Abortion Billboards, WTF?



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Okay. I know I'm going to piss off a good amount of people with this thread.

I passed a billboard today as I was coming home from class and this is what is said.

*man and woman on respective sides of the billboard*
"He pushed you to have the abortion...
Once you did, he left you...
Abortion is never the answer."

Now. I'm not trying to make any of you pro-lifers mad or tell you you're wrong. You guys are entitled to your own opinion, and I respect you for that. Some of your campaign slogans are actually pretty effective. I just think this billboard went about it the wrong way.

Personally, I think abortion is not the problem here. I think that a retarded, deadbeat dick for boyfriend is the problem. Most likely, he would have left you whether you had the abortion or not.

Right. That was my little rant. I prefer no flaming, but I understand if I pissed you off and I'm sorry.
Re: WTF.

I'm pro-life and I agree with you 100% Patty. Seriously that guy was a dick.
Pro choice, I agree with you too.
me personally? i dont think dudes have a right to say either.

but i woulda thrown sommat at the window.
I have to agree, that was a totally ineffectual and wrong sided argument for anti-abortion causes. x___x As if keeping a baby was really going to save that relationship. >>;

Diana is prochoice AND prolife. >:D
Like, I would somewhat understand if the billboard said something like, He left you, and now you have no one when you could have had a child or something to that effect.

But this is just stupid. lol

As for my views, I'm like Diana. I'm kinda both. I think abortion is right for certain things. But I just think that having a choice is the best compromise. I don't really understand why people insist on caring about other people's babies that are not wanted and could go to help other things like, stem cell research.

If you don't believe in abortion, Go ahead. Have your baby. I don't give a crap. If you don't want your baby, Get an abortion. That's your issue.

At least that's how I feel about it.
Once you're done laughing your ass off (or spitting on his grave, if you're of a different opinion) you might see something that resembles a valid point.

YOU DECIDE. I'm just doing it for the lols.

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*man and woman on respective sides of the billboard*
"He pushed you to have the abortion...
Once you did, he left you...
Abortion is never the answer."

You bet your ass that's the answer for the guy.
*man and woman on respective sides of the billboard*
"He pushed you to have the abortion...
Once you did, he left you...
Abortion is never the answer."

Is it wrong that I lol'd when I read that? o.o...

Anyways, I totally agree with Diana and Patty. I'm pro-choice and pro-life for the exact same reasons.
Ooooh boy, this is gonna be a fun rant for me.

I've seen 14 pregnancies under the age of 18 over the last year. I admitted 0 to the hospital, rounded on 13, discharged 0, observed 7 with the attending physician, and delivered 2 of the neonates. I delivered 3 of the placentas. I'm currently following the remaining patient since her 12th week of pregnancy and handling her monthly obstetric examination with consent to be present at the delivery at the end of term.

Anyway, I've got direct field experience under my belt from my obstetrics/gynecology rotation earlier this academic year.

Being a devout Roman Catholic (I was one since the moment Dad came. <drums and cymbals>), I've been appalled by how the medical field actually--in writing in the current versions Hippocratic Oath--condoned murder in the form of abortion. In one stipulation, it is considered professionally ethical to terminate a pregnancy through full gestation.

There are actually two kinds of abortions. The one most people are familiar with involves terminating a gestating mass of cells before the second trimester.

The other kind can be performed even within scant weeks of delivery. The physician takes an instrument, inserts it into the uterus, and literally breaks the fetus down into small chunks and pulls them out piece by piece. Literally, this fetus is torn apart limb from limb--if it already has them formed (which happens at 20 weeks gestation). Mind you, by this time, the fetus has a face, a body, and four limbs. It is visible on ultrasound. It has genitalia. It has a heartbeat.

A physician is given quite a bit of leeway in how they personally practice medicine. Having a few gray hairs and an M.D. at the end of your name is surprisingly persuasive and hard to bring down. There are physicians--men and women--who put down their foot and said, "I'm not doing an abortion, I'm not referring you to someone who will. If you want one, you can find someone else."

I'm one of those.

I will not, under any circumstances, condone euthanasia or outright murder. And yes, even if a pregnancy is a direct threat to a mother's life, I would stil be ballsy enough to attempt to resuscitate both mother and fetus, lawyers be damned. I'm quite vocal about this to my colleagues as well. Some agree, some don't, but all know my stance.

Anyway, chew on that for a while.
Jesus fuck, Raz.

I knew that..... that shit happened... but I didn't know how...

......Why am I reminded of a bible story where I think God condoned the outright massacre of the Samaritans, right down to pregnant women being torn open and their babies being dashed to bits?
Chewed. Accepted. Dissagree.

but that said, I'm not gonna argue with a bloke who knows far more about the field than i probably ever will.
Well, Raz, while I take your point as valid, that's not really what I was arguing here.

My point was the billboard used a bad campaign slogan. I mean, if they took advice from you and used what you said, I wouldn't have posted this thread. Your rant was effective. Slogan on Billboard, illogical.