Would you assist in abortions? - page 16

I am just curious. Would you ever work in an abortion clinic? Would you give pills that would cause an abortion? Thanks... Read More

  1. by   karenmcd
    I am not sure what you meant but ... if you haven't already done this then I ask that you actually plug in to your search engine "partial birth abortions" and look at what the procedure is and then tell me that you think that this is an acceptable procedure to perform on a baby and that just any person can do this. I imagine there can't be too many. Actually go to the National Right to Life site and it will give you pictures. Then tell me that this is just a normal day in nursing.
    Last edit by karenmcd on Apr 14, '04
  2. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from karenmcd
    I am not sure what you meant but ... if you haven't already done this then I ask that you actually plug in to your search engine "partial birth abortions" and look at what the procedure is and then tell me that you think that this is an acceptable procedure to perform on a baby and that just any person can do this. I imagine there can't be too many. Actually go to the National Right to Life site and it will give you pictures. Then tell me that this is just a normal day in nursing.
    As i stated in a post in another thread months ago, without getting into the details, i have been through this myself as the pt. out of life-threatening necessity. I've done plenty of research on every aspect of abortion, but i still do not hold the judgemental opinion of the people that perform them.
  3. by   CIRQL8
    I apologize - but I have not read the whole thread - just pieces.

    I stand for women's rights, but what about the right of the unborn life within??

    Even though I am against abortion (except in cases of rape, incest, and if the child will have no or little quality of life) I feel that the gov't should keep out of it. Those that will have an abortion, will have an abortion, and we can't have "back alley" abortions happening. This is a health care issue, and a very personal issue.

    I can't say it enough - I am against abortion (except as stated above) - but that is something that should be left between a woman, her doctor, and her God.

    Hopefully, everyone that works in an institution that performs abortion has the option of getting staff who are "OK" with it to do it, and those that are not will not have to.

    Give me all the "unwanted" babies. Find a family who wants kids as much as my wife an I do. Do someting, but why use abortion as birth control?? THAT is what irks me.

    Have a nice day

    -Dave
  4. by   fergus51
    Dave, nurses can not be forced to participate in abortion, don't worry about that.
  5. by   karenmcd
    Here is a question....what if Dad wants to have the baby???? and Mom does not??? Doesn't Dad have anything to say...any rights??? Can't get pregnant without sperm.... Why can't he get to chose to keep the baby he created??? Just wanted to get you thinking some more.
  6. by   Jailhouse RN
    Yes, and I have. What I don't believe in is "using abortion as a method of birthcontrol."
    The "children" I assisted could then grow up themselves and society will not have another unwanted person to deal with. I also believe in abortion when a pregnany threatens the female's life. It never was, so "never mind giving it a chance" Mother first always. How ever you have to follow your beliefs weather to work with or around abortions. Only you can do that.
  7. by   KibbsRNstudent
    a big fat NO[U]
  8. by   gypsyatheart
    Well, perhaps, "dad" should've had this discussion prior to having intercourse. It's always dumped on the woman....as soley her responsibility, but, as you point out there is a man involved. Maybe if more them started stepping up we wouldn't have so many abortions.....?
    And,I guess, when a man can carry a pregnancy, he can opt to give birth, raise and care for the child, with or without the assistance of the woman involved. Like so many women do now.


    Quote from karenmcd
    Here is a question....what if Dad wants to have the baby???? and Mom does not??? Doesn't Dad have anything to say...any rights??? Can't get pregnant without sperm.... Why can't he get to chose to keep the baby he created??? Just wanted to get you thinking some more.
  9. by   Spidey's mom
    That is exactly one of the aspects of having a sexual relationship I discuss with my sons. The fact that if they choose to indiscriminately sleep around, what happens if a child is created and the woman chooses abortion? They have no choice in the matter.

    Lots of thought needs to be taken before embarking on a sexual relationship. Do you share the same values? Is this someone you would want to be the mother of your children? And the questions I posted earlier that one of our docs gives to kids who come in for birth control. Sex has more ramifications than orgasm.

    steph
  10. by   fergus51
    Men and women are not the same. Until a man can be used as an incubator, he won't have any say over abortion.
  11. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from fergus51
    Men and women are not the same. Until a man can be used as an incubator, he won't have any say over abortion.
    Which is why I talk to my sons about their choices or lack of choices . . . . keeping their pants zipped might be a good idea all the way around. :chuckle

    steph
  12. by   fergus51
    Quote from stevielynn
    Which is why I talk to my sons about their choices or lack of choices . . . . keeping their pants zipped might be a good idea all the way around. :chuckle

    steph
    I think that's probably true 90% of the time!!! Oh, why am I telling you, a fellow OB RN? You know what I am talking about Too many people give little to no thought before creating children!
  13. by   momx2
    no way no how. there are too many couples out there longing for babies. then there are those who are blessed to be able to carry a child, they spit them out like candy, and kill them. how awful. abortion is murder.

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