If the purpose of outlawing abortion is to save a life, then any time abortion can save the life of the mother, it should be legal and allowed. It's heartbreaking to make it a numbers game, but if there is a sure fire way to save one life, instead of risking both, it should be taken advantage of.
In some cases, it is determined that giving birth will greatly threaten the mother. If this is detected early enough, the woman must choose what she wishes to do with her body. The decision should not be made lightly, it should have great input from her doctor, and all other options must first be considered. If there is no other option, the mother must decide what she will do.
A mother should never have to chose between her life and that of her child. However, when medical evidence can prove that the continuation of the pregnancy will place the mother's life in danger, the mother should have the legal option to abort the fetus.
If a woman's life is in danger, and she chooses to put the life of her unborn child before her own, that is her choice. It should also be her choice to put her own life before that of her unborn child. We cannot know the circumstances of her life and what her choice would be. But, it definitely should be her choice and not that of anyone else.
For the most part, if a woman carries a baby past the first trimester, then more than likely, she really wanted the child. If her life is threatened because of the pregnancy, it will be a very hard and heartbreaking decision that she will have to make. Because of this, I feel it should be legal to make this decision at any stage of the pregnancy, but only in this circumstance.
Yes, I agree that abortion should be okay at any stage in pregnancy if it means the mother's life is saved. I feel that the mother's life is always more precious than unborn child and abortion is okay at any stage if mother's life is saved. Child is unborn and when it comes to such decision mother's life should always be given priority. In some religion this is sin but I believe that mother is like a chicken and kid is an egg.
I think that every woman has the right to a choice. If she doesn't have a choice it is not fair to her! I believe that if it costs her her life she has the right to abort the child. What if the woman has other children to worry about? She has to care for them, doesn't she? Yes, a woman should have the right to abort if she would like to.
If a mother's life is in danger, a pregnancy should be able to be aborted at any stage of pregnancy. No only do you do a disservice to the parents of this child, but to the child as well if his mother dies because of the pregnancy. In many cases the child will also die. The mother should not be forced to give up her life. If it will save the life of the mother, a baby should be able to be aborted at any point.
I am a firm believer that the mother plays an essential role in the life of a child. Therefore, I don't believe any mother's life should be replaced by the life of a child. If the only option was abortion for the sake of saving the mother's life, I believe it is morally acceptable to do so. There are chances for more kids, but only one mother.
It is foolishness to call it honorable for a woman to die with a fetus that had no chance of living. If one cares about life then the main concern should be the woman's life, she has a chance at life! Why let both die, when one can live? It is apparent that the 'No' side has no respect or care for women; that a dying fetus hold more value than a woman's life. A fetus cannot exist without a woman, so why let her die too? Abortion is a medical procedure that is necessary for some women to live. I have known women who would have died if she did not have an abortion. Why should a woman die with a dying fetus and leave her husband and children behind? Is a wife and mother more replaceable than a fetus?
When the mother is pregnant and very much wants her baby, but complications develop and the doctors tell her that she could die and so could her baby, she does not want to have to make this choice, sometimes nature is cruel and forces this choice upon her. When the mother is told 3 scenarios and all the outcomes involve the baby dying and 2 of those scenarios involve both of them dying, this is not the same as abortion. A woman should have the right to choose. There are so many things that can happen in pregnancy that can be out of the mother's control, and sometimes she has to make painful decisions. Those who are against abortion have a right to feel that way, but please educate yourself first. If you don't have children, then you really don't know the things that can happen, or what a woman goes through.
In our society, we justify killing in self-defense on the theory that one cannot be forced to die so someone else can live. That is a choice that we as society are uncomfortable forcing on someone. That same principle holds true for abortion to save a mother's life. Even putting aside the issue of whether abortion involves "killing", society's values as they relate to self-defense justify such abortions.
If a woman beyond all reasonable doubt will die if she does not have an abortion, the abortion is justified. If a woman simply doesn't want the child anymore, then it is not justified. This has potential for abuse and there would need to be methods in place to prevent abuse of this kind of system.
I believe you will never fully be on one side of the fence until you are pregnant, and facing this situation head on. If a woman is not financially stable, homeless, drug addict, has a disease, she was raped, may die during birth, or simply just does NOT want a child, then that is her choice, not yours. Right now, this is a right she has, and nobody should be able to take that away. Not to mention, our population growth is peaking at one of it's highest. Also, the age for losing your virginity is becoming EXTREMELY young. I'm talkin from around 11-13. The excuse " If you're going to have sex, you should deal with the consequences" is crap. Nobody, not even people who are against abortion, is ready to have a child.
Abortion should absolutely be allowed in all circumstances to save a mother's life. It is absurd to put at risk one person's life to protect another unborn person. The option should be there for the mother to make an informed decision on the fetus within her. The government has no role or right to become involved in that decision making.
I think the mother's life should always be important and an abortion should be performed if she is at risk. As blunt as it is, the fetus is not yet a living human -- because of this, the priority should be on saving the life of the mother. The mother has feelings, is fully developed and able to make comprehensive decisions. I think that the mother should be the priority in terms of a pregnancy risking her life.
I don't support abortion under any other circumstances. But, no matter how far along the pregnancy is, if it is assaulting the mother and putting her life in jeopardy it should be stopped. Everything should be done to save the baby, though. If the mother wishes to risk her life, that's her choice. But, especially in a situation where the mom has other children, it wouldn't be beneficial for her to die.
It is wrong to kill the innocent. Babies should get a chance to live, they're destiny should not be chosen because the mother doesn't want a kid. I would understand if it affected her chances of living, but to get one because your'e not ready for a baby? No. Its called adoption!!
If the life of the mother is saved, it is possible that in the future a couple can have another child. If the mother's life is put at risk however, during the time of delivery it very may well put the child's health at risk as well. It wouldn't make sense to risk losing two lives when you can save one. The chances of a baby surviving if the mother is dying are not always guaranteed.
Just think of a man or a woman being killed for no reason. This is the same thing. You are essentially KILLING a person. If you didnt want a child, dont get involved in that stuff in the first place. God sent that person for a reason. The child didnt do anything wrong, so why kill it for no reason. If you dont want the child you gave BIRTH to, give it up for adoption. Give your child to a family that cant have children. That would be the best thing to do.
My views on abortion make it impossible for me to even consider having one. The would-be mother should have thought of the consequences before having sex. There is always a risk to the mother when becoming pregnant, and every woman should know this fact. Not only is it immoral to have an abortion, it puts a woman at risk of never being able to conceive in the future.
I would gladly put my life in God's hands if it means that my baby would have a chance to live. That child would have a life and I couldn't possibly take it. I'd be living with the guilt for the rest of my life, especially as I would love all of my children. I have no right to take it's life. I would rather let my precious baby live than live in it's place. It's not right and unborn children have rights.
We should trust God with our lives. If it's God's will that the mother or child die then who is to argue with God?
Killing an innocent child, no matter how old, is murder. America stands for justice and honor, and standing up for those who cannot defend themselves is something we should all strive to achieve. I know this is a very difficult choice, but I believe very strongly in preserving life, in defending the weak, and fighting for justice in America and if you can save the life of a child then that is something you should fight for.
Blastocysts,embryos and fetuses are human and have the right to live. Especially when they could live outside the uterus (21 weeks). Even more so when they would have a 50% chance of survival if they where to be born at this time (24 weeks). Most of all when they reach the point that doctors would consider them full term babies if they where to be delivered at this point (37 weeks).
Have you ever seen van aborted fetus or at least a picture or video of one? I find it to be the most gruesome thing I have ever seen (I didn't even see it in person! Nothing serves to justify abortion. There should be a law against abortion!
It is honorable to carry a pregnancy to term even if the mothers life is in danger. It is not fair to the innocent baby to end its life in place of the mother. This is very difficult but it is honorable and selfless to try to save the babies life even if risking the mothers. The right choices in life are seldom the easiest.
If you don't want the baby there are other people who can not have babies that might want the one you don't want. The child does not have to pay the prices of someone mistakes. I agree with "Killing an innocent child, no matter how old, is murder. America stands for justice and honor, and standing up for those who cannot defend themselves is something we should all strive to achieve."
While I agree that abortion should be a woman's choice, they should only be allowed to abort during the 1st trimester, or maybe a few weeks into the second. After that, the baby can hear and it has limbs and organs, so killing it at that age is completely unacceptable. A mother who is in jeopardy of losing her life should have already known that pregnancy could kill her, if that was the case before she got pregnant, or at least known within the first few weeks. That was a choice she should have already made.
The mother has lived her life. She has grown. It is only right her baby gets the same experience. The baby deserves to breathe sleep eat. The child should be allowed to grow up. The child could play a sport be president you never know. Yes it is sad that the mother may not see the baby grow and accomplish theses things but its what the baby deserves