How many women that you know have had an abortion?

Posted by: TBR

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Less than 10%

18 votes

10% to 25%

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More than 50%

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TBR says2015-06-18T00:21:35.9697018-05:00
The stupid filter hates percentages. Add any combo you like (if the over-reactive thing will add it!(
TBR says2015-06-18T00:30:18.2827696-05:00
Varrack -That is not probable.
Varrack says2015-06-18T00:32:39.3429177-05:00
Well then if I know some then they've never told me they've had one.
reece says2015-06-18T01:18:27.4956447-05:00
I'm the same as Varrack. I don't know. It's a topic openly not talked about.
reece says2015-06-18T01:19:44.4966113-05:00
It shouldn't be surprising for Varrack. Hes only 16.
reece says2015-06-18T02:29:50.3396055-05:00
..Not openly..*
TBR says2015-06-18T09:10:10.2417466-05:00
That is what I has hoping to get at reece. The truth is, we ALL know women who have had an abortion. If you are an adult, the chances good that a close woman friend has had an abortion. If young, the chance is high just looking in your family. Mother, aunts, etc. Calling women murders for seeking an abortion hits closer to home than you think.
TBR says2015-06-18T09:11:26.4069825-05:00
@emporer1 - You are delusional if you think that makes much difference.
emporer1 says2015-06-18T09:37:38.7978624-05:00
@TBR it is very probable. Most people where I live despise abortion unless done under special circumstances (ex. Rape resulting in pregnancy). I know a great many women who were impregnated but didn't want to be however. None of them opted for abortion. 1 of them gave the child up for adoption.
TBR says2015-06-18T09:47:25.8325585-05:00
@emporer1 - I am not trying to insult you, but challenge your reality. As close as I have been to abortion, I know that many women who get abortions are pro-life, Christians, Catholics etc. (Catholics are the leas likely) When you, a pro-life person calls women "murders", there is a low likelihood that they will talk about it.
tajshar2k says2015-06-18T09:48:37.3729353-05:00
Abortion isn't really that common among my relatives, I guess there kinda like both pro life and pro choice.
TBR says2015-06-18T09:49:21.3303367-05:00
@tajshar2k - Would you know?
tajshar2k says2015-06-18T09:51:15.3173095-05:00
Yea, I always find a way to find the latest gossips and news.
TBR says2015-06-18T10:23:21.2343805-05:00
The often cited 1:3 (its really closer to 1:4) woman will have an abortion by the time she is in her mid 40s' makes it more than likely in the group of women you know, one or more will have had an abortion.
Thegreatdebate98 says2015-06-18T11:37:10.5598636-05:00
There are many women I was quite surprised about, but many people get abortions at one point in their life (usually were much younger), and you wouldn't even know it.
TBR says2015-06-18T12:16:46.3739752-05:00
I am unsurprised at the naive response, I wonder what the reaction from the "zero" respondents would be to the knowledge that their mother, sister, wife or close female friend had an abortion.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-06-18T13:25:35.7082645-05:00
Surprised, undoubtedly. But that would still be very very few people.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-06-18T13:28:58.5121938-05:00
I wonder what the numbers look like for repeat abortions. I imagine having one abortion makes your several magnitudes more likely to do it again and again. Similar to the criminal trend (jailed once means youre 30% more likely to be jailed multiple times in your lifetime, that kind of thing).
TBR says2015-06-18T13:51:21.9857531-05:00
@FreedomBeforeEquality - Multiple abortions is not uncommon. The rough stat of 25-30% is of women who will have one or more.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-06-18T13:53:10.7464455-05:00
Oh i mean what percent dont stop at 1. That percent will be higher than the total percent that will have any at all. Thats what I mean. Repeat offenders.
TBR says2015-06-18T13:53:45.8033199-05:00
Again, what is interesting to me within this poll is the lack of knowledge. Since I have been connected with abortion my entire life, many women will be very up-front about it with me. Many is not all, that is to say, MOST still would not say outright they have when they have had an abortion. It is naive to think you don't know anyone who has one or more abortions.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-06-18T13:55:23.6372029-05:00
If you say 25-30 overall will have abortions ... Then repeaters must be somewhere around 45-50%.
TBR says2015-06-18T13:56:37.2464190-05:00
@FreedomBeforeEquality - Not that high. I have nothing to back that at the moment, but I wouldn't be surprised at 30+%
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-06-18T13:57:23.3035051-05:00
Abortion isnt an effective deterrent to creating those situations ... They keep on doing it anyway.
TBR says2015-06-18T14:00:02.1750221-05:00
I know we disagree on the subject, there is no need to bicker on this poll about that. Point is, you know someone. Chances are high better than 10% of women you know have had one. Would you use the same words like "murder" to refer to your close friend? Your wife? Mother?
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-06-18T14:13:06.0146578-05:00
They likely think it's not acceptable behavior either, hence the keeping it under wraps and such. I don't completely deny the need for it, but if going forward in your life your first abortion doesnt change you? Then theres something wrong. Theres something wrong with making this means commonplace. Theres something wrong with taking away the shame it involves. It's not something to be flaunted. It should make people uncomfortable. It should not be an easy thing to do and it shouldnt all just go away as easy as a visit to the clinic. So yes, I'd use the same words. Everyone can continue on feeling uncomfortable about coming out about it if they did and the world will be better for it.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-06-18T14:15:32.5720869-05:00
The image that it's an unacceptable practice is what needs to stand. All the technicalities and who did what behind closed doors is unimportant.
TBR says2015-06-18T14:18:22.4667685-05:00
I am also not surprised by your words like "shame" and "acceptable behavior" either.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-06-19T07:42:06.9988536-05:00
Are those bad terms to use?
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-06-19T07:48:02.9352984-05:00
Seems like bad decisions would run rampant if shame wasn't felt as a consequence, if you want to keep the choice personal that is. Otherwise there has to be some kind of physical/administrative/governmental type consequence ... And nobody wants that. I think people have the capacity to be responsible and project judgement of wrongdoers just fine on their own in this instance. So long as no ones out there physically harming these women, looking down on the practice as shameful is the least invasive way to still ensure people are doing the right thing.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-06-19T07:50:01.9967880-05:00
The sweet part is it's a solution that involves literally nothing, no intervention on yours or the governments part at all. Let people be people and it will always be frowned upon on it's own.
TBR says2015-06-21T21:20:29.2945687-05:00
I see no shame in the decision. The term "s1ut shaming" in just a inch away from what you said.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-06-22T23:21:08.8953699-05:00
Its not so much just the decision ... It's the chain of bad decisions that led to it. All unnecessary mistakes. That's what I mean when I say I have no sympathy for repeat offenders. Their lifestyle hasn't changed a bit. Even if you place the babys life less than that of anything else involved ... You've got to admit that it's rather unnecessary to get to that point in the first place. It all could have been avoided rather easily. At the very least it should not be covered by insurance and should cost 2500 to 5000 bucks per procedure. Maybe a class on human decency required by the state to waive a portion of the fee. There needs to be some kind of recourse for such a waste.

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