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Do you think abortions should remain legal or become illegal?

i believe if you get an abortion you will have to explain this to god someday. so live it up while you can. ask yourselves who the real murderers in this world.

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illegal.. Abortion is a form of murder..

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Totally agree! They know how to prevent it
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I agree!! they do it to they should take the responsibilities for it!!
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Yes sohot you're correct
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I agree that far too many "morons" make no effort to avoid pregnancy - but are you willing to take the child you would force them to have? Where do they go?
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wickedpissah

Legal. We've got enough people already.

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Just because everyone is doing it, still doesnt make it right!
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babies are human too.. They have also the right to live!
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thats not even funny.
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that does not even make any since. a person dies every second.
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Flex- it wasn't funny because it wasn't a joke.
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L0sAngeles1996

Illegal except special situations

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Illegal! Abortions sssuuucckk! BABIES ARE PEOPLE TOO!

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Are you ready to adopt them?
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Legal, not like I have no one to answer to but myself.

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Well there's stuff called condoms and birth control.
I only think its ok if a woman's raped or its a life and death situation.

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Legal

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you are so lost.
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So your telling me that if a lady in the the streets gets raped(God forbid)she should keep that baby?
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She could put it up for adoption then!
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Legal, why the hell do complete strangers think that they can say what a woman can or can't do with their bodies?

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because its murder. i thought that murderers go to jail.
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wickedpissah
The laws of the United States of America disagree with you.
If you want to live in a theocracy, try Iran or Saudi Arabia.
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Oh my god think if someone murdered you would you not care cause it was their choice or would you have liked to get aborted I don't think so!
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Gabby- I think you should log off, take a deep breath, and read that book you claim to blieve in.
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Watch the movie October baby!
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No.
Stop trying to tell other people how to live their lives.
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It should be a co-genial choice! But I would pray on it too like flex said!

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I believe they should stay legal. If it is not for you or for people with your beliefs no one is telling them they have to have one. It is between the person having one and their god. The decision has nothing to do with you.

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"A man reaps what he soes". "God cannot be mocked"." thou shall not kill". i guess we will see in the end wont we. abortion is murder.
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Flex- Please stop trying to enforce your religious opinions on others. This is the United States of America. Our Constitution guarantees us all Freedom Of Religion. What you're doing is exactly what the Taliban tries to do.
Not cool.
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What I believe is too often women and girls are raped or victims of incest. What I believe is there are very few people who have abortions because they think it is no big deal. Every woman I have known to have one thought long and hard before walking through that door. All of them had wished their circumstances to be different and they could keep their child. If you think woman are flippant about this decision you are very sadly mistaken. And as for your avatar, I think you chose poorly. Your mind doens't seem to flex. It seems very narrow and fixed to me,
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WWWWAAATTTT. the taliban. im not a muderur.i help in homeless shelters how dare u say that to me. their is no enforcing. its so easy to say these things on the computer. go to a abortion clinic and see for yourself instead of trying to label people as taliban. christians dont blow things up or commit mass murder. all im saying is open your eyes and save a life. do you worship the government and coin and the flesh. or do you worship a loving god. "The meek shall perish". its just this makes me sad. thats it i would never want to effect someones freedom of reiligion. im sorry if i offended you. in the end we will see though.ohh Yes we will.
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not cool. go say that to the taliban then.
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wickedpissah
What you're doing is trying to enforce your religious beliefs upon others. That is exactly what groups like the Taliban do. Deal with it.
Here in America, our Constitution guarantees every citizen FREEDOM OF RELIGION. It is your right to have your own opinion. BUT you must accept that everyone else has an equal right to their opinion. If you disagree with their opinion- tough shit.
You do not get to decide the rules for everyone. You do not have that power. To try to enforce your religious beliefs upon others is simply Un-American. If you want to live in a theocracy, move to Iran, or Saudi Arabia, or Vatican City.
But if you want to live here, you live by our rules- our Constitution.
Read it!
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Read the Bible!
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Gabby, what makes you think others haven't? Just because someone doesn't wish to have your beliefs imposed on them doesn't mean they haven't read the bible. Many atheist have read it and made their choice on all the information they could get. BTW I believe in God and I still think people have a right to chose. After all God did give us free will. No one is forcing anyone to have any abortion. If you don't want one, don't have one. However this country force you cannot force others to live by your religious standards.
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Flex, Christians don't blow things up?? You better rethink that.
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I guess Flex has never heard of the Inquisition, or the Malleus Malificarum, or the Salem Witch Trials, or Northern Ireland, or the Crusades, or the burning of the Library of Alexandria, or............
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Gator-god doesnt want you to get abortions
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Gabby. Since you seem to know what he thinks, how about sharing his phone number?
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Watch October baby the movie!
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Gabby, because you believe on God doesn't mean everyone does. And some of those who don't believe have read the bible. You cannot, in the US impose, your religious beliefs on others. The facts are abortion has been legal for nearly 40 years. The law has come up in front of the US Supreme Court and has been upheld. It is not going anywhere. If the people who put the time, money and effort in to fighting a law that isn't going anywhere, would put it into education and prevention, then abortions wouldn't eveb be an issue.
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Yeah all I'm saying is people who believe in abortions watch the movie October baby it's a really good movie
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Stumpine

look people don't just get abortions to lose a baby, some really can't afford to take care of it. This isn't exactly a time where everything is care free. It should be legal.

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They know how babies are conceived, so if you cant afford it then why not use protection?
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There is no birth control that is 100% effective. Just ask my mother who had 3 children, each concieved while "using protection".
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Abstinence my friend!
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Safari, are you nuts? Even if single women abstained (I notice nobody is telling guys that) now you want married women to abstain?
Good grief.
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No boo I;m not nuts! Now if you're married and dont wanna have a kid, the male can always a vasectomy and the lady could have her tubes tied!
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Safai, those are permanent solutions. Many couples want to wait to have kids. As I said my mother and father who really couldn't afford to have kids at the time ended up with three while using birth contol. We had to move in with my grandparents to make ends meet. That is never the best solution for a marriage.

The world is never cut and dry. There are exceptions to everything. So let there be an option for those who need it. As I said before, if it is against your belief no one is forcing you to have one. So why force someone else carry a baby they don't want.
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It should be legal!

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Why should it be legal? Hmmm??
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Because it is nobody's business what a women or a couple choose to do in their personal lives! We live in a free world and everybody should have the right make a decision for themselves! Government does not have to tell people what they should be doing!
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Well, I know a few people who has abortions. There's clinics everywhere! They can get them so it's really not a debate
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i know people who got abortions. guess where they are now? dead. suicide. hmmm i wonder if it was worth it.
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i could have known people. guess were they are dead.
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Would any of you people who think abortions are the woman's choice to have liked to get aborted?? I rest my case! It's just like me murdering you right now!
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Flex I know a few people who have had abortions and none of them are dead. None made the decison lightly. The fact remains they could not have cared for a child then or they would have had them. The ones I am still in contact with today are married and in loving relationships. They even have other children.
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Illegal, if you don't want the baby, don't do it.

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SupermanFan101 - they don't get the baby. We do. And then what?
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I don't know....

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Illegal do you know it costs 1 dollar to get an abortion but it costs thousands to have a baby.....and it's murder what's the difference of you kill them while there in your stomaches or when there 35 like seriously it's your own fault if you get pregnant and you can put babies up for adoption if you really don't want them but my mom has wanted another baby for years but she still hasn't had one it makes me mad when people don't even want a baby and they get pregnant because they were to stupid to have s3x

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Hello! - there's a difference! And if your Mom wants to adopt a black or Hispanic baby in this country - she can have her pick. There's plenty of them up for the taking.
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do you have a girlfriend or what.
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She doesn't want to adopt ok she can want a baby if she wants to the point is you shouldn't get pregnant if your just gonna abort the baby and yes I know sometimes protection breaks but you still shouldn't get an abortion babies are people too it's just like you murdering your kids now no difference if they weren't born yet!
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Where in the world do you think somebody gets an abortion for a dollar?
Just cause your mom can't have another kid is no reason for others to have unwanted children.
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Oh my God on the Obama plan it costs $1.00 and yeah don't blame me I didn't vote for the idiot
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Wrong again. Please reference facts for this.
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If they were raped it wasn't a chocie
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Ilegal! if they were going to kill the baby why have it in the first place?

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What about rape and incest? What about unintentional pregnancies? Are you the judge?
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You are stupid oh my freaking god you're stupid it's just like a murder rape and stuff is not good either no one ever said it was fine! Are you the judge? Hmm?
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Even if they were unintentional you shouldn't kill the baby or have sex then
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wickedpissah
Gabby- "Are you the judge"?
No. You're not.
Deal with it.
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Are you either I think not
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It's murder what's the difference if I got aborted or my mom killed me when I was 20?
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wickedpissah
But I'm not the one screaming for people who disagree with me to kill themselves, like you are.
I accept that each person should be their own judge.
Try it.
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Well your the one who said the world has enough people already!
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Gabby- You obviously do not understand American law. But thank you for showing the world just how vile and hate-filled christians can be when anyone dares to disagree with them about anything.
Thank you.
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I am a kid so....yeah
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wickedpissah
Yeah, so maybe you should spend your childhood learning, instead of judging. You have ALOT to learn about life. Accept that.
Goodnight.
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are you serious. what is what people and blaming christians for mistakes. what is wrong with saving a life. its a life not dollar. its a living thing that were trying to save. wat is with this world and people. we will see in the end who is right. you worship the coin and government. thats all this world cares about. money, sex, and death. god please help the lost.
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ill pray for you.
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"Prayer: A way to do nothing, and still feel like you're helping."
lol
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It is helping
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@wicked. Lol!
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Legal, it's the moms choice

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Also da moms choice to get prego an open her legs if she don't want one keep em closed
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What if the condom broke? Why if something went wrong with birth control?
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Yes dey have a choice and know da consequences
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There is a thing called you can give your eggs to the hospital for other people you know
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Egg harvesting and donation is a complex and painful process. It's not like dropping of a "sample cup" like a man can so easily do.
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Yeah but it's better than getting an abortion!
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if she was raped she didn;t choces
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Ah, the unendingly controversial abortion debate. Honestly, I think it should be illegal. It's the taking of innocent life that cannot speak or fend for itself. Sure, a woman can control her own body, but when she's pregnant, that puts TWO bodies into the picture. Truly, we treat lower forms of plant and animal life better than we treat our own. Something is really wrong with that. It's selfish. And don't even try to make the argument that if allowed to live, the aborted life would have had a life not worth living, anyway. No one has the ability to predict with 100% certainty what someone's life will be like, and no one has the authority to judge the quality of anyone's life but their own.

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I agree completely with you!
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And exactly what puts you in charge of that second body? Are you ready to adopt? If not - shut up!
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Some people want to adopt you jackass if you don't want to have a baby don't have s3x!
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You have answered best with exception I answerd in my opinion please review it and see asap.
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@still... "Nobody has the authority to judge the quality of anyone's life"...
Yet you do.
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What goes on in your uterus is not anyone else's business except yours. If you were raped, molested by a family member, or can't carry a pregnancy to term, are ill or are a young teen is not a matter for the government. To force you to be probed, intimidated or forced to carry a pregnancy to term against your will is not unlike being treated as property. Obviously many object to abortion and those people shouldn't have them but they should not deny the right to privacy and safety to other women.

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Finally - the voice of reason!
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Yay neighbor!
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molestation means have your genitals forcibly touched, with intercourse not involved. You do realize for a baby to be concieved that sprem must attach to and egg? So rape can result in pregnant but not moletatis
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I honestly believe that abortion is a multifaceted issue, and there is no "across the board" answer. In the case of rape, incest or a purely unintentional pregnancy - abortion should be "allowed" solely upon the discretion of the impregnated woman as long as it is done during the first trimester. Up to three months is plenty long enough to decide. Personally, I think that anything beyond that is barbaric - as is forcing a woman (or teen) to bear a child that has been bestowed upon her through an outrageous crime. Not right. We should be asking ourselves three things: 1) What is more "sad" - a terminated pregnancy or an unwanted child - think about it. 2) Since you insist that a woman gives birth to a child - are you willing to take that "saved" child yourself? Will you take it? If not - then you have no say. Easy to tell others what to do as long as it doesn't affect you. 3) Consider the economic burden that unwanted births impose upon our society, not to mention the miserable burden imposed upon the children themselves.

So - let's watch the ever so "righteous" step up. Are you willing to take the child? If not - then shut up! You have no say.

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wow were in a recession woopdy doo. if a woman could take care of a baby in the great depresion and being a widow then we have nothing to complain about. my grandma rasied 12 kids and she lived in a 3 bedroom house and worked a underwaged job. hmmm so what were you saying about economic burden.
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If she would have had a different choice, like having the option of safe and effective birth control, do you think it's possible she may have used it? Perhaps she may not have chosen abortion but your grandma wasn't living in a time of options. Birth control was illegal in the US for many of our grandmothers.
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Hey - FlexTheMind - try flexing your mind! Everyone is not your Grandma!
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Legal, review history and see what a long hard road it took to legalize abortion (just like a woman's right to vote) and some groups believe their religious view should prevail and erase what many have worked for?

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so people worked for killing babys. woman voting and murder are to diffrent things. you deny the truth. martin luther king jr worked hard for something that actully helped people not destroyed them. u dont know what your talking about.
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What does the civil rights movement have to do with legalizing abortion or women obtaining the right to vote?
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you said that it was a hard road to leigilize abortion. im saying that it does not help people. so why would you fight for something that does not help people but only destroys.
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but you have your opinion sir.
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"A man reaps what he soes"
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I am not a sir.
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okay then miss.
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FlexTheMind, at this point, people need to start dying. There are far too many people on this planet anyway. More kids=more pollution=world dying from global warming.
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okay. and i guess you also believe that humans came from monkeys. of course your right. so said the man who killed 5 million jews.
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Legal. What a woman decides to do with a pregnancy is between her, her doctor and her god...
It is not your business, my business or the governments business
If in the end she meets your version of god, so be it. It's still not your business.

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Ok would you have like to have gotten aborted? I think not!
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As a fetus, I wouldn't have known or cared.
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Yes but it's the same as you getting killed right now
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wickedpissah
Gabby- this is at least the fifth time on this thread that you have specifically wished for, or encouraged, the death of a fellow member of the ask.com community.
Your comments have been reported to ask.com moderators as Offensive, especially the one where you specifically suggested that I commit suicide.
You are a hypocrite of the lowest order.
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@gabby. Maybe in your OPINION it is the same. In mine, it is not and since you can't prove your opinion has any more validity than mine, I suggest you live your life according to your morals and quit trying to judge/ legislate others.
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All I said was it would be the same and unsaid that cause you said the world had enough people!
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Please read, I am not the one who said the world has enough people.
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hmmm. that seams to be getting a little carried away
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@total, easy to be brave when you are anonymous... Maybe you should look into psychological help.
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Here is yet another divisive and trick question invented by the religious pro-lifers. It all depends on at what point you consider "cells" to be "human beings". For many people, a group of 120 undifferentiated cells does not constitute a human being. For other people, 1 fertilized egg cell is a "human being". Still others believe that a human being exists when a fetus has developed a rudimentary brain - since the brain is the critical component that differentiates a human from lower life forms. Then you have the issue that a woman (post pubescent female) must host the fertilized cells through gestation to become a neonate. Does the woman have any say in her servility to pregnancy? More to the point: does the State have any right to legislate females mandatory hosting of a fertilized egg through gestation? This is obviously a highly contentious question - made even more contentious by the dictates of religion. I'm continually amazed that the Religious Right want government intrusion into the lives of women on this issue, when they continually advocate for less government intrusions - seeing such activity as a violation of individual liberties.

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the government makes money off abortions sir. libertys huh. hmm. we will see wont we.
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Can you explain how the government profits from abortions?
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@cere. Nicely said!
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Boo: I can, however, clearly explain how the violent crime rate in NYC dropped dramatically about a decade ago due to the availability of abortions - the details are in the best-selling book, "Freakonomics", Chapter 4.
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Cere, read it, loved it.
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It's ok, there is no god!

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There is a god and you will find out someday after you die
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Yeah, take that, mc!
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He doesn't realize what will happen
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Once again, we are all supposed to live according to gabbys dictates. Maybe god is talking to her?
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Once again boo thinks that I'm wrong whatever God is real dont make fun you're gonna be judged someday by God himself!
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Nope
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@gabby. You'd better look to the plank in your own eye before worrying about the speck in mine.
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I for one will say after complete review of answers given,without (comments) being considered, that stillwatersiren has answered best with the one exception that the (Sperm Donor) is the 3rd (Body) involved and should at least be given opportunity to be in decision process with exception of Rape/Incest, or 110% ultimate impending Death of Mother!

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absolutely illegal. its not "their" body when there is another human body living inside them. that said i think that until there is a chance that it is completely illegal i think that either the girl must have the father present or be able to prove she was raped (police report and all that). WOMEN SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO CHOOSE TO HAVE AN ABORTION BECAUSE THEY DONT WANT TO HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF A BABY. if u dont want it, tough sh.it maybe thats a sign that its time to start taking responsibility in your life

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Maybe you need to come back as a woman. We are not property for you to decide anything.
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Mike finally someone who agrees with me!
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@boo153: what makes u think any woman should be allowed to stop another human person from having a chance to live for any reason they want? thats total bull
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Since without the woman that fetus can't survive anyway. What makes you think that any man can tell a woman how she must live?
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its not about gender u moron. its about giving that person a chance to live. let me ask u something, if by some impossible scenario, it was the man who carried the baby, and the man had absolute control over whether the baby was born or not, how do u think women would feel about it, knowing that the baby they made was not getting even a chance to have life? what if you or your mom or your best friend had been aborted simply because your/their mom didnt feel like being a parent at the time? its not ok to do. thats all there is to it
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Again, your opinion. No facts to back that up.
If men could get pregnant I would still be on their side to choose but there would be a whole lot less men who are anti-choice!
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I am person's incubator. I would not abandon my other children to save the life of a zygote that was from a rape, could risk my life or be born severely compromised. That is for no one else to decide except my family, my doctor and ME. I have to live with the consequences. Not your call, not anyone else's business and I shouldn't have to have the procedure done in somebody's basement.
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not after the first trimester

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If they were raped or could die they should be able to. or if the kid has some rare disorder, even them they should never have to

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The Mosaic Law clearly revealed that life begins, not at birth, but much earlier. How so? It showed that killing a fetus could incur the death penalty. Note this law: “You must give soul for soul.” (Ex. 21:22, 23) Thus, the unborn child in the womb is alive and is a living soul. Understanding that timeless truth has helped millions of Christians to repudiate the practice of abortion, seeing it as a serious sin against God.

So, the Bible give us God's view on abortion - anything contrary to that - is working in opposition to our Heavenly Father. However, we have all been given free-will - we can choose what we want to do and how we want to live our life - and know that we are accountable and will pay the consequences of our behavior.

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Except your religion has no place in my life.
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Illegal, unless it's for rape or the mother's life is endangered. Abortion is a form of murder

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Legal... Are you going to be the one standing in front of a rape victim and tell them that they must harbor that event in physical form for the rest of their life? Are you going to be the one to tell them that they must die b/c abortion is no longer legal and only can live? Are you going to adopt the unwanted and unloved children? Are you going to provide additional financial assistance to those that you do not adopt? Are you going to tell the 14 year old girl and her parents that she has to carry the child? It's quite easy to simply stand back and try enforce your views on society when you don't have to stare at the faces of those affected by your decision.

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Legal. The Earth will die at this rate. We have to do something. Until the child can feel pain (which I think is twenty-six weeks or some time around then) people should be allowed to abort kids. What I'm against is aborting kids way too late in pregnancy, that's cruel.

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I have an idea! lets ask babies if they think abortion is ok.

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