Should pro-life and pro-choice people work together to encourage the use of birth control to prevent abortion?
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Intelligently we understand that there must be presentation of all sides of an argument. Now I will present something most of you will not agree with but what the hell. I propose it would be good that if a Democrat is elected prez his VP should be a Republican or Independent or what-have-you and visa versa. This would automatically give all sides of the story and represent different views which we know exist among the people plus it would cause debate.
I have been raped, if a child would have been concieved by this action I do not know what I would have chosen. If I had been raped by a brother or family member I do not know what I would have chosen.
These are such difficult dissisions. What I do know is that I oppose abortion for the sake of not using birth control. I oppose abortion as a means for birth control. Many young women today choose abortion over birth control thinking the risks of the pill is worse than the abortion. My neighbors grandaughter had 5 abortions because she refused to use the pill.
Never in my years of nursing have I met a woman who had an abortion that did not suffer the consequences of that decision year down the road.
Taking a life is never easy and I am uneasy about the entire situation and can only say it must be an individual decision thought out thouroughly.
God help those that had to choose and I can only thank God I did not have to choose.
I agree that abortion should not be used as a means of birth control but I think it should remain legal and available.
My niece terminated a much-wanted pregnancy after she learned that the baby would be born severely physically and mentally handicapped. She agonized over her decision but knew she was not financially or emotionally capable of caring for a severely disabled child who had no hope of even a near-normal life.
It was a horrible choice to have to make and one that caused her great agony.
P.McMakin I can only revisit what I said and that is that I have never had to make such a decision and I hope she is doing well and recieved the support she needed.
It is difficult for me as a nurse of so many many years to say yey or nay when you look to people like Stephen Hawkins and his disability and his contribution to humanity. His genius locked in such a pitiful and helpless form with a mind so decidedly brillant.
Again I have no idea what I would do and I am forever thankful I never had to make such a decision.