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    Quote Originally Posted by MeetTheBluths View Post
    I an pro-choice. The problem I have when it comes to abortion is balanging this against the rights of the baby/foetus, and at what point the baby/foetus maintains the right to bodily autonomy/life.


    For me personally (and yes I have a medical science degree) I feel it is after the brain and spinal cord have developed (8-12 weeks). For others it is after the point at which a baby can survive on it's own outside the mothers body (24+ weeks). For others still the baby has no rights until outside them others body (birth).


    Therefore, I am against (routine) abortion after 12 weeks and think that the baby has rights that ought to be considered after this point. Gender, as a reason for abortion after twelve weeks should not even be considered IMO.


    However I do think it should always be available on a case-by-case basis for other health/serious issues after twelve weeks.
    Great post! Sums up my beliefs entirely.

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    I find it abhorrent that someone could have such little regard for life they have created based on their genitals

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    I'm pro choice but I admit I find it exceedingly hard to understand a parent that would abort purely based on gender. There are some of us that just want a baby period, and it hurts that others would terminate based on a childs bits

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    Being pro-choice means you support the right for every woman to make this choice for herself. That doesn't, however, mean you have to agree with every reason that someone has for abortion... and this is one of those reasons that doesn't at all sit well with me.
    Yep agree. I can still disagree with both abortion and certain reasons but still be pro choice. I don't believe it means blindly agreeing and accepting every single reason, just recognising it isn't our body to make that choice.

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    I definitely understand the want for a certain gender. My DH and I are about to embark on trying to naturally sway for a girl. Thing is although I long for a little princess we have always said 4 kids and if we have 4 boys then that was the way it was always meant to be and I will feel so blessed to have all of them.

    I disagree with late terminations unless on grounds of medical reasons and I do believe the laws in Australia shouldn't allow it past 12/13weeks. Sure pro choice but surely u can make up your mind before you get to the 2nd trimester.

    I also agree that perhaps the laws in Australia should change in allowing people to gender select through microsort or ivf and that may limit late term abortions for this reason. It's extremely expensive so not something decide on a whim.

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    I am pro-choice. Even in this circumstance.

    I think the alternative of having a baby that wasn't loved or wanted is just as abhorrent, whether the decision was made due to sex of baby etc. is really irrelevant to me.

    I know my opinion isn't popular.

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    I am pro choice. But if people choose to abort based on the sex of the child they don't deserve the privilege of being a parent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onionskin View Post
    I am pro-choice. Even in this circumstance.

    I think the alternative of having a baby that wasn't loved or wanted is just as abhorrent, whether the decision was made due to sex of baby etc. is really irrelevant to me.

    I know my opinion isn't popular.
    Sure, but someone would love and want it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeetTheBluths View Post
    Sure, but someone would love and want it.

    of course, but the mother has decided on abortion instead of adoption. Which is her right... whether I like it or not.

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    I am all for pro choice but aborting at that late stage for gender choice is just disgusting.


 

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