Clementine Grace (11-11-2012)
Termination doesn't HAVE to mean the baby dies! This is, what I think, is being missed. That although the woman should have autonomy over her body no matter what gestation she is, I believe she should be allowed a late term termination but I also believe that this doesn't have to mean the death of the baby either.
In saying that...opting to adopt the baby out, in austratia is extremely hard and expensive! A friend of mine looked into it and found that she had to pay a few hundred dollars for the process of adoption to even begin. And then, the baby would go into foster care for 3 months and only THEN would she have been able to sign her rights away and only THEN would the baby be put up for adoption!
This is deplorable!!! This restricts the woman's choices. That although she is free to abort if she wants to...her choice of adoption rather than abortion is near impossible and expensive. Thereby restricting women's choices anyway.
So even if, for some unknown reason, the mother did take until 6/7/8/9 months to decide she can't have her baby, and if she was able to have an abortion...the choice of just terminating the pregnancy through means of inducing labour and giving birth to a live baby isn't a choice she can even make!
And THEN most mothers who wish to abort aren't even told about the the baby's development...utrasounds are hidden so some may not even know the full gravity of the choice they are about to make....until later when they learn such things and their whole world falls apart!
THEN...this society makes it so hard for a single unsupported mother to cope and live without being thrown into poverty! Thus...restricting her choices again.
It ends up being that no woman ever...actually has FULL free choice concerning her body no matter what the law might say.
So much for pro-choice huh?
It doesn't exist, in my opinion. And this needs to change!!!
Last edited by Deserama; 11-11-2012 at 18:39.
What this means for the individual would be different from person to person but legally, it is not classed as a 'death' before this time.
I feel otherwise as I'm pro-life but I'm also pro-choice. As much as I hate that babies are dying, I can see the sense of needing legal abortions in our society and giving the woman TRUE CHOICE (which as I stated above...actually doesn't happen anyway imo)
I think there were some stats that came out in 2009 and almost 25% of women who had abortions were over 35.
Last edited by Clementine Grace; 11-11-2012 at 19:05.
Not that it makes any difference to having a choice to have one but i think there are a lot of reasons why people decide to have an abortion, and many wouldn't have anything to do with not being able to support a child.
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