Comments on: Abortion: After the decision http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/09/19/abortion-after-the-decision/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: verdulo http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/09/19/abortion-after-the-decision/comment-page-1/#comment-354852 Fri, 27 Sep 2013 02:38:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=42707#comment-354852 I try to look at all sides of an issue. But what really convinces me that there is nothing wrong with abortion is this. 40 million women have had abortions. A significant number of them don’t regret it. How many women have killed their newborns? You see, abortion just doesn’t “feel” wrong, and infanticide does. Even if infanticide were legal I don’t think it would happen very often. Lots of really nice caring women have abortions. How can this be, unless there’s really nothing wrong with it?

Yes, some women are emotionally distraught after an abortion. I too cried all the time after losing a child. But in my case it was an adoption that fell thru at the last minute. There can be reasons for feeling upset after an abortion that have nothing to do with whether it is murder or not.

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By: SmittenKitten http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/09/19/abortion-after-the-decision/comment-page-1/#comment-354851 Thu, 26 Sep 2013 19:34:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=42707#comment-354851 Wow. Some of these comments really highlight the issue at hand: Either you believe all women are whores and murderers, or you believe women are people who are capable of making difficult decisions about their lives and the life/well-being of potential offspring.

I applaud the courage of this article’s writer, probably knowing that it would inspire these kinds of horrific comments that you can all see here. I also applaud any women who has had to face that choice, no matter what outcome she chose. It can’t be easy.

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By: ChoiceAlways http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/09/19/abortion-after-the-decision/comment-page-1/#comment-354850 Thu, 26 Sep 2013 16:31:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=42707#comment-354850 Why are there no smiles?!?!?!

I had an abortion 16 years ago and have never looked back. Abortion is none of your concern if you aren’t the one pregnant. It’s none of your business. The decision to have an abortion is not made lightly and has lifelong impacts, that are not always negative as the antis would have you believe.

If you don’t like abortion, don’t get one. BUT you damn well better be pushing for comprehensive sex ed in the schools, handing out condoms everywhere you go, and making sure oral contraception is cheap and accessible for those who need it. You can’t be anti abortion and anti access. It’s a contradiction that is causing way too many unwanted children to suffer in the U.S.

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By: GSH10 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/09/19/abortion-after-the-decision/comment-page-1/#comment-354844 Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:39:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=42707#comment-354844 As a college student studying during Roe vs. Wade, our public speaking professor gave us the difficult assignment to take a side and defend our position. Choosing was not easy, but I went with pro-choice and struggled with that ever since.

I’ve known many women From high school age through mature adult who had abortions and not one of them is unscarred by the decision and experience.

Concerning your broad statement, “and none of them regretted their decisions,” using terms like “none” is shabby journalism and I’m being polite. Are you trying to convince yourself abortion is benign?

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By: Humanist11 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/09/19/abortion-after-the-decision/comment-page-1/#comment-354817 Mon, 23 Sep 2013 08:31:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=42707#comment-354817 The abortion issue is muddled with many variables. It depends heavily on which religion you subscribe to, what stage of life you are in, your perceived knowledge of biology and fetal development, what stage of life you are in and how far along the pregnancy is. Some women believe aborting an early term fetus is murder and will choose to give it up for abortion while others will be tormented to have the baby and then give it up to other people to raise. That is precisely why we will never agree and should be left up to the woman to decide.

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By: MikeKaplan http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/09/19/abortion-after-the-decision/comment-page-1/#comment-354816 Mon, 23 Sep 2013 06:02:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=42707#comment-354816 During my undergraduate studies, I spent two and a half years with a woman, who I loved deeply. She studied abroad during the summer between her Junior and Senior years. After visiting her parents for a week or so, she came to stay with me for two days before going abroad. She had stop taking the pill while at her parent’s, because she thought she would not need contraception while away. We discussed the situation prior to engaging in intercourse — she decided that because she had just had her period it would be fine to have unprotected sex. She did not like condoms, nor did I. We concieved a child in those 48 ours.
Upon discovering her condition, she was scared but adamant about having the child. We loved eachother and what else really mattered, right. In the weeks that followed her mother convinced her otherwise. Her family was well off — you might say rich. She had a Mazda sports convertable as a highschool girl and had attended the best schools her state offered. Though I was scared myself, i supported her decision to keep the child. I set the wheels in motion, reparing to provide for her and the coming child. I laid out a plan graduate within the following six months, find full-time employment (Iwas already working in my choosen profession part-time) and provide for her and a child. I had and have a good solid family who would help us in anyway possible. I understood that she would need to finish school and would want to seek advanced degrees. I was prepared to sacafice my ambitions to further hers, but the die had been cast before I had a chance to see her. At the end of the summer, she went home o her parents. Against the wishes of her mother, I traveled across the country to be there during the procedure and lend physical, financial and emotional support. The procedure did not take very long. She was sent out of the clinic barely able to stand, due to sedatives – i believe. She bled a considerable amount over the following 48 hours, but was not in great pain. We lived together for ten months after the abortion. Our relationship was strained. I was broken hearted and could not really accept the loss of our child. I doubt I was able to provide the emotional support she needed in this trying time. Several days a week for at least six months, I would find her in the bathroom crying. I do not believe she would say that she reretted this abortion. I did.

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By: BioStudies http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/09/19/abortion-after-the-decision/comment-page-1/#comment-354815 Mon, 23 Sep 2013 05:34:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=42707#comment-354815 psssssssssssst this article is junk.

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By: TheDigDeeper http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/09/19/abortion-after-the-decision/comment-page-1/#comment-354814 Mon, 23 Sep 2013 05:12:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=42707#comment-354814 It would be nice if the author, who beleives we need to discuss this, had some kind of idea how to discuss it.

“I just had an abortion.”
“High five!”

Even if for the sake of argument we assume that abortion is completely morally permissiable; when do you bring it up if not politically? It’s not exactly the kind of casual conversation that people have around the dinner table.

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By: PeterBarlow http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/09/19/abortion-after-the-decision/comment-page-1/#comment-354813 Mon, 23 Sep 2013 04:08:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=42707#comment-354813 I found this story very disheartening. Abortion is such a final solution, and testimony that we as a society have failed to provide the care for those among us in need.

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By: AdvocateforLife http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/09/19/abortion-after-the-decision/comment-page-1/#comment-354812 Mon, 23 Sep 2013 01:13:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=42707#comment-354812 But look at the level of pain in each of their faces. So much pain. Even in the eyes of the photographer herself (upper right). No words can cover that.

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