How do you feel about the laws being passed over the issue of abortion?

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How do you feel about the laws being passed over the issue of abortion?

Bethy Cassatt Bethy Cassatt
I'm really wonderin: We say what happened, and while it's not over, what do you feel about it. Voting is Private, feel free to rant and rave, but let your passion out.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Anger: THAT'S MY VAGINA!!
21  (43%)
Confusion: it's not straightforward, where do I start??
Frustation: the inability to take an option available is troublesome, even if it's not choice number one
22  (45%)
Peace: Prolife/Feels the laws didn't provide protection before
5  (10%)
Benign: Didn't feel affected before or now
Other
1  (2%)
Total votes: 49
Poll is closed
04/15/2012
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Badass Badass
I personally would never have an abortion, but I think the option should be there.
04/15/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
I think that a woman should have the freedom to decide what she wants to do with her body. It's hers. I feel sorry for the babies, but it's better not to have one in a tough life, than have a lot of kids without a good enough life.
04/15/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
Outlawing abortion wouldn't stop it, just make it less taxible and less safe. Instead you would end up with women trying to do certain drugs until they miscarry or driving down to Mexico.

It's less of a 'I believe it's right' and more of a 'I believe that people will find a way, and that way should be safe, taxible, comfortable, and the women should be able to stay in a pleasant hospital afterwards.'
04/15/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
I had to have abortion twice in my life because of a fucker I lived with, and he wasn't only a careless asshole to prevent such things but he was picky about jobs too - so we were kinda poor, and didn't want our poor babies to have a too hard life with us, as we were just barely surviving...

My heart is still bleeding for those two poor little ones, but indeed, who knows what life they would have had... Not to mention I couldn't have come to live with my Master, so I would have probably been stuck in a horribly hard life with a rude asshole, depressed a lot, barely surviving with the poor little kids... I must say that such an option seems to be the ultimate one, because the system of foster care nowadays raises more tormented souls than healthy, happy people... :S ~frowns
04/15/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
Pro-choice.
04/16/2012
sneako sneako
Quote:
Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
I'm really wonderin: We say what happened, and while it's not over, what do you feel about it. Voting is Private, feel free to rant and rave, but let your passion out.
there are more important things
04/16/2012
curiousnwilling curiousnwilling
The number one killer of women in a fertile age range =used to be complications from trying to perform abortions. That's disgusting. I pray to god that it never becomes true again
07/29/2012
crazycouple7281 crazycouple7281
I believe all women should have a choice in the matter. There are many reasons abortions help and hurt, but it should still be a woman's choice, as it is her own body.
08/07/2012
snowyslut snowyslut
Quote:
Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
I'm really wonderin: We say what happened, and while it's not over, what do you feel about it. Voting is Private, feel free to rant and rave, but let your passion out.
I'm furious and frustrated.

I think choices about a person's body, including choices about reproduction, should be that person's choice and theirs alone. Period.

That the state thinks it has ANY right to be interfering with my body and my choices angers me deeply. This is about far more than some senator's political record, or the desires of some church official. Whether or not I am able to access birth control and abortion care as necessary effects my ability to be healthy, keep a job, and generally do what I want with my life.
08/07/2012
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
While I know I could never have an abortion unless medically necessary, I am 100% pro-choice. A woman's reproductive freedoms should not be limited. I don't think a woman should have to decide between being shamed for choosing to have an abortion or being shamed for having a child she can't afford. Society's approach to reproductive freedom in general frustrates me. If a woman chooses to procure an abortion, it's HER uterus, HER choice. Society and government have no business in anyone's reproductive freedom. Abortion should not be stigmatized, legislated, or publicized.
08/07/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I wasn't aware of any abortion laws changing, but I'll respond to this topic. My opinion on this is very complicated. Before my pregnancy, I was 100% against abortion. Just the thought of abortion disgusted me, and I felt judgemental/hateful towards women who have gotten abortions. Then I got pregnant unexpectedly, at a time when I wasn't ready. Suddenly my perspective changed a LOT. I felt the fear-the PANIC-, the regret of an unplanned pregnancy. I even briefly considered abortion, but decided against it. Just when I settled into my new role as a mother, at about 6 weeks, I miscarried. I went through a whole new range of emotions, including anger, sadness, and guilt. Needless to say I'm glad I didn't choose abortion, because the way I felt after the miscarriage was bad enough. The whole experience affirmed that I am PERSONALLY pro-life, but I have more understanding for women who choose abortion. I believe women should have the right to choose because ultimately it is their body and their mental and physical health. Ending an unwanted pregnancy might be a better choice for one woman and, consequently, the child she would have had. Yet for another woman, the sacrifices and struggle she might have to face with an unplanned pregnancy might be an easier road than abortion. I know for myself if I become pregnant again and it's not the best of circumstances (financial, or God forbid a serious illness), I will continue the pregnancy and do the best I can. But I won't say that others shouldn't have the option.
08/07/2012
epiphanyjayne epiphanyjayne
We should always have that option.
08/07/2012
Experiment Experiment
I think it's horrible that we're slowly taking away that option. Nobody has the right to force you to do something has enormous and life-changing as having a child. People who have abortions are making an extremely serious and difficult decision and they should be allowed to continue to make that decisions without being persecuted and made out to be whores.
08/12/2012
Pansies Pansies
I do not believe anyone has the right to take away any of my choices. The only thing people are doing by trying to outlaw abortion, is outlawing safe abortion.
08/12/2012
edenguy edenguy
Any laws in particular?

Here is one specific example:

"The [abortion] law is a change from the current system in Arizona. Under the previous law, abortions were permitted up until viability which occurs around 24 weeks. Starting Thursday, abortions after 20 weeks will not be allowed unless there is a medical emergency."

link
08/13/2012
novanilla novanilla
It makes me furious. These men have no right to tell me what to do.
08/14/2012
Dreamy Demon Dreamy Demon
I'm just really frustrated. This country was founded on the principle that we all have the right to make up our own minds about our beliefs. The government constantly tries to negate that while feeding us some bullshit line about the "Greater Good," and we keep buying it, hook, line and sinker.
08/17/2012
edenguy edenguy
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Originally posted by Dreamy Demon
I'm just really frustrated. This country was founded on the principle that we all have the right to make up our own minds about our beliefs. The government constantly tries to negate that while feeding us some bullshit line about the ...
I think this is somewhat true. We’re free to believe that things like abortion, polygamy, or selling beer on Sunday are not immoral. I’m pretty sure all these things were regulated in some way at the very beginning. We’ve the right to make up our own minds and persuade our fellow citizens to repeal these laws.
08/19/2012
bettle590 bettle590
I get furious when it comes to reproductive rights being taken away. It's absolutely unacceptable and based purely off misogyny and lies.
08/20/2012
Zandrock Zandrock
People should have a right to get an abortion. It just makes sense
09/29/2012
Alyxx Alyxx
It makes me completely furious. I'm extremely pro-choice. I've always been of the opinion that if you don't like abortion, don't have one. Don't take the option away from those who need it. I can't imagine the pain that would come from someone who found themselves with no options but to carry a pregnancy to term that came from incest or rape, or with some terrible disease or deformity, or even just with no means to support a child. I find the studies looking at crime rate and abortion very interesting as well. Teen crime rates dropped significantly around 15-18 years after Roe vs. Wade made abortion legal. There were fewer unwanted children born, many of which would likely have been neglected, mistreated, or left to their own devices and would have likely turned to crime. People think about every fetus deserving to be born, but they don't think about that child deserving a good life.
09/29/2012
edenguy edenguy
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Originally posted by bettle590
I get furious when it comes to reproductive rights being taken away. It's absolutely unacceptable and based purely off misogyny and lies.
I'm militantly pro-choice, but I don't agree with the statement that the opposition is "based purely off misogyny and lies". No doubt there are people who oppose abortion rights based on misogyny. No doubt there are people who oppose abortion rights based on lies.

But I would submit that at least some people base their opposition to abortion on other reasons, like the interest of the potential person, the fetus.

Of course the interest in the potential person must be balanced with the interest in reproductive autonomy. I favor reproductive autonomy. But that doesn't mean my adversaries are basing their objections on lies and misogyny.
09/29/2012
Leather & Lace Leather & Lace
Well I'm pro-life.
09/29/2012
BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
think it should be the carriers choice everyone and every situation is different
09/29/2012
closed account closed account
pro-choice...anti-abor tion...
you can be both
09/29/2012
SavingMyself SavingMyself
Anger, because what I do with my vagina is no one else's business. I probably will never have an abortion, but that doesn't mean that right should be taken away.
10/01/2012
SavingMyself SavingMyself
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Originally posted by Pansies
I do not believe anyone has the right to take away any of my choices. The only thing people are doing by trying to outlaw abortion, is outlawing safe abortion.
This ^^^ If you outlaw abortions, all that will happen is that women will go back to getting back alley abortions which will result in many women dying as a result.
10/01/2012
ImmortalFantasy ImmortalFantasy
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Originally posted by SavingMyself
This ^^^ If you outlaw abortions, all that will happen is that women will go back to getting back alley abortions which will result in many women dying as a result.
Another example of a selected few trying force their beliefs on the masses. Rather them have an abortion than be a shitty mother.
10/02/2012
Kenneth Fort Kenneth Fort
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Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
I'm really wonderin: We say what happened, and while it's not over, what do you feel about it. Voting is Private, feel free to rant and rave, but let your passion out.
Laws won't do much. Better education into the reality is more important.
10/04/2012
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