I use this analogy. 2 pet owners go to a vet to put down their dog. One dog has inoperable cancer and is blind. The other owner is doing it solely bc they no longer want to own a pet. Then saying someone that judges the 2nd owner only cares about the healthy dog and in essence that wanting to put the dying dog down makes them the same as the other owner. Now I know the dog isn't in the owners body lol but you get what I'm saying.
I know you didn't bring up risk to the mother but they make up a decent amount of medically necessary abortions.
Clementine Grace (02-05-2013)
At the end of the day, I personally don't know how you can justify a late term abortion simply because the child is not the desired gender. How many do you do before you get the right sex? It's very sad to me.
mama and her little bearxxx (02-05-2013)
I read last night that late term abortions are very rare, and are mostly due to medical reasons.
I think we need to keep this in mind, there are a few posts in this thread insinuating that it happens all the time and willy nilly, and that is just NOT the case at all.
I would go as far as to say, that women who abort late term based on gender, are either being pressured into it, or they are mentally unwell. Just read the thread, both pro choice and anti abortion, none of us can understand how anyone could do such a thing, so that to me says that is because it isn't a "normal" thing to do.
Ok, I've slept on it. It was important for me to be able to say I was pro-choice, but I'm going to have to say I'm not completely. That (medical conditions aside) I'm only pro-choice until the point of viability, and that after that time I acknowledge two people's bodily autonomy, not just the mother's.
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