Reasons To Disagree
No, Abortion is WRONG, has no one asked those who have had an abortion how their lives haved turned out?
I know, as I've had one.
Feelings of depression are consistent among all, both women AND MEN: feelings of Hopelessness, Blankness, Failure, Sadness, trapped, self-hatred, overwhelmed, helplessness, despair, grief, numbness, guilt, fear, blame, rejected/rejection, shame, abandoned, distress, anger, betrayed, confusion, low self-esteem, mental aguish, victim, self-punishment, darkness, and evil.
And they will NEVER go away. We become worse.
And only the Love of Jesus Christ can heal us, and restore our mental anguish, and heartache! THIS is based on FACT. Do your research before you condone abortions.
At the moment 16,000 women a year obtain abortion on "mental health" grounds. Therefore we have a serious mental heath problem in this country!!
Reasons To Agree
Abotions should be allowed. Its a womans choice. However, the cost should not be subsidised except for the reasons in the question.
Abortion is a moral issue. The person who is best placed to make that moral judgment is the person involved - i.e. the woman who is newly pregnant, as first, it is her body, second, she is the one who will have to go through the blood, toil, tears and sweat, sleepless nights, and painful back-aches etc to carry and then give birth to a child, let alone to raise it.
It isn't an easy decision - whatever she decides, and counselling with an aim to supporting her decision should be available.
My own view is that a woman should have the right to abort a pregnancy as a matter or personal choice and autonomy, certainly in the first 12 weeks.
After that, maybe it's time for the limits of danger to maternal health could be a criteria. It is very difficult to draw lines, particularly after the embryo becomes a foetus, and when it is viable in it's own right (not sure when that is).
But the bottom line is, it should be the woman's decision.
bortions should be allowed fullstop.
Abortion should be allowed under any and all conditions. The current value ascribed to unborn humans is not rational. They are not yet capable of forming conscious memories, self awareness, or any conscious thought. The arguments against abortion are arguments from emotion, not reason, and have little to no pragmatic or practical basis. The only harm that comes from abortion is to the mother's body and mind, and only that needs to be addressed.
Abortions should be allowed. It is the woman's choice, her child, her life she will be twisting to fit them. If we outlawed abortion, think how many unwanted, depressed children, beaten and raped there would be on the streets.
Anyone saying that all babies have a right to be born should try giving birth themselves. Men have NO idea - unless they've shat a melon.
Yes - once only! There is far too much reliance on the existing de facto availability of abortion on demand.
Agree: but "your life or mental health refers to the mother. Indiscriminate abortion should not be a de facto form of eugenics