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    Quote Originally Posted by Hagrid View Post
    "I am pro-choice, BUT..."


    This means you aren't pro-choice!!
    Don't know if this is referring to my earlier post in this thread but i feel I need to make myself clear.

    I am pro choice. To each their own IMO

    However.. By adding the BUT I meant
    that i found the FOOTAGE they showed confronting and disgusting.

    I turned the tv off after about 30 seconds so I cannot comment on what the women involved reasons etc are nor would I even bother TBH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hagrid View Post
    "I am pro-choice, BUT..."


    This means you aren't pro-choice!!
    Don't know if this is referring to my earlier post in this thread but i feel I need to make myself clear.

    I am pro choice. To each their own IMO

    However.. By adding the BUT I meant
    that i found the FOOTAGE they showed confronting and disgusting.

    I turned the tv off after about 30 seconds so I cannot comment on what the women involved reasons etc were

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    Wow, interesting!!
    I doubt "horrid" is the word to describe a woman who is making the best choice for her life at the time...... and whats the difference between abortion and this - same reasons, same outcome just different procedure!!
    Thankfully we live in a country where a woman has control over her life and therefore her future. Is it best to make this 'illegal' and have the woman commit sucide or her partner come home to find a murder-sucide situation because she couldn't handle it (or die during pregnancy/child-birth)..... we don't know the facts and until you walk a mile in those shoes we can't really judge or thow stones. We are all different..... and it makes for an interesting world

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    I remember reading a post from a mother on this forum that had triplets. The post was made a long time after they were born, and it was detailing her pregnancy. It included the shock her and her partner felt when the doctor suggested selective reduction, and the difficult situation they were in, going ahead against medical advice.

    Due to time limits on allowable terminations, they weren't given much time to process the choice they were being given, and really had to commit to one path or the other quickly.

    I really think people are quick to judge and do not comprehend the difficulty of making such a drastic choice whilst in the grip on emotions and without proper time to consider, research, or fully comprehend the implications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy2be3 View Post
    Majority rules, and thankfully majority say what these women did is disgusting!


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    WOW - its like Lord of the flies in here. Im not surprised though.

    I would love all you women have someone tell you what you had to do with your body and then see how you feel.

    It is sooooooooooooo ignorant and worst still based on a completely biased, unimformative and sensation piece of 'gossip'.

    I see women on this site preach such 'PC' statements but when it comes down to it a fair chunk of you of so judgemental.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hagrid View Post
    "I am pro-choice, BUT..."


    This means you aren't pro-choice!!
    Don't know if this is referring to my earlier post in this thread but i feel I need to make myself clear.

    I am pro choice. To each their own IMO

    However.. By adding the BUT I meant
    that i found the FOOTAGE they showed confronting and disgusting.

    I turned the tv off after about 30 seconds so I cannot comment on what the women involved reasons etc were

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB12 View Post
    Don't know if this is referring to my earlier post in this thread but i feel I need to make myself clear.

    I am pro choice. To each their own IMO

    However.. By adding the BUT I meant
    that i found the FOOTAGE they showed confronting and disgusting.

    I turned the tv off after about 30 seconds so I cannot comment on what the women involved reasons etc were

    I completely agree with you. I am 100% pro-choice. I am currently 16wks pregnant and watching that footage last night made me very uncomfortable and I did cry.

    But yeh, thats a reflection of my beliefs so I don't direct that at the women making the choice. If anything I get more upset with 60min for making such an emotive story rather then presenting a real investigation into the subject.

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    No you shouldn't have the choice to kill one or more of your babies for lifestyle reasons. If you can't handle the possibilities don't try for a third baby. It maybe your choice at the moment, but IMO it shouldnt be... Abortion fir anything other than specific dire medical issues should be illegal.
    That's the thing, it's not up to you if or how many children *I* have. You don't have the right to tell anyone 'don't try for a 3rd then if you can't handle 5' don't you see how ridiculous that is? Everyone has a number of children they're comfortable with, so just in case they end up with multiples they shouldn't try for any children at all?

    This is why even though I'm uncomfortable with abortion, I would always fight for women's rights to choose. The thought people like you can dictate what a women should do with her body and her life makes my skin crawl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I have no sympathy for women who terminated healthy pregancies where there is NO severe medical issue involved. Simply not being able to 'hack it' is not reason enough for ending a life. Theres options and help out there that dont involve killing. If the woman isn't able To cope with the possibilities then use a condom. If a woman wasn't allowed an abortion and was gutless enough to consider suicide then I would feel sorry for the baby.

    I am sure there are many many ppl who believe that aborting for medical reason is not acceptable either and would disagree with your validation/reasons/choices. Does this mean they should impose that belief on you and force you to continue with a pregnancy you didn't want to?

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    Did anyone catch the name of the woman (the one using terms like 'litter' etc)?

    I'd really be interested to see if she has a website or has her story on a website somewhere..to get the full story.

    Editing can result in someone coming across as heartless etc.

    The vibe I got was that she was truly using that terminology to distance herself from the procedure, there was no mention that I can recall of any sort of counselling or what may have been said during that counselling.
    Different people deal with these decisions in many ways, I imagine some who have had to make this decision (for lifestyle reasons or medical reasons) would have had some sort of ceremony to remember the life that didn't eventuate. And I imagine that others would , knowing themselves, have chosen to keep it a straight forward medical procedure.

    You hear stories from people trying to conceive over years and how the intimacy and emotion gets draine;, replaced by dates, injections, timed sex etc etc.

    As confronting as the story was - I can totally see that woman in the perspective of a couple who longed for ONE baby, only ever wanted one baby, did not want to take further risks to her life or her baby's life (she said she wasn't in the business of risk - she was VERY honest about it). I could imagine her being given two or three scenarios involving IVF or AI, weighing up the risks and outcomes and going with what felt right and less risky for her and her family.

    As for adoption - could you seriously imagine the uproar and judgments a mother would cop if she adopted out 1 or 2 of her 3 babies??


 

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