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How Are They Restricting Us Now? Abortion Bans


Health & Wellness  (tags: health, family, women, abortion, deadlines, americans, government )

Nancy
- 354 days ago - thisispersonal.org
What's next in the effort to restrict abortion? Some lawmakers are trying to put women on an extreme deadline. Check out our infographic to learn more about how these bans could affect you, and sign up for updates from This Is Personal.



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Roseann D. (176)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 3:37 pm
Geez, maybe we should put them on a deadline to take a flipping p*ss or #2.. Ooops, too bad, sh*t happens
 

Alllan Yorkowitz (462)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 3:51 pm
Yes, I'm sorry, there absolutely needs to be a deadline when a woman has an abortion. Articles like this sickens me to Clinton's Presidency where he actuallly was in favor of the idiotic term "delayed contraception". .
Lawmakers are putting women on an extreme deadline? I'm sorry, it's not the law makers, it's a question right and wrong.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 5:19 pm
Thank you for shining a light on these lawmakers. (N, P, T)
 

Teresa Cowley (272)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 8:56 pm
Decisions such as personal health (for example, to abort or not) is up to the woman and (possibly) her husband-boyfriend--it should have nothing to do with politics and/or politicians.
 

David C. (29)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 11:19 pm
Thank you
 

Jeannette A. (146)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 8:29 am
Amazing... our infrastructure is falling apart, people are losing homes, children are going hungry and living on the streets, jobs aren't available for those able to work, our environment is becoming toxic, our world is endangered and all Republicans can think of is to tell women what they can't do with their bodies. Get some prospective! Our world is dying, our citizens are suffering, the middle class (so important to the health of our country) is disappearing and Republicans are fixated on denying women birth control medications. Who cares if a woman was raped? It had to be God's plan and she damn well better carry that child to full term even if it kills her or she is 10 years old. Whatever happened to common sense?!?!?
 

Elizabeth M. (64)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 4:38 pm
Thank You for posting Nancy. Noted.
 

Kat K. (56)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 6:43 pm
NO MORE RESTRICTIONS ON ABORTION RIGHTS!!! This is personal, and to hinder this in any way would be a GIANT step backwards in what has been accomplished. Fight this tooth and nail, Ladies!!! Keep your rights!!!
 

Wayne Devine (0)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 7:08 pm
I'm sorry but I don't agree that abortion is the best solution for a woman or her baby. It is a barbaric thing to do to both of them. Abortion goes against every instinct a woman has to love and protect her child. The aborted baby is disposed of as medical waste. There is no blessing and no burial. Consider the story now in the news of the abortion facility in Philadelphia- truly a house of horrors!- Not exactly the safe and legal abortion. Shouldn't a woman's rights begin in the womb? In China and India and many other countries, girls are routinely aborted in favor of male children. I have read of many women who are haunted and feel life long grief because of their abortion. I also have read of many women who are unable to conceive again after an abortion. No one condones a rape and certainly I can understand a woman's decision to abort after such a tragedy. But does an abortion undo a rape, or does it further traumatize a woman? Children are our future, adoption is a loving option and these children can also be the solution to many of the problems mentioned by another commentator- because yes they will grow up to be the next generation and the next inspiration. My heart and prayers go out to all women who have had abortions and those who are considering this option.
 

Dale O. (177)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 8:46 pm
Wayne Devine, yes there are some who regret having an abortion while there are many women who do not. It is their bodies and not your decision. When you can bear a child, then you can decide what to do with your body but telling women what to do. You say that you understand how rape can cause a woman to have an abortion but then in the next sentence you ask can an abortion 'undo' a rape. No it can't but it is a woman's decision whether or not she wishes to carry a fetus to term. Does an abortion further traumatize a woman? Sometimes but it is often far more of a trauma for a woman to be forced to carry a fetus to term and live every day with a reminder of the rape. So, your concern seems somewhat hollow. Abortion is an emotive issue but it is up to the woman involved to make a decision, not others.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (265)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 3:02 am
GO DALE
 

. (1)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 7:08 am
Abortion is every womans right and NO ONE is entitled to call for a ban.
 

Arielle S. (313)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 7:11 am
It's very simple - if you're against abortion, don't have one.
 

Dot A. (121)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 7:40 am
Women have always had to fight for every right and freedom that the men automatically are entitled to at birth. If men were to conceive rather that impregnate, their voices would speak out for the right to choose if pregnancy would be their preference. Bringing a human being into this complex world should not be a careless decision. Each new life will be stamped with the indelible emotions of which it was conceived, born, and welcomed into this world. People are entitled to be "wanted", "planned for", "accepted lovingly", and "guided by loving parents or adults acting as parent", or otherwise, their life in a difficult world is nearly unmanageable. - and for millions of people in this world, the struggle to live a comfortable, productive, fulfilling, or even acceptable life, the possibility is remote, because their delivery into life was a sad or wicked accident that they must live out. There are a few who find enough kindness to overcome, but the majority are left alone to find life overwhelmingly difficult. [some people excuse this as karma, I say that's just to ease their sense of discomfort] The majority of the male population cannot identify with the complete commitment a woman makes when a baby is conceived. Men enjoy and love their children - no doubt - but it is the woman who bears most of the physical, emotional, economic, and lifelong dedication of children. SHE must have a HER OWN choice in this life altering event. Children are entitled to be wanted, cared for, welcomed, and appreciated in this world, especially by their mothers. It is not for someone else to say that a child must be born to one woman and surrendered to anyone else.

Sometimes stopping an unwanted pregnancy is more loving than letting an unwelcome life evolve into greater tragedy, that no one can mend adequately in this material world. - the choice of lesser evil - is a loving choice.
 

Birgit W. (135)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 1:35 pm
Thanks
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 4:39 pm
There were several petitions and letters to send at the site....all signed & sent. Yesterday, I sent something similar to my state legislators, and was very glad to get a response today stating that he will absolutely stand up for women, which I believe since I recently helped vote this Dem. into office.

I will continue to insist that contraception/abortion is a matter of health care between a woman and her doctor....no one else's business. Thanks so much for posting, Nancy. Guess I sent you a green star within the past 24 hrs.....otherwise, you deserve buckets of stars!
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 6:26 pm
noted, thanks Nancy
 

Leann Huber (0)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 9:06 pm
I am very much against abortion. It is too easy to be irresponsible, then commit murder. These babies are beautiful gifts from God! Every woman who has aborted a child will have to stand before God some day and try to explain to him why she killed one of his children.
 

. (1)
Friday May 3, 2013, 1:41 am
My ex wife suffers from very high blood pressure, an abortion was the difference between her life and her death. No exceptions Leann? Will she have to beg 'god' to let her into heaven?
 

Pat A. (117)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 7:34 am
Stars to Jeannette and Dale and Dot and Lois and David - and no David I could not see your wife being refused entry into Heaven because of that, I truly couldn't - nor would she have to 'beg'! I long for the day when every child is a wanted child and no-one has to suffer because of unwanted pregnancies or for being an unwanted burden on the family finances.

An important thing to consider surely is - is this the thin end of the wedge? Will contraceptive services come under fire next? It seems likely, knowing how politician's minds work (when they work!).
 

lee e. (114)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 1:23 pm
This is a decision for the impregnated and possibly (depending on the source) the impregnator - it isn't a decision of the state - that was settled - the Constitution certainly makes the division between church and state abundantly clear, and really I can think of no other reason why this becomes an issue except for an over-stepping of church involvement!
I know of no woman (although perhaps there are some) who decides very easily that "I guess it's fine - I'll just go for an abortion in a few weeks" - I've never known a woman not having a rather distressing time coming to the decision, even at the risk of health or personal distress!
An unwanted child brought into this world is far worse than almost any blight upon a nation! We have advanced methods of taking care of these problems including the "morning after pill" - sorry if anyone objects to this sort of "abortion" - think of it more like jerking off - and all the potential babies you just killed to smithereens! - Same thing -- a bit of gelatinous matter makes very little difference as far as "life form" and life tragedy is concerned! - when you can regulate masturbation, then start thinking about interfering with a woman's difficult choices!
 

Patricia H. (470)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 3:11 am
noted
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 4:51 am
Thanks.
 

Jane H. (125)
Monday May 6, 2013, 12:13 pm
noted---ban them!
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Friday May 10, 2013, 10:36 am
Noted
 
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