Although I do know there are women who are capable of taking care of a child on their own...and the woman I mentioned in my post about the adoption had other children and didn't want another one BECAUSE of the financial impact. It is, most often the case that the woman is young and single with no support and doesn't feel there is any other choice! As per the statistics in Germany where women are well supported, it is shown in the decrease in abortion rates.
We can only speak generally as to sit here and talk about every.single.itty.bitty scenario that might come about...might mean that my post will be extremely looooooooong. And even then I would not have considered everything.
I also believe that abortion rates would decrease if respect for women would increase...but that's another loooooong post and one that would include my grandmother who died in her bathroom from a botched abortion and took her twins with her.
My point was never, "do whatever you want," but was more, "do whatever you want with your own body." If you don't want something living in your body, then that is perfectly fine with me. Remove it. Get it out of your body. Stop it using you to keep itself alive. That's all well and good for me.
I don't see what that has to do with Nazi Germany though. The logic is not the same... unless it was actually the land itself that wanted to remove the life living on it, which it wasn't.
Highest age bracket 25 - 35
[QUOTE=SassyMummy;6901693 unless it was actually the land itself that wanted to remove the life living on it, which it wasn't.[/QUOTE]
Perhaps that's what our planet is trying to do now??
Also, I actually do think the planet is trying to get rid of the human race. But that's a whole other discussion.
Having said that, it could still mean the lack of support could be a factor a to why a women in this age bracket would want an abortion, especially if they're in the middle of a career and/or study.
Either way...I'm sure these statistics would change if our society treated our women with respect as a whole.
My grandmother was a highly intelligent MARRIED woman within that 25 - 35 age bracket and I believe whole heartedly that if she felt she would have support and/or that abortion was legal that she's be alive today (oh and if we do away with religious fanatism...but that's a whole other thread
I opted for the termination as I couldn't imagine bringing a baby with severe health issues into the world which who she a burden on me and my family as well as society if it did survive gestation.
It was an incredibly difficult decision to make and yes seeing the heartbeat made it all so much more difficult to terminate but I did the best thing I could do in the situation.
I am sure that there are people here that would revile me for making that decision...why didn't I try? Who knows maybe the baby would be ok? If I am going to make a baby I should cope regardless.
So to the quoted point...I had a scan...it made it harder and more real but didn't change my decision.
I don't really have much more to add to this debate but I wanted to say thank you to those who have shared immensely painful and personal stories of loss. As someone whose partner's infertility, combined now with my age, means I'll never have another pregnancy so won't face the issue of an unwanted pregnancy, or a baby incompatible with life, I really appreciate how those stories have opened my eyes.
Clementine Grace (11-11-2012)
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