That's kind of why I'm pro-choice regardless of how revolting and absurd I find the reasons, the timing of the termination or the way in which it's done.
I don't have to like it - I just have to accept that the owner of the body gets to have that choice herself. I can think it's revolting and wrong and be outraged... but still accept and support it being her choice to do so.
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01-05-2013 17:14 #351
01-05-2013 17:18 #352
I am 100% comfortable with abortion up to 12 weeks for any reason (genetic, non-medical, accidental pregnancy, gender ) - I don't need to know why but yes there are some reasons that make me less comfortable but a woman can choose and I don't care about the reasons.
After 12 weeks I am 100% comfortable with abortion for medical reasons that lie with the baby, or in cases where the mother needs life saving treatment which will result in the baby's death.
In other words beyond 12 weeks I am not comfortable at all with abortion at will.
As for Sassy's comment that another person's abortion doesn't impact on me, I understand what you're saying but I also think the values society places on certain things do impact on my happiness generally. Being part of an infertile couple means I just think about those things a bit more close to home I guess. It's like saying the death penalty will never affect me so why do I care if we have it or not. It comes down to values which I believe should be important to a society which I am a part of.
What troubles me greatly about LTA (ie after 24 weeks) is what was discussed a few days ago namely that with an abortion the foetus will be denied potentially life saving treatment, as distinct from a woman who goes into early labour.
My current pregnancy was accidental. I get how it throws life into a tailspin. Life doesn't always turn out as planned.
If this makes me pro life, then fine. But I'm sure as heck that after this thread I am not pro choice if I have to agree to what that means.
Finally, bodily autonomy is overridden in many ways by legislation. I am a bit tired of the bodily autonomy argument on here as I don't think people understand it's not black and white. There are many, many laws and medical procedures which override bodily autonomy.
No disrespect to anyone this is just MY view.
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01-05-2013 17:36 #360
I think late term abortion ie over 12 weeks should be case by case and shouldn't be available to everyone. I couldn't imagine ever doing that I found out at 15weeks I was expecting my 4th son and at no moment did abortion pop into my head just because he was a boy even though a girl would of been heaven.
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