I asked 2 questions regarding reproductive choice and the overwhelming majority of responses were it is a personal choice *until one needs public money to feed/raise the child.*
Question 1: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AsQb7ic0DsmtFwKEUebXPGjsy6IX?qid=20070421191448AAbPf9l
If people feel that reproductive choices are so personal, then why do they get in an uproar about abortion? Isn’t abortion simply one more reproductive choice? For all you logicians out there:
Reproductive choice = Personal decision
Abortion = Reproductive choice
Abortion = Personal choice
Before you answer, think about how many abortions are done to prevent a child from being born to a woman who does not have the financial resources to support it.
If it is a personal choice only until the need for government assistance, then are you saying a pregnant woman in poverty should be *required* to have an abortion to avoid having yet another person grow up on the welfare system? Please explain.
If you commented on childbearing in relation to the need for public assistance in my previous question, I want to hear from you on this.
A couple of facts to help you with your answer:
89% of abortions are done prior to the 12th week of gestation, when the pregnancy is in the EMBRYO stage, and clearly would not survive outside the womb.
48% of all abortions in America are given to women with incomes less than ,000.
Nidavellir, you make a good case refuting my thoughts point by point (and Robinson’s as well), but are you going to answer the question itself?
Wizzards, I respect your position, but there are sometime extenuating circumstances…like birth control failure, health risks to mother or baby…. rape, incest…
You are certainly entitled to your opinion and beliefs, but I expect the law to provide for people of differing beliefs.
Robinson – ok, if we need to define when life begins, then *who* makes that call? the mother? the legislature? the doctor consulted to perform the procedure?