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rebecca_herman Donating Member (494 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-16-05 01:05 AM
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30. Then how...
can the 11 year old consent to an abortion against her parents' wishes as almost everyone on this topic that doesn't agree with her deciding to give birth thinks she can do?
And the odds are that the girl would survive either way, unless she is already having a complication. The death rate in this country is still very, very low even for a girl that is very young.
At 11 I didn't know all that, but I knew that pregnancy and birth were very unpleasant; that labor hurt a lot; that women could still die; and that if the girl was very young she was more likely to die. I knew enough about fetal development to decide that I didn't think it was a full baby.
I will be honest. Hypothetically this is what I think: If I ever have an 11 year old pregnant daughter, yes I would do everything I could to convince her it was best she have an abortion. But if she absolutely would not budge, I would do everything I could to support her. But unless a severe medical issue turned up, I would never try to force it. Now of course I can never know and I hope I never will be in that position. But I just can never see myself forcing my hypothetical child to have an abortion unless it was directly to prevent their death.
And sorry about your heartburn, in any case. I get it (probably not as severe but pretty bad) from the summer heat and I'm up with it too.... it's pretty nasty :(
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