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Thread #27282   Message #334380
Posted By: Bernard
04-Nov-00 - 09:00 AM
Thread Name: Abortion: Here we Go...
Subject: RE: Abortion: Here we Go...
For what it's worth, I am also anti-abortion, and so is my daughter.

Why is this significant? My daughter is pregnant, and does not intend to marry in the near future. Nor does she approve of abortion.

She was telling me only this morning of a friend of hers who is about to have an abortion. Reason given? She wants to carry on going clubbing...

I accept that there may be more justifiable reasons for abortion than this, but it does indicate a lack of responsibility that gives rise to the problem.

These days, birth control is so easy, reliable, and readily available that 'mistakes' are probably even more unacceptable than the resulting abortion.

My daughter has a very healthy attitude to the whole thing, and she will make a really fine mother. Although her mother and I separated many years ago (for reasons far too complex to go into here...), we both support her (and our son) in any way we can, without trying to 'score points' at the other's expense.

You teach your children mostly by example - they are born mimics - which means you need to be constantly aware of behaviour and attitudes that they witness, particularly between partners (or ex-partners) who do not 'get on'.