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Isn’t it odd how everyone that supports abortion has already been born?
Strangely, everyone who opposes abortion has also been born. It’s almost like you have to be born to have opinions…like it’s part of the basic definition of being a person or something. I’m so glad you pointed that out. It’s a really great point.
It really bothers me that a lot of pro-life people think abortion is some ~fun, easy alternative~ to other forms of birth control, and that people who have had abortions just waltzed into the clinic, had some easy peasy procedure or popped some pills, and then left to hit a club.
For a lot of people, abortions are expensive, difficult to arrange, and physically and emotionally painful. Mine was the most painful thing I’ve ever experienced, and even with my parents being comfortably middle class, the cost was an issue.
No one uses abortion as their go-to method of birth control. I don’t care if you think you know someone who does, or you were at Planned Parenthood and saw a girl laughing about it. You don’t know their story. You don’t know how they cope. Now please, stop judging other peoples’ medical decisions.
I don’t have anything to add except, read this. As a former pro-lifer myself, abortion isn’t as simple as pro-lifers like to make it.
I obviously am all for shutting it down and I know that makes me the bad guy but I was talking to a friend earlier today, who I might add is a Lesbian who voted for obama and she said she hopes it gets shut down to. I was completely surprised and I asked why and she said she doesnt think its fair that people can go have sex with whoever they want, get STDs and then go there get some pill and be fine. I didnt think of it that way because I believe a baby is a baby at the time of conception.You are in denial if you dont think so. Everyone is all about pro-choice but those babies didnt get to choose. Horrible. and so sad
Punctuationless stream-of-consciousness rambling aside, your argument is invalid.
Only 3% of Planned Parenthood’s services provided are abortions; the remainder are education, contraception, cancer screening, breast and gynecological exams, and treatment for illnesses. With these services, PP prevents approximately 291,000 abortions every year. If you truly cared about “the babies,” you would wholeheartedly support Planned Parenthood’s contribution to reducing the abortion rate.
You don’t think it’s fair that medications exist to treat STDs? That people can just treat illnesses without suffering or death? I think it’s really unfair that people can go to school or work, pick up strep throat, and then just magically cure it with amoxicillin. I mean, it’s totally their fault for going out in public, they should be forced to deal with their infectious consequences! So what if some of them die, these people need to learn!
“Baby” is not a scientific term. It is a layperson’s term for an infant, which is defined as becoming an infant only upon live birth. Zygotes are zygotes at fertilization, infants are infants at birth. No, embryos and fetuses do not get to choose, because their bodies are not being used by another organism without their consent. And even if they were, these organisms are unconscious and unaware of themselves and their surroundings.
As a side note: “lesbian” is not a proper noun, and why is your friend’s sexual orientation and voting record relevant? You can still be an anti-choice, anti-women asshole even if you have LGBT friends, are LGBT, or voted Democrat.
Not everyone that gets pregnant or gets an STD is sleeping around irresponsibly. It only takes one time. Even if they are sleeping around, who are you to say that they do not deserve medical care? If you really cared about life you wouldn’t want people to get infected with diseases and suffer and eventually die. Why do real live people matter less than potential life? All of those people were fetuses once too.
There is a very simplistic view of Planned Parenthood that makes them easy to demonize: ABORTION FACTORY.
I used Planned Parenthood as my primary (and often only) health care provider for 11 years. When I worked at a job that kept my hours to 39.5 in order to not provide me with health insurance, Planned Parenthood worked a sliding-scale payment with me so I could do things like get my annual PAP smear and checkup, and Planned Parenthood was who I went to to learn how to do self-examination for breast cancer (which my grandmother suffered from twice, resulting in two complete mastectomies). When my husband and I were too poor to afford to have a baby at the time, the safest, cheapest, and most effective BC method for me was an IUD, which PP gave to me without insinuating that it would be a bad idea because my feeble lady-brain might decide to want to get pregnant right that day and what if I couldn’t do it because I had an IUD? (That’s the actual line a friend’s gyno used to refuse her request for an IUD— she might want to get pregnant right away and an IUD would prohibit that.) Before I got my IUD, Planned Parenthood worked with me to find a BC pill that would help regulate my periods from FIVE DAYS OF DEATH to five days of “If I take an Aleve and a heating pad to bed, I won’t feel like I’m dying.” When my husband didn’t have insurance, he used PP to answer health questions. And when we reached an emotional and financial state where we felt we could support a child, Planned Parenthood prescribed me pre-natal vitamins and taught me how to chart my menstrual cycle and BBT to identify the best time to get pregnant. I am currently five months pregnant with my first child— a wanted child. And Planned Parenthood lived up to their name, helping me to plan and take charge of my fertility so that I became a parent.
This. This is why the GOP’s war on PP is dangerous and myopic.