On Tuesday pro-choice groups are launching a week-long nationwide event to de-stigmatize abortion.
The "1 in 3 Week of Action" will involve women telling stories of their abortion experiences. The campaign gets its "one in three" name from the fact that one in three women has an abortion during their lives.
"We need to have a conversation about abortion that is personal," said Deb Hauser, the executive director of Advocates for Youth, one of the organizing groups. "We are facing unprecedented cultural and legislative attacks on our rights. We must speak up about the need for these services. By sharing our stories - of students, moms, young professionals - we can change the conversation around abortion care."
@drpeeper Abortions performed before the embryo could survive on it's own outside of the host's body are not lives terminated.
After all, "if abortions are murder, then aren't blowjobs cannibalism?"
But I'm with you on the whole responsible behaviour bit. I just don't think young, or those who couldn't support a child, should be punished so harshly for a single mistake. Everyone deserves a second chance. Let them make their own decisions. It's their life, after all, not yours or anyone else's.
One should be able to talk about abortions and work through the feelings they have. I don't agree with everyone being able to just choose an abortion, there are reasons that justify an abortion, and should never be done without some serious considerations by the person having the procedure done. It is about choices and repercussions.
Someone will talk about how healing this is and how they feel better and they all had reasons to destroy a baby. Why do they not say I killed my baby because......then it would make sense. If you are so proud of the fact then admit that was a baby and they now are dead. Start with that and say that and carry on with all the great reasons you have for murder. Don't like it tough luck. I can say what I have to say as well.
It's a hell of a lot more responsible decision than having mom and dad have to raise the grand baby, or going on welfare, or dropping out of school and starting a life of poverty, or marrying someone you may have had sex with but no there's no future with.
MOST pregnancies are unplanned. MOST of us are here by "accident" and by the grace of God our parents felt financially, mentally and emotionally strong enough to raise us. That's not the case for everyone. A woman/girl who can make the difficult decision to have an abortion is, in my opinion, more responsible than the ones who are so selfish they keep a baby they know very well they can't properly care for.
Again, the pro-life do realize that abortions did happen BEFORE Roe v. Wade..........RIGHT. Only, those pre-SCOTUS decision abortions usually happened in some back alley "doctor's" office, with unsanitary conditions, dishonorable doctors and usually put the woman's health, life and future reproductive life at risk.....OR just killed her! Talk about throwing out the baby with the bath water (and include the woman also).....
@Phillyfarmer Playing the same card over and over again will do you no good. As a pro-choice, I believe his practices were wrong. But one doctor's practices are not justification for banning abortion altogether.
@Phillyfarmer the man has equal responsibility for protection. Now we have health care that provides it without cost, so hopefully the amount of accidental pregnancies go down. People who argue about women keeping their legs closed are often rejected men who are inadequate down below. You can't call women sluts which is what you are inferring. While I don't like abortion after 1st trimester, as a man in a free country will not impose my beliefs on women. For each new invasive action like state sanctioned rape by transvaginal ultrasound, the man should be forced to get a prostate examine. Respect women and they have it much harder than we do and they don't complain about it.
My lord how you can justify killing a child because you aren't sure your financially ready is disgusting. How callous do you have to be to speak about that with pride? Maybe gang members can have a "How I got my first kill." discussion to take away that stigma? I would think the fact you had to kill a child would be something that you regretted no matter what the situation, though for health or extreme conditions may have been a choice that I could understand and morn with you. This woman's reason is just sickening and she was married (no mention of steps taken to prevent the pregnancy I noticed). People like her deserve no understanding just pity and shun.
Really my friend who is a single mother had a similar situation but could not kill a child to avoid having a tough start. Sure it took her a longer time to advance in her career and she was extremely poor. But we got together as friends helped where we could and now she is very successful in D.C. and her son is an upstanding young man. The raw selfishness of this woman should disgust everyone.
"How callous do you have to be to speak about that with pride?" No one is bragging, just talking about it openly without the shame that you and others like you insist on placing them. You're judging people about whom you know absolutely nothing. That isn't what Jesus taught.
I can't vote, yes or no is not a good choice at all. Talk all you want, but in today's world, anyone who gets pregnant, other than forced sex or failed birth control, didn't do due diligence. There is just too many options to prevent a pregnancy and most of them are dirt cheap. Heck a condom costs pennies if you buy them in bulk. How about the sexually (ALL of them, male and female) active start taking some personal responsibility to not make a baby? Guys? Heard of a condom? They are cheap, will prevent disease AND a pregnancy. Come on boys - you too step up to the plate and do your part. You are too reliant on the woman being protected or being able to abort your carelessness. Takes 2 to tango and 2 to make a baby.
@cpeter133 MEN, Real men who don't want to be fathers take care of it. And please see the following definition of the phrase "Due Diligence" (One L) from the Webster Dictionary:
" the care that a reasonable person exercises to avoid harm to other persons or their property "
That pretty much covers it. When men have sex, all they have to do is use a condom, they won't spread some STD (or get it) and unless the condom is faulty, no little sperm will go out and meet and have a really good time with a few little eggs. Lady who doesn't want to be preggers, doesn't GET preggers and thanks YOU at the end of the month. Isn't it nice to be a hero?
Maybe we could also hear from those women who were forced by the BF or Husband to abort the child, or some of the women who happily had abortion after abortion only to find out that they can't have children anymore. Or maybe from the women who had an abortion and now really regret it. Let's talk about both sides as both sides DO have a tale to tell. Wouldn't it be good to hear both sides and not just the Happy Happy I got rid of the kid stories?
Who's claiming happiness? Not the woman in the picture. She and millions of others are simply refusing the shame. I know several women who have aborted pregnancies, and none of them were pleased with themselves, but I also feel pity for those who still agonize over it and have taken society's unreasonable shame to heart. We're all human and therefore prone to error, but constant guilt and regret are no way to live.
Abortion is good for society. It would be better if people were responsible and used contraceptives but the tea party is trying to ban contraceptives and any type of sexual education. It's sad when we have a group of people dedicated to keeping a generation of ignorant people so the Tea Party will live on with the ignorant and misinformed unwanted children.
And how is it the tea party does want contraception and sex ed? Are you talking about the Neo-con tea party? You know the groups of evangelical mid westerners that just love glen beck and Palin, and watches o'Reilly on a daily? Because I know you're not talking about original tea party groups.