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View Poll Results: To what extent do you support/oppose abortion?
Birth control pills should be illegal 3 2.61%
The morning after pill/Plan B should be illegal 2 1.74%
First trimester abortions should be illegal 17 14.78%
Second trimester abortions should be illegal 19 16.52%
Third trimester abortions should be illegal 25 21.74%
Abortions should always be legal 49 42.61%
Voters: 115. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-17-2009, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I found the article that caused me to turn the corner on abortion.

Staten Island Living, Hold the Abortions - July 30, 2004 - The New York Sun

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"When I found out about the triplets, I felt like: It's not the back of a pickup at 16, but now I'm going to have to move to Staten Island. I'll never leave my house because I'll have to care for these children. I'll have to start shopping only at Costco and buying big jars of mayonnaise." The quotation is from Amy Richards in the July 18 New York Times Magazine on why she terminated two of the triplets she carried.

The idea of moving out to Staten Island was so abhorrent to Amy Richards that she did what many mothers would find detestable. Here's more from Amy: "When we saw the specialist, we found out that I was carrying identical twins and a stand alone. My doctors thought the stand alone was three days older. There was something psychologically comforting about that, since I wanted to have just one. Before the procedure, I was focused on relaxing. But Peter was staring at the sonogram screen thinking: Oh, my gosh, there are three heartbeats. I can't believe we're about to make two disappear."
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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It is hard as I don't think any of the options fit my view. I voted 3rd tri-mester. Even then, maybe in rare cases there could be a reason.

I consider myself pro-life, but I do see reasons for an abortion, very few, but I do see a couple. Of course if a mothers life is in question (rare but possible) or if a child is going to be born with unbelievable handicaps, then I think parents have to decide for themselves. As for abortion on demand: absolutely NO. Oh, one other case, a child under 14, especially if she has been raped.

Nita
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:55 AM
 
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It is hard as I don't think any of the options fit my view. I voted 3rd tri-mester. Even then, maybe in rare cases there could be a reason.

I consider myself pro-life, but I do see reasons for an abortion, very few, but I do see a couple. Of course if a mothers life is in question (rare but possible) or if a child is going to be born with unbelievable handicaps, then I think parents have to decide for themselves. As for abortion on demand: absolutely NO. Oh, one other case, a child under 14, especially if she has been raped.

Nita
Why are those situations different?...the result is the same.
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:05 AM
 
Location: MichOhioigan
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Just curious where y'all are in terms of pro-life vs pro abortion. Choose the option that applies to you.
Nice slanted poll! Nearly all the options are "illegal"

And the terms...For starters no one is pro-abortion. They are in favor of giving the woman a choice to have an abortion or not. Hence the name.

Secondly pro-life is inaccurate. Anti-abortion would be more correct. If someone were truly pro-life they would be a pacifist, vegetarian that is pro-stem cell, anti-capital punishment and anti-hunting. I wonder how many "pro-lifers" fit this definition?
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Arizona High Desert
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Forgot the option for some on the liberal left...anyone believe abortions should be legal all the way, that a baby is only a "fetus" until it is born and begins crying?

People say partial birth abortions are unrealistic but its not really. Like for instance a career oriented woman in New York is 6 months pregnant but is unexpectedly offered a job promotion, she would probably want that abortion.
Stop assuming that all "lefties" think alike, Tom Lennox. Most people on the left believe that abortions should be done as SOON as possible, not as late as possible.
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Old 09-17-2009, 02:07 PM
 
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I found the article that caused me to turn the corner on abortion.

Staten Island Living, Hold the Abortions - July 30, 2004 - The New York Sun
that is awful, and i apologize for assuming it was a hypothetical situation, but one incident does not mean it's typical.
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Old 09-17-2009, 02:11 PM
 
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You also forgot those on the conservative right who believe that abortion doctors should be executed.

There are the rare few that believe baby killers should meet the same fate. Then there is the left that believe babies should be killed at a whim.
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Old 09-17-2009, 02:24 PM
 
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Bottom line some people only care about children in the womb.
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Old 09-17-2009, 02:38 PM
 
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I voted that all abortions should be legal, not because I believe "babies should be killed on a whim," but because the only time I've ever heard of a 3rd trimester abortion has been when the life of the mother were at stake. I'd hate for a husband and wife to have to choose between her death and a possible jail sentence if they were to abort the child. That's not a decision the government should be involved in.

And remember, the government that can force you to carry a child to term is the same government that can force you to have an abortion. Government should stay out of this decision.
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Old 09-17-2009, 03:03 PM
 
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What a selfish c*nt. Hopefully her doctor spayed her after the birth of the 'stand alone' --- and before anyone jumps on me for this stance, lets remember one thing, her surviving 'stand alone' will eventually learn to read and surf the net and will learn of his/hers close brush with death. Hell, who am I kidding? I'm sure Richards has this story framed in the nursery.
How rude....and clearly shows your hatred of women.

Besides using a gross term for a woman, "spayed her"....spayed? animals are spayed so you think women are animals....well, that's what I've said all along about the "christian"anti-Choice Anti-women people....they believe woman are nothing more than breeding animals and need to control them to make themselves feel better about their own tiny meaningless lives..........
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