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HollieM110

65 months ago

Abortion - agree or disagree?
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Do you think abortion is acceptable? Do you think it shouldn't be allowed to happen? Do you think that it is necessary in todays culture? What are your opinions of it and why? Need some help for a religious education dissertation - would really appreciate your views :)
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hopej86

  65 months ago
i think that it is bad in a way because you are snuffing out a life before it has had a chance to live, also i think it reflects negatively on the persons involved both man and woman because they couldnt control themselves in the 1st place
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Rappide

  65 months ago
No, but some people feel that it is necessary due to the circumstances in which the child was conceived and sometimes, it IS necessary for health reasons. I agree that carrying the child to full term in cases of rape might be an idea, so that the child can be adopted. However, there has been news recently that less babies are being adopted in the UK. The likely reasons are that the over cautious social workers won't let babies go to people who tie their shoe laces the wrong way (Joke)
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KiltedWarrior

  65 months ago
A tricky subject, but it has to be down to individual choice, it the unborn child is suffering form of ilness or disability then there is a case for termination where the quality of life is severly reduced, or if it is the result of sexual abuse or rape. If the baby is other wise healthy then I can see no reason for aborthin unless it affects the wellbeing mental and physical of the mother.
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cynthia1111

  65 months ago
Hi there once again Holly this has to depend on the circumstances, but I do not think I could ever have brought myself round to having an abortion, I suppose if a person is raped or else they find out that there is something seriously wrong with the child I may just have considered it but otherwise I would not. People have a right to choose whether they have a baby or not but abirtion should never be used as an effective way of birth control This I find appalling Take Care cynth xx
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flemingf

  65 months ago
Yes I agree it is up to the woman what she does with her body and there are circumstances when it is not right to bring a child into the world.
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HollieM110

  65 months ago
Have been liking the opinions coming in here but thought I'd add in my own opinion for anyone that wants to know :)...
I do not agree with abortion. I believe that if you feel you are responsible enough to have sex then you should be responsible enough to have a child. We all know that if you have sex you get pregnant, not all contraceptives are 100% and therefore you need to be considering this before you start having sex. The theory, "I'll use contraception but if it gos wrong I'll abort" feels completely unacceptable to me.
I believe it is a human beings life and if I was holding a baby infront of me nobody would say kill it. If the baby I was holding was disabled. Nobody would kill it. If the baby I was holding was born by a mother that wasn't good financially or was emotionally unstable. Nobody would kill it. I disagree that the baby isn't a baby until a certain point. If the baby I was holding was missing a leg nobody would kill it - even though it hasn't fully developed.
I sympathise with women who are raped and become pregnant. This is a horrible situation and in no way would I expect the mother to bring the child up. However, if I was holding a baby and said "this baby was brought into the world but a ad who raped her and mother that didn't want ot give birth to it due to being traumatised by rape". Nobody would kill it. Art the end of the day it isn't the babies fault and without meaning to sound brash, te world is a bad place and bad things happen but its how we deal with them that shapes us.
There are always other methods instead of abortion for those that do not want a baby. There is adoption - both open and private which is a fabuloys method. For those mothers that would say I don't want the baby but I couldn't give it up for adoption I feel that it is fairly selfish and it's very similar to when people kill their partners if a divorce is happening or something. Just completely wrong. I know that I could never have an abortion, even in rape and I know that I will definitely be adopting. "If mothers don't want their children don't abort them - I'll look after them". A wise old woman said this once and I will always try to live by it.
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meggs1

  65 months ago
As lot of others have written its a very difficult and emotive subject to discuss for some people. Whilst i don't judge others (infact i have a friend who had one) i don't think abortion should be seen as a form of contraceptive. I think its very wrong how late it can be done, as there have been many cases of children being born at very early stages in their development (within current timeframes for abortions) who have survived and gone on to be healthy individuals. However, if the child was shown to have a life limiting / painful illness it should be a considered option. Also as many others have pointed out if a woman is the victim of rape she may not wish to have the child as it would be a constant reminder.
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garnetspice

  65 months ago
I disagree with abortion if someone pressures you to give up something you really want, I believe that if the woman wants to get an abortion because the baby might have a serious illness that will cause the child pain in the future I can understand it, I can also understand abortions from a bad rape experience.. It can remind the mother of what happened but it isn't the child's fault.
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swanseaturk

  65 months ago
I feel that it is a choice of the mother and no one else should try to dissuade or encourage her to have or to have not. If you need some discussion info.there is a site run by the catholic church,you may find that humanist sites can help as well.
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lollipop73

  65 months ago
i dont agree unless it is due to medical reasons or rape victims.there are contraceptives to use so people dont have to get pregnant if they dont want to.
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