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  •  Because they suck (5+ / 0-)

    Abortions hurt. A lot - much less than a ruptured appendix, less than giving birth, somewhat more than a broken bone. They're not fun, and there's a risk (though very slight in the first few weeks) of hemorrhage or other complications. An abortion can mean missed days of work (and thus lost income). And it can be impossible to conceal from a parent or a controlling or abusive partner. Also, having an abortion means spending some time being pregnant, which is also not fun.

    You don't have to think abortion is murder to understand that it would be nice to reduce the need for them.

    Every horror committed by man begins with the lie that some man is not a man. - Jyrinx

    by kyril on Wed Apr 28, 2010 at 08:17:06 AM PDT

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    •  No they don't SUCK! (2+ / 0-)
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      Tonedevil, Mrs M

      If a woman wants an abortion she should not have to listen to this kind of nonsense. Do you think women need to be told by you that having an abortion is uncomfortable. Look there are circumstances where a woman and her doctor decide to have an abortion. There is absolutely no need or purpose in telling her we want to have fewer abortions it.

      Disabled Viet Vet ret. My snark is worse than my bite

      by eddieb061345 on Wed Apr 28, 2010 at 08:57:51 AM PDT

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      •  They do suck (2+ / 0-)
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        elmo, Susan G in MN

        As someone who's had one I'm entitled to say so.

        I'm not trying to discourage anyone from having one - anyone who's already in a position to need one has to choose between pain now and pain later, so the thought of it being painful isn't going to dissuade them. But anyone who doesn't already need one would be well advised to try as hard as they can not to ever need one.

        Every horror committed by man begins with the lie that some man is not a man. - Jyrinx

        by kyril on Wed Apr 28, 2010 at 10:25:47 AM PDT

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      •  BTW, I'm guessing from your UID and sig (1+ / 0-)
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        elmo

        that you're biologically male, which is fine, the world need more men supporting abortion rights. But it would be nice if you didn't argue with female-bodied people (who are on your side) when we say things from personal experience.

        As a trans guy I have an odd perspective. I really wish I had never been in a position to need an abortion...actually, I wish I'd never been in the position to be biologically capable of needing one. But that's life, I have that experience, and I'm telling you right now, it sucks.

        Every horror committed by man begins with the lie that some man is not a man. - Jyrinx

        by kyril on Wed Apr 28, 2010 at 10:31:32 AM PDT

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