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How many of you atheist are pro-life? Just curious

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Sister Joan Chittister, a nun in the Catholic church has this to say: "I do not believe that just because you're opposed to abortion that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. And why would I think that you don't? Because you don't want any tax money to go there. That's not pro-life. That's pro-birth. We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is." [popsugar.com]

Brilliant

keep your hands off of MY hard earned money! i do not wish to pay for any more welfare brats that end up hardened criminals i will end up shooting as they try to rob me!

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I'm pro-choice, pro-education, pro-prevention, pro-respect and pro-consent.

scurry Level 8 May 20, 2018
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I'm pro quality of life.

That is an excellent way of describing my views. A lot of pro life people seem to really just be about pro-birth.

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As a man, I cannot and will not make a decision about a woman's right to choose. It is her choice. Roe v. Wade is settled law. I don't understand why people keep fighting against it.

jwd45244 Level 7 May 20, 2018

Religion is why.

@patchoullijulie But it's not REALLY religion, because - at least the Abrahamic - gods have been okay with killing babies and pregnant women, and the bible clearly states that life begins with breath. It's about controlling female sexuality.

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I’m pro choice, and not my choice.

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What's your definition of "pro-life"?

KKGator Level 9 May 20, 2018

You are always right on top of it KKGator.

@jlynn37 I try. It's not like I'm top of anything else. smile009.gif

@KKGator Perhaps you should try harder. (pun intended)

@jlynn37 Haha. Unfortunately, there has been a dearth of suitable candidates for quite some time, and I'm no longer inclined to seek out possibilities via the internet.

@KKGator I quite understand and concur my dear.

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In my opinion, it shouldn't be a public issue. The choice one way or the other is a private and personal one. It's not my business nor my place to judge. As far as I am concerned it is a religious and political play for control and it needs to stop.

Betty Level 7 May 20, 2018
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Since apparently there is not a definition forthcoming from the poster, I'll tell you my definition. I think if you are going to be 'pro-life' you must not ONLY support the unborn fetus. You MUST support care for both potential child and mother during the pregnancy, you must support appropriate medical care after birth for both mother and child, you must make sure that all humans are fed and housed and offered opportunities to access education and health-care for life, you must treat everyone wounded in body, mind and spirit in wartime, and you must provide care for the elderly. Now, as far as I'm concerned, if you only are opposed to abortion, you are NOT pro-life, you are just anti-abortion.

ladyprof70 Level 7 May 20, 2018

I like the way you think. smile001.gif

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Pro-life is a deliberately deceptive term, using to mask the fact that the user of term is simply anti-termination of a pregnancy for ANY reason. You will find that most of the members of this site are not "true belieers" in ANY ideological dogma..

wordywalt Level 8 May 20, 2018
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Pro-choice all the way! And I mean real choices with viable economic options for women who may prefer to give birth. Women who feel ambivalent should have access to knowledgeable, empathic counseling so they don't feel pressured into whatever choices they make. Privacy, dignity and safety for all women.

pixiedust Level 8 May 21, 2018
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Many people that I know that identify themselves as "pro-life" are just pro birth. Once the child is born, the parents and the child on on their own. Even if puts the parents in a life of poverty, hardships and sometimes it hampers their future education.

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Define "pro life" please

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I am very much pro-choice. Anti-abortion activism forgets a number of important things, not the least of which is that considering life to begin as soon as the sperm enters the egg makes nature the biggest abortionist, since a notable percentage of fertilized eggs do not implant.
Another problem I have is that the fetus is inside the woman as a parasite, and that creates health burdens and risks that are generally ignored by anti-abortion folks.
Finally, abortions will happen. If you care about life, making such procedures safe is better than ending up with senseless deaths from botched procedures.

Drewesque Level 6 May 20, 2018

And if we take their argument to its fullest capabilities, masturbation will be classified as mass murder!

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I think, like most people, I view abortion as a last resort, when giving birth will cause immense suffering for all involved. In the past, when abortion was outlawed, it led to risky procedures that often resulted in great harm or death. I don’t believe the state has any business telling people what they’re allowed to with their own body. Obviously, we just don’t do enough for sex education, birth control, and new mother support — actions that would reduce the need for abortions — but the stupids seem to prefer pretending that’s not the problem. So it goes.

jerry99 Level 8 May 20, 2018
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Still waiting on that definition.

KKGator Level 9 May 20, 2018
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Rather anti choice, cus being anti choice is very often against lives of female human beings, so term pro-life doesnt fit

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Completely pro-choice, that so far demonstrated to be the kind of attitude that kept abortion at the lowest rate. All that happens to make the abortion illegal is that the number of women in a butcher’ hands to abort grows.

Giosk Level 3 May 20, 2018
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It's a conundrum. I am pro-life only in the sense that I believe each life is valuable. I do not believe that government gets to make choices for me.

JustMee Level 3 May 20, 2018
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Pro-life. What is that, exactly? Until we understand what you are asking, we cannot be expected to have any answers. Please, spell out specifically what you mean by 'pro-life'.

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Not pro life. Think its not human until quickening. Not sure the aborted ones are not the lucky ones.

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I can understand the pro-life argument (hypocritical tho I think it often is), but I still think this is a decision best left to the mother. I'm far more in favor of measures that have been shown to effectively reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies.

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As a man, that is absolutely none of my fucking business.

SirJet Level 5 May 21, 2018
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It's a meaningless term - there simply isn't any such thing. And if you're referring to abortion - I think there should be more.

SLBushway Level 6 May 20, 2018
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'Pro-life' and 'Pro-choice' are unnecessarily limiting and disingenuous labels for this stupid, merry-go-round topic. An atheist should really be beyond subscribing to the juvenile simplicity of it.

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hopefully none

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