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What can I do to help stop abortion?

I am completely against it but that's not enough. I do plan on volunteering at the Pregnancy Assistance Center starting next year. But what else can I do to help girls who might have an abortion pick a better option?


Asked by Anonymous at 11:16 AM on Nov. 7, 2008 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (16)
  • Educate them! Stopping abortion is not really realistic. You can advise girls on adoption options or even programs that would help financially if they decide to keep the baby but the BEST method is prevention of unwanted pregnancies by educating girls on birth control options and just our biological reproduction organs in general and the risks of unprotected sex such as STD's and unwanted pregnancies etc. Prevention is the key here and if you do run across a girl who has had an abortion encourage them to use birth control especially if they still plan/or continue to be sexually active.

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 11:21 AM on Nov. 7, 2008

  • Oh and one more thing, Just be caring, compassionate and understanding. A person will be more likely to take your advice on adoption rather than abortion if you're not condemning them from the start. Abortion is already a difficult enough decision without the added judgment. And should a person choose to have an abortion then be understanding and stress (politely) the importance of birth control if they think they'll become sexually active afterwards.

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 11:40 AM on Nov. 7, 2008

  • I agree with kristis11384. We really need to put a lot more effort into educating them BEFORE they even get to the point of having to choose. The challenge is getting young people used to the idea of wearing condoms. The rate of teens getting STDs these days is crazy.

    How can we make condoms and abstinence hip these days? It is a tough challenge given the current role models of today.

    Answer by Avon_Calling at 11:44 AM on Nov. 7, 2008

  • EDUCATION. Make sure people, especially teenagers, know the real facts about sex and safe sex, and help make sure they know where to get birth control and how to use it. Also, help ensure access to birth control - it doesn't work if the only pharmacist in a small town refuses to dispense birth control pills, kwim? Support the morning-after pill. The very, very best way to keep someone else from having an abortion is to make sure they have every last possible tool they need to avoid becoming pregnant in the first place, which includes promoting abstinence but also includes realistic information about safe sex, because abstinence only does NOT work.

    Answer by bluecrayon at 11:54 AM on Nov. 7, 2008

  • it's sad how many girls don't know about the morning after pill. if they had unprotected sex they could go get that and prevent a pregnancy from occurring. that i think would help stop alot of abortions cause they would prevent the pregnancy from occurring in the first place.

    Answer by melody77 at 11:58 AM on Nov. 7, 2008

  • Does the morning after pill prevent the sperm from meeting the egg?

    Answer by FishingMama at 12:12 PM on Nov. 7, 2008

  • re the pp:

    It depends on the hormone in the pill and what part of the cycle the person taking it is on...

    Progestin prevents the sperm from reaching the egg but will also prevent the implantation of a fertalized egg (this is actually where most miscarriages take place, and often women don't even realize they have had one) while estrogen stops the ovaries from releasing eggs (ovulation) that can be fertilized by sperm.

    Some morning after pills only have one hormone (progestin), while others have both.

    Answer by thalassa at 12:19 PM on Nov. 7, 2008

  • i think that girls these day think it is fun to have babies and not a responsibility that they have to take care of for the rest of their lives. that they have to put their needs behind there babies needs. girls think it is some kind of way to get attention or to be cool. well i know from experience that once the baby comes mom gets put on the back burner while the baby gets all of the attention and so teen moms these days are going to be a little disappointed when all of the attention that they were getting shifts to the baby and they are right back where they started at.

    Answer by mrssundin at 12:19 PM on Nov. 7, 2008

  • Melody77  does the LDS church endorse the morning after pill. It is an abortifacent, i do not see the difference b/w the morning after pill and abortion.


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:41 PM on Nov. 7, 2008

  • The morning after pill does NOT harm a fetus. That is incorrect information.

    Answer by Serafyna at 1:09 PM on Nov. 7, 2008