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Thank you Planned Parenthood!

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You are reading page 4 of Thank you Planned Parenthood!. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

Thank you, Planned Parenthood, for providing me with birth control, no shaming or hoops involved. I was afraid to go after the local "Pregnancy Center" accused me of creating bastards, called my boyfriend abusive because we have sex, and then told me I was in spiritual danger and handed me Jesus tracts. I didn't seek out women's care for two years afterwards out of sheer fear.

So thank you, Planned Parenthood, for being open, honest, and legit.

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I wouldn't presume to speak for the OP, but why not? Nursing is an integral part of the work done by PP and other women's health providers. Why wouldn't she want to thank the nurses that helped her there.

...And the ones who inspired her to be a nurse; who provided her NOTHING but unconditional, unbiased nursing care?

Whether anyone has feelings about a place who promotes better sexual health while performing abortions (as controversial as they are) when women have to make a very difficult decision about terminating a pregnancy-and it IS difficult, but necessary depending on the individual-to have someone give unconditional care while the person is making a difficult decision is the BEST glimpse of nursing care and it can inspire, and I'm sure it has inspired others to enter nursing.

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I'm it worked well for you and - more importantly - for your children.

For myself, after several abortions provided by PP, I was able to bear and raise my son into a fine young man with a thriving intact family of his own. I had the time and emotional space to heal from an abusive, incestuous upbringing so that when I chose to reproduce, I was able to break multiple destructive cycles. As a result, my son's family is far healthier and nurturing than the one I grew up in. Kind of a ripple effect.

And ... "It ain't nobody's business but my own."

Thank you Planned Parenthood.

I'm glad things finally turned out well for you, Heron. I can't help but wonder if some form of birth control could have prevented your pregnancies. Yes, I know it's legal, but I have seen too many people use abortion as birth control, not after rape or incest or other unplanned or involuntary intercourse. Maybe you planned intercourse and maybe you didn't. Maybe birth control failed you. I am not wanting to jump to any conclusions, as I don't know what your circumstances were. I am so sorry for the upbringing you had, too, and I am very glad that your son and his family are doing well.

XNavyCorpsman, it's the way you said what you said that is so insensitive. You make it sound like having a baby and raising a child are just a snap, no big deal, no sweat. You're either not a parent or you have plenty of help raising your kids.

I apologize in advance for any hurt I might have caused by expressing my thoughts here. It's a terribly controversial and delicate topic. People get defensive even when no one is criticizing them, they read things that aren't really said. Anyway, my apologies in advance if I have offended anyone.

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Ah, yes. The old "You made your bed, now you must lie in it" argument. Which is actually just a thinly veiled method of ****-shaming.

Luckily, one of the Supreme Court-given "consequences" of getting pregnant is that a woman can choose to have an abortion if she doesn't want to be pregnant.

Too bad so few think a fetus or embryo deserves the choice to not be burned, sliced up, decapitated, born alive and left to die, stabbed in the neck, thrown in the trash, or sold. I dare say that, while pre-verbal, most pre-borns would choose to not be tortured to death.

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Too bad so few think a fetus or embryo deserves the choice to not be burned, sliced up, decapitated, born alive and left to die, stabbed in the neck, thrown in the trash, or sold. I dare say that, while pre-verbal, most pre-borns would choose to not be tortured to death.

What on earth is wrong with you? Why would you say such things?

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This topic really has no business on this site. I hope it gets shut down quickly as many women on both sides are going to be hurt and probably already are with some of the comments. Good for you OP for being thankful for something but take your drama elsewhere.

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I'm glad things finally turned out well for you, Heron. I can't help but wonder if some form of birth control could have prevented your pregnancies. Yes, I know it's legal, but I have seen too many people use abortion as birth control, not after rape or incest or other unplanned or involuntary intercourse. Maybe you planned intercourse and maybe you didn't. Maybe birth control failed you. I am not wanting to jump to any conclusions, as I don't know what your circumstances were. I am so sorry for the upbringing you had, too, and I am very glad that your son and his family are doing well.

XNavyCorpsman, it's the way you said what you said that is so insensitive. You make it sound like having a baby and raising a child are just a snap, no big deal, no sweat. You're either not a parent or you have plenty of help raising your kids.

I apologize in advance for any hurt I might have caused by expressing my thoughts here. It's a terribly controversial and delicate topic. People get defensive even when no one is criticizing them, they read things that aren't really said. Anyway, my apologies in advance if I have offended anyone.

The point I'm trying to make is that women's motivations for seeking abortions are no one else's business. You are certainly entitled to your own beliefs and judgement calls regarding your own choices, but unless your input is requested by another woman, they are irrelevant to her decisions.

Just as you have met women using abortion as birth control (which, btw, I see as a valid if expensive option), I have met many people who were unwanted from conception. The damage can be profound.

When forced pregnancy advocates show as much concern for the welfare of the post-born as they do for fetuses, we'll have something to talk about. Until then, in my view, the whole "pre-born" schtick is sheer hypocrisy.

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Too bad so few think a fetus or embryo deserves the choice to not be burned, sliced up, decapitated, born alive and left to die, stabbed in the neck, thrown in the trash, or sold. I dare say that, while pre-verbal, most pre-borns would choose to not be tortured to death.

Too bad people can't mind their own business.

What a woman does with her pregnancy is not the business of anyone except that woman, the MD, and possibly the father. It is HER pregnancy, not yours, not the church's, and not the government's.

It maybe God's, but what she does with it then is between her and God. Not you. Not your church movement. Not the government.

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is a good video to watch.

During Hitler's time frame, it was legal to experiment on Jews, dismember and maim Jews, to rob from them, and to murder them. Just because something is legal doesn't make it ethical or moral.

In terms of rape, incest, or it being so terrible that children are born in poverty, let me share that I was conceived in rape -- Home | Rebecca Kiessling Pro-Life Speaker is a good site to follow for those who wonder about rape and incest exceptions (which are pro-abortion). I was adopted; my birth mother (whom I found when I was 28) thought that because John Kennedy and the Kennedy's were rich, that almost anyone who was Roman Catholic was rich. So when she heard that a couple that was Roman Catholic wanted to adopt me, she was happy.

Little did she know they were extremely poor (which is ok) where there would be times the family only ate due to the government cheese and related programs of the time (this was the 1960's and 1970's), but the father was (is) an alcoholic who abused his co-dependent wife (would grab her by the hair and drag her down the stairs to the basement beating her until the screams became sobs) who would then turn upon me once I got old enough and thought it was wise (it wasn't) to try to protect my mother. The physical and sexual abuse ended when I was kicked out of the house during a major snow storm (I was 19; so that helped). When my grandparents (who helped raise me; their house was safe zone) died years later, they disowned me (and I changed my last name as part of the healing process).

After spending close to 30 years in IT, I'm heading towards my final semester -- thank you Jesus -- of RN school, and will graduate this coming December 2016 at the age of 53. My wife and I adopted two, special needs, teenagers back in 2006, who are now adults on their own.

I'm sharing this story because all too often I hear the following:

* My body, my choice => Medical and nursing science show the human baby has its own body, the baby has its own DNA. The baby is not given a choice.

* Special need teenagers don't get adopted; they do.

* Abortion is healthcare => healthcare involves saving lives. In an abortion, at least one human being is purposely killed.

* There must be a rape and incest exception to pro-life laws => the unborn child is innocent of any crime; and, should not receive capital punishment.

* It's better the unborn baby be killed than to grow up in an abusive family or in poverty or both => I and many others not only survived abuse and poverty, but are better off for it. We have as much right to live as anyone else.

* Abortion is humane => please take the time to watch the actual procedures involved. Cutting a part a human being piece by piece, and suctioning out pieces is not humane.

I was sad reading the opening post. While I'm happy the poster went on to realize her dream(s), it was at the expense of a human life. To brag about it in any way, to thank the organization that took the human life... well for me, it's very sad.

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No, what's sad is that forced pregnancy advocates feel it's appropriate to intrude into a thread about the good done for individual posters by Planned Parenthood.

But then, y'all feel free to dictate others' moral and religious decisions, too, so I don't suppose I should be surprised. Welcome to my ignore list.

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Raviepoo, just out of curiosity, why did you decide to write this post in a forum about nursing?

Because I'm a nurse, and the nurse standing by my side, holding my hand during my termination was one of the inspirations for going to nursing school. Tenderness and care is appreciated in all medical situations.

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Raviepoo, you had to know writing this post that it would be contentious, and why put something so personal out there if you're going to be offended by differing views? Your post is a thinly veiled pro-abortion plug.

So, you were clearly not ready to be a parent, good for you in knowing that, but abortion was not your only choice. You had a choice to have sex, you had a choice to not use birth control, and finally you had a choice to abort or give a beautiful gift to one of hundreds of families waiting to adopt. Choose life.

Sarah, I'm not offended by you. I just think differently. Would you like me to express my gratitude to Planned Parenthood for my first diaphragm, my first pelvic exam and for teaching me how to do a self breast exam. I am grateful for all of those things. Planned parenthood does wonderful work and abortion is only a tiny fraction of it. I have read so many anti-abortion and anti- Planned Parenthood posts on All Nurses. I just think a little balance is needed.

And oh by the way, I did NOT choose not to use birth control. I have used birth control since I first became sexually active. If you are educated as a nurse you are aware that every birth control method had a failure rate. All of the women I knew who got pregnant during college did so because of birth control failure.

I'm not spoiling for a fight. Not even a little bit. I just want you to know that if a young man can have sex without consequence, his partner should be able to do the same. Sex is fun. I enjoy it. I'm happily married now, but before I found my husband I had sex with men with whom I would not have considered raising a family. It's my right to do as I please with my own body. Patient autonomy is everything.

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