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Should Abortion Be Legal?

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  • +34 +72 -38 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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    • +1 +1 0 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."
    • 0 0 0 JJ Nov. 9, 2018
      "so what you're saying is that the better option is to simply kill them off?"
    • 0 0 0 Shyla Oct. 1, 2018
      "hey, where did you get this information? Please and thank you"
  • +29 +75 -46 Alyssa L. Apr. 26, 2016
    "Drive drunk and get in an accident and need an organ transplant? No problem. Messing around with a gun, accidently shoot yourself in the leg and need surgery? Of course. Smoke tobacco for most of your life and need treatment for lung cancer? Yep. Have sex and get pregnant when you don't want to be? You got yourself into this situation and you deserve no medical attention or compassion! This is your fault and you will deal with the consequences.

    Sorry, something doesn't add up here."
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    • +2 +2 0 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 +4 -3 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."
    • 0 +6 -6 Anon May. 11, 2016
      "This is completely correct of what you just said. And think about it also. If a woman gets pregnant, she has to be forced to deal with it. But if their partner says that "They aren't ready" they can easily walk away from the situation and they don't have to be seen as the bad one because they aren't the one having to care for the child! Abortion should stay legal and that's that."
    • -2 +2 -4 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"
  • +22 +40 -18 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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    • +4 +6 -2 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"
    • 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."
    • 0 +2 -2 Matthew N. May. 1, 2018
      "So you should not prevent someone else committing murder?"
  • +16 +36 -20 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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    • 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 +36 -21 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 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."
  • +12 +17 -5 David F. Nov. 17, 2017
    "As a man, I don't have to worry about pregnancy. I could, theoretically, have sex with a girl then get her pregnant then just leave. Why should I care about that child? Well I do care about children, which is why I support abortion. I want, at least, a woman to be able to make up for the mistakes of her male partner by denying that man's ability to ruin her life. Also, children who are born, but unwanted, could grow up with a impoverished single mother and be denied the privilege of a good childhood that some children get by default. I would only support banning abortion if the adoption process was perfect and flawless, and we could guarantee every child a happy life with a adopted parents. But we can't. So we need abortion so men can't destroy a woman's life in about 5 seconds, we also need it so no child is unwanted."
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    • -1 +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!!"
  • +10 +20 -10 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 +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"
  • +7 +24 -17 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 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."
    • +1 +3 -2 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 +3 -3 dkl May. 26, 2016
      "i understand your question emily,but what if that cild could be such blessing in desgise?"
  • +7 +18 -11 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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  • +6 +6 0 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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  • +5 +16 -11 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 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."
  • +4 +5 -1 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."
    • -2 0 -2 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?"
  • +4 +6 -2 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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  • +4 +14 -10 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 +24 -20 Salt Dec. 1, 2016
    "I don't think men should be talking about this issue at all. This is an issue that males will never have to physically deal with."
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    • +1 +1 0 MoreSalt Mar. 14, 2018
      "What if we are writing a paper for it in English:("
    • +1 +2 -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."
    • 0 +2 -2 ??? 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."
    • -2 +2 -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."
  • +3 +8 -5 Anonym00se Feb. 14, 2018
    "It's a women's body so therefore it should be her choice."
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  • +3 +19 -16 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"
  • +3 +38 -35 Shielding C Jul. 11, 2015
    "A fetus may be a life. But it's not "innocent", in the sense of being incapable of harm. In fact, every pregnant woman goes through a LOT of pain and suffering because of the fetus. It is not right to force someone to suffer on behalf of someone else.

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

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

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

    You cannot be forced to donate organs to other people.

    If the unborn are granted equal rights to everyone else, then causing other people intense physical pain from which there is no other escape is reason enough to allow abortion. Abortion is self-defense. Not murder."
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    • +2 +2 0 Wally Mar. 5, 2016
      "NotoTorture: You are wasting your breath. No matter your argument, people like GST will run in a circle. GST says "And if a woman cannot be forced to carry a child for nine months, how can you justify forcing a man to pay 18 yrs for a child he does not want?" Yet when someone finally points out that in many states a man may walk away from child support if he also walks away from being a father they will suddenly say that this is irrelevant, and loop back to some other bogus argument.

      When it is pointed out that when analyzing "The fetus threatens pain, hardly ever death" that just as we don't know which mugger threatens death, we don't know which fetus threatens death (which can come very quickly as in the case of eclampsia and HELLP), they will again say that this is irrelevant (usually sprinkled in with "a fetus is innocent a mugger is not"). Pointing out that before often invasive medical care it was common for women to die from pregnancy complications, they will just say "not now," again ignoring data refuting the claim "hardly ever death." They have no logic, or they are intentionally ignoring huge swaths of data. I don't know which, but the circles will make you dizzy if you decide to attempt a rational discussion."
    • +1 +2 -1 NotoTorture Mar. 3, 2016
      "GST: Abortion is denying the use of the uterus. It is absolutely not a woman's fault that we have no artificial womb's available. A patient denied the use of a kidney may die too.

      And I must be honest that I find your statements all over these boards that the "suffering" of a women is temporary! WTF kind of response is that. A lot of sadistic things that can save lives are temporary. I do not want "temporary torture" as my new standard to what is acceptable. Your analogy to 18 years of child support makes you sound bitter. However, to be comparable if the child needed a kidney or bone marrow due to a disease, the dad should be strapped down it it must be taken from him (amazingly, I have people who say just this! They support 100% laws that require both parents to do everything in their power to keep a child alive. They say both parents created the child, so both are responsible for food, organs, etc. And they support arresting parents to force organ donations for children.)."
    • 0 +2 -2 Her Again (^~^) Mar. 10, 2017
      "Ok, here's the deal... babies don't go around harming people, just because birthing a baby hurts, that doesn't mean you should kill them. That WAS what you were saying, am I right? Killing rapists is a bit extreme, but I have to say, you need to use whatever means necessary to get away from a rapist, killing them is the most extreme way. Everything you were saying was a bit extreme and most of it I didn't agree with, and in in the immortal words of my little sister,"you're wrong, I'm right.""
    • 0 +2 -2 anonymous Feb. 17, 2017
      "i disagree. if a women doesn't want to go through the pain of birth they should be more careful. it is not the babies fault that the woman couldn't keep her legs closed. or the babies fault that someone raped the woman carrying the baby. it is not the babies fault. babies dont get choices like we do. they dont get to decide when they are born or when they are created it just happens. they cant fight for their lives. people just kill them like they are nothing. it isnt their fault that the women go through that pain."
    • 0 +3 -3 Ann. Mar. 29, 2016
      "Not innocent??? What are you saying it did to make it not innocent?? That is the lamest statement I have ever heard in my life."
    • 0 +2 -2 GST Mar. 2, 2016
      "There are several problems with your. 1) In 99% of cases the woman was an active willing, and wiling participant in the actions that result in the fetus while the fetus had no say in it. Self-defense is not a legal defense if you cause the situation. 2) Under legal doctrine, you are justified in meeting force with a proportionate force. The fetus threatens pain, hardly ever death, so death is not a proportionate response in almost all cases. 3) the pain and suffering of the woman is temporary, the killing of the fetus is permanent. 4) you do not cause the people to need the organs and your denying them is not killing them, it is only refusing to save them. Abortion is actively killing the fetus. And if a woman cannot be forced to carry a child for nine months, how can you justify forcing a man to pay 18 yrs for a child he does not want? Isn't forcing him to work for years to support something he never wanted akin to indentured servitude? He should have to take care of the life he helped create but so should the woman."
  • +2 +2 0 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 +2 0 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 +3 -1 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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  • +2 +12 -10 gmaww8 Oct. 8, 2017
    "Hello, I'm old. I've had a few abortions. I wasn't ready to teach a child right from wrong. I do have 3 wonderful, beautiful, amazing human being children that I'm proud, honored , pleased & grateful to be the mom of my children""
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  • +2 +10 -8 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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  • +2 +8 -6 Jeremiah Jan. 17, 2017
    "Abortion is not an issue to be taken lightly. In cases of rape or conditions that may kill the mother if she attempts to give birth, abortion should be a viable option for the parent. Furthermore, as a male, I honestly should have no say in what women have the right to do and not do with their bodies and their children. While an abortion can be an extremely traumatic experience, it may be necessary in some cases, and women should be able to make their own choice in such a case."
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  • +2 +11 -9 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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  • +2 +14 -12 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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    • 0 0 0 frank n. Oct. 29, 2018
      "in your opinion,what is abortion?

      frank n."
  • +2 +17 -15 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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  • +2 +20 -18 Aksel May. 19, 2016
    "yes should be a womens right... I am man and I support a womens right to abortion. the last thing we want is to go back in time, wow... that would be wrong... 100% for a womens right to control her own body and decisions."
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  • +2 +15 -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 0 0 Trista Feb. 27, 2018
      "That's true. I am pro-life but I think in that case it should be allowed."
    • -2 +1 -3 terribly tired May. 1, 2016
      "You're missing the point-- yes, a teenage pregnancy can be fatal and if it truly endangers the woman, that abortion has always been legal. Older women who can give birth and got pregnant via consensual sex are also allowed to have abortions. Does that seem right?"
  • +2 +18 -16 Patrick Dec. 8, 2015
    "Consenting individuals deserve to enjoy their sex lives and decide for themselves when and if to reproduce in an environment of compassion, freedom and privacy."
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  • +2 +16 -14 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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  • +2 +13 -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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  • +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."
  • +2 +16 -14 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 +1 0 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 +1 0 sophia Sep. 28, 2018
    "My body, my choice"
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  • +1 +3 -2 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 +1 0 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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  • +1 +3 -2 Riley Apr. 24, 2018
    "We should have a choice."
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  • +1 +3 -2 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 -17 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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    • -4 0 -4 How2101 Feb. 24, 2017
      "And women shouldn't tell themselves what to do with their unborn child's body."
  • 0 0 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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  • 0 +2 -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 +2 -2 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 +3 -3 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 +9 -9 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 +6 -6 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 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 dwhud Feb. 1, 2018
      "wheres your proof"
  • -1 0 -1 Jacole Oct. 16, 2018
    "Yes abortion should be legal."
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  • -1 +5 -6 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?"
  • -1 +5 -6 Anthony Ray Fleming Jun. 18, 2017
    "I think abortion should be legal because in the reproductive process millions of reproductive cells die. The other thing about it is that the world is getting overpopulated and has a limit of how much people it can hold. Were going to have to do something about it, Abortion would be more of an option in this case. The other thing is that we all die at different ages for different reasons. We live, we die. Eventually we'll all be forgotten. So a baby dieing in a womb hurts people but in the grand scheme of the universe it Isn't all that bad. Another point I want to make is that when we die we very well could be reincarnated. Under this logic an aborted baby would simply come back as a different creature. In a Christian sense the aborted child could go to Heaven because the baby was alive, basically baptized in the womans stomach then dies. In this case the baby didn't do anything wrong so it likely went to Heaven. Another thing is that as time goes on we all become forgotten. The baby would probably haven't made a difference, provided someone else wouldn't have done so in his case. The baby also could leave a negative mark on this planet. To be honest Hitler is an example, If Hitler was aborted the world would be a better place."
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  • -1 +9 -10 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."
  • -1 +5 -6 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."
  • -1 +7 -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 +14 -15 The Pro-Truth May. 12, 2016
    "I think abortion should stay and be legal. And I can already tell how all you CON people are gonna respond with this:

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

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

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

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

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

    I wonder what CON argument I haven't covered? I can't wait to see a new one. Oh wait, yea I forgot that they are ALL the SAME."
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    • -1 +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 +8 -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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  • -2 +8 -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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  • -2 +15 -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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  • -2 +13 -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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    • +2 +2 0 How2101 Mar. 2, 2017
      "I read Numbers chap. 5 and didn't see the slightest reference to abortion, let alone the man being able to abort the wife. Even if what you say is somehow true, what you say is the man is able to abort his wife, not any unborn child. There are also many verses protecting the unborn.
      See Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before I were born I dedicated you,"
      Plus, what's wrong with "Thou shalt not kill"? That blatantly confirms abortion as wrong, as abortion is killing. That alone should be enough for anyone to condemn abortion!"
    • +1 +1 0 Anonymous Mar. 22, 2017
      "I think it is important to realize that "miscarrying" (or however it is translated) was a curse, and in that culture having babies was extremely desirable.
      And the woman wasn't actually cursed unless unless she HAD committed adultery."
  • -2 +5 -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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  • -2 +3 -5 Tony Mar. 18, 2016
    "Thanks for your help!"
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  • -2 +15 -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"
  • -2 +7 -9 kasidie hazelrigg Jul. 11, 2015
    "i believe that a woman who has concived a child via rape or unwilling sex should have the right to abort for emotional/ phycological reasons. but as well, women who willingly had unprotected sex/ or sex and became pregnant and did not want a child should not be allowed to abort because she was willing to take the chance and did not think about the later conciquences or reprocuttions of that action
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    • 0 0 0 David F. Nov. 17, 2017
      "Since no contraception is 100%, I guess women should be envisioning their future of them and their child while having sex, even with a condom or on the pill? I don't think forcing that kind of foresight is a good idea."
  • -3 +5 -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."
  • -3 +4 -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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  • -3 +6 -9 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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  • -3 +7 -10 Patricia Miller Mar. 21, 2016
    "My first reaction to the "CON" side is to state: most of their reasons are opinion based. This "CON" side does not cite research-based facts and when they do, the sites they use are not legitimate. My second reaction is that the "CON" side uses religion to support their position...presumably extreme Christianity. The separation of religion and government must remain distinctly separate: laws originate from government and must not originate from any religion."
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    • 0 0 0 How2101 Feb. 24, 2017
      "And are all laws just? Surely in history there have been unjust laws created in ungodly countries you would never follow, right? True, logically I don't have much of an argument. But I don't even need religion to argue that murdering unborn infants is wrong, just you having a conscience."
    • -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."
  • -3 +9 -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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  • -3 +6 -9 anonymous Mar. 8, 2016
    "abortion should be legal because it is a womens choice what to do with her body and if she has been sexually assualted she should not be forced to have her rapists child ESPECIALLY if the victim is under 18 years old because they are a child and should not be forced to have a child, its morally wrong and anybody can agree with that. We as a society KNOW that rape is wrong and know that any man or women who rapes should be put to jail but how can we say a man raping a women or young girl is wrong but then force them to have their rapists child? How is that in any way helping that victim, yes she mightve got justice but what is him in jail to her if she is forced to have his child? How is that freeing her of her abuser? And in general women should be forced to have a child, a fetus does start to form until 5 weeks into the pregnancy, 4 weeks into the pregnacy the baby is just an embreyo that doesnt have a beating heart or any recognizable features, it cannot feel pain. Also there is a huge double standard on how babys feel pain thousands of pro-life activists think its okay to circumsize a baby when to that actually born baby that is one of the most painful procedures, but somehow abortion is bad because it "hurts a cump of cells"."
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  • -3 +2 -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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  • -3 +5 -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!"
  • -3 +6 -9 Isabel (13) Feb. 11, 2016
    "I think that abortion should be aloud only for medical reasons like a birth defect for example. If you have sex and it wasn't planned you should have to deal with the lectures and pain that you deserve to have. Abortion shouldn't be aloud to stupid teenagers that don't know what there doing."
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    • +2 +2 0 Isabel (13) Feb. 18, 2016
      "I am saying that if you had sex with your boyfriend and didn't try to make sure you don't get pregnant you deserve to have the baby and get yelled at by your parents for the stupid choice you made."
    • 0 +2 -2 Free her Feb. 18, 2016
      "By using "stupid choice you made" you are still using pregnancy and a baby as punishment. You are stating that children are punishments.

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

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

      What about the judge that told people they could donate blood to avoid jail time, is that punishment also okay? Are we now saying that when people make mistakes they can pay it off with their own body?"
  • -3 +3 -6 Patrick Dec. 7, 2015
    "Life is out of control. Everywhere we seek to control it. We mow lawns, we cut our hair, we take antibiotics, we use birth control. Life is greedy and wasteful. Every human female is born with a few million eggs, most of which die. Every human male produces numberless millions of sperms, most of which die. Life is wasteful and haphazard. Above all, ironically, Life is about Death. Knowing the biology of Life, isn't it silly to expect humans to exhibit more care than Life itself does?? Of course. We have achieved a measure of triumph over Life's haphazard, wasteful plan. We share it worldwide."
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  • -4 +8 -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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  • -4 +1 -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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  • -4 +11 -15 Isabel (13) Feb. 18, 2016
    "Abortion should be allowed in the United States because a fetus could have a life threatening or life debilitating birth defect, it could be an unplanned pregnancy, and lastly women who receive abortions are less likely to suffer mental health problems than women denied abortions."
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  • -4 +1 -5 rylee Feb. 1, 2016
    "i think that if the women wants to get an abortion she can, but it isnt right for her to continue to get them. like if she gets pregnant once and doesnt want the kid, then she should NOT be having sex to have the chance of having another one."
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  • -4 +2 -6 jose villefranco Dec. 15, 2015
    "population is also another concern. Abortion doesn,t only give women rights it has population control. It limits the over all population."
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    • 0 +1 -1 Anonymous 2016 Mar. 29, 2016
      "Good idea. Murder babies, help population. They are just disposable objects right? Wrong. They are humans too that dont deserve do die and used as an excuse for population control."
  • -4 +5 -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 How2101 Feb. 24, 2017
      "You're forgetting someone: the unborn baby. Women are not hurting themselves, they kill the baby too. And likely the main reason God was one of the main reasons of death was because Whining liberal-like people turned violent and started attacking religious people, and the religious people have to defend themselves? I'm Catholic, and kinda can't explain Muslim's behavior, but re-examine that history book of yours and think of how many times God and religious were the instigators, not the victims instead."
  • -4 +4 -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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  • -4 +7 -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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  • -4 +9 -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 Brian Dickerson Aug. 24, 2015
    "Probably yes, it should be legal.
    The difficult question, perhaps, is under what circumstances. At some point, we are aborting a human child. A born-alive child is recognized as such upon emergence from the womb, even before its first breath. Pre- or full-term, it is a human being.

    That child is the same, whether in the doctor's hands two seconds after delivery or in its mother in the seconds just prior to birth. And the hours prior, the days and weeks prior. Calling the child a fetus doesn't change that reality."
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    • 0 +1 -1 Clark Aug. 25, 2015
      "Abortion should probably be illegal at the same point that forced organ donation is illegal. If we can force someone to donate marrow, we should be able to force a woman to donate her uterus. It just seems fair."
  • -4 +2 -6 Stephanie Aug. 7, 2015
    "No one have the right to tell you what to do with your body. It was your action so there for its your choice. Its crazy how out of the blues people come into your life judging you and making your own decisions. There is no type of fair in this. Look it now 14 year old are having babies and people who are saying we shouldn't have abortion are just getting to there heads thinking its okay. Its not bad but why waist your life and slow it down for something you could do when you get older."
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    • 0 0 0 stephanie Mar. 30, 2016
      "if you cant take care of what the consequences are then why make that decision . its like you having sex at a young age example:13 and not knowing the consequences like getting aids and maybe being pregnant. Don't let your dumb decision affect the child its wrong."
  • -4 +2 -6 TJ Aug. 1, 2015
    "If the unborn was a person, they would let us claim them as a dependent on our taxes before they are born. The truth is, only about 44% of all pregnancies end up in a live birth, not counting voluntary abortions. So more than half of all pregnancies end anyway, even without being aborted. There is no person until you are born and outside the womb breathing."
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  • -5 +3 -8 anon Jan. 11, 2018
    "Yes, men should not be allowed to comment or vote on this issue at all."
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  • -5 +1 -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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  • -5 +5 -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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  • -5 +1 -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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    • 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."
  • -5 +4 -9 Geety May. 23, 2016
    "That baby is just a baby. Those saying 'but it could grow up to be an amazing and successful person' are uninformed. That baby will only grow up to cure cancer if the parent raises them to do so. If the parent(s) are miserable, what will the child become?"
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    • 0 0 0 How2101 Feb. 27, 2017
      "So you're saying only miserable parents should have abortions? Gee, that really convinces me. Plus, society also brings up a child, and how does a pro-abortion society do that well?"
  • -5 +8 -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 +8 -13 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 +4 -9 Richard Pope Feb. 4, 2016
    "the baby that you killed could have been the next terrorist or killer."
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    • 0 +1 -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 +1 -6 jett Jan. 15, 2016
    "yes it should because some woman need to not have kids and some males forget protection"
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    • 0 0 0 Nun Ya Business May. 12, 2017
      "Males don't forget protection"
  • -5 +4 -9 Jonathan Curiel Sep. 21, 2015
    "While many will argue that killing a fetus is murder in reality it is not. A fetus does not have a consciousness. Due to this it not being a unmoral procedure. Most of the people who who say no to abortion are people who are happily married and are middle or high class people. Imagine working a minimum pay job and having a baby? Have you ever heard of rape babies? At that point you're forced to have a baby you didn't have consent to even begin creating. See many people who say no to abortion are living a easy life while people who lie in the "real world" will say yes because we know what it is like to have problems in life. Many people can barely afford the mortgage on their home less raise a child or yet another."
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    • 0 0 0 How2101 Feb. 24, 2017
      "So, in other words, you're dehumanizing babies because they don't look or think exactly the way you do in order to justify killing them? Gee, that sounds familiar. Sounds exactly like something Adolf Hitler would say."
  • -5 +1 -6 richard Aug. 22, 2015
    "Why do you accept that life begins at conception? Once you accept that you've lost the argument for abortion and there is no reason to accept it. Historically one's right to life began at adulthood. As recently as 19th century in this country one could do whatever one wanted to do to one's children - including kill them - and it was his / hers (but especially his) own affair. Conception was chosen by the Catholic Church as the beginning of life specifically to prevent abortions!!!"
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    • 0 0 0 How2101 Feb. 24, 2017
      "If historically one's life begins at adulthood, which is age 18 in the U.S., is true, are you claiming that as long as they are under 18, I can do anything I want with them? After all, kids aren't human by your theory! This is a completely ridiculous concept seemingly made by those who are desperately making excuses to justify their murder and losing the battle on abortion."
  • -6 +4 -10 The Truth May. 11, 2016
    "Literally all the Con side uses as support is religion. Religion is useless in my opinion and it shouldn't even be a thing"
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    • +1 +1 0 Abortionfighter Feb. 24, 2017
      "Religion is useless? To me, religion is the only reason we have morals on this planet. To me, it feels like to denounce religion is, in a way, denouncing civilized compassion, selflessness, and generosity in favor of selfish desires and primitive instincts. Is that what you're doing?"
  • -7 +1 -8 Tom Aug. 1, 2015
    "There is a money issue here that the con side will not even think of, less consider. Let's say Abortion becomes illegal again. We already spend hundreds off millions of personal and tax dollars for births and care of children born to the poor. Why would we want to bankrupt the states by adding another 500,000 to a million more births each year to the system, and food stamps for 18 years or more. To me that seems like it would bankrupt each states system real fast and a place we really don't want to go to. I just think it would be a tremendous cost to the system and taxpayers that is already overburdened with cost for the poor and needy. If they can't pay, who will ? You and me, that's who. I would imagine it cost a pretty penny for EACH baby they "SAVE" from abortion, probably $300,000 to $500,000 each baby.......yet the Cons (Pro-Life side) don't feel it's there place to help pay anything to help these mothers and's like they want their cake and eat it too. For that reason, I think they should have ABSOLUTELY no say in the matter."
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  • -13 +5 -18 V Nov. 5, 2015
    "It's a necessary evil."
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    • 0 0 0 kotieno Aug. 20, 2017
      "Planned change is going against the status quo. Although they will be met by equal resistance, what needs to be recognized is the diversity of human reaction to a new phenomenon particularly when cost will be incurred. Some will take a longer time to adjust; others will take the slightest of the available opportunity to adopt the new technology. Both will singly and collectively lead to the realization of innovations in not only health information management but will extrapolate to other sectors. Ample time, therefore, needs to be given to enable the majority to embrace the technological advancement to simplify work"
    • 0 0 0 How2101 Feb. 24, 2017
      "Since when is evil ever necessary?!? Sounds like you've been listening to far too many liberal politicians and their brainwashing propaganda."

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  • +26 +51 -25 maddie Feb. 23, 2016
    "babies should not be punished by the adults mistakes"
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    • -1 0 -1 zandra May. 27, 2018
      "what if she was raped?"
    • -4 +2 -6 David F. Nov. 17, 2017
      "Correction: Women shouldn't be punished for men's mistakes."
  • +13 +68 -55 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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    • +12 +14 -2 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 +11 -4 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 +6 0 Isabel Sep. 29, 2017
      "By your standard of abortion being murder, would you also consider miscarriages as accidental manslaughter? Also, there are multiple other reasons why women might have an abortion. Not just because they were careless or the contraception they used didn't work. For example, maybe the woman and her husband both wanted a child but her medical history allowed her to conceive but prevented the mother from being able to give birth to the child. This might make her choose to have an abortion for her health. You can group everyone who has an abortion into one category of "oh you were careless" because that's not true or fair to a lot of people.

      For the record, places such as Planned Parenthood actually only carry out on 3% of their services being abortions. Their biggest service is actually STI testing/treatment with contraceptive services running in a close second according to a 2016 record. Maybe if you did some research, you might not feel the need to insult and judge the choices of others and stop telling people what to do."
    • +2 +3 -1 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 +1 0 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?"
    • 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."
    • 0 +1 -1 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."
    • -1 0 -1 jared h. Apr. 16, 2018
      "i agree, why because you "guys" should "protect" yourselves!"
    • -1 +2 -3 anonymous Feb. 17, 2017
      "i agree with this 100 percent!"
  • +8 +22 -14 Tony Mar. 18, 2016
    "Thank you for you help with my SS class!"
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    • -1 0 -1 Josaphine Feb. 28, 2018
  • +7 +14 -7 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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  • +5 +14 -9 random Mar. 5, 2018
    "God gave us life it should not be taken away by a poor choice"
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  • +5 +20 -15 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."
  • +4 +9 -5 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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  • +4 +9 -5 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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  • +4 +18 -14 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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  • +4 +23 -19 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 Unknown Dec. 6, 2017
    • 0 0 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."
  • +4 +12 -8 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?"
  • +4 +33 -29 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 +4 -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."
    • -5 +5 -10 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."
  • +3 +10 -7 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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  • +2 +5 -3 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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  • +2 +5 -3 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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  • +2 +8 -6 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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  • +2 +8 -6 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 +3 -2 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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  • +1 +3 -2 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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  • +1 +3 -2 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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    • 0 +1 -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! :)"
  • +1 +4 -3 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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  • +1 +4 -3 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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    • 0 0 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."
  • +1 +4 -3 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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  • +1 +6 -5 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 +9 -8 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"
  • +1 +4 -3 Rich Nov. 6, 2017
    "For the logically impaired: The baby inside the mom is a different body. It is not apart of the women's body. It is not a orgon. People say what if they don't want a baby. I say you be responsible and not have sex if you don't want a baby."
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  • +1 +4 -3 No name May. 12, 2017
    "60million deaths of innocent is unacceptable and what sounds worse just Rape, or rape and murder? Easy answer right and it doesn't even have to be rape you can go and say oh well I don't want this baby and he will never see the light of day even though that baby is fully alive and should have the same rights as all people. On a side note when you shoot a bullet at someone you aim for the heart and a babies heart beat starts 2 weeks so it alive and abortion is murder"
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    • 0 0 0 Nana Nana Batman Jul. 5, 2017
      "That doesn't help the fact that baby is going to live if it's not going to be aborted you weren't aborted could you imagine not being alive because I can't and there a innocent baby's that don't make that choice the facts are simple would you rather live or die? And that baby when it's born it's going to know anything so it's not going to want to kill its self"
    • 0 +1 -1 Brain activity Jul. 5, 2017
      "Brain activity, not heartbeat, determine when someone is clinically dead. The autonomic nervous system is amazing, but it can run even in fetuses with anencephaly that have no brain and zero chance of running their own body."
  • +1 +11 -10 Annie Mar. 9, 2016
    "They say that if abortion were illegal, then women would seek illegal abortions, and suffer health problems, or die. They say that abortion is an easy fix, and a form of birth control. They say that too many children in this world could mean overpopulation, and this could be detrimental to the environment. It seems like all the pro-choice person is concerned about are the people at the top-- the adults, the earlier generation, the ones who have already lived and would like to continue living. But the message is about life, how we ought not to kill another living being, but that we need to be responsible parents with love for the children, because they came into this world, naturally so, because of an act you chose to do. Selfishness is never the answer."
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    • 0 0 0 BDT Mar. 11, 2016
      "No one has ever said that abortion was "an easy fix, and a form of birth control" except people who call themselves pro-life. That is a lie and myth. You might be able to find a more balanced argument if you listened to people and the medical community."
  • +1 +31 -30 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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    • +14 +16 -2 Truthhurts Jun. 6, 2016
      "um nothing cause I'd be dead?....."
    • +8 +8 0 John Lewis Oct. 13, 2017
      "If your mom had an abortion, you would not, could not feel, because you would not BE. Think"
    • +2 +6 -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."
    • +1 +2 -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"
    • -3 0 -3 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"
  • +1 +7 -6 it just not right Mar. 2, 2016
    "I don' t think it should be legal because if you made a mistake you need to keep it because if you don't you will kill the thing you would probably make the biggest mistake of your life just think what if your mother was in that whating room ready to give you away back to god i mean that just not fair to you or that baby that can change your life"
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    • +2 +2 0 The Truth May. 12, 2016
      "God doesn't exist therefore quit using religion as an exist to not abort"
  • 0 +1 -1 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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  • 0 +1 -1 frank n. Oct. 27, 2018
    "will someone who is in favor of abortion please tell me why.thank you"
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  • 0 +1 -1 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 +2 -2 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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  • 0 +5 -5 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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  • 0 +6 -6 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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  • 0 +5 -5 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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  • 0 +9 -9 hej Feb. 3, 2017
    "dont kill babies"
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    • 0 0 0 no Jun. 1, 2018
      "LOL SO TRUE XD"
  • 0 +11 -11 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 :)"
  • 0 +9 -9 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?"
  • 0 +6 -6 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."
  • 0 +10 -10 Destany Apr. 6, 2016
    "Being immature and not thinking about the consequences of your actions does not give you the right to deny another human being the chance at life."
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  • 0 +6 -6 a friend Feb. 25, 2016
    "Here is a question to consider...If abortion isn't murder, why is it considered a double homicide when a pregnant woman is killed? Because the woman isn't pregnant with a clump of cells. There is a precious human life inside of her. Consider this quote by a former abortionist: "There is no difference between a first, second, or third trimester, abortion or infanticide. It's all the same human being in different stages of development. I finally got to the point when I couldn't look at those little bodies anymore." All humans are human...just because a baby is in the womb doesn't mean it is a different species. And sure, I fully believe that everyone should have control over THEIR body. But the problem is, women don't abort themselves. They abort someone else."
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  • 0 +9 -9 khristal Feb. 25, 2016
    "no because they would missing out of a great thing in life watching their kids grow up in the world and you want be able to go tot any baby showers, graduation, prom;etc"
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  • 0 +11 -11 Janessa Feb. 23, 2016
    "each year 1.7% of women aged 15-44 have an abortion"
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  • 0 +15 -15 EMILY Feb. 12, 2016
    "If you have an abortion you are killing a child of God."
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    • +4 +5 -1 Free her Feb. 12, 2016
      "If you force a woman to stay pregnant against her will you are enslaving a child of God. You haven't given any arguments as to why it is not okay to defend yourself in this situation. If someone tries to mug me I am allowed to defend myself even if that person was only going to steal my shoes and had no intention to physically harm or kill me. A pregnancy cause physical harm to anyone who experiences one. But you say the woman cannot defend herself? What makes a fetus so much more valuable than any other member of society?"
  • -1 +5 -6 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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  • -1 +2 -3 anon Feb. 27, 2017
    "I'm noting that the majority of the arguments for the other side is either
    1) the child isn't human until two months or so
    2) what about cases of rape or for the life of the mother are at risk?
    Well, what about the abortions where the mother is not at risk and the child is distinctly human?"
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  • -1 +9 -10 Mike Aug. 25, 2016
    "Make a baby: Kill a baby. Abortion is man being God."
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    • +7 +7 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!"
  • -2 +2 -4 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."
    • -4 0 -4 no Jun. 1, 2018
      "listen god is not real XD"
  • -2 +2 -4 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 +1 -3 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 +1 -3 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 +2 -4 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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  • -2 +6 -8 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."
  • -2 +4 -6 Beralli Jan. 30, 2017
    "No it is a life and it damages a women emotionally to a degree without a doubt they may not feel it at that time but someday they will. I incerely feel for them they have no idea at what they really did they are taught its nothing iI wish people would think about the woman who does this with compassion she has irrevocably hurt herself emotionally deep down and as I said someday she will understand this and not thank abortion clinics but dispise them. And now we know planeed parenthood does not care about them some even tell them to wait for the abortion until the child in them is more developed which puts the mother at greater risk and so they can sell the dead fetus at a greater value....shame shame on PARENTHOOD it's horrifying and an unspeakable thing."
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  • -2 +5 -7 bob Jan. 4, 2017
    "It would be mean to the child"
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  • -2 +4 -6 Protecter Dec. 13, 2016
    "Concerning the argument that making abortions illegal again would cause many women to seek out unsafe and illegal abortions: it is like saying that, hypothetically, if murder was legalized in a "safe" way, it would be wrong to make it illegal because many would resort to gruesome and illegal murders. Just because something is legal does not mean that it is necessarily right."
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  • -2 +5 -7 jack boughmann Oct. 12, 2016
    "No, because every mother has a choice whether or not to have the child. For some circumstances, the mother feels that she MUST abort the child for personal reasons."
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  • -2 +4 -6 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 +5 -7 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."
    • 0 0 0 Trista Feb. 28, 2018
      "Most people don't die giving birth"
  • -2 +4 -6 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 +4 -6 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 +5 -7 lil may-o Mar. 24, 2016
    "i agree with the first comment which states "abortion is a murder." abortion is a state in which a new born child is murdered by their parents. but why would their parents have sexual interaction in the first place?"
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    • 0 0 0 Lydia Dec. 11, 2017
      "Have you ever considered rape?"
  • -2 +6 -8 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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  • -2 +8 -10 16 yrs old Mar. 21, 2016
    "I am pregnant right now... Im only 16 years old...The father wants nothing to do with it, he is almost 18 years old.. I can't keep it because my mom will kick me out and I will be living on the streets trying to support me and the baby... I dont want to get rid of it but I can't have it.."
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    • +1 +3 -2 Kenya Torres, 14 yrs Mar. 23, 2016
      "find help girl!! Go to planned parenthood they can help you out my sister went through the same thing. if your parents dont know find ways to hide it! This is about you right now.
      you cannot kill this baby
      go to an orphanage
      there is orphanages that will wait for you to have the baby they are nice enough to help you hide this from your parents, they will take the baby right after its born. you have to look for help!!!pliz!!"
    • +1 +1 0 Jorge F.14 Mar. 23, 2016
      "that's just messed up every father shouldn't leave their family"
  • -2 +7 -9 Shia S Mar. 9, 2016
    "Abortion should not be legal because people did not create life and it should not be their choice to take it away its as if they are agreeing to 2th degree murder"
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  • -2 +8 -10 Micael Mar. 3, 2016
    "Pregnancy could be prevented"
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    • +2 +2 0 David F. Nov. 17, 2017
      "It CAN be prevented, but never with 100% security and certaintity. Condoms, the pill... they all can fail."
  • -2 +7 -9 Mack Feb. 29, 2016
    "Abortion is just wrong. If you don't want the baby give it up for adoption or give it to an adult who will take it in and who you trust. It is killing a human being."
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  • -2 +5 -7 Chuz Life Feb. 18, 2016
    "Though it has been misinterpreted by our Supreme Court on more than one occasion, our Constitution remains in effect as the ultimate law of our land.

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

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

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

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

    Sooner or later, the Supreme Court will have to reconcile our Fetal Homicide laws with their previous ruling on Roe vs Wade."
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  • -2 +10 -12 Joseph Doudt Feb. 9, 2016
    "Abortion is so stupid and inhumane. Would you murder a day-old baby in cold blood? If not, then why have you killed 56 million babies through abortion? A baby in the womb is no different than a baby outside. You are murderers. Even horrible convicts wouldn't murder a baby in cold blood. What did they ever do to you? Who cares if you don't want to take care of it? There are foster homes everywhere, and another little thing called orphanages. Are you so lazy you'd rather murder your baby then send it to an orphanage?"
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    • 0 0 0 Scotch Tape May. 4, 2018
      "There probably have been tons of people who have killed small children and/or babies. Murderers don't have like a code of honor.
      And what if the woman could end up dying if she had the baby? What if the woman and the child ended up dying when the woman gave birth? Then we're down two people (Although if you consider how many people are in the world, two less people isn't much.)"
  • -3 +4 -7 boi Mar. 14, 2018
    "abortion is wrong XD"
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  • -3 +3 -6 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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  • -3 +3 -6 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."
  • -3 0 -3 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 +1 -4 Iza P. Oct. 31, 2017
    "A baby in your stomach has been waiting at least 40 weeks to see his own parents and live as a human being. Abortion is basically killing it. That's murder right there. And also, it's basically your fault for having the baby. You chose to have sexual intercourse, so sorry honey. Learn responsibility. You should've thought this further."
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    • 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."
  • -3 +1 -4 nononononono Oct. 19, 2017
    "in my opinion this is completely wrong. your killing a human being. it is like murder. "But its not murder if its just a fetus." Um i think NOT! Think of it his way, this fetus WILL become a human. Just because it is like that for a little while doesn't mean it wont grow. this is murder and its not okay."
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  • -3 0 -3 Cal Oren Oct. 5, 2017
    "RE: Pro Argument #2 - It is unfair to list this as a PRO argument, without including a direct denial by way of a rebuttal on the CON side. there is no intent to deprive women of control over their OWN bodies, but rather to prevent them from destroying the bodies of innocent third parties, i.e., the unborn. What they do with or to their own bodies has never been a concern of the prolife movement as a whole.It is what they do to the body of another, much smaller and totally defenseless person."
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  • -3 +1 -4 Johannah Sep. 6, 2017
    "Why should it be legal to literally take the life of an innocent person. Anyone else notice that when a pregnant woman is murdered the criminal is charged with two crimes? Why do people care more about a person's right than a person's life? If the woman doesn't want the child so bad, then there is something called adoption. Yes, children most likely would not want to be up for adoption, but thik about this, would they rather not live at all?"
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  • -3 +1 -4 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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  • -3 +3 -6 Anonymous Jul. 16, 2017
    ""Stop telling women what they can and can't do with their bodies." is a terrible argument. I'm a male and I get told what I can and can't do with my body too. I'm not allowed to use my body to stab someone or steal from someone."
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    • 0 +1 -1 donate Jul. 18, 2017
      "Are you told you are required to donate blood or organs to people?"
  • -3 +2 -5 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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  • -3 +2 -5 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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  • -3 +1 -4 Low Key May. 5, 2017
    "In my opinion, If something would have a future of importance and you destroy it, it is wrong to do so, I guess most fetus would have grown to be of value to the community or the nation as a whole if it weren't destroy. For instance if all these great inventors like Steve Jobs, Ben Franklin and to mention but few were aborted, how would life be such easy for us. So to be firm it is wrong to abort babies period."
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    • +1 +1 0 Confused May. 21, 2017
      "What if all the murders were aborted? Why do you think only the "Steve Jobs" are aborted? If you are really concerned that a talented mind will go to waste, fund public schools! Too many minds don't have the teachers or resources to reach full potential. You can right the wrong by making sure each child has what they need to become the next Steve Jobs, or Marie Curie. You don't need to force people to use their bodies to keep anyone alive to reach this goal."
  • -3 +2 -5 Low Key May. 1, 2017
    "If you are in support for abortion, then dude you are in support with the criminals who delibrately take the life of innocent souls."
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    • +1 +1 0 Incubator Jul. 5, 2017
      "Or you could be for the rights of people who don't want to be incubators? A judge recently suggested that criminals donate blood to reduce their sentence and people were outraged. Society could just as easily decide that anyone who did't donate blood was a murder because people die without the donation. And that is just blood. Imagine donating your whole body!"
  • -3 +2 -5 Someone Mar. 24, 2017
    "I think that is the parents responsibility even if you have been raped how is it that childs fault too though?"
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    • 0 0 0 billy Nov. 10, 2017
      "So, it is the victims responsibility when they get raped?"
  • -3 +2 -5 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."
  • -3 +2 -5 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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  • -3 +1 -4 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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  • -3 +5 -8 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 +5 -8 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."
  • -3 +4 -7 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 +5 -8 dlk May. 26, 2016
    "on this topic i'm going to have to go with con. quoting my favorite hero [batman] " if youkill a killer the number of killer would be the same.""
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  • -3 +7 -10 Cindy Apr. 6, 2016
    "It should be illegal. It is murder."
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  • -3 +6 -9 Ann. Mar. 29, 2016
    "Murder. That is simply what it is. Murder."
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  • -3 +4 -7 Bigred02 Mar. 24, 2016
    "aborting children is murder and should be illegal you have to think those dead children could have changed america for the better."
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  • -3 +7 -10 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 +13 -16 madg Feb. 23, 2016
    "no abortion is wrong an unfair"
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  • -5 +2 -7 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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  • -7 +5 -12 Justice Villarreal Apr. 4, 2016
    "Abortion is bad."
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