Ella, I commend you for your diligence in combing through the thread to find examples of my posts...but I challenge you to find anything in any of them which contradicts any of the others.<quoted text>
Here is a sampling of exerpts from your previous posted comments:
I believe that abortion is necessarily a last resort for ANY pregnant woman whose fetus
a)threatens her life,
b)is severely/profoundly compromised, or
c)has died in utero.
This includes women in their THIRD trimester of pregnancy... but hey - usually that entails DELIVERY , not abortion.
I support women having the choice, regardless. The choice women other than myself make, is not my call.
I "feel" that the pregnant woman not only "can" but "should" be the one (and unless she's unconscious) the ONLY one, to make the decision of whether or not to attempt gestation.
I know, you are going to tell me you now have selective amnesia, right? But wait it gets better:
Now this is my favorite sampling of your exerpts:
When pregnancy no longer carries the risk of death, and/or permanent damage to one's health or well-being, AND produces no children who are subsequently abandoned, abused, exploited, ignored, molested, neglected, and/or unloved, then, and ONLY then, will the necessity for legal safe abortion be ended.
I don't care if this position seems arbitrary - once born, regardless of the circumstances, one is a person, with the right to life.
RE: post #229064
In spite of your passionately expressed belief, you chose to have children with the potential possibility that they could indeed be victims of exploitation, molestation....in our evil ladden society. This brings me to my next comment: Short of living in a eutopic society, how does one predetermine the safety of the born child while that child is in uthero?
A fetus in utero is not a born child.
Abortion (in my opinion) should be a last resort (and in my own case, it was.)
I stand by my assertion that born children have rights, that accrue to them AT BIRTH.
And the world is full of dangers, and yes, I chose to bear children anyway...but I did not abandon, abuse, exploit, ignore, molest, or neglect, my children, and I still don't. I do, however, love them. The evils of this world prohibit me from insisting that OTHER women be legally obliged to bear children....whether or not they decide to do it, is STILL not my call. Or yours. Women should have the choice to abort a pregnancy, regardless of the circumstances under which they got pregnant.
Nowhere in any of that, have I made contradictory statements, or professed an opinion upon which I was not prepared to act accordingly.
(That would be hypocrisy, by the way.)
But again - nice try.