Abortions are always going to be a touchy subject and regardless of this article having valid points, people that are anti-abortion will ALWAYS have something to fight back with... Much like the vaccination debate!
I believe people are entitled to their own personal beliefs, opinions and choices, as long as they respect those of others.
It would certainly be a lot easier if there were only true facts brought into conversations though.
I always feel weird in these threads when the "life starts at..." stuff begins... because women here have, and will have, miscarriages. I would never say to a woman going through a loss like that, "Oh, don't worry, your baby wasn't really a baby..." or "it wasn't really human life..." or anything... so I'm always worried I will say things that may upset women who have lost babies in-utero.
For another woman, well her experience may be completely different and that must also be respected.
Termination must be legal, it must safe and it must be an informed choice.
I find it truly interesting hearing every ones take on this. Even if it one of those often heated topics.
I also suspect maybe this was started as a way of bringing some colour to the hub...
Slightly off-topic, but personally I hate the use of the word abortion in this context as opposed to termination (Much hated gripe, apologies, just one of those things that gets my goat). An abortion (explusion of the foetus from the uterus prior to viability) can mean either spontaneous (miscarriage) or induced (medical or surgical).
Agree with others, there will always be an argument for pro-choice and pro-life (personally am pro-choice for everyone else - would much prefer people used contraception properly though lol but pro-life for me) but that article was poorly written and none were really 'myths' that I would consider in making a decision......
I too also prefer the word termination a opposed to abortion. Abortion is such a nasty, harsh term, whereas termination has more of a clinical, detached feel about it IyKWIM
Also I was taught at uni that 'spontaneous abortion' is the correct medical term for a miscarriage but then not to use it in front of the woman because of the negative connotations etc.... Week 1, Year 1 - mind exploded lol.
The only one I have come across that you have mentioned myself is #3 that it's a life. I never felt like the pregnancy I terminated was a life or a baby I just felt like it was invading my body and that I had no control over it, I wanted it out of me so I got it taken out. For me it was a huge weight lifted, I cried when I finally got an appointment from relief not sadness.
One you did not address that I also came across what that there are other options- adoption. There is this huge movement of well if you don't want a baby there is plenty of people who do so just give it to someone who does! Problem with this is that you still have to go through the trauma of an unwanted pregnancy and birth which can cause physical and psychological issues that are detrimental to the woman. Pregnancy also has a huge impact on the rest of the family. I guess I see this one as you can't be made to donate organs to someone elses benefit and you certainly can't be made to be a surrogate so why should we force women to carry unwanted pregnancies for someone else.
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