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Response to Gov101 (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 09:50 AM

29. As a woman myself... one who has had unintended pregnancies.....

I believe the only limitation as to any pregnancy is the independent viability of the fetus/baby. Once the fetus can survive outside the womb, s/he should be given the chance. But until that happens, the woman should make that choice for herself. I have never had an abortion, but I will not tell any other woman what to do. My situation is different than theirs.

Society has a responsibility to it's citizens. that includes women. And giving her the choice to decide whether she wants to carry a pregnancy to term, and the help she would need should she decide to do so. We seem more interested in IF the woman has the kid, but not giving her the options if she WANTS to have it. We want to force a woman to give birth but not take care of her or the kid afterwards. Then we get, well you should have thought about that BEFORE you decided to have a kid. Kids should not be a punishment. Imagine the life for that kid when they are not wanted.

It should not matter to anyone why someone has an abortion. The whole point of this country is that we don't all have to believe the same thing. A person can believe that life begins at conception and the only person that should effect is the person who believes that. Don't believe in abortion?!? don't have one. period. end of discussion. We should not be legislating religious or personal beliefs.

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