Misconceptions About Abortion


Everyone thinks they know about abortions. Quite frankly, child killingilligal baby killing is an often discussed topic, whether as part of the school science syllabus

or as gossip at parties. However , this concept has many myths associated with it.

These types of myths have been born out of hearsay or through old wives’ stories. There is absolutely no scientific reason to support these types of myths. Moreover these myths appear to be harming the women who get a good abortion, and also the society at large. Abortion has a stigma attached to it as well. Here are some of the most popular myths that will cause confusion among the people:

1 . Abortions cause pain for the foetus.

Many people quote ethical reasons for not getting an child killingilligal baby killing. Their reason for the same is that child killingilligal baby killing will hurt the foetus (actually called the embryo in the initial stages – but referred to as foetus in this post for sake of uniformity and clarity). But the truth is that science has shown that in the first trimester as well as the second trimester, there is no concept of ‘ hurt’ yet. The foetus have not yet formed into the beginnings of a human being that it will begin to feel hurt. It is simply material that will on time form into a human. Therefore there is no ‘ pain’ caused to the foetus. To put it in layman’ s language, in the first two trimesters, the foetus is not yet effective at feeling as it is not a human being.

2 . Abortion is a very harmful procedure.

This is another myth spread by popular fictional like movies and novels. It is far from true that abortion is a harmful procedure. In fact if truth be told giving birth much more dangerous than getting a foetus aborted. If carried out by a qualified medical professional in the proper manner, abortion is not life threatening or extremely harmful at all. It is one of the safest surgical treatments. Risk of major complications, too, is only around two percent.

3. If a woman doesn’ capital t want a child, why didn’ capital t she use protection or preventive medicines in the first place?



97 Responses to “Misconceptions About Abortion”

  • everydayGuitarist:

    please someone help me for my science coursework which is due tomorrow, i need to know arguments specifically based on for and against abortion.. ?? please its really important, arguments on both sides..and conclude your answer , i will give 10 points to the best answer

  • dubmecrazy3:

    Thanks again.

  • dubmecrazy3:

    thanks a bunch
    showtunes & civil…I LOVE U! :)
    lurch….learn your facts before you rant….a person is only charged with 2 murders for killing a preggy woman if she’s in the 3rd trimester…you know..the trimester where the abortions are illegal unless the womans life is in danger..

  • United:

    Firstly, sorry if this is the wrong section to be posting this question in, but I’m not sure where the best place is for it….

    I see an awful lot of emotive questions on here regarding abortion, and a lot of people who are obviously “pro-life” telling young pregnant people to choose adoption over abortion.

    My question is, firstly, does anyone care at all about the mental health of a mother who is not is a position to keep and raise a baby, but who must give birth at full term, then give their child away to strangers? If not, why not?

    And secondly, of all the people recommending adoption – how many have actually adopted themselves? I’m thinking maybe not many, as there are tons of children in homes and foster families across the USA who aren’t adopted. Is is a case of “they should be given up for adoption, but someone else should adopt them because I want one of my own?”

    How many people on here have chosen to adopt an unwanted child over having a biological one of their own?
    *I’m not talking about people who can’t have their own biological children – thats a whole different question. I’m wondering about people who are able to have their own, but are in a position to adopt. Seems to me that if 100,000 abortions are carried out each day (as pro-lifers on here have told me) there aren’t 100,000 childless couples per day looking to adopt.

    Who will make up the defecit and raise these children which should theoretically be born and given up for adoption?*
    Ok, so am I getting this right? Pregnant people should give away babies, rather than not have them because babies are in high demand like a comodity? It doesn’t matter about childrens homes filled with kids, because they’re not babies, which are worth more to an adopter?

  • Ev dog:

    Hi, My cousin is 19 years old, she was raped and is now 6 weeks pregnant. She thinks that abortion is the best answer to this situation. She wants to have an abortion by the abortion pill. I know this is her decision but I am just trying to get the facts so I can explain to her that this may not be the best idea. Anyways, with the abortion pill, how does it decrease your chances of having a healthy pregnancy after? Please tell me the facts you know about the abortion pill. Thank you.

  • Lucas H:

    My friend is a licensed practitioner and is looking for a name for his clinic. He wants something that will clearly state what he does without being too harsh sounding. Any suggestions?

  • Michael C:

    im 15 and i am pregnant and i cannot bring a child into a world where i cannot raise him/her properly because, obviosly i am too young. after a long talk my boyfriend and i decided that abortion is the best way to go. but i am very scared for myself and for my little baby. i would just like to know what do they do to you when you get an abortion and what happens after? like, when will i get my period again, and what probllems can occur (bc i heard the abortion can cause infertility) and waht do they do to you.. all of it. please do not critisize me, for i realize my mistakes, i just REALLY need hellp… lots of love…

  • isk8at818:

    “Back Alley Abortions or Controlled Abortions?”

    Both, if you will.
    I was wondering what you think about the issue of Abortion. Personally, I think it’s a barbaric practice, but I want to hear your thoughts.
    “Lady if you think they are so bad, just don’t have one.” lol no, I wasn’t alive before then. But it’s interesting how you say “lady” when you’re trying to say i was born after 1979. lol
    “The death penalty’s barbaric too, but it’s legal in many states. Keep the government out of issues of life and death.” Yeah, I wonder if Roe was thinking about that in the 70′s… doubt it :/
    “It’s barbaric to force a woman to carry a 10 pound parasite for 9 months”

    Hardly any baby even reaches 10 pounds by the full term.
    Libertarian Voter, wouldn’t the fact that you are personally attacking me for asking your opinion on a subject make you a little juvenile yourself?
    Also, most abortions are carried out after 12 weeks.

    http://www.gravityteen.com/pregnancy/descriptions.cfm

    If you would, read some of those descriptions and think again about referring to opposers as “juvenile and stupid.”
    I must say it’s interesting how two members of a political party have vastly different opinions on this subject.
    foenix, if my eyes serve me right, i believe you’re the only answerer who has experienced this ultimatum firsthand. It’s good to hear your story.

  • Roar me R:

    I have been thinking about the most popular pro-choice agreement for a while now, that it is always the woman’s choice to decide what to do with her own body. I have come to my own conclusion that this argument is fundamentally flawed.

    A woman’s body is merely a storage device for a baby during pregency, while the fetus develops into an independent organism. The woman’s body is a vessel, a place for the baby to temporarily stay. The fact that the development is going on in the woman’s body does not give her permission to kill the fetus, it is a life form, not a simple object. If I walk inside someone’s house, for instance, it does not give them permission to blow my brains out. (Although some Texans think it does)

    The point I am trying to make is that the woman’s body is a temporary holding place for the baby, and she should not be able to decide if she can kill the life form she is holding.

    Please refrain from giving simple arguments such as,”You don’t have a uterus”
    Ok, I knew people like you would take whatever I said the wrong way.

    I specifically tried to say that IN RELATION TO THE BABY, the woman body is a holding device TO THE BABY!!!

    ok, did that clear everything up?

  • Harriet W:

    i am 99% abortion..the 1% is if the girl was raped

    im just CURIOUS!!! does getting an abortion hurt the women? and i dont mean when she is in her third trimester…i mean obviously..they are ripping the baby out in pieces..

    but in like the 2nd does it?
    oh and i meant

    im 99% AGAINST abortion

  • airdogspace2:

    It’s illegal to shoot someone dead, or stab someone. That’s obvious. And if you leave a baby in a car and it cooks to death, thats murder too.

    But if Abortion is murder then why is it legal?

    It makes me think that maybe abortion is really murder because it’s not really a human yet?

  • ConfusionnaJob:

    I’m about 5 and half weeks pregnant by a guy I’ve only known for a month. I’m 18 still living with my mom and don’t have a job or anything. My mom said I can’t live here if I have the baby, so I would be homeless because the father lives with his parents too. And he has a kid already and it would be hard for us supporting this baby. I know abortion is wrong and the thought of it makes me sad but I am not ready to be a mom, I can’t even take care of myself. So the best thing would be an abortion, should I do it or what should I do? Please help, very confused about everything :(

  • Scorch Delta-62:

    what do you think about it? How does our society shape our morality about abortion/stem cell research?

  • Mackenzie P:

    Is abortion is evil ? What are your thoughts on abortion ?

  • shahrukh:

    Should she tell her current boyfriend or keep it to herself? Please no moral lectures or debate over whether abortion itself is wrong or right…
    How would she bring something like that up if she decides to tell him?

  • Dr Dorian:

    i mean, it’s not like a fetus has even begun to form yet.. or has it?
    what do you think?

    thanks!

  • Michael K:

    The pluralistic American society is changing from being a “melting pot” to a “salad bowl”‘ in which all ingredients are encouraged to preserve and display their distinct individual taste and flavor. However, even though Islam is a major religion with over 1 billion followers worldwide and over 6 million in the U.S.A., some Americans still think it is a cult, some believe all Muslims are terrorists or have 4 wives.

    The ongoing crisis in the Muslim world and the misrepresentation of Islam sometimes by the media challenges us to answer questions by our non- Muslim friends about our way of life in a simple and concise language.

    What is the Islamic view on
    dating and premarital sex
    abortion
    homosexuality and AIDS
    euthanasia and suicide
    organ transplantation

  • _marky_mark_:

    So I am about 3 weeks and 6 days along. I took two tests yesterday and both took about 30 seconds to show positive. I told the “other half” of the situation… we mutally decided that we are to young and not financially resposible enough for a child, and bringing one into the world with our sitation would just be wrong. I looked it up online about the pill and was just wondering if anyone has taken it or how did it go for them. I am so stressed out and confused, just want some answers to help a very confused girl.

  • x_blind_x_gamer_x:

    My girlfriend and I were talking about it this evening and she got angry at me because I agreed with it due to the situations certain people are facing which make them go with abortion. She also got mad because I considered her having one in case she got pregnant now (not a good time to have a baby in our lives). Now, I wouldn’t want to do it, I would actually keep it, but I would think about it. Besides, they use fetuses to perform studies to help cure cancer and other diseases. No one LIKES abortion (obviously), but what are your views on it? She made me feel guilty and wrong because of what I thought. Am I a bad, heartless person for agreeing with Pro-choice?

  • Dom L:

    Alright so i checked out a book this weekend from my local church library, called The Atonement Child by Francine Rivers. As i flipped through this book, i came across something that i had never heard before.

    Birth control pills cause abortions? Please tell me that people dont honestly believe this? I’ve been on BC for almost three years, and admittedly, was upset at the thought that i might have conceived and aborted without knowing it. It also said Birth control causes fertility problems later on.
    Then, my common sense reasserted itself.

    Do some Christians actually believe this? I saw birth control referred to as Abortifacient, what does that even mean?

    I myself am a christian, and it bothers me that this is(or was) being taught to young girls and boys, or anyone for that matter.
    Edit: i’m fully aware of the difference between a miscarriage and an abortion. I was simply using the book’s way of phrasing to illustrate the things they were putting forth.

  • MexicanDude:

    Whose for abortions..

    i want your opinions
    PLEASE.
    i am against abortions…

    i just wanted to see who was pro abortion.
    thank you everybody

  • vanvark83:

    Me and my mother are having an arguement about the partial birth abortion, somebody please tell me, if it is still illegal please bc im seeing many different things on the internet and if its not then someone please help me bc im trying to explain to her, that after 16 weeks(the limit to get an abortion) that if it absolutley came down to it and it is after the 16 week period and it came down to a situation to where you absolutely had to choose between your life or having the baby, and lets say someone chose their life or it was a bad situation to where if they didnt terminate the pregnancy the mother would die, even after that 16 week period they would do it, would the not!!

  • kass9191:

    For instance, I’ve been called a hypocrite because, even though I have negative views towards, I consider myself pro-choice because what other choose to do is not my business.

    On the other side, you have pro-life people that are for the death penalty and war, both of which can result in the deaths of innocent people. Also, some religious pro-life people say that they’re only for abortion in the event of rape or incest, but, if abortion is murder in their eyes, does it make a difference whether the child was the result of rape or incest? Is a child less of a child if they’re the result of rape or incest? Hmm…
    Originata: Let me put it this way: I’d never marry a lesbian, but I’m pro gay marriage. I’d never be a vegetarian, but I don’t bash those that are. I doubt that I’d ever have an abortion, but I’m not against those that DO choose to do so. Get it?
    Michael: “pro choicers are very hypocritical…. they think that if someone kills a pregnant woman he/she should be charged with 2 counts of murder because the murderer is killing 2 people…. and yet they think abortion isnt murder and suddenly dont consider the baby another person…”

    That’s a generalization as well.

  • johnkaiser 22:

    There is misconception, that women who get abortions are promiscuous girls who have unprotected sex. But what if you have a married women who has protected sex with her husband. But condoms don’t ALWAYS work. Neither does the pill. She isn’t emotionally ready to have a baby. Would it be acceptable for her to get an abortion.

  • sarah w:

    this is very important!! the condom freakin broke after only a month after abortion and i need to know if im pregnant again :) im going to take a home pregnancy test but i need to know how accurate it will be.

  • Lachlan:

    I am doing a report on people’s opinions on abortion, who is for abortion and why?

    What is your moral code and what has led you to your viewpoint?

    Please, describe your reasons…
    Pro means: on the side that favors one side of an issue.
    Abortion means: an operation or other intervention to end a pregnancy by removing an embryo or fetus from the womb

  • slipknot0129:

    Help, I’m really desperate. I work in South Korea and I’m pregnant, about 12 weeks. Abortion is illegal here and all of my efforts over the past few weeks to find a clinic willing to perform an affordable abortion has been impossible.

    So I am taking about two weeks off to go to visit friends in Fukuoka. I know that abortion is legal and widely practiced as a form of birth control. Where can I get this done, what are the guidelines and how easy will it be since I don’t have residency in Japan?
    I desperately need to know where I can go for this medical procedure. I didn’t ask this questions for opinions on abortion. Would people be so opinionated about another person’s private choices if I were asking for say, a good clinic for breast implants?
    @ Samson then why did you bother answering? I don’t understand why people feel the need to respond with all of the judgmental rubbish and telling me how I will feel about it, don’t do it, go for adoption etc. I don’t WANT to have a child right now, adoption isn’t an option. If that’s what I wanted then I would have asked for it.
    @ Sam because most of them are religious and I don’t want to get into the same b.s. I’m dealing with these answers. I thought that on an anonymous forum that I could just get a straightforward answer and no judging me on a personal decision since I don’t know any of you from Adam. Guess I was wrong.

  • Alex:

    I am writing an open letter to everyone in the abortion debate. My goal is to promote understanding, and unite us all under a common goal. I am pro-life, but i firmly believe that pro-choicers do not want abortions to just be rampant things that a woman does every day. I believe pro-choicers want to see abortion ended just as much as pro-lifers. They just go about it a different, more indirect way (i.e. sex ed, birth control, etc.)
    What i am wondering is, what sort of misconceptions have you heard along the way?

    Pro-lifers: What are some things pro-choicers often assume about you, or the movement that you feel is untrue? How would you dispel these myths?

    Pro-choicers: What are some misconceptions about your personal beliefs, or practices that lifers assume about you based on your stance on this debate? What are some things people assume about you, that you would like to correct? How would you dispel these myths?

    Thank you all for your time. This is not an abortion debate, i am simply looking for incorrect assumptions on both sides of the debate. Please, do not say things like “the misconception that a baby isn’t a baby” or “the fact that lifers believe we’re baby factories.” Neither of those statements have any bearing on what i am asking, and will do nothing to move this forward. Please be mature, analytical, and Intelligent. Thank you.
    So, you’ve all managed to be very disappointing, and do exactly what i asked you NOT to do when answering this. What i meant by dispelling misconceptions would be things like “Myth: All pro-lifers are religious. Fact: Pro-life beliefs, just like pro-choice beliefs, know no specific religion. For some, their motives are backed by their spiritual beliefs, but for many this is an irrelevant factor, and has nothing to do with the issue at hand.”

    Something like ^That. Instead, all you have done is name-call, perpetuate more stereotypes, and generally acted like children. Very disappointing.
    DS-M: Being fair and balanced is what i was trying to do with this. How does a quote showing that i understand the pro-choice perspective, but that i just don’t agree with it mean that i’m “bringing my religion into it”? You seem to assume my religion has anything to do with my stance on abortion. It doesn’t I am Wiccan. I base my beliefs on the science of human development. Not religion.

    For one, How did i not present the other side? For two, the point of this was not to present any side. It was to dispel incorrect stereotypes of both lifers and choicers.

    Your response confuses me very much, as you seem to have misunderstood every word i wrote.
    Supa star: No, the people did not “give me what i wanted”. It has nothing to do with my “inability to form a question to get an answer i want.” It has everything to do with a persons refusal to post a response like an intelligent adult. Do not call me an idiot just because you misunderstood my question.

    I didn’t say i wanted just myths. You pasted only part of my quote. I asked for people on both sides to post things they have heard about people on their side that are not true, and how they would dispel these stereotypes. It is written very clearly, in black and white. Nothing confusing about it. I speak, and write in full sentences. Apparently that’s too advanced for some people to grasp. I can guarantee if i had said “i am pro-choice” instead of “i am pro-life”, your response to me would be much different.

  • timq3dimensionscom:

    i think abortion is killing a life

  • shahedC:

    Of the misconceptions that get made about your political party or people who are in your political party, which irritates you the most? Which do you find to be least true?

  • United:

    Just curious as to what your beliefs are on the matter.

  • Keaton:

    do you ovulate differently? i mean if you can only get pregnant during ovulation why is it so different after birth/abortion/miscarriage

  • Jason:

    I am looking for people’s personal views, but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE support and explain your answer!! I am NOT looking for a one word answer here…Try and be considerate of others who have a different opinion. You can have your own opinion, but please don’t trash others who might not agree.

    Thanks!!

  • Franklin Bluth:

    I started dating this girl about six months ago, right at the very beginning we agreed that if the birth control failed for whatever reason she’d get an abortion because we didn’t want to raise a child right now. So, yeah, now she’s pregnant, and she told me she didn’t want to get an abortion so naturally I dumped her on the spot, she lied to me from the very beginning. I don’t need a chain around my neck like a kid would be and I’ll be damned if I’m going to let this woman’s broken promise put one there. I moved to the States when I was ten and I still have citizenship in my home country. I graduate from college at the end of this semester and I guess I’m just going to have to move back with my degree and start over there.. I checked and there’s no treaty between my country and the US to enforce child support. The problem is I did kind of like her and I feel a little bad, why’s she forcing herself to raise a kid by herself like this? It’s like she doesn’t believe that I’ll actually leave her by herself, she just keeps saying she can’t get rid of it because it’s part of both of us and she’ll take me to court if she has to make me support them. I tell her I’ll leave the country first and it’s like in one ear, out the other, you know? How can I get this concept through her thick head that if she doesn’t abort she’ll be stuck with a kid, all by herself? She doesn’t really have much family support either. Save the preaching, please, my mind’s already made up, this question is for help to convince and help her.

  • Samuro:

    I would like to point out that birth control pills work in the same way Plan B does (Plan B is pretty much a larger dose). They both prevent ovulation, help prevent the sperm from reaching the egg (just in case ovulation occurs) and creates an “unfriendly environment” in the uterus to prevent any possible fertilized eggs from implanting. If you believe Plan B is a form of abortion, then you’ll have to agree that birth control pills are as well.

    So please, don’t go around telling women that Plan B is an abortion pill unless you are prepared to clarify that abortion (in your opinion) is also the prevention of a fertilized egg from implanting into the uterus. Some women may not agree and do not need to be tormented with the thought that they had an abortion when indeed they didn’t.

    Birth Control Pills
    “Contraceptive mechanisms prevent fertilization; when these fail, additional mechanisms prevent implantation…Changes to the (endometrium) lining of the uterus make it harder for the embryo to implant in uterus when it arrives.”
    http://www.contracept.org/medfaq.php

    Plan B according to the FDA
    “Plan B One-Step is not effective in terminating an existing pregnancy…Plan B One-Step is believed to act as an emergency contraceptive principally by preventing ovulation or fertilization (by altering tubal transport of sperm and/or ova). In addition, it may inhibit implantation (by altering the endometrium). It is not effective once the process of implantation has begun. [pg4]”
    http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2009/021998lbl.pdf

  • morbiusdog:

    I dont get how people can call it murder, and how people use it to justify who they will vote for this upcoming election. i want to know the peoples opinions and reasons you can justify it or unjustly dont just put thoughtless comments please.

    Obam/Biden 08
    well first off its not an unborn baby its a group of undeveloped cells… and so far only men have claimed it to be “immoral”
    Heres a bonus question for you folks: Would you rather end war or abortion

  • veemodz:

    I’m pro-choice. If they don’t want to get an abortion, just don’t.
    What’s your opinion? Please don’t say you’re for just because I am.
    I meant to say There* not here

  • Jairo:

    i’m writing a paper about abortion and i think it is considered that but i need to know for sure, please give me proof not your personal opinion thank you!!!

  • Jerosh Nagulachandran:

    When some people of faith find out I am atheist I am usually presumed to be pro-abortion. I cannot understand how that leap is made. I have always been very uncomfortable with the abortion issue, but at the same time hey what can I say to other people to change their minds about it. I know deep down it is a difficult decision for the women because my ex girlfriend went though alot upon making the decision. I hope atheist muslims and christians can come to a better understanding on issues.

  • stingerms:

    It seems that here in Y/A! there is a misconception that ALL Christians are against abortion. But clearly that isn’t the case, I’ve met several Christians who support abortion and are pro-choice. There are also atheists who are against abortion. Some also believe ALL atheists are pro-choice when there are many atheists (including me) who aren’t.

    http://www.rcrc.org/ -This is a pro-choice coalition of religious people of different religions

    http://chuckcurrie.blogs.com/chuck_currie/2004/11/can_christians_.html

    http://www.godlessprolifers.org/home.html

    The last one is a website of pro-life atheists and agnostics. It seems to me many have been duped by evangelicals into believing Christians are against abortion. When there are very different views on this matter. What do you think about the people in these websites? What do you think has fueled the stereotypes and generalizations?
    It seems some didn’t read the entire question or even visited the websites. I’m not a Christian, I’m Atheist and I’m against abortion because any way you look at it is killing. The right to your body doesn’t give you the right to destroy a new life. But where did these people get the stereotypes from?

  • Roflcopter:

    Should abortion be an option for women?

  • Dana G:

    Please feel free to explain your answers.

    1) Is abortion a religious/ moral issue only?

    2) Do you support abortions that put the mother at risk of death?

    3) Would you support an abortion that would result in a child born with a disorder that would be fatal?

    4) Would a ban on abortions prevent abortions?

    5) Could making abortion illegal give the state the power to mandate abortions if they so chose?

    6) Could the government be given authority to determine whether or not a woman will carry her pregnancy to term?

    -any other argument, for or against, are appreciated-

  • Derek:

    and I don’t want it to be judgemental. However, I am using a medium sized wooden church and I have tiny plastic babies. I plan on putting cut up plastic baby parts in a pool of blood (paint) inside the church. I will also have empty tiny baby bottles, tiny rocking horses empty, and a stork holding a bloody baby. My theme is that I am blessed that I never had to make that most difficult decision. My dilemma is that I have a family member who loves my work but she had an abortion…I don’t want to offend her but this is a project that just won’t leave me alone…I tried to make it less morbid but then I am not staying true to myself. Does anyone have any other ideas?

  • Rishabh Bajpai:

    I mean i think its fine….but lets see what all you have to say =]
    I’m pro choice
    OH AND DONT SAY THIS BECAUSE IT IS A DUMB QUSTION “what happen if your mom got an abortion…how would you feel?////” i mean come on i would not feel anything….
    also the government should not band abortion…why you ask…do you want woman dying because they took a hanger up there vagina..Or making ppl hit them in the tummy or falling down stirs

  • Michael:

    where can i find abortion percentages? like abortions due to choice 90%.. abortions due to risk of the mother 3% (by the way these are just examples.) but it needs to be a reliable website. not wiki or anything of the sort. thanks!

  • Ryan Dunn:

    What’s PAS (post abortion Syndrome)??
    and what does it mean??

  • sakyue1993:

    everyone seems to justify it by saying that at the stage of abortion the embryo is only a group of cells, and thus is not actually a person yet.

    but… most women dont find out they are pregnant until around 5 weeks pregnant (a week after missed period). this is what the embryo looks like at this point:

    http://www.i-am-pregnant.com/img/week4-embryo-and-info.jpg

    as you can see its heart, brain, eyes and spine are all already visibly forming – would you still just call this a group of cells??

    the heart is already beating by week 6!

    now correct me if im wrong but i think that abortions can take place anytime up to 12 weeks pregnant? if this is the case it looks like this:

    http://assets.babycenter.com/ims/2007/08aug/20070820/pcp_popup_fetaldev_12.jpg

    and you cant tell me thats still just a ball of cells!? even if its only 2 inches long, its just a very small baby.

    im not looking for anyone to say abortion is wrong or right, im just trying to understand the opinions of those who support it.
    is the baby at 12 weeks still just a ball of cells? if not how can we justify aborting it?

  • Harry:

    I am 17 years old. I’ll be 18 next month. I am pregnant for the second time. I already have a 15 month old daughter, who is a lot to handle. I am currently enrolled in college. My boyfriend doesn’t have a job at the moment, since he got laid off. So we have no money. But, I don’t know if abortion is the right decision. Do you think it makes me a bad person? Do you think I should have the baby and try to make it work? Please, don’t tell me thats why I should be on birth control, cause I already know I made a mistake.

    Also, how does the abortion happen? How do they do it?
    I am afraid even if I do decide to have an abortion, we won’t have the money to do it.
    Do you know of any places that do it free?
    i know : (
    i’m against it & now i’m in an awful situation.
    adoption : Has anyone had their child adopted? Won’t he or she hate me for not keeping them and keeping my daughter I already have?
    My boyfriend doesn’t really give an opinion. He just says do what you think is right. So i’m confused. I guess I should talk to a counselor. I need to do something soon cause I didn’t want to have an abortion after 10 or 11 weeks cause with my first daughter she already had hands and feet at that time. I’m seven weeks and four days pregnant.
    I’m not positive i want an abortion and i am afraid i will regret it. I’m scared of that. I just know that my family will look down at me because they look at me as the one that makes one mistake after another.

  • Jason:

    know what it does. But how Is it done/performed
    am a guy. I’m not pregnant and this section was the first one to pop up so I chose it sry. It was just a lack of knowledge
    am also against it

  • arronwrath:

    we all know the answer,so why do it , encourage it,or remain silent about it
    julie anna ..and say god has picked that person,in some way to save millions of christian souls
    do you know better than god

  • Courtney:

    If abortion was illegal what would be the penalty?
    Will L- I was raped before at the age of 12 around 50 times by my father. I got my period at age 11, so I could’ve gotten pregnant. Thankfully I didn’t, but if I did I wouldn’t have gotten an abortion. But that’s me though….
    Princess, you’re argument is flawed. Because the child would be the child of a rapist or whatever doesn’t mean that that child will become one his/herself. I am the child of a pedophile and rapist, I do not go around doing those things.
    Jenny- I am over it, just when people assume that I’ve never gone through something like this before it ticks me off. It is illegal to force anyone to have a surgery and abortion is a surgery. So yes, it’s the child’s decision, but in many states the parents and the government have to know the age to protect the child as well as other children from statutory rape. Many ab. clinics tell the young women to lie about their ages though. Anyway, I wouldn’t have because at that time I thought about what if it did happen and what would I do. So yeah, just to restate, that was my conclusion. Also the reason it all stopped was because I told my mother. My mother got us out of there and we filed a police report, etc. I’m now 22 years old, I was checked for everything. But while I was getting a pregnancy test I told my mom of how I didn’t want an abortion. She told me she was glad and would help me raise the child. So I had it pretty easy in the situation, my mom’s awesome.
    Rhea, I’m sorry to have upset you so. I felt anger towards what two people said, I thought it was understandable. I just wish people wouldn’t assume things about me or anyone. I felt by what Mike, I believe that is his name, said and how he wrote it that he was attacking me or something. I also wanted people to know about where I come from and what I dealt with in order for them not to assume that I have no experience or have never thought of actually doing it before. I wasn’t going to tell of my personal experience, I just felt like I needed to share it in order for people to understand WHY I asked this question. When it comes to the other girl, I just wanted her to know that because you get hurt doesn’t mean you will be trapped in that cycle yourself. Look, I have asked the abortion question before and though I stated my opinions on the matter I never did select a best answer. I’d prefer it that people have a choice and say in the matter themselves.
    Excuse me, his name was Will.

    I was just curious because if it was illegal than there would be a punishment for going against that law.

    Will, I guess you have strong opinions of the subject and didn’t mean to, necessarily, come off as so hateful towards me. That just tipped me over the edge. The way you said it made me want to lash back at you. Most the women in the world have been raped. Just take that into consideration please.

    And what Princess said was her opinion yes, but what is was based upon is news to me. Perhaps that is your experience in life, but all I can tell you is that it’s not always black and white. Not everyone who gets beat goes on to be a violent person. Not everyone who gets raped becomes a molester. By saying the opposite it hurts the victims of abuse even more. I felt as if I had to stand up for the other people on YA who were thinking,”What they hell is that supposed to me about me?” So I hope you understand WHY I pointed that one out.
    Please excuse the typos…
    So yeah, to assume that children of rapists will become one themselves makes to sense logically. I was understandably personally offended. But that’s ok, your opinion.
    makes no sense, not to sense

    sorry for all the typos everyone

  • Mistry:

    how much money would it case to get an abortion

  • Big Banger:

    Does it hurt to have an abortion? What does the doctor do to you to abortion your pregnancy?

  • kewlflame14:

    Is partial birth abortion legal in Australia?

  • Mistry:

    i want to know about abortion

  • Jonny:

    am against abortion , my argument will be abortion is wrong
    and it has nothing to do with christian stuff

  • andresumoza:

    I was just wondering why people are so against abortions. I understand pro-lifers views but I don’t understand why they are completely against it in certain situations.

    Are you expected to keep a child if you may be disowned or killed by your family?
    Can i just say I wasn’t asking because I am planning to have one, for people that are slyly trying to imply that.

    Second, when me saying the family might kill you, and your saying ‘That’s crazy’. I find that ignorant. I was watching a programme and a young muslim girl’s father killed her and the baby when he found out she was pregnant.

  • Nick:

    I heard when someone gets pregnant then they would get an abortion. What does that mean

  • slipknot0129:

    be the penalty? This question is ask because if the Sumpreme Court overrule Woe vs. Wade then abortion would be a crime, not just for the doctor but for the patient.

  • Joey 01:

    How far along do you have to be so you wont be able to have an abortion?
    NO NO NO…this question is not for me..i was just wondering for my best friend. No i dont agree with abortion…i got 3 kids and they have changed my life completly. Abortion is wrong in my view..but my friend made up her mind, and now all i can do i try and make her do this the right way..

  • soccermaster1:

    is abortion wrong?

  • kass9191:

    Now that I’ve got your attention.. I need help.

    I’m doing a persuasive speech on why I feel abortion should not be considered as an option.

    I feel very strongly on this, but I’m having trouble getting all my main points together.

    I do not want to do the history of it. That’s boring. Or give a laundry list of statistics.

    ALSO, I do not feel abortion should be illegal. That would just sky rocket the number of back alley abortions. But, I am still against it.

    I know that confuses some people.

    Anyways, any help would be great.

  • Denali:

    what are some of the misconceptions that people have about stem cell research 10 points!!!!!! best answer????

  • evangldbrg:

    Just what to know what your opinion is on abortion?

  • BRUTE:

    Can a vet spay a female dog when she is pregnant and kill all the puppy fetuses? This is something I’ve wondered about for a while.

    And no I do NOT have a pregnant female dog that needs an abortion! Haha.

  • opurt:

    Do you think that abortion is ‘right’?
    I think that abortion is wrong. There are many reasons that I think that abortion is wrong. For one if you don’t want a child you should not be having sex. Another thing is if you do get pregnant and don’t want the child you can always give the child up for adoption. Many people don’t realize that abortion is killing a child, a living child. You hear about people punching pregnant women in the stomach, killing the baby, and going to jail. What do doctors do? Kill the baby, and do they go to jail? No! It is there job. So does it make sense that you can kill some one if your certified but if you aren’t its wrong? Either way you are taking life. You are killing a little baby.

    What do you think?
    I think that abortion is wrong. There are many reasons that I think that abortion is wrong. For one if you don’t want a child you should not be having sex. Another thing is if you do get pregnant and don’t want the child you can always give the child up for adoption. Many people don’t realize that abortion is killing a child, a living child. You hear about people punching pregnant women in the stomach, killing the baby, and going to jail. What do doctors do? Kill the baby, and do they go to jail? No! It is there job. So does it make sense that you can kill some one if your certified but if you aren’t its wrong? Either way you are taking life. You are killing a little baby.

    What do you think?

  • SteveO:

    opinions of abortion please, thanks
    To everyone saying im trying to start controversy i wish you’d actually know why im posting this and im not trying to start a problem. why dont you get a life and stop putting others down? this is for an informative report on abortion not to “start controversy” so thanks.

  • Sergeant Pickle:

    PLEASE HELP!!!

    if they accept abortion or not and there reasons why????

  • JDOGG1122:

    how do you feel about abortion?

  • Echo:

    does the abortion pill work

  • Marshal:

    should abortion be illgegal or legal? and why?
    yes it is legal now but should it stay that way?

  • Keegan:

    I’m doing an essay on abortion and i was wondering if any state allows abortion if so which ones. thanks

  • uberfailz:

    If you get a abortion it can be hard to get pregnant?

  • nathan:

    Any arguments for abortions

  • Nick:

    What is abortion?
    What is the difference between spontaneous abortion and medical abortion?
    How does the fifth Commandment apply to abortion?

  • SKATEskum:

    Anyone know if medicaid covers abortion or how much an abortion costs?

  • Roflcopter:

    Describe to me your feelings on the true medical definition of abortions.
    Finally someone gets it. Wow I thought I was the only one.
    Yes especially if you had a miscarried your baby.

  • Agent 47:

    Can a woman have an abortion before the third trimester? If so, is it still referred to as a “partial birth abortion?” I understand that this is used as a political reference, and isn’t a medical term…

  • JOHN KAISER PHD:

    does anyone know how much an abortion would cost????
    i know this isnt right but i do think it is the best decision to make. we r both teenagers who made a big mistake and can not afford to raise this child. we both agreed to this decision. i am just wondering how much an abortion would cost, because i have no idea what i am getting into, by the way she is about a month into her pregnancy…

    any help would be greatly apperciated

    this is a place to seek answers and help people, not too ridule their lives

  • sam N:

    Do you support abortion? Please tell why.

  • MAK & CHEESE:

    Does anyone know the cost of abortion pills in NZ?
    Well apparently there are indeed pills which kill babies. And no I’m not getting one. I’m not even pregnant. I’m just curious on the price.

  • Sriram R:

    How much does an abortion cost?
    How much is the abortion pill?

  • Jerosh Nagulachandran:

    what are the after effects of taking abortion pills.

  • friendly 4:

    Do you believe in abortion???

    Why or why not!!!

    Good reasons please!!!!

  • whites are not the only racists:

    What are your opinions on abortion.. please help.

  • Vultre9:

    This is a question about which side of the fence anti-feminists are on.

    On the one hand, some anti-feminists seem to condemn all abortion – which would make them anti-abortion. In which case, would it be reasonable to assume they are also opposed to financial abortions? (i.e. when a parent can opt out of paying for their future child at some early stage of pregnancy.)

    On the other hand, some anti-feminists seem to be in favour of financial abortions, in which case, would it be reasonable to assume they are in favour of all abortions, i.e. pro-choice?

    Or is it the case that some anti-feminists are anti-abortion AND pro-financial abortion? And if so, isn’t that a little hypocritical, since financial abortions will inevitably raise the abortion rate?

    Which side of the fence are you on? And what are your thoughts in general? :-)

  • Paul M:

    I need books that are against abortion

  • Brian:

    please help me.
    i need to know how many abortions are done a year, month, week, day, hour, minute in america
    i need to know how many women have emotional complications after their abortions
    i need to know how many women wish that they hadnt gotten an abortion
    i need the websites or sources where you got the information please.
    thankyou so much!

  • Sahil:

    I am having a Socrates Seminar at my school next week and i’d like to bring the topic of Abortion into picture because it is a very debatable topic and has been debated for many years. I need a legitimate news article about abortion. One that does not tell many facts or any pros & cons. I just need an article that talks a little about abortion such as an abortion story (short).

    Thanks

  • friendly 4:

    So I was reading about self induced abortion earlier ( and I’m not pregnant, not considering abortion.) and coathanger abortion was mentioned. That sounds really, really scary. Do people still do that? If they do do they usually survive?

  • RxP DarkBox:

    Explain the term Abortion

  • stealspartansbcglobalnet:

    For homework I have to do a discursive essay on abortion.
    2 paragraphs for and 2 for against..
    Give me your views on abortion? Good and bad?
    thanks…:)

    PS. I am against abortion. Just thought I would add that. lol.

  • whitesoxfan2347:

    im writing a paper on abortion and i need to know who invented it and who invented partial abortion too

  • Larry R:

    Why do you think a woman should have a abortion, and how sometimes they abuse abortions, and what you think should happen with abortions?

  • Andrew S:

    does abortion effect the reproduction system?

  • Ssshhhh Im becoming aroused:

    What’s the difference between Birth control pills & abortion pills?
    When does a girl know she’s pregnant? I mean, how many weeks later of having sex she’ll know that she’s pregnant.
    What are pregnancy indications?
    Till how many weeks of pregnancy can abortion be done?
    Can a grown fetus be killed with medicines and with out surgery. If yes, what happens to fetus?
    What is the time gap after pregnancy confirmation can fetus be killed.
    Why abortion shouldn’t be performed after specified weeks of pregnancy?

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