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Pro-life or pro-choice ?

NekolovesteaNekolovestea Posts: 57 Boards Initiate
This poll has probably been done many times on this website but since I can't seem to find one I thought I would do a new one. This is not meant as a provocation in any way, I'm just curious to know what the proportions are.
(I'm sorry if this has been done 100 times already)
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Pro-life or pro-choice ? 25 votes

Pro-life
16%
SkiveNekolovesteaDanteAlanisEGM 4 votes
Pro-choice
84%
independent_MaisyJellyelephantShaunieAidanLucy307LaineRileyEyepatchDancerGreenTeamags98ClaraOswaldPoppyBdancertoriToniConnorThePigeonsBenMaTiredSquirrel 21 votes

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  • AidanAidan Clever idiot Posts: 3,027 Boards Guru
    Pro-choice
    No contraceptive is 100% effective, and no-one should be forced into having a child if they don't want one. Especially for a young person who is just getting a start in independent adult life and might already be struggling to balance work and education as it is, becoming a parent could be an awful thing to happen to them.

    The system for adoption is flawed and overburdened. Criminalising abortion risks lives when desperate people seek unsafe backstreet abortions. Criminalising abortions doesn't reduce abortion rates significantly anyway, studies have shown the abortion rate (abortions per 1000 people per year) is 37 is countries where it is legal and 34 in countries where it is illegal.
    but idk tho
  • LaineLaine Fruit loop Gone for gooPosts: 2,767 Account Deactivated
    Pro-choice
    I am personally grateful they are there for me it makes me feel much more secure.

    I always do the best I can when it comes to contraceptives but there is still a risk as it's not 100%. I could not imagine bringing a child into the world that I can't care for, it would be a huge financial hit I would have to go on benefits and I would struggle to work especially the first few years. Then that struggle would be put upon my partner who would be working more hours than me.

    I could not bring myself to put the child up for adoption. I never want kids but I don't want them put into care it breaks my heart.

    Due to my condition I'm more unlikely to mother a child as I get older and older. I'm at increased risk for miscarriages and complications. 

    I think abortions are great options we should just continue to make sure they are the last resort as in after contraceptive failure. 
    Something that would greatly help is sterilisation. It's hard to get and you often have to be 40 or have one or two kids to get it. If it was more available for those who never wanted kids that would certainly help more. I have the chance to get it younger for my health but most will have to wait till they've had kids and that's not great for people who don't want them lol x


    I think this discussion is great it doesn't get brought up much :)

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  • SkiveSkive No discipline. No morality. No respect. New ForestPosts: 15,192 Skive's The Limit
    Pro-life
    I inadvertently clicke pro life.

    I am without a doubt pro choice - with caveats
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  • independent_independent_ Resident Coffee Addict ScotlandPosts: 6,586 Master Poster
    Pro-choice
    I’m definitely of the opinion that women should be able to do whatever we like with our bodies...and no one has a right to dictate what we do.

    Like others I am reassured by the fact that it is an option, as for me as a 17 year old who is still at college and doesn’t have a job, I would worry that I wouldn’t be able to give a child the amazing life it should have. I’m also careful with contraception as I’m paranoid this happens to me. 
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  • mags98mags98 Posts: 287 Moderator
    Pro-choice
    As Rachel Green says...


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  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 11,279 An Original Mixlorian
    Pro-choice
    Having being through an abortion myself, it's extremely truamarising and difficult to go through. Nobody knows the full extent as to why someone might have to terminate a pregnancy. 

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  • DanteAlanisDanteAlanis Posts: 5 Newbie
    Pro-life
    I can see that there are situations where abortion might be a good idea, however, shouldn't the unborn child be be given a choice? I'm sorry if I offend anyone, I'm just wondering what people think.
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  • ThePigeonsThePigeons Posts: 199 Trailblazer
    Pro-choice
    I think not being born is better than having a shit life wishing your were never born. Possibly having a difficult disease, parents that don't want you, not being able to take care of you. I'm don't think it should be used as an second contraceptive. But having a child when you don't want to or you didn't choose to make one and getting a lot of mental issues is not a way to live, and not fair for the child.
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  • DancerDancer Bog Off Justine! Posts: 5,547 Part of The Furniture
    Pro-choice
    This is a topic that we were learning about at school near the end of the winter term. This topic is so debatable.
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  • ShaunieShaunie 🌸 Posts: 12,737 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    Pro-choice
    I just had a dream i was pregnant. But yeah anyway. People say its killing a baby but i would disagree and its not deveoped yet. Not that it makes it any less sad but yeah i don’t know how to explain it. But its still their body and chioce and sometimes its not the time to bring up a baby
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  • AidanAidan Clever idiot Posts: 3,027 Boards Guru
    Pro-choice
    Debating back in school about abortion (for religious studies of all things) on both sides of the argument nearly everyone wanted to see fewer abortions happen. The pro-lifers wanted this to happen through banning or limiting abortions, and the pro-choicers found some studies on google saying that access to sex education and to contraceptives reduced the number of abortions more than banning them.

    Abortions are seen as a healthcare need- because in countries where they're banned, they're still happening anyway. They might as well be happening under safe circumstances then by being legal, at least from my point of view. Not sure how much my opinion even matters as a bloke lol
    but idk tho
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  • ThePigeonsThePigeons Posts: 199 Trailblazer
    Pro-choice
    @Aidan that's a great observation really. Never heard anyone about it. So basically they have the same goal.

    It's not that pro-choice are all for more abortions to happen. But the debate around it made it seem that way.
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  • MikeMike 🖥️🎧 LandaanPosts: 3,479 Community Manager
    edited April 2020
    It's not that pro-choice are all for more abortions to happen. But the debate around it made it seem that way.
    I've heard the term 'pro-abort' thrown around and it makes me pretty angry. It's as if pro-choice people are out there shouting about how awsesome and fun abortions are. Such a big mischaracterisation. :confused:
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  • DancerDancer Bog Off Justine! Posts: 5,547 Part of The Furniture
    Pro-choice
    Although I have never been through it, abortions definitely do not sound like fun at all. They sound risky and really scary for the woman to go through. 
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    There's a part of me I can't get back.  A little girl grew up too fast. All it took was once. I'll never be the same.
  • BenMaBenMa Posts: 57 Boards Initiate
    Pro-choice
    I'm definitely pro-choice, everybody has freewill and I think that's particularly important whenever it comes to decisions that that will have a massive impact on you. Nobody should be pressured, or forced into making a decision either-way.
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