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Why is giving birth portryaed as a 'natural bodily function' but when it comes to abortion it's a 'medical choice'?

Which is it? It can't be both natural and medical.

THe pregnancy not the procedure. 

AS it stands it seems it is natural if the baby is wanted and a medical inconvenience that requires a procedure if it isn't.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:53 PM on Dec. 31, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (22)
  • I understand what the OP is saying ... she's saying that pregnancy is considered a "beautiful, natural, part of womanhood, that is joyful, exciting and anticipatory of the 'little life' growing inside of us," UNLESS the pregnancy is not wanted and then it is "just a blob of cells, that needs to removed" as if it is a malignant cancer that will take over the life of the woman.

    I've said this same thing before! It's amazing how the terminology changes when it is a pregnancy that is wanted versus one that isn't. When it's a wanted pregnancy, it;s a baby. When it's unwanted, it's a fetus or a clump of cells or a parasite, even though it's the same thing inside your body! You never hear anyone say "Oh the fetus is kicking my ribs today." or "The clump of cells is jumping on my bladder.' I guess if you change the wording, it makes the guilt of murdering your baby sting a little less.
    Bethsunshine

    Answer by Bethsunshine at 10:10 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • The only time it's a natural bodily function is if it is a miscarriage or a spontaneous abortion.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 6:56 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • the only real choice about abortion IMO is which method you'll pay your babies executioner to do. burn, suck, crush.... so many choices.
    hibbingmom

    Answer by hibbingmom at 6:56 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • I understand what the OP is saying ... she's saying that pregnancy is considered a "beautiful, natural, part of womanhood, that is joyful, exciting and anticipatory of the 'little life' growing inside of us," UNLESS the pregnancy is not wanted and then it is "just a blob of cells, that needs to removed" as if it is a malignant cancer that will take over the life of the woman.
    -Eilish-

    Answer by -Eilish- at 8:05 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • you're not aborting naturally,its medical intervention
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:55 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • Abortion is a medical procedure, birth is not.
    MrsMWF

    Answer by MrsMWF at 6:57 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • Apparently the state of matter is subjective and completely dependent on your personal feelings about the pregnancy ... as if feelings could change the state of matter.
    -Eilish-

    Answer by -Eilish- at 6:55 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • yes it can be both. giving birth is a natural thing. women have be doing it since forever! our bodies were made to give birth. to get an abortion is a medical procedure. you can't do a d&c on your own. have you looked up the different ways to abortion?
    youngmami07

    Answer by youngmami07 at 6:57 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • Giving birth happens naturally (or by C-section- but when the baby is ready to live outside the womb.) You body decides it is time and does what it has to do. Abortion is forced by a doctor for the sole purpose of ending the pregnancy and the life of the fetus. A miscarriage is not the same as an abortion. Not by a long shot.
    CarriePM

    Answer by CarriePM at 7:03 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • I don't think your question is confusing at all - in a nutshell for those of you who do: Why is pregnancy only beautiful and miraculous when it's wanted and other times it's like a disease where the "cure" is an abortion?


    My own personal note here, there used to be all kinds of "cures" that involved people dying and we don't practice those anymore because of the advances of medical science. Too bad we can't see that abortion is nothing short of these barbaric practices.

    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 8:37 PM on Dec. 31, 2010