Touchy subject...Do you feel that women have the right to Abort a child?Started by Paul on February 16, 2012
Without the fathers consent or knowledge?
I'll put myself out on the line here. I'm against abortion totally. I'm catholic I believe all life is precious.
Hmm, this is an interesting topic for this particular forum. It's a little random. On that note, I will humbly disagree with you; I may not be an expert, per se, but I am a woman. I will tell you that most woman do not make that tremendously difficult decision because they have nothing going on that weekend, for most it is the most difficult and heart-wrenching decision they will ever have to make. There are so many reasons and factors that go into the decision-making process, all of which you might not ever comprehend. I am not here to make you understand, in fact, when it comes to this sort of topic, most people have their minds made up and won't budge. I understand that, I know I can't and won't change how I feel about it. If this is something you find unfathomable, that is how you feel. I would suggest men talk to their girlfriends before they get in bed, make sure everything is on the table and that they are on the same page; it doesn't quite work if you are on different sides of the fence when it comes to life-changing decisions. I just wanted to write to you and let you know that a lot goes on in the minds of women who have to go through with an abortion, it's emotionally painful and will always be a part of their life story. It's not something you do last minute and with malicious; there's a reason she came to that decision. Let women have that option to do what they need to do, if you don't like it, let your spouse know how you feel and everyone else's life choices should not be of your concern. : )
Well said, Janella.
May I add that, in my opinion, this kind of discussion should take place BEFORE the couple engages in a sexual relationship. As well, there are too many variables to assume why a woman makes her choice, one way or the other. But ultimately, it IS her choice. Whether she involves the partner in that decision is also her choice, but she must understand and be willing to accept the consequences of her choices.
Do I personally agree with Abortion "just because"? No. Do I think it should be legal on a federal level? Yes. Do I think it should be legal in every state? Yes. I personally don't care what anyone does to themselves. A woman is free to get an abortion on her own dime AND THEN deal with the problems related to that abortion (or not) for the rest of her life. Where I would have a problem is if she then used it as an excuse for everything else in her life. Abortion, like all social issues, should be handled outside government.
Very well said, Janella. Very well said. I think religion is a wonderful thing and people have a right to hold on to their religious beliefs as strongly as they would like, but I do not think anyone has the right to impose their beliefs on others. Like Rob said, let people live their own lives and you live yours. If you are afraid your partner is pro-choice and may make such a decision without your consent, COMMUNICATE with her to find out where she stands on her personal views. The way I see it, abortion will never be an issue void of controversy, and it is not an issue that can be handled at a scale larger than one's own personal life.