Did baby make you pro-life/choice? The Pretty Poodle™ 1 child; Illinois 7341 posts
Jan 24th '13

Was reading this article:

And it made me wonder...did having a child change your political stance on abortion?? Did you still feel strongly about the same side before and after becoming a parent?

If you didnt change your stance did you ever rethink it?

melindapple 1 child; Michigan 5425 posts
Jan 24th '13

No having a baby didn't change my stance. And by "re-think" do you mean like second guess, or reflect on my stance? I have thought about why I believe what I believe, other than that no change at all.

..Adele.. 18 kids; your moms ass, HI, United States 22680 posts
status Jan 24th '13

my opinions have never flip flopped..If anything they're stronger..I still believe a woman should have the right to an abortion if she feels she needs one.
I hope in my life I never have to make that choice but if I do I'm glad I have it as an option.

Chellie 3 kids; Vegas, Nv, United States 4824 posts
Jan 24th '13

I had an abortion after my husband and I first started dating. Won't go into the back story of it. We got married 5 months after that and got pregnant again. We now have two boys.

Would I ever get another abortion? No because the baby would be planned and wanted. I would if I were raped and got pregnant. And I probably would if I found out that my baby was not going to survive birth because I could not handle that emotional trauma with carrying a baby and not going home with one.

I still believe it is the woman's right to choose to have an abortion or not. I have always felt that way. However my personal actions I could not get another abortion if the baby is from my husband, aside from the reason above. We take care to not have an "oops" though I know it is still possible every time we have sex no matter the precautions we take.

BrookeT Due April 26; Fort McMurray, Alberta 440 posts
Jan 24th '13

Being pregnant didnt change my political view on abortion. I will always be pro-choice but it did change my personal view. I always thought I would be okay with having an abortion if I thought it was best for my situation but after being pregnant I know I wouldnt.

Emma Catherine's mommy 1 child; Michigan 74 posts
Jan 24th '13

my first pregnancy defiantly changed my opinion. I was always pro life until i got pregnant and then i understood why someone would be pro choice

KissMeFinnNelson<3 1 child; 2 angel babies; Glasgow, Scotland, UK, United Kingdom 5419 posts
Jan 24th '13

I've always been pro choice. Getting pregnant at 19 and feeling like there was no way I could've aborted my now DS didn't change that, I've always supported the right to choose and frequently bombard local politicians when anything is going through parliament concerning abortion law in the UK.

Emmygog 1 child; Washington 809 posts
Jan 24th '13

I was always pro-choice but told myself I'd never personally have an abortion. Now, after having my son? I would have an abortion without hesitation if I found myself pregnant. I never want to be in that situation because I would have a hard time with it after the fact, I'm sure, but I know without a doubt I wouldn't want to keep the baby or put them up for adoption. I think I feel this way because my son is pretty much exactly what I wanted in a child and I don't think I'm capable of giving an equal amount of love to another baby as well.

Before Felix came along, I knew a kid was a lot of work but it's a lot different when you actually experience parenthood. I never want to deal with a newborn again. My son has always been a great baby, yet I still never want a tiny baby again. I couldn't imagine having a second baby who was potentially really hard to handle. Not even gonna risk it. lol

Mama Kat ♥ 3 kids; NAPLES, ME, United States 9636 posts
Jan 24th '13

Honestly it did. I was pro-life until I had my first. I never faulted anyone who had one but I always thought I could never make that choice.However if having another baby put myself in danger I couldn't go through with that pregnancy and leave my daughter without her mother. Or even just not being able to afford said baby. I need to make sure that first and foremost my daughter has what she needs. I guess I couldn't wrap my head around that before.

Destinite 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 35130 posts
Jan 24th '13

This is one stance I've been very consistent with even after becoming a mother.

~~~~~~~~~~~ Thailand 339 posts
Jan 24th '13

Having a child made me more pro-choice.

I love my baby, no doubt, but I had a very rough time going through pregnancy. I didn't find out I was pregnant until 10 weeks which was after I quit my first job (because I was sick all the time because I was pregnant.) After I found out, I immediately wanted an abortion. We called all the local OBs and one clinic actually lied to us for WEEKS that they performed abortions. We would make an appointment for the next week and they would call a few days later to reschedule for the next week. After about three weeks of this, they informed us they did not perform abortions.

By that time, I was 13 weeks (3 weeks from being too far to have an abortion in my state.) We found a clinic that really did perform abortions - it was a 2 hour drive away and, by state law, we had to visit, do counseling, and return 24 hours later to have the procedure done. We did the first visit but could not come up with the money to pay for the procedure before those 3 weeks were up.

I was seriously depressed and did quite a few regrettable things. I would NEVER wish the emotional trauma I went through on anybody else. Now I have my baby and I decided to keep her and I make sacrifices for her every day. It isn't her fault. But no woman should be forced or manipulated into carrying out a pregnancy.

Bangarang 10 kids; Muthafuckin, GA, United States 27083 posts
Jan 24th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Big Booty Heaux™:</b>" Was reading this article: ... [snip!] ... strongly about the same side before and after becoming a parent? If you didnt change your stance did you ever rethink it?"</blockquote>

I was severely pro-life before I got pregnant. Became pro-choice a few months into pregnancy. All the pro-life arguments just seemed so illogical and wrong once I experienced an unwanted pregnancy.

Barfy McVomitron Due July 19; 4 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 29256 posts
Jan 24th '13

would I get an abortion? no. do I agree with it? no. however, I'm pro choice because of the flipside of the coin. I don't want the government deciding how many kids I have, people certainly give me a lot of shit for having four and wanting more. it's my uterus,my choice! if I want to have 50 babies, that's my choice

Barfy McVomitron Due July 19; 4 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 29256 posts
Jan 24th '13

I forgot to add, I was pro-life until having kids. once I wanted a big family I changed because I thought China was sick to have the one child policy.

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 3 kids; Colorado 21081 posts
Jan 24th '13

It just made me even more pro-choice