what do you consider acceptable reasons for abortion?

My heart says there's no reason, but my head says yes. Finances, career options, caring for other children, spouses opinion? Do you consider any reason acceptable enough to get an abortion? (medical reasons and rape/incest not included)

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  • 7 years ago

    In general, abortion goes against my beliefs, but there are certain situations where I could understand why an abortion would be done which are:-

    - if the mother's life was in danger if the pregnancy was allowed to continue, like if she had an ectopic pregnancy

    - if the pregnancy is the result of a rape attack - if the woman has the baby, they may remind her of the man who attacked her and if would be upsetting to the child if they found out that this is why they were conceived

    - if the child had some kind of physical deformity which means they would be unable to live and fulfill a healthy, happy life.

    However, some people would argue that a woman should be able to have control over her own body, thus it should be her own choice if she has an abortion or not!

  • Tricia
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    A 12 year old is giving a speech about abortion? Do you think she is talking from experience or what was just pumped into her head? You say a raped woman should gestate a rapist's child? Did you know birth is more dangerous than an abortion, especially one that is done early in the pregnancy? You also take no consideration of how the mother should be reminded of that rape every day for nine months, the uncomfort, risk of complications and then the post-partum depression that often comes after a birth, and particularly under these cirmcumstances. Furthermore, your example of a father taking it out on the child his wife died giving birth to shows just how out of touch you are about the power of love .

  • ?
    Lv 4
    7 years ago

    Personally, I don't believe in abortion for any reason. The reason why is because I believe that life starts once the egg is fertilized by the sperm cell. New advances in technology have enabled scientists to observe the amazing changes that take place in the nucleus of this one-celled fertilized egg. The molecules making up the DNA of the father and mother combine to create a human life that never existed before. That original single cell begins the truly miraculous process of constructing a fully formed human. The nature of this "construction" project is determined by our genes, which are segments of DNA. These control virtually everything about us. They determine our height, facial features, eye and hair color, and thousands of other traits.

    Afterward, as that original cell divides, the complete genetic "blueprint" is duplicated into every new cell. Amazingly, each of these is programmed to develop into whatever kind of cell is needed. This includes heart tissue, brain cells, bone, skin, and even transparent tissue for our eyes. The initial programming within the original cell for the development of a unique new person has understandably often been referred to as "a miracle.""

    The human being is fully programmed for human growth and development for his or her entire life at the one cell age," reported Dr. David Fu-Chi Mark, a celebrated molecular biologist. He concluded: "There can no longer be any doubt that each human being is totally unique from the very beginning of his or her life at fertilization."

    Since I believe that life begins once the cell is fertilized, I believe that abortion at any point after that puts an end to that life, also called murder. I liken it to a man and woman who are forced into marriage because they live in a culture where they don't have a say in whom they marry. The husband thinks it is unfair because he never wanted to marry his wife but is only stuck married to her because of the circumstances of his culture, so he puts her to death to free himself. There is no doubt that he commited murder, and it is just as undoubtful that a woman committing abortion because she is unintentionally pregnant is doing the same thing. The only thing the murdered wife did was get married because of the circumstances, and the only thing the murdered baby did was be conceived because of the circumstance.

    I also have taken into consideration the light that the Bible sheds on the matter. Psalms 139:16 says that God sees the embryo deep inside the woman, showing that he recognizes the life that it has. Also, under the Mosaic Law, Exodus 21:22-25 says that if a pregnant woman got injured because she got caught up between two men fighting with each other, then whatever deformities or death that the child suffered should be imposed upon the man responsible. If God thought it serious enough to punish a person who unintentionally injured an unborn child, how do you think he feels about a person who intentionally does it?

    These are my personal beliefs and I never force them on others. Besides, the Bible itself says "each one will carry his own load." (Galatians 6:5) Women contemplating abortion would do well to consider how their Creator feels about it, and how they would feel after the abortion is over. There are many, many women who have been surveyed who regret getting an abortion. Also, there are many woman who got pregnant due to rape (some were even due to incest), but they were able to live normal lives. While they regret the manner in which the child was born, they don't regret that the child was born. There are even times when doctors say that the child should be aborted because it's quality of life or life expectancy looks grim, but the child is born perfectly healthy or lives much longer than the doctor said. There are also many parents who have children with deformities, but instead of wishing the child was never born, they cherish each day they do have with the child as if it may be their last. Such ones who feel like their back is against the wall should know that their situation is not unique. Others have triumphed who are in their situation, and any hurdles that taking care of a child poses have been overcome and can be overcome again.

  • MissA
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Well, yes. This is how I think of it. We can encourage women to become blood donors and to register as organ donors. Likewise, we can encourage women not to have abortions, either ineffectively (protesting outside abortion clinics) or effectively (by making it possible to parent or surrender a baby without giving up your other goals, by providing easy access to contraception, by providing accurate sexual education to young men and women). Donating and not having abortions both are actions that will save lives.

    But we can not justifiably force women to give blood or organs or continue an unwanted pregnancy, based on the same principle that everybody is entitled to decide what they want to do with their body. In the case of organ donation, this rule applies even after you are dead, when, one assumes, you won't be using your body any more. Pregnancy and birth is about a million times harder than blood donation... even in the best-case scenario it is a major burden on the mother's body. And yet, a decent fraction of the population thinks that it's totally okay to force women into an unwanted birth, when they probably would be aghast if they were compelled to donate a kidney.

    So at the end of the day, we kind of have to step back and say "This is on you" to the woman who is considering abortion. We are not personally required to think that she's doing the right thing or to have an abortion ourselves if the situation comes up, but since she's the one who has to live in her body, she's the ultimate decider.

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  • 7 years ago

    I feel that abortion (during the first trimester) is warranted any time that the parents feel that they do not want a child or that a child would not be properly cared for. The youngest babies that have ever been born and survived are at about 24 weeks of gestation (6-ish months), and even those often die or have serious health complications.

  • 6 years ago

    many things are acceptable these days and looked at as the norm in society , sad how we could sin this hard and think its acceptable, a fetus is still a life even if it isnt fully grown its still called a fetus for a reason because theres life being made in the uterus idc what anybody says , you cant really complain about child support this and that when youre the one that got knocked up, you should really think about how dumb you are for having sex and getting an unplaned pregnancy. really an abortion is a cowards way out because of making the wrong desicion and if you think about it abortion is really self centered and cowardly. even if its rape oh well set it up for adoption , sounds crazy but even crazier killing a life.

    Root of abortion

    - didnt use a condom

    -having sex at a young age

    -rape

    Overall its not a mistake but a dumb desicion, rape isnt so common compared to dumb teens having sex and dumb parents back their dumb kids up.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Wow...philosophical question.

    Acceptable is in the eye of the beholder.

    This decision shifts along with time.

    And ultimately its your decision (within the countries legal law)

    - When do you consider it a 'living creature'?

    - Are you able to afford (financially) to support this child?

    - Are you willing to put this child up for adoption?

    - Can you live with this decision the rest of your life?

    All I can say is:

    Choose, choose deliberate and thoughtfully.

    And accept that decision!

  • 3 years ago

    When Is Abortion Acceptable

  • 7 years ago

    Teen pregnancy is the only case where I would allow abortion.

  • St N
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    The child was never wanted. History of physical and/or sexual abuse by the father or male(s) of the family. Known genetic or medical condition in the embryo / foetus.

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