Is abortion necessary in the west?
Women have been provided with all the tools necessary to control when they get pregnant. Apart from instances of rape, incest or serious medical issue, why is it needed at all?
- JohnLv 49 months agoFavourite answer
Why don't you ban masturbation too, you are killing sperm cells every time you whack it why should a fetus be treated any differently from a cell.
- ElanaLv 79 months ago
If people acted perfectly, perhaps not.
But they don't. The fact that you start listing off exceptions might be a clue. How about when women think they hare in a steady relationship and are ready to have a child and then the guy (and whatever financial support he brings) leaves?
Smart, always competent, perfectly reliable women would probably require abortion almost never.
But that's a tall order. Are you always smart, always competent and always reliable? Why do you expect women to be?
Or how about if the fetus won't even make it through gestation but will endanger the mother's life prior to dying?
Or how about if two people who aren't competent have sex with no comprehension of what taking care of a child would be like (or even that sex leads to children)?
- BillLv 79 months ago
Women having or not having tools to avoid pregnancy doesn't provide merit for women to abort. Killing your own flesh and blood is wrong no matter if birth control exists and is widely used or if birth control doesn't exist at all.
- darkvelvetrainLv 79 months ago
Of course not and each abortion is a tragedy, but in order for abortion to be no longer a consideration, alternative measures for pregnancy planning need to be in place. Whoever invents 100% effective male birth control is going to be the first trillionaire.
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- 9 months ago
Yes, of course it is, in and of itself. And even MORE so because no contraceptive is 100% effective.
You make all these posts that make it very clear you have a hard time seeing other full grown ADULTS of other religions, nationalities, races, or the other gender as even being HUMAN, but you freak out over A FETUS.(?!!!)
The ability to prevent or abort unwanted pregnancies, to self regulate our own reproduction, is pretty much the only thing that separates humans from the other animals. Other animals use tools, make war, have rules, agriculture, animal husbandry, and all the other things we think of as uniquely human, but that is the only one that's REAL (well, spaceflight, but we don't actually do very much of that, it's mostly hype).
And you would have us dispense with it because it makes YOU queasy?
FRACK, NO. And BESIDES the fact that I'm already convinced on the issue, you personally have such a terrible track record that any of your recommendations have to be looked at very, VERY skeptically.
If YOU want to go back to the savannah, shivering in the cold and dark, a-skeered of lightning and the stars, go ahead, but demanding that the rest of us go back to primitive times WITH you?
Son, that ain't gonna happen.
When the Amish Christians, Hassidic Jews, the jihadists among the Muslims, fundamentalist Hindus, and Tibetan Buddhists, can all LEGITIMATELY point at YOU as being behind the times, fella, you've got a PROBLEM.Source(s): FREE ABORTION ON DEMAND! No ifs, no ands, no buts
- Green PuffinLv 79 months ago
Like other posters have stated, contraceptives fail.
- Huh?Lv 79 months ago
Because contraceptives don't have a 100% success rate; even condoms and the Pill fail sometimes.
- Pat WoodenLv 79 months ago
Because no birth control method is 100% effective, and the most commonly used are not the most effective. Not following directions adds to failure rates. Also some women can't easily get birth control products because they can't afford them or they don't want others to know they are having sex. Some religions and controlling partners forbid that women use them.
- Anonymous9 months ago
To make overpopulation slightly less of a problem
- Anonymous9 months ago
yes I do it all the time but mostly when I use to much sugar I am doing it right now