Here is a little story that we learned long ago when I was studying developmental psychology at university. 1month: Mommy, I'm only 8 inches long but I have all my organs. I love the sound of your voice. Every time I hear it, I wave my arms and legs. The sound of your heart beat is my favourite lullaby. 2nd month: Mommy, today I learned how to suck my thumb. If you could see me, you could definitely tell that I'm a baby. I'm not big enough to survive outside my home, though. It's so nice and warm in here. 3rd month: You know what mommy, I'm a boy! I hope that makes you happy. I always want you to be happy. I don't like it when you cry. You sound so sad. It makes me sad too, and I cry with you even though you can't hear me. 4th month: Mommy, my hair is starting to grow. It's very short and fine, but I will have a lot of it. I spend a lot of my time exercising. I can turn my head and curl my toes and fingers, and stretch my arms and legs. I'm becoming quite good at it too. 5th month: You went to the doctor today mommy. He lied to you. He said that I'm not a baby. I am a baby Mommy, your baby. I think and feel. Mommy, what's abortion? 6th month: I can hear that doctor again. I don't like him. He seems cold and heartless. Something is introducing my home. The doctor called it a needle. Mommy, what is it? It burns!! Please make him stop! I can't get away from it! Mommy!!! Help me! 7th month: Mommy, I'm okay. I'm with God. He is holding me. He told me about abortion. Why didn't you want me mommy?
Personally, I find abortion offensive because it is causing the death of an innocent child. I'm not against gay marriage; I don't feel that giving gays (or anyone else) rights takes away anything from anyone else.
Abortions because they're taking a life a an unborn.....Gay marriage...I guess you could say I'm against it but then again I'm not. If you let Gay marriage people epress themselfs in public then where going to have more of them because of little kids seeing it and thinking its okay. It's a very.....hmm...sensative topic. BTW I'm agaist abortions.
Most people don't like abortion because it takes the life of an unborn child...my personal distaste is because of that when there are so many couples that desperately want a baby who can't have one, and finding a baby to adopt is difficult...Abortion should (IMHO) only be used when the pregnancy threatens the life of the mother...
As for Gay marriage, I think people are against it because they claim it is immoral...to me, all "couples" should be allowed to be married if of legal age. There shouldn't be legislation that prevents two people who love each other and want to spend the rest of their life together from doing just that and having the same financial benefits of straight couples....because really that is the only thing that our laws prevent is receiving the financial rewards...you can get married in the eyes of your higher power just by finding someone in your faith that will perform the ceremony.
I'm not, but I can see both sides. A woman should have a right to do with her body what she sees fit. It isn't like the fetus is a baby yet. Yeah, I know......bring on the comments, huh? I won't be responding.
Abortion is not for me but I personally think its the women's choice. These people scream don't do it...Then take that baby that is planned to be aborted and raise it. Ever time you scream that phrase take a child. People always say don't do it but are never making a change.
Womens rights? Take responsibility unless raped. Instead of killing the baby give it up for adoption for people that can't have kids but want them. Shouldn't be a sl@* then and same goes to the father man up and take responsibility for your actions. You should be in jail. You had sex then deal with the consequences it has. directed to snicker. even with rape you can still give it up but I can see justification in that
Generally this topic is viewed this way by the ultra religious, The bigoted and poorly educated people. While I personally abhor the concept of abortion as used by the majority as Post Encounter (you can figure out the kind of encounter I am talking about here) birth control, I do know, realize and accept that in certain circumstances abortion is a valid response to pregnancy. However, this rampant use of abortion/birth control being paid for by taxpayer money is criminal. Regarding Homosexuality, I believe we have more pressing things to do than to worry about others sexuality and personal lifestyles.
Next time I see an example of a religious whacko smacking their kids 'into complilance' I will ask you if that was OK too!
No one is FOR abortion. No one is PRO killing babies. Some of us, however, understand that we have advanced enough scientifically not to sentence a woman to 9 months of pain and sacrifice for what was either a mistake, a rape, incest, or not-in-the-family-plan. My wife and I had our first child completely by accident. That's ok, we were planning on having kids eventually. We used contraception ... heh, religiously for the next 2 years, so that our kids would be 2 years apart, LIKE WE'D PLANNED. After that, I got snipped. Our family plan included TWO children, enough to replace us. If my wife was raped, or otherwise drugged into allowing herself to get pregnant, you could bet I would heavily consider abortion ...and she would too. It's not blaming the child--there is no child. Not yet. The only clear delineation is BIRTH. (And you do realize that, quite suddenly, as soon as birth occurs, these pro-life nuts completely change their tune. No health care, no protections, screw you, I got mine, yada yada yada....
Abortion is a new technology and as with all new things, it takes a while for people to wrap their minds around it. There is a valid argument that a fetus is a human being upon conception. There is also a valid argument that an unwanted child should not be brought into this world. I saw a documentary of a mother who was in jail but had 7 children. How is that fair? How is it fair to the children? How is it fair to society? Abortion solves a practical problem but we are not robots. In my opinion the problem is less about abortion and more about one group of people trying to forcibly impress their values on another group.
Because they don't understand what abortion even is, they are uneducated about the topic, they parrot whatever there pastor says, they don't realize how damaging it is to speak out against it and they haven't put two and two together when 95% of abortions happen in places they are illegal and the only thing a ban does is raise the mortality rate of women. Because they have no foresight, hindsight, vision and are blindly make unintelligible detrimental claims about a world they don't understand. They are blind fools on the attack.
Killing is wrong. Abortion is killing. Hence, abortion is wrong. From the moment of conception, a child is alive; taking away that child's life would be killing them. Although people say that a woman should be allowed to decide this, people do not have the right to decide whether someone else should live or die. God gave everyone life, so he should be the one to take it away. Adoption is a perfectly suitable option for someone who is unable to raise the child that she is pregnant with. It also gives people who want a child but can't have one due to medical complications a child to raise and love. Abortion is constantly used as a backup for women who want to have relations but not deal with the consequences. Women should be more responsible. The child that is aborted might have been a person who could have made a huge difference in the world. Also, abortions are oftentimes poorly performed, causing illness. Women who have abortions also frequently experience depression and regret for the murder they have committed, leading them to turn to drugs and alcohol.
Diary of an Unborn Child OCTOBER 5: Today my life began. My parents do not know it yet, but it is I already. And I am to be a girl. I shall have blond hair and blue eyes. Just about everything is settled though, even the fact that I shall love flowers. OCTOBER 19: Some say that I am not a real person yet, that only my mother exists. But I am a real person, just as a small crumb of bread is yet truly bread. My mother is. And I am. OCTOBER 23: My mouth is just beginning to open now. Just think, in a year or so I shall be laughing and later talking. I know what my first word will be: MAMA. (more in comments)
My answer will be long and as I don't know how to paste and cut or whatever, I am sure I may be typing quite awhile, but, here it is,,,I am against abortion for this reason: PSALMS 139 in the Holy Bible. O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandeth my thought afar off, Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether. Thou has beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from they presence? If I ascend up into Heaven thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea (read more below)
Abortion is taking someone's life. Someone who doesn't deserve to die. How would you feel if you got your own life taking away ? It isn't fair to those kids they done nothing wrong all they want is a life like us but they can't cause they get it taken away by people who don't make the best choices.
To many, it's not killing a person, it's not murder. 30% of fertilized eggs don't implant. 20% of the ones that do are miscarried. If a fertilized egg was a person, God wouldn't discard so many of them so easily. Many think a fertilized egg is just a bunch of cells. Many believe if it dies within the first 4-6 months, no one died.
A fetus in the first 3 months has no thoughts, no feelings, no experience. Many believe there's no such thing as a soul. Many who believe there's a soul think it doesn't inhabit the body till the body is ready. One ancient belief is that the soul doesn't enter the body till the baby takes its first breath.
You imagine a fetus is a baby and then you have deep feelings about it-- that says a lot about you, nothing about the fetus. You're just thinking with your emotions. If you think a fetus is a child, those are your thoughts. A woman who gets pregnant is flooded with emotions that make her bond to the baby and cherish it. If she can distinguish between emotions and truth, you should be able to.
Outlawing abortions is just imposing your will, your beliefs, on others. It's tyranny.