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Should Abortion Be Legal?

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  • +37 +89 -52 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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    • +4 +5 -1 Hartnett Sep. 13, 2018
      "58,000 adoptions take place annually. Keep in mind, there are not 400,000 new orphans each year... That's just how many there are. Normally children are adopted around age 7. This just so happens to work if you do the math. Don't forget, every single one of these Orphans has the right to life no matter your perception of lacking care."
    • +1 +2 -1 JJ Nov. 9, 2018
      "so what you're saying is that the better option is to simply kill them off?"
    • -2 0 -2 Shyla Oct. 1, 2018
      "hey, where did you get this information? Please and thank you"
  • +36 +97 -61 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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    • +1 +2 -1 Eliza Schuyler Jan. 13, 2019

      The replies to this are mostly disgusting and wrong but I think you have a point! Plus, those who are saying it is their own fault, what about rape and molesting??? But NOOOO. Still your fault!"
    • 0 +1 -1 RANDOM Feb. 14, 2019
      "They shouldn't have been messing around in the first place if they don't want to get pregnant"
    • -1 +3 -4 Hartnett Sep. 13, 2018
      "Because you forgot to carry the, one.

      Your three examples had to do with one individual entity in turmoil, and naturally we understand aid for them. A mother is not in turmoil.

      Also, you are not at the front of the list on that organ transplant list drunk driving... And good luck having insurance cover your self-induced lung cancer.."
    • -1 +8 -9 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."
    • -3 0 -3 Anonymous Jan. 12, 2019
      "Your comparisons only have to do with the individual. Abortion involves two people, the mother and child, who is an innocent human life. You shouldn't have sex if you don't want to be pregnant anyway. Contraception has never been 100% effective, and you should take responsibility for your actions. Don't murder innocent human life for not being alive at the right time."
    • -3 +5 -8 Shannon Dec. 15, 2017
      "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. THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HAVING AN ABORTION. And your saying if a person has a baby they should just control that on there own? they do have a right to get medical help and have the baby. If they don't want the baby then they should just put it up for an adoption instead of killing it. It causes the mom who got an abortion pain,bleeding, and they sometimes regret it."
    • -4 +2 -6 Kelci Feb. 13, 2018
      "Incorrect, having sex as a teen in something you do on your part, if you chose to get knocked up for fun wile you can't but per say you were playing with a gun and shoot yourself you have every right to receive medical attention but what you did was still wrong but why would you kill a child and put that child though pain because of your mistakes you are truly sick that child could very well go up for adoption or with a family member or close friend there is no reason to kill an innocent life because you were stupid..but if you were raped and can't live with raising a child of a evil man then you still should not kill the child again it can go for adoption or with a family member, in my mind"
  • +24 +51 -27 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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    • +3 +6 -3 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."
    • +2 +2 0 Pro-Life Jun. 13, 2018
      "should a parents whom make poor decisions make the call to kill a baby whom has done nothing and just wants to be born"
    • +1 +3 -2 Matthew N. May. 1, 2018
      "So you should not prevent someone else committing murder?"
    • 0 +1 -1 Anonymous Jan. 12, 2019
      "God did give us free will, but that does not mean sin is okay. Abortion is murder. That's like saying I wouldn't personally murder my child but if other people want to it isn't my place to say anything. You are not taking away from their free will, but pointing out their sin. This is true love. When you ignore other's sins, you are not loving them."
    • 0 0 0 Daniel M. Aug. 27, 2018
      "you say we shouldn't "make that call for anyone else" but that is literally the definition of abortion. The mother is choosing the fate of the child and deciding to kill it without taking it's opinion at ease. Just because you can't hear a baby scream from the outside doesn't mean it's not screaming at all. The womb is supposed to be a safe place for the baby to grow, not a place a baby should fear and be killed inside of. I hope you respond with an educated answer and please inform me on your behalf."
  • +19 +49 -30 Codi Jan. 19, 2016
    "Abortions pre-date the christian bible so don't you dare try to use your favorite book to control my body, my life or my choices."
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    • +1 +1 0 Anonymous Jan. 12, 2019
      "I am a christian but religion has nothing to do with my views on abortion. I believe that scientifically, human life begins at conception. Morally, you cannot deny innocent human life the right to life. It's that simple."
    • 0 +1 -1 Anonymous Dec. 29, 2018
      "Abortions also predate the idea that the earth is flat. Antiquity does not equal validity."
    • 0 0 0 frank n. Oct. 29, 2018
      "as you are in favor of abortion,ihope you are willing to have a dialogue with me.why are you in favor of abortion?"
    • -2 +1 -3 zing Jun. 9, 2018
      "it's its own person living inside of you with its own separate heart and brain..its not apart of you. what about its life and its choices?"
  • +15 +43 -28 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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    • +1 +1 0 Emmanuel Goldstein Jan. 1, 2019
      "I hesitate to write a reply, because my stance seems fairly vocal in the response section of this thread, but for Anon's comment I would like to point out that the supposition that children will suffer if we let them live is morbid in a slightly funny way. Suffering or the possibility of suffering does not vindicate taking a life that has no say in the matter (which disassociates this issue from euthanasia).

      For Anonymous's answer, American consumerism isn't as dark as that, 'complicated processes' isn't a very good justification for taking a life, and we don't have to make women want anything (that has the echoes of an Orwellian dystopia). We do however need to keep people from taking lives for disproportionately insignificant reasons when compared with the value of life and focus on finding alternative solutions to difficult problems.

      Aspects of life will always be inconvenient and painful, but that doesn't make it any less valuable and that doesn't mean there aren't other solutions to problems."
    • +1 +1 0 Anon. Jun. 26, 2018
      "I agree with you, it is the women's choice. What I think could get some consideration is adoption. If all the women who got their child aborted gave their child for adoption instead, the orphanages would be more crowded and there soon wouldn't be enough people to take care of all of the kids suffering. This is just a thought to keep in mind."
    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jan. 12, 2019
      "Not wanting your child doesn't justify murder. It is not the woman's body. It is not her place to decide whether the completely separate, unique, innocent human life IN her body gets to live. Everyone should be given the chance to live. It is a fundamental right."
  • +11 +24 -13 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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    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jan. 12, 2019
      "You stated that abortion empowers woman by denying her "partner" the ability to ruin her life. I believe she has already given that man the ability by having sex with him. Furthermore, abortion kills women, not empowers them. What about the hundreds of thousands of baby girls killed by abortion each year?
      A lot of people are unwanted in this world. That doesn't mean we can tear apart their limbs and treat them as if they're disposable. The reality is that human life has infinite value. You have to at least give the baby a chance to live. You don't know for sure that the child will grow up unwanted or that the woman's life will be ruined. Their is no justification for the murder of innocent human life.
      Happiness is an illusion. It is worldly, and there are greater things for us in Heaven."
    • 0 0 0 josh Jan. 7, 2019
      "they may make that mistake up but what about in the future when she thinks about how she killed a innocent baby..."
    • 0 +1 -1 Plato's Man Jan. 1, 2019
      "Just because children may be denied the privilege of a good childhood means that they should also be denied the right to life? That's somewhat equivalent to saying "I care about ants, so I kill them so that they don't have to live a life of turmoil." In all honesty, the ant could care less what you think. I realize that I am drawing similarities between human children and ants, but when you make the deciding factor in taking life the possibility of suffering, it applies equally well to ants and children."
    • -1 +2 -3 AJ M. Mar. 20, 2018
      "Yes, but if you want a woman to do this, why would you have to let her through such a horrific experience of knowing that she killed a human being? Just because you are a man doesn't mean that you can't take care of your responsibilities!!"
  • +9 +22 -13 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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    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jan. 12, 2019
      "Thank you for not aborting your child. You saved a life.
      I don't understand how you have a child but still support the murder of others. My view is very simple: You can't scientifically deny that human life starts at conception, and you can't morally deny innocent human life its right to live.
      Rape: Why should the child be punished for its father's crimes?
      Abnormalities: This is discrimination. We can't walk up to everyone who's deformed or ill and tear apart their limbs.
      I agree that when the mother's life is in danger, she has the right to choose between herself and the baby.
      But in other cases, there is a choice between the happiness of the mother and the life of the child. Or the happiness of the child and the life of the child.
      Life is infinitely valuable, so regardless of the circumstances, you cannot justify abortion because it ends an innocent human life. Always choose life."
  • +7 +11 -4 DLC Aug. 31, 2018
    "Personally I believe that abortion can be good, because, What if you get raped? The Woman shouldn't have to go through the responsibility of carrying someone else's child that they DONT love, Abortion would be the easiest way for them to not bare a kid who wasn't wanted, but, if you don't believe in abortion, don't get one, this is just my own opinion."
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    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jan. 12, 2019
      "Rape: Why should you punish the child for its father's crimes. If the rapist doesn't get the death penalty, why should the child?
      If they don't want the responsibility of a child, they shouldn't have had sex in the first place. Contraception has never been 100% effective,
      Abortion may be the easiest way, but its not the most moral. It ends innocent human life.
      "If you don't believe in abortion, don't get one": I don't just not believe in abortion, I believe abortion is murder. With this in mind, I will actively fight for the rights of those who cannot defend themselves. This is like saying to me, if you don't like murder, don't murder people! But don't tell me what to do with my hand on the trigger!"
    • 0 0 0 Josh Jan. 7, 2019
  • +7 +28 -21 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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    • +1 +4 -3 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 0 0 Anonymous Jan. 12, 2019
      "Why should you punish the child for the crimes of its father? The rapist doesn't even get the death penalty but innocent human life does. This is unfair to the child and immoral. Regardless of the situation, the murder of innocent human lives is never justifiable. I understand that rape is a terrible thing, and I can't imagine what those pregnant from rape are going through. But I still believe that pregnancy is a blessing. There are always other options - adoption, etc. But you have to give your child a chance to live."
    • 0 +1 -1 Anon Jan. 3, 2019
      "Guttmacher Institute

      Percentage Reason
      <0.5% Victim of rape
      3% Fetal health problems
      4% Physical health problems
      4% Would interfere with education or career
      7% Not mature enough to raise a child
      8% Don't want to be a single mother
      19% Done having children
      23% Can't afford a baby
      25% Not ready for a child
      6% Other"
    • 0 +4 -4 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 +3 -3 dkl May. 26, 2016
      "i understand your question emily,but what if that cild could be such blessing in desgise?"
  • +7 +20 -13 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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    • 0 +1 -1 Trista Feb. 27, 2018
      "That's true. I am pro-life but I think in that case it should be allowed."
    • -4 +1 -5 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?"
  • +6 +8 -2 anonymous Jun. 26, 2018
    "Women who are raped by men and are impregnated deserve the right to abort that baby! I would be scared if I had to deliver a baby that was given to me by a rapist!"
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    • +1 +1 0 Anonymousc Jan. 12, 2019
      "Rape is a horrible thing that no one should go through. However, it doesn't justify abortion. Why kill innocent human lives for the crimes of their father?"
  • +6 +23 -17 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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    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jan. 12, 2019
      "I find it really sad that you call these precious innocent human lives accidents, burdens, and disappointments. You refer to them as babies and children this whole time. So are you ok with the murder of babies and children? Simply because they are accidents? What it comes down to is innocent human life. And there is no justification for the murder of innocent human life.
      Contraception has never claimed to be 100% effective. By having sex, you take the risk of being pregnant. Take responsibility for your actions. Don't kill innocent human life because you messed up.
      Furthermore, abortion is not doing "what we want with our bodies". The embryo/fetus is a completely separate, unique human being inside of the mother. It is not your place to decide whether another life gets to live.
      Also, you do not know that the mother's life will be ruined or that the child will be abused. You must give the baby a chance to live.
      "Murder? Oh well!" You speak of life like it is disposable. Life has infinite value. Consider this: a single mother has a 2 year old and loses her job, She can no longer afford to support the two of them. Can she kill her child? No! Because that life has infinite worth."
    • 0 +1 -1 hiya Apr. 25, 2018
      "hold up... did she just say that it's better to kill a child than give it up for adoption? you must be kidding me."
    • -2 0 -2 zing Jun. 9, 2018
      "did she just use finna? i think i just got dumber"
    • -2 +1 -3 AJ M. Mar. 20, 2018
      "I disagree! Those parents should just put babies up for adoption instead of keeping the baby they do not want and abusing them. And also sex is for reproduction. God did say it could be for pleasurable th ings but he expects us to take care of our own responsibilities!! If you cannot do that, then don't have sex at all."
    • -4 0 -4 emily Feb. 28, 2018
      "well it's better than killing your own child if you cant raise a kid dont have sex the only reason god gave us sex is to reproduce and make more families not to kill them"
  • +6 +29 -23 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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    • +2 +3 -1 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."
    • +1 +1 0 MoreSalt Mar. 14, 2018
      "What if we are writing a paper for it in English:("
    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jan. 12, 2019
      "In America, we have freedom of speech. We can talk about anything we want to talk about.
      Do I have to be a slave or slaveowner to know that slavery is wrong?"
    • 0 +4 -4 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."
    • -2 +2 -4 ??? 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."
  • +6 +17 -11 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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  • +4 +5 -1 A bit of both Dec. 7, 2018
    "Yes, what if a women is forced to have sex and becomes pregnent she shouldn't have to keep the child of the man who forced themselves on her. I mean in normal situations I wouldn't support it, but everyone deserves a choice in the matter, you shouldn't have to allow a baby to ruin your life."
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  • +4 +17 -13 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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    • -1 0 -1 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."
    • -3 +1 -4 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."
  • +4 +17 -13 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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    • +2 +2 0 The Casuist Jan. 3, 2019
      "For as long as we've been living, men have killed other men by choice. No matter how much we educate, pressure, scare guilt, or try to talk men out of murdering, there will always be men who murder - therefore, we need to provide for them a safe and hygienic place to do this.

      Until you refute or reconcile people's belief that abortion is murder, this is how they will read your comment. No one (at least I hope) seriously applies this argument to adult murder. Legalizing abortion gets rid of the guilt that comes from breaking the law and opens the door for many more people that don't have very good justifications to do the same. Therefore when you compare what would happen, the number of legal abortions shoots far beyond what the number of illegal abortions would have been which kills more babies. Your argument is a good one if fetuses have no value as humans. From the perspective that they do however, the argument sounds as stated above."
    • 0 0 0 frank n. Oct. 29, 2018
      "in your opinion,what is abortion?

      frank n."
  • +3 +7 -4 Bob O' Bobston Mar. 15, 2018
    "Listen here would anyone like to explain to me how we keep letting something like religion that is suppose to be good for us and make us happy keep ruining lives. When someone is forcefully made pregnant they should not be obligated just due to a religious belief to keep that child. Shouldn't we assume that the lord wants us to live our best life and would't the lord also want his children to be raised into a healthy environment in which they can prosper? I just feel that something that promotes wellness should not be the very thing that forces women to go through with something that can ruin their lives."
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    • 0 0 0 AJM reply Jun. 9, 2018
      "AJM: Adoption is an alternative to PARENTING, not pregnancy. The two are different."
    • -3 0 -3 AJ M. Mar. 20, 2018
      "First of all, the woman isn't forced to keep the baby. Show can put it up for adoption, she doesn't have to kill it. And God does ask us to be healthy but how can we be healthy when we have an immortal sin in our soul?"
  • +3 +9 -6 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 0 0 Anonymous Jan. 12, 2019
      "Rape is a horrible thing that no one should go through. However, it doesn't justify abortion. Why kill innocent human lives for the crimes of their father?"
    • -1 0 -1 anon Jan. 3, 2019
      "Guttmacher Institute

      Percentage Reason
      <0.5% Victim of rape
      3% Fetal health problems
      4% Physical health problems
      4% Would interfere with education or career
      7% Not mature enough to raise a child
      8% Don't want to be a single mother
      19% Done having children
      23% Can't afford a baby
      25% Not ready for a child
      6% Other"
  • +3 +16 -13 olivia Dec. 9, 2015
    "pro choice and pro life are completely different things. you can have your opinions but at the end of the day who are you to tell a women she has to go through unwanted excruciating pain or possible financial instability. also, it is closed minded to believe all babies come into this world wanted and that it is JUST the women who is now responsible for an entire new life. imagine the pain of women raped and left with forcing themselves to not only support the child on their own, but their own future, morals, or religious beliefs. women don't abort for fun, they do it for a serious cause. would you want to live the life of the child ,perhaps an orphan? never feeling wanted or feeling guilty of ruining your parents lives. think deeper then just science this is the mental health of our future which (unrelated but horrifically true), doesn't help our society when these instable people have access to guns. Kids are not toys and need to obtain proper care and affection."
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    • +1 +1 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?"
    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jan. 13, 2019
      "Who are you to decide whether innocent human life gets to live? It's a fundamental right.
      Not everyone who disagrees with you is close minded. Maybe some people are ignorant or oblivious.
      Scientifically, human life beings at conception. When an egg is fertilized, the baby has 46 chromosomes (human) and its cells (life) are rapidly multiplying.
      Morally, you cannot deny innocent human life the right to live.
      By having sex, you accept the possibility of motherhood because contraception has never been 100% effective.
      If you are pregnant from rape, that is terrible and no one should ever have to go through that. But why punish the child for the crimes of their father? Rapists don't even get the death sentence.
      I understand that pregnancy and motherhood can be a burden, but what it comes down to is innocent human life, and nothing justifies the murder of innocent human life. Human life is not disposable. It has infinite value. At least give them a chance to live."
    • 0 0 0 frank n. Oct. 29, 2018
      "as you are pro abortion,and I am against it,would you mind answering a question? what is abortion?

      frank n."
    • 0 0 0 Hartnett Sep. 13, 2018
      "Rather than never existing? Aye, aware of that dichotomy, I would rather live. I know abortion survivors who attest the same. Care to know."
  • +2 +2 0 amari Nov. 8, 2018
    "i belive it should be legal if the parent dosnt feel ready or cant even provide for it why put the child through so much towords when the parent is ready it would provide a better opportunity for the child"
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  • +2 +3 -1 Ty Oct. 9, 2018
    "You cannot allow someone who got pregnant one way to get an abortion while denying someone who got pregnant a different way to get one. A woman should not be forced to throw away her life because of an accident when she has the option not to. I disagree with using abortion as a form of birth control and believe people should be more responsible. But people seems to forget that accidents and crimes do happen, and a woman who is a victim of that should not be punished for the rest of her life. A woman old enough to have a child already has a life, while a fetus is still developing. It has been proven that they cannot feel pain when the procedure is performed. I respect pro-life opinions, but when people are plain denying facts and biology, and it hurts women physically and mentally, that's where I draw the line. I do believe that abortion should be taken seriously though, and it is something to think long about before having one, because sometimes there will be consequences."
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  • +2 +3 -1 hello Sep. 27, 2018
    "From my point of view, abortion is depends on each individual.And we dont blame or defeated a lot of on the person who used to have a abortion.Sometimes they have no choice, maybe just a impulsive action, and the consequence for them is too latient,"
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  • +2 +10 -8 Anonym00se Feb. 14, 2018
    "It's a women's body so therefore it should be her choice."
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    • +1 +1 0 Jay Christensen Nov. 26, 2018
      "No, it isn't the woman's body. It is her unborn child's body. It is a distinct organism with its own life and potential. It is inside its mother's body, not part of it. So it should be the child's choice. Child can't make the choice yet? Wait for the child to be born, grow to an age where the child can make its own decision, then ask the child if it would like to be killed. What do you think it he/she would say? You obviously weren't aborted by your mother. Neither was I. I'm glad I was given the choice. Are you? The mother wouldn't have gotten to choose what to do with her body if her mother had chosen to abort her. Why wasn't it her choice then, but it is now? Is it because now she can do something about it? That would mean that the right to choice hinges on the capacity for self preservation. So if you can't defend yourself, you have no right to choice? It's not the mother's body she's killing."
  • +2 +9 -7 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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    • 0 0 0 why????????????????? Mar. 13, 2019
      "why are you on both sides?"
    • -1 0 -1 dwhud Feb. 1, 2018
      "wheres your proof"
  • +2 +17 -15 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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    • -2 +1 -3 Josh Glass Jan. 15, 2016
      "Its not a pregnant woman's treatment, its the child's treatment that is the issue."
  • +1 +2 -1 Angelica Elizabeth Jan. 13, 2019
    "Okay, who do anti abortion people think they are? Oh wait, I know, people who just never know facts. You say that the "vast majority" of pregnancies are willing, but what to the actual statistics say? Oh, that's right, 1 in 5 women will be raped at some time during their life. But it is worse for those younger. 1 in every 4 girls will be molested before they turn 18. Also, hundreds of thousands of children are in a orphanage, unadopted with nowhere to go. Poverty. Google Images is all you need to not want a child to grow up in that. Also, if you aren't pro-choice, you're predictable too! Always saying it was your choice. Well, say it is. What if you can't afford it? See Orphanage and Poverty. A teenager who has no one to give the baby to? Drop out of school. Never get a full education. How does that sound? Taking away the babies choice? More like taking away the horrors the baby would see in it's miserable life."
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    • 0 0 0 Jonathan Jan. 15, 2019
      "You say that pro-lifers are uninformed, but you clearly haven't looked into your facts either. It IS true that about 1 in 5 women will be raped in their life according to a quick google. However, the number of abortions due to rape (or incest) was only about 1%, according to a survey in the New York Times. This number was also confirmed by the guttmacher institute, though they said it was 1.5%"
  • +1 +2 -1 Why not? Dec. 15, 2018
    "If people have a free will then they should be able to choose whether they want the baby or not. Also, people might have been raped and if Abortion is illegal, the mother would see the man that raped her in her baby's eyes, this might tempt the mother to put the baby in adoption which will increase taxes to help social services and parents that adopt children. There are already so many children in for adoption and fewer parents to adopt the children. Just remember! if you were in that situation you would want to abort that baby as soon as possible."
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  • +1 +2 -1 Kayli S. Dec. 10, 2018
    "When you say that you are anti abortion, the only thing you are preventing is a woman's right to a SAFE abortion. If abortion became illegal, there would still be abortions being performed. They would absolutely not be done professionally, and would put the woman in more danger. I myself would never decide upon abortion, but women should have the right to a safe abortion."
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  • +1 +3 -2 Jacole Oct. 16, 2018
    "Yes abortion should be legal."
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  • +1 +3 -2 sinclaire Oct. 11, 2018
    "if baby daddies can abandon the "child", so should the women, that's all im saying. no tea no shade just straight facts..."
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  • +1 +4 -3 sophia Sep. 28, 2018
    "My body, my choice"
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    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jan. 13, 2019
      "Its not your body and not your choice. The baby is a completely separate individual growing in the mother, and it is no one's choice to take the innocent life of another."
  • +1 +4 -3 2YoungGIRLS May. 17, 2018
    "I believe that abortion should be legal. Because women do not get all the respect they deserve and the position that they are are put into can be hard on them which can cause mental stress on them and the child at hand. If they are raped we don't want to keep that child. Some women are put into the position where they didn't have the choice whether or not to have a baby. Ex: Some girls 16 and under had been raped leading them to having a baby at a young age is shocking and unfair, being bullied and judged by the students around them to the point where the feel worthless and helpless. Feeling guilty that it was their fault that they are having a baby. Everyone should have the right to say they don't want a baby. Sometimes they just didn't want the child or didn't have any financial state to take care of the baby. Some people may say killing the baby isn't the right way to go. But sometimes people have been put into unlucky situations. Overall, women all over the world should have t he right to choose if they want to keep the baby or not."
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  • +1 +2 -1 Thy is anonymous May. 6, 2018
    "It doesn't matter if you are pro-life or pro-choice, abortion must always be legal. If you make it illegal, women will just use illegal, harmful, life-threatening ways to receive an abortion or could receive an abortion in another place, so you're doing nothing to prevent it. Not like overpopulation is a desperate problem anyway..."
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  • +1 +2 -1 Annika May. 3, 2018
    "Many argue that abortion is murder and all that. If I were to carry on that statement, then wouldn't a miscarriage be suicide? I think suicide is something that goes against the Bible, but that is out of the woman's control.

    Some people suggest that rather than aborting, women should send the child to adoption. Following abortion is murder, miscarriage is suicide, then adoption is rejection.

    Speaking of adoption, there are so many people out there that don't adopt, because they want a baby 'of their own', rather than someone else's. Who says that the child that would have been aborted, wouldn't just be put into the adoption center, waiting for a family that may never come?"
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    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jan. 13, 2019
      "Its a completely separate thing. Abortion is murder because you are literally paying someone to kill your child. Miscarriage is something out of your control. Its a death and its extremely sad, but not intentional. Suicide implies that it was brought unto itself, but its not like the baby killed themselves!
      I support life from conception to natural death. I believe all life should be given a chance to live, and that nothing justifies the murder of innocent human lives."
  • +1 +3 -2 alyssa Apr. 2, 2018
    "If Abortion is illegal then raping is also an illegal... But no one is stopping and raising against rape and the male dominant still persist... Cheater also ran away after giving baby and the women has to suffer for life long and cannot find him as well as no court will give her justice. The abortion rate reduce if the rape and abusing reduces... If all these things stops then People will only abort if there life is in danger."
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    • 0 0 0 A Concerned Fetus Jan. 7, 2019
      "Some research should be done and this comment be edited this argument has and will always be the information shoved down people's throats by libertarians. Rape accounts for less than 1% of all abortion. And if it is a cheater you are with there are so many counters to pregnancy that are legal. Example (Birth control, Rubber, spermicide, dusch, ect) Sooooooo whats your argument? (Checkmate Atheist)"
  • +1 +12 -11 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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  • +1 +9 -8 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 Kristina Jan. 16, 2018
      "It wasn't unlawful to keep slaves, but was it right?"
    • 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?"
  • +1 +18 -17 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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    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jan. 13, 2019
      "Nothing justifies the murder of innocent human life. I don't know why you think this can be justified. You can't just kill someone because you "believe that they shouldn't be there". What if a woman one day decided that she didn't want her teenager? Could she just kill her child?
      Overpopulation is not an excuse either. The healthy birth to death rate to maintain population should be 2:1, and America is only 1.7 to 1. Other countries in Europe are 1.4 to 1 and 1.2 to 1. Also, everyone in the world could fit"
  • +1 +20 -19 Aksel May. 19, 2016
    "yes should be a womens right... I am man and I support a womens right to abortion. the last thing we want is to go back in time, wow... that would be wrong... 100% for a womens right to control her own body and decisions."
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  • +1 +19 -18 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 Anonymous Jan. 13, 2019
      "I'm so sorry that your family members had to go through that, and I can't imagine being pregnant from rape.
      But why punish the child for the crimes of their father? Rapists don't even get the death sentence.
      I understand that pregnancy and motherhood can be a burden, but what it comes down to is innocent human life, and nothing justifies the murder of innocent human life."
    • -4 0 -4 How2101 Feb. 24, 2017
      "And women shouldn't tell themselves what to do with their unborn child's body."
  • +1 +21 -20 Anna Jan. 15, 2016
    "I believe that the only reason someone should aboard a baby is because of rape or having sex against there will."
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    • 0 0 0 bobby s Nov. 17, 2016
      "true also if they dont have money"
  • +1 +18 -17 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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  • +1 +16 -15 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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    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jan. 13, 2019
      "I'm confused by your sentence that we shouldn't expect humans to exhibit more care than God. But shouldn't we show basic care and value for human life? Is the right to live not a fundamental right?Scientifically, human life beings at conception. When an egg is fertilized, the baby has 46 chromosomes (human) and its cells (life) are rapidly multiplying.
      Morally, you cannot deny innocent human life the right to live.
      I understand that pregnancy and motherhood can be a burden, but what it comes down to is innocent human life, and nothing justifies the murder of innocent human life."
  • +1 +16 -15 Kaitlyn Oct. 20, 2015
    "Within this argument, it shouldn't bring in a different stand point like religion. A good bit of the population may not believe in God."
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    • 0 0 0 marisa conroy Nov. 17, 2016
      "thank you for saying that so now people can get something from a smart person."
    • -3 +1 -4 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..."
  • +1 +10 -9 lefteercs Oct. 1, 2015
    "I refuse to be forced into taking one side or the other unconditionally as many of us seem to be doing these days on so many complex and controversial issues which is very disappointing. That said, I am generally pro choice BUT I am NOT in favor of late term abortions UNLESS they are associated with cases where there are severe birth defects or severe risk to the mother. While I understand there may be cases where giving birth may result in severe hardship to the mother, I feel that by 21 weeks we are no longer talking about a fetus but a human life and that abortion may not be a humane solution - from the baby's perspective. My understanding is that a very small percentage of late term abortions are cases are NOT associated with severe birth defects or severe risk to the mother. This is what we should be talking about. Not simply whether one unconditionally supports abortion or not, which is stupid."
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    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jan. 13, 2019
      "May I ask why you aren't in favor of late-term abortions and why you consider life starts at 21 weeks? If it is because of how brutal the procedure is in the 3rd trimester, I would suggest you also look into 1st and 2nd trimester procedures, which are just as terrible. There is no difference between a baby at conception and 21 weeks besides size and development, neither of which confer personhood. Scientifically, life begins at conception. At that moment, the baby has 46 chromosomes and is made of cells. We call that human life."
  • 0 0 0 Emma Feb. 2, 2019
    "Countries with less restrictive laws on abortion have lower rates of abortion. Just because someone is pro-choice doesn't mean they want to allow more abortions. It could mean giving women more education and options. Talking with a doctor instead of politicians ruling what you can and can't do. Research shows abortions take place with or without the laws to do so. Keep women safe and educate them."
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  • 0 0 0 Morgan Jan. 23, 2019
    "Not all women are willing to go through the process of carrying a fetus. This can be expensive, especially for women in situations were money is already tight. Some women don't want the symptoms that come from pregnancy,(i.e. fatigue, physical discomfort, mood swings) or are unable to deal with them. Physical limitations can affect their employment opportunities, and later, their financial situation. Others do not want to go through the painful process of giving birth. Most cases, the process is many hours long, and requires a recovery time that many women cannot afford to wait through. Sometimes, women are unwilling or unable to care for a child. They may not wish to deal with the hardships of parenthood. While adoption and foster-care are possible, the adoption rate for children in America is 2.5%. Moreover, some women simply do not want to take time out of their lives to support a child. It is expensive and time-consuming, as well as difficult to take the needs of another person into account as well as your own. Not all women have the support of their family or partner. Some recognize that they aren't ready to have a child, maturity-wise, and so it is simpler and more cost-effective to simply abort the fetus,."
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  • 0 +4 -4 Riley Apr. 24, 2018
    "We should have a choice."
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    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jan. 13, 2019
      "No one should have the choice to take an innocent life."
  • 0 +4 -4 Anon Mar. 29, 2018
    "A grown woman with a life and livelihood has more right to live than a fetus without a conscience and the ability to think for itself."
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  • 0 +4 -4 Mary L. Dec. 18, 2017
    "In 2016 The Lancet published an extensive study of world-wide abortions. One important finding was that the rate of abortions was similar in countries where it was illegal under all conditions to countries where it is legally available on request. The major difference is that countries with legal abortions have a lower rate of maternal mortality. With this in mind, how can people of good conscience keep trying to make abortions illegal?"
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    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jan. 13, 2019
      "What about child mortality?"
  • 0 +7 -7 Lydia Dec. 11, 2017
    "It's the woman's right to choose"
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    • 0 0 0 random person Jan. 27, 2018
      "Choose what exactly?"
  • 0 +13 -13 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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  • 0 +10 -10 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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  • 0 +11 -11 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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    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jan. 13, 2019
      "I can fight for both unwanted children and starving children equally. Why is it one over the other?
      If you view a fetus as a child, what justifies your opinion that the murder of innocent human life is okay because they're unwanted?"
  • 0 +7 -7 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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  • 0 +11 -11 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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    • -2 +1 -3 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."
  • 0 +7 -7 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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  • 0 +7 -7 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."
  • 0 +8 -8 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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  • 0 +7 -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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  • -1 +3 -4 anita Jan. 29, 2018
    "yes because if a kid is underage and they get abortion instead of being a young age and raising a child that you aren't supposed to have at a certain age."
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  • -1 +18 -19 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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    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jan. 13, 2019
      "1) I can worry about both. But unborn humans are alive. Scientifically: at conception, the baby has 46 chromosomes (human) and its cells are rapidly multiplying (life). I don't know what else you call something with 46 chromosomes and cells.

      2) Regardless of religion, killing is bad. Also I think you're trying to say that God doesn't exist, not that religion doesn't exist? (I know this is off topic, but creationism is logical. Just like saying a book has an author. Nothing can create something)
      3) Contraception has never been 100% effective. Yes, by having sex you accepted the possibility of pregnancy and yes, you do have to worry about kids when you have sex. So yes, you should take responsibility for your actions.
      4) So we can just kill people if they can't think? What about those in comas, who are brain dead? We can just kill all of them? Fetuses are innocent because you can't sin until you know right from wrong.
      5) Animal lives are not worth as much as human lives. People in comas can't feel pain or think either. Alien fetus? You mean human fetus. They should be cared for because they are human LIFE.
      Please reconsider your opinion and start valuing human life."
    • -1 +2 -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'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."
  • -1 +9 -10 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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    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jan. 13, 2019
      "All these issues you have stated are valid and deserve attention. I also believe we need to fix our foster care systems and adoption systems.
      But none of this justifies abortion. Abortion ends the life of an innocent human being. And NOTHING justifies that."
  • -1 +16 -17 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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  • -1 +14 -15 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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    • +3 +3 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!"
    • +2 +2 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."
  • -1 +4 -5 Tony Mar. 18, 2016
    "Thanks for your help!"
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  • -1 +16 -17 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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    • -2 0 -2 thero May. 2, 2016
      "how about the unborn child's right to live"
  • -1 +8 -9 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 Anonymous Jan. 14, 2019
      "Life is sacred says anyone with a conscience. God did not bring death, people did.
      I am Christian but my opinion has nothing to do about religion.
      Scientifically, life begins at conception. The baby has 46 chromosomes and cells at that moment. We call that human life. So it is a fact that a fetus is a baby.
      Morally, you cannot deny innocent life the right to live.
      Want to commit suicide? On your own body? Doesn't affect me, so I have no right to oppose it. After all, its not my life for goodness sake.
      I value life from beginning to end, from conception to natural death. And, no, I was not going to tell you how I was willing to abandon a baby at birth, because I don't believe that, and neither do most people. I believe we should improve our adoption systems and have programs to help mothers through pregnancy and parenthood.
      There's a difference between sperm, eggs, and fertilized eggs. When you masturbate, you're not ejaculating fertilized eggs. So its not murder. But as I stated above, life begins at fertilization, so abortion is murder.
      I am pro-life and being anti-abortion is something that comes as a result. My point is that nothing justifies the murder of innocent life. Please consider my argument. Thank you."
    • 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."
  • -2 0 -2 kathleen Jan. 31, 2019
    "Well I wish my mother would had aborted me, I didn't not have a childhood at all and tried to kill myself when I was 12 because of horrible verbal abuse. It should not be other people's choice between that person and God. Where were all of you when I was being abused, you talk yell but I don't see you giving clothes, feeding and taking care of these children."
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  • -2 +6 -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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    • 0 +1 -1 Not risk-free Sep. 17, 2016
      "Just want to make sure you realize that all pregnancies are dangerous. Few women have absolutely zero complications. Gestational diabetes increases a woman's risk of diabetes later. Pregnancy induced high blood pressure caries risk. Pre-Eclampsia is dangerous. Even birth is dangerous. I know quite a few women who ended up in intensive care after a birth. So your statement "there is no any kind of risk..." is quite false. There is great risk, and women seemingly healthy women die during pregnancy and childbirth."
  • -2 +5 -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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  • -2 +8 -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 Anonymous Jan. 14, 2019
      "I am christian but my view on abortion has nothing to do with religion.
      The first con is scientific, and that is all you need. Because life scientifically starts at conception, and no one can morally deny innocent human life of the fundamental right to live."
    • 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."
    • -2 0 -2 Kelsie Apr. 25, 2016
      "For your information, i am a christian. Our government was BUILT on religion. So yes, we have a right to use religion to state our case. There should be no separation when we were built upon it."
  • -2 +10 -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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    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jan. 14, 2019
      "I believe that our adoption and foster care system definitely needs work. I also think we should have more programs to help women throughout pregnancy and motherhood.
      Still, the failures of the adoption system do not justify the murder of millions of innocent lives.
      Also, I do not believe most people think of abortion as something you do on a whim, or look down on people that abort. Instead, at least for me, we believe that abortion is extremely serious and we should try to save as many lives as possible by expressing our beliefs. We simply believe adoption is an alternative to abortion, not that it is a simple decision."
  • -2 +8 -10 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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    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jan. 14, 2019
      "Scientifically, life begins at conception. It has 46 chromosomes and cells at that point.
      Morally, you cannot deny innocent humans of life.
      Now I will address your points:
      The fetus is not part of your body, it is a distinct being growing inside of the mother.
      Rape is wrong because it violates a body. Abortion also violates the bodies of young men and woman inside their mother's womb. So if you are against rape, you should be against abortion.
      How is abortion justice for rape victims? In that case, you are only punishing the baby for the rapists crimes. The rapist doesn't even get the death sentence.
      Since when do size and development determine personhood? Does someone who is shorter and less developed than me have less value?
      I've never heard anyone from the pro-life movement say that circumcision is ok, but I feel like that is a little irrelevant. Our argument is not based on their ability to feel pain, but their value as a human being.
      Sure, fetuses and embryos are clumps of cells, but so is every other living thing in this world. You and I are simply bigger clumps of cells. Anyway, my point is that at the moment of conception, a human life is formed. And all human lives deserve the fundamental right to live."
  • -2 +3 -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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  • -2 +6 -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!"
  • -2 +7 -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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    • +3 +3 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 0 0 Anonymous Jan. 14, 2019
      "Killing babies with birth defects is just discrimination.
      Contraception has never claimed to be 100% effective, so by having sex, you accept the possibility of a pregnancy. So take responsibility for your actions.
      Stupid teenagers who don't know what they're doing should grow up, not kill innocent babies."
    • -1 +2 -3 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?"
    • -1 +1 -2 Free her Feb. 12, 2016
      "You say "you should have to deal with the lectures and pain that you deserve to have." So pregnancy is punishment? A child is punishment?

      What about the judge that told people they could donate blood to avoid jail time, is that punishment also okay? Are we now saying that when people make mistakes they can pay it off with their own body?"
  • -2 +4 -6 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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    • +2 +3 -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."
  • -3 +7 -10 Yvonne Aug. 3, 2016
    "For me would one want to be an a country that hasn't enough food to feed all of us? To many children adds to a problem like this as an example. Abortion if done legally thus far is very carefully controlled so that it is truly not taken lightly should it be necessary for an abortion to take place. Reasons for the child's health as well as the Mother are one example of why abortions in our country have truly not been taken lightly. So for me it is much or cruel to allow children into a life that could incapacitate or cause them long term pain or death. Than to allow for abortions to take place that as I mentioned are taken very seriously."
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    • +1 +1 0 Anonymous Jan. 14, 2019
      "I don't believe overpopulation is a big concern right now, especially when there are tens of thousands of empty jobs in the US and the entire world could fit into Texas. So, no, abortion is not a necessary evil.
      No one but God knows whether a baby is going to live a life of pain or be surrounded by love. Or if a baby is going to become a criminal or successful businessman. But this uncertainty is not justification for murder. It is no one's place to deny the life of another.
      What we should be worrying about is the 3,000 babies, innocent human lives, brutally murdered everyday."
  • -3 +9 -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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  • -3 +2 -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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    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jan. 14, 2019
      "I do care about where the babies go, but that doesn't mean I have to adopt all of them."
  • -3 +12 -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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    • 0 0 0 STOP KILLING Jan. 29, 2019
      "actually not true a mother can not just throw away the matrenal instinct"
  • -3 +2 -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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    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jan. 14, 2019
      "I don't think people should be having sex in the first place because of the chance of having one."
  • -3 +4 -7 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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  • -3 +5 -8 John Bobbs Nov. 2, 2015
    "Abortion is not a completely bad thing. Some women are not emotionally or physically ready to have a child and these women should not live with their pain. The reason why I say this and not that she should set the child up for adoption is because some women become attached to the child that they cannot keep. So abortion is on occasion better for both the child and the parent."
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    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jan. 15, 2019
      "So because women might experience pain, millions of children should die? How is better for the child that they die without a chance to live?"
  • -3 +8 -11 Kelsey Oct. 21, 2015
    "You need to think about it scientifically. Abortion is only legal within a certain amount of time, usually before the end of the first trimester, before the zygote becomes a fetus and starts to develop into what will be a person. After that, it becomes manslaughter. A legal abortion is not murder. If you plant a seed, and you later remove the seed from the ground, did you cut down a tree? I'm going to have to say no to that one. If you don't want an abortion? Don't have one. But do not deny someone else's right to a safe and secure procedure. Side note: Don't throw your Christian God into this because if he exists, we're all sinning in his eyes anyway. Not everyone follows Christianity. Don't bring it into our legislative system."
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  • -3 +10 -13 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 +2 -6 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 +6 -10 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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    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jan. 15, 2019
      "Rape might be a personal decision but that doesn't mean its not morally wrong and that the government shouldn't be able to make it illegal.
      At conception, we have 46 chromosomes and cells, so thats when life scientifically begins. And morally, you can't deny innocent human life of the right to live. Even though I'm Christian, my view on abortion has nothing to do with religion. It's just science and basic ethics."
  • -4 +2 -6 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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    • +1 +1 0 Anonymous Jan. 15, 2019
      "Do all Democrats have to pay for the millions of illegal immigrants in this country? Take care of all of them? I can still stand for a cause and not take such action.
      We are simply saying that innocent human lives deserve a chance to live, and you can't take away that fundamental right."
    • 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 +9 -13 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."
  • -5 +4 -9 anon Jan. 11, 2018
    "Yes, men should not be allowed to comment or vote on this issue at all."
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    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jan. 15, 2019
      "You don't have to be a slave owner or a slave to know that slavery is bad.
      Men can definitely have an opinion on this, it's a free country. Think, it's not illegal yet."
  • -5 +9 -14 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!"
  • -5 +6 -11 Richard Pope Feb. 4, 2016
    "the baby that you killed could have been the next terrorist or killer."
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    • +1 +2 -1 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."
  • -5 +2 -7 jett Jan. 15, 2016
    "yes it should because some woman need to not have kids and some males forget protection"
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    • +1 +1 0 Nun Ya Business May. 12, 2017
      "Males don't forget protection"
  • -5 +5 -10 Jonathan Curiel Sep. 21, 2015
    "While many will argue that killing a fetus is murder in reality it is not. A fetus does not have a consciousness. Due to this it not being a unmoral procedure. Most of the people who who say no to abortion are people who are happily married and are middle or high class people. Imagine working a minimum pay job and having a baby? Have you ever heard of rape babies? At that point you're forced to have a baby you didn't have consent to even begin creating. See many people who say no to abortion are living a easy life while people who lie in the "real world" will say yes because we know what it is like to have problems in life. Many people can barely afford the mortgage on their home less raise a child or yet another."
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    • +1 +1 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."
  • -7 +5 -12 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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    • +1 +1 0 Anonymous Jan. 15, 2019
      "That baby is JUST a baby? You're implying that you already know its alive, but let me just clarify this.
      Scientifically, life begins at conception. That is when we get 46 chromosomes and cells. Morally, you cannot deny innocent human life of the right to live.
      So now that we've established that, let me say that life has INFINITE value. No baby is JUST a baby. It is a human life. Every pregnancy and parenthood has some points of being miserable and hard. If we made that the standard, it would be "kill all babies". You don't know who the baby will become. And no one has the right to deny innocent human life because of a possibility."
    • +1 +1 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?"
  • -9 +7 -16 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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    • +3 +3 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?"
    • +1 +1 0 Anonymous Jan. 15, 2019
      "I am Christian but my views on abortion have nothing to do with religion.
      Scientifically, life begins at conception because we have 46 chromosomes and cells at that moment. Morally, you cannot deny innocent human life of the right to live.
      That's what it always comes down to. And it is no one's place to take the life of another."
  • -17 +7 -24 V Nov. 5, 2015
    "It's a necessary evil."
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    • 0 +1 -1 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 +1 -1 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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  • +21 +92 -71 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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    • +14 +17 -3 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."
    • +7 +12 -5 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?"
    • +6 +8 -2 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."
    • +2 +4 -2 Sean (12) Jun. 5, 2018
      "I'm 12 and I disagree strongly. Obviously there is the rape/molestasion argument(which I totally agree with) but even these people who say protection (or lack of it) is the problem, no protection is 100%. And have you ever made a mistake that you were able to fix and try again? Kind of like unprotected sex. And the argument that if you are pregnant from rape then your baby should stay alive because "God has a plan for it" is complete crap. I'm an atheist, but based on what I understand, then God's plan for the baby is abortion, right?"
    • +2 +5 -3 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."
    • +1 +2 -1 Diogenes Jan. 2, 2019
      "Isabel, there is no such thing as 'accidental manslaughter' and mothers would have to be convicted of some sort of criminal or negligent activity before they could be charged with anything.
      You're 14.... the main point expressed in the comment wasn't that people shouldn't get abortions because they using contraceptives, it was the fact that when you're convicted of murder or theft, you "just have no options" because your actions have led to consequences (all actions do) that take your options away. You can't avoid responsibility with someone else's life. You can avoid responsibility by not acting (hence the argument for abstinence regardless of people's quite frankly immature 'disagreement' about it)
      For most of these comments, the rape argument is rather silly. Legalizing abortion for everyone just because a small percentage were raped is ridiculous. There are many other solutions to the difficult problem of rape conception.
      To David F., I am fairly positive that there is no widely accepted scientific evidence that says ANYTHING has a soul. I am not going to wait for science to find ectoplasms before I vote to have ANY murderer put in jail. Your line of reasoning applies equally well to both of our lives. I like life."
    • 0 0 0 anna Mar. 4, 2019
      "i totally agree with you and my names is anna and i m 59 old alot older then you to.but i also believe its wrong no matter what and im also pro-life to.also when i was 17 years old i was raped in a foster home and got pregnant and was given a secret abortion long story short but even though i was raped i would of still wanted my baby...."
    • 0 0 0 Regina Oct. 31, 2018
      "I do understand this argument but no matter the situation, a certain percentage of women will always abort for reasons that only make sense when you hear their stories. For that very reason alone, we must make it safe for women instead of going back to ugly removal tactics. And then, we need to do the obvious which is educate. The success rate is astounding when we teach honest sex ed."
    • -1 0 -1 v Dec. 12, 2018
      "what if the woman was raped then is it still her fault, clearly you are just pointing out the mistakes in women and what they do as if a man has never raped someone before."
    • -2 +2 -4 I'm 14... Mar. 22, 2018
      "I agree completely! And, yes, I've read the other comments and about molestation and rape. I believe that it is neither the mother's OR the baby's fault that the mother was raped. If the mother can find a place in her heart to keep the baby until it is born and THEN put it up for adoption, then there would be no need for this discussion. But most mother don't think like that, and I understand! But, believe it or not, God did that all on purpose-and not to be mean or anything-it means that he has a plan for that unborn child. And same goes for people who have protected sex and STILL have babies. God has a plan for your baby. That baby might end up being a saint, or someone who changes the world! I mean, you can't really know until you give birth to that child. If you put it up for adoption, no harm done! You can choose to keep an eye out for your kid or you can pretend they never existed. But my beliefs still stand. And you may all think I'm biased because I came from a Catholic family, but like my priest always said, "You're not a true Catholic unless you are Pro-Life." And that's all I'd like to say."
    • -2 +3 -5 anonymous Feb. 17, 2017
      "i agree with this 100 percent!"
    • -4 0 -4 jared h. Apr. 16, 2018
      "i agree, why because you "guys" should "protect" yourselves!"
  • +9 +25 -16 Destiny G. Jan. 23, 2018
    "Abortion should not be allowed. It takes away a life that can live to grow and die of old age. The baby should be able to have its rights to live a life that not any parent should control. It is a terrible way to get rid of a child when you have a option to have them adopted. You have two options, abortion or adoption. The parents out there that do not think more than twice, chooses abortion. This should not be an option. The mother shouldn't have that one right to take a way a life that may be created by her but not her life."
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  • +6 +26 -20 random Mar. 5, 2018
    "God gave us life it should not be taken away by a poor choice"
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  • +5 +16 -11 Lanna Mar. 2, 2018
    "No, my reasons behind it is you are killing a human. Yes some people say that is a fetus but you at one point were a fetus. If your mom didn't want you you wouldn't be here right now. Therefore, if a mom is pregnant and doesn't want a baby adoption is the answer. If you are a women and your pregnant it was you who did that to yourself."
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    • 0 0 0 Joan Jan. 18, 2019
      "Rape victims? Jeopardized child birth? health risks? Its not just about what happens to the kid after birth, an abortion might save the mother's life, and if she is a rape victim then it wasn't her choice or fault to begin with. not only that, but consent to sex IS NOT THE SAME as consent to pregnancy, the man could have been a douche and not used a condom without telling her, its happened before, or maybe he didn't pull out in time. either way, dont blame the woman. and if abortion IS made illegal, leaving a woman because of pregnancy should be illegal too."
    • -1 0 -1 v Dec. 12, 2018
      "lmao i didnt choose to be born"
  • +4 +27 -23 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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    • 0 0 0 Alexis Oct. 14, 2018
      "It's in the mother's body though??? Wtf. Women have the choice to give life to that fetus and completely has the right over. You have to be absolutely ridiculous to think you're being forced to have something you don't want."
  • +3 +26 -23 Tony Mar. 18, 2016
    "Thank you for you help with my SS class!"
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    • -2 0 -2 Josaphine Feb. 28, 2018
  • +2 +8 -6 Really? Nov. 1, 2018
    "A child could change the world, why take away that potential just because eh, you don't feel like having a child and owning that responsibility. People in America need to grow up, ABORTION IS MURDER!!! You are taking a life away from a human, who are we to decide who lives and who dies, why are we trying to play God?!?! People deserve their lives and that's final."
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  • +1 +1 0 Sharon Roach Mar. 14, 2019
    "I believe that abortion is wrong. It is killing an innocent child and not even giving them a chance to live. They deserve a life just like we do. It doesn't matter if it isn't born yet, it still is a human being. This is a really bad thing to do. God gave us a life for a reason and we need to let people live. You should not kill a innocent child. One who is your own. It is so evil and wicked to do that. I believe we need to take a stand and stop abortion!"
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  • +1 +1 0 Myself Mar. 12, 2019
    "Abortion should be illegal. It is murdering a baby. Yes, it is a baby not a fetus. Think about it. You would be killing a baby. I think that no matter what you should have the baby, even if you don't want it, still give the baby a life, you could put the baby up for adoption and give it a home it would want. There should not be a thing that is legally murdering someone. When you murder the baby you are taking away its life choices and its rights. Who know, maybe that child that was killed could have been amazing. But you will never know unless you let that baby grow up. If a female becomes pregnant she should accept the responsibility to take care of that child. An abortion could also lead to medical problems for the female who did it. They could very well get infected from it. According to the bible killing an unborn child should be illegal. So I think that the act of murdering an unborn child should be illegal."
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  • +1 +1 0 K. Jaylen Mar. 12, 2019
    "Many arguments are based on the fact that it is the woman's body; the baby is her body. That is honestly stupid. It has its own heartbeat, it's own developing body. Although it is dependent on the mother, it is not the mother."
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  • 0 +1 -1 Random Mar. 10, 2019
    "I'm not talking about whether the person was raped, underage, or could possibly die.
    Women use this as an excuse to get rid of babies when they want. Of course not all, but a lot. In certain cases it should be legal.
    if you don't want a baby be more careful as, sex wasn't created for you to "have fun" or "bond" with your partner. its so you could reproduce. Yes, Contraception isn't always affective. and guess what? we know that. yet still, women (and men) have sex knowing this. They had the choice then to have sex. If you're not ready for a baby, then I'm sorry but you're not ready for sex.
    Abortions should only be legal for rape victims, or someone who could possibly die conceiving. As a rape victim didn't chose, and someone could die if not."
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  • 0 +3 -3 abortion sucks! Mar. 4, 2019
    "ABORTION, (sorry about my temper) should be ILLEGAL, (sorry, again) because that way you DON'T, (i'm so sorry) give the baby a CHANCE, (gee, what's up with me today?) to be welcomed to THE WORLD, ( wow, I love babies that much? again, wow.)"
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  • 0 +5 -5 frank n. Oct. 27, 2018
    "will someone who is in favor of abortion please tell me why.thank you"
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    • 0 0 0 frank n. Feb. 15, 2019
      "I want to ask people who feel abortion is ok,what they feel abortion the fetus alive,if so what does it mean to end this life?these and many other questions are what I have for those who are ok with response to them depends on what their answer to the first ? is"
    • 0 0 0 Carlos Ortega Feb. 15, 2019
      "Hey frank, I wouldn't exactly say I'm in FAVOR of abortion although I do understand how someone like you can get confused about that. I am pro-choice meaning I am totally fine if you keep your child and I commend you for taking on that responsibilty. Some one who might be younger or less well off might not be willing to take that responsibility and in that case I believe they have the right to choose to terminate the pregnancy. Also rape"
  • 0 +5 -5 Jane Goodall Oct. 25, 2018
    "Fetuses are babies. They have as much of a right to live as you and me. Taking away a baby's life before it is even allowed to take its first breath outside of the womb is murder, plain and simple"
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  • 0 +6 -6 Andrew May. 23, 2018
    "Even if the fetus has no heartbeat, it's still developing inside of the womb, meaning it's alive."
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  • 0 +7 -7 Riley May. 3, 2018
    "Imagine if Steve Jobs or Nikola Tesla was aborted, we would never have such great ideas in our society."
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    • +1 +1 0 anonymous Jun. 26, 2018
      "Everything happens for a reason. There is a reason that Steve Jobs and Nikola Tesla were born, they were meant to create things that change the world. If there was a baby out there that could have changed the world someday but it was aborted, it will be reincarnated and take on the world in a different way."
  • 0 +6 -6 Matthew N. 14 May. 1, 2018
    "I believe, as many other people I know, that life begins at contraception. Something beautiful is being made. In just a short time, a heart starts beating and the brain starts working. Why should a day decide if someone lives or not? Honestly! The humanity! We are supposed to protect each other, not freaking kill them! Murder is the ending of life. It's the same for fetuses! End abortion now!"
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  • 0 +8 -8 Jared H. Apr. 16, 2018
    "in my opinion i have read a lot about abortion and i do indeed seem to not like it because it is killing an unborn human being that is innocent to life. i believe that it should be illegal for this exact reason, I believe it should be illegal to kill or harm an innocent unborn child. By a Sincere 13 yr old who is working on a CBA"
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  • 0 +10 -10 Natalie A. Mar. 15, 2018
    "Many believe that a man who doesn't want to take care of his kid is a deadbeat dad but some believe a woman who doesn't want to do the same is pro-choice. You are pronounced dead when your heart stops beating, but why are you not pronounced alive when your heart starts beating
    Whereas death is the end of all biological functions that sustain an organism. Whereas immediately after fertilization, the combination of an egg and sperm is scientifically defined as an organism. Whereas a human organism, no matter the size, has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in America. Whereas taking the life of the unborn infringes upon a human's 'unalienable rights' stated in the United States Declaration of Independence. Whereas governments are created to protect these rights for every human. Therefore, abortion at any gestational period is illegal and takes away a human's rights. Therefore, the only exception is if the only way to save the mother's life is to have an abortion. Be it resolved that those not wishing to keep their child after birth can give the child up for adoption. Be it further resolved financial aid will be given to the mother's in dire need so they may care for their child. I so move."
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  • 0 +12 -12 Tanner N. Feb. 12, 2018
    "It is one thing if you are raped and don't want the child. You have the choice of adoption. But if you have sex and get pregnant, you have no right to kill the child, mistake or not. Just because you don't have the means to care for a child does NOT mean they don't get the right to experience life on Earth."
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    • 0 0 0 Alexis Oct. 14, 2018
      "Well, they're gonna have a FABULOUS experience of life on earth especially when you don't have the means. Yea there's adoption but the mother can live with that guilt of giving up her child for the rest of her life not to mention the psychological hardships that child may face not knowing their birth parents - along with the searching and yearning to know who they are. At least the depression and other psychological/physical effects of an abortion can be fixed with time"
  • 0 +13 -13 Anonymous Jan. 26, 2018
    "Abortion is murder. Inhumane. Born yet or not, these hundreds of millions of murdered babies who were mercilessly killed had a right to live, and yet everyone is just standing by this. Even if the babies haven't opened their eyes ever, or their brain isn't developed, or if they are "unable to feel pain" during the procedure. "We see [in an ultrasound image] the child’s mouth open in a silent scream... This is the silent scream of a child threatened imminently with extinction" [145] ( Think about it. Everyone born in America after 1973, your parents had the chance to abort you. Did they? No. They didn't pick the inhumane choice of murdering their baby. And now, you want to kill your own children. What makes your life worth any more than the hundreds of millions of aborted babies globally?"
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  • 0 +12 -12 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 +6 -6 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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  • 0 +8 -8 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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  • 0 +22 -22 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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  • 0 +27 -27 not important Sep. 26, 2016
    "i grew up in a christen household and killing the fetus is like killing a another human being."
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    • +1 +1 0 Daniel M. Aug. 27, 2018
      "@ A, you realize 0.3% doesn't mean "often" majority is because the mother was irresponsible or didn't consider wearing protection. That means rape is not a valid reason of abortion."
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  • 0 +15 -15 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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    • +1 +2 -1 What? Apr. 26, 2016
      "Eep! So you think the woman doesn't deserve a good life?"
    • 0 0 0 George Bailey Jan. 1, 2019
      "Eep! So you think babies don't deserve life?
      What do you honestly think matters more: convenience or a life?
      You know, it used to be that a majority of women didn't think they had a good life if they didn't have children. A woman's 'good life' doesn't depend on having an abortion, it depends on how she looks at it. If she feels she needs to kill something so that she can have a good life, her perspectives probably need to change. Don't get me wrong, many women (and people) live horrible lives, but there are many more ways to fix that than abortion."
  • 0 +39 -39 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 +1 0 Anonymous Dec. 6, 2018
      "Sometimes WASN'T a choice to get pregnant. Rape is still a thing. It's terrible, but if they're young and don't want to go to school pregnant and embarrassed then there shouldn't be a debate about what she does with HER body. Would yo be happy if complete strangers told you that you couldn't get a medical procedure if there's a risk. I thought not....."
    • +1 +6 -5 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."
    • 0 0 0 Eliza "Not Dumb" S. Jan. 13, 2019
      "Okay, who do you think you are? Oh wait, I know a man who just never knows facts. You say that the "vast majority" of pregnancies are willing, but what to the actual statistics say? Oh, that's right, 1 in 5 women will be raped at some time during their life. But it is worse for those younger. 1 in every 4 girls will be molested before they turn 18. Also, hundreds of thousands of children are in a orphanage, unadopted with nowhere to go. Poverty. Google Images is all you need to not want a child to grow up in that. Also, if you aren't pro-choice, you're predictable too! Always saying it was your choice. Well, say it is. What if you can't afford it? See Orphanage and Poverty. A teenager who has no one to give the baby to? Drop out of school. Never get a full education. How does that sound? Taking away the babies choice? More like taking away the horrors the baby would see in it's miserable life."
    • -4 +7 -11 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."
  • 0 +14 -14 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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    • +1 +1 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."
  • -1 +1 -2 Audrey Lewis Feb. 26, 2019
    "If you are planning to have sex, just know the consequences. Have protected sex. Yes, condoms and pills are not 100% effective but its better than nothing. You are still taking the risk though. If you get pregnant, have the baby. If you're not ready for a baby, give it up for adoption. Adoption is still a sad option but you are giving that child an opportunity.

    What about the people that get raped? It's not their fault. People say being pregnant with a baby that was cause of rape gives them horrible memories, but if you have an abortion, you are still gonna remember what happened.

    Another way to look at it is if the baby has a little chance of survival AFTER being born. I'm not talking about miscarriages but died after being born. If your child has a high chance of death after birth, you should still give the child a chance. Many kids live past their life expectancy.

    You got raped and you got pregnant, you don't deserve it. You don't deserve having to change everything in your life just for this baby that was forced upon you. But why should the baby die? Yes, it is a fetus but it has a soul. For the people that have sex on purpose and accidentally get pregnant, have the baby. Don't kill."
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  • -1 +2 -3 ABORTION KILLS Jan. 29, 2019
    "If one aborts their baby what kind of person are they they must have a cold heart if they would willingly harm a child. Children are the future and if my kids future could be improved by one of the souls that have been destroyed by the parents that are intended to be loving and kind there could have been another thomas edison in the group advancing the world in a new way and yet this baby not fetus was killed by the one who is supposed to love them the most out of everyone abortion is murder and that is not negotionable and If its the womans body that they think they are controlling they are wrong they are only housing a sweet sinless child of god stop killing babies they are perfect also if we need to take away guns cause they kill children then we should take away abortion cause it kills children too"
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  • -1 +2 -3 Heather Jan. 27, 2019
    "Abortion is no different that a women giving birth and putting it in a garbage bag and throwing it in the dumpster. The only difference is that most of them are done in a doctors office or hospital. A murder is a murder no matter where it is done. My 6 year old when I told him that some people think it is ok to kill babies. He said they better be glad their mommies wanted them. Think about that when you have a precious gift from God and you are about to end it. That is evil and horrible. No one has the right to take a helpless little baby at any stage of pregnancy and kill it. Early stage abortions are bad but when a women decides in the last month that she doesn't want it she a very cruel person. I am a women and I am sick of people saying that women have the right to choose. No they don't, the have the privilege of carrying that child until the day the world is blessed with its birth. My right as a women doesn't mean I can chose my child's right to live or die. Nothing is more wonderful than holding something that grew in your womb and knowing that you sheltered it and protected it for nine months. Knowing that you are the most important thing in that childs life."
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  • -1 +3 -4 Jon Jan. 15, 2019
    "If you don't want to have a baby, then don't have sex. Even with protected sex there is still a chance for a pregnancy, so if you are willing to take the risk, you should be prepared to accept the consequences. It is hardly fair to kill something, (whether or not you count a fetus as a person) that will one day become a wonderful, unique individual just because you made a mistake. Of course it is not the fault of a rape victim, but that's another matter entirely."
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  • -1 +13 -14 Kevin Mar. 7, 2018
    "Many women do not have a chance to have a baby having a child would be a dream for them being raped is a fact that you will live with for the rest of your life if in another relationship and having sex it will come back to you. don't kill a baby"
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  • -1 +7 -8 mw Feb. 28, 2018
    "I will always be pro-life, and not just because of all the arguments presented here, but because of my personal experience. My mom was 17 when she gave birth to her first child, my older brother. She didn't let this stop her from finishing high school and graduating from college. Even though she struggled financially at times, she did it. I admire my mom so much for this. Because she had her child and fought to make a life for herself, I know have an amazing older brother. I also have a sister-in-law and a nice now. My life would be so different without them in my life and I'm so glad my mom chose life so I could meet them. Everyone deserves a chance to live, no matter who you are you impact others. It's time our society stopped being selfish and only doing what's convenient. It's time to be accountable and step up to do the right thing even if it's hard because the reward will be worth it."
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  • -1 +10 -11 james Feb. 24, 2017
    "plan b, birth control, morning after pill, and condoms all i have to say"
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    • 0 0 0 Alexis Oct. 14, 2018
      "Not all forms of contraception are one can defy mother nature unless you wanna practice abstinence for the rest of your life."
  • -1 +11 -12 hej Feb. 3, 2017
    "dont kill babies"
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    • -2 0 -2 no Jun. 1, 2018
      "LOL SO TRUE XD"
  • -1 +8 -9 bob Jan. 4, 2017
    "It would be mean to the child"
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  • -1 +12 -13 Mike Aug. 25, 2016
    "Make a baby: Kill a baby. Abortion is man being God."
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    • +8 +8 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 +13 -14 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 0 0 no Jun. 4, 2018
      "lol so true XD :)"
  • -1 +8 -9 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."
  • -1 +12 -13 Destany Apr. 6, 2016
    "Being immature and not thinking about the consequences of your actions does not give you the right to deny another human being the chance at life."
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  • -1 +7 -8 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 Anonymous Jan. 14, 2019
      "Exactly, because abortion is the murder of an innocent life, it is never justifiable. That is what all my arguments are founded on."
    • 0 0 0 Lydia Dec. 11, 2017
      "Have you ever considered rape?"
  • -1 +8 -9 None Mar. 24, 2016
    "Abortion is considered murder in the bible. Even though the child is not out of the mother's womb yet, it still is a living organism. Think about all of the potential lives that could have been saved and been deserving of a loving home. Just something to think about as you decide what side you're on."
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  • -1 +34 -35 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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    • +17 +19 -2 Truthhurts Jun. 6, 2016
      "um nothing cause I'd be dead?....."
    • +11 +11 0 John Lewis Oct. 13, 2017
      "If your mom had an abortion, you would not, could not feel, because you would not BE. Think"
    • +4 +8 -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."
    • +2 +3 -1 A Feb. 1, 2018
      "This is seriously inconsiderate. Rape is a thing, and terminated pregnancies are often done because of rape, certain death if the mother gives birth or an unwanted pregnancy. A fetus can't even FEEL anything until 20 weeks and any abortions done after that are to protect the mothers"
    • -6 0 -6 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"
  • -2 +1 -3 Gabby G Feb. 14, 2019
    "Abortion is completely wrong. The question is not should abortion be illegal but why is not illegal. This is totally wrong why should us humans get to decide who lives. This is just morally wrong. We should not choose who gets to live when we have a hard time deciding what we should get from McDonalds."
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  • -2 +3 -5 Anonymous Jan. 12, 2019
    "I am a Christian but my views on abortion have nothing to do with my religion. You cannot scientifically deny that human life doesn't start at conception. At that moment, it has 46 (or 47) chromosomes, and are made of cells.
    You cannot morally deny human life the right to live. That life is innocent, precious, and invaluable. You cannot kill it for existing.
    My body my choice: It's not your body, its a completely separate individual inside you. It's never your choice to murder an innocent human life.
    Condom broke: Sex is sacred, more than just a physical transaction. If you have sex, you should be ready for parenthood. Contraception has never been 100% effective. You should take responsibility for your actions. There are always other options besides murder.
    Rape and Incest: You are punishing innocent human life for existing. Punish murders for murdering, kill people in self defense, but don't punish a baby for the crimes of its father.
    What it comes down to is an innocent human life, and you can never justify the murder of innocent human life. I am pro several choices: abstinence, adoption, and motherhood."
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  • -2 +3 -5 Jay Christensen Nov. 26, 2018
    "People keep arguing that "it's her body, so it's her choice." Problem is, it isn't her body she's choosing for. The body being killed belongs to the child. It has it's own independent genetics, its own cells, its own structure, its own everything. If the woman's choice matters so much now, why didn't it matter when she was the one defenseless in her mother's womb? What if her mother had aborted her? Then she wouldn't have gotten to choose what happened to her body. But now that she can care for herself, her choice matters and her baby's choice doesn't? What if her baby grows up to be a woman who ends up pregnant? Then does her baby's choice matter? I say, let the child be born and grow up, then ask the baby (now a child) if they'd like to be killed so that their mother doesn't have to pay for them anymore because they are such a terrible burden on their mother, and should never have been so inconsiderate as to be born, see how that child reacts. The mother already chose what happened to her body when she had sex. Rape is an exception, not the rule. And rape, while terrible, still wasn't the child's choice, so why should the child be punished? Punish the rapist. Children are a blessing, not a punishment. Wherever they come from."
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  • -2 +4 -6 Sierra Oct. 17, 2018
    "I am pro life, because having an abortion is the same as murdering a baby. The baby deserves a chance at life, it is one of our unalienable rights, the right to life. Every child is a wonderful creation, and we should respect that."
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  • -2 +4 -6 Hartnett Sep. 13, 2018
    "Abortion is an abomination plaguing our Country and is defended by selfish delusional euphemisms. The innocent, defenseless, and latent potential of the Life in the Womb aught have our protection, not be prone to legal sacrifice now even funded by tax. This is entitled desolation."
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  • -2 +5 -7 Emilie Sep. 5, 2018
    "You never know. One day one of those babies that abortion has killed could've found the cure for cancer."
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    • 0 0 0 v Dec. 12, 2018
      "and what if they weren't, everything happens for a reason."
    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Dec. 6, 2018
      "but they could have been a TERRIBLE person you never know"
  • -2 +5 -7 Pro-Life Jun. 13, 2018
    "Think about it your parents make a mistake(baby). And they wanna kill you because of their mistakes. All the things you want to become all the things you want to experience everything you wanna be and do is gone why because of two dumb non-innocent adults, killing an innocent baby who has done nothing but want to live"
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    • +1 +2 -1 anonymous Jun. 26, 2018
      "You have a valid argument, but something to keep into consideration, when you are in the womb, you are just a microscopic organism. You can't have hopes and dreams or want to experience things because you don't know what there is to experience. From my research, I believe that abortion is preventing a child from being unloved by the parents who made the mistake of getting pregnant. Even if the child was to go up for adoption, that could still put the child at risk of having unloving parents anyway. I hope to see your response and viewpoint on my comment soon! :)"
  • -2 +7 -9 Any Sane Person Feb. 15, 2018
    "The only difference between a child murder and an abortion, is the child murder goes to jail."
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  • -2 +5 -7 larry Jan. 31, 2018
    "dont be stupid and want to fix your problems by killing a child it was your mistake not to use protection in the first place. and dont come at me with that "we did use protection, it just broke" bull crap because 99.9 percent of the time,thats a lie."
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  • -2 +7 -9 Xylia A. Jan. 11, 2018
    "Abortion should not be legal under any circumstance. The baby is a life with a soul from the moment of conception, and the baby is a separate human. The baby should not have to die because the mother CHOSE to have sex. Even if she used protection and birth control, there is always a risk and she chose to take that risk. In cases of rape, the baby should not die because someone raped the mother. Two wrongs do not make a right. As far as disability and Down Syndrome go, why on earth does the baby deserve to die because it is not like everyone else? When my mama was pregnant with my sister and me, neither her nor my father even wanted the Down Syndrome test because it did not matter. Would you love your child less if he or she was disabled? Even if the child may die, would it be better for the baby to surely die, or would you rather he or she have a fighting chance? Miracles happen. And if the mother may die, miracles can still happen. Any good parent would die for their child. A baby is neither the mother's body nor property, and she cannot kill the baby indiscriminately. The law counts killing a pregnant woman as double homicide, and if someone else who kills the baby is charged with murder, so should the mother and doctor."
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  • -2 +5 -7 Bill B. Dec. 31, 2017
    "If a truck driver gets into a wreck with a pregnant woman he can go to jail for vehicular man slaughter, but if you abort a innocent little baby you get off Scott free. To me that's just not right."
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    • +2 +2 0 Anon Mar. 29, 2018
      "Yes, but said woman is a living human with a conscience, that fetus is a sac of cells."
  • -2 +4 -6 Shannon Dec. 15, 2017
    "I think abortions are bad because it is like killing a human being. And when woman do that they are getting ride of a child that could get an education and have children when they are older. It is better to have the child and give it up for adoption if you don't wan't the baby. At least the baby will be going to a nice family that loves it instead of some mother that does not care for it at all"
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  • -2 +3 -5 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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  • -2 +3 -5 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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    • +1 +1 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."
  • -2 +3 -5 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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  • -2 +2 -4 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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  • -2 +3 -5 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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  • -2 +3 -5 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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  • -2 +4 -6 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 +5 -7 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."
  • -2 +3 -5 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."
  • -2 +6 -8 Tabs May. 4, 2017
    "I believe that everyone has their own rights,, 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, 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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  • -2 +4 -6 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 +3 -5 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 +7 -9 krystal Oct. 19, 2016
    "no because you are killing a human being. it should be called murder"
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    • 0 0 0 Anon Mar. 29, 2018
      "It's not a human that thinks.
      It's a mere collection of cells."
  • -2 +5 -7 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 +7 -9 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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    • +4 +4 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."
    • -1 0 -1 Trista Feb. 28, 2018
      "Most people don't die giving birth"
  • -2 +11 -13 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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    • +2 +2 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?"
  • -2 +5 -7 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!"
  • -2 +6 -8 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 +9 -11 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!"
  • -3 +4 -7 AJ M. Mar. 20, 2018
    "Abortion should be illegal. I am only in middle school and I already know that things this evil shouldn't be allowed. First of all, it is against the words of God. Second of all, mothers should pay for their mistakes, which is not a mistake because living beings aren't mistakes. And last of all, there are better things that can be done! Like adoption instead of abortion!"
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    • +1 +1 0 Majorly P.O.ed Jun. 4, 2018
      "if you believe that god is not real, then that is your own personal thoughts. some people are religious and you do NOT have to violate their personal comfort by telling us that God is not real. and that laughing emoji? you think that's funny? think again."
    • -1 0 -1 anon. Jun. 26, 2018
      "AJ M. - the words you chose to write offended me. I am a freshman in High School, and I am a female. I don't plan on being a mother anytime soon, but if I did get pregnant by accident (accidents happen. like condoms breaking, for example. The only solution isn't unprotected sex), it is my choice to abort the baby or not. I'd like to see you give birth to a child at 13 or 14 and give me your thoughts after you have to drop out of school to take care of that "mistake" (baby) of yours."
    • -1 0 -1 S.B Jun. 25, 2018
      "Actually, God/Jesus did not say anything on abortion, so unless He specifically did, don't take his sayings out of context."
    • -1 0 -1 Annika May. 3, 2018
      "Some people who are pro-choice are people who don't want to give birth in the first place."
    • -3 +1 -4 no Jun. 1, 2018
      "listen god is not real XD"
  • -3 +1 -4 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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  • -3 +3 -6 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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    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jan. 14, 2019
      "While abortion is private and personal I think the government should be involved. A lot of things are private and personal but because abortion affects more than one life, as you said, it should involve legislature. Especially because it results in murder, which is against the law."
  • -3 +3 -6 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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  • -3 +7 -10 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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    • 0 0 0 Regina Oct. 31, 2018
      "Don't forget, they won the popular vote so your argument does not hold water."
  • -3 +5 -8 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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  • -3 +5 -8 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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  • -3 +6 -9 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."
  • -3 +6 -9 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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  • -3 +5 -8 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."
    • 0 0 0 Rebecca Feb. 28, 2018
      "If you don't want a baby use protection."
  • -3 +6 -9 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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  • -4 +3 -7 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!"
  • -4 +3 -7 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?"
  • -4 +3 -7 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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  • -4 +2 -6 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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  • -4 +7 -11 Cindy Apr. 6, 2016
    "It should be illegal. It is murder."
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  • -4 +9 -13 Justice Villarreal Apr. 4, 2016
    "Abortion is bad."
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  • -4 +6 -10 Ann. Mar. 29, 2016
    "Murder. That is simply what it is. Murder."
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  • -4 +4 -8 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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  • -4 +8 -12 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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    • +2 +4 -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!!"
    • +2 +2 0 Jorge F.14 Mar. 23, 2016
      "that's just messed up every father shouldn't leave their family"
    • 0 +1 -1 Anon Jan. 3, 2019
      "Should've worn a condom(-,-)"
  • -5 +4 -9 boi Mar. 14, 2018
    "abortion is wrong XD"
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  • -5 +1 -6 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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    • 0 0 0 Iza Mar. 29, 2018
      "Ok. Well let me reword this. You're basically killing an innocent human being who is waiting to be born and see his family. Unborn babies are considered human beings by the US government. Also, the federal Unborn Victims of Violence Act was to protect unborn children from assault and murder, meaning that anybody intentionally killing or attempting to kill an unborn child should be punished. Abortion can cause problems for women at the end. Example: It can cause physiological damage. Based on a peer review in 2005, people who went on abortion had very high scores on anxiety and depression. More than 173,000 American women were 154% more likely to commit suicide than women who carried to term. Another study was that Social and Clinical Psychology study of men who partners who had abortions found that 51.6% of the men reported regret, 45.2% felt sadness, and 25.8% experience depression."
    • -1 0 -1 Alecto Mar. 28, 2018
      "Consent to sex is not consent to pregnancy, first off. Secondly, it's not "responsibility", what you want is two lives ruined, you're basically wanting a child to grow up unloved or in a system that will do nothing to protect it."
  • -6 +3 -9 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?"
  • -6 +3 -9 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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