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To want autonomy over my body.

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thebodydoestricks Wed 23-Apr-14 16:12:50

Aibu here. I am 50 but apparently still fertile.

I have 4 children already and do not want any more.

According to some posters if I fell pregnant but hadn't used at least 2 methods of contraception I should be denied the abortion I would most definatly want.

I would have to go before a panel of judges in a court to plead my case. They would judge whether I should have an abortion or not.

Of course if there was a back log of cases then I would have to wait and if it reached 24 weeks it would be too late anyway.

I would be forced to give birth.

Aibu to be absolutely stunned at this posters view in Britain 2014?

WorraLiberty Wed 23-Apr-14 16:15:37

YANBU to be stunned

But YABVU to start a thread about it

Why not just take it up with the poster?

MoominAndMiniMoom Wed 23-Apr-14 16:16:48

Nothing to add at the moment other than YANBU, but marking my place so I can keep up with the thread.

MaidOfStars Wed 23-Apr-14 16:17:03

Hurrah, was puzzling the etiquette of continuing a conversation....

Lottapianos Wed 23-Apr-14 16:17:25

YANBU. I'm staunchly pro choice. I think a woman should be allowed to have a legal, safe abortion at any stage of pregnancy, for any reason. Anything less is the thin end of the wedge when it comes to women having control over their own bodies as far as I'm concerned. The alternative is not a world I would like to live in.

basgetti Wed 23-Apr-14 16:18:32

YANBU. I believe in abortion on demand.

HoldOnHoldOnSoldier Wed 23-Apr-14 16:18:54


StickEm Wed 23-Apr-14 16:20:46

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

thebodydoestricks Wed 23-Apr-14 16:20:57

Worra couldn't the thread closed at 1000 messages and had no time!

Felt it was too ridiculous and scary in equal measure to not discuss further.

Hello Maid just couldn't help it.

MaidOfStars Wed 23-Apr-14 16:22:08

Just to get my ducks in a row: my most recent thought on this was to query what type of medical conditions meet the criteria of grave/serious/permanent injury, such that an abortion may be allowed proceed where it is legal to do so (Ground B in the UK, very low numbers). What kind of medical problems are we talking about here? Heart damage? Brain damage? Paralysis? Delaying cancer treatment? Am I in the ball park?

There was a response from someone to say that they didn't think such things were valid reasons for abortion. I would genuinely like to pursue this, if she feels like joining this thread.

mamalovesmojitos Wed 23-Apr-14 16:22:52


Binkyresurrected Wed 23-Apr-14 16:30:25

Maid wasn't the response was that it had to affect the life of the mother.

from what that poster has previously posted I would take that to mean that it had to be a life/death situation for the woman before an abortion would be permissible and that would only be if there was no chance of saving the foetus.

MaidOfStars Wed 23-Apr-14 16:32:47

Maid wasn't the response was that it had to affect the life of the mother

Indeed it was. I was wondering if that was a hard line or a softer one that might malleable.

thebodydoestricks Wed 23-Apr-14 16:32:53

Another poster refused to acknowledge any type of mental condition anxiety/depression resulting in a pregnancy should be considered at all.

The panel of judges?

One Poster pondered on whether what you were wearing at the time of the sex act was relevant?

So Jim jams and socks, well that's ok you weren't asking for it ok abortion

Frilly nighty and ann summers pants, no slut, abortion denied!

Would they have buzzers like X Factor?

WooWooOwl Wed 23-Apr-14 16:34:00

You have autonomy over your own body. You aren't pregnant anyway.

Other posters are as entitled to their opinions as you are. I can see both sides of the abortion debate, and both have valid points.

thebodydoestricks Wed 23-Apr-14 16:35:47

Binky yes the life of the mother.

So to get the abortion you had to be dying!

Tenrec Wed 23-Apr-14 16:37:17


MadamBatShit Wed 23-Apr-14 16:38:24

Oh my.. I have missed something.
YANBU I believe in abortion on demand as well.
Your body.

shocked now by some viewpoints

MaidOfStars Wed 23-Apr-14 16:38:40

So to get the abortion you had to be dying!

I would be keen to hear the situations under which this exception is allowed also. Do you have be dying right then and there, or can you obtain an abortion in cases where you might confidently predict death in, say, a week's time? (Am aware that the second situation is possibly theoretical).

expatinscotland Wed 23-Apr-14 16:39:22

YANBU. I think I have the right to end my life, too, with medical help and my family around if they wish, not have to sneak off to Switzerland alone so my family are not prosecuted.

flippinada Wed 23-Apr-14 16:40:03


thebodydoestricks Wed 23-Apr-14 16:42:58

Woo but I expect autonomy over my body pregnant or not.

I am fully capable of making my own decisions.

Do you think a court should decide what you do with your body?

Of course everyone is entitled to their opinions, did I say they weren't?

Maid I don't know it's a puzzle.

Sunnydaysablazeinhope Wed 23-Apr-14 16:43:32

Eh? Poster as in paper? Magazine? Street? Or poster as in here?

Thought I'd heard it all tgen this place got weirder...

thebodydoestricks Wed 23-Apr-14 16:46:53

Apparently too all the unwanted babies born to such women would be all adopted. Apparently out laws are too strict and they would all be loved and cared for by private individuals or the state.

There would be no back street abortions as one poster*doesn't believe in them* so that was a huge myth then.

thebodydoestricks Wed 23-Apr-14 16:47:31

sunny on here this morning.

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