Originally Posted by Cochonette
Having an abortion doesn't create your emotional reaction. YOU create your emotional reaction to the abortion. If women think they will be extremely sad about the abortion because they wanted the child, then they shouldn't get an abortion. If they are comfortable with an abortion and want one, I don't see why not, as long as they do it within a certain time frame. Either way, it's the woman's choice.
Also, my mom told me she wanted to abort me but my dad talked her out of it. When I first heard that when I was 13-14, I thought of course I should be anti-abortion. But the fact is that when she wanted to abort me I wasn't me yet any more than "I" was an egg or a sperm or my mom or my dad. Anyway, my childhood sucked, and I hated my mom for years. I cried when my mom told me she had wanted to abort me because I knew she was pointing at the fact that she still didn't care about me.
I disagree. if someone puts a gun to your child's head and murders him or her, you don't "create' your reaction. Reactions can and do happen spontaneously in certain situations and very often cannot be predicted.
It's very easy to claim what you (or anyone) will do or say under certain circumstances, but what actually takes place can often be very different; and even surprising. I've had emotional reactions to things before and didn't even know why I did or why I felt a particular way. It happens all the time to lots of people.
But again, if someone wants to abort their child, it's their choicer. I just believe that we should better inform everyone on the subject so that more informed decisions can be made about it.