Edited b/c this is ridiculous.
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6/15/02 at 6:33pm
|Originally posted by Deirdre
I know everyone feels passionate about this topic..We are actually all doing remakably well here.....I have a good friend who went on retreat with a group of pro-choice and anti-abortion people to discuss this issue. What they found out is that there really is a lot of common ground between the two groups, it just often gets blocked out when...
|Originally posted by Super Pickle
Mamapie, I loved your honesty in the last post. I agree with you here:
"I am against people wanting to take the choice away though and at the same time being anti-welfare."
My dream is to see the day when abortion is made illegal except to save a woman's life, but... maternity benefits are a part of every woman's health care plan (and every woman has a health care plan); every campus has a parents' co-op so students can be parents and still stay in school; any decent non-criminal adult who wants to adopt is "allowed" to and does not have to pay out the wazoo to do so; neighbors and families take responsibility for other mothers and children; and women have enough self-confidence and self-worth to save sex for the men who will truly love them and stick with them if they get pregnant.
I will be honest, too. I am pro-life, but very uncomfortable with some prominent conservatives' pro-life but not pro-woman stance. Some people just don't understand how tough it can be to have a crisis pregnancy or to raise children alone or in any number of common circumstances. If Roe v. Wade is reversed, which I hope it will be, I pray it will be accompanied by massive legislation to make mothering something ANY WOMAN can do well, with all the support she needs.
|Originally posted by candiland
HOWEVER, I personally have a very hard time understanding how a person could have one. I think that an abortion is a decision based out of fear -- ie., I don't want to complicate my life; I don't want things to change; I don't need a huge responsibility in my my life right now; I don't want to contribute to ruining the ecosystem; etc. etc. When you truly make decisions based on Love, and a lack of fear of change, you see all life as beautiful and sacred, whether it's an embryo, a spider, a tree, another human being, a cow, etc...
|Yes, we had to make MAJOR changes, some of the most difficult changes in our lives, but it's part of being a responsible human being...|
|And as for those who say it's better to abort than bring a child into a world where it's not loved and wanted... that child may grow up and become the next Ghandi! It is kind of pompous to say that we know the child's path better than that child.|
|I was almost aborted, because my mother was living with my grandparents and could not support her other two children on her own... and I'm kind of offended to think that someone would feel it would be better that I'm not alive today!|
|If you have sex and get pregnant, well, duh! Sex is, in its truest form, the ultimate expression of a divine and mysterious force. . . Talk about UNspirituality...:|