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Controversial Topic: How does abortion affect you? *EDITED*

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***Since many did not seem to take the time to actually read what I have posted please see page 43 for a brief overview of my statement.  This is not a post that is trying to sway you to become pro-choice.  This is not a debate on whether abortion is right or wrong.  This debate is on a woman's right and why it is that one side feels that it is right to take away those rights through legislation.

 

reading the news this morning and still seeing articles on states trying to defund Planned Parenthood and trying to find ways to stop abortions from occuring. 

The thing that bothers me the most about these articles is I don't understand how abortions affect these people.  If I were to get pregnant tomorrow I would be setting up an appointment to get an abortion.  No questions asked.  I am on birth control to help ensure I do not get pregnant so that would mean my birth control failed and right now I absolutely cannot add a baby to the equation.  But how does that affect anyone other than my husband (who be supportive of my decision) and I?  If you are Pro-Life why is it that you would want to force something onto me that could potentially put us in such a bad place that it would be detrimental to my family?  Why is it that the Government (namely the GOP) feels the need to tell me that I don't have a right to make decisions that are best for my family and my life?  How does what I do with my family, my body and my life affect this nation as a whole or you as an individual?

And before we begin with the obvious statements I would like to give you a few MYTHS of abortion.

MYTH: Women are using abortion as a method of birth control.

In fact, half of all women getting abortions report that contraception was used during the month they became pregnant. Some of these couples had used the method improperly; some had forgotten or neglected to use it on the particular occasion they conceived; and some had used a contraceptive that failed. No contraceptive method prevents pregnancy 100% of the time.

If abortion were used as a primary method of birth control, a typical woman would have at least two or three pregnancies per year - 30 or more during her lifetime. In fact, most women who have abortions have had no previous abortions (52%) or only one previous abortion (26%). Considering that most women are fertile for over 30 years, and that birth control is not perfect, the likelihood of having one or two unintended pregnancies is very high.

MYTH: Women have abortions for selfish or frivolous reasons.

The decision to have an abortion is rarely simple. Most women base their decision on several factors, the most common being lack of money and/or unreadiness to start or expand their families due to existing responsibilities. Many feel that the most responsible course of action is to wait until their situation is more suited to childrearing; 66% plan to have children when they are older, financially able to provide necessities for them, and/or in a supportive relationship with a partner so their children will have two parents. Others wanted to get pregnant but developed serious medical problems, learned that the fetus had severe abnormalities, or experienced some other personal crisis. About 13,000 women each year have abortions because they have become pregnant as a result of rape or incest.

MYTH: Women are often forced into having abortions they do not really want.

Some women say that pressure from a husband, partner, or parent was one of several reasons they chose abortion, but only about 1% give that reason as the "most important" one in making their decision. Conversely, some women who do not want to continue their pregnancies are pressured to do so by family members, friends, or fear of social stigma. Pre-abortion options counseling is designed to determine whether a woman is fully comfortable with her abortion decision, and if she is not, she is encouraged to wait until she has had a chance to consider her options more fully.

MYTH: Many women come to regret their abortions later.

Research indicates that relief is the most common emotional response following abortion, and that psychological distress appears to be greatest before, rather than after, an abortion.

There are undoubtedly some women who, in hindsight, wish that they had made different choices, and the majority would prefer never to have become pregnant when the circumstances were not right for them. When a wanted pregnancy is ended (for medical reasons, for example) women may experience a sense of loss and grief. As with any major change or decision involving loss, a crisis later in life sometimes leads to a temporary resurfacing of sad feelings surrounding the abortion. Women at risk for poor post-abortion adjustment are those who do not get the support they need, or whose abortion decisions are actively opposed by people who are important to them.

 

http://www.prochoice.org/about_abortion/facts/women_who.html

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5109a1.htm

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html

 

ETA:  I have noticed that the topic of murdering someone who is already living has come up.

The topic is on why it is ok to force your moral view of when life begins and personhood rights onto people who do not agree with that view point.  I think it is safe to say that a person who has been born has life and has person hood so that point is moot.

Furthermore, I have posted on Page 2 a link to the Theological, Philisophical and Scientific Arguements for when life begins.  Here is the link http://www.sinauer.com/pdf/BioethicsCh02.pdf

Some will die in hot pursuit and fiery auto crashes. Some will die in hot pursuit while sifting through my ashes. Some will fall in love with life and drink it from a fountain that is pouring like an avalanche coming down the mountain. ~Butthole Surfers



 

by on May. 5, 2012 at 6:51 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 5, 2012 at 8:44 PM

The essence of who I am, my children are, and any person born or unborn remains constant through every stage of development.  My children have value regardless of how I feel.  Regardless of whether it is convenient, timely or otherwise desired.  I'm sorry that you don't feel the same about your children.  I'm sorry that you are willing to terminate the life of your child because it isn't convenient at the time.  Thank goodness it was a convenient time for your mother or you'd not be here to make that inane argument.  That being said, I have nothing more to say.  My children have a mother that loves them and would give her life for them and would never invite and pay a hitman into her womb to dismember them.  My children can always know that I would give up my last breath for them at ANY stage of their development.  My kids are much luckier than yours because if it isn't a good time for you,  you may pick them off at any time--so long as it is legal.

Quoting Anonymous:

Furthermore, now that I think about it... this argument implies that the way that we're raised and our life experiences have absolutely no impact on us whatsoever. That parents are basically useless. That children could be grown in tanks, raised in closed rooms with food slid to them through a hole, and they would turn out the same as if they were raised in a loving home with affectionate parents. 

I think that the truth is more that...many (but not all) fetuses may have the potential to be wonderful people. Some are genetically flawed and destined to miscarry. Some are inside of mothers who are not being responsible during their pregnancy and are going to miscarry due to chronic severe substance abuse. Every fetus that gets to be born is going to be influenced by their genetics and the environmental factors that they face throughout their life. 
Getting born is just one factor. A major one, I'll admit, but not the only one.  

Quoting bluespagan:

Actually they didn't have the brain compacity or functions to be "who they have always been".  They are very different at 17 then they were at 1 year and extremely different at 17 than at 1 week gestation.  That is simply Human Growth and Development.  And your analogy is fueled with rhetoric and emotion so there is no point in debating it further.

Quoting Anonymous:

Amazing!! Absolutely amazing.  I have 3 children that are, who they have always been--even when they were "just a fetus".  Knowing that, at what point would it have been permissable to take the life of my 17 year old, for example?  It's ok to end his life at just a few weeks gestations but not now---yet the essence of who he is, is the same at 17 as it was before he was born.  If I chose to end his life then, I'd have denied myself and the world a beautiful person.  And I find it hard that there are those  that have chosen abortion and cannot feel regret or loss they they hired a "hitman" to kill their own flesh and blood.  Sad.  Absolutely sad.

 


Ireallydontcare
by Gold Member on May. 5, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Why is it okay to force my morals views? It has nothing to do with that. It has EVERYTHING to do with causing the death of an INNOCENT human being. It has everything to do with having a little growing child's head ripped off so it can be "extracted." It has everything to do with stopping an innocent beating heart. It has everything to do with letting a doctor inject a solution into  a uterus to cause death burning the child from inside out. It has everything to do with allowing a child to be partially birthed and then have scissors shoved into the base of their skulls to kill them.

We are told to protect the trees, a dog, your freedoms, but it is okayy to pay someone to kill a baby. We, as parents, as supposed to protect our young yet, abortion kills. Yeah you are damn right it is wrong and I will do whatever I can legally do to stop it.

People get so up in arms about animal rights, but have no problem allowing the killing of a human. They will fight for the right of the Ted Bundys of the world, but will just as quickly order an abortion as if it is on a fastfood menu. It is disgusting.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 5, 2012 at 9:21 PM

If you don't want a baby, keep your legs closed. Abortion is murder and it's always a selfish reason, the highlighted text clearly shows that because of how many times the words I and my come up.

I know I'll get backlash for saying it's always selfish because people will say, "What about rape victims?" It's not the baby's fault the father committed a crime, and being a rape victim myself I can tell you with absolute certainty that I would not have had an abortion if a pregnancy resulted from that rape.

I've never spoken to someone that was happy or relieved they had an abortion, unless they were selfish cold hearted whores, I've spoken to many who regret it.

Quoting bluespagan:

reading the news this morning and still seeing articles on states trying to defund Planned Parenthood and trying to find ways to stop abortions from occuring. 

The thing that bothers me the most about these articles is I don't understand how abortions affect these people.  If I were to get pregnant tomorrow I would be setting up an appointment to get an abortion.  No questions asked.  I am on birth control to help ensure I do not get pregnant so that would mean my birth control failed and right now I absolutely cannot add a baby to the equation.  But how does that affect anyone other than my husband (who be supportive of my decision) and I?  If you are Pro-Life why is it that you would want to force something onto me that could potentially put us in such a bad place that it would be detrimental to my family?  Why is it that the Government (namely the GOP) feels the need to tell me that I don't have a right to make decisions that are best for my family and my life?  How does what I do with my family, my body and my life affect this nation as a whole or you as an individual?

And before we begin with the obvious statements I would like to give you a few MYTHS of abortion.

MYTH: Women are using abortion as a method of birth control.

In fact, half of all women getting abortions report that contraception was used during the month they became pregnant. Some of these couples had used the method improperly; some had forgotten or neglected to use it on the particular occasion they conceived; and some had used a contraceptive that failed. No contraceptive method prevents pregnancy 100% of the time.

If abortion were used as a primary method of birth control, a typical woman would have at least two or three pregnancies per year - 30 or more during her lifetime. In fact, most women who have abortions have had no previous abortions (52%) or only one previous abortion (26%). Considering that most women are fertile for over 30 years, and that birth control is not perfect, the likelihood of having one or two unintended pregnancies is very high.

MYTH: Women have abortions for selfish or frivolous reasons.

The decision to have an abortion is rarely simple. Most women base their decision on several factors, the most common being lack of money and/or unreadiness to start or expand their families due to existing responsibilities. Many feel that the most responsible course of action is to wait until their situation is more suited to childrearing; 66% plan to have children when they are older, financially able to provide necessities for them, and/or in a supportive relationship with a partner so their children will have two parents. Others wanted to get pregnant but developed serious medical problems, learned that the fetus had severe abnormalities, or experienced some other personal crisis. About 13,000 women each year have abortions because they have become pregnant as a result of rape or incest.

MYTH: Women are often forced into having abortions they do not really want.

Some women say that pressure from a husband, partner, or parent was one of several reasons they chose abortion, but only about 1% give that reason as the "most important" one in making their decision. Conversely, some women who do not want to continue their pregnancies are pressured to do so by family members, friends, or fear of social stigma. Pre-abortion options counseling is designed to determine whether a woman is fully comfortable with her abortion decision, and if she is not, she is encouraged to wait until she has had a chance to consider her options more fully.

MYTH: Many women come to regret their abortions later. bull shit.

Research indicates that relief is the most common emotional response following abortion, and that psychological distress appears to be greatest before, rather than after, an abortion.

There are undoubtedly some women who, in hindsight, wish that they had made different choices, and the majority would prefer never to have become pregnant when the circumstances were not right for them. When a wanted pregnancy is ended (for medical reasons, for example) women may experience a sense of loss and grief. As with any major change or decision involving loss, a crisis later in life sometimes leads to a temporary resurfacing of sad feelings surrounding the abortion. Women at risk for poor post-abortion adjustment are those who do not get the support they need, or whose abortion decisions are actively opposed by people who are important to them.


http://www.prochoice.org/about_abortion/facts/women_who.html

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5109a1.htm

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html


ETA:  I have noticed that the topic of murdering someone who is already living has come up.

The topic is on why it is ok to force your moral view of when life begins and personhood rights onto people who do not agree with that view point.  I think it is safe to say that a person who has been born has life and has person hood so that point is moot.

Furthermore, I have posted on Page 2 a link to the Theological, Philisophical and Scientific Arguements for when life begins.  Here is the link http://www.sinauer.com/pdf/BioethicsCh02.pdf


erinanne86
by on May. 5, 2012 at 9:29 PM

I am pro-choice. I disagree with any law against women's rights. I also disagree with women abusing this right, but it would be hard to regulate that. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 5, 2012 at 9:30 PM
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Abortion isnt murder unless it is a partial birth abortion...seriouslly people...get off your high horse...i would like to see you all in the postion of some of these poor women.

OopsIAteDaffy
by on May. 5, 2012 at 9:30 PM
It doesn't affect me at all. Women should be able to do what they want with their bodies.
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emeraldangel20
by on May. 5, 2012 at 9:32 PM

get over it. expecting someone to not have sex while on birth control just because they dont want a baby is pretty damn amusing

and until i see more people doing more for the kids ALREADY HERE, then we'll talk

and i dont give a fuck what YOU do, it takes more than one person to make a difference, so the focus does not need to be on potential children. it needs to be on the children already born. hate to burst your bubble but if abortion is illegal, more children WILL die. they just wont be aborted.

but i guess that doesn't matter, huh, only the last sentence of the aboved paragraph will probably be the only thing you give a damn about. and that is why people like you are what's wrong with the world today

Quoting Anonymous:

If you don't want a baby, keep your legs closed. Abortion is murder and it's always a selfish reason, the highlighted text clearly shows that because of how many times the words I and my come up.

I know I'll get backlash for saying it's always selfish because people will say, "What about rape victims?" It's not the baby's fault the father committed a crime, and being a rape victim myself I can tell you with absolute certainty that I would not have had an abortion if a pregnancy resulted from that rape.

I've never spoken to someone that was happy or relieved they had an abortion, unless they were selfish cold hearted whores, I've spoken to many who regret it.

Quoting bluespagan:

reading the news this morning and still seeing articles on states trying to defund Planned Parenthood and trying to find ways to stop abortions from occuring. 

The thing that bothers me the most about these articles is I don't understand how abortions affect these people.  If I were to get pregnant tomorrow I would be setting up an appointment to get an abortion.  No questions asked.  I am on birth control to help ensure I do not get pregnant so that would mean my birth control failed and right now I absolutely cannot add a baby to the equation.  But how does that affect anyone other than my husband (who be supportive of my decision) and I?  If you are Pro-Life why is it that you would want to force something onto me that could potentially put us in such a bad place that it would be detrimental to my family?  Why is it that the Government (namely the GOP) feels the need to tell me that I don't have a right to make decisions that are best for my family and my life?  How does what I do with my family, my body and my life affect this nation as a whole or you as an individual?

And before we begin with the obvious statements I would like to give you a few MYTHS of abortion.

MYTH: Women are using abortion as a method of birth control.

In fact, half of all women getting abortions report that contraception was used during the month they became pregnant. Some of these couples had used the method improperly; some had forgotten or neglected to use it on the particular occasion they conceived; and some had used a contraceptive that failed. No contraceptive method prevents pregnancy 100% of the time.

If abortion were used as a primary method of birth control, a typical woman would have at least two or three pregnancies per year - 30 or more during her lifetime. In fact, most women who have abortions have had no previous abortions (52%) or only one previous abortion (26%). Considering that most women are fertile for over 30 years, and that birth control is not perfect, the likelihood of having one or two unintended pregnancies is very high.

MYTH: Women have abortions for selfish or frivolous reasons.

The decision to have an abortion is rarely simple. Most women base their decision on several factors, the most common being lack of money and/or unreadiness to start or expand their families due to existing responsibilities. Many feel that the most responsible course of action is to wait until their situation is more suited to childrearing; 66% plan to have children when they are older, financially able to provide necessities for them, and/or in a supportive relationship with a partner so their children will have two parents. Others wanted to get pregnant but developed serious medical problems, learned that the fetus had severe abnormalities, or experienced some other personal crisis. About 13,000 women each year have abortions because they have become pregnant as a result of rape or incest.

MYTH: Women are often forced into having abortions they do not really want.

Some women say that pressure from a husband, partner, or parent was one of several reasons they chose abortion, but only about 1% give that reason as the "most important" one in making their decision. Conversely, some women who do not want to continue their pregnancies are pressured to do so by family members, friends, or fear of social stigma. Pre-abortion options counseling is designed to determine whether a woman is fully comfortable with her abortion decision, and if she is not, she is encouraged to wait until she has had a chance to consider her options more fully.

MYTH: Many women come to regret their abortions later. bull shit.

Research indicates that relief is the most common emotional response following abortion, and that psychological distress appears to be greatest before, rather than after, an abortion.

There are undoubtedly some women who, in hindsight, wish that they had made different choices, and the majority would prefer never to have become pregnant when the circumstances were not right for them. When a wanted pregnancy is ended (for medical reasons, for example) women may experience a sense of loss and grief. As with any major change or decision involving loss, a crisis later in life sometimes leads to a temporary resurfacing of sad feelings surrounding the abortion. Women at risk for poor post-abortion adjustment are those who do not get the support they need, or whose abortion decisions are actively opposed by people who are important to them.


http://www.prochoice.org/about_abortion/facts/women_who.html

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5109a1.htm

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html


ETA:  I have noticed that the topic of murdering someone who is already living has come up.

The topic is on why it is ok to force your moral view of when life begins and personhood rights onto people who do not agree with that view point.  I think it is safe to say that a person who has been born has life and has person hood so that point is moot.

Furthermore, I have posted on Page 2 a link to the Theological, Philisophical and Scientific Arguements for when life begins.  Here is the link http://www.sinauer.com/pdf/BioethicsCh02.pdf




teenmomandpr587
by on May. 5, 2012 at 9:58 PM
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i wouldnt say they wouldnt be aborted, the women will just go back alley and risk infection to have it done. 

More children will just be abandoned in the streets or garbage dumpsters too. 

i mean we cant have things both ways either:Abortion illegal and PA gone. 

Sure theres always adoption, but i know girls who have adopted out and regret that more than anything, they wish they just would have had the abortion because they where lied to. Told it was open but then the parents decided they didnt want that anymore, the girl has no legal rights so there was nothing she could do. Now she doesnt know how her child is being raised or what her little girl looks like. 

I think the focus should be put more onto children already being beaten and abused, put into the foster system without anyone giving a crap about them. These children deserve to know that someone out there loves them to! 

Quoting emeraldangel20:

get over it. expecting someone to not have sex while on birth control just because they dont want a baby is pretty damn amusing

and until i see more people doing more for the kids ALREADY HERE, then we'll talk

and i dont give a fuck what YOU do, it takes more than one person to make a difference, so the focus does not need to be on potential children. it needs to be on the children already born. hate to burst your bubble but if abortion is illegal, more children WILL die. they just wont be aborted.

but i guess that doesn't matter, huh, only the last sentence of the aboved paragraph will probably be the only thing you give a damn about. and that is why people like you are what's wrong with the world today

Quoting Anonymous:

If you don't want a baby, keep your legs closed. Abortion is murder and it's always a selfish reason, the highlighted text clearly shows that because of how many times the words I and my come up.

I know I'll get backlash for saying it's always selfish because people will say, "What about rape victims?" It's not the baby's fault the father committed a crime, and being a rape victim myself I can tell you with absolute certainty that I would not have had an abortion if a pregnancy resulted from that rape.

I've never spoken to someone that was happy or relieved they had an abortion, unless they were selfish cold hearted whores, I've spoken to many who regret it.

Quoting bluespagan:

reading the news this morning and still seeing articles on states trying to defund Planned Parenthood and trying to find ways to stop abortions from occuring. 

The thing that bothers me the most about these articles is I don't understand how abortions affect these people.  If I were to get pregnant tomorrow I would be setting up an appointment to get an abortion.  No questions asked.  I am on birth control to help ensure I do not get pregnant so that would mean my birth control failed and right now I absolutely cannot add a baby to the equation.  But how does that affect anyone other than my husband (who be supportive of my decision) and I?  If you are Pro-Life why is it that you would want to force something onto me that could potentially put us in such a bad place that it would be detrimental to my family?  Why is it that the Government (namely the GOP) feels the need to tell me that I don't have a right to make decisions that are best for my family and my life?  How does what I do with my family, my body and my life affect this nation as a whole or you as an individual?

And before we begin with the obvious statements I would like to give you a few MYTHS of abortion.

MYTH: Women are using abortion as a method of birth control.

In fact, half of all women getting abortions report that contraception was used during the month they became pregnant. Some of these couples had used the method improperly; some had forgotten or neglected to use it on the particular occasion they conceived; and some had used a contraceptive that failed. No contraceptive method prevents pregnancy 100% of the time.

If abortion were used as a primary method of birth control, a typical woman would have at least two or three pregnancies per year - 30 or more during her lifetime. In fact, most women who have abortions have had no previous abortions (52%) or only one previous abortion (26%). Considering that most women are fertile for over 30 years, and that birth control is not perfect, the likelihood of having one or two unintended pregnancies is very high.

MYTH: Women have abortions for selfish or frivolous reasons.

The decision to have an abortion is rarely simple. Most women base their decision on several factors, the most common being lack of money and/or unreadiness to start or expand their families due to existing responsibilities. Many feel that the most responsible course of action is to wait until their situation is more suited to childrearing; 66% plan to have children when they are older, financially able to provide necessities for them, and/or in a supportive relationship with a partner so their children will have two parents. Others wanted to get pregnant but developed serious medical problems, learned that the fetus had severe abnormalities, or experienced some other personal crisis. About 13,000 women each year have abortions because they have become pregnant as a result of rape or incest.

MYTH: Women are often forced into having abortions they do not really want.

Some women say that pressure from a husband, partner, or parent was one of several reasons they chose abortion, but only about 1% give that reason as the "most important" one in making their decision. Conversely, some women who do not want to continue their pregnancies are pressured to do so by family members, friends, or fear of social stigma. Pre-abortion options counseling is designed to determine whether a woman is fully comfortable with her abortion decision, and if she is not, she is encouraged to wait until she has had a chance to consider her options more fully.

MYTH: Many women come to regret their abortions later. bull shit.

Research indicates that relief is the most common emotional response following abortion, and that psychological distress appears to be greatest before, rather than after, an abortion.

There are undoubtedly some women who, in hindsight, wish that they had made different choices, and the majority would prefer never to have become pregnant when the circumstances were not right for them. When a wanted pregnancy is ended (for medical reasons, for example) women may experience a sense of loss and grief. As with any major change or decision involving loss, a crisis later in life sometimes leads to a temporary resurfacing of sad feelings surrounding the abortion. Women at risk for poor post-abortion adjustment are those who do not get the support they need, or whose abortion decisions are actively opposed by people who are important to them.


http://www.prochoice.org/about_abortion/facts/women_who.html

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5109a1.htm

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html


ETA:  I have noticed that the topic of murdering someone who is already living has come up.

The topic is on why it is ok to force your moral view of when life begins and personhood rights onto people who do not agree with that view point.  I think it is safe to say that a person who has been born has life and has person hood so that point is moot.

Furthermore, I have posted on Page 2 a link to the Theological, Philisophical and Scientific Arguements for when life begins.  Here is the link http://www.sinauer.com/pdf/BioethicsCh02.pdf




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Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 5, 2012 at 10:03 PM
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I find it extremely interesting that many posters here seem to feel that "legistlation should not be based on peoples' morals." Um.....really? 

Let's look at the definition of "moral"


Quote:

mor·al

[mawr-uhl, mor-] Show IPA
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or concerned with the principles or rules of right conduct or the distinction between right and wrong; ethical: moral attitudes.
2.
expressing or conveying truths or counsel as to right conduct, as a speaker or a literary work; moralizing: a moral novel.
3.
founded on the fundamental principles of right conduct rather than on legalities, enactment, or custom: moral obligations.
4.
capable of conforming to the rules of right conduct: a moral being.
5.
conforming to the rules of right conduct ( opposed to immoral): a moral man.

noun
9.
the moral teaching or practical lesson contained in a fable, tale, experience, etc.
10.
the embodiment or type of something.
11.
morals, principles or habits with respect to right or wrong conduct.


ALL legislation is based on MORALS. What is right, and what is wrong. If we as a nation, believe something is wrong, we legislate against it. If the people in majority power believe that gay marriage is wrong, then we legislate AGAINST it. If the majority power changes to a group of people that believe preventing gays from getting married is wrong, then we legislate FOR it.

For many laws, most people have the same MORALS or standards of belief, and so there is no arguing. We legislate against drunk driving because we believe it is MORALLY wrong to put yourself and others at risk by operating a vehicle while under the influence. Not many people will argue that this is a moral that we all value and is important.

EVERY law that is made is based on SOMEONE'S belief that something is right or wrong. The argument comes in when controversial laws are passed that cause people to argue and defend their own personal morals. I think that a lot of people believe that the word "morals" is a right wing word used to define very right wing thoughts and beliefs. However, as you can see in the definition above, "morals" is simply defined as the idea of right and wrong. MY "morals" may be very different from someone else's, but they are still "morals."  So, to argue that legislation should not be based on morals is completely ridiculous and lacks true understanding of both the definition of the word and of the way our government works!

Sekirei
by LoKitty on May. 5, 2012 at 10:18 PM
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actually. it has everything to do with your moral views... you say that it is an innocent human being.. but my beliefs state that it is not a human until the soul enters the body, at the first breath taken... so, why does your moral views trump mine?

Quoting Ireallydontcare:

Why is it okay to force my morals views? It has nothing to do with that. It has EVERYTHING to do with causing the death of an INNOCENT human being. It has everything to do with having a little growing child's head ripped off so it can be "extracted." It has everything to do with stopping an innocent beating heart. It has everything to do with letting a doctor inject a solution into  a uterus to cause death burning the child from inside out. It has everything to do with allowing a child to be partially birthed and then have scissors shoved into the base of their skulls to kill them.

We are told to protect the trees, a dog, your freedoms, but it is okayy to pay someone to kill a baby. We, as parents, as supposed to protect our young yet, abortion kills. Yeah you are damn right it is wrong and I will do whatever I can legally do to stop it.

People get so up in arms about animal rights, but have no problem allowing the killing of a human. They will fight for the right of the Ted Bundys of the world, but will just as quickly order an abortion as if it is on a fastfood menu. It is disgusting.


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