Originally Posted by Goughy
They are all perfectly legit POVs and dont let anyone tell you otherwise.
I really dont like abortion. I dont think I could ever have a child of mine terminated and I find the whole concept and idea rather unseemly, however and this is the big HOWEVER I am pro-choice and I will happily defend peoples right to choose.
Growing up, most of my friends have either had an abortion or their girlfriends had an abortion. It was something I thankfully avoided but I do not judge them or even give it a second thought. Just because I live my life one way doesnt mean I want it applied to the rest of the population. We all live our own life and have to sleep soundly in our own beds at night.
I am deeply offended, for example, by minors taken for abortions by teachers without their parents consent or without them ever being informed in the UK but, again, that is a secondary issue to abortion itself.
I dont like abortion, it is something I have avoided, it is something I doubt I could go through with but that is my choice and others may choose differently. I will defend that right to choose.
I hope people think long and hard about their decisions but of course some will not. That is the currency you have to pay to have that level of freedom.
I agree with every word of this Goughy.
A friend of mine got his then girlfriend pregnant at university...I didn't know this until she had had an abortion. I asked him, when he told me that he'd got her pregnant, what they decided to do, and he just sneered, "get rid of it," I found that a little unsettling, but it is a case of seeing things through my own eyes. I couldn't cope with a child of mine being terminated but obviously not everyone sees it like me.
A horrible situation, of course, would be if the woman really wanted an abortion. I've posted on this before. I wouldn't ever want a child of mine to be terminated, what would I do if a woman I had knocked up did? Ugh. Such a horrible situation, albeit hypothetical, thankfully.