I figure I might as well chime in with an opinion, considering I've already posted in the thread....
I'm very sorry that 'Roe' and some others regret having abortions. It must be a horrible feeling for them.
But making abortions illegal is *not* the answer. There are many women who do not regret having abortions.
And if the physical and mental health issues associated with abortion are a concern now, imagine how horrid they would become if abortion was illegal! Making abortions illegal wouldn't stop them, but it would change how they happen. It would also mean that for someone to get emotional help after the abortion would require admitting to having done something illegal.
I am personally against abortions. In my opinion, they are wrong. In the past 2 years or so, I've done a lot of research, and actually changed my opinion to being against abortions from accepting them as fine. I hate to hear about people using abortion as just another form of birth control - "Oh, no condom? Well, if I get pregnant, I'll just have an abortion, no biggy!"
But I'm also pro-choice. In my morality, abortions are wrong. But many many many people do not share my morality. In fact, I doubt anyone shares my morals and values completely, because they're both such intensely personal things. Because other people don't share my morality and because what is right for me isn't what it right for everyone, other people will make different choices, and they should have the option to make those choices.
I would never criticize someone for having an abortion. I've never been pregnant, I have never had abortion as an option to consider, and as such, I have no true understanding of the issue. If my life had been different, my beliefs might have been different as well. Since no one can ascertain 100% conclusively in-every-case-and-belief when a fetus becomes a person instead of a lump of cells, then maybe I'm wrong. Maybe abortion *is* perfectly fine, maybe it's not, but I don't think that anyone will ever be able to prove that it is or isn't murder.
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