Would you assist in abortions? - page 19

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   gypsyatheart
    Quote from suzieq8907
    It is not that I feel like abortion is murder, its the fact that it IS murder and that murder is a crime and people who commit it should and will in the end pay the price. About saving someone's life, I will be honest enough to say I am not sure what my stance on that is. I fully believe abortion is completley and totaly wrong, yet I would want to save the mother's life as well. And it would be the mothers choice whether or not to have the precedure......the question was "would you assist in an abortion" and my answer is a firm no.
    I'm sorry, suzieq....really it is "if you feel like it's murder"....it is not a "fact" that abortion is murder. Perhaps you feel that way, and I respect your opinion. Many do not feel as if abortion is murder. Again, goes back to when you believe the embryo/fetus actually becomes a "baby"...the age old debate.
    Not trying to start a debate, being totally respectful of your opinion...but that's what it is , your opinion. We all have one. It doesn't make it a "fact".
    Thank you.
  2. by   FROGGYLEGS
    To answer the question; I would not. At this time, I would not because I wouldn't be 100% comfortable with assisting. Because I don't feel that I can judge abortion to be ethical or not I wouldn't assist. I would be afraid that I would feel very badly about it afterwards and not be able to take it back.

    I feel like my opinion on the subject goes both ways in some instances I feel like the baby should be given a chance at life and put up for adoption. On the other hand I can not see forcing a very young child, or victim of rape or incest to give birth to a child resulting from those crimes.
  3. by   sbic56
    It's interesting how when people have very strong opinions on something they sometimes mistakenly refer to them as fact, like somehow their insistance makes it so!
  4. by   TDub
    Exactly sbic56 and moondancer---I think a lot of people are mistaken that way. I tell my students in lecture "This is my opinion, it may not be the truth." That confuses them until they work it out.



    "I feel like my opinion on the subject goes both ways in some instances I feel like the baby should be given a chance at life and put up for adoption. On the other hand I can not see forcing a very young child, or victim of rape or incest to give birth to a child resulting from those crimes." ------>


    FROGGYLEGS, someone (I've now forgotten who) said a true mark of intelligence was to be able to hold 2 opposite viewpoints in your mind at the same time.
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from sbic56
    It's interesting how when people have very strong opinions on something they sometimes mistakenly refer to them as fact, like somehow their insistance makes it so!

    Isn't it though?
  6. by   purplemania
    no, unless the fetus was grossly abnormal or the mother's life was threatened. When people talk about choice they forget that the main person involved is not given any choices.
  7. by   Jaaaman
    When people talk about choice they forget that the main person involved is not given any choices.
    Good point.
  8. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I ask again: who IS the "main person" you mention?

    Seems to me, there are TWO people (at least) MEDICALLY involved in a pregnancy. (Not to mention, emotionally, at least the father of a baby). WHO TAKES PRECEDENCE IN THE MEDICAL ASPECT OF PREGNANCY, who is "the main person"? I guess that would be the hot-button question of the day, huh?????
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Apr 30, '04
  9. by   Jaaaman
    The "main person" referred to here is the fetus. (i.e. the fetus is not given any choice of whether it is aborted or not.)
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    When the mother's life is threatened, then who's the main person in THAT situation?
  11. by   fergus51
    Quote from Jaaaman
    The "main person" referred to here is the fetus. (i.e. the fetus is not given any choice of whether it is aborted or not.)
    And if you believe it's a person, that's a good point. If like me, you don't, it really isn't. That's the heart of the issue isn't it?
  12. by   Jaaaman
    Quote from fergus51
    And if you believe it's a person, that's a good point. If like me, you don't, it really isn't. That's the heart of the issue isn't it?
    When someone tells me the good news of their pregnancy, I believe that there is a life in the womb of that individual. I don't see it as some little ball of cells with no life; that will become a formed person in short time. I believe the fetus is a person.
  13. by   gypsyatheart
    Quote from fergus51
    And if you believe it's a person, that's a good point. If like me, you don't, it really isn't. That's the heart of the issue isn't it?

    You hit the nail on the head fergus, like I said earlier, everyone has an opinion, doesn't make it a "fact".

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