Why is it that you can go in and get an abortion at any age, how many ever times you desire, but you can't get your tubes tied when you want to?
Why do we have to wait until 21? Some states won't even allow it unless you already have 2 children. Not everyone wants 2 children. In my case, I don't want 3, but the cost to pay out of pocket for a tubal is outrageous. I pay taxes, it's my body, my choice. Same thing people who have abortions say. I know there are other BC options but I want the permanent one done without all the hassle.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:56 PM on Jul. 25, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Bellarose0212 at 3:45 PM on Jul. 25, 2009
What I thought was a bit much was that if I had wanted one, because I was married, I had to have my DH's PERMISSION ! Are you kidding me? Literally, he would have had to sign off on it. I was 24 when I gave birth to number two, but I need his permission to alter MY BODY and decide if I should have more kids? Yeah, just a bit much for me.
Answer by Lesli at 1:04 PM on Jul. 25, 2009
Answer by kd2kds at 1:04 PM on Jul. 25, 2009
LOL..how about THIS....Medicaid will pay for YOU to get YOUR tubes tied or YOUR birth control in a ton of variities but will NOT pay for your DH a vasectomy! Thats BS. I carried al l3 babies for 9 months and dealt with the morning sickness, wieght gain and not sleeping ect ect. I suffered through the loss of 3 other babies in m/c one with a d&c. I had an 8 lb baby with NO DRUGS! Why couldn't they take care of his vasectomy? Thats like saying the gov't believes it's entirely the female responsibility to deal with BC...ya can't get preggo without the MAN! Any way, we paid cash for it ...$700!! So we are good, we aren't on medicaid anyway...I just think its crazy! I also think what you are talking about is nuts. If you only want one or none, better to PREVENT then to get an abortion any day!
Answer by momof030404 at 1:07 PM on Jul. 25, 2009
Lesli...I had to sign off on my DH vasectomy....I thought that was stupid. HIS body! and he is 32!
Answer by momof030404 at 1:09 PM on Jul. 25, 2009
Answer by stickyfingers at 1:15 PM on Jul. 25, 2009
Answer by devileinsmom at 1:23 PM on Jul. 25, 2009
Answer by lovinangels at 1:31 PM on Jul. 25, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 1:34 PM on Jul. 25, 2009
I hear you and you are right. You have the right to decide about your body. In the state I live in I have to have husband permission to have my reproductive organs medically removed. The idea being that a husband needs to give consent if his wife is not to have any more children. Crazy. You either have to be married or past the age of having children. Insane and insulting. I have a friend who never wants biological children because she carries genes that she will pass on with some very serious genetic disorders. Yet that is a determination for her husband to make - apparently not her. Yet if a man wants to stop his fertile seed he needs not ask anyone's permission. It can be done right away. This is a matter of sexism and gender discrimination.
Answer by frogdawg at 2:08 PM on Jul. 25, 2009