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    Today on the radio I heard a presentation from an organization within the pro-life movement in which a sad statistic was reported. After conducting a survey of women who have had an abortion, it was discovered that 90% of those women having abortions are having them because the mother is feeling pressure from someone else, be it the father of the child, her own parents, doctors, friends, school counselors, etc., and not because she herself freely wants to get on the operating table.

    This means that the pro-life campaign must also be directed toward many other people, and not just the mother(s) of the child(ren). I thought this was kind of an “eye-opener” and it made me stop and think for sometime about how much influence those other people could have in saving a child’s life.


    Well, what’s really interesting is that the women that support abortion are very vehement in proclaiming that it is a woman’s choice and all that. Well, what about the father? Doesn’t he have a say? It’s his child too. Just because the woman is the one carrying the baby doesn’t mean that the decision is solely up to her.

    Actually, there’s a lot that can be said about all of this including what I just said, but my main point is that it is not solely the woman’s choice and that there are many other factors (people) involved in being pregnant than just the woman.


    I agree that it is very contradictory that the organizations that support abortions say that is the woman’s choice and then pressure her into doing something which she does not feel is entirely her choice.

    Who should be consulted when a women is thinking of having an abortion? Of course the woman is there, but like you said what about the father, or possibly even the grandparents? Who can speak for the baby? By leaving these others out of discussion, it makes for a selfish decision on mom’s part.

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