Abortion Debate - Glasgow, KY

Discuss the national Abortion Debate in Glasgow, KY.

When should abortion be legal?

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In all cases
 
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OneOpinion

Glasgow, KY

#1 Jan 24, 2012
I believe in the old phraise, you play you pay. If someone is willing to go through the motions, they should be ready for the result. Hence the reason I feel it should only be an option for rape victims who are willing to convict the rapist, and when it can save a woman's life. There are far too many women who can't have children and want them, and far too babies up for adoption.
Jane

Glasgow, KY

#2 Jan 24, 2012
It's the mother's choice.
Jane

Glasgow, KY

#3 Jan 24, 2012
It's legal. No matter what people believe it's still legal. Nobody deserves to be judged or made to feel bad because they choose to have an abortion. It's a personal decision.

There's a lot of babies who never get adopted. With our planetary population a person can easily adopt here in America as well as from a foreign country. I think the argument that some women can't have babies is not relevant. It makes no difference in this matter.

What one person may choose is different than others. Still doesn't mean that any choice is a bad one. Everyone has to decide what they would do with their own pregnancy but realize that others are allowed to make that choice as well. No matter if they like it or agree with it or not, it's legal and nothing anyone says can change the law on this.
Voter

Glasgow, KY

#4 Jan 24, 2012
I don't understand how republicans always claim to be for less government then turn around and proclaim that the government has the right to tell a woman what to do with her body. Just like they are all for state rights until a state like Nebraska stands up and says we don't want the XL pipeline going through our state and dividing family farms; then it's all about what's best for the nation. Bunch of hypocrites.
truth

Glasgow, KY

#5 Jan 24, 2012
OneOpinion wrote:
I believe in the old phraise, you play you pay. If someone is willing to go through the motions, they should be ready for the result. Hence the reason I feel it should only be an option for rape victims who are willing to convict the rapist, and when it can save a woman's life.
Agreed.

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Berea

#6 Jan 24, 2012
OneOpinion wrote:
I believe in the old phraise, you play you pay. If someone is willing to go through the motions, they should be ready for the result. Hence the reason I feel it should only be an option for rape victims who are willing to convict the rapist, and when it can save a woman's life. There are far too many women who can't have children and want them, and far too babies up for adoption.
I kind of have a problem with the willing to "convict the rapist" part. Not that I don't want rapists convicted. Get these fuckknuckles off the street. The problem is what happens if a woman does report it, and reasons that they don't.
A few years ago, I went through a week long sexual assault victim's advocate course for the military. Up until around 2003, all women that reported being assaulted in the military were forced to cooperated and try to prosecute the perpetrator. It was found out that for various reasons, women (and sometimes men) wouldn't come forward to get any kind of treatment (counseling, medical, pregnancy).
The reasons were because of shame (being told they deserved it, and actually believing this), fear of repercussions toward career, and fear of their attacker.
The military started using another reporting system that allowed the victim to contact an advocate, doctor, or chaplain for help, but not for prosecution. Victims started to come forward more.
Now take into consideration that most rape victims know their attacker. Could be their boss, boyfriend, father, neighbor, or even husband.
Also at the class, we had a detective from the Louisville PD come down and talk about investigations and prosecutions. In a cut and dry case with physical and DNA evidence, the defense attorney will have no sympathy for the victim. He will drag every sexual encounter that she ever had out, he will make it seem like she was consenting, and the jury will likely buy it. Why, because we are a society that blames the victim. Especially in cases of sex. Look at some of the responses to this on other threads. In cases of date rape when alcohol is involved, there is a good chance that it may not even go to court. Juries tend to believe that a drunk women will have sex with anyone.
I don't like to think about it, but many women have a good reason not to try and take their attacker to court. Although I think that rape is definitely a good reason to terminate a pregnancy, it should be the only legal reason.
Truthful

Glasgow, KY

#7 Jan 24, 2012
It should be legal as soon as the woman finds out she is pregnant. This is a choice issue. There are way to many kids being brought into this world by families that truly can't afford it. The kid never has a chance at getting a good education and adding something to this world. Look around, try Walmart, and you will see what I mean about people adding very little if anything to this country. People just want to survive and live off welfare! The wrong people are having kids and it's sad that the educated and wealthy don't want kids so they can get ahead in life.
OneOpinion

Glasgow, KY

#8 Jan 24, 2012
Keep in mind, it takes two to create a baby, and a father has absolutely no say so in the matter until a child is breathing. So yes, having been the father of an aborted child, my opinion stands. I would have loved nothing more than to have had my child. Say it's a mother's choice if you want, but she chose to lay with me of her on free will and then murdered my baby.
OneOpinion

Glasgow, KY

#9 Jan 24, 2012
Correction to poor grammar: her own free will.

Also, for those who decided to label this as a partisan situation, I am a liberal democrat.
Planet

Columbia, KY

#10 Jan 25, 2012
They should be mandatory if you are from T ville.
not

Knob Lick, KY

#11 Jan 25, 2012
Voter wrote:
I don't understand how republicans always claim to be for less government then turn around and proclaim that the government has the right to tell a woman what to do with her body. Just like they are all for state rights until a state like Nebraska stands up and says we don't want the XL pipeline going through our state and dividing family farms; then it's all about what's best for the nation. Bunch of hypocrites.
I vote republican and personally think abortion is a great thing! It is especially good when the recipient pays for it, not I as a taxpayer. Just think how much better our world would have been had barack husseins' s1ut mother coat-hangered his black ass out of her guts. The dems like abortion because it fits their lifestyle, I like because it rids problems for taxpayers with family values. Off topic; Fck nebraska! Re-route the pipeline and give thousands of jobs to other states that want a better, solid future for our country. Democrat = welfare-foodstamp-gub'ment sheep.
Voter

Glasgow, KY

#12 Jan 25, 2012
How can you claim to be a republican and be for abortion. Pro-Life is one of the major planks in the republican platform. As a lifelong republican, I have to say we don't need people like you in the party. Vote democratic, then people can have all the abortions they want.
letmec

Knob Lick, KY

#13 Jan 25, 2012
Voter wrote:
How can you claim to be a republican and be for abortion. Pro-Life is one of the major planks in the republican platform. As a lifelong republican, I have to say we don't need people like you in the party. Vote democratic, then people can have all the abortions they want.
Who is most likely to get an abortion, a filthy crack ho or millionaire executive? Common sense ain't the strong point of you die hard repubs, huh? Mccain is/was a good example of that!lol
Yes, the republicans need folks like me in the "party".......
Voter

Glasgow, KY

#14 Jan 25, 2012
If you think women should be able to have an abortion whenever they want or people should be able to marry whoever they want, you're not a republican.
letmec

Knob Lick, KY

#15 Jan 25, 2012
Voter wrote:
If you think women should be able to have an abortion whenever they want or people should be able to marry whoever they want, you're not a republican.
Who said anything about marriage? Stay on topic. Yes, I am a republican and you are most likely a troll/idiot. Abortion for trash is a good thing and common sense. My hands ain't bloody, are yours?
Jane

Glasgow, KY

#16 Jan 25, 2012
OneOpinion wrote:
Keep in mind, it takes two to create a baby, and a father has absolutely no say so in the matter until a child is breathing. So yes, having been the father of an aborted child, my opinion stands. I would have loved nothing more than to have had my child. Say it's a mother's choice if you want, but she chose to lay with me of her on free will and then murdered my baby.
You can't be 100% sure the child was in fact yours though. There's no way to prove it. It's not murder, legally. You can think it is or whatever but legally it's not murder. Yeah it may take two and you might think men should have a say but you aren't the one who has to carry it, breast feed it, take off from work when you are too pregnant to go, take the chance on dieing during childbirth etc. And if you happen to leave mom, she has to take care of the baby by herself. Even if you pay support and keep it half of the time, etc. No father can be a mother and do for a baby what a mother must do. They can be there, as a single parent. But being a mom is WAY more involved than being a dad and they deserve the choice to ultimately be theirs. They should discuss it and take their partners wishes into consideration, but it's still their choice. If you could birth a baby, you'd probably feel the same way.
Jane

Glasgow, KY

#17 Jan 25, 2012
letmec wrote:
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Who is most likely to get an abortion, a filthy crack ho or millionaire executive? Common sense ain't the strong point of you die hard repubs, huh? Mccain is/was a good example of that!lol
Yes, the republicans need folks like me in the "party".......
If I had a million dollars it wouldn't sway my choice any more. People have abortions for reasons other than money. Many may have health problems or a drug problem. Rich people do drugs too. McCains' wife openly admitted during his campaign she was at one point addicted to pain pills. So was Rush Limbaugh and Whitney Houston and her husband have both done crack and admitted it. Not all drug addicts are filthy and MOST are just like everyone else. Just normal people with stresses or a family history of addiction and they, for whatever reason become addicted. It's a shame so many people put a stigma on drug users and women who decide to get an abortion. Where's the compassion for people who need support and people to HELP them? Choosing to have an abortion is a hard choice and people deserve compassion even if their choice is not what you or I would choose.
letmec

Knob Lick, KY

#18 Jan 25, 2012
Jane wrote:
<quoted text>If I had a million dollars it wouldn't sway my choice any more. People have abortions for reasons other than money. Many may have health problems or a drug problem. Rich people do drugs too. McCains' wife openly admitted during his campaign she was at one point addicted to pain pills. So was Rush Limbaugh and Whitney Houston and her husband have both done crack and admitted it. Not all drug addicts are filthy and MOST are just like everyone else. Just normal people with stresses or a family history of addiction and they, for whatever reason become addicted. It's a shame so many people put a stigma on drug users and women who decide to get an abortion. Where's the compassion for people who need support and people to HELP them? Choosing to have an abortion is a hard choice and people deserve compassion even if their choice is not what you or I would choose.
I was simply asking which sort would be more likely to murder a child....or adult if you want to go there?.
Drug users, same as baby killers make the decision by their bigass self to do these things. I simply choose not to involve myself with anothers fckups or problem.
truth

Glasgow, KY

#19 Jan 25, 2012
Slavery was once perfectly legal and widely accepted as well. To those who lived through it (both masters and slaves), it was simply a part of life. But to us looking back it's like "Um... how can one human being OWN another human being." That's how I feel about abortion. It's like "How can a sane and healthy parent KILL their own child? And why does everyone let them get away with it?"
SayWhat

Glasgow, KY

#20 Jan 25, 2012
You're right, I couldn't carry the child, but I guarantee there doesn't exist a woman who could take care of and raise a child any better than I could. If you're truly that sexist, maybe we should go back to the way of thinking when women weren't allowed to do what men do. Then women wouldn't even have a choice. And you're wrong, they can do dna tests on a fetus. Funny also that my daughter wasn't breast fed, she was bottle fed...and I did it the first 6 months of her life. The only thing a man can't do for a child is carry it.
Jane wrote:
<quoted text>You can't be 100% sure the child was in fact yours though. There's no way to prove it. It's not murder, legally. You can think it is or whatever but legally it's not murder. Yeah it may take two and you might think men should have a say but you aren't the one who has to carry it, breast feed it, take off from work when you are too pregnant to go, take the chance on dieing during childbirth etc. And if you happen to leave mom, she has to take care of the baby by herself. Even if you pay support and keep it half of the time, etc. No father can be a mother and do for a baby what a mother must do. They can be there, as a single parent. But being a mom is WAY more involved than being a dad and they deserve the choice to ultimately be theirs. They should discuss it and take their partners wishes into consideration, but it's still their choice. If you could birth a baby, you'd probably feel the same way.

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