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Thank you Planned Parenthood!

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Mother's Day is a very important day in my life because I am not a mother. I would be a mother if not for a choice I made many decades ago. That decision allowed me to maintain control of my own body and my destiny, to finish my education, and to step away from a role that I was nowhere near ready to fulfill successfully. If not for my abortion, I would have been an impoverished single mother instead of a college graduate. I would probably be a waitress today instead of an RN. I am grateful for the ability to choose my own destiny, rather than be forced down a road that I did not wish to travel.

Thank you to Planned Parenthood and to the young nurse who held my hand during my procedure, and inspired me to become an RN. Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers out there, and to those of us who are not mothers, whatever the reason.

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Yes. May I add my thanks to Planned Parenthood as well. My son's birth mother went into one for an abortion and was spotting at the time. They examined her and determined that she was aborting spontaneously (early first trimester). They sent her home.

She then thought she had become pregnant with someone else that she saw a future with and actually delivered the child she was going to have PP abort...my now (adopted) 12 year old son.

Thanks Planned Parenthood!

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I respect your choice to have an abortion but I am more concerned as to why you think you could not have accomplished your dreams if you would have had the baby. Why would you accept being another statistic just because you gave birth? We need more of a support system to help single mother complete their dreams.

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I'm just popping in here to say that I've thought about that; I know that i would have lived a very different life if I had carried that child to term; and in retrospect it's clear that it would not have been the fabulous life I ended up living. I owe no one reasons or explanations. That's something i learned from my marriage. My decisions are my own and I am not required to explain myself.

With that said, I absolutely agree with you that mothers (especially single mothers) need more support. Single motherhood is a difficult path. I respect and admire those who are willing and able to walk it. I'm not one of them, nor do I have to be.

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I just think if you are a strong enough person to make it through nursing school, a child would not have made a difference.

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I just think if you are a strong enough person to make it through nursing school, a child would not have made a difference.

Can anyone actually say "a child would not have made a difference" with a straight face?? I had friends in nursing school who were single mothers -- it was a terrible struggle every day just to get through the day. Do you have any experience with being responsible for a child?

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I just think if you are a strong enough person to make it through nursing school, a child would not have made a difference.

Then you are welcome to have a child whenever you like, if you haven't already. Meanwhile, although your concern is honestly intended and respectfully expressed, at the end of the day it's irrelevant.

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I just think if you are a strong enough person to make it through nursing school, a child would not have made a difference.

What an absurd statement.

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I just think if you are a strong enough person to make it through nursing school, a child would not have made a difference.

Um... :no:

Some of us make the decision to abort because 24 hour support for a child, especially for the first 10 years of their life is SO important, even more important is the first 3 years of a child's life.

MILLIONS of children live in poverty, and live in single parent households...

NCCP | Child Poverty

NCCP | Basic Facts about Low-Income Children

Do you even know how much childcare costs?

As for your follow-up about support for single parents, in my state they have continuously cut and underfunded programs...and there isn't Daddy Warbucks out there concerned about the plight of single moms. :no:

With those startling facts...having abortion as a choice have produced better outcomes for the individual that makes that choice, as controversial as it is, is a personal choice, and may produce a greater good, considering not contributing to an increase of children in poverty.

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I just think if you are a strong enough person to make it through nursing school, a child would not have made a difference.

Every person is different and is capable of different things. It's also okay to say "Know what? Just don't want to have a baby right now."

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I just think if you are a strong enough person to make it through nursing school, a child would not have made a difference.

Having made that CHOICE makes a difference EVERY DAY!

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I just think if you are a strong enough person to make it through nursing school, a child would not have made a difference.

It's not a puppy!

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