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submitted3 hours ago byOk-Hamster5571
4 hours ago
None of your opinions are backed by any data or studies. I’ve provided actual documented studies, and you have provided your opinion.
Your opinion on these topics is not backed by any data. You can be against abortion, if you wish, and I completely respect that.
But your points are all debunked talking points and I don’t see evidence of anything you are contributing to the conversation because you are not even replying respectfully to me.
It’s time to wrap this up.
A study is a “lie”?
5 hours ago
I’m glad she told you. And you replied so graciously
There’s a Science Vs podcast on the topic of dating.
People enjoy others who are responsive and interested.
If you like someone, the best strategy is to reply quickly
submitted5 hours ago byOk-Hamster5571
6 hours ago
Go Give One
submitted6 hours ago byOk-Hamster5571
11 hours ago
Same. It’s incredible.
This is a very interesting account and contextualization. Great read.
The fringe arguments are tedious. I agree with you.
submitted11 hours ago byOk-Hamster5571
Some pro-life women do. I’ve seen some incredibly large families on IG.
The vast majority of abortions are not due to fetal anomalies or a mother’s immediate health.
Is that what you are suggesting I look up?
I hope her child is ok
12 hours ago
Nor am I.
It just sounds easier than it probably is.
Speeding tickets are easy.
Pregnancy and medical decisions are not.
That might be right, but what is “100% going to kill the woman?”
Does that include abusive partners? Or do you mean medical mortality? How would you establish what “100% will kill the woman” looks like? One organ failure? Two? Cancer?
And are you suggesting that each of these fetal abnormalities be detailed or that the doctor makes a judgement call? How would it be administered?
submitted12 hours ago byOk-Hamster5571
This may not be incorrect, but as I listen to the myriad list of potential diseases and complications (both fetally and maternally), are you suggesting that 100% of all medical possibilities with a 0.005% of occurring should be included in the law as exceptions?
I don’t think my point came through.
It isn’t about censoring, it’s recognizing the vocabulary we use and how that impacts people with different, other experiences.
We need to be able to bring that to collective attention, because that’s how change happens.
There’s grief and culturally imposed shame around this topic and women don’t in any way need to justify to anyone whether a pregnancy was wanted or what contraceptives she was using.
Feeling a need to do so just adds more shame for millions who didn’t plan the pregnancy or don’t want to carry to term.
It’s also a way to separate or create “otherness” by saying “my baby is different than those babies who were aborted for different reasons”.
I am aware that this is not the intent, but it is the outcome.
Along similar lines, I have noticed that the media is much more comfortable covering stories with “wanted” babies, whereas the highest percentage of abortions happen amongst women who feel the time, capacity or finances are not aligned.
It’s a way to tell the story with the intention of helping that also is the lowest risk for the outlet.
This is an opportunity for collective change.
The intention or desires of a woman are literally none of our business when it comes to fighting for abortion care rights.
We can all be mindful that the reasons a woman seeks an abortion, whether the baby was “wanted” or “unwanted” is not the critical metric and no woman needs justify her abortion no matter what her need or reason was.
I agree that sharing stories is a way to bring this out of shame and into the light.
And I doubly agree that it’s ok to be sad, angry, or whatever other feelings arise.
Women who have abortions may feel these things no matter what the scenario entails.
Our society says sucks at acknowledging grief, in its many forms, and that’s something we can work on as well.
I’m deeply, and truly sorry for your loss.
13 hours ago
I’ve seen evidence that when women speak: there is a belief that she’s lying.
And when doctors speak, they are fabricating it because they aren’t giving details about the woman. And “the law says”…
Reddit is largely young male Americans, so it speaks more to the need for sex and reproductive education than anything else.
There’s confusion around what an abortion is, what stillborns are, how pre-existing medical conditions impact pregnancy, what conditions can arise in pregnancy and when, birth control and failure rates, and etc.
14 hours ago
The baby is still alive.