It pisses me off when people pretty much compare abortion to holding a gun to a newborns head and pulling the trigger.
anyways, no matter what people think about it I think it should be up to the woman whether right or wrong.
props to VCU for the sig!
i only have problems with late term abortions
Scroll down to the "WHEN DO ABORTIONS OCCUR?". Its important to note how few abortions happen later in the pregnancy.
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This should absolutely have been left up to the states and the federal government never should have gotten into it at all...
A few things to consider:
1) Abortions happen because that's where the morality of the country is at. It has nothing to do with the government, only the morality of the individual.
2) If the law was changed so that abortions were banned women would still find a way to have abortions. Laws and governments do not stop wills or free markets.
3) What is and isn't considered murder is entirely relative to when you believe life begins. Your definition may not be the same as another's and shouldn't be forced onto the entire country no matter what it is.
4) One day I believe medical technology will be able to advance itself to such a degree that women will be able to have abortions while still saving the life of the child- think artificial wombs where the life can be transported. If this day comes there really cannot be any defense to killing a human life no matter what stage the fetus is in.
5) Abortions do help in keeping populations, and crime, in check. In some cases they're absolutely necessary to save the life of the mother. Banning them all together would be ridiculous.
6) However, Abortions have increasingly been used as a form of birth control and totally disrupts our societal view of how precious human life is.
7) In the grand scheme of things it's a pretty unimportant issue all together despite the fact it's the single greatest wedge issue in American politics- 250 trillion in unfunded liabilities, a relentless assault on our personal liberties through a steady growth in the police state, military and economic interventionism with no end in sight, and a unit of currency with no limit that makes it all possible, should all be greater concerns to us than what a woman should be allowed to do with her own body and how she should be able to conceive of her own morality.
The answer for all these social issues is in the 10th amendment, the federal government really should not have had any say on this matter and if we let Pro-Life states ban abortion and Pro-Choice states expand even to 3rd trimester abortions we'd all get to see and observe the effects of both policies- our observations would cause us to easily identify the pros and cons to both policies and would make it easier to imagine better systems than both.
It's this constant clashing at the state level that would allow our country, as a whole, to evolve itself to the best possible outcome. When we allow the federal government to institute a 1-size fits all policy to the entire nation we've robbed ourselves of that evolution and of our ability to observe what the outcomes of both policies would have been.
I'm totally against a socialist state, run by an unbacked currency, with abhorrent tax rates, massive regulations, and constant invasions of privacy. But I would not be against such a thing if a state's people approved all of it and left me the option to move to another state where the exact opposite was occurring. The same evolutionary process could be played out with anything whether it be abortions or economics if we just allowed the states their proper sovereignty in relation to the federal government.
about 17-20 yrs after roe vs wade, crime dropped significantly. nobody could truly figure out why. ppl who dont want to have kids treat their children badly, ergo, the kids grow up as delinquints. ppl who do want to have kids love their children, ergo, grow up to be upstanding citizens.
im pro abortion, but its a double edged sword.
If the woman's life is endangered due to the birth of the baby, the baby should be aborted.
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Again, kind of obvious, but I think the fetus should somewhat be taken into consideration. As stated before, there's a chance that there's a miscarriage or something else that kills it, but there's also a chance that it survives and develops into a human being.me, this issue has nothing to do with the fetus but more to do with the parents. If the parents don't want a baby, they should be able to choose not to have one.
But, yes, it should really be up to the parents and doctors. The government should have little say in the subject. I personally think that if one aborts a baby just becasue they feel like it and not because of serious problems, guilt will eventually catch up to them.
People who consider abortions obviously have personal reasons why they don't want the child. To hinder that process is really doing a disservice to the community IMHO.