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Should Abortion Be Legal?

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  • +56 +130 -74 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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    • +6 +11 -5 sam Sep. 15, 2015
      "You are exactly right. Bravo for you for spaing the child a life of suffering."
    • +5 +7 -2 How mean Apr. 28, 2016
      "Seaira: If you were so pro-life, you wouldn't have just been so insensitive to a woman who was raped at 14! Everyone's reason for abortion is their own. It is a myth that convenience has anything to do with it made up by people who turn their noses at 14 year old rape victims and claim that such valid reasons are the "minority.""
    • -1 +2 -3 Understand May. 12, 2017
      "It's better to give the innocent child who is alive a chance to see the light of day imagine what that kid could of done. Every thing that is brought into life should deserve the to breath to learn to explore life has a way of carving its self out it just makes sense as a catholic I also believe that god has a plan and that you shouldn't change it. Abortion is murder because researches show the babies heart beat starts a 2 weeks and murder is forever and more serious than rape"
    • -5 +3 -8 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."
    • -6 +3 -9 Seaira Apr. 26, 2016
      "What was done to you is inexcusable and viscous. Although I am Pro-Life, I do believe the death penalty should be used for pigs like rapists and murderers. I cannot bear to realize what courage it took for you to even write this. You're not a victim-- you're a survivor. Your (possible?) abortion was a valid one to consider since it posed serious health risks-- I am not trying to be insensitive, but I venture and write here to say that aborting the child who had no guilt or blame in the act whatsoever is a victory for him. I do not believe this is any fault of your own desperation for wholeness again in life. However, he claims a victory because he forced you to violate your own womb out of fear for your life and livelihood. I would hope that one day you may see that the millions of women who do abortions not for causes of your own (and thank God that that many women are not subjugated to that atrocity), but out of convenience or pressure are violating their wombs with other valid choices. I could see how you felt that you had no reasonable choice other than what you chose. Do they?"
    • -7 +1 -8 Iris Apr. 28, 2015
      "I agree with what you are saying! So did you end up getting an abortion?"
  • +32 +77 -45 annonymous Jun. 9, 2015
    "If you don't believe in abortion, don't get one."
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    • 0 0 0 David F. Nov. 17, 2017
      "This is a perfect solution, because an abortion only affect the women, the potential child, and any other involved parties such as the doctor and family of the woman. I see no reason for everyone who doesn't like abortion to care so much about someone else's choice."
    • 0 0 0 2321423 Sep. 1, 2017
      "If you don't want Milo Yiannopolis to come to your college, look away!"
    • 0 0 0 n Aug. 17, 2017
      "if you don't want murder don't do one"
    • 0 0 0 Nana Nana Nana Nana Nana Batman Jul. 7, 2017
      "That's like say if you don't believe in murder don't do it"
  • +17 +37 -20 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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  • +11 +38 -27 Alyssa L. Apr. 26, 2016
    "Drive drunk and get in an accident and need an organ transplant? No problem. Messing around with a gun, accidently shoot yourself in the leg and need surgery? Of course. Smoke tobacco for most of your life and need treatment for lung cancer? Yep. Have sex and get pregnant when you don't want to be? You got yourself into this situation and you deserve no medical attention or compassion! This is your fault and you will deal with the consequences.

    Sorry, something doesn't add up here."
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    • +2 +5 -3 Anon May. 11, 2016
      "This is completely correct of what you just said. And think about it also. If a woman gets pregnant, she has to be forced to deal with it. But if their partner says that "They aren't ready" they can easily walk away from the situation and they don't have to be seen as the bad one because they aren't the one having to care for the child! Abortion should stay legal and that's that."
  • +6 +17 -11 RLE Apr. 9, 2017
    "I would not have an abortion, but that does not give me the right to make that call for anyone else. God gave each of us free will. Am I supposed to use my free will to take away someone else's."
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    • +1 +1 0 Joseph Sep. 11, 2017
      "Sometimes you do have that right to make that call. If you saw someone was going to murder another human being, you would have that right. That is what is happening here and I believe you have a duty to."
  • +3 +18 -15 Anonymous Mar. 30, 2016
    "In a perfect world I wish that all women would want to keep their babies, or if not, at least be able to give them up for adoption. The reality is that many women don't want children for whatever reason there may be and adoption processes can be complicated. In the end I believe that it is a woman's choice what she wants to do with her body."
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  • +3 +16 -13 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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  • +2 +3 -1 Adrain Oct. 27, 2017
    "Women are in charge if they want a child or not. Period. Point. Blank. Women are allowed to have sex. Condoms break, birth control fails and whatnot. Some women cannot afford to have a baby. At all. And they're NOT interested. Y'all finna have some abused children, who ain't taken care of, because I know DAMN WELL one of these ma's do NOT want to be with they baby.
    Murder? Oh well! Better than an abused child! That baby gon have a messed up life with a ma who accidentally brought this into this world. They're a burden. A disappointment. They ruined their mothers life. Just let us do what we want with our bodies. Don't decide for other women. Please. Some of y'all can keep ya lil mistake babies, but some of us don't want that burden. So, let abortion go on."
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  • +2 +4 -2 gmaww8 Oct. 8, 2017
    "Hello, I'm old. I've had a few abortions. I wasn't ready to teach a child right from wrong. I do have 3 wonderful, beautiful, amazing human being children that I'm proud, honored , pleased & grateful to be the mom of my children""
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  • +2 +17 -15 Salt Dec. 1, 2016
    "I don't think men should be talking about this issue at all. This is an issue that males will never have to physically deal with."
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    • +1 +1 0 ??? Jul. 13, 2017
      "Thank You!! Men stay out of this. i think that its entirely up to the woman in what she wants to do with her body. Afterall, it is HER who is carrying the baby and no one else. Dont take away a womans rights of her body. thats pushing them into something they dont want to do or theyre not ready for. we all are human beings afterall and we all make stupid mistakes. yea ok she had sex and got pregnant. she messed up big time. But in the end it is her choice in what she wants to do for the best of her body and/or her baby."
    • 0 0 0 cai Nov. 9, 2017
      "I disagree. For a child to be concieved, it takes both a father and a mother. Men should be involved in this as much as women."
    • 0 0 0 Person Nov. 3, 2017
      "But most cases of abortion directly affects men, usually the father of the child. Should white people not have a say to racial issues that they haven't personally experienced? No, because when one person suffers, it affects those around them. Also, you're not addressing the argument. This is a red herring. The issue being debated is "when does life begin?" Not who should or shouldn't have a say in that debate; thankfully, I'm glad I do have a guaranteed say with my 1st amendment right."
  • +2 +15 -13 Aksel May. 19, 2016
    "yes should be a womens right... I am man and I support a womens right to abortion. the last thing we want is to go back in time, wow... that would be wrong... 100% for a womens right to control her own body and decisions."
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  • +2 +16 -14 Anna Jan. 15, 2016
    "I believe that the only reason someone should aboard a baby is because of rape or having sex against there will."
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    • 0 0 0 bobby s Nov. 17, 2016
      "true also if they dont have money"
  • +2 +9 -7 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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    • 0 0 0 Joe Feb. 27, 2017
      "So it's wrong to prevent a murderer from doing what he/she wants to do, which is KILL PEOPLE, which may cause them pain and possible financial stability, through, say, jail. Rights of the killer over rights of the victim, right?"
  • +2 +15 -13 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 +34 -32 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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    • +2 +2 0 Wally Mar. 5, 2016
      "NotoTorture: You are wasting your breath. No matter your argument, people like GST will run in a circle. GST says "And if a woman cannot be forced to carry a child for nine months, how can you justify forcing a man to pay 18 yrs for a child he does not want?" Yet when someone finally points out that in many states a man may walk away from child support if he also walks away from being a father they will suddenly say that this is irrelevant, and loop back to some other bogus argument.

      When it is pointed out that when analyzing "The fetus threatens pain, hardly ever death" that just as we don't know which mugger threatens death, we don't know which fetus threatens death (which can come very quickly as in the case of eclampsia and HELLP), they will again say that this is irrelevant (usually sprinkled in with "a fetus is innocent a mugger is not"). Pointing out that before often invasive medical care it was common for women to die from pregnancy complications, they will just say "not now," again ignoring data refuting the claim "hardly ever death." They have no logic, or they are intentionally ignoring huge swaths of data. I don't know which, but the circles will make you dizzy if you decide to attempt a rational discussion."
    • +1 +1 0 Her Again (^~^) Mar. 10, 2017
      "Ok, here's the deal... babies don't go around harming people, just because birthing a baby hurts, that doesn't mean you should kill them. That WAS what you were saying, am I right? Killing rapists is a bit extreme, but I have to say, you need to use whatever means necessary to get away from a rapist, killing them is the most extreme way. Everything you were saying was a bit extreme and most of it I didn't agree with, and in in the immortal words of my little sister,"you're wrong, I'm right.""
    • 0 +2 -2 Ann. Mar. 29, 2016
      "Not innocent??? What are you saying it did to make it not innocent?? That is the lamest statement I have ever heard in my life."
    • 0 +1 -1 NotoTorture Mar. 3, 2016
      "GST: Abortion is denying the use of the uterus. It is absolutely not a woman's fault that we have no artificial womb's available. A patient denied the use of a kidney may die too.

      And I must be honest that I find your statements all over these boards that the "suffering" of a women is temporary! WTF kind of response is that. A lot of sadistic things that can save lives are temporary. I do not want "temporary torture" as my new standard to what is acceptable. Your analogy to 18 years of child support makes you sound bitter. However, to be comparable if the child needed a kidney or bone marrow due to a disease, the dad should be strapped down it it must be taken from him (amazingly, I have people who say just this! They support 100% laws that require both parents to do everything in their power to keep a child alive. They say both parents created the child, so both are responsible for food, organs, etc. And they support arresting parents to force organ donations for children.)."
    • -1 +1 -2 anonymous Feb. 17, 2017
      "i disagree. if a women doesn't want to go through the pain of birth they should be more careful. it is not the babies fault that the woman couldn't keep her legs closed. or the babies fault that someone raped the woman carrying the baby. it is not the babies fault. babies dont get choices like we do. they dont get to decide when they are born or when they are created it just happens. they cant fight for their lives. people just kill them like they are nothing. it isnt their fault that the women go through that pain."
    • -1 +1 -2 GST Mar. 2, 2016
      "There are several problems with your. 1) In 99% of cases the woman was an active willing, and wiling participant in the actions that result in the fetus while the fetus had no say in it. Self-defense is not a legal defense if you cause the situation. 2) Under legal doctrine, you are justified in meeting force with a proportionate force. The fetus threatens pain, hardly ever death, so death is not a proportionate response in almost all cases. 3) the pain and suffering of the woman is temporary, the killing of the fetus is permanent. 4) you do not cause the people to need the organs and your denying them is not killing them, it is only refusing to save them. Abortion is actively killing the fetus. And if a woman cannot be forced to carry a child for nine months, how can you justify forcing a man to pay 18 yrs for a child he does not want? Isn't forcing him to work for years to support something he never wanted akin to indentured servitude? He should have to take care of the life he helped create but so should the woman."
  • +1 +2 -1 David F. Nov. 17, 2017
    "As a man, I don't have to worry about pregnancy. I could, theoretically, have sex with a girl then get her pregnant then just leave. Why should I care about that child? Well I do care about children, which is why I support abortion. I want, at least, a woman to be able to make up for the mistakes of her male partner by denying that man's ability to ruin her life. Also, children who are born, but unwanted, could grow up with a impoverished single mother and be denied the privilege of a good childhood that some children get by default. I would only support banning abortion if the adoption process was perfect and flawless, and we could guarantee every child a happy life with a adopted parents. But we can't. So we need abortion so men can't destroy a woman's life in about 5 seconds, we also need it so no child is unwanted."
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  • +1 +5 -4 Dylan Jul. 13, 2017
    "I am completely pro choice because if a person you don't know values the life of a child that isn't wanted or won't be born into a good home over the life of millions of starving children they aren't fighting for, then there is something seriously wrong with how society views OTHER PEOPLES' right's."
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  • +1 +8 -7 P Jun. 8, 2017
    "I am Pro-Choice. What I believe is that a women should have a say in what happens to and in her body. If she doesnt want a child because she knows she cant take care of it, it will most likely be prolonged suffering. The Child should not be forced to go into this world in poverty or unloved. Although abortion is considered the killing of a human being, its immoral to bring a child into the world if they will suffer a harsh life. If you have any comments or wish to argue a different point please comment, thank you."
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    • -1 +1 -2 Anonymous Jul. 16, 2017
      "If a female rapist gets pregnant, she can either sue her victim for child support or kill his child. In this case, I believe the father deserves every right to choose what happens."
  • +1 +5 -4 Jaxson May. 17, 2017
    "I think that to an extent that it is okay. Like say that you were raped and you don't want to keep the baby because you didn't want to have sex any ways, but that us just my own person opinion because having a kid that was not your choice is not healthy for you or the baby. If you have a kid that you didn't want you aren't going to treat the baby the same as if it was your own kid. Having a kid is hard enough and knowing that he/she was not your choice is a hard thing to live with, you would have a hard time living with that kid, because every time you looked at him/her you would be reminded that this was not your choice. Everyone has different religions, but some people believe that it is okay and others do not. At three or four weeks the baby has a heartbeat."
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  • +1 +12 -11 Maria Lopez May. 26, 2016
    "I think abortion should be legal. If a woman doesn't want a child or believes that the child shouldn't be there, then she should be allowed to get it aborted. I understand that, yes, abortion takes the life of an innocent being but there are enough people in this world. If mothers decide to put their children up for adoption due to abortion being illegal, then more children will be in orphanages."
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  • +1 +13 -12 emily c Apr. 12, 2016
    "what if you get raped?
    you dont want a child remebering what you went through
    you want to look at your childf and see in your head howyou got raped"
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    • 0 +1 -1 Alyssa G. Aug. 14, 2017
      "sometimes you have to make sacrifices. people need to put others before themselves. it isn't the baby's fault you got raped. demand justice on the man not the baby."
    • 0 0 0 Hippie Nov. 1, 2016
      "Yeah but when you look at your child you see how strong you are, you see that you were strong and that life threw things at you but you remained and you're still standing. People just have different perspectives on things in life."
    • 0 +1 -1 dkl May. 26, 2016
      "i understand your question emily,but what if that cild could be such blessing in desgise?"
  • 0 +1 -1 Jane Smith Nov. 30, 2017
    "What about rape victims who end up pregnant? They don't want to carry the child caused by an extremely traumatic experience."
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  • 0 +6 -6 Patrick Dec. 8, 2016
    "Consenting individuals are free to enjoy their sex lives and to decide when or if to start a family. Humankind has triumphed over nature's haphazard regime of sexual reproduction. Abortion is freedom for women and will be shared worldwide."
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  • 0 +8 -8 Natalie Dec. 5, 2016
    "There's an idea of something called bodily autonomy, which means you have rights to your own body. Cadavers cannot have organs removed unless they had given consent during their lifetime. Saying abortion should be illegal is saying that a fetus, which (at most points in time) isn't alive yet, has more rights than the woman carrying it. You are also saying that a dead body has more rights than a pregnant woman.
    Abortions happen because the mother cannot care for her child. Maybe its rape, maybe she was drunk, maybe it was failed contraception, but this woman can't take care of her unborn child, so she is giving both her fetus and herself a better life.
    Yet another idea; 'killing' the baby. You say that it is alive because its heart is beating. A body is declared dead six minutes after the heart stops-when they are brain dead. That gives the first responders or doctors or whoever time to restart their heart. Brain activity in a fetus (or their first detectable movement, called 'quickening') starts between week 13-25, varying from pregnancy to pregnancy. The fetus is not 'alive' when its heart starts beating. It is 'alive' when it begins to have brain activity. Do some research."
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    • 0 0 0 just me Jun. 12, 2017
      "check out Princeton Uni info. They dedicated a whole page in their website supporting life at the moment of conception. Tehen, abortion is actually killing at any stage or the pregnancy."
    • -1 +1 -2 How2101 Feb. 24, 2017
      "A fetus is alive from the moment of conception. It doesn't matter if it doesn't look like you or think like you, which is contrary to what a certain German dictator with a distinct mustache would want you to say. If you had a choice of a woman's life or a toddler's life, who would you choose? You would not be getting a better life by aborting because of the trauma you would (or should) experience afterwards.
      also, an unborn child is not a dead body, and that pregnant woman will soon no longer be pregnant."
  • 0 +14 -14 Madeline Mar. 2, 2016
    "If you look, most of the comments against abortion are men. men shouldn't be telling women what to do with their bodies. I have not personally had experiences with rape but I do have family members who do. Just imagine, being raped and getting pregnant. would you want to carry that man's baby around for nine months and then be forced to give birth to it? Abortion should most definitely be legal"
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    • 0 0 0 How2101 Feb. 24, 2017
      "And women shouldn't tell themselves what to do with their unborn child's body."
  • 0 +12 -12 Noneyo Oct. 31, 2015
    "I could not demand someone else go through a medical procedure to save my life. It is not my legal or ethical right to do so. Why do we question a pregnant woman's treatment in light of this?"
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    • -1 +1 -2 Josh Glass Jan. 15, 2016
      "Its not a pregnant woman's treatment, its the child's treatment that is the issue."
  • 0 +12 -12 Kaitlyn Oct. 20, 2015
    "Within this argument, it shouldn't bring in a different stand point like religion. A good bit of the population may not believe in God."
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    • 0 0 0 27 Mar. 22, 2017
      "Not believing in God and absolute right and wrong doesn't change the fact that God and absolute right and wrong exist..."
    • 0 0 0 marisa conroy Nov. 17, 2016
      "thank you for saying that so now people can get something from a smart person."
  • 0 +9 -9 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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    • 0 +1 -1 terribly tired May. 1, 2016
      "Then what about women? Why do they get a right to life and not the child they are aborting? Think about it."
  • -1 0 -1 Lydia Dec. 11, 2017
    "It's the woman's right to choose"
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  • -1 +3 -4 Anonymous Jul. 16, 2017
    "I'm pro-choice, but I need to mention an exception. A lot of you seem to think that only women can be victims of rape, but not all rape victims are female and not all rapists are male. If a female rapist gets pregnant from raping a male victim, she can sue him for child support or kill his child. Both options aren't fun if he doesn't get a say in it. In this case only, I believe the victim should have every say in what happens."
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  • -1 +2 -3 Anthony Ray Fleming Jun. 18, 2017
    "I think abortion should be legal because in the reproductive process millions of reproductive cells die. The other thing about it is that the world is getting overpopulated and has a limit of how much people it can hold. Were going to have to do something about it, Abortion would be more of an option in this case. The other thing is that we all die at different ages for different reasons. We live, we die. Eventually we'll all be forgotten. So a baby dieing in a womb hurts people but in the grand scheme of the universe it Isn't all that bad. Another point I want to make is that when we die we very well could be reincarnated. Under this logic an aborted baby would simply come back as a different creature. In a Christian sense the aborted child could go to Heaven because the baby was alive, basically baptized in the womans stomach then dies. In this case the baby didn't do anything wrong so it likely went to Heaven. Another thing is that as time goes on we all become forgotten. The baby would probably haven't made a difference, provided someone else wouldn't have done so in his case. The baby also could leave a negative mark on this planet. To be honest Hitler is an example, If Hitler was aborted the world would be a better place."
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  • -1 +3 -4 Anonymous May. 15, 2017
    "Let's be civilized because this is a controversial topic. Abortion should remain legal, but it must also be viewed as a last resort if all else fails.
    Even though I'm Pro-Choice, I have to admit the "Rape" argument can be easily defeated. Abortions due to rape make up 0.1% of abortions."
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  • -1 +9 -10 Regina Oct. 21, 2016
    "For as long as we've been conceiving, women have been ending their pregnancies by choice. No matter how much we educate, pressure, scare, guilt, or try to talk women out of abortion, there will always be a percentage of women who will abort. Therefor, we need a safe and hygienic place for them to do this. Many of the people against abortion are also the ones against sex Ed in schools or contraception for women and crazy enough, against the one place that educates how NOT to get pregnant, Planned Parenthood."
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  • -1 +9 -10 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 +9 -10 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 +3 -5 CHN Feb. 12, 2017
    "Yes, But it should not be paid by Taxpayers."
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    • 0 0 0 David F. Nov. 17, 2017
      "Fair enough, if you don't like someone else doing something, you shouldn't be paying for it. However, some woman can't afford an abortion and would need someone to help them. Maybe a charitable organization could be started that gives some sort of "Abortion Scholarships". That might be a good idea, actually."
  • -2 +2 -4 Jeremiah Jan. 17, 2017
    "Abortion is not an issue to be taken lightly. In cases of rape or conditions that may kill the mother if she attempts to give birth, abortion should be a viable option for the parent. Furthermore, as a male, I honestly should have no say in what women have the right to do and not do with their bodies and their children. While an abortion can be an extremely traumatic experience, it may be necessary in some cases, and women should be able to make their own choice in such a case."
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  • -2 +4 -6 Noah Nov. 12, 2016
    "Abortion is not murder. Murder is defined as the premeditated killing of one human being by another. Fetuses are not human beings. A human being has to be a separate and individual entity, but fetuses are part of their mother. Second, it isn't unlawful. Abortion is in no way a murder."
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    • 0 0 0 Moe Sep. 11, 2017
      "You think fetuses are not human beings? What are they? Even science tells us they are complete..just have to grow. They are a separate entity and individual but need support to thrive. As does a baby outside the womb. For that matter, so does an adult. We all need support to survive. Abortion is murder and just because it is lawful does not make it right. What have we become as human beings when we kill our own babies?"
  • -2 +6 -8 Yvonne Aug. 3, 2016
    "For me would one want to be an a country that hasn't enough food to feed all of us? To many children adds to a problem like this as an example. Abortion if done legally thus far is very carefully controlled so that it is truly not taken lightly should it be necessary for an abortion to take place. Reasons for the child's health as well as the Mother are one example of why abortions in our country have truly not been taken lightly. So for me it is much or cruel to allow children into a life that could incapacitate or cause them long term pain or death. Than to allow for abortions to take place that as I mentioned are taken very seriously."
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  • -2 +7 -9 Fabiola May. 2, 2016
    "To some yes it is immoral and just wrong but not many know all the reasons for an abortion. People think that the women who abort are wrong and don't know right from wrong, but women know if they can bring a baby into a good stable life. Maybe there was something that happened to that specific woman that makes her disgusted of the fact that they are pregnant not of the baby but how she got impregnated. All women think about it, the thought of aborting doesn't come easy but they want the best for themselves and the baby, for example, some mothers suffer from postpartum depression and the child will later grow and feel rejected because his mother doesn't want him. Some say to put the baby up for adoption and yes there are kids that find a good family but they all wonder why their birth parent rejected them some even become deeply depressed and suicidal. And another issue that isn't talked about as much is how the system of foster care is broken, kids go from house to house and end up getting abuse or adopted for money even sold. So yes abortion sounds bad but the consequences of forcing a woman to have a baby she doesn't want are equally wrong or worse"
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  • -2 +14 -16 Donna Apr. 28, 2016
    "Abortion should be illegal at the same point that forced organ donation is illegal. If we can force someone to donate blood, marrow, or a kidney then we should also be able to force someone to donate a uterus....only wait...we don't force anyone else to donate organs against their will. Hmm...seems like a double standard here."
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  • -2 +11 -13 Jan Fischer Apr. 5, 2016
    "I may be an atheist, but I will have to side with the bible, be it a slightly modified version of it. The bible allows for husbands to abort their wives under just the suspicion of adultery, so if there are any Christians who think the bible denies abortion I urge you to open your bible to the book of numbers, chapter 5. Also, if there are reasons that Christians are against abortion other than the "Thou shalt not kill" commandment, please let me know as I have never found any.

    Also, quick note on Numbers 5: Depending on what version of the bible you read, it may say something about the thigh rotting and dropping. The thigh is another word for the womb and is corrected for in other versions of the bible and backed up in the Tora."
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    • +2 +2 0 How2101 Mar. 2, 2017
      "I read Numbers chap. 5 and didn't see the slightest reference to abortion, let alone the man being able to abort the wife. Even if what you say is somehow true, what you say is the man is able to abort his wife, not any unborn child. There are also many verses protecting the unborn.
      See Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before I were born I dedicated you,"
      Plus, what's wrong with "Thou shalt not kill"? That blatantly confirms abortion as wrong, as abortion is killing. That alone should be enough for anyone to condemn abortion!"
    • +1 +1 0 Anonymous Mar. 22, 2017
      "I think it is important to realize that "miscarrying" (or however it is translated) was a curse, and in that culture having babies was extremely desirable.
      And the woman wasn't actually cursed unless unless she HAD committed adultery."
  • -2 +8 -10 13 yr old Apr. 5, 2016
    "What you do not understand is a teen gets raped before age 16 then her body isn't fully developed and it could kill the teen."
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    • -3 0 -3 terribly tired May. 1, 2016
      "You're missing the point-- yes, a teenage pregnancy can be fatal and if it truly endangers the woman, that abortion has always been legal. Older women who can give birth and got pregnant via consensual sex are also allowed to have abortions. Does that seem right?"
  • -2 +6 -8 Ashleigh Jan. 12, 2016
    "I am pro choice. I myself will never have an abortion but that is my choice. I am not going to shame others for choosing a different path. I was 17 when I got pregnant. It was my choice to have my baby and she hasn't held me back in anyway. However to the people who abuse the privilege of abortions by using them as a form of birth control I completely disagree with. Abortions are resources for people who can't take care of the child, are in abusive situations, victims of rape, are having a child who has developed abnormalities that threaten both the child or mother's lives, or threaten the mothers life due to circumstances beyond her control. Pregnancy shouldn't be something to hold someone back. It should be a choice you make that you grow from not something forced upon you."
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  • -2 +14 -16 Maya Logan Nov. 29, 2015
    "It is our right to choose how we want to live our life and what we wish to do with our bodies. And I think it is unjust or unfair to force a pregnant woman to have a child that was not planned because some rapist decided to steal her life and her plans away. Or that some woman whom is struggling with abuse and a hard childhood with traumas does not really know anything about what needs to change within her to make better choices for herself and her life. As society we are so quick to focus on the wrongs of people and society and with that more conflicts, more wars, more problems escalate. Negativity never made a good change only more problems. And our medical and health care is mediocre in comparison to many other countries including our closest neighbor Canada. I know so many including myself that were never diagnosed and treated correctly and struggled to make a life. Why hold someone who is ignorant as the problem? We should be educating and giving more choices and options for people that need it. B/c If I had been helped and knew more then I would have done better things and lived better. And the problem is not to stop aspects of life from existing but educating and helping people so they know and make better choices."
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    • -1 0 -1 thero May. 2, 2016
      "how about the unborn child's right to live"
  • -3 +11 -14 The Pro-Truth May. 12, 2016
    "I think abortion should stay and be legal. And I can already tell how all you CON people are gonna respond with this:

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

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

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

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

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

    I wonder what CON argument I haven't covered? I can't wait to see a new one. Oh wait, yea I forgot that they are ALL the SAME."
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    • -2 +1 -3 PRO_LIFE Sep. 20, 2016
      "All the PRO comments are the same. Rape? Yeah, there's nothing you can do about that...too many reminders so, yeah, go ahead kill the stupid thing! Too young? Yeah, about that...it's not like you can give birth, and give a child to family that can take responsibility and care for it. Religion doesn't exist? Religion is the belief in, and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods, that exists regardless you partake in it or not. One of the best PRO arguments I've seen was by people asking others to get educated in the topic before commenting, this goes for either side. You should probably do that before ranting about things clearly personal to you."
  • -3 +5 -8 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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  • -3 +6 -9 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 0 0 David F. Nov. 17, 2017
      "Since no contraception is 100%, I guess women should be envisioning their future of them and their child while having sex, even with a condom or on the pill? I don't think forcing that kind of foresight is a good idea."
  • -3 +10 -13 Brian C. Apr. 15, 2015
    "What if a woman gets raped? Should she keep the baby or not?"
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    • 0 +1 -1 Kayla D. Jan. 5, 2017
      "This pro-con debate revolves around whether or not abortion should be a legal option for terminating pregnancies that do not involve rape, incest, or when a mother's life is in danger."
    • 0 +1 -1 Ashleigh Jan. 12, 2016
      "She is the one who will have to live with her decision but, in all reality it is her choice not anyone else, She is no less of a person for either decision."
    • 0 +4 -4 charles bunch Apr. 17, 2015
      "no she shouldn't have to bare the burden"
    • -4 +2 -6 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."
    • -6 +1 -7 ann. Mar. 24, 2016
      "Put it up for adoption. Simple as that"
    • -6 +3 -9 dot Apr. 20, 2015
      "still a miracle"
    • -11 +2 -13 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"
  • -3 +13 -16 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 Plzsavethebabies Mar. 22, 2017
      ""No one has a right to use another's body regardless of what that person does." Well, what about taking the body of a baby and destroying it? That's somehow Ok, when rape isn't?"
    • 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?"
  • -4 0 -4 Young T. Mar. 26, 2017
    "If you believe abortion is immoral, those are your morals and you have a right to believe in them.
    However I believe if abortion is illegal many women will still get an abortion ILLEGALLY, e.g. coat-hanger abortions, which are far more dangerous."
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  • -4 +4 -8 Albert Goldenn Mar. 17, 2017
    "I believe that women should have a right to choose. It is now medically safe, and neither government or religious institution should dictate this highly personal decision."
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  • -4 0 -4 GaryLA Oct. 19, 2016
    "Absolutely YES -- UNLESS Republicans all PROMISE that they MUST and WILL pay for raise and do ALL the upbringing of all the unaborted babies they desire to save!!!! Pro-Lifers MUST take FULL CUSTODY and CARE of ALL unaborted saved babies children teenagers up into their adulthoods!!!!"
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    • 0 0 0 How2101 Feb. 24, 2017
      "Well, we could support the children using the millions that were donated to abortion causes, it would be a better use."
  • -4 +3 -7 Tao Aug. 18, 2016
    "You believe you are controlling your life when you are told what to do or how be. How we got here may be because we were afraid to do otherwise. Upbringings have much to do with our character's at least if we look from the outside in. So opinions are influenced by families who possibly would not let one quote ' be of an opinion' Some believe they have not been subjected to this from their family. That they were asked what they believe compared to their parents. While seemingly this is true in reality maybe not true as parents who were influenced can be blinded from dependent childhoods and their children know this. If you look at our society we are all told everything from wait in line to take a letter or number. Basically forced into submission which is not conscious awareness of anyone in truth. While there can be no real conclusions anyway why do we live them as if there were?
    Making and end to something makes little sense to the human mind .Psychology knows too that not allowing questions of society or parents in our society and others is mental illness .
    So it's not a shock that women and children do not again have rights as people."
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  • -4 +3 -7 Blake Mar. 22, 2016
    "It is well known that all of America's laws are backed by the threat of deadly force. After all, that is why there has been an increase in police violence recently, people disobeying minor laws and then resisting arrest, causing the police to have to become violent to stop the criminal. If abortion becomes illegal by state law, then that means that people caught trying to get an abortion can be killed for breaking that law.

    I must ask, in what universe does that make sense? If someone does not want their child, the government has no right to step in and ban them from dealing with their body as they see fit, and the government especially has no right to kill someone if they resist the police after being caught trying to abort their children. And does it make sense to kill the mother, successfully terminating both her and the baby, in the end creating another, much more painful, deadly abortion?"
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  • -4 +6 -10 Patricia Miller Mar. 21, 2016
    "My first reaction to the "CON" side is to state: most of their reasons are opinion based. This "CON" side does not cite research-based facts and when they do, the sites they use are not legitimate. My second reaction is that the "CON" side uses religion to support their position...presumably extreme Christianity. The separation of religion and government must remain distinctly separate: laws originate from government and must not originate from any religion."
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    • 0 0 0 How2101 Feb. 24, 2017
      "And are all laws just? Surely in history there have been unjust laws created in ungodly countries you would never follow, right? True, logically I don't have much of an argument. But I don't even need religion to argue that murdering unborn infants is wrong, just you having a conscience."
    • -1 0 -1 Kelsie Apr. 25, 2016
      "For your information, i am a christian. Our government was BUILT on religion. So yes, we have a right to use religion to state our case. There should be no separation when we were built upon it."
  • -4 +1 -5 Tony Mar. 18, 2016
    "Thanks for your help!"
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  • -4 +8 -12 Sara Mar. 16, 2016
    "There are over 50,000 children ages newborn to 17 in foster care. That's 50,000+ children who are being brought and not being adopted. Pro-lifers often seem to see adoption as something you can just /do/, just like they see abortion, something you decide on a whim and can do very easily. They almost seem to see adoption as a form of contraception even though they look down on those who abort."
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  • -4 +7 -11 NM Mar. 8, 2016
    "You can't be pro life and a hypocrite.

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

    Well then don't be a hypocrite and take away our choice."
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    • 0 0 0 Bubble Apr. 22, 2016
      "Ann: Have you seen the number of kids in the foster care system? Too sad. No one wants these kids."
    • 0 +1 -1 Ann. Mar. 29, 2016
      "That is actually not true that you HAVE to take care of the baby. Even though its sad, if the baby is not wanted, put it up for adoption. No need for murdering it."
  • -4 +5 -9 anonymous Mar. 8, 2016
    "abortion should be legal because it is a womens choice what to do with her body and if she has been sexually assualted she should not be forced to have her rapists child ESPECIALLY if the victim is under 18 years old because they are a child and should not be forced to have a child, its morally wrong and anybody can agree with that. We as a society KNOW that rape is wrong and know that any man or women who rapes should be put to jail but how can we say a man raping a women or young girl is wrong but then force them to have their rapists child? How is that in any way helping that victim, yes she mightve got justice but what is him in jail to her if she is forced to have his child? How is that freeing her of her abuser? And in general women should be forced to have a child, a fetus does start to form until 5 weeks into the pregnancy, 4 weeks into the pregnacy the baby is just an embreyo that doesnt have a beating heart or any recognizable features, it cannot feel pain. Also there is a huge double standard on how babys feel pain thousands of pro-life activists think its okay to circumsize a baby when to that actually born baby that is one of the most painful procedures, but somehow abortion is bad because it "hurts a cump of cells"."
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  • -4 +7 -11 Susanne Mar. 7, 2016
    "there is no cons on abortion. The medical procedure is 100% safe. between conception and two months after the fetus isnt actually formed and is only a clump of cells which means when a women gets an abortion she is killing only a clump of selfs that at some point have the potential to be a baby that isnt actually killing a baby. Hundreds of women and minors are sexually assaulted and they should not be forced to have their rapists baby that is barbaric. A baby is a womens choice and even if she concentually had sex she hould be allowed to choose weather she wants to finaclly support and care for that child for 18 years. 1 in every 4 women die in child birth, a women should not have to choose a baby over her life. Her body, her choice"
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    • 0 0 0 How2101 Feb. 24, 2017
      "Hm, hundreds of women are sexually assaulted while hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of abortions occur... and assuming the false fact that the child isn't human until at least two months, what about abortions afterwards? Plus, I looked at some photos of babies two months in, and there are definitely distinctive humanlike features. Technically, we are all just a clump of cells!"
  • -4 +11 -15 Isabel (13) Feb. 18, 2016
    "Abortion should be allowed in the United States because a fetus could have a life threatening or life debilitating birth defect, it could be an unplanned pregnancy, and lastly women who receive abortions are less likely to suffer mental health problems than women denied abortions."
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  • -4 +1 -5 sargonski Feb. 16, 2016
    "There are at least 5 different perspectives on when human life begins. Metabolic, Genetic, Embryological, Neurological and Environmental.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    I suggest that this person would understand very quickly that such justification for law is a bad idea."
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  • -4 +4 -8 William Wonkbonk Feb. 13, 2016
    "Many people say that abortion should be illegal because it goes against religion and it is killing an "innocent baby." There are two things wrong with these ideas. Although "God" is against it, who's to say there even is a "God" that exists? And if "He" does why would "He" go against the killing of a "innocent baby?" Technically the baby isn't born yet.It is not alive meaning it is not a person yet. Because of this,it has no rights at this mooment and since it cannot think nor talk nor even breathe, it, therefore cannot have or even make a decision. Lastly, this is America, Home of the free, and if you want to go against the Constitution and say that a person cannot be allowed to make a decision, then go to another country. Also, stay out of other people's business. You have no right making decisions about another person's personal life. Thank you."
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    • +3 +3 0 anonymous Mar. 24, 2016
      "Go to Google Images, look up open heart surgery, and there you will see the satanic, cruel, messed up and devilish procedure it is to hack open someone's chest! It is assault!!!!!!!That is not right at all!"
    • 0 +2 -2 annonymous Mar. 24, 2016
      "Go to Google Images, look up abortion procedure, and there you will see the satanic, cruel, messed up and devilish procedure it is to kill a baby. It is murder!!!!!! That is not right at all!"
  • -4 +5 -9 Isabel (13) Feb. 11, 2016
    "I think that abortion should be aloud only for medical reasons like a birth defect for example. If you have sex and it wasn't planned you should have to deal with the lectures and pain that you deserve to have. Abortion shouldn't be aloud to stupid teenagers that don't know what there doing."
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    • +2 +2 0 Isabel (13) Feb. 18, 2016
      "I am saying that if you had sex with your boyfriend and didn't try to make sure you don't get pregnant you deserve to have the baby and get yelled at by your parents for the stupid choice you made."
    • 0 +2 -2 Free her Feb. 18, 2016
      "By using "stupid choice you made" you are still using pregnancy and a baby as punishment. You are stating that children are punishments.

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

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

      What about the judge that told people they could donate blood to avoid jail time, is that punishment also okay? Are we now saying that when people make mistakes they can pay it off with their own body?"
  • -4 +2 -6 Patrick Dec. 7, 2015
    "Life is out of control. Everywhere we seek to control it. We mow lawns, we cut our hair, we take antibiotics, we use birth control. Life is greedy and wasteful. Every human female is born with a few million eggs, most of which die. Every human male produces numberless millions of sperms, most of which die. Life is wasteful and haphazard. Above all, ironically, Life is about Death. Knowing the biology of Life, isn't it silly to expect humans to exhibit more care than Life itself does?? Of course. We have achieved a measure of triumph over Life's haphazard, wasteful plan. We share it worldwide."
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  • -4 +4 -8 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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    • 0 0 0 How2101 Feb. 24, 2017
      "You're forgetting someone: the unborn baby. Women are not hurting themselves, they kill the baby too. And likely the main reason God was one of the main reasons of death was because Whining liberal-like people turned violent and started attacking religious people, and the religious people have to defend themselves? I'm Catholic, and kinda can't explain Muslim's behavior, but re-examine that history book of yours and think of how many times God and religious were the instigators, not the victims instead."
  • -4 +3 -7 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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  • -4 +6 -10 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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  • -4 +8 -12 Its their choice Sep. 15, 2015
    "Abortion in general is stupid and i believe it is wrong. But what a woman does is her problem and no one elses, point, blank, period."
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    • 0 0 0 kathryn sutton Nov. 17, 2016
      "thank you for being smart"
  • -4 +3 -7 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."
  • -4 +3 -7 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 0 0 How2101 Feb. 24, 2017
      "judging by what you said, a human has SPECIFIC dna, which a skin cell may not have but an unborn child may have."
  • -4 +4 -8 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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  • -4 +4 -8 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"
  • -4 +17 -21 Jade Apr. 16, 2015
    "I find it interesting, and quite ironic, how the people that are pro-life have no other argument than "KILLING BABIES IS CRUEL. IMAGINE IF IT WAS YOU!!!!1!!!!111!!!". I really would love to see the average IQ of pro-life vs. pro-choice. Because it is quite evident that pro-life arguers do not know a single thing about embryonic development and pregnancy. First of all, it isn't the "baby" that you are all thinking of until very late in the pregnancy (when it is typically illegal to get an abortion unless it is life-threatening). Personally, I think that those that aren't educated shouldn't be able to make a decision until they are. Educate yourselves. Read. Get your head out of the Bible and into an eighth-grade biology book"
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    • 0 0 0 How2101 Feb. 24, 2017
      "Just because the baby doesn't look like a baby doesn't mean it's not a baby. You don't need logic to determine abortion is wrong, just a heart. I don't know (or care) about the different stages of pregnancy, I just know abortion is wrong no matter what the stage is."
    • 0 0 0 chris martinez Nov. 17, 2016
      "i love where your head is at you are right"
    • 0 +1 -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."
    • 0 +7 -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."
  • -4 +3 -7 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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  • -4 +10 -14 emily Mar. 24, 2015
    "Abortion is one of the few rights women in society get to have and it shouldn't be taken away from them. Yes everyone says their is equal opportunity for both genders in todays generation, but is there really. Women are held back by the barriers of society and social norms. It is normal to think of women's roles in households and never in high positions in companies. By letting women get to choose their own decision for their OWN body, this helps empower them and help them build confidence. This is the woman's choice not some stranger in a crowd or the government. It's her decision and people should respect it and instead of belittling her, help her through the difficult situation."
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    • +2 +2 0 Please explain? Apr. 2, 2015
      "@Calvin: The fetus is using its body to harm the woman. Being pregnant is dangerous and requires constant care of the fetus. So why is it allowed to hurt the innocent woman? Sound like an odd double standard."
    • 0 +1 -1 Calvin Vandegrift Apr. 1, 2015
      "Not sure if I understand. You're saying that you have the right to do whatever you want with your own body? If you're using you're body to hurt an innocent child's body is that ok? Also, what's wrong with women who simply want to stay home? Why do they have to feel guilty? What I really don't understand is why women don't have more compassion than this, I mean seriously."
  • -4 +11 -15 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 How2101 Feb. 24, 2017
      "So, if you knew a woman was about to kill a person (a living one) or about to rob a bank, would you just sit idly by and say, "it's their choice,"?"
  • -4 +15 -19 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."
  • -4 +8 -12 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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    • +2 +2 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.""
  • -5 +3 -8 Jesus Sep. 6, 2016
    "Of course it should, but for certain cases. A pregnant woman who was raped should have the right to decide if abort or not, since the pschicological consequences of going through a pregnancy of this kind could be serious. Woman should also abort when the baby-to-be has serious defects that could lead him to have a bad quality of life. If it is an unplanned baby, abortion shouldn't be allowed under any circunstances, because there is no any kind of risk either for the pregnant woman or the fetus."
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    • +1 +1 0 Not risk-free Sep. 17, 2016
      "Just want to make sure you realize that all pregnancies are dangerous. Few women have absolutely zero complications. Gestational diabetes increases a woman's risk of diabetes later. Pregnancy induced high blood pressure caries risk. Pre-Eclampsia is dangerous. Even birth is dangerous. I know quite a few women who ended up in intensive care after a birth. So your statement "there is no any kind of risk..." is quite false. There is great risk, and women seemingly healthy women die during pregnancy and childbirth."
  • -5 +3 -8 Geety May. 23, 2016
    "That baby is just a baby. Those saying 'but it could grow up to be an amazing and successful person' are uninformed. That baby will only grow up to cure cancer if the parent raises them to do so. If the parent(s) are miserable, what will the child become?"
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    • 0 0 0 How2101 Feb. 27, 2017
      "So you're saying only miserable parents should have abortions? Gee, that really convinces me. Plus, society also brings up a child, and how does a pro-abortion society do that well?"
  • -5 +7 -12 Carol Mar. 7, 2016
    "Abortion should completely be legal. Hundreds of women are sexually assaulted each year and they should not be forced to have a child they did not want and cannot have. Many women who become pregnant are not finacally stable enough to care for a child and ether has to choose from living pay check to pay check to provide for there child or give there child up for adoption. A mother shouldnt be taken away from her child, she may not have wanted that baby in the first place but once she gives birth she has an emotional connection to the baby. A study conducted in 2012 by the Bureau of Justice Statistics National Criminal Victimization Survey said that a total of 346,830 thousands victims of rape a sexual assault reported their assualt all those kids are at least 12 or older. Is it morally okay to make a child give birth to another child when they are still experiancing puberty? no. Half the time sexual assaults come from family members and close friends it is wrong to force a 12 year old girl to give birth to her family members baby. Plus abortion is a womens choice she doesnt have to have a baby even if she did consentually have sex, it is her body her choice. 1 out of every 4 women die during child birth, dont make her choose."
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  • -5 0 -5 Kim Mar. 6, 2016
    "To all the pro-life people, I'm assuming you all are willing to adopt every single child that parents could not take care of or are not ready for. If not, then you are not pro-life at all. Just pro-birth. Then you don't care where the babies go."
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  • -5 0 -5 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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  • -5 0 -5 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 0 0 Nun Ya Business May. 12, 2017
      "Males don't forget protection"
  • -5 +1 -6 jose villefranco Dec. 15, 2015
    "population is also another concern. Abortion doesn,t only give women rights it has population control. It limits the over all population."
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    • 0 +1 -1 Anonymous 2016 Mar. 29, 2016
      "Good idea. Murder babies, help population. They are just disposable objects right? Wrong. They are humans too that dont deserve do die and used as an excuse for population control."
  • -5 +3 -8 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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    • 0 0 0 How2101 Feb. 24, 2017
      "So, in other words, you're dehumanizing babies because they don't look or think exactly the way you do in order to justify killing them? Gee, that sounds familiar. Sounds exactly like something Adolf Hitler would say."
  • -5 +1 -6 Brian Dickerson Aug. 24, 2015
    "Probably yes, it should be legal.
    The difficult question, perhaps, is under what circumstances. At some point, we are aborting a human child. A born-alive child is recognized as such upon emergence from the womb, even before its first breath. Pre- or full-term, it is a human being.

    That child is the same, whether in the doctor's hands two seconds after delivery or in its mother in the seconds just prior to birth. And the hours prior, the days and weeks prior. Calling the child a fetus doesn't change that reality."
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    • 0 +1 -1 Clark Aug. 25, 2015
      "Abortion should probably be illegal at the same point that forced organ donation is illegal. If we can force someone to donate marrow, we should be able to force a woman to donate her uterus. It just seems fair."
  • -5 +1 -6 Stephanie Aug. 7, 2015
    "No one have the right to tell you what to do with your body. It was your action so there for its your choice. Its crazy how out of the blues people come into your life judging you and making your own decisions. There is no type of fair in this. Look it now 14 year old are having babies and people who are saying we shouldn't have abortion are just getting to there heads thinking its okay. Its not bad but why waist your life and slow it down for something you could do when you get older."
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    • 0 0 0 stephanie Mar. 30, 2016
      "if you cant take care of what the consequences are then why make that decision . its like you having sex at a young age example:13 and not knowing the consequences like getting aids and maybe being pregnant. Don't let your dumb decision affect the child its wrong."
  • -5 +1 -6 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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  • -5 +4 -9 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"
    • 0 0 0 How2101 Feb. 24, 2017
      "If they can't afford to pay the consequences, then they shouldn't have s*x in the first place!!!!!! plus, only around 5% of cases were made in extreme circumstances."
  • -6 +3 -9 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 How2101 Feb. 24, 2017
      "Or he/she could have been the person that cured cancer or solved the world's hunger problems or established world peace."
  • -6 0 -6 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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    • 0 0 0 How2101 Feb. 24, 2017
      "If historically one's life begins at adulthood, which is age 18 in the U.S., is true, are you claiming that as long as they are under 18, I can do anything I want with them? After all, kids aren't human by your theory! This is a completely ridiculous concept seemingly made by those who are desperately making excuses to justify their murder and losing the battle on abortion."
  • -7 +3 -10 The Truth May. 11, 2016
    "Literally all the Con side uses as support is religion. Religion is useless in my opinion and it shouldn't even be a thing"
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    • +1 +1 0 Abortionfighter Feb. 24, 2017
      "Religion is useless? To me, religion is the only reason we have morals on this planet. To me, it feels like to denounce religion is, in a way, denouncing civilized compassion, selflessness, and generosity in favor of selfish desires and primitive instincts. Is that what you're doing?"
  • -7 0 -7 Tom Aug. 1, 2015
    "There is a money issue here that the con side will not even think of, less consider. Let's say Abortion becomes illegal again. We already spend hundreds off millions of personal and tax dollars for births and care of children born to the poor. Why would we want to bankrupt the states by adding another 500,000 to a million more births each year to the system, and food stamps for 18 years or more. To me that seems like it would bankrupt each states system real fast and a place we really don't want to go to. I just think it would be a tremendous cost to the system and taxpayers that is already overburdened with cost for the poor and needy. If they can't pay, who will ? You and me, that's who. I would imagine it cost a pretty penny for EACH baby they "SAVE" from abortion, probably $300,000 to $500,000 each baby.......yet the Cons (Pro-Life side) don't feel it's there place to help pay anything to help these mothers and families......it's like they want their cake and eat it too. For that reason, I think they should have ABSOLUTELY no say in the matter."
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  • -7 +3 -10 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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    • 0 0 0 How2101 Feb. 24, 2017
      "The unborn child is not her body. It's like saying a mother can do whatever she wants with her 5-year-old kid, even if it's raping or even murder. Murder of a 5-year-old kid is wrong no matter what, right?"
  • -9 +4 -13 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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  • -12 +2 -14 elvia May. 14, 2015
    "yes becuse it is your baby and not thairs think about your self and not others"
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  • -13 +3 -16 V Nov. 5, 2015
    "It's a necessary evil."
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    • 0 0 0 kotieno Aug. 20, 2017
      "Planned change is going against the status quo. Although they will be met by equal resistance, what needs to be recognized is the diversity of human reaction to a new phenomenon particularly when cost will be incurred. Some will take a longer time to adjust; others will take the slightest of the available opportunity to adopt the new technology. Both will singly and collectively lead to the realization of innovations in not only health information management but will extrapolate to other sectors. Ample time, therefore, needs to be given to enable the majority to embrace the technological advancement to simplify work"
    • 0 0 0 How2101 Feb. 24, 2017
      "Since when is evil ever necessary?!? Sounds like you've been listening to far too many liberal politicians and their brainwashing propaganda."

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  • +34 +82 -48 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 +4 0 Anon Apr. 23, 2016
      "In most states, it is not considered a double homicide. In fact, the few people who have actually been charged with intent on murdering a fetus in recent memory have been mother's attempting illegal or at home abortions. Largely in both America and Canada, the unborn fetus is not considered (though of course harsher sentences may be given due to personal taste of the judge) and the murderer is only charged with one homicide. Maybe you should know how the legal system actually prosecutes these crimes first and see how biased they are in favor of the murderers versus desperate women who do not want the child."
    • +1 +3 -2 anon Mar. 8, 2016
      "well there is some flaws to your logic fella
      1) when a pregnant women is killed she does not want to be killed duh and it is doing by someone who doesnt have a right when a baby is aborted the baby doesnt even have a heart beat till the 5th week after conception, so the only thing being aborted is a clump of cells.
      2) a women does have the right to her own body and if she espiecally was raped she shouldnt be forced to have her rapists child.

      i assume the best that you are of course againts rape and find justice in rapists being locked away for good, but what justice does the women get if she is forced to have that rapist child? we are all entitled to our opinions but remember 1) there is so much science that goes into the conception of a fetus so before you call it murder research the topic 2) think about if you (depending if you are female or not) were enjoying yourself with your partner and accidently the condom broke or birth control didnt work or it was a sexual assault and you got pregnant, would you want to be forced to have a child that you didnt want and the pregnancy was accidentally, or to give birth to your rapists child. no women should be forced to bear a child.educate yourself before calling abortion murder."
    • 0 0 0 How2101 Feb. 24, 2017
      "What about after the fifth week when there is a heartbeat? Is abortion justified then? And what about cases where it's not about rape or the mother's life is involved? Would you still justify murder? You don't need to do a ton of research to know that abortion is morally wrong, just a heart!
      2) A baby human is a completely separate body the mother has no right to kill.
      And since when was killing babies good therapy after rape?"
    • -2 0 -2 Taylor Jul. 14, 2016
      "you just said it yourself "womans right to her /own/ body""
  • +11 +29 -18 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 anonymous Nov. 3, 2017
      "Or they could end up as the next dictator."
  • +9 +50 -41 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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    • +2 +2 0 Ricardio Mar. 12, 2017
      "If that child is born, and the parents don't want it/aren't equipped to raise it, it goes into the adoptive system.

      Yet, thousands upon thousands of children age out of the adoption system, as the surplus of these kids is much too high.

      And to simply not have sex is foolish, you deny women the right to have control of their bodies and see them as more than just birth-givers, they have the right to learn and love themselves as sexual beings, as men should and do.

      Ultimately, what hurts more, dying before even understanding what life is, or living a life of and poverty and loneliness in a system where you may never find a family and struggle to even make ends meet?

      We should allow women the right to their own bodies, to stop a life from being brought into the world that possibly will never be appreciated to the extent that it should."
  • +8 +23 -15 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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  • +7 +22 -15 Alex Jan. 5, 2016
    "Abortion is nothing short of murder. There's no denying that what a woman is about to kill is a living, breathing child at the end of the day, and to kill it for your own benefit is disgusting in more ways than one. There should, however, be some limited exceptions to allow abortion, such as rape or unplanned pregnancy. Also, women have other options: Once the child is born he can be put up for adoption, or he can live with another family member legally. But to commit to a pregnancy then abort is unacceptable. You are responsible for a living creature that fully depends on you, and it is your moral duty to protect it. If you fail to do so then you have, simply put, killed your own child."
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    • +1 +3 -2 Noah Nov. 12, 2016
      "Abortion is not murder. Murder is the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another. A fetus, as you said, depends fully on its mother, and a human being has to be an individual entity. Until the fetus is separated from its mother, it isn't a human being. It isn't unlawful, either. It is fully short of murder.

      I see your point on committing to having a child, but rarely does a mother have an abortion when she wanted the child. There are many reasons why a woman would need to have an abortion. Financial issues, health complications, or inability to raise a child. 135,000 children are currently up for adoption. 51,000 children are put up for adoption each year, and only 58,000 are adopted. Adoption isn't really the best choice, as the child is likely not to have a set home."
    • 0 +2 -2 anon Nov. 15, 2016
      "You're not "killing" anything living or breathing. You're aborting a fetus, something that isn't even conscious within the viability window."
  • +6 +11 -5 anonymous Jan. 20, 2017
    "If killing a baby who is out of the womb is murder, then why is legal and okay to kill one that is just inside a womb. It still has a heartbeat like anyone else, it is still living."
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  • +6 +14 -8 not important Sep. 26, 2016
    "i grew up in a christen household and killing the fetus is like killing a another human being."
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  • +6 +29 -23 Kenya T., 14 yrs Mar. 23, 2016
    "Abortion shouldnt be legal. WHY? Because a fetus is still a living person. It is a soul. I dont get how when someone kills a pregnant woman it is considered double homicide, but when a women is proceeding with an abortion its not considered murder lawfully. That all just doesnt add up in my head.Just cuz most of you that are cool with it being legal are adults doesnt mean that you are right, just cuz were younger doesnt mean were dumber. COME ON im 14 and i see what is wrong with abortion.If all these women and young girls were mature and "adult" enough to lay down and have sex then you should be mature and adult enough to take care of a child. Maybe you should think before you open your legs honey,think of the consequences that lead to having unprotected sex. And if some of you ladies are with a man that doesnt want a child and is forcing you to abort the baby, maybe he shouldve thought twice about daring to disrespect your body. All you young guys out there and even mature men, you need to think about the consequences, if you do not want children dont have unprotected sex, im not saying dont have sex im saying protect yourself, tell her to go on the pill, or wear a condom, it really doesnt matter whether condoms make it less pleasurable its about the consequences that come after it, its about being safe."
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    • +4 +6 -2 shannon May. 6, 2016
      "What if the girl having the abortion was a molestation/rape victim. And are you saying that no one can have sex just for pleasure?"
    • +3 +4 -1 You're 14.... Oct. 4, 2016
      "Lol no methods of contraception are 100% effective. So what if someone does have protected sex? Does your argument change then? Condoms aren't 100% and neither is the pill. I have a friend who got pregnant while using both condoms AND the pill (using them both correctly), because, again, no method of contraception is 100%.

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

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

      As someone else has said, I did not chose to be someone that can get pregnant, nor did anyone else. Sex is pleasurable and meaningful to many people, and is not just used for procreation, so everyone should have their options to make whatever decisions they choose."
    • 0 0 0 David F. Nov. 17, 2017
      "Until we can scientifically confirm something has a soul (not just living but having a soul), I don't think the idea of abortion being murder due to the soul-having-ness of the fetus adds up."
    • 0 0 0 Isabel Sep. 29, 2017
      "By your standard of abortion being murder, would you also consider miscarriages as accidental manslaughter? Also, there are multiple other reasons why women might have an abortion. Not just because they were careless or the contraception they used didn't work. For example, maybe the woman and her husband both wanted a child but her medical history allowed her to conceive but prevented the mother from being able to give birth to the child. This might make her choose to have an abortion for her health. You can group everyone who has an abortion into one category of "oh you were careless" because that's not true or fair to a lot of people.

      For the record, places such as Planned Parenthood actually only carry out on 3% of their services being abortions. Their biggest service is actually STI testing/treatment with contraceptive services running in a close second according to a 2016 record. Maybe if you did some research, you might not feel the need to insult and judge the choices of others and stop telling people what to do."
    • 0 0 0 anonymous Feb. 17, 2017
      "i agree with this 100 percent!"
  • +6 +23 -17 puzzled at stupidity Mar. 20, 2016
    "One of the smartest things pro-choice people have done is to adopt the term pro-choice itself as their label. The word choice sounds good and pleasing to hear. The ability to choose is good right? Well PRO-CHOICE IS A LIE. the mother in fact, already got her choice when she choose to have sex. The only choice being denied here is the choice the baby has to live or not, and it is being denied by the so called "pro-choice" themselves. If you are pro-choice and are reading this I know you most likely thought immediately about cases of rape, because you guys are predictable like that. But the simple fact is that the VAST MAJORITY of pregnancies aborted are caused by willing and unprotected sex. You guys love to focus on the 1% and ignore the other 99% of abortion cases because the 1% are the only cases where your argument could possibly be feasible. Another thing that irks me about pro-choice arguments is when they automatically assume a baby would rather die than grow up in poverty or maybe even (gasp) an orphanage. Doesn't that also seem like taking away the baby's choice?"
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    • -1 0 -1 David F. Nov. 17, 2017
      "Except an unborn fetus can't make decisions, certainly not like a woman of reproductive age can. It never chose to be alive in the first place, and woman chose (or didn't) to make a fetus. She should also make the choice what kind of life (or lack of life) the future child should have."
    • -5 +1 -6 The Truth May. 12, 2016
      "No one cares about the child because they are just an alien inside the female and no one should even think about it, but instead they should think about the person who is ACTUALLY alive, which is the female, and just becuase it's a cell and scientists consider it "alive" doesn't mean it can breathe, think, learn, feel, touch, smell, taste or hear until it starts to grow arms and legs, but not even becuase it can only FEEL when it arms and legs."
  • +6 +23 -17 koesha Mar. 9, 2016
    "I don't believe in abortion because you sat in that bed and had sex you need to take care of your baby also what if your mom got a abortion how would you feel"
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    • +5 +7 -2 Truthhurts Jun. 6, 2016
      "um nothing cause I'd be dead?....."
    • 0 0 0 John Lewis Oct. 13, 2017
      "If your mom had an abortion, you would not, could not feel, because you would not BE. Think"
    • 0 0 0 aj Jun. 9, 2017
      "i feel you on that cause the way i feel is if women finna give up their kid for abortion might as well take your life as well"
    • -3 +1 -4 Helena Jan. 17, 2017
      "first off my boi if my mom didn't want me I wouldn't wanna be here. second off if my mom got an abortion I wouldn't feel anything I would be dead."
  • +6 +16 -10 maddie Feb. 23, 2016
    "babies should not be punished by the adults mistakes"
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    • 0 0 0 David F. Nov. 17, 2017
      "Correction: Women shouldn't be punished for men's mistakes."
  • +6 +16 -10 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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    • +1 +1 0 Kayla Dionne Jan. 3, 2017
      "I agree with most of what you are saying, but you kind of threw me off when you said, " You are killing a living person who hasn't even lived yet." They can't be a 'living' person and not live yet. That doesn't make any sense. But I agree that abortion is murder."
    • -2 +1 -3 ethan downs Nov. 17, 2016
      "you just prove that the baby isnt alive so that isnt killing. also what if the child doesnt get adopted"
  • +6 +24 -18 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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    • +1 +1 0 the truth Feb. 17, 2017
      "thank you!!! at least you have common sense"
    • +1 +1 0 tj Jan. 10, 2017
      "I like what you said about rape but would want to be forced to have to live in a life of pain and endless suffering or would you rather not be born at all?"
  • +5 +37 -32 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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    • +4 +6 -2 Bob II Mar. 2, 2016
      "Your justification is irrational 'Bob'. It's hard to call an unborn baby a 'person'. If it can't talk, eat, or even perform a simple everyday normal function of a person; then how could we call it a person? However if we can apply science (or even education) to our everyday life, the correct term for an unborn baby is called a fetus and the fetus is also part of the pregnant person's body (Correct?). The pregnant person is also human, but a human has rights over their own body and can choose what happens to it (You agree No?), and if they wish to remove parts of their own body, it is simply their choice, and we have yo respect their choices. And to take away their rights to their own body parts, is simply denying ascertain rights over your own body.

      Furthermore, by saying a fetus has a right to someones' body until it's born, despite the pregnant person's wishes, you're doing 2 things:
      1) You are granting a fetus more rights to other people's bodies than any born person.
      2) Awarding a pregnant person less right's to their body than a fetus corpse."
    • +3 +4 -1 Noah ?? Nov. 12, 2016
      "Abortion is not murder. Murder is the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another. A fetus is not a human being. A human being has to be an individual entity. A fetus depends fully on its mother, so it cannot be called a human being. Second, it isn't unlawful."
    • -1 +1 -2 Anonomous Apr. 21, 2017
      "Noah, your point is invalid. Science has already proven that an unborn fetus is a live human being. One of the points, which I'm sure you neglected to read is that at 8 weeks they too are able to feel pain. During an ultrasound, one baby as they were being aborted, opened his or her mouth as the doctor can only describe as a silent scream coming from the unborn child. Imagine and visualize this entire scenario and you do not think this is a violent act, you're kidding yourself. They deserve a right to their own life."
  • +4 +7 -3 How2101 Feb. 24, 2017
    "Technically, an unborn baby isn't even the mother's body. The fetus is a completely separate body, one which the mother has no right over. Quote, "My right to swing my fist ends at the tip of your nose.""
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  • +4 +9 -5 Tony Mar. 18, 2016
    "Thank you for you help with my SS class!"
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  • +4 +11 -7 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 Gamzee Jan. 26, 2017
      "Stop calling it a baby. it's a FETUS.a FETUS is an unborn offspring of a mammal. So, I don't know about you, but a FETUS doesn't count as a human being when still in the womb."
  • +4 +27 -23 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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    • +3 +4 -1 Religion lol Oct. 4, 2016
      "Sin is related to religion. You need to remove that from your argument to make people who aren't religious take you seriously. While maybe you made other good points later in your comment, I stopped reading as soon as I saw that word because that's implying a religious argument. When you can leave religion out of your argument, maybe I'd take you more seriously. Also, you're 14. Not saying 14 year olds don't know anything, but I highly doubt you've taken the time to actually research the topic. There are SO many children in the adoption system, looking for homes, so adoption is not the perfect option for people who do not want to bring a child into their world. And "what if" arguments about what the child could become are invalid too, because "what if" that baby winds up a rapist, murderer, criminal? Then you'll wish it were aborted, because prison systems are way too full, and rape and murder are horrible."
    • +2 +4 -2 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."
  • +3 +9 -6 Joseph Doudt Feb. 9, 2016
    "Abortion is so stupid and inhumane. Would you murder a day-old baby in cold blood? If not, then why have you killed 56 million babies through abortion? A baby in the womb is no different than a baby outside. You are murderers. Even horrible convicts wouldn't murder a baby in cold blood. What did they ever do to you? Who cares if you don't want to take care of it? There are foster homes everywhere, and another little thing called orphanages. Are you so lazy you'd rather murder your baby then send it to an orphanage?"
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  • +3 +18 -15 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 David F. Nov. 17, 2017
      "Simply because a child is alive does not mean they are happy, or cared for. Also, not everyone wants to be a parent. The main objective of life is not reproduction, at least not for everyone. I mean, biologically speaking we live so we can carry our genes on, but gay/lesbian couples exist so biological needs of a species aren't the most important thing all the time."
  • +2 +10 -8 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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  • +2 +10 -8 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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  • +2 +8 -6 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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    • +3 +3 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."
  • +2 +9 -7 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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    • -3 0 -3 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."
  • +1 +2 -1 No name May. 12, 2017
    "60million deaths of innocent is unacceptable and what sounds worse just Rape, or rape and murder? Easy answer right and it doesn't even have to be rape you can go and say oh well I don't want this baby and he will never see the light of day even though that baby is fully alive and should have the same rights as all people. On a side note when you shoot a bullet at someone you aim for the heart and a babies heart beat starts 2 weeks so it alive and abortion is murder"
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    • 0 0 0 Nana Nana Batman Jul. 5, 2017
      "That doesn't help the fact that baby is going to live if it's not going to be aborted you weren't aborted could you imagine not being alive because I can't and there a innocent baby's that don't make that choice the facts are simple would you rather live or die? And that baby when it's born it's going to know anything so it's not going to want to kill its self"
    • 0 +1 -1 Brain activity Jul. 5, 2017
      "Brain activity, not heartbeat, determine when someone is clinically dead. The autonomic nervous system is amazing, but it can run even in fetuses with anencephaly that have no brain and zero chance of running their own body."
  • +1 +5 -4 hej Feb. 3, 2017
    "dont kill babies"
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  • 0 +1 -1 Anonymous Dec. 5, 2017
    "Abortion is just the easy way out of taking responsibility of your life and the decisions that the man and woman made. The mother and father knew the risk of having sex, even if they were using protection, and if the woman gets pregnant, the parents now have the responsibility to take care of the child. Most woman find out they are pregnant at around 4-7 weeks, and during that time the baby's heartbeat is at a steady rhythm, and the structures that will become the eyes and ears are forming. The fetal skeleton is also beginning to form. And if you leave it alone in less than a year, it will be a human baby. So there should be no timeline in the pregnancy when abortion could be fine.
    And for people who cite rape/incest for an argument, a small majority of abortions are the result of that. So if people could agree with the majority of the abortions, then we could have a different discussion on that topic. But basing your whole argument on that, is just sad."
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  • 0 +3 -3 Tabs May. 4, 2017
    "I believe that everyone has their own rights, but...like, come on! You're going to kill an innocent baby because you weren't ready to have one?! The baby's not ready to come out! The baby's not ready to die! But yet, you're taking its life! There are so many women out there who would LOVE to have a baby of their own but the doctor's tell them that they can't have children. I don't think the baby should pay for YOUR mistakes! If you're gonna have sex, use a freaking condom, like, seriously. You could always give the baby to someone that you know that may not be able to bear children, or just give he/she to a family member that you know will take good care of him/her. That way you can still watch the child grow. If you get an abortion, then you're only thinking about yourself. If you're not ready to take care of a child, then don't have unprotected sex, period. I don't care how unready you are to take care of a child, you should not kill it. Abortion is murder. I could understand if you got raped and the man got you pregnant but...like, even then, you shouldn't abort the baby. You should just set it up for adoption if you really don't want it. That's all I have to say."
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  • 0 +1 -1 Someone Mar. 10, 2017
    "The US federal government recognizes that unborn babies are human beings and isn't killing them wrong, that's manslaughter. Before making abortion illegal, we should first set up more women's programs to help women choose against abortion and provide for their healthcare and baby needs, things like checkups and cribs. Then, after that, and only after that can we outlaw abortion, when it's not needed anymore, and so our future generations won't make the same mistake we made, allowing abortion."
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  • 0 +3 -3 james Feb. 24, 2017
    "plan b, birth control, morning after pill, and condoms all i have to say"
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  • 0 +7 -7 BB May. 23, 2016
    "Abortion is the cold-hearted slaughter of innocent children and there's really no other way to put it. The arguments made for abortion such as the child will be unloved because his father was a rapist or this child has no rights because he's/she's inside a uterus are utterly ridiculous and simply killing a baby is not the solution.
    Would the baby have been more likely conceived because of rape or a stupid decision? Everyone is young and dumb and at one time and we have all made stupid decisions. These women are like "Hey, I didn't want this kid, but I wanted sex so I should have the right to abortion." The only 100% way of preventing unwanted pregnancies is not having sex. If having sex is the only way you can have intimacy or pleasure yourself, you seriously need to rethink your life. But I digress, taking the risk of pregnancy to have sex is ultimately your decision but people, make smarter decisions! What happens if your parents were going to have an abortion? Would you say yes keep going or no I want to live. Some of the most famous celebrities were almost aborted. E.g: The Game was going to abort. Pope John Paul II was going to be aborted. Nick Cannon was going to be aborted."
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  • 0 +5 -5 kelsie Apr. 25, 2016
    "By all accounts, abortion appears like an awful crime. After all, abortion implies denying someone a well-deserved life. Just because the odds are not in our favor, can we deprive someone the chance to live?"
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    • +2 +2 0 What? Apr. 26, 2016
      "Eep! So you think the woman doesn't deserve a good life?"
  • 0 +6 -6 Destany Apr. 6, 2016
    "Being immature and not thinking about the consequences of your actions does not give you the right to deny another human being the chance at life."
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  • 0 +6 -6 Cindy Apr. 6, 2016
    "It should be illegal. It is murder."
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  • 0 +5 -5 None Mar. 24, 2016
    "Abortion is considered murder in the bible. Even though the child is not out of the mother's womb yet, it still is a living organism. Think about all of the potential lives that could have been saved and been deserving of a loving home. Just something to think about as you decide what side you're on."
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  • 0 +7 -7 Anonymous Mar. 10, 2016
    "I think killing a innocent child is evil. they should have the child and then it could be put up for adoption."
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    • +2 +2 0 So cruel! Mar. 11, 2016
      "People need to stop it with the adoption line. That is so cruel to force someone to use their body to feed another being, and then force them to give it up. So cruel. Abortion is an alternative to pregnancy NOT parenting.

      Also, there are honestly thousands and thousands of infants and kids in the US waiting for home. Please adopt!"
  • 0 +7 -7 Annie Mar. 9, 2016
    "They say that if abortion were illegal, then women would seek illegal abortions, and suffer health problems, or die. They say that abortion is an easy fix, and a form of birth control. They say that too many children in this world could mean overpopulation, and this could be detrimental to the environment. It seems like all the pro-choice person is concerned about are the people at the top-- the adults, the earlier generation, the ones who have already lived and would like to continue living. But the message is about life, how we ought not to kill another living being, but that we need to be responsible parents with love for the children, because they came into this world, naturally so, because of an act you chose to do. Selfishness is never the answer."
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    • 0 0 0 BDT Mar. 11, 2016
      "No one has ever said that abortion was "an easy fix, and a form of birth control" except people who call themselves pro-life. That is a lie and myth. You might be able to find a more balanced argument if you listened to people and the medical community."
  • 0 +7 -7 Shia S Mar. 9, 2016
    "Abortion should not be legal because people did not create life and it should not be their choice to take it away its as if they are agreeing to 2th degree murder"
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  • 0 +7 -7 Micael Mar. 3, 2016
    "Pregnancy could be prevented"
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    • 0 0 0 David F. Nov. 17, 2017
      "It CAN be prevented, but never with 100% security and certaintity. Condoms, the pill... they all can fail."
  • 0 +5 -5 it just not right Mar. 2, 2016
    "I don' t think it should be legal because if you made a mistake you need to keep it because if you don't you will kill the thing you would probably make the biggest mistake of your life just think what if your mother was in that whating room ready to give you away back to god i mean that just not fair to you or that baby that can change your life"
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    • +2 +2 0 The Truth May. 12, 2016
      "God doesn't exist therefore quit using religion as an exist to not abort"
  • 0 +7 -7 khristal Feb. 25, 2016
    "no because they would missing out of a great thing in life watching their kids grow up in the world and you want be able to go tot any baby showers, graduation, prom;etc"
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  • 0 +9 -9 Janessa Feb. 23, 2016
    "each year 1.7% of women aged 15-44 have an abortion"
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  • 0 +7 -7 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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    • +2 +2 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 +7 -7 lydia Jan. 15, 2016
    "it doesn't matter if you were raped or just had unprotected sex.you shouldn't just kill the baby.even if you were raped you still shouldn't kill the baby. something good came out of something bad. if you had unprotected sex then you should take responsibility.you had sex you got pregnant. you need to take responsibility. and so should the father. its not fair to the baby. don't kill the baby because you were stupid and didn't remember to protect yourself. you should start taking birth control pills when you turn 16. or when you know your going to be sexually active. don't kill the baby. cherish it and love it. because one day when you wanna get pregnant you might not be able to, and your gonna be really mad you killed that baby."
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  • 0 +7 -7 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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  • 0 +11 -11 Mikah May. 15, 2015
    "abortion should not be legal because it is murder. You are defy that unborn child a life that is not your choice to take away. its not quite fair when murdering someone that is alive is illegal but murdering someone that is unborn is okay.That unborn baby is a human being just like the rest of us"
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  • -1 0 -1 Brynne Dec. 6, 2017
    "No abortion should not be legal. Abortion is basically killing a child and since there are multiple punishments for murder, I don't think it's fair for someone's to murder an unborn child without consequences. There are other options like adoption that can be taken without having to take the life of an unborn baby."
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  • -1 0 -1 Unnamed Commenter Dec. 6, 2017
    "Abortion is one of the biggest flaws that President Obama has everdone. If a mother chooses to have her baby killed, she would be arrested, if abortion did not exitst. Also if they abort the baby, and the mother moves on to another husband. A possible STD is most likely going to happen."
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    • 0 0 0 Hi Dec. 6, 2017
      "Abortion has been legal since 1973, thanks to a ruling from the Supreme Court. President Obama had zero impact on abortion being legal."
  • -1 0 -1 cai Nov. 9, 2017
    "I don't mind if somebody has an abortion. I do mind when my tax dollars start paying for it. I think if a woman wants to have an abortion, it needs to come from her or the father, not the american public."
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  • -1 0 -1 Rich Nov. 6, 2017
    "For the logically impaired: The baby inside the mom is a different body. It is not apart of the women's body. It is not a orgon. People say what if they don't want a baby. I say you be responsible and not have sex if you don't want a baby."
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  • -1 +1 -2 Alyssa G. Aug. 14, 2017
    "there are plenty of other solutions to an unwanted pregnancy but abortion shouldn't be one of them."
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  • -1 +2 -3 Blake S. May. 24, 2017
    "It is too private of a personal issue for the government to be given the authority to become involved in and make a decision for another as to the sanctity of it all as it affects more than one life."
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  • -1 +7 -8 Mike Aug. 25, 2016
    "Make a baby: Kill a baby. Abortion is man being God."
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    • +2 +2 0 Dave Sep. 10, 2016
      "All medical care is "man being god." Someone has a heart attack, clearly god is calling that person home. Why are we interfering and playing god all the time? We even let smokers who get lung cancer have chemo treatments. They brought it on themselves!"
  • -1 +5 -6 lil may-o Mar. 24, 2016
    "i agree with the first comment which states "abortion is a murder." abortion is a state in which a new born child is murdered by their parents. but why would their parents have sexual interaction in the first place?"
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    • 0 0 0 Lydia Dec. 11, 2017
      "Have you ever considered rape?"
  • -1 +13 -14 madg Feb. 23, 2016
    "no abortion is wrong an unfair"
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  • -1 +11 -12 EMILY Feb. 12, 2016
    "If you have an abortion you are killing a child of God."
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    • +2 +3 -1 Free her Feb. 12, 2016
      "If you force a woman to stay pregnant against her will you are enslaving a child of God. You haven't given any arguments as to why it is not okay to defend yourself in this situation. If someone tries to mug me I am allowed to defend myself even if that person was only going to steal my shoes and had no intention to physically harm or kill me. A pregnancy cause physical harm to anyone who experiences one. But you say the woman cannot defend herself? What makes a fetus so much more valuable than any other member of society?"
  • -1 +10 -11 Anna Jan. 15, 2016
    "One unplanned pregnancy could change the world. Jesus is a great example of an unplanned pregnancy changed the world."
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  • -2 +2 -4 John Jun. 15, 2017
    "Abortion is a self-incriminating confession to murder. It required a United States Judicial separation by trial after every confession to insure tranquility to the United States Constitution.
    Woman and medical professionals along with any witness can simple describe this attack on United States Constitution as a Gender specific Amputation or female specific amputation. this difference in confession is to alienate the self-incrimination the general public is led to make to a felony crime."
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  • -2 +2 -4 27 Mar. 22, 2017
    "I think more women would choose life if they were assured all the help they needed. I think we who are arguing for abortion to be illegal should be spending more time actually helping and supporting pregnant girls and young moms."
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    • 0 0 0 Why downvote May. 21, 2017
      "You ask people to help and support pregnant girls or young moms, and someone down voted it. This shows you what you are up against. There are those who don't care about the pregnant woman or young mom, even though healthy and supported parents lead to healthier babies and children. They don't like the idea of helping anyone. They are in it to punish. Pregnant women don't deserve any help, aid, or sympathy because they should be punished by being forced to have the baby and care for it on their own. It is completely twisted and in many ways evil."
  • -2 +2 -4 Her again /(^.^)/ Mar. 12, 2017
    "abortion is bad, instead of pushing to make it illegal, we should first go straight to the heart of it and defund planned parenthood we should, with that money, make more women's programs for those who don't want to abort their babies. Then, after all that is done, we can outlaw abortion so our future generations won't make the same terrible mistakes we did."
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  • -2 +2 -4 Anonymous Mar. 9, 2017
    "Having sex is a very serious thing. I believe it should be reserved for marriage, so really, this wouldn't be an issue for me personally. If someone decides to have sex with someone else when they are young, they know the risks and should have used protection. I know this has been pointed out many times before, but abortion is killing, and killing is wrong. It's murder. The only time when abortion I believe might be okay would be if the mother of the child was so traumatized by a rape that she was too mentally unstable or unhealthy to take care of the baby, or her choices were making the fetus unhealthy. Even then, there are millions of couples all around the world that want children, but can't. Adoption is a better option. Furthermore, people want abortions out of convenience. They made a bad choice, and want it to go away. But when you are young and you do something stupid, your parents punish you because you need to learn from your mistakes. Choices have consequences, for better or for worse."
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  • -2 +1 -3 anon Feb. 27, 2017
    "I'm noting that the majority of the arguments for the other side is either
    1) the child isn't human until two months or so
    2) what about cases of rape or for the life of the mother are at risk?
    Well, what about the abortions where the mother is not at risk and the child is distinctly human?"
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  • -2 +1 -3 How2101 Feb. 24, 2017
    "I've noticed that most pro-choicers think pro-lifers base their entire cause on Religion, but that's not entirely true. They are just mixing up religion with compassion, love, and selflessness."
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  • -2 +2 -4 How2101 Feb. 24, 2017
    "I think the democrats would have won this election, except they aborted all of their babies and therefore didn't have enough voters to win."
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  • -2 +3 -5 Beralli Jan. 30, 2017
    "No it is a life and it damages a women emotionally to a degree without a doubt they may not feel it at that time but someday they will. I incerely feel for them they have no idea at what they really did they are taught its nothing iI wish people would think about the woman who does this with compassion she has irrevocably hurt herself emotionally deep down and as I said someday she will understand this and not thank abortion clinics but dispise them. And now we know planeed parenthood does not care about them some even tell them to wait for the abortion until the child in them is more developed which puts the mother at greater risk and so they can sell the dead fetus at a greater value....shame shame on PARENTHOOD it's horrifying and an unspeakable thing."
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  • -2 +3 -5 bob Jan. 4, 2017
    "It would be mean to the child"
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  • -2 +3 -5 Protecter Dec. 13, 2016
    "Concerning the argument that making abortions illegal again would cause many women to seek out unsafe and illegal abortions: it is like saying that, hypothetically, if murder was legalized in a "safe" way, it would be wrong to make it illegal because many would resort to gruesome and illegal murders. Just because something is legal does not mean that it is necessarily right."
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  • -2 +4 -6 Giancarlo P. Oct. 25, 2016
    "The guilt that they would have after they knew a baby was kilt and it was yours."
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    • 0 0 0 Guilt is hard Oct. 29, 2016
      "Just read this really tragic one about a woman regretting her adoption so badly she cries at each of his birthdays :( Writes letters to the adopted family to no avail. Heartbreaking."
  • -2 +4 -6 krystal Oct. 19, 2016
    "no because you are killing a human being. it should be called murder"
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  • -2 +4 -6 jack boughmann Oct. 12, 2016
    "No, because every mother has a choice whether or not to have the child. For some circumstances, the mother feels that she MUST abort the child for personal reasons."
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  • -2 +3 -5 Dave Aug. 4, 2016
    "No, abortion is wrong and it does not take in consideration of the innocent babies life. I believe in God and believe he would not be pleased with this travesty that is occurring every day."
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  • -2 +3 -5 Carter May. 2, 2016
    "All life is precious. If it were not God would not have sent his only son to save us all. And what is abortion was legal in the roman empire and Mary did not want to have Jesus as her child then what"
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    • +3 +3 0 What? May. 2, 2016
      "If all life is precious, then a woman's life is precious too, right? So why is she forced to risk it? We don't require anyone else to risk their life to keep someone else alive."
  • -2 +2 -4 AndreaNY Apr. 16, 2016
    "When you listen to women who have gone through this procedure , who had horrible complications , listen to their stories, comfort them as they weep.. you will no longer feel the same. I have had 3 friends have horrific complications , and when they went to the emergency room they were treated horribly. They are just fodder to those in it for money."
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    • +3 +3 0 Bubble Apr. 22, 2016
      "I know, I cannot believe how dangerous it is to give birth! I don't know why ER doctors aren't nicer to women with epidural and C-section complications. So sad. I think they just need better training."
  • -2 +3 -5 Judge Mar. 27, 2016
    "Abortion is a murder, you knew what were the consequences of having a sexual intercourse at a young age. But there is a time abortion is necessary. Like if they mother was going to die if she gave birth it would be necessary because she could eventually have another baby and that could save her. Even if it was a child of rape abortion should not be considered because you're killing a life."
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  • -2 +7 -9 16 yrs old Mar. 21, 2016
    "I am pregnant right now... Im only 16 years old...The father wants nothing to do with it, he is almost 18 years old.. I can't keep it because my mom will kick me out and I will be living on the streets trying to support me and the baby... I dont want to get rid of it but I can't have it.."
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    • +1 +3 -2 Kenya Torres, 14 yrs Mar. 23, 2016
      "find help girl!! Go to planned parenthood they can help you out my sister went through the same thing. if your parents dont know find ways to hide it! This is about you right now.
      you cannot kill this baby
      go to an orphanage
      there is orphanages that will wait for you to have the baby they are nice enough to help you hide this from your parents, they will take the baby right after its born. you have to look for help!!!pliz!!"
    • +1 +1 0 Jorge F.14 Mar. 23, 2016
      "that's just messed up every father shouldn't leave their family"
  • -2 +4 -6 a friend Feb. 25, 2016
    "Here is a question to consider...If abortion isn't murder, why is it considered a double homicide when a pregnant woman is killed? Because the woman isn't pregnant with a clump of cells. There is a precious human life inside of her. Consider this quote by a former abortionist: "There is no difference between a first, second, or third trimester, abortion or infanticide. It's all the same human being in different stages of development. I finally got to the point when I couldn't look at those little bodies anymore." All humans are human...just because a baby is in the womb doesn't mean it is a different species. And sure, I fully believe that everyone should have control over THEIR body. But the problem is, women don't abort themselves. They abort someone else."
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  • -2 +5 -7 Chuz Life Feb. 18, 2016
    "Though it has been misinterpreted by our Supreme Court on more than one occasion, our Constitution remains in effect as the ultimate law of our land.

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

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

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

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

    Sooner or later, the Supreme Court will have to reconcile our Fetal Homicide laws with their previous ruling on Roe vs Wade."
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  • -2 +6 -8 Richard Pope Feb. 4, 2016
    "that baby that you killed could have been the next president, Mozart or generol."
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  • -3 +1 -4 Iza P. Oct. 31, 2017
    "A baby in your stomach has been waiting at least 40 weeks to see his own parents and live as a human being. Abortion is basically killing it. That's murder right there. And also, it's basically your fault for having the baby. You chose to have sexual intercourse, so sorry honey. Learn responsibility. You should've thought this further."
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  • -3 0 -3 nononononono Oct. 19, 2017
    "in my opinion this is completely wrong. your killing a human being. it is like murder. "But its not murder if its just a fetus." Um i think NOT! Think of it his way, this fetus WILL become a human. Just because it is like that for a little while doesn't mean it wont grow. this is murder and its not okay."
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  • -3 0 -3 Cal Oren Oct. 5, 2017
    "RE: Pro Argument #2 - It is unfair to list this as a PRO argument, without including a direct denial by way of a rebuttal on the CON side. there is no intent to deprive women of control over their OWN bodies, but rather to prevent them from destroying the bodies of innocent third parties, i.e., the unborn. What they do with or to their own bodies has never been a concern of the prolife movement as a whole.It is what they do to the body of another, much smaller and totally defenseless person."
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  • -3 0 -3 Johannah Sep. 6, 2017
    "Why should it be legal to literally take the life of an innocent person. Anyone else notice that when a pregnant woman is murdered the criminal is charged with two crimes? Why do people care more about a person's right than a person's life? If the woman doesn't want the child so bad, then there is something called adoption. Yes, children most likely would not want to be up for adoption, but thik about this, would they rather not live at all?"
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  • -3 +2 -5 Anonymous Jul. 16, 2017
    ""Stop telling women what they can and can't do with their bodies." is a terrible argument. I'm a male and I get told what I can and can't do with my body too. I'm not allowed to use my body to stab someone or steal from someone."
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    • 0 +1 -1 donate Jul. 18, 2017
      "Are you told you are required to donate blood or organs to people?"
  • -3 +1 -4 Low Key May. 5, 2017
    "In my opinion, If something would have a future of importance and you destroy it, it is wrong to do so, I guess most fetus would have grown to be of value to the community or the nation as a whole if it weren't destroy. For instance if all these great inventors like Steve Jobs, Ben Franklin and to mention but few were aborted, how would life be such easy for us. So to be firm it is wrong to abort babies period."
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    • +1 +1 0 Confused May. 21, 2017
      "What if all the murders were aborted? Why do you think only the "Steve Jobs" are aborted? If you are really concerned that a talented mind will go to waste, fund public schools! Too many minds don't have the teachers or resources to reach full potential. You can right the wrong by making sure each child has what they need to become the next Steve Jobs, or Marie Curie. You don't need to force people to use their bodies to keep anyone alive to reach this goal."
  • -3 +2 -5 Low Key May. 1, 2017
    "If you are in support for abortion, then dude you are in support with the criminals who delibrately take the life of innocent souls."
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    • +1 +1 0 Incubator Jul. 5, 2017
      "Or you could be for the rights of people who don't want to be incubators? A judge recently suggested that criminals donate blood to reduce their sentence and people were outraged. Society could just as easily decide that anyone who did't donate blood was a murder because people die without the donation. And that is just blood. Imagine donating your whole body!"
  • -3 +2 -5 Someone Mar. 24, 2017
    "I think that is the parents responsibility even if you have been raped how is it that childs fault too though?"
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    • 0 0 0 billy Nov. 10, 2017
      "So, it is the victims responsibility when they get raped?"
  • -3 +3 -6 emma May. 26, 2016
    "Personally, I believe that abortion is wrong and should not be allowed. Abortion is murder. Unborn babies are considered human beings by the US government. Even if the baby hasn't been born yet, it is still the killing of an innocent human being which is the definition of murder. Also, abortion is proving that you aren't responsible or ready to have a child which shows that you shouldn't even be having sexual intercourse if you aren't prepared for that. People need to take responsibility for their actions and accept whatever consequences that come their way. This is an important issue because it is impacting an underdeveloped embryo's life as well as a mother's. It can lead to future medical problems for the mother. Depending on what you believe, it still has impact on a human life which is why it is still an issue. This can be viewed in many different ways because some are pro choice and some are pro life. It depends on what you believe in but it all comes down to whether or not it should be legal or illegal which divides us all because no one can seem to agree on a decision to satisfy everyone."
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    • +2 +2 0 Amaya Jul. 8, 2016
      "You say "abortion is proving that you aren't responsible or ready to have a child which shows that you shouldn't even be having sexual intercourse". Do you expect married people to never have sex? I know plenty of married people who have had abortions. I also know married people who are done having kids. The average family has about 2.5 kids. That is a lot of time you are expecting married people to not have sex. Lofty goal, but unrealistic."
  • -3 +4 -7 dlk May. 26, 2016
    "on this topic i'm going to have to go with con. quoting my favorite hero [batman] " if youkill a killer the number of killer would be the same.""
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  • -3 +4 -7 Siati Charles Kormoh Apr. 26, 2016
    "OH COME ON..
    Let's face it, a lot of women who commit abortion do so primarily because they want to preserve their good looks, shapely body, keep looking sexy and not look pregnant with a big belly poking infront of you..
    there is also a good bunch who even do it because they're scared....the pains of childbearing, the concept of bring a mother..etc.
    And look, most of these people on the Pro side keep saying Ahhh, what if Susan was raped? she wouldnt be excited about keeping the baby of a rapist. . yes, true there are rape cases here and there but you and I both know that a much larger percentage of abortion cases result from consensual sex. Boyfriend Girlfriend sex... screwing your husband's brother sex, etc
    And duhh. Girls from rich homes and comfortable lifestyles abort too. Alot of them actually and several times for some,
    I'm from a country that is not considered very prosperous like the great America and abortion access can be rather expensive. Those who seek it are mostly those who can afford it.
    but anyway, the point of this post is point out that most of the people on the Pro side of abortion keep citing grave and ghastly reasons why women do abortion when in real life, MOST of these reasons are rather trivial."
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    • +1 +1 0 Missed the point Apr. 26, 2016
      "I think that protecting one's right to control their body isn't trivial at all. If I were to hold you down and take a pint of blood to survive a needed surgery, that would be a crime. There was a judge to recommended people donate blood as a way to pay off their crime and everyone was in a tizzy. But actual live inside someone's uterus? How is that okay?"
  • -3 +2 -5 Seaira Apr. 25, 2016
    "I grew up in all the conditions that would call for an abortion. 3 older siblings already in foster care-- two drug addict parents that are living in poverty due to their addictions. Food was not on the table; the water and electricity were constantly being turned off at home. But my mother chose life-- she told no one she was pregnant; my aunt that I now live with due to the foster care system did not even know I existed until my oldest brother spilled the news. Foster care before my home now was rough, too -- I lived with girls who cut up my clothes and beat me. My father essentially is a pedophile; I haven't seen my mother in over a year. However, even in the terrible conditions that I had to be born into, four years later, my mother chose life again: my sister. I would have given up so long ago if I didn't feel like I should protect my sister. My sister was the only stable thing in my life; sure, we fight, but I love her. Every fetus that is killed in abortions could save another's. They can change the world; each and every one of them. She saved mine. That is why I am Pro-Life."
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    • +2 +2 0 Bae May. 3, 2016
      "Seaira is right about one thing, donating blood is no where near the same as carrying a fetus to term. Donating blood is easy and almost risk free. Carrying fetus is difficult and risky."
    • 0 0 0 Seaira May. 1, 2016
      "I was wrong to suggest pregnancy as a consequence-- however, it is not abuse to a woman to feed a child. That simply is what a fetus is-- shooting someone on accident and someone asking you to give blood is no where near the same as making poor choices and ending up pregnant with a human life to care for. It is not abuse to take care of another human being at an idle expense. I have no doubt in my mind that these women do not realize what they are ending. It is not a problem with the body they have no liability for-- a child is a delicate being. That does not make it a higher class. Women are not subclass to begin with let alone being abused by being asked to carry a child as a result of bad decisions. Women deserve the best care they can receive as well as paid maternal leave-the real enslavement here is to assume carrying a child is abuse and a limiting factor in the success of women. Marrow is not the same as food for a developing child which has a right to life along with its mother and it is rather unlikely that we would force marrow donations. And since when were children in the womb seen as victims and mothers as murderers? That is a poor analogy.That's not higher class. Human equality for all stages is lost in your point."
    • 0 0 0 Missed the point Apr. 28, 2016
      "Seaira--You are missing the point. Every action has a potential consequence, but only when pregnancy is a consequence do we decide that a woman becomes a subclass that can be abused. I could accidentally shoot my hunting buddy in the butt causing him to need a blood transfusion, and even though it was my fault no one will suggest I be the one to donate the blood. Only fetus are given such an extraordinary class of their own that we would consider requiring them to be fed. Kids go hungry every day, but we talk about requiring women to use their body to feed a fetus. What is horrendous is that you think that "saving a life" excuses abusing someone. Where does it stop? I have friends now saying that parents should be required to donate blood, marrow, and organs to all progeny as needed. Maybe tomorrow it won't sound so far fetched to have mandatory blood and marrow donations. After all, people die every year waiting for marrow. You murdered; how dare you not share your marrow!"
    • 0 0 0 Seaira Apr. 27, 2016
      "To Missed the Point--
      Saving someone's life is just as important as keeping a woman's life in her own rights. It is cruel to kill someone who can, as you point out, could eventually cure cancers or become a murderer or just be a normal person. That is the cruelty here- pregnancy is not coerced. Pregnancy is a consequence for consenting women. You've missed the point here. You're killing a human life that could affect hundreds of people."
    • 0 0 0 Missed the point Apr. 26, 2016
      "Every fetus saved could also go on to be a murderer. But that is all irrelevant anyway. Even if we knew for certain the a fetus would go on to cure cancer, that is not a reason to force someone to use their own body to keep that fetus alive. I don't understand why people can't see how cruel this is. What if we decided certain classes of people were super important and everyone had to donate blood and organs to keep them alive? Such a crappy prospect, but people talk about doing this to women every day!"
  • -3 +3 -6 Justice Villarreal Apr. 4, 2016
    "Abortion is bad."
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  • -3 +4 -7 Ann. Mar. 29, 2016
    "Murder. That is simply what it is. Murder."
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  • -3 +3 -6 Bigred02 Mar. 24, 2016
    "aborting children is murder and should be illegal you have to think those dead children could have changed america for the better."
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  • -3 +5 -8 Mack Feb. 29, 2016
    "Abortion is just wrong. If you don't want the baby give it up for adoption or give it to an adult who will take it in and who you trust. It is killing a human being."
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  • -3 +5 -8 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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    • +3 +3 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."
  • -3 +7 -10 Dean Clark Jul. 12, 2015
    "Abortion kills babies and harms the mother!!!"
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    • -2 +1 -3 Erin Sep. 8, 2015
      "Forced pregnancy harms the mother. Find me a woman not harmed during pregnancy and childbirth. Abortion is incredibly safe compared to pregnancy."
  • -3 +6 -9 Jose Garcia May. 26, 2015
    Abortion is a sick way or killing off a innocent human being matter of fact no human being should be put to death just because they are unwanted or don't see right, they are still human. Would you have liked it if your mom one day told you that she was thinking about having a abortion when she was pregnant from you. See if your parents never cared about you you would have never been here voting for abortion to be legal, everyone deserves a chance to live no matter how small you can be everyone has a voice to be heared."
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  • -4 +1 -5 Kelsie Pence Apr. 25, 2016
    "Even though a woman may not be ready for a child, she made the decisions that led to her being pregnant and should not be allowed to "take her anger out" on an unborn child. Wether the child has a heartbeat yet, it is still a human."
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  • -4 +8 -12 Audrey fox Oct. 19, 2015
    "Abortions shouldn't be legal"
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  • -6 +7 -13 Casey Jun. 8, 2015
    "If I can have abortion I can pull out a gun and shoot someone"
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