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LimeGreenLovexX
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After much thought, I've decided to ask this question before I decide if I'm going to continue responding to abortion/political related posts. I want your opinion on whether or not I just need to keep my mouth shut.

I'm pro-life. I suppose some of you are thinking that I'm cold, heartless, don't understand your situation, ect. I guess I just want to let people know what pro-life means to me, because I'm mostly seeing people saying their pro-choice(which they have EVERY right to be, and I'm absolutely not trying to judge anyone.) and why their pro-choice. I love that I have access to peoples opinions, but I hope that maybe you guys can understand that I'm not trying to judge you or that I disrespect you if you are pro-choice.

To me, pro-life is the belief or idea that babies are human beings. It's also the idea that sometimes it's the answer. I'm more inclined to say that I'm pro-life because I'm saddened that some people use abortion as a form of birth control. I know that most people who get abortions do not believe that way, but I hope you guys understand what I'm saying. I don't, however, believe it should be illegal. I just hope you guys understand what I'm trying to say.

I would also like to know how many of you guys who are pro-choice also advocate for partial birth abortion. I'm just curious.

Again, I hope no one takes this the wrong way or anything. I respect each and every one of you guys and hope that I haven't offended you.

-Hannah

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Hannah, I'm going to have to close this thread.

Scarleteen is a pro-choice organization. While we respect differing opinions and help everyone regardless of their own views, we are not going to engage in debates about abortion.

Not only is this simply something where we do not see room for discussion, it's also something that can get heated very quickly, and we do not want to invite any comments on this board that could potentially make others feel unsafe.


It does sound to me like you could do with some clarification about what abortion is and isn't (for example, "partial birth abortion" is not a medical term at all, but something used by people who are anti-choice to create confusion), so I am going to link you to an article that may help:
http://www.scarleteen.com/blog/heather_corinna/2009/06/09/how_to_unpack_for_a_real_discussion_about_abortion

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