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qwlauren35

(6,162 posts)
Wed Mar 9, 2016, 05:50 PM Mar 2016

Abortion: Where do you stand? (Please vote, even if it's not a high priority for you.)

I think this will help illustrate not only the demographics of DU, but also how men's and women's priorities differ. Hopefully, it will be enlightening to everyone.


55 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
I'm a man and I'm Pro-life
1 (2%)
I'm a man and I'm pro-choice but abortion rights are not a priority for me.
0 (0%)
I'm a man and I'm pro-choice but abortion rights are a low priority for me.
2 (4%)
I'm a man, I'm pro-choice and abortion rights are a medium priority for me.
2 (4%)
I'm a man, I'm pro-choice and abortion rights are a high priority for me.
19 (35%)
I'm a woman and I'm pro-life.
0 (0%)
I'm a woman and I'm pro-choice but abortion rights are not a priority for me.
0 (0%)
I'm a woman and I'm pro-choice but abortion rights are a low priority for me.
0 (0%)
I'm a woman, I'm pro-choice and abortion rights are a medium priority for me.
3 (5%)
I'm a woman, I'm pro-choice and abortion rights are a high priority for me.
28 (51%)
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Abortion: Where do you stand? (Please vote, even if it's not a high priority for you.) (Original Post) qwlauren35 Mar 2016 OP
What was it that Margaret Sanger said? PatrickforO Mar 2016 #1
I am a human being, and what you do with your body is none of my business, no matter Jackie Wilson Said Mar 2016 #2
we won the right to vote, mountain grammy Mar 2016 #3
I have a sneaky feeling... qwlauren35 Mar 2016 #4
I think you are probably right. ScreamingMeemie Mar 2016 #7
I am pro choice and feel every woman bigwillq Mar 2016 #8
High priority qwlauren35 Mar 2016 #9
1. Yes, I do that bigwillq Mar 2016 #10
Other things. qwlauren35 Mar 2016 #13
I have daughters rurallib Mar 2016 #5
pro Choice all the way. lunatica Mar 2016 #6
Yes. (n/t) Iggo Mar 2016 #11
Pro-choice, who supports abortion and a woman's right to make her own medical decisions Solly Mack Mar 2016 #12
I'm a man, I'm pro-choice and abortion rights are a high priority for me Omaha Steve Mar 2016 #14
I object to the question's use of "pro-life" in place of "anti-abortion." n/t eShirl Mar 2016 #15
I prefer "anti-choice," in fact Orrex Mar 2016 #17
Given qwlauren35 Mar 2016 #18
100% pro-choice, and this is a very high-priority issue for me Orrex Mar 2016 #16
Abortion rights are very high priority to me. Chan790 Mar 2016 #19
I had thought about that qwlauren35 Mar 2016 #20
I think so too, to some extent. Chan790 Mar 2016 #22
I'd like to change your mind. qwlauren35 Mar 2016 #23
Denying women control over their own bodies is step 1 in "restoring" women's place in Man's world Dont call me Shirley Mar 2016 #21

PatrickforO

(14,645 posts)
1. What was it that Margaret Sanger said?
Wed Mar 9, 2016, 05:53 PM
Mar 2016

'No woman can ever be free until she has total control over when and under what circumstances she becomes a mother.'

That's a paraphrase, and yes, I KNOW Sanger was a eugenicist, but truth is truth. I have three daughters and I don't see why some wrinkled old liver-spotted 'christian' white guys get to tell them what they can and cannot do.

Jackie Wilson Said

(4,176 posts)
2. I am a human being, and what you do with your body is none of my business, no matter
Wed Mar 9, 2016, 05:55 PM
Mar 2016

who you are.

If I did have something to say about it, I might legislate against




Not all tattoos, just bad ones.

 

bigwillq

(72,790 posts)
8. I am pro choice and feel every woman
Wed Mar 9, 2016, 06:55 PM
Mar 2016

should have full access to abortion services. If that means it's a high priority, then, yes, it's a high priority for me. If not, fine. I didn't like the poll options, so I am going to "pass". Thought it only needed "pro choice" or "pro life" options.

qwlauren35

(6,162 posts)
9. High priority
Wed Mar 9, 2016, 09:20 PM
Mar 2016

Is when you would never vote for a pro-life candidate, even if they had other things going for them.
High priority is when you're willing to protest TRAP laws outside of a state capital building.
High priority is when you give money to NARAL and Planned Parenthood.
High priority is when you challenge candidates on their views of abortion during a debate or caucus.

Hope it's clearer.

 

bigwillq

(72,790 posts)
10. 1. Yes, I do that
Wed Mar 9, 2016, 09:25 PM
Mar 2016

2. Yes, I would do that (if my scheduled allowed)
3. I do not give to those organizations
4. Never had the opportunity to do that during a debate or caucus. Never been to a debate and I live in a primary state.

qwlauren35

(6,162 posts)
13. Other things.
Thu Mar 10, 2016, 02:10 PM
Mar 2016

Volunteer on hotlines.
Escort women through the lines to clinics.
Put women up who can't afford a hotel.
Sign petitions, call Congresscritters, write letters to the editor.

Now, some people don't do any of those things, but still say it's a high priority. Not everyone is an activist. So I guess the other thing is: is it a passion, would you argue with someone about it, would you refuse to be silent when someone is Pro-Life and says something fallacious?

So then, there are some who would not do even that, but in their gut, it's a high priority. So I fall back on how you vote. Do you go out of your way to verify that a candidate is pro-Choice. And that your candidate willing to speak out on it and argue on your behalf. That's high priority.

rurallib

(62,592 posts)
5. I have daughters
Wed Mar 9, 2016, 06:37 PM
Mar 2016

who should be able to get safe medical help anywhere within the US no matter what the problem.

Solly Mack

(90,913 posts)
12. Pro-choice, who supports abortion and a woman's right to make her own medical decisions
Wed Mar 9, 2016, 09:39 PM
Mar 2016

and I in no way find the word or the deed offensive or tragic.

Safe and legal, as well as affordable and readily available. Like all health care should be.



qwlauren35

(6,162 posts)
18. Given
Thu Mar 10, 2016, 08:28 PM
Mar 2016

that there was someone who is "anti-choice/pro-life", I didn't want to be hostile. Somehow, we have to share the planet.

If someone who is pro-life makes it his or her life's work to match up pregnant women to loving want-to-be parents, I respect that. Especially if the pregnant woman is pro-life, but isn't in a position to raise the child.

If someone who is pro-life makes it his or her life's work to secure birth control and family planning education for our nation's young people, because s/he understands that there is a direct correlation between increased sex education and reduced abortion rates, I respect that.

If a pro-life person can "hate the sin but not the sinner", and choose not to harrass women who have abortions, but reach out to help those who don't want one, I respect that.

There are positive ways to be pro-life. And there are some pro-choice people who hate abortion. They just aren't going to take away a woman's right to choose it.

It's not so black and white. I reserve my "hate" for those who can't see any way but their way, and are going to shame, legislate and coerce women into bad situations, especially where they look for illegal and dangerous means to end their pregnancies.

I've had two abortions, and I defend any woman's right to choose. I am pro-abortion and think it should be the first choice for anyone under 18, or in college, or jobless. But that's just me.

Orrex

(63,447 posts)
16. 100% pro-choice, and this is a very high-priority issue for me
Thu Mar 10, 2016, 03:43 PM
Mar 2016

As far as I'm concerned, it's no one's damn business except the woman in each particular situation. If she chooses to involve someone else, that's fine, but their opinion is still entirely subordinate to her.

This issue, along with reproductive freedom, is easily one of my top three priorities.

 

Chan790

(20,176 posts)
19. Abortion rights are very high priority to me.
Thu Mar 10, 2016, 08:48 PM
Mar 2016

None of these options fit me because I am genderfluid and mostly agender.

I feel confined voting "I'm a man, I'm pro-choice and abortion rights are a high priority for me." just because that's the gender assigned to me at birth. I do not believe in any limitation or restriction upon abortion rights between conception and birth, excepting viability conditions. (If it can live outside your body, then you can have it removed from your body...but you shouldn't be allowed to have it terminated for "choice" reasons legally.)

qwlauren35

(6,162 posts)
20. I had thought about that
Thu Mar 10, 2016, 09:02 PM
Mar 2016

But I ran out of options. Not sure how I would have phrased it. "My gender doesn't matter, I am pro-choice...."

Me personally, I think having a uterus matters.

 

Chan790

(20,176 posts)
22. I think so too, to some extent.
Thu Mar 10, 2016, 09:24 PM
Mar 2016

That's usually my initial answer to most abortion questions..."my opinion doesn't matter; personally, I'd never have one."

Not my body, not really my choice...but if I had to take a position, it would be for the absolute minimal amount of restrictions.

qwlauren35

(6,162 posts)
23. I'd like to change your mind.
Thu Mar 10, 2016, 09:33 PM
Mar 2016

If you are pro-choice, we need your voice. Uterus or no uterus. And you can make a difference. There are SO many things you can do to support women who need/want to choose abortion. From the political to the personal.

So, if you are pro-choice, please don't be silent.

Dont call me Shirley

(10,998 posts)
21. Denying women control over their own bodies is step 1 in "restoring" women's place in Man's world
Thu Mar 10, 2016, 09:07 PM
Mar 2016

as his property. This is the religious rights agenda.

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