Abortion Debate - Pennington Gap, VA

Discuss the national Abortion Debate in Pennington Gap, VA.

When should abortion be legal?

Pennington Gap says never.
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In all cases
 
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Marah Slagle

Hendersonville, TN

#1 Jan 24, 2012
They should atleast give the baby a chance at life. If anything give it up for adoption of u dont want it/ cant take care of it!
See there nothing wrong

Jonesville, VA

#2 Jan 24, 2012
If there is a rape too a young girl or the mother life is in danger or the baby has something really bad wrong with it, where it will not make it after birth.. Plus this is a very gray area too talk about.
NEO

Salem, VA

#3 Jan 24, 2012
They will lose one or both except for abortion .Not the babys fault it is there...
Marah

Hendersonville, TN

#4 Jan 24, 2012
it was just a vote it asked me to take and asked my opinion so i gave it
I am lost

Raven, VA

#5 Jan 25, 2012
It's Murder!!!!!!!!!!
Marah

Hendersonville, TN

#6 Jan 25, 2012
Thank you Lost. I completely agree!
Blank

East Stone Gap, VA

#7 Jan 25, 2012
I think abortion should remain legal...but there are far too many of them! With birth control and personal responsibility,there should not be a fraction of them done that are currently performed.
About Time

Keyport, NJ

#8 Jan 25, 2012
Are people in this county aware that Anthoney Robbins employee and member of the local Pennington Gap Rescue Squad used to perform abortions in another state?
hahaha

Murfreesboro, TN

#9 Jan 25, 2012
What does it matter it is what it is. You people say it's murder, if that's the case then god is the biggest murderer around. He/she lets these children be conceived knowing what would come of them. You all go on about how god controls everything he can control this but lets it go. As far as these stupid girls, yes I say girls, if they would keep their legs closed they would be no need for abortion. Learn to use birth control and quit having more kids than you need. The words going to end at the end of the year anyways. enjoy the last 11 months.
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Murfreesboro, TN

#10 Jan 25, 2012
I am lost wrote:
It's Murder!!!!!!!!!!
I agree that it's wrong if you just don't want to be pregnant but there should be certain circumstances that allow it. What if you had a daughter, she was raped and ended up pregnant. Would you really make her carry that child for 9 months and every time she felt it move inside of her she would think of that night? Also depending on who raped her it could be even worse. If you could make someone go through that then you have a few things wrong with you
Jeffrey Oaks

Roanoke, VA

#11 Jan 25, 2012
only in the event of a life treatning condition to the mother or baby early on or n the event of a young child being raped or a sever mental condition.
my personal opinion

Linville, VA

#12 Jan 25, 2012
well first of all it is murder. that child did not ask to be concieved. second of all everyone of us has a purpose no matter the age, sex, color, creed, or nationality.

this is to you "HAHAHA" God is not a murderer. he does not tell these women to go and kill thier child. now i believe that God knows before hand what everyone of us will do in the next second before we do. so in my opinion, God needed these particular babies for a reason and he knew the ones that would abort them so that is why he allows the abortion to happen. because i believe that if God wanted these children on earth it would not matter when you got the abortion it would not work.

this is to Jeffrey Oaks. i have a child that is handicapped but is living life to the fullest that he can. he can not walk or talk. but he sure does love his WII. and loves to fish on the river bank, loves to flirt with girls, and absolutely loves the incredible hulk. but just because he can not speak or walk or any stuff you would think a "normal" person can do does not mean that he did not deserve a chance at life. he has a purpose.

i have been mistreated and have a child from that mistreatment but doesnt she deserve a chance at life to?

no matter if you are in good health or bad health going through labor and delivery is that closest thing a woman can get to death with out dying. so in the case of the mothers health then no one should have children because anything can go wrong at anytime. i read a book that this woman was pregnant after trying for so long and then she found out that she had cancer. the dr. told her that if she went through chemo and radiation while pregnant that it would kill the child. said that she should abort it now. but she told him that she had lived her life and if it was Gods will then she wanted her baby to live. even the father of the baby wanted her to abort it because he said he could nto stand to lose her. the dr. told her that they could wait until she was almost 8 months pregnant before starting chemo. but that the brain tumor would cause alot of problems for her. so they did guess what both mother and child survived. but if she had listened to the dr. and had an abortion that child would not have had a chance at life and the mother still would.

i am thankful that i was never faced with that problem because i would have said the same thing. i have lived my life please let my child have a chance to.

and with all the birth control out there i agree we should see alot less abortions but the sad thing is that alot of these women use abortion as birth control.

i worked in a hospital er and this woman came in having a misscarriage and she was upset and everything. we got her to an exam room and was getting her into a gown when she said that she had 2 abortions before this but she really wanted this child. i thought why this one. what was so special about this one and not the other two? i dont know if she did not believe in birth control or what but she chose the abortions and was wondering why she was miscarrying this one.

another thing it is not just the woman's responsibilty for birth control. men can get condoms as well.
my personal opinion

Linville, VA

#13 Jan 25, 2012
it is murder not matter what has happened to the female that she got pregnant
really

Washington, DC

#14 Jan 26, 2012
my personal opinion wrote:
it is murder not matter what has happened to the female that she got pregnant
I pray you never get raped by a family member but if you do you better keep the child
blah

Murfreesboro, TN

#15 Jan 26, 2012
Some people just don't get it. Bad things happen. unless it's happened to you people will not know what it's like. I agree with really that if "my personal opinion" gets raped by a family member they better keep the kid
situations like

Murfreesboro, TN

#16 Jan 26, 2012
In the situation you choose to have sex abortion shouldn't be an option. I don't know how a woman choose's murdering their own unborn baby that is innocent over other options. In my opinion that person is only thinking of themselves because you shouldn't be able to live with yourself when the choice was killing the baby over adoption. Atleast your child is alive even if someone else is raising your baby.
In the situation of rape, I don't know! You could think of it as God's plan for the baby to go to a couple that couldn't have their own and turning something horrible into good. If it was a young girl scared of giving birth then it should be an option atleast. Some women are terrified of birth so rape victims should have options.
3eyeddenim

Murfreesboro, TN

#17 Jan 26, 2012
Although I voted that abortion should be legal in all cases, I want to explain why I feel that way, especially since I highly disagree with the actual practice of abortion, particularly in the last trimester. I did not come to this decision lightly mind you.

A recent study has shown that abortions are more common (not to mention far more dangerous) in places where they are illegal. It would seem that if we want to curtail the abortion rate in this country, our best option is to keep it a safe and legal option while at the same time ensuring that men and women have access to contraceptives and birth control. We also have to make sure that women have the resources to raise a child by making sure that they have adequate medical treatment and nutrition during their pregnancy and afterward as well.

The link to that study, by the way, is here:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-573620...

Again, I am just as against the practice of abortion as anybody; however, I do not feel that it should be illegal. Making it illegal will not lead to fewer abortions. If anything, history and the demographics of foreign countries that have outlawed abortion show us it will increase the rate of abortion, and the question isn't "Are you for or against abortion?" but "When should abortion be legal?"
situations like

Murfreesboro, TN

#18 Jan 27, 2012
I don't think that making it illegal forces more people to want abortions or more people to have abortions. It may cause people to unsafely abort the pregnancy but that goes for any senario of whats legal or illegal.

People deciding abortions should be educated of better options. Most people choose abortions because of the weight gain, stretch marks, drama, or afraid of giving birth. It's not fair to deny the baby a life with loving people that can't have a children. It should be harder to abort than let your baby be with loving people. Abortions should be for victims but also be educated that something good could come of it. If they don't agree you let them do what they want. I for one believe everything and everyone is for a reason. But I can't speak for everyone else.

Since: Apr 11

Roanoke, VA

#19 Jan 27, 2012
situations like wrote:
I don't think that making it illegal forces more people to want abortions or more people to have abortions. It may cause people to unsafely abort the pregnancy but that goes for any senario of whats legal or illegal.
People deciding abortions should be educated of better options. Most people choose abortions because of the weight gain, stretch marks, drama, or afraid of giving birth. It's not fair to deny the baby a life with loving people that can't have a children. It should be harder to abort than let your baby be with loving people. Abortions should be for victims but also be educated that something good could come of it. If they don't agree you let them do what they want. I for one believe everything and everyone is for a reason. But I can't speak for everyone else.
I very much believe in a woman's right to choose. For me personally, abortion is not something I would ever have considered, but that is my choice, as it was my body.

I have never heard of anyone getting an abortion so they do not get stretch marks, or gain a few pounds while pregnant. Most women are not that flippant with a decision of this magnitude. Abortion is the last resort, not the first choice, but it again their choice and no law should be able to dictate that choice.
right2life

Roanoke, VA

#20 Jan 28, 2012
it's no different than murder. the only difference is your taking it out before it even has a chance..which is even worse. to kill is a sin. whether you believe in god or not, abortion is wrong. taking an innocent life is wrong...plain and simple.

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