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Do you believe women who have had an abortion are happy with their choice?

Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru 2012/05/28 13:46:45
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  • Maurice Tillman 2012/06/23 05:19:05
    No
    Maurice Tillman
    At least from my experience. It hurts them physically (in some cases) and emotionally. My ex-wife had one before we split up. This was especially hurtful because she had a miscarriage about two years earlier. It didn't feel good for me either. It would have been cool to have my own child...:-(
  • Chancy99: Plague Rat 2012/06/23 04:26:15
    Yes
    Chancy99: Plague Rat
    I don't think it's yes or no. They probably aren't happy they had an abortion, because it's a tough decision, but I don't think they sad either. And It sucks because I'm sure a lot are treated as horrible people, which isn't true and they should be treated in a way that would make them feel ashamed of what they did. They make a hard enough choice to have an abortion, they should be made to feel worse.
  • Death Faerie 2012/06/23 04:20:29
    No
    Death Faerie
    I don't think most are, relieved maybe, but ecstatic about it, no.
  • Brosia 2012/06/23 04:08:26
    No
    Brosia
    I hope not. I hope that they had to think long and hard about what they did.
  • Bearish~PWCM~ 2012/06/10 20:11:47
    No
    Bearish~PWCM~
    I know a few woman who have done it, They all have expressed an extreme regret years later.. Tough question, But I dont know how you could be happy about snuffing out an inocent life.
  • Awesome T 2012/06/07 23:49:58
    No
    Awesome T
    +1
    I knew a few women who had one and they told me they regretted it. One of them even told me she dreamed of what her baby would have looked like
  • Sam Adams 2012/06/07 18:36:01
    No
    Sam Adams
    +3
    I have counselled too many in the ER and in the clinic who have had them and had regrets. Most have depression, anxiety, panic attacks, etc. Some even have bona fide PTSD.

    I have NEVER counselled a woman sorry she HAD her baby. I have had 1 who was sorry she gave the baby up for adoption, but AT THE SAME TIME she was ALSO glad that her baby received the gift of life AND an intact two-parent home!

    Say whatever you want, but 17+ years' experience in the trenches have let me see hard evidence that is just too striking to be refuted.
  • Death F... Sam Adams 2012/06/23 04:24:09
    Death Faerie
    I have at times regretted having the child I gave up, due to personal circumstance that affected my other children. My son hates me for giving up his brother, it would have been better for my other children had I had an early term abortion.

    That's not to say that I don't love the child I gave up. I bonded with him before birth, and I miss him every day..but things may have been better for my kids and I, if I wasn't forced to have and give up a child.
  • **StarzAbove** 2012/06/02 18:25:11
    No
    **StarzAbove**
    +2
    I don't know, I know I wouldn't be. I think they could never forget the baby that they lost.
  • Sam Adams **Starz... 2012/06/07 18:37:26
    Sam Adams
    +2
    Many break into tears whenever they hear a baby cry--sometimes even decades later. I have counselled more than one who has recurrent nightmares of babies crying and cannot be located or babies crying in dumpsters, etc. I wouldn't wish what I have seen abortion do to women on my worst enemy.
  • **Starz... Sam Adams 2012/06/07 19:35:33
    **StarzAbove**
    +1
    That's so sad, I'm sure when they decided to have an abortion they never thought it would affect them that way. And what can you tell them. I doubt the pain of losing a child would ever go away.
  • Sam Adams **Starz... 2012/06/07 19:57:44
    Sam Adams
    +2
    No, but there IS healing, and there IS forgiveness through Christ Jesus. When one has sinned, you gently call them back to the fold, with love, and let God heal them. God can make one whole, even after as horrible a sin as abortion. Christ came to forgive and save, not to condemn. If He wanted us condemned, He would have just left us to our own devices as we had done a pretty damned (pun intentional) good job of condemning ourselves. ;)

    I ONLY preach the Truth about the horror of the sin of abortion to dissuade those who are or may in the future consider this grave mistake. When I talk to a woman who has been broken by its horrors, I am all about getting them to turn back to the loving God who is calling their name so that they may reconcile and begin healing!
  • Death F... Sam Adams 2012/06/23 04:25:32
    Death Faerie
    So its a religious thing for you. I knew had to have an agenda. Stop preaching at people. Keep your religion to yourself.
  • tweet_tweet 2012/05/31 17:24:03
    No
    tweet_tweet
    +3
    The women I know who had one aren't too proud of it.
  • Vitalani 2012/05/30 00:20:06
    Yes
    Vitalani
    +3
    Yes absolutely, many are. Some are not. It all depends on the person.
  • Awesome T Vitalani 2012/06/07 23:52:21
    Awesome T
    +1
    You are right sadly some women have multiple abortions and don't think nothing of it
  • Vitalani Awesome T 2012/06/08 00:42:14
    Vitalani
    +1
    ..... The sad part is people sticking their noses where they don't belong. Who are you to say it's sad?
  • Awesome T Vitalani 2012/06/08 23:38:47
    Awesome T
    I am allowed to think whatever I want whether you like it or not and I'm not about have an e argument with you or nobody else
  • Vitalani Awesome T 2012/06/08 23:54:08
    Vitalani
    Then perhaps you should not have opened your mouth my dear. YOU started this conversation, not me. And if you don't want to debate then Sodahead is not the right place for you.
  • Sister Jean 2012/05/29 20:43:20
  • Pocahontas 2012/05/29 19:55:36
    Yes
    Pocahontas
    +2
    At the time I am voting, 21 people have voted "yes" and 21 have voted "no". Which illustrates exactly what I thought when I read the question: Some women are and some are not.
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/05/29 18:34:59
    No
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +3
    I think 'happy' is not the correct word. They made a decision and live with it - I would have serious concerns about someone celebrating an abortion
  • Queen Katherine 2012/05/29 18:06:32
    Yes
    Queen Katherine
    +2
    It's 50/50 Some are and some aren't
  • Willie 2012/05/29 15:20:51
    Yes
    Willie
    +3
    How about "relieved?" Women don't have abortions for fun. They have them because they are faced with a pregnancy that they can't carry to term (for whatever reason) and have made a decision that the best option is to terminate it.

    Do some have regrets later on? I'm sure they do. Do some never look back? I'm sure that happens as well.

    Whatever the case, this is a decision to be be made by a woman and her doctor, and the woman's partner if she chooses to let him in on it, and no business of anyone else, especially the government.
  • ~Roxy~Navy~Brat~ 2012/05/29 08:00:45
    No
    ~Roxy~Navy~Brat~
    +4
    I don't think happy is the right word. I personally am happy to have the option but if I ever were to get one I don't think I would be happy about it.
  • beach bum 2012/05/29 05:59:42
  • Relay 2012/05/29 04:09:01
    Yes
    Relay
    +2
    depends on the situation and the person...
  • Heptarch 2012/05/29 03:37:29
    Yes
    Heptarch
    +2
    Some are, some aren't. I know a handful of such women. I wouldn't say they are "happy" with their choice, but they are satisfied that it was the right one.
  • none 2012/05/29 03:11:15
    Yes
    none
    +2
    Most of the time yes they do.
  • ♒ßεllεchεvεllε®♒ 2012/05/29 01:40:21
    No
    ♒ßεllεchεvεllε®♒
    +5
    They may be happy with having the option, but I've never met a woman who took that decision lightly or with glee.
  • Trish 2012/05/29 01:39:44
    No
    Trish
    +3
    Truly, I think they believe they have, but deep down they wonder what could have been.
  • wtw 2012/05/29 00:43:38
    No
    wtw
    +4
    Just a guess but from all I have seen there is a lot of guilt around that issue! A British survey says an over=whelming majority do regret it!
    http://www.lifenews.com/2006/...
  • Sam Adams wtw 2012/06/07 18:38:45
    Sam Adams
    +1
    That is a good one, but there are more surverys--most taken anonymously to reduce bias--that say the same thing.
  • wtw Sam Adams 2012/06/08 02:52:02
    wtw
    Hey if you don't believe your own liberal press who are you going to believe-people believe whatever they want but I have counseled many who have and to the person they feel guilty!
  • psychobabe 2012/05/29 00:14:06
    Yes
    psychobabe
    +2
    That's really a blanket question and can't really be answered.
  • ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪ 2012/05/29 00:10:06
    No
    ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪
    +3
    Maybe some but not every woman thinks the same.
  • Brian 2012/05/28 23:58:59
    No
    Brian
    +1
    I can onlt address the ones that I know that have, and no they we definately not happy. A permanet solution to a temporary problem.
  • aherbert 2012/05/28 23:46:40
    Yes
    aherbert
    I am not cool with either option … abortion is a hard choice for a women. The women that make the choice have to deal with the aftermath…
  • Linnster 2012/05/28 23:34:32
    Yes
    Linnster
    Neither answer is right. Is the woman who decides on an abortion any happier with her choice than the one who carried the baby to term and gave it up for adoption?
  • Sam Adams Linnster 2012/06/07 18:39:49 (edited)
    Sam Adams
    NO. Unquestionably and without a doubt. I have never seen, talked to or treated a woman who was sorry she gave her child life, and I deal with this subject professionally from time to time. I have seen many, MANY sorry that they chose death for their unborn children.

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