Mudcat Café message #334190 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #27282   Message #334190
Posted By: kimmers
03-Nov-00 - 10:20 PM
Thread Name: Abortion: Here we Go...
Subject: RE: Abortion: Here we Go...
"I believe that women do have a choice - that choice is should I or should I not get pregnant."

Well... abstinence was certainly a good option for me when I was young and single, but I think my husband would be most unhappy if I suggested it now. He gets deprived enough as it is, what with my schedule.

Surgical sterilization? That's our eventual option, but most physicians are extremely reluctant to perform those procedures on men and women who have never had children. "You might change your mind!" is the typical answer. Plus, it's expensive, and involves pain.

Hmmm, guess I should never have gotten married. Or I guess I should just close my practice and spend the next ten years barefoot and pregnant. That would make my in-laws happy.

The "choose to get pregnant" argument just ain't that clear, folks. Sure, there are girls and women out there making foolish choices, but what about the rest of us? Read Jenny's statement above... do you think that she should have become a parent under those circumstances? She may have made one simple miscalculation to land her in that situation; given her story I think that she made the right choice.