Informal discussion with all the pro choice nurses out there...

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    I'm just taking an informal poll to see how many pro-choice nurses there are out there. I am curious how many replies I get.

    I don't want to hear your pro-life viewpoint, you are not going to change my mind. I was abused and threatened by a pro-life celebrity and his fan boys all day on twitter yesterday. I'm in no mood to hear your opinions. I heard every crazy opinion imaginable. He even called me a baby hater and a murderer (even though I've never had an abortion). Worst part is, I like the show he was on. Oh well.

    Why are you pro-choice? What is your argument? What do you think about what's going on in Texas?
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    Pro-choice here, always have been (since the pre-Roe days), and always will be.
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    My grandmother was a lifelong member of NARAL. She lost one of her best friends in the 1950s to an illegal abortion. Sepsis. I cried yesterday when they called her a liar. I shouldn't have let the trolls get to me.
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    Quote from sarahbellum
    I shouldn't have let the trolls get to me.
    ^^ That. Best wishes ...
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    Moving to the Break Room.
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    I am pro-choice. My belief is that life starts as the Bible says, with the breath of life. There are many situations that I see that might be reasons for a woman to consider termination.

    I think the government, specifically legislators, need to keep out of health care decisions. Many of them have opened their mouths and proved they do not know what they are talking about and therefore have been making uninformed decisions.

    Medical, and specifically surgical decisions, need to be made between the patient and the doctor. I do not believe we need to have laws as to what procedures can and cannot be done when these laws are written and passed with poor if any understanding of the subject matter.
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    Quote from sarahbellum
    My grandmother was a lifelong member of NARAL. She lost one of her best friends in the 1950s to an illegal abortion. Sepsis. I cried yesterday when they called her a liar. I shouldn't have let the trolls get to me.
    ((HUGS))remember you don't know these folks....who cares what they think.

    This is one of those polarizing subjects and you will have pro-life nurses as well. Personally, I am pro-choice but against late term/partial birth unless medically necessary.

    I'm with AKY
    aknottedyarn I am pro-choice. My belief is that life starts as the Bible says, with the breath of life. There are many situations that I see that might be reasons for a woman to consider termination.

    I think the government, specifically legislators, need to keep out of health care decisions. Many of them have opened their mouths and proved they do not know what they are talking about and therefore have been making uninformed decisions.

    Medical, and specifically surgical decisions, need to be made between the patient and the doctor. I do not believe we need to have laws as to what procedures can and cannot be done when these laws are written and passed with poor if any understanding of the subject matter.

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    Quote from aknottedyarn

    I think the government, specifically legislators, need to keep out of health care decisions. Many of them have opened their mouths and proved they do not know what they are talking about and therefore have been making uninformed decisions.

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    Does this include politicians like Mayor Bloomburg and others who want to control what we eat or what we don't?
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    The subject was a question for those who are pro-choice. The question is a good one, I think. Why are people who are pro-choice; Pro- choice?

    Actually I think we have the names all mixed up. All of the people I know who believe in a woman's right to choose also believe in support of life throughout the life span. This includes support with WIC program, SNAP, job training, child care assistance and a living wage. They are also anti death penalty, and against money for corporations than takes food from children, the elderly and inform. To me this sounds like pro-life, not pro-fetus, or as some have called it, pro pre-birth.

    If we limit the discussion to pro abortion there are still many facets that people can and cannot agree about. Some will argue only for the life of the mother can it be legal. Others include rape and/or incest. There are time limits that some feel strongly about while some others are OK with whatever the doctor is comfortable. Certainly the case in Philadelphia where the doctor was guilty of murder as the line of viability had been crossed.

    I look forward to an interesting discussion about our personal parameters for those of us who are not against every termination. I do hope those who are anti abortion do not hijack this thread. It is a great ethics question deserving of all views by those who are willing to discuss rather than try to change the subject or lecture against abortion.
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    Since when did AN go back to high school and exclude everyone who's not in our little clique?

    If you bring up a subject, you have to be prepared for ALL points of view. I'm sparing you mine because I've already made it clear where I stand in other discussions about this topic---NOT because you're telling people who disagree with you that they can't participate.

    'Nuff said.
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