Originally Posted by spacecadetglow
Pro-choice 100%. It has never made sense to me to legislate away someone else's choice. Keep your personal beliefs to yourself and don't have an abortion if you oppose, but your personal beliefs have nothing to do with my body and my fetus.
I'd say it's both a women's rights and a human rights issue. Secrets is right, the debate seems to usually gravitate towards where we draw the line. There are the fundamentalist nutters who oppose stem cell research and won't use birth control... yeah no. I think having a cutoff point is an okay compromise, but it should be a flexible thing in case there are complications involving the woman's life.
Actually, I see it more in terms of a continuous curve rather than a cutoff point - and that curve goes way beyond birth. To me, before there is sentience and the possibility of pain, any choices are valid. When you have full sentience, you get to make your own choices. Between the two, it's a tradeoff between your interests and the interests of your caretaker that's very situation-dependent - and most women do weigh both parties' interests before deciding whether to continue a pregnancy or not.
Originally Posted by ssandra
When do you believe it is a person? From the second of conception? If that is true, how do you feel about the morning after pil?
The morning-after pill prevents conception