And I'm pro choice.
I'm not pro-choice because I love abortion. I'm pro-choice because I know there are times when a pregnancy is not going to work out, and I simply don't like the "need" of some people to tell others what to do with their bodies. (I confess my appreciation for a slogan I've seen, "Keep your rosaries off my ovaries!")
For one thing, I think three months is plenty long enough for a woman to make that choice if she feels she needs to.
It should be, but there are apparently a lot of women who stall and stall and stall, out of fear or confusion or whatever their problem is.
Second of all it seems to me that if you have to partially deliver a baby in order to kill it then there's just something very very wrong.
I think the choice to have an abortion is a horrible one and should never be made lightly. But I do think that at that early stage of the pregnancy it is still a choice that has to be allowed.
Abortion is hardly a good decision to have to make. But sometimes it does have to be made. If so, then get it done *early*, yes.
How I feel is that birth control is the best option.
Yes, except that there are still people who find it "against their religion" or can't operate it right...
I used to be even more pro-choice until I saw young women (girls) proudly using abortion as a form of birth control. What they needed was a swift kick in the ass and diaper duty until the cows come home!!!!!
Moronic cows who do that should definitely be sterilized; I'm with Lil on that. Just because someone's female does not automatically give her the potential to be a wonderful mother.
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Rule#1: Believe the Autocrat.
Rule#2: Do not be taken in by small signs of normality.
Rule#3: Institutions will not save you.
Rule#4: Be outraged.
Rule#5: Don't make compromises.
Rule#6: Remember the future.
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