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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 01:57 PM

59. Husbands also insist. One example, woman takes pill for many years to not have a child as they work.

They wanted all the material matters in place, really, too many in my opinion. They then decided after eighteen years of the pill, to have a child. She proceeds to miscarry five times in a row. Each time, she is given a D & C afterward. By this time events have occurred to put them in a less prosperous financial setting.

She again becomes pregnant and the doctor tells her the chances are good this time that she will be able to go to term. But they have moved into his mother's home for an indefinite stay because of her health and their continued financial problems. He says she will have an abortion or the marriage is over as they can't take care of the child. The stress is such that she rents an apartment and plans to have the child alone, but then changes her mind and remains in the marriage of 25 years.

She resented it, although they are still married. She had more health problems and had a hysterectomy. They continued their marriage for financial reasons. He's on disability and she's nearly disabled. They have since gone bat shit listening to Glenn Beck. Thinking back, they were off for years, just wasn't as notable as now.

That was an example of the truth of what you say when you note that the men are the ones often insisting on terminating pregnancy. Others have insisted on the woman coming to term and still leave her with a child and no support. There are forced choices in either direction, but in the end, it is the woman's choice by law - or at least it once was.

People have different ideas about when and in what circumstance they should become parents. Although some people have no plan at all. This girl is putting a lot on her family for the choice that she alone made to have unprotected sex. With any choice in life, particularly this one, comes huge responsibility and consequences and more choices will have to be made.

While I agree fully that it is her body and her choice, I'm unsure why she can take the parents to court on this issue. She can move out and be a single mother but they aren't required to care for her or the child and I think that is what the suit is trying to force them to do since she lives at home. And they said she is being put up to doing this by a group.

Her child will become one of the poster kids in the 'forced birth' debate just as those conceived by rape have been used to muddy the issue. With that side, all they have is 'person hood.' What is being argued is that women having abortions are being oppressed by others to do so, making forced choices to have abortions.

As to those who choose without pressure from others, they say those women are mentally ill. Some GOP say rape victims who want to abort is proof that they are emotionally unstable and should be prevented from making the choice to abort due to mental incapacity.

This is not going to help pro-choice.

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