enes
Introduction
Photo Albums
No photos available
No photos available
Followers
Following
Friends
Mutual Friends
No mutual friends yet
Groups
Pinned Items
Recent Activities
  •   Derek commented on this post about 1 month ago
    Another contentious subject at the moment is the US Supreme Court's decision to end the constitutional right to abortion

    Should women always have the right to choose?
    Should it only be allowed in certain circumstances (eg rape, threat to mother's health etc)
    Will this lead to the increase in back-street abortions?
    Do you think other countries will follow the US?
    • Yes, women should have the right to choose - and I agree it will lead to back street abortions and all the risks attached to those. It's yet anotherYes, women should have the right to choose - and I agree it will lead to back street abortions and all the risks attached to those. It's yet another element of control  More ...
      Reported
    • My male cousin posted this earlier
      Reported
    • This one is a very gray area with nowhere to place a line to make it black and white.

      I'm not so sure other countries will follow suit as it isThis one is a very gray area with nowhere to place a line to make it black and white.

      I'm not so sure other countries will follow suit as it is ruling guided very much by religious beliefs in America. Once God gives life, it cannot be taken away logic.

      When religion is removed from the picture it still becomes impossible to define the beginning of a life. You could argue that prior to about 23 weeks a foetus cannot survive and therefore up to that point it is the mothers choice, but then medical science is likely to reduce that time over the years. The point of Birth? Again is there really much difference between 38 weeks and 40 weeks. The child will have no memory of it's birth. The point of consciousness becomes unthinkable, as that takes child to three years old. There is simply no point to place the line.

      I think religious beliefs will always dictate this one and the world is a very long way from agreeing on that subject. While religion will dictate the laws of each country, even in an atheist world, there will still the problem of where is the line and at what point does the health and welfare of the Mother cease to take priority over the life of the child. I agree with Tracy as well that the Father should also be considered, provided of course the child is not a result of a sexual attack. That adds more problems to an already very complex problem.
        More ...
      Reported
    • I don't think it should be prohibited but on the other hand I don't think it should be available on demand without reason. Each case needsI don't think it should be prohibited but on the other hand I don't think it should be available on demand without reason. Each case needs considering carefully depending on the circumstances.
      I also agree that, if the couple are in a relationship, the father should be consulted. The mother carries the baby but it is still his child.
      Banning it completely is not the answer
        More ...
      Reported
    • Carol Andrew yes fully agree each individual case needs to be given careful consideration and all the circumstances taken into account, maybe moreCarol Andrew yes fully agree each individual case needs to be given careful consideration and all the circumstances taken into account, maybe more counselling should be provided, its a massive decision for any woman to make and once done can not be undone, but making it illegal is not the answer and will just force women to take unnecessary risks. There should always be a choice but a carefully thought out one, every women's circumstances are different. This just seems to be putting us back in the dark ages, where women have no rights or say in matters of their own health, next they will be bringing back burning witches at the stake.  More ...
      Reported
    • Carol Andrew this causes another issue as well - if the couple are no longer in a relationship, or possibly never were, and the father will haveCarol Andrew this causes another issue as well - if the couple are no longer in a relationship, or possibly never were, and the father will have nothing to do with the child should he still be involved in the decision? He won't be the one carrying the child and won't be contributing in any way to its life but it is still his baby.  More ...
      Reported
    • Hazel If the father wants nothing to do with the child then it should be the mothers decision, but if its the other way round and the mother does notHazel If the father wants nothing to do with the child then it should be the mothers decision, but if its the other way round and the mother does not want to raise the child and the father will thats a different story, she should not be permitted to abort, so, so many gray areas with this topic.  More ...
      Reported
    • Tracy Ann I agree loads of grey areas - another being if they're no longer together should he even be told. Morally, yes, but could depend on theTracy Ann I agree loads of grey areas - another being if they're no longer together should he even be told. Morally, yes, but could depend on the reason for the break up. Very complicated, but I don't think it should be a decision that is removed by law  More ...
      Reported
    • There is no correct answer to this one. Every case is different and should be considered on its own merits
      Reported
    • I have just seen my daughters latest scan, she is about 15 weeks along, and this really puts things into perspective as the scans are so clear theseI have just seen my daughters latest scan, she is about 15 weeks along, and this really puts things into perspective as the scans are so clear these days, its very obviously a real baby/little person.  More ...
      Reported
    Post is under moderation
    Stream item published successfully. Item will now be visible on your stream.
There are no activities here yet
Unable to load tooltip content.
No Internet Connection