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Should Abortion Be Legal?

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  • +111 +201 -90 Alyssa L. Apr. 25, 2014
    "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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    • +5 +11 -6 Sam K Feb. 24, 2015
      "Why should people who drunk drive be able to get an organ transplant? Why should people who are messing around with a gun be able to get surgery? It is their own fault for messing with the gun, or drunk driving. It isn't the woman's fault if the condom breaks or something. The woman should be able to get an abortion because it is her choice and her body."
    • +1 +1 0 MaKayla F. Jan. 9, 2016
      "Alyssa I don't know you but, thank you sooo much for walking around this sick world with a good head on your shoulders!! So many people just don't even know what they're so called "defending".....God's gonna bless you for thinking this way and telling others your opinion. Never stop!:)"
    • 0 +2 -2 Anon Dec. 1, 2014
      "Honestly, the government is being to nice. Who would be driving drunk when there are thousands of signs saying not to, and smoking tobaco knowing the warning..."
    • -1 +4 -5 Edith H. Nov. 7, 2014
      "i agree with you thats there choices they put that on them selfs"
    • -2 +2 -4 luke Nov. 4, 2015
      "I would just like to name one word RESPONSEBILITY!!!!!!!!!! everything you just said has nothing to do with this. If someone gets drunk and crashes it is their fault and they do face the consequences if they have to get an organ transplant. If someone has casual sex and gets pregnant they have to deal with the consequences and then take some RESPONSEBILITY!!!! for their actions."
    • -2 +4 -6 Josh Jan. 27, 2015
      "The difference between your examples and getting pregnant is that one is a living being, while another is an injury. Accidentally getting hurt is apart of life. But abortion is different. Even though you can tell i am against abortion, I agree with you that people often give no compassion to people who have or want an abortion. I believe this is wrong. No one needs to slam others for their choices, but rather love them and know that you are compassionate for them."
    • -3 +4 -7 anonymous May. 9, 2015
      "I'm sorry to say this but I have to disagree with your argument here. Your examples aren't the same at all. What if someone was carelessly messing around with a gun at shot another person, or if someone was a smoker and gave their child cancer from second-hand smoke? These are all examples of how one person's careless actions can affect another. Carelessly having sex and then getting pregnant and killing that child is another example. These were all mistakes which have huge consequences. That doesn't mean we have to hate on each other but have compassion and learn from the mistakes. All life is precioius - so lets start treating it so."
    • -3 +3 -6 Calvin Vandegrift Mar. 30, 2015
      "If a woman doesn't want to be pregnant she could at least use birth control. Being a female is a huge responsibility, way more than being a male and it doesn't just go away because its inconvenient. The only way to prevent an unplanned pregnancy is to wait until you're married and ready to have a kid or at least can afford one."
    • -4 0 -4 Emily f age 12 Jan. 9, 2015
      "People's choices impact their lives, Ido agree with that. But what's the point of health care if you don't get medical attention? Right you shouldn't be messing with a gun, but there aren't any signs or a law that says that. Maybe you were doing shooting practice and it was an accident. Or trying to fix the gun. What if a 10 year old girl gets raped? Is she gonna have to be a mother at that age? In fact if she gives birth it'll ruin her physically and emotionally. Would you really choose baby that hasn't even been born yet over a girl whose life is in danger and it's not her fault? How would you feel if YOU got raped, huh? What if you had to be a mother even though it's not your fault that you were pregnant? THATS THE THING THAT DOESNT ADD UP, ALYSSA."
    • -4 +6 -10 Vera Sep. 5, 2014
      "If your little girl was raped and made pregnant and she was 12 the perv was say 24 would you make her have the baby knowing it will scar her body the rape has already scared her mind or would you help her heal by killing the diseased germ inside of your already living breathing child?"
    • -4 +8 -12 ashley Aug. 13, 2014
      "the thing that doesn't "add up" is that your getting drunk, smoking, messing with a gun, and having sex so careless. organ transplants don't come so easy by the way. the only thing you are right about is that you don't deserve compassion about killing a baby."
    • -7 +6 -13 Catholic boy Jan. 7, 2015
      "In case you haven't noticed, abortion is murder. That is like killing your 9 year old kid and saying;"Oh, I just didn't want them anymore.""
    • -8 +4 -12 Anonymous Oct. 23, 2014
      "There's a huge difference here. Surgery, transplants, and treatment cost money, and they're all to help yourself. Abortion is cheap and it's killing a baby!"
  • +22 +47 -25 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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    • 0 0 0 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."
    • 0 +1 -1 sam Sep. 15, 2015
      "You are exactly right. Bravo for you for spaing the child a life of suffering."
    • -1 +1 -2 Iris Apr. 28, 2015
      "I agree with what you are saying! So did you end up getting an abortion?"
  • +15 +34 -19 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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    • +1 +1 0 Anyone Aug. 8, 2015
      "got that right!"
  • +9 +37 -28 Alejandra May. 19, 2014
    "As was once said to me, " the worst sin you can commit is to bring an unwanted child into the world." Having grown up with 2 parents who should not have been parents, I agree with that statement. I think it is an act of mercy to not bring a child into this world when you can not feed it, love it or provided for it. Subsequently, since I don't believe we only get one chance at being born, I don't see the child as being punished, but rather a choice being made. If that soul wants to be born, it will find another human to come through. In the end, I think choosing to have a child or not is a personal choice that can only be decided by the couple and their family."
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    • -1 0 -1 kim Jan. 28, 2016
      "And thats why there is a thing called adoption."
  • +7 +19 -12 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."
    • 0 0 0 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."
    • -3 0 -3 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."
  • +6 +43 -37 aperson May. 21, 2014
    "What are you supposed to tell the 11 year old who was raped by her father and brother for years that got pregnant. "Oh, you have to go through with pregnancy?"

    It is her body, let her be"
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    • +2 +3 -1 ireland.13 years old Jan. 16, 2015
    • 0 +5 -5 Emily F. Age 12 Dec. 18, 2014
      "Well, if you got raped then that's one thing, but actually CHOOSING to have sex is another."
    • -1 0 -1 kim Jan. 28, 2016
      "Yeah, i understand but what about adoption? if she was raped and she killed the baby wouldnt she be as bad as the person who raped her?"
    • -2 +7 -9 Cheyenne Hammond Nov. 4, 2014
      "Don't ABORT the child .. give it up for adopiton"
    • -3 +2 -5 James C. Feb. 12, 2015
      "Valid point, except if the father and brother didn't rape the 11 year old, she wouldn't be killing another child that could grow up to be a child like her. The responsibility is theirs and they should be punished accordingly. In this sense legal action can be imposed on the parents not the child."
    • -4 +5 -9 Anonymous Nov. 10, 2014
      "adoption is always a choice I don't know why people have to be so cruel and having an abortion"
  • +5 +6 -1 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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  • +5 +13 -8 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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  • +5 +47 -42 Ian Apr. 3, 2014
    "I believe that it is a way to give the women who are raped a chance to keep their youth as much as possible."
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    • +1 +4 -3 Bridget Feb. 4, 2015
      "My mother never chose to get raped. I certainly never asked for a stranger to rape my young (at the time) mother. But that's what happened. My mother had 3 options: she could have gotten an abortion, given the baby up for adoption, or kept the baby. Her situation was not ideal to raise a baby, but it was do-able. I am now a successful college student because my mother chose life. I will make a difference in the lives of others because the strongest woman I know decided 18 years ago that there was no reason that I didn't deserve to live. The U.S. Declaration of Independence guarantees a few inalienable rights: the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I get to exercise those rights every day because my mother decided--before she knew how I would turn out--that I deserved to live. Those unborn babies don't even get a chance."
    • +1 +2 -1 Abby Jan. 28, 2015
      "There are so many things that can accidentally happen, and I get where your coming from. But its not just fixing whats broken, its breaking what you built. You say shooting yourself on accident is the same as having a child? Don't you have any respect for what god planned for you, do you have respect for human life, no. You don't. Think people all over the world can't have babies, but you can. Be giving. You might not want your baby, but someone out there does. Accidents are always occurring, but abortion shouldn't be one of them."
    • 0 +3 -3 Vera Sep. 5, 2014
      "I was raped by someone eleven years older than me I was just turning 13 my parents made me keep the child I watched the child be abused by the very people that abused me as I got older the child had been abused and held me responsible because I was his mother and I was to afraid to tell him the story of how he came to be but it took my teens,twentie, thirties forties,and my fifties because the child grew into a very sick human beings and I feel REALY bad because if abortions had been legal the pain and true loss of life would not have happened. I tried to love this child but nothing I did was good enough my parents after they damaged the child made me take him into my new marriage which the envie killed the marriage not until I told him the horrible story of how he came to be did he leave my life which is to late I'm old and alone now so if I can save another young girl I hope keeping abortion legal will,march on, thank you for your understanding life is toooooo short to have such a big choice like parenthood be made for you with out your voice being heard it causes resentment."
    • -1 0 -1 nyahgirl Mar. 8, 2015
      "What about the baby who didnt get a youth"
    • -1 +1 -2 Adrien Jan. 6, 2015
      "In Luke chapter one, verses 36 and 41, we are told that Elisabeth conceived a "son" and that the "babe" leaped in her womb. God does not say that a "fetus" leaped in her womb! He says THE BABE leaped. This is the exact same word that God uses to describe Christ in the manger AFTER He is born (Luke 2:12, 16). In God eyes, an unborn babe and a newborn babe are the same. They are both living human beings!"
  • +3 +5 -2 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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  • +3 +5 -2 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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  • +3 +13 -10 annonymous Jun. 9, 2015
    "If you don't believe in abortion, don't get one."
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  • +3 +17 -14 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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    • 0 0 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."
    • -2 0 -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!"
  • +3 +41 -38 Lola Mar. 17, 2014
    "Yes. Because say you get raped, would you really want to carry around some pervert's child? and what if you are 15? or are mentally, physically or emotionally unstable, what child would want to grow up in that kind of environment?"
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    • +2 +2 0 Seriously Though Sep. 24, 2015
      "If you are not ready then put the child up for adoption. There are families who an incapable of having children that would love to bring that child into their family."
    • +1 +7 -6 Billy Apr. 18, 2014
      "I wouldn't care if it was some perverts child its not the child's fault. I'd be rational and put him or her up for adoption have a closed adoption anything to allow that child to have a better life."
    • -1 +1 -2 Jenny Jan. 6, 2015
      "that's true but what about the people who don't get raped"
    • -1 +2 -3 Genesis Jul. 22, 2014
      "if you know your not mentally or physically stable to take care of a child you should have taken the steps necessary to prevent a pregnancy I feel its as simple as that if you got raped it going to be hard but they should keep in mind that its not the babies faults so why are they going to pay for something they had nothing to do"
  • +2 +2 0 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 +3 -1 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 +4 -2 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 +4 -2 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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  • +2 +3 -1 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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  • +2 +4 -2 Brian C. Apr. 15, 2015
    "What if a woman gets raped? Should she keep the baby or not?"
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    • 0 0 0 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 +2 -2 charles bunch Apr. 17, 2015
      "no she shouldn't have to bare the burden"
    • -2 0 -2 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."
    • -2 +3 -5 dot Apr. 20, 2015
      "still a miracle"
    • -7 +2 -9 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"
  • +2 +15 -13 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 +9 -7 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 +9 -7 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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  • +1 +1 0 Richard Pope Feb. 4, 2016
    "the baby that you killed could have been the next terrorist or killer."
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  • +1 +1 0 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 +1 0 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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  • +1 +1 0 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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  • +1 +2 -1 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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  • +1 +2 -1 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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  • +1 +2 -1 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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  • +1 +4 -3 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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  • +1 +9 -8 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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    • -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."
  • +1 +10 -9 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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    • +1 +1 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."
  • +1 +11 -10 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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  • 0 0 0 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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  • 0 0 0 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 jett Jan. 15, 2016
    "yes it should because some woman need to not have kids and some males forget protection"
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  • 0 +1 -1 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 +3 -3 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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  • 0 +3 -3 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 0 Josh Glass Jan. 15, 2016
      "Its not a pregnant woman's treatment, its the child's treatment that is the issue."
  • 0 +1 -1 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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  • 0 +1 -1 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
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  • 0 +3 -3 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."
  • 0 +2 -2 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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  • 0 +4 -4 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"
  • 0 +8 -8 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.""
  • 0 +8 -8 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 +1 0 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?"
    • +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 +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."
    • -2 0 -2 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."
    • -2 +1 -3 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."
  • -1 +1 -2 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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  • -1 +2 -3 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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  • -1 +9 -10 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?"
  • -1 +31 -32 Emily F. age 12 Nov. 21, 2014
    "Abortion is MURDER. Innocent babies killed? All you abortion mothers out there, YOU DONT CARE ABOUT YOUR CHILDREN! You want a baby? You will get a baby! Sexual harassment is one thing, but actually choosing to have sex is another thing. You can't just have sex and not expect to get pregnant."
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    • +3 +6 -3 Slavery Nov. 21, 2014
      "Forcing a woman to be pregnant against her will is slavery. Slavery is worse."
    • +1 +2 -1 Ireland. 13 years ol Jan. 13, 2015
      "I understand."
    • -1 +1 -2 Emily f age 12 Jan. 23, 2015
      "I'm sorry. I didn't realize what I was coming across as"
  • -1 +8 -9 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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  • -2 +1 -3 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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  • -2 +1 -3 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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  • -2 0 -2 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'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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  • -2 +6 -8 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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  • -2 +9 -11 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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  • -2 +19 -21 Russell Crawford May. 26, 2014
    "One of the Scientific Abortion Laws makes it clear that any choice to have sex is implied consent to abortion. Why? 70 percent of all conceptions end in natural abortion. Therefore, any choice to have sex will end in abortion 70 percent of the time.
    A natural abortion (miscarriage) is in fact not normally planned or initiated by a woman. However, the knowledge that she will abort 70 percent of her conceptions should be obvious. If she is not aware of the 70 percent figure, surely she is aware that she will abort at least 20 / 30 percent of her conceptions. So she is aware of what she is doing.
    The fact is that pro lifers believe that a zygote/embryo/fetus is a baby. So they know that they are simply creating a baby that they know will die.
    Pro lifers intentionally have sex knowing they will cause the death of a baby. However, pro choice women frequently do not believe the zygote is a baby. So when they choose to have sex, they are not making an intentional choice to kill a baby. In the case of pro lifers, they choose to have sex knowing a baby will die and in the case of pro choice women they choose to have sex not believing they are killing a baby. Which is the moral position?"
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    • +4 +4 0 MiriB. Jun. 20, 2014
      "Jamie: I believe the point being made is that having sex is conducting an act where you know the outcome will be death in most cases. In other scenarios, that would be neglect. People go to jail for that.

      Pointing out how we treat a fetus differently than a person is incredibly important. I had many many miscarrages until it was found I had a disorder. If a fetus is a person, why aren't my doctors being charged with malpractice? I can see after the first one they could say "we didn't know", but when you get to the third if it was a person heads would roll. Imagine a doctor allowing three adults to die in a row without investigating.

      We even have pregnancy crisis center workers telling women to "hope for a miscarrage." If someone hoped for an adult to die, they could be placed in a psychiatric ward."
    • -3 +1 -4 Jamie Jun. 19, 2014
      ""natural abortion" this is a horrible comparison.

      A miscarriage is not the same as an abortion. A miscarriage is by natural causes. An abortion is a willful act to terminate a living being.

      You might just as well say that murder is not murder, it's actually a natural death. This is, of course, ludicrous.

      Or, you might as well say that since we all know that everyone will die, then it should be okay to kill anyone.. .cause, hey, we're gonna die anyway.

      This is an adolescent attempt to shirk the responsibility involved in MAKING the death happen. Very, very faulty."
  • -3 0 -3 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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    • -1 0 -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."
  • -3 0 -3 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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  • -3 +2 -5 elvia May. 14, 2015
    "yes becuse it is your baby and not thairs think about your self and not others"
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  • -3 +3 -6 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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  • -3 +4 -7 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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  • -3 +4 -7 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."
  • -3 +14 -17 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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  • -3 +8 -11 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...."
  • -3 +11 -14 Russell Crawford May. 26, 2014
    "Abortion is controlled by Scientific Laws that show abortion saves life and pro life ideas lead to death. It is a scientific fact that pro lifers have a choice, they may save innocent born babies, children and adults or they may make the choice to let them die and save a fetus instead.
    There are 1.8 born people dying each second. They are dying faster than they can be saved. If pro lifers choose to save them, then they can in fact be saved. If pro lifers choose to let them die and save a fetus instead, then they die. Of course that is true for all other people as well. But there is only one group of people that claim to save life and in fact choose to let born people die in an effort to save fetuses.
    The legal concept of "murder by omission" applies here. Pro lifers have a duty to save life because they in fact claim to save life. However, instead of saving life, pro lifers choose to let one life die in an effort to save a zygote. The most enlightening part of their situation is that there is only a 30 percent chance that any zygote will become a born human. So when a pro lifer makes the choice to let a baby die to save a zygote, he fails 70 percent of the time. In that situation, babies and zygotes both die."
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  • -3 +10 -13 Someone May. 15, 2014
    "ok, so why don't you have a baby, sure. why not? and what if you're poor? oh ok. still lets have the baby. it'd be so cruel to have an abortion. why don't we put the child through the pain of most likely being placed in an orphanage, with crap education, bullying, depression, and in a lot of cases, suicide. So basically, you torture the child, with many of them not making it, or you kill them before they have experienced any of it."
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    • -2 0 -2 That Guy Mar. 4, 2015
      "I know at least two couples who are unable to have children after exhausting every option. To make a long story short.... one couple adopted and all they talk about is what a blessing it was in their lives when they chose to adopt. Also, this couple miraculously managed to have their own child a few years later. The second couple ended up adopting 2 little girls and are in the process of adopting a little boy. The point I'm trying to make is that BOTH COUPLES ARE OVERJOYED THAT THEY HAVE THE CHANCE TO ADOPT AND RAISE THESE SPECIAL CHILDREN.

      There are multiple medicines to take away much of the pain during childbirth too, so that excuse is out the window. If you can't take care of your child, give it up for adoption so that another couple can have the joy of raising him or her."
  • -3 +12 -15 bradley turiel May. 2, 2014
    "I am pro. it isn't up to politicians or others to say whether it is right or not, it is only up to the woman who is having it done. if u r against it fine don't have one"
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  • -3 +10 -13 Reasonable Person Apr. 29, 2014
    "When you get an abortion, most of the time women do it before the baby has even developed, therefore it is technically NOT murder. It is just like killing flu cells. Would you count killing cancer cells as murder? Yeah, I thought not.

    And, it is the woman's right to decide. If she doesn't want to get an abortion? Fine. If she does? Fine. Saying that it should be illegal is like saying it is illegal for someone to wear jeans. I know, crazy right? Well, that's exactly what you're telling these women who want to get an abortion, and can't."
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    • +1 +1 0 Anon Dec. 1, 2014
      "No, it is very different from killing "cells" as all people know it is typically almost completle devoloped, and is removed a few weeks before it is born."
  • -3 +3 -6 kendall Apr. 14, 2014
    "Who ever is getting the abortion could have a good reason for it which is not your business at all. What someone else does does not affect you at all so stay out of other peoples business."
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  • -3 +11 -14 Devon Apr. 13, 2014
    "It's the woman's right to decide what she does with her body. It's not selfish to have an abortion when one doesn't have the money to support the child. Better that then have them raised potentially without basic resources such as food, water, or shelter. In all honesty, people will have abortions regardless of whether or not they're legal. Legal abortions are more sterile and safe. Even if abortion is legal, it doesn't mean you have to get one anyways. This just makes it more available to those who would like to have one."
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  • -3 +10 -13 Daniel Morey Mar. 27, 2014
    "I am Pro choice because what if you are raped or molested. Its not your fault. If your not capable to raise that child you can either abort them or you can have the child and give them up for adoption. Nobody should be forced to keep the child if their not ready for it."
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  • -3 +11 -14 Mike Smith Mar. 25, 2014
    "Abortion is a very cruel thing to do and should never be done. Unless there is something wrong with the baby and it's effecting the carrier in bad ways. Termination of a baby that hasn't even been born yet is torture and disgusting. If you don't want the baby, or you can't afford it, give it up to foster care or put it up for adoption. Don't kill it."
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  • -3 +15 -18 Lilane Feb. 17, 2014
    "iam pro because I WENT THROUGH AN ABORTION and it saved my life and i feel the life of the child. very bad place and time for a baby to come into this world."
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    • 0 +1 -1 Brianna Mar. 20, 2014
      "How did having an abortion save the life of the child if you killed it before it even had a chance?"
  • -4 +1 -5 V Nov. 5, 2015
    "It's a necessary evil."
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  • -4 +3 -7 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"
  • -4 +8 -12 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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  • -4 +11 -15 Josh May. 22, 2014
    "One more thing I need to mention. In my opinion, no one should be able to take away a person's right to the freedom of choice. Everyone should have the right to choose what they want to do with themselves. If you think abortions are right, I'm fine with that, that's your choice. But I don't think it's ok for people to refuse to give people a choice in the matter. Like I said, everyone has the right to choice."
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    • 0 0 0 b Sep. 21, 2015
      "not everyone needs a choice what if they are drunk"
    • 0 0 0 Joish Jul. 23, 2014
      "@Genesis There are a few problems I have with you're statement, but I guess I should start off by saying that all of those methods that are used to prevent abortion (the exception being abstinence), are not a 100% guarantee. Also, do you have any scientific proof to back up your claims that abortion is murder, or are you just speaking from a personal or religious opinion, because I'm sure there are plenty of pro-choice people that would be glad to show you that life does not begin at conception. But in the end you'll probably just ignore and continue spotting the same stuff you always say, because that's just how "discussions" like this go isn't it."
    • 0 0 0 Josh Jun. 20, 2014
      "@Jamie the reason that abortion is different than the choices you're implying is that drinking and driving has physical consequence to outside forces, i.e. pedestrians, other drivers, and damage to property. Abortion, on the other hand, has no physical ramifications to an outside party. and before you give me the old argument of "but your killing baby's." I have actually tried to research the other side of the argument. The main problem I've run into is that there is no one definite opinion on where life begins. I've seen arguments ranging from it beginning at conception to beginning at birth, and everything in between."
    • 0 +1 -1 Jamie Jun. 19, 2014
      "Josh we already do not give people the choice to drink and drive. You agree with this lost freedom to choose, right?

      So why are you against losing the freedom to terminate an unborn child?

      Saying that you are against limiting abortions simply because it limits choice is not a good argument. You must go further to explain why this choice (to have an abortion) is different than the choice to drink and drive."
    • -1 0 -1 Genesis Jul. 22, 2014
      "Abortion is murder and we say murder is wrong and they will be punished for their crime so doctors and woman that practice abortion should go to jail and plus if they didn't want to get pregnant their are so many ways to prevent pregnancy or don't have sex at all if your not ready to be a parent its not right to take a innocent life just because they didn't take the steps necessary to prevent pregnancy. Also their are so many couples that want a baby and cant so they should have the right to adopt a baby. Its funny that you think its ok to get in abortion since you already had the chance to live then its ok. Think about this what if you got aborted you wont like it. We don't know the pain that the babies go throw when they get ripped apart by the doctors"
  • -4 +10 -14 Needs to be said! May. 22, 2014
    "It's a woman's body, no one else's. SHE and NO ONE ELSE has the right to decide what is best for her. Men and women who have never had an abortion think it's okay to decide for someone else's body. you feel like woman are being selfish but aren't you? Do you really want a poverty stricken child because your god thinks they're bad? Dictate YOUR own life, not some one else's."
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  • -4 +3 -7 Roberta de Masellis May. 19, 2014
    "I believe in the women's right to choose because women will seek abortions due to their individual reasons. Most intelligent countries allow abortion to save the woman's life, and 59 countries to preserve health, 13 countries on socioeconomic grounds and 61 without restriction except many within 1st trimester. It is not as if we were a dying breed! It is not as if everyone who gives birth is a great parent! We have to have a license to drive but anyone can reproduce. We are the only industrialized country to turn abortion into a religious and legal argument!!! Like freedom of religion, it should be a personal choice!!!!!!"
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  • -4 +13 -17 Thomas Apr. 30, 2014
    "I think abortion should be legal, up to the point of where it feels pain (26 weeks as this article states.) but could be later if something was to develop endangering the mother or the child. (If not physically, mentally.)
    I know many of the Pro-Life will stand by the adoption process, and it can work, but the mother shouldn't have to give birth for someone else to have a baby. The woman would wait months and feel intense pain for the child that she wouldn't even want. 'It's their responsibility' Pro-lifers may say, but it shouldn't be their responsibility to decide that for the mother.
    According to the Donohue-Levitt Hypothesis, the Roe V. Wade making abortion legal actually reduced crime. Being unready or unprepared for bringing a child into this world, could not only hurt the mother's career in life, it could ruin their children's lives. After aborting, a mother, when ready, could begin to start a family. The lives of these potential children are more likely to be better than the one that could have been.
    Truth is, you should decide what is right or wrong. If you think abortion is wrong, don't do it. If your pro-choice and can't handle the responsibility? Make the call."
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  • -4 +4 -8 Anonymous Apr. 24, 2014
    "What if you were poor, shunned by your family, sick, alone, and assaulted? People should have a choice but I believe an abortion should happen WAAYYYY before the baby is even close to being able to feel and think. Nobody should be born unloved."
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  • -4 +9 -13 Nick Apr. 6, 2014
    "Yes, because control of your body is a basic human right. If we cannot have laws that respect and protect human rights, then there is no point to having them at all."
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    • -3 +2 -5 Laura-Anne Apr. 15, 2014
      "The right to live is a basic right also, why is that not important to you. I bet it would be if it was YOUR life in question!"
  • -4 +8 -12 Zachary Fry Apr. 3, 2014
    "Abortion should be legal because even though people may abuse the privilege, but if someone cant afford a baby, or if they get raped, why should we force them to have it."
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  • -4 +16 -20 Krystal Rodriguez Mar. 7, 2014
    "I am pro because everyone should have the right to decide what they want in their and body and what they don't. If a person wants an abortion it should be their decision not anybody else's. If you can't care for a child or aren't fit enough to be a parent abortion should really be an option."
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    • -1 +1 -2 Genesis Jul. 22, 2014
      "its not only their body when they are pregnant they have another human begin in there that they have to think about if they didn't want the baby they shouldn't be having sex or prevent from getting pregnant because its easy to say im not ready for a baby but maybe if you didn't have sex then that wouldn't be the problem but no you rather get in abortion because they didn't do what they had to do to not get pregnant so they say im going to take the life of a innocent and beautiful baby"
    • -3 +1 -4 Brianna Mar. 20, 2014
      "If you wanted to decide what was in your body, then why would you have sex/ get pregnant in the first place?"
  • -4 +11 -15 Canaan Mar. 5, 2014
    "you have cnotrol of your body and whats inside it, if the baby cant feel and hasnt developed yet then who cares"
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    • 0 +1 -1 James C. Feb. 23, 2015
      "That is why we need to step in and protect it. Matter of fact if you were raped you should understand how it feels to be forced to do something. You shouldn't want to force death on your child."
    • -1 +1 -2 Brianna Mar. 20, 2014
      "20 weeks after contraception, the baby can feel. that is a set fact"
  • -4 +17 -21 Alexa Feb. 27, 2014
    "Let's say there's a bus crash. Many people are hurt. You made it out unscathed, and you're at the hospital after the accident. The hospital is running out of blood for transfusions. People are hurt and in need of blood, and you are healthy enough to be a donor. But you are not obligated to give up your blood to someone.

    Your sister is very sick and needs a liver transplant. You are a perfect match, and a piece of your liver could help her get better. You are still not obligated to donate your liver and undertake all of those surgical risks.

    You have a tiny child. It's only a few weeks past conception so it in order to survive it needs to live in your body, use up your nutrients and energy, and runs a significant risk of causing you serious or even fatal complications. Even if it's a true person and your child, you are not obligated to give up your body for it.

    No one should be forced to risk their life for the sake of another. They can make that choice if they wish to, but they shouldn't be forced towards either choice. Pregnancy takes a huge physical, emotional, and financial toll on a mother, even in the best of circumstances. People have a right to authority over their bodies and their health."
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    • +4 +6 -2 Krystal R. Mar. 7, 2014
      "I very much agree with your post. I really like and understand your post!"
    • 0 0 0 Bob Nov. 2, 2015
      "That is an inaccurate comparison. Lets say your a Siamese twin, and there is a person attached to you. It is not your fault he is there, and he is a great inconvenience. You could murder him, or suffer for the sake of life."
  • -5 +4 -9 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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  • -5 +1 -6 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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  • -5 +2 -7 R2D2 Aug. 1, 2014
    "Abortion should be legal in some cases. It should not be legal in others.
    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.
    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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  • -5 +7 -12 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 +11 -16 Lee May. 21, 2014
    "I am pro because the rights of those who are already born come first. No one should be forced to give up time from work, income, comfort, health, and safety for someone they didn't even want to bring into the world. The fetus is non-sentient, it lives within another person for 9 months, and no one has the right to use another person's body without their permission.

    Pro-lifers want to give a fetus more rights than anyone else by allowing it to reside inside someone who does not give consent.

    Making abortion illegal also does not stop abortions. It makes abortions less safe and risks the lives of thousands of people.

    Abortion must be legal and remain legal regardless of the reason in which the pregnant person wants the abortion. You can not judge someone you do not know on their circumstances and if they want an abortion then they should have that right. If they want to go through with the pregnancy then that's their choice too and both should be fully supported."
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    • +1 +1 0 Calvin Vandegrift Mar. 31, 2015
      "I have a question: Is it ok for the parents of a five year old to kick their child out of the house? Its their house right? Actually you would go to jail for this, but for some reason a pregnant woman can choose to abandon her child if she wants to. The really crazy thing is that the child didn't ask to be there. Are we insane for ganging up on a child that is totally defenseless? If you're responsible enough to have sex, then you should be responsible enough to have a child."
  • -5 +9 -14 Josh May. 19, 2014
    "I personally think abortion should be legal. But here's something for the pro-life people should think about. You say that people could always send kids they don't want to adoption centers, right? But I have seen plenty of cases were adoption centers have stopped taking more children because could barely handle the ones they have, and sure that will happen more if abortion and contraceptives are outlawed. Think about that."
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  • -5 +5 -10 jim May. 19, 2014
    "We are over populated and drowning in our own waste now"
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    • 0 0 0 luke Nov. 5, 2015
      "so your solution is abortion ? like that's going to help."
  • -5 +2 -7 Anonymous May. 3, 2014
    "i was looking through the pros and cons and i saw in the cons something about there shouldn't be discrimination towrd babies that will have deformities
    i really have one commment on that and its
    did you know that in the past there are people who have filed wrongful life court cases against their parents becasue their deformities are so bad
    there are parents who chose to have a child despite the fact that they knew they would have awful deformities and those children when they turned into adults sued their parents becuase the had to live with awful deformities
    i'm not really sure why i commented this but its whatever"
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  • -5 +3 -8 ... Apr. 24, 2014
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    • 0 0 0 Anon Jan. 4, 2016
      "That is not what "..." is saying. She's saying that if you want to ban abortion, you should provide the tools necessary to make sure the baby grows up in a safe and happy environment. The most common reasons people abort are because of health problems (health care) homelessness (housing), and not having enough money for food. (food and well fare)"
    • 0 0 0 Brooklyn Sep. 21, 2015
      "Because if someone believes something is wrong they don't wanna have to pay for it.Say you believe that abortion is wrong"which you obviously dont" would you wanna help pay for it"
  • -5 +3 -8 15 Apr. 9, 2014
    "Before beginning, abortion is not the murder of a child/baby/human being/living being. By definition, humans are not living until birth. The fetus is reliant on the mothers body. While it may develop it's own limbs and organs later, it is still sharing nutrients and oxygen through the mothers blood until birth. Abortion is a choice, and if you don't like/support them, then don't have an abortion. It is unjust to take away the right of another living, breathing human because of personal beliefs. The argument that only 1% of women get abortions because of rape is unreliable to an extent, considering not all rapes are reported or are reported past the statute of limitations. A woman being to young to give birth can lead to early delivery and serious birth defects. Financial stability can change the outcome of a child's life. A woman should not have to give up her life for a life that hasn't yet started. There is no sense in stipulating the future of a fetus when the future of a living human has a more predictable outcome."
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    • 0 0 0 Ano Nov. 18, 2014
      "So when the child moves it is not alive..... Then again adoption is ALWAYS and option"
  • -5 +8 -13 Canidae Mar. 17, 2014
    "Women have the right to decide whether they want to carry something in their body. The majority of abortions are had by women who were using contraception regularly when they got pregnant. Abortion is so expensive it will obviously never be used as contraception. The sources, authorities and organizations that claim fetuses cannot feel pain and that abortion does not lead to breast cancer are more legitimate and likely to be correct than those on the other side. Abortion is safer than childbirth. We have FAR more people up for adoption than will ever be adopted. An aborted child could become a doctor or a serial killer. Forcing them t o be born and raised in poverty SEVERELY decreases the likelihood them or their siblings or parents will ever become productive scientists or be able to even afford an education, etc. Population growth is a real problem, not some conspiracy. When having sex, consent can end and it can become rape. Consent can be revoked. Getting in a car to go to work admits that a car accident is possible, but does not mean that you consent to being in an accident. Eating cookie dough is not consent to salmonella. Sex is not consent to pregnancy, even when it is a possibility. Abortion needs to be an option."
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    • 0 0 0 Calvin Vandegrift Mar. 31, 2015
      "Actually, sex is consent to pregnancy. Anyone having sex knows that reproduction occurs as part of nature. Every living thing on this planet reproduces. If you're responsible enough for sex, you should be responsible enough for a child. Otherwise don't have sex."
  • -5 +10 -15 Melanie Morrison Mar. 6, 2014
    "People say that abortion spares the life of a child, well have you ever thought about that child's well-being after they are born? The struggles they might go through having to be raised by a parent that isn't ready for a child, or having to go through foster care. Before 5 weeks, a fetus isn't even aware that it exists. If the fetus is aborted prior to that point in time, it can't hurt the fetus because it doesn't even know it's alive."
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  • -5 +12 -17 Ellis Blake Mar. 3, 2014
    "What right does anyone to tell another how to use their body? Lots of people I've debated say, "It's killing a baby." So? What's it to you? Generally, most people won't know a person who's had an abortion, or they do, and they just keep it a secret. What stake does anyone have on whether or not some fetus lives or not? The life isn't even that special. For one, it hasn't been born yet. It doesn't have any experiences. It's alive, but only at the most basic level. Killing a born baby would be wrong, since they are alive, and have the capacity for emotions. But a fetus? A fetus can't tell it's alive, it's still developing! I've also been told that all life is sacred. I'm sorry to say not in this world. We have about 7 billion people on earth, why is this unborn babies life worth to you? What stake do you have? If it's legalized, and you're Pro-Life, then you don't have to have one. Keep your baby. Don't push it on others. To make one last point, how enjoyable would the life of a baby whose mother didn't want him be? Do you think the mother would raise it well? Give it everything it needs? Maybe there are some that would, but countless babies would be neglected, and our foster system is not on the lookout for more babies."
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    • -2 0 -2 Danielle Apr. 2, 2014
      "On a airplane flight between Kansas city and Miami, Julie Killen went into labor and gave birth to a child. When she arrived at the airport, she dumped the baby into a garbage can.
      Two days later the dead child was found. Julie was charged with murder and pleaded guilty.
      If she had had an abortion one week before she gave birth, she wouldn't be in trouble with the law. The abortion would have been legal.

      A man named Dr. Nathanson took a video of a woman having an abortion (The silent scream), which shows the preborn baby in the womb, thrashing about, trying to avoid the suction device which is tearing off its head. Viewers saw the child opening its mouth, trying to scream. They saw the baby dismembered, its head crushed, as it was sucked out of the womb.

      Babies in the womb can feel pain. They develop their full nerve system by the time they are 12 weeks old.
      At 8 weeks old, the baby is FULLY developed. He has a heartbeat, organs, limbs, and his own singular fingerprints!
      He can frown, grimace, pee, and even suck his thumb. It is a FACT that he is NOT just a bunch of cells, but a living, breathing, moving HUMAN BEING!
      And termination (abortion) of this baby, is in actual fact, MURDER!"
  • -5 +14 -19 Savnnah Feb. 28, 2014
    "Allowing abortion directly contradicts the Founding Fathers' intentions for an unalienable right to life in the United States. The Declaration of Independence [51] states that "[A]ll men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

    The founding fathers said all MEN are created equal... etc... etc..."
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    • -1 0 -1 Star May. 24, 2014
      "Exactly. They said "unalienable Rights, that among these are LIFE...""
  • -5 +8 -13 Chris Feb. 28, 2014
    "I'm actually very curious about the point for "Abortion as an effective method of population control". In a world where our resource pool is slowly deteriorating, and our population is slowly rising, this is a valid concern.

    But on topic. Does anyone have any sources for studies regarding trends of population density in areas that frequently practice abortion as opposed to those that don't?"
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  • -5 +7 -12 Chris Feb. 28, 2014
    "There are two kinds of sex: consensual and nonconsensual.

    Consensual sex in any way should have informed participants that are prepared to face any consequences inherent with intercourse. There are several methods of prevention, many of them possible in the actual process of sex without any surgical or medical intervention, so in my eyes there's no real excuse for wanting to do it but also retaining the right to abort because "we didn't want a child".

    Nonconcensual sex is a different beast entirely, and personally, I don't feel that any woman should have to legally subject her body and mind to 8+ months of drastic change based on someone else's opinion regarding the value of human life, when this condition wasn't even something she agreed to.

    Insisting that a raped woman has to keep the child for the child's sake is keeping her helpless in a situation that she was helpless in to begin with. They're both beings, and thus they both have rights, but the mother is the one immediately dealing with the consequences of their situation, and so I still firmly believe it's her choice on whether or not to abort."
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  • -5 +8 -13 Amelia Strickland Feb. 10, 2014
    "It's a basic human right! Women deserve the right to choose. Taking away a women's right to abortion is anti-feminist. Take it from this standpoint, (this is directed towards men) if you had to hobble around with a giant bulge, that could affect you physically and mentally, then you should be able to make the choice to abort the child. If the women is not capable of taking care of the child she has all the right to abort the child. Please, take a moment to understand that women who are forced to give birth to children they aren't able to take care of are forced to suffer, and sacrifice their career, health (mentally and physically,) as well as her life goals."
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    • 0 +1 -1 David H Feb. 14, 2014
      "So you'd kill an unborn child to to avoid the "inconvenience" of being pregnant? Adoption is an option. Some women like you play up pregnancy as this horrible physically damaging event. But it's not. Its funny of you ask a woman who got pregnant intentionally she'll tell you it's the most beautiful experience in her life. Yes its your body BUT nine months of a healthy pregnant is definitely Not a viable excuse to kill the unborn baby for its 9 month temporary stay. Saying "its my body and my choice" would be like saying killing someone with your bare hand s and because you chose to do it, it makes it OK. Last the baby is in your uterus because you chose to have sex. You could have 100% prevented it."
  • -6 +4 -10 Alex Johnson May. 22, 2014
    "The ending of a human life is different than the ending of an animals life due only to humanities sentience. We hunt things like deer, rabbits, and buffalo because they are not sentient. An unborn fetus is not sentient. It cannot learn. It cannot be subjective. In fact a human is not sentient until around the age of 2. However post-birth abortion is murder. There should be no question of this."
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  • -6 +7 -13 UltraGirl Apr. 13, 2014
    "I think abortion should be allowed ONLY in certain situations, like, for example, if the mother was raped."
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  • -6 +6 -12 Jkind Apr. 7, 2014
    "People are saying that this should be illegal because murder is a sin in the bible. Then they went to say that murdering a child is the worst murder imaginable. If you are going to use the bible to defend yourself, then you need to read more than what you want to hear because it says that all sin is equal. Therefore, if you lie to a person then you may as well be murdering them because it is equal in the eyes of god."
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    • 0 0 0 Ano Nov. 18, 2014
      "The purpose of the religion is to follow morals, than again your right all sin is equal, but it is the means of preventing it to make you a better person."
  • -6 +25 -31 Adam Mar. 31, 2014
    "What is the meaning of life and why is it important?
    Answer: NO ONE KNOWS

    This is a question we all ask and we come up with possible answers unique from person to person. For some, various religions around the world make the most sense. For others, the scientific method is all they need. The fact is, anything is possible and no one group is 100% correct. There's always the possibility of a god just outside the reach of science, and there's also the possibility there isn't. Also, who's to say what came before and what comes after life won't be better? We just don't know.

    A huge problem arises when people believe their view is the truth, and don't accept the possibility for anything else. Placing restrictions on abortion is a huge example of this.

    I believe that each one of us should decide for themselves what is important to them and their lives, since no one knows the answer to the first question. This is why I'm pro choice."
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    • +2 +2 0 Christy May. 7, 2014
      "I can say I am not sure on the topic either, but I am grateful I have the right to decide for myself since it is my body. I appreciate what you said about people believing their own truth is the only truth for everyone. And I agree that way of thinking is dangerous, because it presumes that one person is not only capable of making a decision for another but presumes to enforce their will on someone to whom they have no ties or genuine interest, honestly. There would be no controversy if the answer were clearly clear every time for everyone. It's really refreshing to hear someone say that no-one knows. Everyone claims to know and not only are sure of their view, but sometimes really nasty in putting it out there. Thanks for an actual thoughtful opinion , Adam."
    • 0 0 0 Adam Apr. 2, 2014
      "I'm interested more in replies than votes. I want to hear opinions."
  • -6 +21 -27 emmi Mar. 13, 2014
    "You have the right to do what you want with your body."
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  • -6 +14 -20 Tati B. Mar. 7, 2014
    "A woman has the right to do whatever to her body. So no one should deny her the right to do what she thinks is best."
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    • -1 +1 -2 Brianna Mar. 20, 2014
      "Sure its your body, and you are correct saying that you should control what you do with it, but the body inside of your body is not your body. Since when did you have two heads? How about 2 sets of arms and legs?? Just saying you shouldn't be able to kill a body that's not yours..."
  • -6 +5 -11 Fatoumata Feb. 24, 2014
    "I believe in abortion not for personal reasons because i would never do that but because i don't think it would be right to take away a woman's right if she wanted to have a baby or not"
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  • -6 +5 -11 Melixa Botello Feb. 24, 2014
    "Abortion should be legal because all women have a right to do what they want with their body. Most people think its a sin to get an abortion, but its not. But not everybody can care for a child, there is the option of adoption, but who would want to do that? The child will grow up and wonder "why did my parent(s) put me up for adoption? Did they not love me?" Abortion should be a legal option, for all women."
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  • -6 +6 -12 Realist Feb. 20, 2014
    "We'll all you negative people aren't even considering std if either the mother or the father has an std the baby is most likely to die within the first year anyway. Abortion is a way to go out without forcing your baby to suffer."
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    • 0 0 0 Brianna Mar. 20, 2014
      ""Most likely" is better than "definitely." when you have an abortion, the baby has zero chance of living. If you have an STD the baby still has a pretty good chance of living."
  • -6 +6 -12 Kat Feb. 19, 2014
    "In cases where the mother is in danger i.e. pregnancy in the fallopian tubes or otherwise harmful pregnancy scenarios, abortion may be necessary to ensure the safety of the mother."
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  • -6 +7 -13 michelle Feb. 17, 2014
    "I am pro because in some sitiuations a women should be aloud to abort.People would rather abort then see their child suffer.Many women are single-mother and they dont have the economy."
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  • -6 +8 -14 Futureman Feb. 17, 2014
    "We should never allow the Government to infringe on the personal choices of Americans in their private lives. This is a "religious debate" about when human life begins. Why should a minority religious belief be forced on all Americans. No one wants to kill human babies for any reason but a religious minority want to force their religious based beliefs on everyone else. What will come next? If we allow this to become such a burden on our freedom to choose our own religious beliefs then it might not be long before we start passing laws that impose any one religions beliefs on the majority of Americans. That is not religious freedom or separation of Church and State as guarenteed by our Constitution."
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  • -6 +6 -12 keiara Feb. 12, 2014
    "abortion should be legal because it up to the woman to make that choice"
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  • -7 +5 -12 Seth Apr. 18, 2014
    "The thousands of farm animals slaughtered daily in the United States are all intellectually and mentally superior to a human fetus and, with that, a human infant. Seeing as the majority of Americans have deemed the slaughter of such animals to be acceptable, the only course of action which is morally and logically consistent is one which, at the least, allows for abortion."
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    • +1 +1 0 Ano Nov. 18, 2014
      "First, we don't slaughter animals, we give them a good life then kill them for food. A human fetus, as life begins at conception. A child is visably alive once they are born, so is it any different when the child is in the womb?"
  • -7 +8 -15 its not your body Mar. 19, 2014
    "the government should NOT control the woman's body. would you want someone else telling you what you can and can't do with your body? i wouldn't. there needs to be a choice for her. I'm not saying she has to have an abortion... adoption is perfectly fine, but the woman shouldn't be forced to go through the 9 months carrying the baby and then childbirth. what if she is poor, young, single, in school, sick, not ready or able to care for the child? or what if the baby is sick? I've noticed that the con people think about the baby more then the women. um she's the one in control. she's the one carrying the baby. she's the one actually alive and living. us pro people aren't against babies, we're for women rights. who isn't? obviously people who think its okay to force women to do something they don't want to do. AND IF ABORTION IS ILLEGAL, THEY WOULD HAVE TO HAPPEN UNPROFESSIONALLY AND UNSAFELY. THAT IS NOT OKAY. ABORTION NEEDS TO STAY LEGAL. like duh."
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  • -7 +12 -19 Sitara Singley Mar. 15, 2014
    "Life begins at birth. it is my body, my right, and my choice. i don't have to defend myself, you don't have to like it, but I'll be damned if you will take my rights away. I know what is best for me, and there is nothing wrong with that. #pissedoffliberalpatriot"
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    • 0 0 0 James C. Feb. 23, 2015
      "That baby cannot be angry at you for taking its right away. Like a guppy can't defend itself from a piranha . Actually, the guppy at least can run."
  • -12 +3 -15 E Oct. 17, 2014
    "There are absolutely no pros to abortion!!! It's killing a baby!!!!!"
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    • -1 0 -1 ... Jan. 28, 2016
      "Ha ha isn't it funny that you probably don't have any information on this topic"
  • -12 +1 -13 Lyla May. 6, 2014
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  • +35 +71 -36 Sharla Sep. 27, 2014
    "If you don't know the ugly reality of abortion, read Abby Johnson's book Unplanned. She's the former director of an abortion clinic who left her job after assisting with an ultrasound-guided abortion. Read up on Margaret Sanger, eugenicist and founder of Planned Parenthood, or Dr. Bernard Nathanson, former abortionist turned defender of women and the unborn. Talk to thousands of mothers (and fathers) from Silent No More who regret their abortions. Find testimonies of those who survived abortion - Melissa Ohden, Gianna Jessen - and those who were conceived in rape - Rebecca Kiessling. Educate yourself on fetal development and the negative effects of abortion on a woman's body. Women deserve so much better than the violence of abortion. If you're facing an unexpected pregnancy, you can do it! There's help out there. Love and hope beat fear and darkness every day of the week."
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    • +1 +1 0 sam Sep. 3, 2015
      "Neither a million regretted abortions nor the harm done to women's bodies is worth the abuse/neglect suffered by one unwanted child forced into existence by people who are simply not involved. It is easy to spot the people who were never abused or neglected as a child. They are the ones that are opposed to abortion."
    • +1 +1 0 Calvin Vandegrift Mar. 30, 2015
      "Russell Crawford said that the Nazis were pro-life. This is not true actually. The Nazis were pro-life in the sense that they did not want healthy Aryan women to get abortions. The reason for this was that abortion decreased the population of healthy Aryan children. On the other hand they were totally pro-abortion when it came to non Aryan women. The Nazis believed that a woman's body belonged to the state and that the state would decide what to do with it. The only time an Aryan woman could get an abortion was when she was considered to be unhealthy. The Nazis widely used abortion as a form of population control in non Aryan nations."
    • 0 +1 -1 James C. Feb. 23, 2015
      "Adolph Hitler missed the point. Why would you kill someone to stop someone from killing another. Not pro-health, just a little confused. Sorry, I said a little."
    • 0 +3 -3 Russell Crawford Feb. 15, 2015
      "Your main focus seems to be guilt by association, so lets see how that works. Adolph Hitler was the strongest of all pro life advocates. He passed laws making abortion a capital offense and killed both abortion doctors and women that practiced abortion. In addition the Nazis were strongly conservative Christians. The opposed nearly everything the current evangelical Christian movement opposes. They believed that the Church as State should work together to stamp out the evil excesses of liberal society.

      Now how does that fit in with your guilt by association argument?"
  • +31 +68 -37 Jaime N. Oct. 6, 2014
    "Killing an innocent, unborn child is cruel. I think if you aren't ready to have children, you shouldn't be doing things that provide them."
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    • +2 +2 0 Noneyo Oct. 31, 2015
      "I have point something out... if someone pointed to you and said "I legally obligate you to undergo an invasive 9 month medical procedure during which you can't take any meds you might be taking in order to save my life" you would (regardless of whether you decided to save their life) note that you are not legally obligated to go through something like that to save them. Nor would you accept the argument "Have you ever had sex without getting pregnant? Because if the answer is yes then you have to!".

      This argument stands on its own regardless of when you think life begins, which I can understand wanting to err on the side of caution with (i.e. when a egg and a sperm, zygote, blastula, embryo and later fetus is a human)"
    • 0 0 0 Titus Jan. 15, 2016
      "Well, what if they are a victim of rape, as mentioned in the comments above in the pro side?"
    • 0 +1 -1 journey Oct. 8, 2015
      "what if you didnt choose to"
    • -1 +1 -2 sam Sep. 15, 2015
      "'Create them' would be a better choice of words. But there are two massive problems with your statement. First, 'unborn child' is an oxymoron - a contradiction in terms. If it is not born it is not a child. If we were in a sufficiently enlightened society to actual encourage women who find themselves pregnant, but don't want to be to abort early enough, the fetus would not even be able to feel pain. Hence no cruelty at all. But the second, much bigger problem is is what happens to the child that is eventually born to a women who either cannot or will not care for it. You say you are opposed to cruelty. There is nothing that comes close to the cruelty of child abuse or neglect. An abused child grows up thinking that he or she is worthless and then spends the rest of his or hr life making choices to prove that is so."
  • +26 +64 -38 Daughter of God Mar. 20, 2014
    "Science has shown the fetus to be a living person. The killing of a fetus is murder.

    A woman can prevent her pregnancy. It would be her fault if she got pregnant and did not want to be pregnant, except if she got raped. But still, the murder of a fetus is much worse than rape.

    God has a plan for every single person, unborn and born.
    "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart." -Jeremiah 1:5

    "If more people did what was right instead of what they wanted to do, the world would be a better place."

    This killing has to stop."
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    • +4 +4 0 Anonymous May. 26, 2015
      "1. The fetus is not necessarily a living person. See above^^
      2. What is a woman's birth control fails? Should she have to pay the price by surrendering her body for 9 months because some technology did not work?
      3. Who are you to decide if the murder of a fetus is worse than rape? You cannot make that decision for the whole of the female population, or the world population for that matter.
      4. Not everyone believes in God. Bringing religion into the argument makes it weak and irrelevant because NOT EVERYONE BELIEVES IN GOD. You cannot use your religion to restrict other peoples' rights. And just because a majority of the human population might believe in God, the option of making abortion illegal/legal affects everyone, whether or not they believe in God.
      5. Honestly, the whole idea of what is right and what is wrong is SO AMBIGUOUS. No one person can decide what is right and what is wrong. What may be wrong to YOU may be acceptable to someone ELSE (for example, abortion)."
    • +4 +5 -1 Russell Crawford Feb. 15, 2015
      "Your idea that the fetus is a living person is easily disproved. Because of speciation, the DNA of the zygote has hundreds of thousands of errors. So the DNA that you assume is human cannot be proved to be human. The idea that when DNA of the mother and father fuse a new human life is created has been disproved.
      The pro life movement has a political agenda that requires it to lie and be deceitful. And you are a victim of those lies."
    • +1 +1 0 Daemoniq Nov. 4, 2015
      "Ok, I agree with Anonymous in some points, but there are still infertile couples who would love to have that undeveloped child that is getting aborted. I know it is not a person's responsibility to care for others (in fact, human nature in its true form is the opposite), so I understand where you are coming from.
      The only other qualm I have is with women who have abortions after their 24th week. That is the closest thing to an actual murder and will, most likely, be traumatic. The child will also suffer a great amount because this is when they have the ability to feel pain, but that is not the issue because, if it were, I'd be able to behead my one year old if I ever felt that she was making my life difficult. What says the we will not change the law so that parents can kill their already 5 month old child?
      But who is to say what is ethical? Who says that child abuse and animal abuse is ethically bad? All we have are rules to abide by that prohibit the behavior. If those rules never existed, we all would not hesitate to kill one another if the need be."
    • 0 0 0 Epiphany Feb. 8, 2016
      "Im sorry, have you been raped? Do you want to be reminded that everyday your child has a father who raped you? Most likely that child would be abused and hated by the mother, and the father, where is he? In jail or out raping other women. Your arguement is invalid"
    • 0 0 0 Son of an Aetheist Feb. 3, 2016
      "Birth control isn't 100% effective, some pregnancies cannot be planned. Please do not put the blame of an unplanned pregnancy solely on the woman. Also, please don't quote the bible in defense of your claim. Use actual reasoning, not a book written 2000 years ago."
    • 0 0 0 Lindsay Jan. 12, 2016
      "I am glad that you know that you are a daughter of God and always will be. I am 14 and already an aunt. I love my three nephews, and my niece. If they never were born, I would not have the pleasure of getting to know them and seeing them learn and grow. I am child number eight out of ten in my family, and my mom has had three miss carriages. I cant wait to meet them in the after life. I am a Mormon and also a daughter of God. Abortion is wrong, and like you said it is no better than murder."
    • -2 +1 -3 That Guy Mar. 4, 2015
      "Well said"
    • -2 +2 -4 Temper Jan. 23, 2015
      "You are SO smart."
  • +15 +28 -13 a living person Nov. 5, 2014
    "so would you wish you where not born killed in the womb so that you would never be born. It is a person there is no second life there is only one life when you die you die. it is killing a person murder by their own parents and a doctor whos job is to kill babies for a living. One thing i know, it is better to be alive and make my own choices in life to make it better in the future not just for me but everyone else. They babies could be the next president the next doctor to find the cure for cancer the next Einstein but we will never know because they where never given a chance to become more than the child you never had a living breathing person. Every person has a purpose and now we have less people doing what they need to do in life so yes chose life. Simile your parents chose to give you life. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH IT?"
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    • +3 +5 -2 What? Nov. 5, 2014
      "There are a few logic flaws here:
      1) You are confusing past actions with a forced future. You could just as easily say "so would you wish your mom was raped so you could be born?" If your parents never had sex, you wouldn't exist. Would you really want your parents to be forced to copulate just so you could exist? And no pregnancy is guaranteed anyway. Your mom could have gotten 5th disease and miscarried.

      I can tell you right now, I would NEVER wish my life over another. If my mom did not want me in her womb, I would not want to be there. If a blood donor does not want to donate blood to me, I don't want it. If I die without another's sacrifice, that is their right.
      2) You are also for some reason assuming every baby will be a super star? People grow up to be murders too. I don't know why you think those who never existed will be so much better than those who do exist. This seems like really wishful thinking.

      Society would be better served making sure the people we do have live to their full potential, thus becoming the Einstein you are hoping for. Forcing people to copulate and bear children does not achieve that goal."
  • +13 +39 -26 HEAVEN Sep. 11, 2014
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    • +8 +9 -1 Anonymous May. 26, 2015
      "1. Just because someone has intercourse does not automatically mean they are capable of raising a child.
      2. What if the person is raped?
      3. What if the birth control fails?
      4. Just because someone consents to sex does not mean they consent to raising a child. Similarly, just because one consents to a date does not mean they consent to marriage. The situations are similar: the former eventually causes the latter. Just because step 1 has taken place does not mean step 2 has to."
    • 0 0 0 kaiyliana Feb. 3, 2016
      "exactly unless you got raped but you still dont have to kill it just have it and give it up for adoption."
    • -1 +1 -2 Jose Garcia May. 26, 2015
      "Best thing I have seen so far, nice."
  • +11 +29 -18 Billy no lie Apr. 18, 2014
    "If you want to act like an adult do adult things then be prepared to face the reality of things. Every living thing has a soul. And why do we call animals such as elephants who are pregnant a baby elephant. but a person calls a child a fetus not a baby?"
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    • +1 +1 0 V Nov. 5, 2015
      "Because they're animals???"
  • +10 +24 -14 Jaime N Oct. 6, 2014
    "It's not fair to the child who had no say so in any of the matter to be murdered just because their parents chose to be irresponsible."
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    • 0 +1 -1 Pro-chioce=murder Nov. 6, 2015
      "Sam you are kidding me right? So apparently God would put a baby in someone's womb just so it could be torn apart piece by piece as a fetus? Tell me sam does God enjoy watching his creation being torn apart in front of his eyes? An innocent child shouldn't die because of someone else's mistake. God loves everyone no matter what they look like, how they were conceived, or if they have a disability. Abortion because of abnormalities in a fetus isn't discrimination against the disabled but persecution, it's murder. And to all those who say the fetus isn't human yet or alive until it's born; I challenge you to punch a pregnant woman in the stomach. If it results in a miscarriage what would you be charged for in court? Infanticide because it was a living thing with a beating heart. But according to you guys it's not human until birth <-- see how that argument holds up in court. Pro-Choice=Pro-Infanticide if you disagree you need to educate yourself. And if you can't raise the child there are plenty of couples willing to adopt. abortion only deprives them of a chance to have a child they would care for. And Pro-choice is a bad way of saying abortion should be legal because only the mother (not) to be gets to choose not the baby."
    • -1 0 -1 sam Sep. 22, 2015
      "I believe you are viewing God's powers (not to mention His mercy) as a little less than they are. It seems to me that if God wants little Mary to be born, she will be. If I were Mary and the first attempt at creating me was going to end up putting me with a woman who did not want me and could not care for me, I would want to be aborted so that I could go to a better home. This notion that some wayward woman could thwart God's plans by aborting her pregnancy is astonishing."
  • +10 +27 -17 liv Apr. 21, 2014
    "u r killing a human being what if ur parents killed u"
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    • +3 +3 0 24 Mar. 24, 2015

      I do agree with you that Liv's grammar was terrible. Yet, you might want to check the grammar of your own sentence. Your second sentence ought to have a comma after 'mine' because, "Frankly, it doesn't help an argument" is its own separate independent clause. I am not claiming that my own paragraph is grammatically perfect, I'm simply pointing out that you can't act like an idiot on a high horse."
    • +3 +5 -2 Ace Feb. 12, 2015
      "If my parents had killed me, I wouldn't be here to care about it. How is a fetus human?

      Also, Liv, PLEASE use correct spelling, it's a pet peeve of mine and frankly, it doesn't help an argument."
    • +3 +7 -4 Emily f age 12 Jan. 23, 2015
      "Are you kidding?! The babies don't even remember when they were in the womb! NOBODY does! They can't even cry!"
    • +1 +2 -1 Kayla Mar. 16, 2015
    • -2 +1 -3 James C. Feb. 23, 2015
      "They are still human. They are still US citizens. That's unless they change species in the womb. Homo sapiens remember.
      When a fellow citizen cannot express and protect its rights, the government and the people around it should stand up to protect that person. Don't be a hypocrite and protect your own rights and not even protect your own child's rights."
  • +7 +19 -12 SK Jul. 22, 2014
    "This topic relates so much with emotion. I would say NO even though it is true that some people have a hard time to have a baby in a worst situation. While one was unconscious, the baby was killed. The baby that would have called you "Mom". If abortion was legal, how many unborn children were killed. The unborn baby's life should be decided whether they want to live or die, not by the mother. Please don't mind with my broken English."
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  • +7 +21 -14 Aidan -- Alias Apr. 21, 2014
    "Abortion is selfish.
    No civilized society permits the killing of other people."
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    • 0 +3 -3 Ace of Epic May. 5, 2015
      "Pregnancy can also be deemed selfish."
    • -1 +1 -2 Bolouye Apr. 25, 2015
      "It would seem there are no civilized societies yet!"
  • +6 +11 -5 Andrew May. 19, 2014
    "With few exceptions, I think that abortion should not be legal. Rape would be one of them, and if it puts the mothers life in danger. But other than that, you really choose if that human being comes into your life. Once you make that choice, it really is not your life you are taking anymore."
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    • +2 +2 0 Anonymous May. 26, 2015
      "When you say rape is the exception or when the mother's life is in danger, you are abandoning the FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE of your argument. Because a fetus who is made from either consensual sex or rape are no biologically different. If one is alive, so is the other. If one is a blessing and must be protected, so is the other. When you say "___ is the exception" you betray this: it isn't about the life. It isn't about the potential human living inside a womb, because if it was, you would not care HOW it got there, you would only care about the fact that there is something there that needs protection. When you say "rape is the exception", you are treating the pregnancy as a punishment. You are punishing someone who dared to have consensual sex because they "asked" for something like this to happen. The pregnancy is a consequence of someone who dared to have consensual sex without the goal of procreation."
    • 0 0 0 James C Feb. 12, 2015
      "Because it is illegal doesn't mean the charges should be brought up against the one having the abortion"
  • +6 +15 -9 Richard May. 19, 2014
    "If it is such a right, then let the individual pay for it themself. That way they burden the murder individually, not all those who are paying taxes to support it."
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    • +2 +2 0 Pam Mar. 27, 2015
      "You do have to pay for an abortion. No ones tax money pays for it."
    • -1 0 -1 Love your mom Feb. 13, 2015
      "JC: That is one of the cruelest things to say! Why are you asking people to consider forcing their own mother to do something against her will like that! OMG. How rotten. I suppose people do try to pay donors for kidneys when they are dying, but they are asking people to voluntarily trade the kidney for money, not force them down and take it! Wow. I love my mom. I'd never force my life on her."
    • -1 +1 -2 JC Feb. 12, 2015
      "How much can you pay for a human life? How much would you pay your mother to allow you to survive if your planned on ending your life."
  • +6 +15 -9 Josh Pennington Apr. 25, 2014
    "I've seen first hand what abortion can do to a person psychologically. Also, every living thing has a right to life. How is bacteria on Mars considered life when LIVING cells in a fetus are not?!"
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  • +5 +7 -2 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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  • +4 +11 -7 Olivia Maloney Jul. 2, 2014
    "Abortion is murder, period. It shouldn't be a choice to murder a living person. It's irrational to say that it is a woman's body and she has a right to do what she wants with it. YES that is true, but is another living being living inside her her body? NO. Life begins at conception, it's not just a fetus and that makes us all sound like a bunch of cells. You wish it were true because of your circumstances, well guess what your circumstances are no where near as bad as murder!!! Even if you're a rape victim, that child isn't a rapist. They're innocent, and you're supposed to be the victim no a hypocrite. There's always a better alternative, there are many downsides to abortion. Regret, guilt, health issues. It's a miracle to even get pregnant. It was your choice to become pregnant, and murdering something that is a piece of you, is like killing apart of yourself."
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    • -2 0 -2 Maya Jul. 11, 2014
      "You say "Even if you're a rape victim" and "It was your choice to become pregnant," This doesn't add up. A woman who is raped cannot magically stop a pregnancy. Maybe if she was lucky enough to be able to runout and find pharmacy selling plan B, but not all people who are assaulted are in a position to do that immediately, and some people still don't know it is an option. You seem really bent on blaming women and using this as an excuse to force a woman to use her body to sustain another being despite the fact that this is dangerous and kills women. I am going to be honest and say that I have yet to hear of a single woman who went through a pregnancy without some sort of medical issue, wether it was excessive bleeding, minor tearing, diastasis recti that never healed, the start of weight issues, etc. I just don't see as a society how we can force this on anyone regardless of what the person has done. The rapist gets off easy in comparison. No one forces the rapist to even donate blood, which saves lives and is so much less dangerous than a pregnancy."
  • +3 +3 0 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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  • +3 +5 -2 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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  • +3 +5 -2 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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  • +3 +15 -12 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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    • 0 0 0 ... Jan. 28, 2016
      "so if a 13 year old girl gets raped thats her fault and she should be punished for it?"
    • 0 0 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."
  • +3 +8 -5 Adina Waitman May. 26, 2014
    "PART 2:
    Having an abortion can also actually be damaging to the mother. In terms of damage, the mother can be hurt both psychologically and physically. A 2008 journal about public health revealed that women whom undergo abortion increase their risks of being depressed. Similarly, A 2005 study in BMC Medicine said that women whom undergo abortion had higher depression and anxiety scores. A 2005 study by revealed that women whom have an abortion actually had a suicide rate six times higher than that of the average women. A study by links abortion to breast cancer, saying that after having an abortion, women have a 44% higher chance of getting breast cancer. If a women gets pregnant, she must take on the responsibility of bringing that child into the world. If one isn't looking to have a child, they should be careful from the start and not let themselves get pregnant."
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    • 0 +2 -2 Miri B. Jun. 20, 2014
      "This is just wrong. Abortion is incredibly safe. And even if it weren't safe, it has nothing to do with whether it should be allowed. Completely irrelevant. Cosmetic surgery is much less safe than abortion, and no one is trying to stop that.

      But back to the science, abortion is many times safer than pregnancy. Abortion is one of the safest outpatient procedures with few complications. The anti-women's health people find the one in a million who had a complication and tout that story because it is all they have. If you ever stopped to actually analyze the numbers touted by these people, you would realize that if the number of abortions they spout is correct, for abortion to be as dangerous as they also try to claim millions more women would be in our cemeteries. Clearly, not the case."
  • +3 +6 -3 Yissel Garcia Apr. 17, 2014
    "my religion saids its like murdering your child and if you had unprotected sex and get pregnant thats on you but if you get raped thats different"
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  • +3 +6 -3 Tingting Apr. 10, 2014
    "The animal, it is they are enemies to kill, but they will never lose the child. Are we human beings are not even the animal?"
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  • +3 +8 -5 David Apr. 2, 2014
    "I think that there should be an option for niether. While I think abortion is wrong, I dont think it should be illegal. To me, this seems like an intensely personal choice that should be ultimately left up to the woman who this is happening to. That doesn't mean what she may or may not be doing is wrong, it just means that it remains her choice and not a higher power that has little to no interest as to what happens with her. Do I think abortion is wrong? Yes absolutely. I cant however push my beliefs on other people."
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  • +2 +3 -1 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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  • +2 +3 -1 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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    • 0 0 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."
  • +2 +2 0 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."
  • +2 +6 -4 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."
  • +2 +4 -2 jasmine Nov. 12, 2014
    "no , abortion should'nt be legal because killing an unborn child is not right because the child deserve to live like any other human being should ."
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    • -1 0 -1 organ donation Nov. 15, 2014
      "I feel the same way about organ donation. If you are a match to a dying person, you should no longer have a right to that excess organ. Someone will die without your organ, and you need to donate it. You are right, life trumps all else. We need to start a mandatory blood and organ match pool so we can start saving the lives of all these people dying waiting for organs."
  • +2 +7 -5 J. Mendoza Sep. 30, 2014
    "If abortion is going to be legal, don't pretend to care about late term. Once the two haploid cells join to form one genetically human cell you either can, or can't kill it. If abortion is a matter of women's health and not a matter of human rights, then Casey Anthony didn't commit murder, she's just an empowered woman."
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  • +2 +5 -3 Opal M. Apr. 24, 2014
    "I am completely against abortion. Why? Because, within only a few weeks, the fetus has a heartbeat and is already starting to form. Fetus is the Latin word for an unborn offspring of a mammal, in particular an unborn human baby more than eight weeks after conception. So I believe in making abortion illegal. I am only 17 and already had a child from being raped. But instead of killing the unborn human, I waited until she was born and gave her to a family or couple who couldn't have a child of their own. That is more humane than killing. I helped some one have a child to call their own. The baby will know who I am and will grow up to call me Auntie. Because I did the right and more moral humane choice. This should be the only way for an unborn baby. Life.. NOT DEATH."
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  • +1 +2 -1 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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  • +1 +2 -1 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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  • +1 +3 -2 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."
  • +1 +2 -1 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."
  • +1 +6 -5 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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  • +1 +10 -9 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."
  • +1 +5 -4 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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  • +1 +4 -3 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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  • +1 +5 -4 Evaclair Nov. 15, 2014
    "Just take a second to think, why are you here today? Because you just happened to be born? I'm afraid that it is much more than that. You probably always wished that you had better and less strict parents and I felt the same way too. But your parents love you and they chose YOU to live. Lets just say it like...they allowed you to live and they gave pity to your small little hands and your big eyes. They had hopes for you...and your future. When they have you deep down in their stomach, they dream of you being a successful daughter/son. And just know....they love you from the bottom of their hearts and they will never EVER stop loving you."
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    • 0 0 0 Effie Jan. 7, 2016
      "and the reason I'm happy is because I wasn't born into a family who knew they couldn't support me but was forced to hve me any way"
  • +1 +5 -4 Saige Nov. 13, 2014
    "Would you kill a baby if you could see it in front of you? No? alright then. Abortion is murder. No matter how others try to say it's a "right" or it's "Okay" its not. there is a wonderful thing called adoption. instead of abortion, put the baby up for adoption."
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    • +3 +3 0 Saige Nov. 14, 2014
      "There was actually a court case where someone didn't want to donate an organ to a family member. Guess who won? The owner of the organ. There is precedence to controlling your own organs."
  • +1 +4 -3 Cheyenne H. Nov. 4, 2014
    "I am totally against abortion !
    I see at is if you can have sex and even if your a teen and you think you can handle sex then you should be able to take care of a child yes, sometimes condoms and birth control messes up but you still put yourself in that position don't sit there and kill your baby because you can't handle it or don't want it give it to someone who can't have kids dont end their lives because YOU made a mistake !
    There is NO reason for abortion & anyone who is with it disguest me !!"
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  • +1 +3 -2 Brianna J. Nov. 3, 2014
    "I think that abortion should not be legal because it is murder in my opinion because every human born or unborn has a reason to live whether they find it out when there three or when they find it out when they are thirty years old, every is made for a reason. God does everything for a reason, even if you were raped and got pregnant god does it for a reason, even if you think your not ready to become a parent god thinks you are ready or else he wouldn't give the gift of a baby."
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    • 0 0 0 Donate blood Nov. 4, 2014
      "This is a great reason to be for forced blood donations. Not doing everything we can to save all lives is just hideous. Although, I do sometimes get stuck in the loop that if God does everything for a reason, was it intended that the person I am giving blood to should bleed out and die?"
  • +1 +3 -2 GodlyMan Oct. 31, 2014
    "I just want to know one thing. Why would you want to kill your own baby. I don't know about y'all but if I have a child I would never want to kill or hurt him in any way. To me Abortion is just plain wrong and anyone who says it is just as dumb as the person who wants to get an Abortion. So, that's all I wanted to know. #Abortion should be illegal"
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  • +1 +7 -6 Marsha Morris Oct. 29, 2014
    "If people want to have sex and not take care of themselves properly, then they should have to deal with the consequences that come with having unprotected sex."
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    • -1 0 -1 sam Sep. 22, 2015
      "First let me remind you of something I think you already know, but may have forgotten. I image that you have at some point felt neglected or abused. If you're like everyone else, you would rather have a broken leg then to be rejected by someone who you desperately want to love you. Now multiply that by a thousand since the abuse and neglect happen day after day, year after year.
      So what are you saying? As I understand it, you are saying that if a woman who does not have it together finds herself with an unintended pregnancy, she's the one who should feel abused of neglected when she ignores / starves / beats her baby. I agree. But I'm a little uncertain how that's going to happen."
    • -2 0 -2 Exactly! Nov. 2, 2014
      "This is how the world should work with everything. Drive and don't take care of yourself, you should have to pay the consequences when someone runs that red light. Ski and don't take care of yourself, and you should be splinting your own leg. People need to start being responsible and stop expecting society to pick up the pieces."
  • +1 +3 -2 Allison Oct. 23, 2014
    "I believe that abortion should be illegal because the mother is killing a innocent baby. I think the mother should carry the baby and nil he or she s born then put the baby up for adoption. Then the couple can care for the baby as the mother decided not to. I garrentee you will regret killing your child because the mother was being irresponsibe and careless. After adoption the child will be loved and cared for."
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    • 0 0 0 What? Nov. 2, 2014
      "Actually, according to the bible everyone is created in original sin, so the fetus isn't innocent at all. Either way, no life is more valuable than any other life, so even if the fetus is alive it cannot take precedence over the host. Or do you think the woman carrying the fetus has less right to life?"
  • +1 +6 -5 Annie Oct. 6, 2014
    "It should be no contest that life is precious. Why blame the baby if the father was a rapist? Why discriminate against the child if he or she has a birth defect, disease, or some other kind of disability? Why allow abortion just because the parents want to be sexually active without assuming responsibility for a child? Sexual activity naturally produces offspring. To make it unatural by any means hurts people. That is the bottom line. We must love others, and be forced to do so."
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  • +1 +4 -3 Abigail C. Oct. 3, 2014
    "Abortion is an inhuman acy among women. They are considered humans and you are killing the. They feel the pain of an abortion. They should not be punished for foolish acts of adults."
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  • +1 +4 -3 Vee Sep. 5, 2014
    "The reason most people say ( no to abortion) is it's mostly poor girls who need the voice and choice and if they can't have an abortion then there will be more people to fight their wars abortion give choice that's what all the fuse is about."
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  • +1 +3 -2 Kay S Aug. 11, 2014
    "I'm putting a comment on both sides. My comment here is that Swedish study showing depression shows the wrong control group. Do women who had an abortion as young women show more depression than those who gave birth at the same age? A control group of the general population is meaningless."
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  • +1 +2 -1 Genesis Jul. 22, 2014
    "Abortion is murder and we say murder is wrong and they will be punished for their crime so doctors and woman that practice abortion should go to jail and plus if they didn't want to get pregnant their are so many ways to prevent pregnancy or don't have sex at all if your not ready to be a parent its not right to take a innocent life just because they didn't take the steps necessary to prevent pregnancy. Also their are so many couples that want a baby and cant so they should have the right to adopt a baby. Its funny that you think its ok to get in abortion since you already had the chance to live then its ok. Think about this what if you got aborted you wont like it. We don't know the pain that the babies go throw when they get ripped apart by the doctors"
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  • +1 +2 -1 Elise Jun. 2, 2014
    "For those of you that disagree with me, please consider this; when you abort a pregnancy, you also take away the chance for a woman like me, who cannot have her own children, to adopt a perfectly healthy human being. I would do anything to carry my own child or feel the baby kick for the first time and to hear its heart beat for the very first time. It's unfortunate and incredibly sad to think some people think it's ok but everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I just hope if anyone is going through a tough time deciding whether to keep the baby or to abort, think of women like me that will NEVER have the opportunity to say, "Honey, I'm pregnant." This is a life we are talking about here. Yes, sometimes it may not happen by choice but there is always a reason for everything. God doesn't make mistakes, He makes miracles happen. We are ALL fearfully and wonderfully made regardless of the circumstances."
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    • 0 +2 -2 Miri B. Jun. 20, 2014
      "It is incredibly selfish and immoral to force another woman to carry a child against her will just so you can adopt a child. Not to mention that there are thousands and thousands of children out there to adopt. Please adopt a child out there now waiting for a good home, and stop trying to enslave women to get your perfect baby."
  • +1 +4 -3 ginger May. 20, 2014
    "Abortion will cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder"
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    • -1 0 -1 Miri B. Jun. 20, 2014
      "This is a myth. Please look it up. Per the "pro-life" crowd, millions of abortions occur. Do you really see millions of women with PTSD?

      Even if this were true, completely irrelevant. Cosmetic surgery is more dangerous than abortion and no one is banning that."
  • +1 +2 -1 Cartman Apr. 3, 2014
    "because Abortion is genocide. Women can preach all they want about how "its their body, their choice" but theirs is not the only "body" involved. A human doesnt have the right to decide whether an innocent life lives or dies. The fetus is literally ripped out of the womb and cut to pieces, in what universe is that humane?"
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  • 0 0 0 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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  • 0 0 0 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 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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    • 0 0 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?"
  • 0 0 0 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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  • 0 0 0 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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  • 0 0 0 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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  • 0 0 0 lydia Jan. 15, 2016
    "it doesn't matter if you were raped or just had unprotected 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 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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  • 0 0 0 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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  • 0 0 0 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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  • 0 +1 -1 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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    • +1 +1 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."
  • 0 +2 -2 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 +2 -2 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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  • 0 +5 -5 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."
  • 0 +8 -8 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."
  • 0 +6 -6 Romania Nov. 20, 2014
    "Look up Romanian history from 1965 -1989. Perfect example of what the US can become."
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    • -3 0 -3 Romania Dec. 12, 2014
      "How could someone down vote this! Romania banned abortion, and everything was great until it was reinstated in 1990. This is the model the US should try to follow. Really, look it up."
  • 0 +4 -4 Jocelyn Jun. 12, 2014
    "I agree with what the cons are. I also say that unless you are raped (being that if you were raped and got pregnant you had no choice in the matter) it is your responsibility for the human being inside you. And frankly I dont give a damn about your excuses for getting an abortion. Its your responsibility, and you are killing something that never did s*** to you."
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  • 0 +5 -5 Adina Waitman May. 26, 2014
    "PART 3:

    Lastly, having an abortion may actually be harmful on a broader scale, as it may hurt the world as a whole. More abortions means less babies to adopt, and this could prove problematic for those looking to adopt children. Similarly, permitting abortion promotes an idea that killing is okay, being that abortion is killing, and abortion is okay. This promotion might increase killing and similar acts. Finally, having an abortion can actually hurt the world because of what it may take away. When a life is taken away so early, all of the child's possible successes decrease, being that the child doesn't exist. Therefore, if one of these children was destined to cure cancer, but then was aborted, what happens to that cure?! It ceases to exist. These children need to be born. They are important to our society today, and to our society in the future."
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    • 0 0 0 Barbara Jul. 14, 2014
      "I love that someone down-rated a post that said:
      1) forced pregnancy is wrong
      2) adopt existing children

      How can anyone disagree with that!"
    • 0 +1 -1 MiriB Jun. 20, 2014
      "Forcing a woman to carry a baby against her will so another couple can adopt is slavery. That is really bad for the world.

      There are thousands of children out there right now waiting for homes. Please encourage adopting of the existing children rather than enslaving women who dearly do not want to carry a pregnancy."
    • -1 0 -1 James C. Feb. 23, 2015
      "It has nothing to do with the women carrying or the people looking to adopt. These are chooses that other people made. If you have right to choose to abort a child, shouldn't the child have the right to choose to live. A fetus cannot express a will to live though, so you want to take its choice away and make it about the women."
  • 0 +2 -2 Sandy May. 20, 2014
    "Warning labels on Booze & Drugs Are Contradicting To The Law! Its all about the terms of the Mother & or the Parents of the Unborn Baby If the Baby is wanted or not"
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  • 0 +2 -2 Ashley May. 20, 2014
    "I think that abortion should be illegal because you are taking away a person life for no person. If you don't want the child or are not ready to be a parent... you should put it up for adoption.It would be a much better choice and your baby can life its life."
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  • 0 +2 -2 Jennifer Fernanda To May. 19, 2014
    "Doesn't matter if the baby has special needs, if the baby is a rape baby, or if your a single mother. Take responsibility for your mistakes."
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  • 0 +2 -2 Kaitlyn May. 14, 2014
    "I con because i think that you should take FULL responsibility over what you have done. And, if you don't want the lovely child you have created, then you should put it up for adoption, do, i think that abortion should be ILLEGAL! and that you should follow the word of Jesus Christ."
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  • 0 +2 -2 meee May. 13, 2014
    "ok, i had to point somethng out... it states, in the article provided for the pro-choice argument "the mortality rate of a colonoscopy is more than 40 times greater than that of an abortion." ummmm, excuse me? i think you are forgetting in AT LEAST 1 DEATH PER ABORTION!"
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  • 0 +4 -4 the voice of reason May. 12, 2014
    "you know, rape, is a very small percentage and that percentage is the exception to this very simple rule. IF YOU DONT WANT A BABY, DONT HAVE SEX. sex literally only exists for means of reproduction. these days all the young women and running around sleeping with whoever and getting pregnant and shirking responsibility to THEIR ACTIONS. they punishment of these choices is the loss of life. there are so many different options that it completely astounds me that women actually go 'hey i dont want my baby (the result of her having unprotected sex) so i think i should kill it so i dont have to take care of it' that CHOICE that all of you pro-choicers are talking about is an incredibly selfish and irresponsible one."
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  • 0 +4 -4 the voice of reason May. 12, 2014
    "if scientists found a bacterium on mars, it would be considered life. how is it that a 2o-something week old fetus is not considered life? the basic idea of abortion is, very simply, ending the life of a being that if left to grow would become a person. if a woman choses not to abort her baby, that baby would continue life and be born. abortion is interrupting life's natural process. everyone says 'oh, a woman can do what she wants with her body' but the fact is that a fetus is not her body. killing a baby is the equivalent of murdering an adult."
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  • 0 +4 -4 John May. 8, 2014
    "Abortion should be illegal in thee U.S. When doing an abortion your are committing a murder. Some people may say"oh the child is not fully developed yet", but the reality is that you a re killing the child's future and life. Even though you killed him/her at a primitive stage, their future is gone, and my definition of murder is the killing of a living organism that prevents him/her from living life in the future. If you don't want the baby because you got raped then you should leave him/her for abortion. This way the child will never figure out that he/she was the result of an accident."
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  • 0 +3 -3 anonymous May. 8, 2014
    "I'm against abortion because it is killing an innocent baby. People say that life doesn't start till you're outside the womb, but then how does the baby come out of the womb alive and how does the baby move around inside the womb? People say that babies cant feel the pain of abortion when they really can. Abortion can also lead to later miscarriages and later health issues to the mother."
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  • 0 +5 -5 Kristie May. 6, 2014
    "Abortion should NOT be legal because it defeats the purpose of life. Its murder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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  • 0 +4 -4 Lynda May. 6, 2014
    "I am against abortion because you are killling an innocent human being who has not had a chance at life. Once an egg is fertilized it is considered a baby. If a woman does not want to keep their child they can put him/her up for adoption, rather than committing murder. Completing abortion is the same as homicide. You are killing a person."
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  • 0 +3 -3 Jade May. 6, 2014
    "I believe that abortion, in the long run, is murdering a child. We should seriously stop murdering children. If you cant murder a newborn, then why can we kill a unborn?"
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  • 0 +4 -4 Emilie May. 4, 2014
    "The average lifespan in developed countries (where abortion is even an option) is around 80 years old.

    A woman only carries a child for 9 months - which is close to a year, not even 1/80 of the average lifespan, since age is counted at birth.

    The obvious purpose of an abortion is to kill a child. It's described nicer by pro-abortion groups, but everyone knows why it's done. After all, a pregnancy does produce a messy, annoying baby that the woman might not want to care for or even be able to care for.

    Eventually though, the baby grows in to a little child. And the little child will be a teenager, and the teenager will live its own life. It will be an entire person whose existence does not have to revolve around its mother being poor or not wanting it and the child can still be happy.

    Not wanting to break the news, wanting to stay in school with your class (school becomes more difficult and less likely, but is still an option), not wanting to raise a child (if worse comes to worse - adoption? It won't be easy for the parent, but the child might prefer it over death), and being ashamed of a sexual situation are not reasons for aborting a child. They are good reasons for not wanting to have one, but don't warrant murder."
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  • 0 +3 -3 Softball30 May. 2, 2014
    "Every baby has the right to live. Just because you don't want the child, doesn't mean you kill it, there is so many people out there that want children and can't have them, so find one of those people, have the baby and give it to them. Abortion is murder, and that baby has no reason to die."
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  • 0 +3 -3 Candy May. 1, 2014
    "My point is that why would someone have an abortion? Why would they be so cruel and heartless in killing a fetus? The fetus did nothing but exist, and you cannot blame something for existing. You have to blame yourself for getting into this mess."
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    • 0 +1 -1 Jade May. 6, 2014
      "People have abortions because they don't want to live with themselves if they give up their baby. But, in that reason, that doesn't make sense either does it? they should seriously take responsibility and take care of their children."
  • 0 +3 -3 Karla May. 1, 2014
    "there are so many women who are sad cause they cant have kids and these woman that are aborting the kid inside of them and i ask my self why cant you just wait 9 months and have the child and give it yup for adoption when you give birtn cause i bet you when the give birth to that kid and they hold the baby in their arms there going to regret that day they wanted to abort them and kids are an amazing thing and part of life having a kid is a blessing because you dont know how much joy you can have with them you see them as an infat then you see them going off to college and having a nice career and if you dont want give it uo to adoption and another family is going to feel that joy you didnt want have or just dont have intercorse and ytou wont have to got through tough decisons"
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  • 0 +2 -2 dd May. 1, 2014
    "It is killing innocent human beings that have no say in weather or not their life is to be cut short or not. Plus if someone doesn't want the baby why kill it when there are hundreds even thousands of people who can have a child because of some defect. But could do more than just support the child but give the life it deserves."
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  • 0 +2 -2 Joan Apr. 30, 2014
    "To begin, I would like to point out that I am not anti-choice! I believe that we all have the right to our own decisions on many issues. I am pro-life. We do not refer to the pro-choice community as anti-life, even though that is technically a name for their group. That having been said, the argument: "pro-life society is imposing their morals on women with different opinions" is invalid. Certain issues are naturally known and agreed upon by the common population as being wrong; and murder is one of these issues. A mother does not have a right to murder her child based on their age, sex, race, or abilities. Adolf Hitler killed people based on these characteristics. Some biological facts about fetal development include that there is a heartbeat at 18 days, at 21 days the child is pumping its own blood with its own blood type, at 42 days there are brain waves and a full skeleton, and at 8 weeks all bodily systems are present. If that does not define a human being then I do not know what does. There are over 3,000 abortions taking place daily. If a moment of silence was observed for every child murdered in an abortion since 1973, we would be silent for over 100 years. Offer women better. What mother regrets having a child?"
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  • 0 +5 -5 Karla Apr. 30, 2014
    "i think women shouldnt have abortions because its like murding but its a child that hasent done nothing wrong its just living inside of you and if your parents gave you the right to live why cant you let your child live their life also if you didnt want that child or wish it why did you get pregnant"
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  • 0 +5 -5 Alisha McCorkle Apr. 24, 2014
    "No, abortion should not be legal. This is going to sound rude but, its the truth if you are going to willingly have sex without any kind of protection then you should consider you consequents. An unborn child is just as much human as 1 week pregnant as it is at 2 months old."
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    • -3 0 -3 Layla F May. 1, 2014
      "A child is not a consequence but a miracle. There is a reason why everything happens... you never know the sweet baby could change your life for the better or better yet someone else's! ^.^ the babies that been aborted could of been the person to find a cure for cancer or be the person to make the earth a better place, but we will never know because they didnt get the choice to live as they were planned to. -_-"
  • 0 +4 -4 Sisco Apr. 24, 2014
    "Abortion should be illegal because conception is the beginning of life. That is not your life inside your stomach that is a whole NEW life."
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    • 0 +1 -1 karla May. 1, 2014
      "thats true"
  • 0 +6 -6 Shayleigh Apr. 24, 2014
    "Fetus comes from a Greek word meaning life. We are killing life through abortion!"
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  • 0 +5 -5 Joanna Pederson Apr. 23, 2014
    "Abortion should be illegal since it is against God's law and, although it is your choice, you should choose to give a child a chance to live and enjoy a life that God has given this human being."
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  • 0 +5 -5 Laura-Anne Apr. 15, 2014
    "If one views abortion as a "right", then you must also look at the "right" of the unborn child and the "right" of the father. The choice should actually start with contraception, or better yet, the choice not to have sex until marriage. There are too many people wanting and willing to adopt the unwanted child and even willing to help the mother with her medical bills during the pregnancy. It is time for the people in this country to start having consideration for others, instead of just themselves, especially when it comes to the choice of terminating a life."
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  • 0 +3 -3 Sofia C. Apr. 14, 2014
    "No because if you are big enough to spread open your legs you should be big enough to take care of the child YOU had a part in creating! A little innocent life shouldn't be taken away because you can't grow up and take responsibility!"
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  • 0 +5 -5 Andy Apr. 14, 2014
    "Although I do believe that abortion should be legal in certain circumstances such as rape or incest, or health reasons, I do believe that it ends the possibility of human life. Just something to think about- I see hypocrisy on both sides of the argument. Many who are for abortion and believe it's preventing a terrible life the child must live would scream murder at an animal being put down because of injury. Is this not the same thing in both cases, preventing low-quality life? Yet animal=murder; abortion=not. It's the same for those with anti abortion views who would kill the animal- abortion=murder; killing the animal=not. And, while this is my opinion, if men were the ones to carry the baby, I bet abortion would be 100% legal and free. The problem really lies within social issues. If women and teens weren't shamed for being unmarried and pregnant, if women were truly considered equal to men, if people weren't so greedy, or even if the adoption system wasn't so complicated, we wouldn't have the need for all this arguing."
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  • 0 +5 -5 Caroline Apr. 9, 2014
    "Many people say that Abortion is about a woman having a choice in aborting the fetus. This just saddens me because that is not just a fetus, but a child. A human being with a whole life ahead of them. Just because you are suffering and do not want the child doesn't mean you should have to go as far as end it.
    In my American Government class, I usually stay quiet because I am a strong Conservative and Christian, and most of the other girls in my grade, including my teacher, are Liberals. But hearing many of them saying that carrying the child would make them unhappy, I feel that they fail to realize that the child's LIFE is at stake. They have to think about how awful it must be for the child. Do they get a say in wether they get to live or not?
    You can go ahead and tell me that I'm wrong, but I believe that from the moment of conception, there is a child who can go on to life a great life, and make choices. All of our mothers let us live, so why can't we do the same?"
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  • 0 +2 -2 Magda Apr. 9, 2014
    "ABORTION SHOULD NEVER BE THE ANSWER! Never kill your child because of your mistakes. let it live, you wouldnt want your parents do have done that to you so dont do it. Put it up to adoption! Many people would love having a baby. dont be a murder. Think about Gods little angel"
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  • 0 +2 -2 Shamaya Nevitt Apr. 9, 2014
    "I am con because I say that people shouldn't have an abortion when the baby didn't ask to be brought into the world. They shouldn't have to have their life taking away from them because their parents don't want them. How would you feel if your birth mother took your life away before you were even born. This is why I go with con about abortion."
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  • 0 +2 -2 Ashley Apr. 8, 2014
    "The life of a child is more important than a mother's because the life of a mother has already been lived to the point that she has been able to change the world. She has changed the world by bringing in a wonderful child who in turn will change the world again by bringing in their child. If you kill that life before it has even began that makes you a murderer. For the innocent are the ones have not yet had a chance to bring their voice into the world.

    ~ from the words of a mother."
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  • 0 +2 -2 Kaliya Apr. 6, 2014
    "You had a chance to live. Would you deny a tiny, defenseless being to live? Many people could call a fetus not a human, or just a clump of cells. You know what? You are too. Just because you have a choice doesn't mean you have to give the child growing in your belly no choice. It's plain murder. Denying a human the right to live. Who cares if you were raped and that is how the baby was made. It's still a baby. Your baby. I don't care about stupid, "My body my choice" It's your body, but there is also another body in there, that isn't yours. A baby, one of the most beautiful things in the world, and you would kill it. What if it was an infant, would you murder your born baby? If you say no, then why would you murder your unborn baby? It can feel pain. Imagine being ripped to pieces by a metal hook. After 28 weeks, a fetus can feel pain. Aborting it before still doesn't make it right. Don't deny the miracle of life. If you don't want it, give it up for adoption. Don't murder it. It's a human being just like you and me. How would you feel if your mother told you she considered abortion on you. That she might have killed you because she wasn't ready. Well too bad if you're not ready. Life isn't fair. Don't make it even less fair."
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  • 0 +9 -9 megan Apr. 4, 2014
    "no absolutely not whoever thinks different should just go die in a hole!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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    • -1 0 -1 Iulmi Jul. 17, 2015
      "What a good argument! I'm astonished."
  • 0 +2 -2 adam s. Apr. 3, 2014
    "abortion is wrong the baby is a life no matter what."
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  • 0 +3 -3 krystal leinbach Apr. 3, 2014
    "i am against it because you are making a Decision for a person that has no say in it."
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  • 0 +4 -4 Nastasha Apr. 2, 2014
    "Im con because there are plenty of couples waiting for a baby to be put up for adoption and these babies are dying without seeing the light of day"
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    • +1 +1 0 Ace Feb. 17, 2015
      "Actually, the illusion pro-fetus people have for adoption is flawed. There's no point in putting a kid up for adoption when most kids live their entire lives as orphans.

      More and more people want their own children instead of adopting one."
    • -1 0 -1 Karla May. 1, 2014
      "yeah people cnat have k id and people are aborting them knowing you can have a child and other people cant"
  • 0 +4 -4 Danielle Apr. 2, 2014
    "On a airplane flight between Kansas city and Miami, Julie Killen went into labor and gave birth to a child. When she arrived at the airport, she dumped the baby into a garbage can.
    Two days later the dead child was found. Julie was charged with murder and pleaded guilty.
    If she had had an abortion one week before she gave birth, she wouldn't be in trouble with the law. The abortion would have been legal.

    A man named Dr. Nathanson took a video of a woman having an abortion (The silent scream), which shows the preborn baby in the womb, thrashing about, trying to avoid the suction device which is tearing off its head. Viewers saw the child opening its mouth, trying to scream. They saw the baby dismembered, its head crushed, as it was sucked out of the womb.

    Babies in the womb can feel pain. They develop their full nerve system by the time they are 12 weeks old.
    At 8 weeks old, the baby is FULLY developed. He has a heartbeat, organs, limbs, and his own singular fingerprints!
    He can frown, grimace, pee, and even suck his thumb. It is a FACT that he is NOT just a bunch of cells, but a living, breathing, moving HUMAN BEING!
    And termination (abortion) of this baby, is in actual fact, MURDER!"
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  • 0 +3 -3 Talia Mone' Sykes Mar. 25, 2014
    "It has been proven that women who have had an abortion are more likely to comment suicide because of reoccurring thoughts of having killed their baby"
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  • 0 +3 -3 thesmartteen Mar. 22, 2014
    "think about back in the 20s, people getting lynched . that was wrong wasn't it?? how is killing a innocent baby not? I know its your body im a female to but killing the child inside your womb is not your body heart or soul! so before you fork over your money on an abortion just think theirs plenty of parents who want it and that's money you can have in the long run while keeping your dignity and that childs freedom and thoughts and dreams and feelings!!!"
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  • 0 +5 -5 Hannah Mar. 13, 2014
    "If you really don't want to have a baby Take precautions its kind of stupid because if you were to make sure you were on the pill and your partner has condom you shouldn't be in that situation. If you make a mistake deal with it"
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    • +2 +2 0 Ace Jan. 7, 2015
      "There are times where the pill does not work, or a condom breaking.

      Sometimes precautions can do so little, wen one thing can be an issue to another."
  • 0 +7 -7 Tevin Brown Mar. 12, 2014
    "I am against abortions because basically you are killing a life that can save one at one point in time and another thing i no for a fact that this is getting very frustrating to families thank you"
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  • 0 +5 -5 Hayden Mar. 10, 2014
    "Though some people may consider abortion to be necessary, such people are fools. Abortion is cold-blooded murder, though only a select few see the light."
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  • 0 +4 -4 Jenna Mar. 5, 2014
    "If you're parents would have gotten an abortion you wouldnt be here to voice your opinions."
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  • 0 +4 -4 Mar. 3, 2014
    "I'm against abortion. I think if any girl or woman gets pregnant should keep it. Abortion is a nightmare, as to having a baby is something wonderful. You don't want to regret abortion and miss out on your first child experience. The second time might not be like the first. And I know how some others choose abortion as a pro because of the fact that they already have too many kids, are not financially able, they are too young, and it will mess up their career and education and etc. but I think that there are some solutions these problems.
    Some Helpful Solutions:
    **Already have too many kids?
    -have the baby and put up for adoption. Or give the baby to a very close friend or family member that has always wanted one, especially ones that are not able to have any children.
    ---Not financially able?
    -try and get help from the state, or get more than one job.
    **Too young?
    -Adoption, or let someone else close to you take care of the baby until you are ready.
    **Education and Career
    -if you have a certain career, and if you're not in a rush for it, take a break, or hold off on it for a little while. You can always change your career, or if not that, again, let someone very close to you take care of the baby until you are ready."
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  • 0 +5 -5 Princes Mar. 1, 2014
    "a child should be alive because it is God's gift to us.. They're innocent.."
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  • 0 +4 -4 Chris Feb. 28, 2014
    "I actually feel a bit for both sides of the argument, but my main problem with the Pro side is that a lot of people try to set parameters for when a fetus is legally considered a human being, as if rules mean that abortion itself isn't removing the possibility of a human life.

    And that's dumb.

    When conception begins, and those cells start to multiply and form a more complex organism, it's very likely that this process, if seen to its end, will produce a baby. This process is pretty well documented. I'll bet that if you're reading this right now, you can attest to its success.

    The difference between the human being that was once a fetus that is reading this right now, and the human being that was once a fetus that was aborted, is that one of them never made it out of the womb alive."
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  • 0 +5 -5 jack Feb. 28, 2014
    "what ever happened to "every human has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" abortion takes all of these rights away from the baby. does it matter whether the mother will not want a baby or it will ruin her life. let me remind you you are going to take the liberties from a baby that has done no wrong to anybody because you screwed up and got pregnant. abortion should only be legal in extreme situiations like rape. its not fair to the baby. everyone fighting for abortion was born and was given the chance. they are being total hipocrits again in extreme cases abortion should be illegal but if it would mess up a relationship or you dont want people to know how selfish can you be? make the right choice its not a part of the woman's body because women cant move the fetus and women dont have 4 arms 4 legs and 2 brains."
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  • 0 +7 -7 No abortion nomurder Feb. 27, 2014
    "Do you know why I hate abortion? My mother was 18 and she found out she was pregnant, and she kept me, even though she had no money, no way of providing for me, and my father told her she was sleeping around when he stole her virginity. Still she loved the idea of a beautiful baby loving her unconditionally. She knew from the first day that it wasn't just her body, so it wasn't it her choice"
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  • 0 +5 -5 Maylen Feb. 26, 2014
    ""This article is about abortion should be legal, for me Abortions should not be legal because no one should have to right to take another humans life away. And everyone deserves a chance to live in this world.""
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  • 0 +4 -4 Feb. 26, 2014
    "For it shouldn't be legalized. Because where talking about life. Life of a baby who will never have a chance to see the real beauty of the wrold"
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  • 0 +4 -4 Annie Wright Feb. 26, 2014
    "Your killing a child before it's even being able to see the world. If you don't want the child there's always adoption for people who cant have children. STOP ABORTION"
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  • 0 +5 -5 Brandy Lee Feb. 26, 2014
    "I feel that no child should be killed because of an unfit parent choosing to not have them because they don't want to but could have the unprotected sex to make them."
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  • 0 +4 -4 Ariel R. Abala Feb. 26, 2014
    "I disagree because we are killing a person if we do abort a baby, that baby inside the mother's womb is considered as living thing. According to the bible, "thou shall not kill" abortion is also killing, therefore i conclude that abortion is a sin."
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  • 0 +4 -4 Brooklyn Feb. 25, 2014
    "I think that abortion is restarted like seriously if you don't want a kid don't have sex. If you get pregnant cause of other bad reasons like rape or something like that. An you think that you can't take care of your kid give it to someone who can't have kids who wants one terribly"
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  • 0 +4 -4 Anon Feb. 25, 2014
    "Imagine killing an innocent person who has done nothing wrong, and getting away with that. Wouldn't that be disturbing? Well that is exactly abortion for you. It is an innocent, human being who was given a chance to live, just for some scared person to take it away. We are all created equal, and we all deserve a chance. There are situations in which a pregnant mother could be scared to take on that responsibility, but it is possible. You're going to make it, and if you are stuck on thinking you can't, there are always foster homes and adoption services to contact. Don't take away a HUMAN BEINGS chance at life."
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  • 0 +5 -5 Ethan Feb. 14, 2014
    "Ok just one little thing to think about... what if YOU were the baby being aborted? wouldn't you like a say in whether you get life or not? Just... Just ponder that for a moment..."
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    • 0 0 0 Ace of Awesome Mar. 24, 2015
      "We wouldn't care, as we are not sentient until birth."
  • 0 +6 -6 elizabeth mink Feb. 13, 2014
    "no abortion should not be legal because ABORTION IS MURDER! I don't know how to express enough to people that when an abortion is committed you are ending an innocent life. that baby's heart is beating before it is 22 days old. if you say it is not a baby then what exactly do you think has been growing in that woman's womb for the last 9 months? a tree, a dog, a shirt? no IT'S A BABY. that cute little child that could grow up to be the next Martin Luther King Jr. or the next Ghandi that you are thinking or have already killed. adoption is an alternative to murdering the child you made. if you aren't ready for a baby there are many couples that can't conceive that would gladly accept your child. many adoption agencies also allow you to help find a family that you think would be the best for your child. if you were careless enough to have unprotected sex and get pregnant, don't lash out on the baby that didn't do anything. i know many people say but what if they are raped. so many people are but that doesn't give you the right to go ahead and kill a LIVING, BREATHING CHILD! many people think that they cant have a baby because they were raped or in poverty or anything else, but honestly that is just a sorry, selfish excuse.-9th grade"
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  • 0 +5 -5 IFightForMyFertility Feb. 12, 2014
    "At 5-6 weeks old a fetus has a heart beat. Murder-to kill or slaughter inhumanly or barbarously. To stop a beating heart. Abortion=Murder!
    How is it illegal if someone was to harm or kill a pregnant woman and along with her the child and is charged with murder for both LIFES. Yet, abortion is not being considered murder... or a criminal act? This makes no since!
    People say that it is a woman right to choose what they do with THEIR body. Well that Baby is NOT them. The baby is in itself a human life, with it's own body and DNA! So no, women do not have a right to murder the fetus. The fetus is its own self, it is not part of that women, yes it may be inside of her, but it is not her.
    As a woman, I could not fathom how someone could murder that precious life.
    Just because it is an underdeveloped human, gives no right to murder it. We continue to develop for the rest of lives... yet once out of the womb it is illegal to murder someone... why is it legal to murder inside a womb? I personally cannot comprehend this."
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  • 0 +4 -4 Brigitte Feb. 12, 2014
    "Abortion is horrible, you would not want to be killed before you even began to live, no one did that to you, you should not do that to another human being."
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  • -1 0 -1 Richard Pope Feb. 4, 2016
    "that baby that you killed could have been the next president, Mozart or generol."
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  • -1 0 -1 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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    • 0 0 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."
  • -1 +1 -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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  • -1 +1 -2 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."
  • -1 0 -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."
  • -1 0 -1 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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  • -1 0 -1 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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  • -1 +2 -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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    • 0 +1 -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."
  • -1 +3 -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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    • +4 +4 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?"
  • -1 +1 -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."
  • -1 +4 -5 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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  • -1 +3 -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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  • -1 +2 -3 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 +2 -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 +2 -3 Janna Dec. 2, 2014
    "Killing a living human being is very wrong. Having an abortion should definitely be illegal."
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  • -1 +4 -5 Yasmin Siuland Choy Nov. 17, 2014
    "The abortion is one of the most controversial political issues in the world but abortion, means choosing end a pregnancy. In fact, the debate on abortion encompasses diverse problems because through it is going to put on question the concepts about life; of the institutions; the relationship between mortality and law and the debate about his close relationship or of its necessary separation.
    If it is true that every person has freedoms that are carried out through their rights this ends when begins the other, for this affirmation a woman's right ends when the right of being that develops within she, has begun. So that you choice, is not if you want to be a mother or not, is that if you want to be the mother of a child live or a dead child."
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  • -1 +2 -3 Sam Nov. 14, 2014
    "I don't know how half of these sick minded people have the guts to kill their OWN child! It is a true disappointment. To even think that the option to abort your own child makes disgusted"
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  • -1 +4 -5 Hanna is against Nov. 13, 2014
    "Why, why, why!!! Why would someone do something that evil as aborting a baby???"
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    • -2 +1 -3 Right Nov. 14, 2014
      "I know! One of my ex-friends did this because she had cancer. She killed her kid to live. Who does that? People sacrifice themselves to save others all the time, but she chose not to. Who does that?"
  • -1 +3 -4 Julia Nov. 7, 2014
    "How is abortion not murder???! God has a plan for every life, people do not have the right to just end a life. Those babies are a precious gift from God! =) I can't even imagine killing one of those precious little ones!"
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  • -1 +2 -3 Julia Hetzel Sep. 17, 2014
    "How can anyone say abortion is reasonable? it is absurd. How can you not see that you are killing an innocent being? ! That baby is alive from the moment of conception and nothing should stop that. by just two months, the baby can feel pain, has fingers, toes, and a heartbeat! For goodness sake! how is the baby not alive. I understand that you may be afraid to have the child because of labor or something, but any pain in the world is worth the overwhelming love that you will feel for your child. You already have a growing love for the baby when its not born yet. You do NOT want to have an abortion; it is murder."
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  • -1 +4 -5 Adina Waitman May. 26, 2014
    "PART 1:

    I am against abortion. Whether one wants to admit it or not, abortion is murder. Aborting a child hurts the child, the mother, and the world.
    It doesn't matter if the mother wants to give up the child or not, aborting the baby means killing the child. Unborn babies are humans, even by the US government. The federal Unborn Victims of Violence Act "to protect unborn children from assault and murder". This ac declares unborn babies to be humans, and many other states have been following this way. When a baby is conceived, from then on he or she is on the path to life, growing each and every day. Many of those whom support abortion argue that the baby will undergo a life of pain, being that they are not wanted in this world by their parents. However, this argument is logically flawed. Maureen Condic, a professor at the University Utah School of Medicine says that fetuses feel pain during an abortion. Therefore, in aborting a child in an attempting to avoid pain to the child, one ironically actually causes the child pain."
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  • -1 +4 -5 tess May. 20, 2014
    "Like the famous quote by Ronald Reagan goes "I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born." Enough said."
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  • -1 +3 -4 Magnis May. 14, 2014
    "Science's definition of life is: if there is a detectable heart beat and if there is a detectable brainwave, then it is alive.
    By the 150th hour after conception, both a brainwave and a heart beat are detectable.
    So by science's definition, the baby is alive at that point.
    So abortion is murder, which is illegal everywhere. so by making abortion legal, by extension you are making murder legal."
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    • 0 0 0 Miri B Jun. 30, 2014
      "Murder is already legal. If someone tries to mug me on the street, I can use deadly force to protect myself.

      Also, per multiple science texts there is no consensus regarding what defines life."
  • -1 +3 -4 Kendra Apr. 15, 2014
    "No abortion should not be legal , because abortion is legalized murder and we should not have the right to kill anyone. Secondly the baby is innocent and has done nothing wrong."
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    • -1 0 -1 Karla Apr. 30, 2014
      "thats true because there just living inside of you"
  • -1 +1 -2 Alice Apr. 13, 2014
    "Killing a child just for the sake of convenience is wrong. It makes me sad that people kill children, when there are people that are unable to bear kids who would gladly accept them. I dont know if I am able to get pregnant, at times it makes me sad. There are many who would gladly adopt."
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  • -1 +7 -8 Meg Apr. 10, 2014
    "Abortion is murder"
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    • +1 +1 0 Ace of Epic May. 1, 2015
      "Do you have any evidence to back up your claim? if not, then that argument is invalid."
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  • -1 +2 -3 Emily Apr. 9, 2014
    "The abortion pill should be illegal because it causes various numbers of side effects,both physical and mental. Also whether you realize it or not, the abortion pill is murder. When you take the abortion pill, there are two pills you must take. The first one causes you to bleed heavily and the other cancels the pregnancy, which can damage a women's body. Possibly when taking the second pill, you can lose too much blood and need a blood transfusion. When pregnant women terminate pregnancy, they are sometimes left with emotional trauma that can lead to anxiety and depression. It also can make the woman who got the abortion feel guilty and could cause her to have suicidal thoughts. For women who don't think this is murder, here is a fact you didn't know: the abortion pill contains a hormone that prevents the baby to get nutrition needed to survive, which causes it to die of starvation. So really think about it. Abortiong the baby denies it's chance of life. If you really didn't want the baby so much you could've gave it to couple who did. Instead you abort the baby, denying it's rights. Which goes against the 14th amendment, stating it forbids any state to deny any person life, liberality, or poverty. Abortion should be banned."
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  • -1 +3 -4 Sam Apr. 6, 2014
    "Abortion is Murder. And if you have had an abortion you are a murderer as well as the Doctor who preformed procedure. It shouldn`t be pro choice or pro life. It should be pro murder or pro life. How do people have the right to choose life or death for their child, no matter how small that child is. That child is still a life. If someone killed their 2 year old child they would be sentenced as a m