Would you assist in abortions? - page 20

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   suzieq8907
    So are you saying a fertilized egg is just a fertilized egg? So when someone says they are pregnant they are not really saying that they have a baby inside them but that there is a fertlized egg or fetus inside of them? I am sorry but that is incorrect. The child inside the woman who is going in for an abortion has done nothing wrong and it is that womans job to take responsibility for her actions and i am sorry killing her baby is not very responsible.
  2. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from suzieq8907
    killing her baby is not very responsible.
    Find out her reasoning for getting it done before passing judgement, please? Thank you.
  3. by   CougRN
    Quote from suzieq8907
    So are you saying a fertilized egg is just a fertilized egg? So when someone says they are pregnant they are not really saying that they have a baby inside them but that there is a fertlized egg or fetus inside of them? I am sorry but that is incorrect. The child inside the woman who is going in for an abortion has done nothing wrong and it is that womans job to take responsibility for her actions and i am sorry killing her baby is not very responsible.
    like was stated earlier you can't tell someone there wrong. i believe it is just a fertilized egg myself. doesn't make me wrong. just my opinion.
  4. by   TDub
    "So are you saying a fertilized egg is just a fertilized egg? "




    No, we are merely saying opinion is in the eye of the beholder. Some believe the morula is a person. Some do not. No one is trying to change your position, only to point out that as the Quakers say, "Consider the possibility you may be mistaken".


    I have a somewhat unusual opinion: I do believe abortion is murder but it is the lesser of two evils.
  5. by   Mom2kids
    Quote from lady_jezebel
    Yes, I definitely would. Abortion is a personal & difficult decision, and I support choice. These women need compassion, understanding, and support. Not judgement.
    I am pro-choice and agree with word for word. (nicely put jezebel!) Everyone deserves to be cared for without judgement. Isn't that what nurses do?

    Ducking out of the way now...
  6. by   fergus51
    Quote from suzieq8907
    So are you saying a fertilized egg is just a fertilized egg? So when someone says they are pregnant they are not really saying that they have a baby inside them but that there is a fertlized egg or fetus inside of them? I am sorry but that is incorrect. The child inside the woman who is going in for an abortion has done nothing wrong and it is that womans job to take responsibility for her actions and i am sorry killing her baby is not very responsible.
    I think when someone says they are pregnant they are GOING to have a baby. I am GOING to buy a car, doesn't mean I have one. A fertilized egg has the potential to become a person in the future. It isn't a person in the present, and that's what matters as far as I am concerned. Just my personal opinion.
  7. by   deke
    My opinion is that when the egg is fertilized--right then you have a person.
    I don't see how it could be thought of any other way. Life has begun. The baby has an EKG that can be measured at 8 weeks post conception. Yes, there are certain instances where there is suffering but we must remember that we are not in control of very much at all and there is ONE that is in control. We look at this life many times, as if it is all there is, but there is eternity ahead of us all. This life is just a mist, it is here, and it is gone. It is not the end.
  8. by   TweetiePieRN
    Yes, I would.
  9. by   SunnyRn2B
    No. And as a mother I would like to say, I NEVER thought of my self as an incubator. That is a machine. Besides, realistically I KNEW what I was doing and what the consequences were when "excuse the crudity" I spread my legs.
    I got pregnant at 15. My ex mother in-law tried to talk me into an abortion.
    I did'nt do it. Thank God. I have a wonderful daughter and TWO beautiful grand children that have brought so much joy to my life. While I write this my little grandson just came into the room to see his nana. Blessed am I.
  10. by   fab4fan
    Quote from LPN2Be2004
    Yes, the Jehovah's Witness pts. refuse blood transfusions: 'it is considered dirty when leaving the body'. They also do not bank their own blood to be donated later.

    Now i called a friends, and i'm still waiting to hear what the 'rules' are about a JW nurse giving a pt. a blood transfusion. Sorry for the hijack, but that raised an interesting question in my mind.
    I already answered this, but here it is again: It is up to the individual nurse whether or not his/her conscience will permit administering blood transfusions. Some, like myself, do not have a problem with it. Others are not comfortable with it, and they will usually either work in an area where the issue doesn't come up or have co-workers who agree to change assignments with them.

    One other point...JW do not refuse blood transfusions because they are considered "dirty." There have been several threads about this issue here, and a search will provide more detailed information.

    Sorry, didn't mean to hijack.
  11. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I have a booklet right in front of me, that my ex-boyfriend's dad gave me 8 months ago, when i was asking him questions to try and better understand why blood transfusions are refused. It's quite detailed on its information for the patient.
  12. by   fab4fan
    I meant to say that it was not the primary reason transfusions are refused. My bad.
  13. by   gypsyatheart
    Quote from suzieq8907
    So are you saying a fertilized egg is just a fertilized egg? So when someone says they are pregnant they are not really saying that they have a baby inside them but that there is a fertlized egg or fetus inside of them? I am sorry but that is incorrect. The child inside the woman who is going in for an abortion has done nothing wrong and it is that womans job to take responsibility for her actions and i am sorry killing her baby is not very responsible.
    Again, sorry suzieq, but as far as I'm concerned, a fertilized egg is just that, a fertilized egg. A lot has to happen before the embryo becomes a fetus, and then for the fetus to reach viablilty. So, yeah, at first when the egg is just fertilized, it is simply a group of cells. If the mother expelled it at that time, it certainly would not be a baby. Eventually, barring unforseen circumstances, there will be a baby.
    Again, this is my opinion...I do respect how you feel.

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