Abortion Debate - Somerset, KY

Discuss the national Abortion Debate in Somerset, KY.

When should abortion be legal?

Somerset says only in exceptions.
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#2 Jan 26, 2012
Difficult issue. But the bottom line is how far can we go toward controlling another person's body? Also, the dividing line between a "person" and "some cells" is fuzzy, by nature. Appeals to religion are useless as they are not provable, but biology is pretty clear. I would say there are some cases where it should not be an option, but most cases should be the choice of the woman involved.

Also, we should recognize that this issue is a tool used to shore up voting support. Whether you vote one way or another the actual laws do not change very much. It is just a hot button issue meant to fire up the base.

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#3 Jan 26, 2012
I'm not usually for making laws that take away peoples right to make choices. So I say the law on abortion is as it should be. I don't personally believe in abortion unless it's rape or the mothers life depends on it. But I don't feel there should be laws against it. Its up to me as a parent to teach my kids my values(which I have tried hard to do) and hope that they live by them. I guess my feeling on abortion are because I'm a man. My kids are everything to me even when they were still in my wife's belly. It would really mess me up if someone ever aborted a baby on me. I understand though that some men just turn their backs on women and they feel that they can't handle it alone so I can't judge them. But i'm also sure there are case where the man has no choice in the matter and its done against his will. there is really no hope of a fix all law for this. I would just say give me the little buggers. I like kids they are funny and make me laugh.
flake

Addison, IL

#4 Jan 26, 2012
In high school I used to perform abortions out in the parking lot in my van for xtra money. I was careful and very sterile and had many satisfied clients, sometimes same girl twice. I am now a practicing md and sometimes I look back and wonder if I did the right thing. But anywho that's water under bridge now.
Paul Revere

London, KY

#5 Jan 27, 2012
flake wrote:
In high school I used to perform abortions out in the parking lot in my van for xtra money. I was careful and very sterile and had many satisfied clients, sometimes same girl twice. I am now a practicing md and sometimes I look back and wonder if I did the right thing. But anywho that's water under bridge now.
Too bad you couldn't have practiced on yourself huh?
Paul Revere

London, KY

#6 Jan 27, 2012
Life is life. Innocent life is just that. Never heard of a fetus not becoming a child, even if it was stillborn, it was alive at some point. Rationalize it anyway you like but, to end an innocent life in the womb is still murder.
Pro-abotionist are right about one thing...it is a woman's right to choose. They can choose life or death.
Oh the Irony

Big Creek, KY

#7 Jan 27, 2012
It is not my choice to make, but the choice of the individual choosing what is right for themselves.

As a man, I can not decide what a woman does with her body or the fetus within her.

I do believe they should have the option to abort, but I personally feel that there should be time restraints to how far along a pregnancy can go with the option of termination.
jjcc11

Somerset, KY

#8 Jan 27, 2012
It is not your body to make a decision for.

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#9 Jan 27, 2012
If a women can abort against a mans will, then a man should be able to legally request an abortion. Should the women refuse then he should be relieved of all responsibility. I mean that only seems fair to me. Just because women carries a child does not mean its not just as much a part of the father. I believe that if the man request the baby and relieves the mother of responsibility she should not be able to abort. He plays he pays, so says the laws. She plays she pays. How is that not fair?

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#10 Jan 27, 2012
Was for it then I read that even as the father of the child that its not their body to make that decision. There is now way that is fair. So I say never a father should never has his child taken from him against his will

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#11 Jan 27, 2012
Oh the Irony wrote:
It is not my choice to make, but the choice of the individual choosing what is right for themselves.

As a man, I can not decide what a woman does with her body or the fetus within her.

I do believe they should have the option to abort, but I personally feel that there should be time restraints to how far along a pregnancy can go with the option of termination.
I agree 100%.
Oh the Irony

Bulan, KY

#12 Jan 27, 2012
There are so many variables to the abortion issue that there is often a line where even pro-lifer's agree that an abortion is needed to save the life of the mother.

I think the real issue is the issue of choice, not the issue of abortion for most of us.

Should a woman have the right to choose to abort an otherwise healthy fetus? Like I have said, that is a woman's choice and I don't pretend to know the inner workings of the female mind. I'm just not THAT smart. ;-).

If I were a woman, I don't think I could have an abortion. That's just me. I do respect the choices of others to make that difficult choice for themselves though. If I were a meth addict, there is no way I could have a child and submit them to being born with an addiction. Then again, meth-heads are not known for their reason and logic.

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#13 Jan 28, 2012
I think one of the big issues is in how we define what is a person and what isn't. For most religious people the line seems clear to them. Once conceived, it is a person and abortion is murder. If I believed as they do, that God puts a soul into the zygote, then I'd agree with them.

But I don't believe in God, nor do I believe in souls. The process is much more complex than that. A zygote has absolutely no characteristics that make it a person other than it's POTENTIAL to become a person. If you have an abortion very early in your pregnancy then there isn't even the potential for any suffering. Suffering, for me, is a key benchmark of what is right and wrong. A zygote cannot suffer, so an abortion at the earliest stage cannot be harmful to it.

But as it grows it becomes increasingly complex and eventually develops the ability to feel pain, as I understand it. At some point in that process, in my opinion, you have to consider the suffering of the unborn into the argument. This is tricky. I'm pro-choice, and I'm a man. I have no dog in the fight when it comes to individuals' choices. But the whole thing does give me reason to contemplate, especially since, as a voter, I do have some power over whether or not it is legal.

For the record, I oppose measures to limit or ban abortion. But that does not mean I favor abortion or that my mind is completely fixed about it. I'm just playing it safe in coming down on the side of the mothers because so many of them are children themselves.

It takes a real jerk to tell a child they have to bear a child.
THF

Somerset, KY

#14 Jan 28, 2012
It is not a choice. It is a child.
Bad

Philadelphia, PA

#15 Jan 29, 2012
A woman's body is just that. Nobody should be able to dictate what she does with it.

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#16 Jan 30, 2012
The bible is surprisingly pro abortion if you look past the "thou shall not murder" everyone likes to scream. There is plenty of murder in the bible so if someone feels like me quoting scripture then I can do it. God has done more abortions than man has. Well thats what your bible says anyway.

Lesson Learned 1

London, KY

#17 Feb 14, 2012
This is something that would have to be taken situation per situation. It takes two people to concieve, it should take two people to make the decision. But when the male steps away from the picture and decides he doesn't want to be a parent, that bans him from any decision making and then it's all in the woman's hands and her body, isn't it?

Then she has to decide on severial things,

1]Is she ready to be the mother the child needs and deserves and is she willing to put 100% of her time into working, raising this child, being both parents to this child because more than likely that baby will never see that deadbeat dad and he will be grown before they ever recieve a dime in any form of child support and being labeled a leg spreader by others because the man has failed to help raise his child and she has had to resort to applying for government aide.

2] How old is she, will she have support raising the child if she is a child herself? No 14yr. should ever have to raise a baby on their own.

3] Will this baby have a life or will it be beat, abused, treated so bad that it's life is altered when it becomes an adult? A monster who does this to a child should not be allowed to have a baby.

4] The mother's health.

5] What ever others think or believe is right for them.
Craziness

United States

#18 Feb 14, 2012
Never...May God Bless!!
Easy

Somerset, KY

#19 Feb 14, 2012
When the government begins putting one's "date of conception" on their drivers' licences, I'll become anti-choice.

... or maybe when we start singing "Happy Conception Day" at our kids' parties.

... or when Bible-thumpers start celebrating Xmas on March 25th.
Yup

Somerset, KY

#21 Feb 14, 2012
DannyGloverlover wrote:
Dump babies in the dumpster?
Well, sure ... I mean, when a woman isn't allowed to make her own reproductive decisions, then yes ... that is Plan B for many of 'em.

If the righties keep chipping away at Roe v. Wade, those dumpsters could get pretty smelly in the summers.

Be careful what you wish for, scripture-thumpers.
Melissa

Somerset, KY

#22 Feb 14, 2012
We are created by God and He knows us even before we are conceived. We are His children. He doesn't make mistakes! Abortion is murder!

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