other good points later in your comment, I stopped reading as soon as I saw that word because that's implying a religious argument. When you can leave religion out of your argument, maybe I'd take you more seriously. Also, you're 14. Not saying 14 year olds don't know anything, but I highly doubt you've taken the time to actually research the topic. There are SO many children in the adoption system, looking for homes, so adoption is not the perfect option for people who do not want to bring a child into their world. And "what if" arguments about what the child could become are invalid too, because "what if" that baby winds up a rapist, murderer, criminal? Then you'll wish it were aborted, because prison systems are way too full, and rape and murder are horrible."
  • +7 +13 -6 AM Dec. 8, 2015
    "Generally speaking, I don't think abortion should be legal. The fact is, you made a decision and you were perfectly aware of the risks. Some people say a woman has a right to her own body, and that's why abortion should be legal. However, once you get pregnant, it is no longer just your body. There is another PERSON inside you. If you choose to have an abortion, you are choosing to end someone else's life- and who gave you that right?! On a side note, we all take life for granted. The odds of us being here, being alive, are so incredibly slim, and we should appreciate that every day. The only time I believe abortions should be permitted are in cases of rape- where the mother did not consent to sexual intercourse and therefore did not take the risk so many others take. The lines are very blurred about rape, and that is a problem that well never be solved because there aren't always witnesses. To finish, abortions should generally not be allowed because you are choosing FOR someone whether they want to live or not. You say a live in poverty, a life of hardship, is worse than never being born? That's your opinion. You don't get to choose for someone else.
    I'm not looking to offend anyone here. Thanks!"
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  • +7 +10 -3 Alex Nov. 20, 2015
    "I am against abortion because, it is killing if you are not ready to have a baby you should not be having sex. My personal belief is that you should not have sex if you are not married. Yes, you might say that what if the person got raped, the baby is not the rapist in miniature form. If don't want a baby give it up to adoption, you might say, that the person doesn't deserve the pain. The baby doesn't either, I read an article were it said that when the abortion is under way it opens it's mouth, he's/she's screaming because he/she can feel pain. People who say that woman have a choice to decide abortion are wrong, your going to prevent that child to later on go to school, learn, later get married, have children of there own, then maybe you don't deserve to have sex."
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  • +7 +9 -2 Zach Mar. 11, 2015
    "I think it's sad that America permits the murder of a child. I understand that women need to express their rights, but using abortion to express those rights is ridiculous. I would usually say that the government should have so much control over us but when it comes to the murder of what should be considered a human being, the government should step in. In my opinion, America made its biggest mistake in 1973 by making abortion illegal. A society that permit's the murder of an innocent being will ever truly thrive" - Theodore Roosevelt"
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    • +1 +1 0 Care for life Mar. 16, 2015
      "I do think that someday humanity will look back on this age in shock that anyone would value women so little. Women are married off at 9 and raped daily, then forced to bear their rapists children. Even in countries like the US women undergoing miscarriages are forced to maintain that pregnancy while they bleed out undergoing transfusions that endanger future pregnancies until the heartbeat of the fetus stops. Women are forced to undergo C-secions against their will even thought a vaginal birth is better for mom AND baby. There is a reason maternal mortality is so much higher than it needs to be in many countries, and that fact sheds light on the truth behind this "making abortion illegal" crowd. They care not for all the women who die needlessly. They care not for the much wanted babies who never exist and who die needlessly. They care not for life."
  • +5 +10 -5 Alex Jan. 5, 2016
    "Abortion is nothing short of murder. There's no denying that what a woman is about to kill is a living, breathing child at the end of the day, and to kill it for your own benefit is disgusting in more ways than one. There should, however, be some limited exceptions to allow abortion, such as rape or unplanned pregnancy. Also, women have other options: Once the child is born he can be put up for adoption, or he can live with another family member legally. But to commit to a pregnancy then abort is unacceptable. You are responsible for a living creature that fully depends on you, and it is your moral duty to protect it. If you fail to do so then you have, simply put, killed your own child."
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    • +1 +1 0 Noah Nov. 12, 2016
      "Abortion is not murder. Murder is the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another. A fetus, as you said, depends fully on its mother, and a human being has to be an individual entity. Until the fetus is separated from its mother, it isn't a human being. It isn't unlawful, either. It is fully short of murder.

      I see your point on committing to having a child, but rarely does a mother have an abortion when she wanted the child. There are many reasons why a woman would need to have an abortion. Financial issues, health complications, or inability to raise a child. 135,000 children are currently up for adoption. 51,000 children are put up for adoption each year, and only 58,000 are adopted. Adoption isn't really the best choice, as the child is likely not to have a set home."
    • 0 0 0 anon Nov. 15, 2016
      "You're not "killing" anything living or breathing. You're aborting a fetus, something that isn't even conscious within the viability window."
  • +5 +11 -6 Anonymous Oct. 16, 2015
    "What she's saying is that abortion isn't the right, no matter the circumstance. There are rape victims, and they shouldn't abort children, and there are people who had sex, and got pregnant and they shouldn't abort children. People argue that abortion is "terminating the fetus" but that literally means getting rid of or killing the baby. Two wrongs don't make a right. The only reason she's blaming women is because women make that choice to kill the child, not the men, not the kids, women, because its their choice, yes. But it shouldn't be a choice. There are people in the world that can't have children, so they adopt. It's a complete miracle to be honored by having a child, even if you don't keep the child. Just think, what would happen if you were aborted?"
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  • +5 +8 -3 annonymous May. 8, 2015
    "I am a Christian I belive that every life is a gift of God. Even if I were raped I would keep my child because he or she has a part of me and does not deserve to be punished for the crimes of another human being. I can understand the viewpoint of those who oppose it, however whilst the child contains a part of you it is not you. I am not my mother, but i have part of my mother in me. Who are we to decide whether another human being deserves to live or die? I would say the same for anyone no matter who they are or what they have done. If my life was on the line because of a child growing inside me then my fate would be in God's hands to do as he will. As an imperfect human without forsight or the ability to see another person's heart I have no right to decide their fate."
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    • -2 0 -2 Cece Sep. 19, 2015
      "So..if someone tries to mug you, then you must submit? Who are you to decide whether the mugger deserves to live or die, and if the mugger kills you it is the will of god?

      I just don't follow your logic."
  • +5 +11 -6 Jasmine Deleon Jan. 14, 2015
    "The only reason why I do not like abortion is because I feel like it's not their fault to be brought into this world and than to not live life to the fullest and be killed. I mean I get it that you couldn't take care of the baby but there are other options such as adoption but my opinion is that if you knew that you didn't want a child, you should of never had sex or just used a condom. It's really not that hard, but there are other side of having an abortion like suchlike as rape, I get it, you didn't deserve it either but I'm just against it because I feel like it's wrong."
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  • +5 +11 -6 Mycal Jan. 9, 2015
    "I think that abortion should be illegal because if you were grown enough to have sex you should accept your responsibility."
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    • +1 +2 -1 James C. Feb. 23, 2015
      "That is not an argument. Ugh.

      Okay we as humans make mistakes okay. No one is perfect.
      The point is that One person cannot dictate if one person lives based on what they do.
      You can't argue with a lack of empathy, an argument that requires just that."
    • +1 +2 -1 Why is sex bad? Jan. 18, 2015
      "Getting an abortion is accepting responsibility. Not sure why birth is the only way to accept responsibility for an unplanned pregnancy. No one tells a skateboarder who breaks her leg to accept responsibility and splint it herself. Going to the doctor and choosing treatment is considered okay there. Not sure why sex should be so much worse than other activities."
  • +5 +15 -10 william Jan. 6, 2015
    "no, abortion should not be legal because an unborn baby is still a living human. they don't deserve to be killed. at least let it live in an orphanage instead of killing. abortion is murder. if you abort on a baby, then you are a murderer"
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    • +2 +2 0 Yep, that is abuse Jan. 8, 2015
      "Better a murderer than a slave. That is like telling someone it is better to be held hostage in a basement for a year then harm anyone in your attempt to escape. Any why does the fetus have a right to harm the woman (all pregnancies are dangerous, and very few do not involve at least one complication), but we tell the woman that she must just put up with this? If this were a relationship, we would call it abuse."
  • +5 +9 -4 Daisy Jan. 6, 2015
    "Abortion is practically murder even if the child isn't born. People shouldn't be able to kill a baby just because they made a mistake. That is just like killing an adult. You are taking away a life. If you are unable to take care of the child when it is born then you can set up for it to be adopted. Many young adults don't know the consequences of having sex. You will most likely end up with getting pregnant. Every person should have the chance to live and if they make abortion legal you're taking that away."
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  • +4 +7 -3 puzzled at stupidity Mar. 20, 2016
    "One of the smartest things pro-choice people have done is to adopt the term pro-choice itself as their label. The word choice sounds good and pleasing to hear. The ability to choose is good right? Well PRO-CHOICE IS A LIE. the mother in fact, already got her choice when she choose to have sex. The only choice being denied here is the choice the baby has to live or not, and it is being denied by the so called "pro-choice" themselves. If you are pro-choice and are reading this I know you most likely thought immediately about cases of rape, because you guys are predictable like that. But the simple fact is that the VAST MAJORITY of pregnancies aborted are caused by willing and unprotected sex. You guys love to focus on the 1% and ignore the other 99% of abortion cases because the 1% are the only cases where your argument could possibly be feasible. Another thing that irks me about pro-choice arguments is when they automatically assume a baby would rather die than grow up in poverty or maybe even (gasp) an orphanage. Doesn't that also seem like taking away the baby's choice?"
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    • -1 0 -1 The Truth May. 12, 2016
      "No one cares about the child because they are just an alien inside the female and no one should even think about it, but instead they should think about the person who is ACTUALLY alive, which is the female, and just becuase it's a cell and scientists consider it "alive" doesn't mean it can breathe, think, learn, feel, touch, smell, taste or hear until it starts to grow arms and legs, but not even becuase it can only FEEL when it arms and legs."
  • +4 +6 -2 koesha Mar. 9, 2016
    "I don't believe in abortion because you sat in that bed and had sex you need to take care of your baby also what if your mom got a abortion how would you feel"
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    • +1 +1 0 Truthhurts Jun. 6, 2016
      "um nothing cause I'd be dead?....."
  • +4 +6 -2 Emma M Jan. 29, 2016
    "I think that abortion is very wrong. You are killing a living person who hasn't even lived yet. Even though it is the women's choice, it is wrong. At least, give the baby a life, and if you still don't want it, then you can give the baby to adoption."
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    • 0 0 0 ethan downs Nov. 17, 2016
      "you just prove that the baby isnt alive so that isnt killing. also what if the child doesnt get adopted"
  • +4 +5 -1 Lindsay Jan. 13, 2016
    "I come from a big family. My parents had ten kids total. I am only 14 and already an aunt. I love my three nephews, and my one niece. They are preciouses to me. Children are blessings not punishments. It may be hard to have kids, but in the end it is worth it. Even children can make a difference in the world. Everyone deserves to LIVE. Everyone Deserves a CHANCE. Everyone deserves to LEARN and GROW. Abortion is nothing less than murder. Love your child even when it's hard. My mom has had three miscarriages, and it is still sad even if it was a natural cause. It would be so much worse if she were to kill her own children. My sister who has had some financial issues still loves and cares for two boys of her own. Her and her husband have a wonderful life together in their family even though times are hard. Why would you be ashamed or afraid to be a parent? God will be there to catch you when you fall, but please don't kill to get to an easy life, it will only make it harder to bare. But most of all have FAITH in YOURSELF that you could be a wonderful parent, and be ADMIRED and LOOKED UP TO by your children. Just think about it, if you were that child would you want to die without a CHANCE? Please I'm begging you let them LIVE."
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  • +4 +6 -2 James C. Feb. 12, 2015
    "Every person you love, every person you know every person that has ever effected your life, every person ever to live has come from birth. So by definition, Every person in the world could have been aborted. Imagine your mother never being born, the wife that killed in the clinic. Even worse, what if the most influential people in modern society wasn't born. What if we have already some. If you have been raped the one responsible should be punished. Not the future generations. Protect our future."
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    • +1 +1 0 No Force Pregnancy Feb. 13, 2015
      "This makes no sense. If people didn't have sex, no one would exist either. So are you for forced copulation? And why do people keep assuming everyone is going to be an amazing citizen! This just drives me bonkers. Think about how this world be if no criminal were born rather than if no "amazing superstar" was born. There are more criminals than super stars. You entire logic is flawed, and relies on forced pregnancy. I think a world without forced pregnancy would be wonderful. If my mother did not want me in her womb and because of that I did not exist, that would be great. I would HATE to be in this world as a result of forcing my mother to do something she did NOT want to do. In my mind, that would make me evil. To desire to exist at the expense of my mother, no way. Such a bad thought."
    • 0 0 0 Eric Feb. 23, 2015
      "You say "You want to control your own life. Why can't that baby get the same treatment as you."

      Why can't the woman have the same treatment? You are actually letting the potential baby control her.

      The rest of our argument makes no sense. Rape is illegal, and so should be taking another's body against their will. Thank you for supporting our points with that one. And it makes no sense to compare asking someone to not rape you to being allowed to shoot someone who is not harming you up. All a woman who gets an abortion is doing is asking not to share her body against her will. Anyone asking not to be mugged or raped is asking the same thing. Anyone asking not to be forced to donate blood is asking the same thing. So why is it invalid when a pregnant woman does it?

      And just an FYI: If a child becomes too much of a both to any parent, they DO have a right to terminate the relationship (and it isn't even called murder!). This is why we have thousands of kids in foster care. So you are asking, yet again, a pregnant women to have LESS rights than others in society."
    • 0 0 0 James C. Feb. 23, 2015
      "I think your point is quite valid. However,
      1. Forced copulation
      a. If no one had sex we wouldn't be debating.
      b. No one has the right rape another person. Whether it be a rapist, lab based or whatever. We however, have the right to live.
      2. If you want to die instead of getting a vaccination, is the vaccination the real problem sir. Same for seat belts.
      3. No every one may not be special. There is a chance though. The statement you made, shows that you would be able to take that risk. I wouldn't be able to gamble with a human life.
      4. "I would HATE to be in this world as a result of forcing my mother to do something she did NOT want to do."
      If your mother has the right to kill you in the womb why can't she kill you later. Maybe you pooped too much. Your mother felt that you had become to much of a bother for her.
      Maybe, In elementary you start acting out. Your mother gets tired of your behavior and kills you. Maybe you do become a bad person. She gets the right to go GI joe fill you full of bullet holes. Lives don't equate to chooses. If one person can choose if another person dies, how are we equal.

      In conclusion, You want to control your own life. Why can't that baby get the same treatment as you."
    • 0 0 0 Eric Feb. 22, 2015
      "What else are you for making people do in the name of "saving a life?" Is forced vaccination okay, since these diseases kill? Is forced medical treatment okay? What about laws requiring helmets and seat belts? It is interesting to think where one's rights end and society can start controlling you. I, personally, and against the "nanny state" telling people what they can and cannot do even if it "saves a life." Different people have different risk analysis. I may decide the risk associated with not wearing a helmet or drinking sugary drinks is okay, another may not. I may think the risks associated with pregnancy are not okay, but another may invite them. Either way, no one should be able to make you give you health to another. I wonder how that would stand up in court in other situations where even children tried to force bodily resources from their parents."
  • +4 +10 -6 Adrien Jan. 6, 2015
    "abortion should not be legal because it is still considered killing. if a woman does not want the baby, then she should put it up for adoption because somebody else might want it and its not fair to the baby that never got a shot at life."
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  • +3 +4 -1 Anonymous Mar. 10, 2016
    "I think killing a innocent child is evil. they should have the child and then it could be put up for adoption."
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    • +1 +1 0 So cruel! Mar. 11, 2016
      "People need to stop it with the adoption line. That is so cruel to force someone to use their body to feed another being, and then force them to give it up. So cruel. Abortion is an alternative to pregnancy NOT parenting.

      Also, there are honestly thousands and thousands of infants and kids in the US waiting for home. Please adopt!"
  • +3 +4 -1 Annie Mar. 9, 2016
    "They say that if abortion were illegal, then women would seek illegal abortions, and suffer health problems, or die. They say that abortion is an easy fix, and a form of birth control. They say that too many children in this world could mean overpopulation, and this could be detrimental to the environment. It seems like all the pro-choice person is concerned about are the people at the top-- the adults, the earlier generation, the ones who have already lived and would like to continue living. But the message is about life, how we ought not to kill another living being, but that we need to be responsible parents with love for the children, because they came into this world, naturally so, because of an act you chose to do. Selfishness is never the answer."
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    • 0 0 0 BDT Mar. 11, 2016
      "No one has ever said that abortion was "an easy fix, and a form of birth control" except people who call themselves pro-life. That is a lie and myth. You might be able to find a more balanced argument if you listened to people and the medical community."
  • +3 +4 -1 Shia S Mar. 9, 2016
    "Abortion should not be legal because people did not create life and it should not be their choice to take it away its as if they are agreeing to 2th degree murder"
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  • +3 +4 -1 khristal Feb. 25, 2016
    "no because they would missing out of a great thing in life watching their kids grow up in the world and you want be able to go tot any baby showers, graduation, prom;etc"
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  • +3 +5 -2 madg Feb. 23, 2016
    "no abortion is wrong an unfair"
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  • +3 +5 -2 maddie Feb. 23, 2016
    "babies should not be punished by the adults mistakes"
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  • +3 +5 -2 Janessa Feb. 23, 2016
    "each year 1.7% of women aged 15-44 have an abortion"
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  • +3 +4 -1 Unknown Feb. 8, 2016
    "Technically it's not their own body, the baby's body is involved too.

    Yes, I'm sure that women need their own choice over their bodies, but what about the babies they're killing? What about their choice. They are still alive in their mothers whether they are born yet or not. They still grow, and develop so we should not be killing them. If they are raped they can still put the child for adoption not kill the kid. Yes, they are traumatized but what if you parents aborted you when you were completely helpless against it. If the women want a choice they can make one called A-D-O-P-T-I-O-N. Not M-U-R-D-E-R. The baby still lives, but is completely helpless to what you decide to do to it, If you really don't want that baby, give it up for adoption. Let's start acting like humans people!"
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  • +3 +4 -1 Christina Jan. 19, 2016
    "Not all babies are stillborn, yet they should be if babies aren't alive until they're out of the womb. So please explain to me why a lot of babies are screaming/crying when they are born and not just lying there dead for a few seconds/minutes. Babies are alive at the conception, NOT birth. So STOP killing the babies, because it IS murder, and it's ridiculous. If the murder of an unborn child is acceptable, why is it against the law to kill anyone else????"
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    • +1 +1 0 Owner Jan. 25, 2016
      "Is using another's body against their will legal? If not, then why is an unborn child allowed to do it, but no one else is? If I will die without your kidney, can I just take your kidney from you? Can I sue you for attempted murder for withholding the great resource that is your own body?"
  • +3 +4 -1 Annie Jan. 16, 2016
    "Abortion should not be legal because it takes the baby's right to life away. A man or woman could say, "Well, I should have the right to choose." But not against someone else. The man or woman could say that alternatively we are making a decision against the baby's right to death. Who wants death? Maybe some people do. I take compassion on people who are suicidal, but I want them to heal and choose to live. It has certainly become a culture of death. Let us support pro-life, because life is precious, worth living, and important."
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  • +3 +4 -1 lydia Jan. 15, 2016
    "it doesn't matter if you were raped or just had unprotected sex.you shouldn't just kill the baby.even if you were raped you still shouldn't kill the baby. something good came out of something bad. if you had unprotected sex then you should take responsibility.you had sex you got pregnant. you need to take responsibility. and so should the father. its not fair to the baby. don't kill the baby because you were stupid and didn't remember to protect yourself. you should start taking birth control pills when you turn 16. or when you know your going to be sexually active. don't kill the baby. cherish it and love it. because one day when you wanna get pregnant you might not be able to, and your gonna be really mad you killed that baby."
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  • +3 +4 -1 Lindsay Jan. 12, 2016
    "Everyone deserves to LIVE. Everyone deserves to have a Chance. Everyone is IMPORTANT. No matter what you say to yourself to make you feel better about doing it is a LIE. Many people after committing abortion fell guilt, sorrow, and anger for what they did. What if your parents did it to YOU? Everyone MATTERS no matter what. Let them LIVE. Let them GROW. Let them be LOVED. Let them have a CHANCE. I live in a family of ten kids, and I have learned to love each of them. If you are thinking about doing abortion first think about what their future would be like if you didn't. I am fourteen, I am in a loving family, I am an aunt to three nephews, and one niece. I would hate to see what life would be like without them. So before you act think about it, and please decide not to do it. Children are blessings NOT punishments, treat them as such."
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  • +3 +5 -2 Kylie Cavinder Dec. 2, 2015
    "i dont belive abortion should be llegal . every human or life form should have a chance , one statemt that really pissed me off was " a baby shouldnt come into the world unwanted" ... this statement isnt true at all; children are always wanted even if you dont, thats why there are adoption agencies and other men and woman who cant have children and pray for one but you decide to kill it instead, instead you should think about the fetus and not your intuition .. its wrong to kill a fetus that had no chance , for god sakes it could of been the next president for all we know. the child feels the pain you are doing to it , you are wrong for it, dont hate my opinion but respect it."
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    • +2 +2 0 Patrick Dec. 7, 2015
      ""could have been the next president" Nonsense. By that logic, if sex was denied because one partner had a headache, then the conception denied could've been the president too, or the next Beethoven, etc. That argument is a fallacy of absurdity. People deserve to decide what's best for themselves. That's the law. That's precisely what they do."
  • +3 +5 -2 Derpy Skrub Jun. 28, 2015
    "On reason number 4, it says that if you abort a baby you defy god. Well, what if someone is atheist, that's not going to apply to them right? Of course, if someone does believe in god, good for them."
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  • +3 +6 -3 Annie May. 6, 2015
    "Abortion should not be legal. Murder is murder at any age. Pro-choicers say, "But I deserve the right to choose." If that were always the case, then we would have anarchy, no laws to follow, and no authority to help us. I think it's about time we ban abortion all over this country. Abortion should not be an option of convenience. Abortion hurts people."
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  • +3 +5 -2 Angel 101 Apr. 7, 2015
    "why would you want to kill a human being. I mean if something happened to you i understand you dont want the baby BUT YOU KNOW YOU CAN PUT IT FOR ADOPTION. It is way way way way wwwwaaaayyyyy better then killing YOUR CHILD. It should be considered murder what if your parents killed you."
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  • +3 +4 -1 Ruby Apr. 1, 2015
    "I understand what some people are saying. But having an abortion is ending something that hasn't even had time to begin. Not just anything, but a little baby that needs you. No matter what the circumstances are it shouldn't have to come to that. That baby inside of you hasn't done anything wrong, so why should it have to suffer?"
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    • 0 0 0 Maia Apr. 1, 2015
      "They woman hasn't done anything wrong either so why should she have to suffer? In no other instance to we give someone absolute rights over another's body."
  • +3 +5 -2 Mama Mar. 12, 2015
    "Also wanted to add to my other comment is that.. Just because you think that the abortion pill is safe and it will be easier on you it really is not... Like someone else comment really educate yourself.. Children is the most beautiful thing that God can give a women.. Thre is always someone else out there in a worse situation than you, and if they can do it so can you.. Just have faith... Also there are always other options..."
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  • +3 +5 -2 Mama Mar. 12, 2015
    "I don't know what the person is going trough or thinking when the thought of abortion is going trough their head.. All I can say to those women is take a while a think about real hard.. If that really is what you want to do.?.. Is that the only way...? Can you really not handle it??.. Look into it before doing it... Check your health real good. I can't judge someone for doing something like this, but be real careful. Don't go to a free clinic either.. They don't care they really dont... But just keep in mind this is not something that goes away and that's it.. Well at least if you have a conscience... This is something your going to have to remember for the rest of your life.. Can you really live that way...?? The hard part is not doing it.. The hard part comes when it hits you, that you were and now it's gone....."
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  • +3 +6 -3 Bridget Feb. 4, 2015
    "Waiting for feminists to realize that it's not about taking away the woman's control over her body, it's about not taking away the life of an undeserving child. What makes your life more valuable than that baby's?"
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    • +1 +2 -1 Rights Feb. 5, 2015
      "Ohh, I like this! What makes your life more valuable than an assailant trying to harm you? What makes your life more valuable than a person in need of a kidney? Yes, we are all equal! And until we start treating everyone as equals, there will be issues. As a society we can decide that babies are super important and so important they have a right to food, clothing, etc even if that means that someone else who is not a baby goes without, but that is NOT equal. That is giving more rights to the baby."
  • +3 +9 -6 Against Abortion Jan. 22, 2015
    "Abortion is a sick sick thing. They are still people! The still have a life and they should not die because of your decision. I'm sorry but, if you got a one year old because you adopted it do you think that it is okay to kill it just because you wanted it? No! That is not okay! Yet it is okay to kill a baby that you just can't see. You choose to do those things and now you just have to suck it up and live with it! A life should not be lost because you don't want it!"
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    • +1 +1 0 Slavery Jan. 29, 2015
      "Slavery is a sick thing. They are still people! No person should be enslaved for any reason. No one ever has a right to use another person's body against their will. Ever. That is slavery, and the bible tells us that is wrong."
  • +3 +12 -9 Charles Jan. 15, 2015
    "Last time i checked you didnt have 2 head 4 arms and 4 legs or 1 heart you heartless murderers! This is not right! A baby eagle death is a 300k$ fine and its illegal... Yet its legal to murder babies of our own flesh and blood! There are barren mothers who would kill you just for thinking about abortion!"
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    • +5 +6 -1 Organ donation Jan. 18, 2015
      "You do realize that an eagle egg is NOT attached to a being? No one forces anyone to nurture and care for the egg. At the same time, a fetus is inside a woman using her uterus. There is no other case where we let people use other's organs against their will. No one forces you to donate blood or marrow. No one even forces you to take in homeless people who will freeze to death overnight. The only case where we tell someone they absolutely must sacrifice their health and well being for another is when a woman is pregnant. There is absolutely no excuse for it, and forcing a woman to carry a child just to give the child to another family can be classified as nothing but abuse. In any other case, such an act of forced action would be abuse.

      As an aside, there are tons of kids out there waiting for adoption. Please consider adopting them."
  • +2 +2 0 kelsie Apr. 25, 2016
    "By all accounts, abortion appears like an awful crime. After all, abortion implies denying someone a well-deserved life. Just because the odds are not in our favor, can we deprive someone the chance to live?"
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    • 0 0 0 What? Apr. 26, 2016
      "Eep! So you think the woman doesn't deserve a good life?"
  • +2 +6 -4 EMILY Feb. 12, 2016
    "If you have an abortion you are killing a child of God."
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    • +1 +1 0 Free her Feb. 12, 2016
      "If you force a woman to stay pregnant against her will you are enslaving a child of God. You haven't given any arguments as to why it is not okay to defend yourself in this situation. If someone tries to mug me I am allowed to defend myself even if that person was only going to steal my shoes and had no intention to physically harm or kill me. A pregnancy cause physical harm to anyone who experiences one. But you say the woman cannot defend herself? What makes a fetus so much more valuable than any other member of society?"
  • +2 +4 -2 Joseph Doudt Feb. 9, 2016
    "Abortion is so stupid and inhumane. Would you murder a day-old baby in cold blood? If not, then why have you killed 56 million babies through abortion? A baby in the womb is no different than a baby outside. You are murderers. Even horrible convicts wouldn't murder a baby in cold blood. What did they ever do to you? Who cares if you don't want to take care of it? There are foster homes everywhere, and another little thing called orphanages. Are you so lazy you'd rather murder your baby then send it to an orphanage?"
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  • +2 +5 -3 Anna Jan. 15, 2016
    "One unplanned pregnancy could change the world. Jesus is a great example of an unplanned pregnancy changed the world."
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  • +2 +7 -5 Mikah May. 15, 2015
    "abortion should not be legal because it is murder. You are defy that unborn child a life that is not your choice to take away. its not quite fair when murdering someone that is alive is illegal but murdering someone that is unborn is okay.That unborn baby is a human being just like the rest of us"
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  • +2 +7 -5 Sydney Apr. 16, 2015
    "The only way I support abortion is if having that baby will end the mothers life. If you get raped I understand that you wouldn't want to keep the baby but do you really have to kill him/her? Can't you just give the baby up for adoption? And if you were fooling around and got pregnant there is no exception for you. You got yourself in this position and it would be unfair of you to kill the baby because you're not ready. If you really weren't ready you wouldn't be having sex."
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    • -3 0 -3 Eric Apr. 20, 2015
      "So... should someone with diabetes caused by excessive weight share the same fate? If you weren't ready to handle the responsibilities of diabetes, you shouldn't have eaten so much. No insulin for you; lose weight.

      Studies show that giving a baby up for adoption takes a mental and emotional toll. Plus, carrying a baby to term is more dangerous than treated diabetes. Adoption is an alternative to parenting, NOT pregnancy."
  • +2 +5 -3 Calvin Vandegrift Apr. 1, 2015
    "Abortion is a major problem in this country that I don't think many people think about. The seriousness of abortion is much worse than I think most people realize also. We are talking about mass killing centers where people really do die. I feel like planned parenthood has done a good job of covering up the seriousness of abortion. Abortion is the killing of a separate individual. Not something apart of the mother's body but entirely separate. Even though I know that it is inside the mother its still a separate person. Abortion is no different than the holocaust in my opinion."
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    • 0 0 0 Ray Apr. 2, 2015
      "Can you explain this cover up? What information is "covered up." I know when I search, I find a lot on the procedure, numbers conducted each year, and even videos of the procedure (which is nicer than watching open heart surgery). There are even a lot of robust studies that show how much safer abortion is than pregnancy for a woman. It would be nice to know what is being hidden."
  • +2 +6 -4 r.l.b. Jan. 29, 2015
    "our life isa gift. why would you take it away from someone who hasnt done anything."
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    • +5 +5 0 Eric Feb. 23, 2015
      "James: Yes, living is a crime if you decide to steal someone's kidney to do it. Just saying."
    • 0 0 0 James C. Feb. 23, 2015
      ""Rape, illegal. Assault, illegal. Mugging, illegal."

      Is just living a crime comparable to rape. If it is I am sorry, I am alive. Not."
    • -1 0 -1 Upsid Jan. 29, 2015
      "Why would you let someone use someone else's body without permission? Rape, illegal. Assault, illegal. Mugging, illegal. But take up residence inside someone, and suddenly it is okay?"
  • +2 +4 -2 Harry Jan. 27, 2015
    "People don't never understand the wrong and the right. And what's wrong is that abortion isn't good. It's understandable if you got raped but that is not an excuse for you to kill a little baby. What you can do is that let somebody adopt your child and just like that you didn't kill the baby and you don't have to take care of it also."
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    • +1 +1 0 Take care Jan. 29, 2015
      "I just want to point out that you are saying "and you don't have to take care of it also." But really you mean "You have to take care of it, risk your life, risk your well being, risk your job, risk your friends, etc for nine month and THEN you can give the newborn up for adoption, if the father doesn't try to claim custody and if you can find someone when there are over 10K kids in the foster care system,"

      You are making pregnancy sound simple. Is not. It is a lot work and I do not think any woman comes out in better health. People also have to take a semester off of school, or lose the chance at that promotion. And you also make adoption sound simple, when it is not. The grieving process from an adoption can last decades.

      You say "People don't never understand the wrong and the right." and then you basically go on to say that women don't matter and should be slaves to whoever needs their body. That is what sounds wrong."
  • +2 +6 -4 Jaedan Jan. 6, 2015
    "reading through the comments, I've seen a lot about "what if they get raped" well first off for women there is 14.8 completed rape. I understand that sounds like a lot, but if these women do not give them the opportunity to rape them, then that solves the problem of rape pregnancy. They need to start giving classes on self defense, so if this happens you'll know how to prevent it. We can stop abortion, we just need to find the ways to do it. Even if you don't want a kid there is still the option of adoption. Giving the child to a family that might not be able to produce kids is 100x better than killing it."
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  • +2 +8 -6 Ellie Jan. 6, 2015
    "Abortion is a crime actually. this action is a crime because you are basically murdering this baby. The definition of abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. A baby gets a heartbeat at a early 4 weeks of fertilization so therefore it is considered a human because it has a heartbeat. So in conclusion this is a crime because it is a murder because this heartbeat indicates a human being."
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  • +2 +6 -4 Madisson Jan. 6, 2015
    "Abortion doesn't only kill the baby, it may kill you also. According to the best record based study of deaths following pregnancy and abortion, a 1997 government funded study in Finland, women who abort are approximately four times more likely to die in the following year than women who carry their pregnancies to term."
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    • +2 +2 0 HaHa! Jan. 6, 2015
      "Love this lie. Abortion is so much safer than pregnancy. No study has ever disputed this. About 1 in 100000 have a complication from 1st trimester action. About 1 in 4800 DIE in the US alone. 1 in 7 die in countries where medical care is less available."
  • +2 +5 -3 Spencer James Ralsto Dec. 22, 2014
    "Abortion is very wrong even if you are not obeying you religion and what you believe in. Many people get pregnant even when they don't want to but that is your fault and your bad decisions. I am only fourteen and I know this is wrong. This shouldn't legal you are killing your baby and I bet if you thought longer about this would change your mind. Please before you go and kill your baby think about it maybe it would make your life easier."
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  • +1 +1 0 Giancarlo P. Oct. 25, 2016
    "The guilt that they would have after they knew a baby was kilt and it was yours."
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    • 0 0 0 Guilt is hard Oct. 29, 2016
      "Just read this really tragic one about a woman regretting her adoption so badly she cries at each of his birthdays :( Writes letters to the adopted family to no avail. Heartbreaking."
  • +1 +1 0 krystal Oct. 19, 2016
    "no because you are killing a human being. it should be called murder"
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  • +1 +1 0 jack boughmann Oct. 12, 2016
    "No, because every mother has a choice whether or not to have the child. For some circumstances, the mother feels that she MUST abort the child for personal reasons."
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  • +1 +1 0 not important Sep. 26, 2016
    "i grew up in a christen household and killing the fetus is like killing a another human being."
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  • +1 +1 0 Mike Aug. 25, 2016
    "Make a baby: Kill a baby. Abortion is man being God."
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    • +1 +1 0 Dave Sep. 10, 2016
      "All medical care is "man being god." Someone has a heart attack, clearly god is calling that person home. Why are we interfering and playing god all the time? We even let smokers who get lung cancer have chemo treatments. They brought it on themselves!"
  • 0 +1 -1 emma May. 26, 2016
    "Personally, I believe that abortion is wrong and should not be allowed. Abortion is murder. Unborn babies are considered human beings by the US government. Even if the baby hasn't been born yet, it is still the killing of an innocent human being which is the definition of murder. Also, abortion is proving that you aren't responsible or ready to have a child which shows that you shouldn't even be having sexual intercourse if you aren't prepared for that. People need to take responsibility for their actions and accept whatever consequences that come their way. This is an important issue because it is impacting an underdeveloped embryo's life as well as a mother's. It can lead to future medical problems for the mother. Depending on what you believe, it still has impact on a human life which is why it is still an issue. This can be viewed in many different ways because some are pro choice and some are pro life. It depends on what you believe in but it all comes down to whether or not it should be legal or illegal which divides us all because no one can seem to agree on a decision to satisfy everyone."
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    • +1 +1 0 Amaya Jul. 8, 2016
      "You say "abortion is proving that you aren't responsible or ready to have a child which shows that you shouldn't even be having sexual intercourse". Do you expect married people to never have sex? I know plenty of married people who have had abortions. I also know married people who are done having kids. The average family has about 2.5 kids. That is a lot of time you are expecting married people to not have sex. Lofty goal, but unrealistic."
  • 0 +1 -1 BB May. 23, 2016
    "Abortion is the cold-hearted slaughter of innocent children and there's really no other way to put it. The arguments made for abortion such as the child will be unloved because his father was a rapist or this child has no rights because he's/she's inside a uterus are utterly ridiculous and simply killing a baby is not the solution.
    Would the baby have been more likely conceived because of rape or a stupid decision? Everyone is young and dumb and at one time and we have all made stupid decisions. These women are like "Hey, I didn't want this kid, but I wanted sex so I should have the right to abortion." The only 100% way of preventing unwanted pregnancies is not having sex. If having sex is the only way you can have intimacy or pleasure yourself, you seriously need to rethink your life. But I digress, taking the risk of pregnancy to have sex is ultimately your decision but people, make smarter decisions! What happens if your parents were going to have an abortion? Would you say yes keep going or no I want to live. Some of the most famous celebrities were almost aborted. E.g: The Game was going to abort. Pope John Paul II was going to be aborted. Nick Cannon was going to be aborted."
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  • 0 +1 -1 Carter May. 2, 2016
    "All life is precious. If it were not God would not have sent his only son to save us all. And what is abortion was legal in the roman empire and Mary did not want to have Jesus as her child then what"
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    • +2 +2 0 What? May. 2, 2016
      "If all life is precious, then a woman's life is precious too, right? So why is she forced to risk it? We don't require anyone else to risk their life to keep someone else alive."
  • 0 +2 -2 Siati Charles Kormoh Apr. 26, 2016
    "OH COME ON..
    Let's face it, a lot of women who commit abortion do so primarily because they want to preserve their good looks, shapely body, keep looking sexy and not look pregnant with a big belly poking infront of you..
    there is also a good bunch who even do it because they're scared....the pains of childbearing, the concept of bring a mother..etc.
    And look, most of these people on the Pro side keep saying Ahhh, what if Susan was raped? she wouldnt be excited about keeping the baby of a rapist. . yes, true there are rape cases here and there but you and I both know that a much larger percentage of abortion cases result from consensual sex. Boyfriend Girlfriend sex... screwing your husband's brother sex, etc
    And duhh. Girls from rich homes and comfortable lifestyles abort too. Alot of them actually and several times for some,
    I'm from a country that is not considered very prosperous like the great America and abortion access can be rather expensive. Those who seek it are mostly those who can afford it.
    but anyway, the point of this post is point out that most of the people on the Pro side of abortion keep citing grave and ghastly reasons why women do abortion when in real life, MOST of these reasons are rather trivial."
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    • 0 0 0 Missed the point Apr. 26, 2016
      "I think that protecting one's right to control their body isn't trivial at all. If I were to hold you down and take a pint of blood to survive a needed surgery, that would be a crime. There was a judge to recommended people donate blood as a way to pay off their crime and everyone was in a tizzy. But actual live inside someone's uterus? How is that okay?"
  • 0 +1 -1 Seaira Apr. 25, 2016
    "I grew up in all the conditions that would call for an abortion. 3 older siblings already in foster care-- two drug addict parents that are living in poverty due to their addictions. Food was not on the table; the water and electricity were constantly being turned off at home. But my mother chose life-- she told no one she was pregnant; my aunt that I now live with due to the foster care system did not even know I existed until my oldest brother spilled the news. Foster care before my home now was rough, too -- I lived with girls who cut up my clothes and beat me. My father essentially is a pedophile; I haven't seen my mother in over a year. However, even in the terrible conditions that I had to be born into, four years later, my mother chose life again: my sister. I would have given up so long ago if I didn't feel like I should protect my sister. My sister was the only stable thing in my life; sure, we fight, but I love her. Every fetus that is killed in abortions could save another's. They can change the world; each and every one of them. She saved mine. That is why I am Pro-Life."
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    • +2 +2 0 Bae May. 3, 2016
      "Seaira is right about one thing, donating blood is no where near the same as carrying a fetus to term. Donating blood is easy and almost risk free. Carrying fetus is difficult and risky."
    • 0 0 0 Seaira May. 1, 2016
      "I was wrong to suggest pregnancy as a consequence-- however, it is not abuse to a woman to feed a child. That simply is what a fetus is-- shooting someone on accident and someone asking you to give blood is no where near the same as making poor choices and ending up pregnant with a human life to care for. It is not abuse to take care of another human being at an idle expense. I have no doubt in my mind that these women do not realize what they are ending. It is not a problem with the body they have no liability for-- a child is a delicate being. That does not make it a higher class. Women are not subclass to begin with let alone being abused by being asked to carry a child as a result of bad decisions. Women deserve the best care they can receive as well as paid maternal leave-the real enslavement here is to assume carrying a child is abuse and a limiting factor in the success of women. Marrow is not the same as food for a developing child which has a right to life along with its mother and it is rather unlikely that we would force marrow donations. And since when were children in the womb seen as victims and mothers as murderers? That is a poor analogy.That's not higher class. Human equality for all stages is lost in your point."
    • 0 0 0 Missed the point Apr. 28, 2016
      "Seaira--You are missing the point. Every action has a potential consequence, but only when pregnancy is a consequence do we decide that a woman becomes a subclass that can be abused. I could accidentally shoot my hunting buddy in the butt causing him to need a blood transfusion, and even though it was my fault no one will suggest I be the one to donate the blood. Only fetus are given such an extraordinary class of their own that we would consider requiring them to be fed. Kids go hungry every day, but we talk about requiring women to use their body to feed a fetus. What is horrendous is that you think that "saving a life" excuses abusing someone. Where does it stop? I have friends now saying that parents should be required to donate blood, marrow, and organs to all progeny as needed. Maybe tomorrow it won't sound so far fetched to have mandatory blood and marrow donations. After all, people die every year waiting for marrow. You murdered; how dare you not share your marrow!"
    • 0 0 0 Seaira Apr. 27, 2016
      "To Missed the Point--
      Saving someone's life is just as important as keeping a woman's life in her own rights. It is cruel to kill someone who can, as you point out, could eventually cure cancers or become a murderer or just be a normal person. That is the cruelty here- pregnancy is not coerced. Pregnancy is a consequence for consenting women. You've missed the point here. You're killing a human life that could affect hundreds of people."
    • 0 0 0 Missed the point Apr. 26, 2016
      "Every fetus saved could also go on to be a murderer. But that is all irrelevant anyway. Even if we knew for certain the a fetus would go on to cure cancer, that is not a reason to force someone to use their own body to keep that fetus alive. I don't understand why people can't see how cruel this is. What if we decided certain classes of people were super important and everyone had to donate blood and organs to keep them alive? Such a crappy prospect, but people talk about doing this to women every day!"
  • 0 0 0 Kelsie Pence Apr. 25, 2016
    "Even though a woman may not be ready for a child, she made the decisions that led to her being pregnant and should not be allowed to "take her anger out" on an unborn child. Wether the child has a heartbeat yet, it is still a human."
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  • 0 0 0 AndreaNY Apr. 16, 2016
    "When you listen to women who have gone through this procedure , who had horrible complications , listen to their stories, comfort them as they weep.. you will no longer feel the same. I have had 3 friends have horrific complications , and when they went to the emergency room they were treated horribly. They are just fodder to those in it for money."
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    • +2 +2 0 Bubble Apr. 22, 2016
      "I know, I cannot believe how dangerous it is to give birth! I don't know why ER doctors aren't nicer to women with epidural and C-section complications. So sad. I think they just need better training."
  • 0 +1 -1 Judge Mar. 27, 2016
    "Abortion is a murder, you knew what were the consequences of having a sexual intercourse at a young age. But there is a time abortion is necessary. Like if they mother was going to die if she gave birth it would be necessary because she could eventually have another baby and that could save her. Even if it was a child of rape abortion should not be considered because you're killing a life."
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  • 0 +1 -1 Bigred02 Mar. 24, 2016
    "aborting children is murder and should be illegal you have to think those dead children could have changed america for the better."
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  • 0 +1 -1 lil may-o Mar. 24, 2016
    "i agree with the first comment which states "abortion is a murder." abortion is a state in which a new born child is murdered by their parents. but why would their parents have sexual interaction in the first place?"
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  • 0 +4 -4 16 yrs old Mar. 21, 2016
    "I am pregnant right now... Im only 16 years old...The father wants nothing to do with it, he is almost 18 years old.. I can't keep it because my mom will kick me out and I will be living on the streets trying to support me and the baby... I dont want to get rid of it but I can't have it.."
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    • 0 +2 -2 Kenya Torres, 14 yrs Mar. 23, 2016
      "find help girl!! Go to planned parenthood they can help you out my sister went through the same thing. if your parents dont know find ways to hide it! This is about you right now.
      you cannot kill this baby
      go to an orphanage
      there is orphanages that will wait for you to have the baby they are nice enough to help you hide this from your parents, they will take the baby right after its born. you have to look for help!!!pliz!!"
    • 0 0 0 Jorge F.14 Mar. 23, 2016
      "that's just messed up every father shouldn't leave their family"
  • 0 +1 -1 Tony Mar. 18, 2016
    "Thank you for you help with my SS class!"
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  • 0 +2 -2 Micael Mar. 3, 2016
    "Pregnancy could be prevented"
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  • 0 +2 -2 it just not right Mar. 2, 2016
    "I don' t think it should be legal because if you made a mistake you need to keep it because if you don't you will kill the thing you would probably make the biggest mistake of your life just think what if your mother was in that whating room ready to give you away back to god i mean that just not fair to you or that baby that can change your life"
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    • 0 0 0 The Truth May. 12, 2016
      "God doesn't exist therefore quit using religion as an exist to not abort"
  • 0 +2 -2 a friend Feb. 25, 2016
    "Here is a question to consider...If abortion isn't murder, why is it considered a double homicide when a pregnant woman is killed? Because the woman isn't pregnant with a clump of cells. There is a precious human life inside of her. Consider this quote by a former abortionist: "There is no difference between a first, second, or third trimester, abortion or infanticide. It's all the same human being in different stages of development. I finally got to the point when I couldn't look at those little bodies anymore." All humans are human...just because a baby is in the womb doesn't mean it is a different species. And sure, I fully believe that everyone should have control over THEIR body. But the problem is, women don't abort themselves. They abort someone else."
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  • 0 +3 -3 Chuz Life Feb. 18, 2016
    "Though it has been misinterpreted by our Supreme Court on more than one occasion, our Constitution remains in effect as the ultimate law of our land.

    Our 5th and 14th Amendments clearly establish that all persons are entitled to the "equal protections of our laws" and that "no persons can be deprived of their life except by the due process of our laws."

    Even as slavery was being upheld as legal by our Supreme Court, it was still a crime against humanity because slavery violated the rights of those enslaved by denying those persons their right to due process and the equal protections of our laws.

    Legalized abortion denies rights and protections to the children aborted in much the same way that legalized slavery once did to those enslaved.

    Since the Roe vs Wade ruling, more than 35 States have passed laws which define a "child in the womb in any stage of development" as "a human being." Those fetal HOMICIDE laws already make it a crime of MURDER to kill a "child in the womb" during the committing of a criminal act.

    Sooner or later, the Supreme Court will have to reconcile our Fetal Homicide laws with their previous ruling on Roe vs Wade."
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  • 0 +3 -3 Richard Pope Feb. 4, 2016
    "that baby that you killed could have been the next president, Mozart or generol."
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  • 0 +4 -4 Mary Jan. 20, 2016
    "Abortion is murder. End of story there is NO way to sugar coat it. If u don't want the responsibility of a child then next time think twice before having sex. Don't use the excuse " I was drunk" or " It was an accident" well BE MORE CAREFUL. I mean think about it what if you were that child to be aborted... Don't u love you life or have anything worth living for. And if u do why the hell does that aborted child doesn't what makes you special to take a life whenever u want abortion is wrong"
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    • +2 +2 0 Owner Jan. 25, 2016
      "What makes the "child" so special it can use another person's body against their will! If I did that, I would go to jail. Really. If I even took a pint of your blood against your will so I could survive a needed surgery, I would be in jail. But apparently find yourself in side a uterus, and suddenly you have all the rights you want to use someone's body. Awesome."
  • 0 +4 -4 Sam Sep. 21, 2015
    "In regards to the "Right to privacy" argument used as a "Pro"...doesn't a woman "give up" her right to privacy when she allows a penis to enter her vagina?"
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    • -1 0 -1 Dylan Sep. 21, 2015
      "I guess I follow. Burglars give up their right to live in society when they break into a house. Muggers give up their right not to be strip searched when they steal. Smokers gives up their right to medical care and doctors when they are reckless with their health.

      Although, I am not sure I understand why you are treating sex as something so horrible that we need to take people's rights away over it. I can punch someone and I still have a right to privacy. The priorities seem mixed up here."
  • 0 +5 -5 Jose Garcia May. 26, 2015
    "ABORTION IS SICK
    Abortion is a sick way or killing off a innocent human being matter of fact no human being should be put to death just because they are unwanted or don't see right, they are still human. Would you have liked it if your mom one day told you that she was thinking about having a abortion when she was pregnant from you. See if your parents never cared about you you would have never been here voting for abortion to be legal, everyone deserves a chance to live no matter how small you can be everyone has a voice to be heared."
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  • 0 +3 -3 Pudding May. 5, 2015
    "I think it should be because if you do not have enough food to feed them then its not your fault.Its your fault even so but you still could be a happy life somewhere else but if you choose to kill a glimmer of life just as it enters then dream we call life.If you want to kill a baby you are as much as a murder as someone with a weapon.If you think that you killing that baby its better then letting it have a "New life" somewhere else like maybe a rich upper class family or a not poor but not rich middle class family then you are as bad as a killer and you should not be allowed to be near anywhere with kids but what if you get raped some people may say then yes you should be able to get a abortion so that the baby should not suffer like some people let them.I honestly think that in some causes its okay but in others not at all okay.There should a rule to be at least in the kids life at least a little but not influence them to have a abortion.Though if you do not have the right mind to save the baby then you are a sick person.

    That is my opinion on this matter.I am neither pro or con."
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  • 0 +6 -6 Emma May. 4, 2015
    "I don't understand how abortion reduces crime rates? You're killing a fetus not robbing a bank. And if you truly don't want the baby, then put it up for fricken adoption! I didn't know it was that hard to do!"
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  • 0 +3 -3 alala Mar. 18, 2015
    "no abortion"
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  • 0 +6 -6 tara Jan. 6, 2015
    "Abortion should be illegal because if you don't want to have a baby then you shouldn't have unprotective sex because if u dont have unprotective sex then ur most likely to get pregnant and have a baby thats why abortion should be illegal"
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  • 0 +6 -6 Eric Griffith Jan. 6, 2015
    "according to the research abortion should be illegal but why is the bald eagles babies protected but when humans do it your murdering a soul they could be a inspiration to kids everywhere. they could be the next great president. you should listen to john Lennon's song imagine"
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  • 0 +5 -5 Jaedan Jan. 6, 2015
    "Abortion is another word for murder. When you have an abortion you are basically killing a growing baby. Abortion is the same thing as if you would kill a living baby. [Website] states facts about what you are doing if you have an abortion. one fact says, "Fact #5: The right to not be killed supersedes the right to not be pregnant. The comparison between a baby's rights and a mother's rights is unequal. What is at stake in abortion is the mother's lifestyle, as opposed to the baby's life. Therefore, it is reasonable for society to expect an adult to live temporarily with an inconvenience if the only alternative is killing a child. It's saying if you don't want a baby, don't have sex or use protection. if you get pregnant pay the consequences."
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  • 0 +6 -6 Kassidy Jan. 6, 2015
    "Abortion should be illegal because that is murder. The baby inside you is still a person. If you can mess around and get pregnant then you should go through with it. If you make a mistake that gives you no right to take that babies life away. It your fault not theirs."
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  • 0 +4 -4 abbie Jan. 6, 2015
    "4.8.5% of abortions reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2010 were undergone by women who had three or more previous abortions. more and more women are having abortions everyday and in fact this is called murder. these young women are killing human beings that could possibly do something great in this world. even if you can't take care give the baby up for adoption."
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  • 0 +4 -4 krrrruptidsoless Jan. 3, 2015
    "Quit having sex if you are pro choice or not. In fact don't have any kind of invasion of another being at all. I am against abortion on all points especially when it is used for supposedly bad life choices. But the argument against predators which attack/kill emotional life growth using incest, child molestation and rape being there is no difference except relationships. Should in"variabl"y be left to the person that was raped. And society should quit burning into the brains of children that they are to grow up and have children. It invokes sex at a young age by causing them to think about adult choices but are told to be treated as children which is what they are, which fosters prostitution and premarital sex. Here is where I stay with my first sentence. Which broken down is in actuality saying don't have sex. The planet has too many people already."
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  • -1 0 -1 Dave Aug. 4, 2016
    "No, abortion is wrong and it does not take in consideration of the innocent babies life. I believe in God and believe he would not be pleased with this travesty that is occurring every day."
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  • -1 0 -1 dlk May. 26, 2016
    "on this topic i'm going to have to go with con. quoting my favorite hero [batman] " if youkill a killer the number of killer would be the same.""
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  • -1 0 -1 Destany Apr. 6, 2016
    "Being immature and not thinking about the consequences of your actions does not give you the right to deny another human being the chance at life."
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  • -1 0 -1 Cindy Apr. 6, 2016
    "It should be illegal. It is murder."
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  • -1 0 -1 None Mar. 24, 2016
    "Abortion is considered murder in the bible. Even though the child is not out of the mother's womb yet, it still is a living organism. Think about all of the potential lives that could have been saved and been deserving of a loving home. Just something to think about as you decide what side you're on."
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  • -1 +2 -3 Mack Feb. 29, 2016
    "Abortion is just wrong. If you don't want the baby give it up for adoption or give it to an adult who will take it in and who you trust. It is killing a human being."
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  • -1 +5 -6 Kayla Mar. 16, 2015
    "NO! Abortion is murder. And you never know how the child is. I can understand if the child is abortion because of health reasons such as down syndrome or heart failure, but most don't. Abortion is terrible."
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    • +1 +2 -1 Over simplified Mar. 16, 2015
      "Being pregnant against your will is what is terrible. It is really hard for me to understand why someone would have a right to anyone's body against their will. At least you didn't try to justify it like someone justifying rape "pregnancy isn't THAT bad" or "Can you really not handle it?" Reads like "just relax and it will be over in a minute" like rape victims hear. I just can't understand forcing anyone like that. Horrid."
  • -1 +4 -5 vanessa Jan. 26, 2015
    "i think that people should save a human being and welcome them to the buetiful world instead of killing a new born"
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  • -2 +6 -8 Audrey fox Oct. 19, 2015
    "Abortions shouldn't be legal"
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  • -2 +4 -6 Dean Clark Jul. 12, 2015
    "Abortion kills babies and harms the mother!!!"
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    • -2 +1 -3 Erin Sep. 8, 2015
      "Forced pregnancy harms the mother. Find me a woman not harmed during pregnancy and childbirth. Abortion is incredibly safe compared to pregnancy."
  • -2 +5 -7 Casey Jun. 8, 2015
    "If I can have abortion I can pull out a gun and shoot someone"
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  • -2 +7 -9 lady_dot Apr. 20, 2015
    "rather its your fault or the man's fault, you shouldn't kill that child. God have a purpose for that tinny miracle. And if you read this and decide to keep the baby, love that miracle."
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  • -2 +3 -5 jazmin castineyra Dec. 16, 2014
    "if you didn't want a baby then don't have it because its not fair to make the baby suffer when it has done nothing wrong, your the one who has messed up not the baby so don't get an abortion just put it up for adoption."
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  • -3 0 -3 Justice Villarreal Apr. 4, 2016
    "Abortion is bad."
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  • -3 +1 -4 Ann. Mar. 29, 2016
    "Murder. That is simply what it is. Murder."
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  • -3 +5 -8 vanessa Jan. 26, 2015
    "abortion should not be allowed u should let your new born see and explore the world not die being a new born."
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  • -6 +8 -14 Michelle Feb. 26, 2015
    "Abortion is murder!! Its your fault you got knocked up!!!"
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    • +3 +4 -1 Over simplified Feb. 27, 2015
      "Interesting analysis. So you contend that self-defense is never okay? Or is it only not okay when someone occupies your body? Is self defense during rape okay, for example? Or is that still called assault? Is self defense during a mugging okay? Or if the mugger dies is that still called murder?

      And is an accident always ones own fault worthy of ignoring medial needs? If I am walking alone a night and mugged, is that my fault, for example? So must I then submit to the will of the mugger and not defend myself?

      The "murder" line is a gross oversimplification. Clearly we do allow people to commit "assault" or "murder" in socially approved situations. You are asking for it not to be socially approved in the case of pregnancy, but your reasons are not clear."
  • -11 +11 -22 James C. Feb. 23, 2015
    "The world is not over populated. That is Myth. Therefore you aren't saving anyone by killing another."
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    • +9 +11 -2 Ace Mar. 5, 2015
      "We're pushing into the billions, we are overpopulated. It's a myth to say that the world is underpopulated."