Poll: Should Ultrasounds Be Required Before Abortions?

Feb 24, 2012 Full story: Patch.com 64

A weakened form of legislation requiring an ultrasound before an abortion is meandering its way through the Virginia Legislature, following outcry that the original bill would have required invasive ultrasounds at early stages of pregnancy.

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voicomp

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Mar 5, 2012
No, it is a waste of money in the present and, if it changes a woman's mind, the long term outcome will also probably be an ongoing drain for our society because therapy and/or jail cells are pretty high probability outcomes for unwanted children.
Jorja

Eagle Rock, VA

#22 Mar 6, 2012
Not to mention unwanted children could very well be abused-in every sense of that word. Unwanted children are usually not raised-they just grow up-no guidance-no values-no sense of right/wrong-a vicious circle.

“Let Them Live”

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#23 Mar 9, 2012
Unwanted children. How sad to call them that. Passing judgement on a child created that didn't ask to be here. Do the right thing and become responsible for your sexual choices. The reason for creation is not to be treated lightly. Be recreational, have fun, but be responsible. Unwanted children. How sad.
Jorja

Nellysford, VA

#24 Mar 11, 2012
A Baby is Life wrote:
Unwanted children. How sad to call them that. Passing judgement on a child created that didn't ask to be here. Do the right thing and become responsible for your sexual choices. The reason for creation is not to be treated lightly. Be recreational, have fun, but be responsible. Unwanted children. How sad.
If the parents do not want the child-does it not become an unwanted child? When parents do not want the child-what phrase would you use?
Yes-it is very sad but it is also reality-every woman who gets pregnant does not want to be pregnant. Every woman who gives birth does not want that child. Sad but true.
NOT

Lynchburg, VA

#25 Mar 13, 2012
imaginaryfriend wrote:
<quoted text> Pay attention! The GOP morons are attempting to outlaw birth control. No one gleefully chooses to have an abortion. Mother Nature also does it with miscarriages. Tune in to the personhood discussions. This is where birth control by the pill, shots, IUDs, etc. becomes illegal.
The GOP is not attempting to outlaw birth control. You need to read a little deeper into things. So many people read a headline or someone tells them something and they run with it. That's how we end up with selfish self serving people on all ends of politics. There's good and bad on both sides. We need to educate ourselves enough to know the difference.

Octave Chanute

Dallas, TX

#26 Mar 13, 2012
reality rob wrote:
PLEASE. some one please tell me WHY abortion is a very popular form of birth control?
It's not. Very few opt for this medical procedure. I'm sure it must be very distressing to make this choice but it's not my business or yours.
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#27 Mar 13, 2012
"Should Ultrasounds Be Required Before Abortions?"

Only for evangelicals and catholics

“Let Them Live”

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#28 Mar 16, 2012
Jorja wrote:
<quoted text>
If the parents do not want the child-does it not become an unwanted child? When parents do not want the child-what phrase would you use?
Yes-it is very sad but it is also reality-every woman who gets pregnant does not want to be pregnant. Every woman who gives birth does not want that child. Sad but true.
Very true that no one would want it. Very sad to call a human life you're created while humping FOR FUN, unwanted. You wanted to sex it up, but not be responsible for what you created. Rampant disease,'unwanted' pregnancy, spreading disease...yeah, that's sad too. Sexual responsibility is an adult thing to do. Not directed at you.

“idol of millions”

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#29 Mar 16, 2012
A Baby is Life wrote:
<quoted text>Very true that no one would want it. Very sad to call a human life you're created while humping FOR FUN, unwanted. You wanted to sex it up, but not be responsible for what you created. Rampant disease,'unwanted' pregnancy, spreading disease...yeah, that's sad too. Sexual responsibility is an adult thing to do. Not directed at you.
Too many people, they want all the fun and none of the consequences.

“idol of millions”

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#30 Mar 16, 2012
PastorBob666 wrote:
<<WOW! There are a number of folks on here that should be thankful they wasn't aborted!!>>
The world would be a better place if you were aborted. Your dad wanked in a flower pot and grew a bloomin' idiot!
<<<What constitution right? There is no right!>>
There most certainly is a constitutional right to abortion.... see Roe v. Wade.
<<< NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO MURDER!!!!>>
Legal abortion is not murder. Fetal homicide (I know you will drag out this hoary old chestnut) is an illegal abortion. Killing a fetus against the will of the mother, is another way to put it.
<<It's funny how the left resorts to name calling and insults, which means they are losing an argument. >>
You reap what you sow!
You lost the argument when you claimed there is "no constitutional right to an abortion," goober!
You also lost the argument when you claimed that legal abortion is "murder." If legal abortion was murder, then you should do your civic duty and call the police and tell them murder is going on at the local Planned Parenthood. The penalties for making false police reports in your state are severe!
Robert, do you not get enough validation in your life?
Ocean56

AOL

#31 Mar 16, 2012
PastorBob666 wrote:
<<Hi Bobby! Nice to see you,>>
Same here, Ocean!
<< I hope you and yours are doing well.>>
We're doing pretty good....
<< It's amazing -- not to mention appalling -- how many anti-choice males can't admit to their own responsibility in creating a pregnancy, but have to put all the blame on women. >>
They only know two things... the blame game and not paying child support!
Sorry it took me so long to check back here, Bobby, glad to see that you and yours are doing well. We're doing fine here too.

Regarding your last statement, that is SO true of anti-choice guys, although they try putting all the blame back on women every time.
Ocean56

AOL

#32 Mar 16, 2012
A Baby is Life wrote:
Unwanted children. How sad to call them that. Passing judgement on a child created that didn't ask to be here. Do the right thing and become responsible for your sexual choices. The reason for creation is not to be treated lightly. Be recreational, have fun, but be responsible. Unwanted children. How sad.
Actually, YOU don't get to decide what is responsible for anyone but yourself, which means you don't get to FORCE a woman to continue a pregnancy she never wanted to begin with and most likely used birth control to prevent.

Contrary to the backward religious BELIEF that "sex is for procreation only," there are many who like to have an active sex life but DON'T want pregnancy or children. NO method of birth control is 100% guaranteed against UNWANTED pregnancy, and all methods can and DO fail occasionally.

If a woman's BC fails and a pregnancy results, ONLY the woman who is pregnant decides whether to continue it or not. If she wants to abort, there's NO reason she has to be subjected to an ultrasound prior to that. Not YOUR pregnancy? Then it's not your decision, is it.
Ocean56

AOL

#33 Mar 16, 2012
NOT wrote:
The GOP is not attempting to outlaw birth control.
REALLY. You could have fooled me. If the GOP isn't trying to outlaw birth control, it sure as hell is trying to restrict women's access to it.

Repukelians are for the most part NOT in favor of women's reproductive rights, Santorum being the biggest ANTI-CHOICE candidate on that side of the election. He has PUBLICLY stated that "contraception is not okay," and that he would, if elected, support a state's right to ban all forms of contraception.

That alone makes him UNFIT to be President of the United States, and that's why neither Santorum nor ANY other repukelian candidate will ever get my vote. None of them deserve it.
Jorja

Eagle Rock, VA

#34 Mar 16, 2012
A Baby is Life wrote:
<quoted text>Very true that no one would want it. Very sad to call a human life you're created while humping FOR FUN, unwanted. You wanted to sex it up, but not be responsible for what you created. Rampant disease,'unwanted' pregnancy, spreading disease...yeah, that's sad too. Sexual responsibility is an adult thing to do. Not directed at you.
YOU can only be responsible for YOURSELF--allow others to make that same choice.
Jorja

Eagle Rock, VA

#35 Mar 16, 2012
bluestreak resurgent wrote:
<quoted text>
Too many people, they want all the fun and none of the consequences.
So? What is wrong with that? Be responsible with birth control - sex is enjoyable-

“idol of millions”

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#36 Mar 16, 2012
Jorja wrote:
<quoted text>
So? What is wrong with that? Be responsible with birth control - sex is enjoyable-
Well, like the old axiom says, you play, ya pay. That's true for everything. Get stupid and go unprotected, there's a price to pay for that. That's the problem with people these days, they think they should be immune to the consequences of their choices.
Jorja

Eagle Rock, VA

#37 Mar 16, 2012
bluestreak resurgent wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, like the old axiom says, you play, ya pay. That's true for everything. Get stupid and go unprotected, there's a price to pay for that. That's the problem with people these days, they think they should be immune to the consequences of their choices.
That's the problem with people these days
What people?

they think they should be immune to the consequences of their choices.
Who are "they?"

“idol of millions”

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#38 Mar 16, 2012
Jorja wrote:
<quoted text>
That's the problem with people these days
What people?
they think they should be immune to the consequences of their choices.
Who are "they?"
A common trait, per my observation, among the PC crowd is an affected disingenuousness. You prove the rule rather than the exception, as I think you know exactly what I'm referring to.
Jorja

Eagle Rock, VA

#39 Mar 16, 2012
bluestreak resurgent wrote:
<quoted text>
A common trait, per my observation, among the PC crowd is an affected disingenuousness. You prove the rule rather than the exception, as I think you know exactly what I'm referring to.
To pass judgment is to judge without prior knowledge. In other words it means to jump to conclusions about a person or group.

If you don't have answers-say that.

“idol of millions”

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#40 Mar 16, 2012
Jorja wrote:
<quoted text>
To pass judgment is to judge without prior knowledge. In other words it means to jump to conclusions about a person or group.
If you don't have answers-say that.
I don't jump to conclusions, the conclusions come to me. I am not passing judgement, just using a little common midwestern horse-sense.

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