ANSWERS: 57
  • It's their body and their choice.
  • Yes.Without question!
  • They better!
  • Nope I'd be the father of 2 right now she was a player well actaully a lot worse. However in high insight if she'd divorced me she's had all my stuff. She completely followed me and I did not think that was possible.
  • It should be a mutual desicion... its the responsibilty of both, the father and mother.
  • Yeah, but I can understand the opposition from a fathers point of view. But not a religious point of view, and I wont get started on that. I think if a women is going to let a man drop his seed in her, she should take him into consideration. It takes away the whole "taking responsibility for your actions" argument if you didn't at least entertain the fathers opinion. As much as some people would like to just not use condoms and go abort baby after baby, I'm sure it'd be a big hassle. You know... That's actually not a bad idea lol.
  • I know I'll get a bunch of negative ratings for this, but I don't believe they should have the right anymore than they have the right to choose to shoot a stranger or not. Actually, they will always be a choice, it's the consequences of the choice that are in question. I think they should be the same as they are for taking any other life. Now go ahead and rant and rave, rate me down or what ever, but remember, I did answer the question honestly, and that's more important than being pc.
  • Woman should have the right to choose, But I knew a woman who wanted the baby but aborted it just to spite the father,now that is wrong.
  • Should women have the right to kill? A right only given to police, the military, and the judicial system? No. . But if you're going to do it anyway, at least make it fair, and allow fathers to 'abort' the child for the 18 years THEY are responsible for keeping the child alive. . The choice of whether or not to make a life is made in bed, not in an abortion clinic.
  • No... (not for religious reasons, but what are hopefully logical reasons).
  • Aborting a human life is wrong. I don't care about it being a womans body and she can do with it as she please, a life is a life. Would you have believe in aborton before you were born? Are you glad your mom didn't abort you? GO ahead post rebuttles I will not read any of them...Aborton is wrong so get over it!
  • I think that if it's for a reason yes. Example, a women was raped and got pregnant, she should get to choose. Some one who is too young to take care of the baby, she should get to choose. A girl who sleeps with a bunch of guys without being careful and knowing that that behavior could result in a baby, no. She should have to live with her decision. If that makes sense.
  • Yes, I do, but with some parameters.
  • As a form of birth control? No. As a life saving measure? Yes. Pregnancies that result from rape? Yes. It should require, I think, a doctor's referral.
  • Absolutely, without question.
  • I would say it shouldn't be a woman's decision alone. Most people tend to forget that there is a father as well. Is he supposed to have no say what so ever? I would even go as far to say that in case an abortion is by either party considered, that external advice is sought and perhaps made obligatory. Ideally, trained professionals (a special field of social workers, psychologists) with experience in all aspects of abortion and their consequences. It should be established what the problem of the specific situation is. Underage, partner issues, rape or simply the wish not to have a child. There may be long term consequences, feelings of regret that may catch up some time later. It should all be considered as rationally as possible. The solution to the problem “may” be simple. Some people may not be mentally mature enough to consider the ramifications of having or aborting a child. Help and adivce should only be considered a benefit. I’d even go as far as saying that a couple should seek advice when they want to have a child. There may be some (or many) who have children, like they would have a pet only to end up not caring for them as they should. Just some thoughts…
  • No, I think the baby should be allowed to make it's own decision on whether to live or die.
  • I don't know. I think the analysis that I usually see is such a snapshot perspective that it misses a lot of elements. What is the impact of legal abortion on female sexuality? Male sexuality? Relationships? Marriages? How does it impact our sense of morality? Power? God? The value of human beings? I don't think it's a tidy question that involves only itself. The reason why it's so divisive -- and has been increasingly so since the 60's -- is the profound impact it has on so many other areas of life. I've figured it was up to the party's involved to deal with it and make the decision. In that sense I've thought it should be legal, but with the expectation that the rightness or wrongness of the choice would be that person's to bear. At the same time, if we find that the trend since the 60's has been to cheapen female sexuality, turn men into one night stand hunters, devalue relationships in favor of sex, eviscerate marriage, erode morals and disrespect God, then I'd find that to be too high a price to pay for abortion rights based on personal desire.
  • Depends on what you mean. I personally beleive that if a woman gets pregnant and can mentally and physically carry the baby to term that she has a responsibility to but I will not judge a woman for an abortion. I think if the woman wants to keep it she ought to have the right to say "Yes, this is my child." If she wants to say no but the father wants the baby that is a difficult situation. I beleive every potential life form has a right to life. But there are more things involved than just granting the unborn life a birth certificate. A child effects the lives of everyone around it. It is a difficult topic and one that I believe is completely grey. There is no black and white answer.
  • No. The man should always have the right to choose for her because the wife is too stubborn to abort the brat. I know I'm going to get DR'ed for this. I don't give a rat's.
  • YS INDEED I DO! It's her body she should be able to do what she wants with it. There are no conditional terms, if we don't have abortion it is a crime to make a woman who has been raped have a child against her will and if we have abortion for one we have to have it for all....and we should! Those who don't want abortion don't have to have them and need to shut up and leave those who do alone and mind their own business and worry abot their own bodies! Children die every day in wars and from overpopulation, starvation, disease and death but one woman wants to abort a child and people lose their minds...in my opinion we need more abortions..there's a lot fo stupid people out there having kids that shouldn't be.
  • No more than she should have the choice to kill her newborn baby, infant, toddler, or anybody else.
  • Absolutely.
  • Yes they do. It's theyr'e right and they should be able to do it. NOT with the last minute thing and put the baby in the corner to die though. Thats just cruel.
  • How about we vote on this just like people voted on my right to get married (ie gay marriage) When people think they can vote on an issue thats not their buisness to begin with, it gets out of hand. Why should a man be able to vote on whether or not his wife can keep a baby or not, or better yet, why should that womans neighbor be able to vote on whether or not she keeps it?
  • I think abortion is a terribly difficult decision to make. I've known women who choose it and struggled with that decision. However, it is her difficult decision and no one else's.
  • i absolutely beleive that its a womens choice!
  • Yes, but really hot guys shouldn't be gay either
  • No, but there's no other way to do this than to put the responsibility for either having or not having an abortion right squarely where it belongs: on those who can get pregnant.
  • Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas!
  • Tonight I would rather be thankful for the child whose birthday we're celebrating. But some other time, okay? It is a perfectly reasonable question.
  • I'm not sure about having the "right" murder...
  • Yes !! Happy New Year 2009
  • I believe the parent should have all the right to choose if they want an abortion or not. They are the one with the egg inside of them.
  • Yes, my policy is if it's not your body, then its not your business.
  • I don't believe it should be used as birth control (know some who have done that). And know of women who have had one, wished they never did.........however hard decision it was. Even 14 or so years later they remember, their "birthday". I have a compassionate heart to those who have choose to have one, its not easy. But my heart also breaks for that unborn life. Its a very tramatic choice. But as I said, also think of the unborn baby's life...its not the woman's body they are ending but whole another life.... in that case I am pro life but I personally choose... to take whatever precautions I can ..not to have ababy til I am ready..granted believe some times one is not ready but still the biggest blessing to the woman. But for me... means abstinence for now. That is my personal choice........ Its not an easy decision to make ...but I am pro life as in having a voice for the unborn, which I believe is conceived alot earlier then planned parenthood says
  • In almost all cases my answer would be no.
  • If it were me I would keep it. But every women should have the choice. What it was the product of a rape? It's her body going through it and although I don't like the thought of it, it's each womens choice.
  • Women have a right to chose to have sex or not, use protection or not, but to take a life or not is really stretching it by calling it a simple "choice."
  • No! Yes, I believe women have the right over their body but not to abort a new baby! If you dont want to carry a baby to term, DON'T GET PREGNANT!!! It IS that simple So many people act as though it is such a great tragedy that a young person get pregnant=I dont! They made their choice to have sex. If you go out and have sex, get pregnant and find your self not wanting the baby.. DONT abort him/her, carry to term, then give him/her up for adoption. In the end, that is more humane than murdering an innocent newborn!! I have heard a lot of women who had aborted a baby (at least once)later regret the act they chosen. If you have a heart, STOP aborting!!
  • Up to a certain point, at the very least until the baby develops a sophisticated central nervous system. To say that it's immoral to kill a baby that is less capable of suffering than a trout because that would destroy a "soul" is embarrassingly puerile. Morality should be based on suffering, not sin.
  • No, its a kill of a human being.
  • I think not. It is crueler to kill someone who is not even born yet. It may be th woman's choice to abort, but just think of the guilt or how inhumane that action is.
  • Absolutely. It's her body, and her life that she'd be giving up for at least 18 years.
  • I believe because of the debatable nature of the action, first trimester infanticide should be permitted. however you can not use the "it's my body" argument until we stop trying to legaly prevent suicide, prostitution, or the sale of human organs. "it's my body" works for terminating a parasite that would one day be a separate human then it should also apply to those situations.
  • To a degree..if the dad want's something to do with it, or is opposed..then no..although obviously some guys wouldn't even know...would they even care? It's a woman's body and the woman's choice to decide if their life is ready or suttable for a little human life, coming from a single mom home and seeing it all over, the woman is generaly the care taker and the one that sacrifces for the child...and it is easy to say well don't get prego, or think before you act..but most of us know how easy and unwilling it is to get preg..everything has two sides, everyone has their ideal world and the way people should act..at the end of the day, people are going to do what THEY want.
  • Yes, but only in the first trimester, and only with the approval of the father. If she doesn't want the baby, and the father does, then she should terminate all rights with the child, and be paid for her surrogacy (in essence, that's what it is).
  • of course why is it even up for debate do you own her is she your slave?
  • no question, YES.... HELL YESS absolutely yes it is her body...her life...her choice and nobody, no matter their beliefs or intentions has the right to tell her what she can or can't do to it
  • Personally, I believe that abortion as a method of birth control is wrong. This is not the case where the mother's life is imperiled. The question, however, is not what I believe in the abstract about abortion, but whether women should have the right to choose. In the natural world, free of societies and laws, a woman's body is her own business. She has the right to choose. However, when she becomes a member of a community, there are other considerations that come into play. Anytime people decide to live in community, they surrender some natural rights as a practical measure. People can't live in close proximity doing whatever they wish; they'll end up killing each other before long. In America, we have a tradition that the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are inalienable. In fact, these rights are limited, for the reason I just explained. How should America, as a community, treat the unborn? Religious people assume life begins at conception, while many abortion advocates say life begins at birth. The truth is, we don't know just when a fetus becomes human. Maybe it happens at conception, maybe it happens later; we just don't know. Since we don't know, let's look at both possibilities. If life begins at birth, then abortion is just removal of tissue and forbidding abortion invades a woman's right to liberty. Obviously, a woman's right to liberty is more precious than the right of some mass of tissue. In this case, the woman's right to choose is more important, and abortion should be permitted. If life begins at conception, then abortion is the ending of a human life. Here, the choice is between protecting the woman's liberty and protecting a human life. In this case, the human life is more important, and abortion should be proscribed. Yet, we don't know; so, what do we do? Either way, we run the risk of depriving someone of a fundamental right. How do we choose? Life is a more important right than liberty. You can have life without liberty, but you can't have liberty without life. So, since you don't know which scenario is true, you err on the side of caution. You act to protect the - potentially - greater right. The responsible thing to do is to recognize that you may - may - be ending a human life if you abort the fetus; and so you refrain from doing so. And since the fetus may - may - be a person, the government must protect its life. That is what it was created to do: protect human life. This is why Roe v. Wade was wrong. Not for religious reasons, but because it was an un-American decision. It was irresponsible, and not consonant with our tradition of respecting the right to life.
  • YES....PLAIN AND SIMPLE
  • No. Not just whenever we want. If it is after 1st trimester NO NO NO. If it is a rape or insest or something of that nature then you know in the 1st tri. If for the health of the mother the problem is realized after the 1st tri. then have the baby then and give the baby a fighting chance.

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