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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 02:56 PM
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If your son came to you and said partner was going to have an abortion, what would you say/do
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Yes, this is similar but different from the daughter on.

How would you feel? Would you be happy about it? Sad? Supportive? Try to find other choices?

I am leaving the age of the son and partner, and the "partner" status (boyfriend/girlfriend, acquaintance, spouse, etc), out of the question, to keep this open to more possibilities.
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  -If your son came to you and said partner was going to have an abortion, what would you say/do uppityperson  Nov-15-11 02:56 PM   #0 
  - the exact same thing I said  mzteris   Nov-15-11 02:57 PM   #1 
  - 100% supportive  PeaceNikki   Nov-15-11 02:58 PM   #2 
  - "Do it."  RUMMYisFROSTED   Nov-15-11 02:58 PM   #3 
  - Same thing I said on daughter one. Be glad he felt he could talk with me, listen and  uppityperson   Nov-15-11 02:59 PM   #4 
  - "How can I help support the decision?" nt  duhneece   Nov-15-11 03:05 PM   #5 
  - Well honestly the age of each would seriously impact my opinion.  HopeHoops   Nov-15-11 03:05 PM   #6 
  - Let's say they were 14. Now let's say they were 18. How about 26? 35?  uppityperson   Nov-15-11 03:13 PM   #12 
     - 14 makes a lot of sense. 18 is questionable. 35+ is starting to make sense again.  HopeHoops   Nov-15-11 03:25 PM   #15 
        - It is a legal procedure and the reason is only important  pennylane100   Nov-15-11 03:36 PM   #17 
        - That's sort of what I was trying to say - but 14 (or even 16) isn't a woman.  HopeHoops   Nov-15-11 03:50 PM   #19 
           - That depends on the definition of a child. 14 or 16 is a woman.  uppityperson   Nov-15-11 03:59 PM   #20 
           - It's more of a cultural definition than physical, sure.  HopeHoops   Nov-15-11 04:10 PM   #22 
              - You used "girls" to denote "the primary if not only caregiver"? How does using "girls" show respect  uppityperson   Nov-15-11 04:17 PM   #23 
                 - Sorry. Old habit - we still call our kids "the girls" just because we always have.  HopeHoops   Nov-15-11 04:23 PM   #24 
           - Well what if she has been raped by her father or guardian,  pennylane100   Nov-15-11 10:41 PM   #25 
        - " "Just say no" isn't the way to deal with it - "put a rubber on it" is far more realistic"? Clarify  uppityperson   Nov-15-11 04:01 PM   #21 
  - my son's only seven  d_r   Nov-15-11 03:06 PM   #7 
  - 100% supportive of her decision.  sinkingfeeling   Nov-15-11 03:09 PM   #8 
  - I'd say that he should support her decision,  dtexdem   Nov-15-11 03:11 PM   #9 
  - Probably ask whether money would help and try to see what I could do  JDPriestly   Nov-15-11 03:12 PM   #10 
  - It's not up to me to judge or to  SheilaT   Nov-15-11 03:12 PM   #11 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-16-11 11:37 PM   #27 
     - no one has to. does that bother you? n/t  Scout   Nov-17-11 07:51 AM   #28 
  - I would be 100 percent supportive  abelenkpe   Nov-15-11 03:21 PM   #13 
  - That would HER decision, not my son's,  HockeyMom   Nov-15-11 03:25 PM   #14 
  - I would be supportive of anything they decide  pennylane100   Nov-15-11 03:27 PM   #16 
  - I would have to tell them that if they are doing it for the right reason  LiberalFighter   Nov-15-11 03:37 PM   #18 
  - It depends  G3ND3R_B3ND3R   Nov-15-11 11:20 PM   #26 
  - Well, that's an easy one  MayHamm   Nov-22-11 11:20 PM   #29 
  - Supportive but..  demicritic   Nov-26-11 04:46 AM   #30 

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