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Published: Monday, Jan. 21 2013 11:55 p.m. MST

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Salt Lake City, UT

Statistically the nations with the lowest abortion rates in the world aren't even nations where it's illegal, but are the nations with the lowest pregnancy rates (no pregnancy, no need to consider abortion). Belgium and the Netherlands have the lowest abortion rates and it's not like they're choosing life more than others since they also are among the lowest for birth rates. If you stop unintended pregnancies from happening then you'd get rid of most abortions. Of course, the pro-life movement opposes Belgiums' methods.

City, Ut

"I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?

...By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve her problems. And, by abortion, that father is told that he does not have to take any responsibility at all for the child he has brought into the world. The father is likely to put other women into the same trouble.... Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion... abortion which brings people to such blindness." Mother Tereasa, Washington DC, February 1994

Cache county, USA

Pagan. Do you have kids?
Did you stop drinking alcohol and smoking while pregnant?
If they aren't born yet, then why did you stop?

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

When Republicans can accept a policy of aborations for "rape, incest, life and health of the Woman, and viability of the fetus, and th decision is to be made by the Doctor, the woman, her family and her clergy if desired -- with NO Government and NO bosey-busy-bodies business." -- then, I can support it.

The GOPs extremeist all-or-nothing stubborn mindset of No aborations, ever, not for ANY reason -- is both archaic and totally against my LDS Church beliefs.

From a political stand point - they can continue to loose the minority [soon to be majority] ethnic voters, women, young people, gays, muslims, etc. and every other American not just like Archie Bunker.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Another twisted irony --

The anti-abortion folks who call themselves "Pro-Life",

Are also the:

Pro-Death Penalty,
Pro-Assault rifle, mass killing weapons, no background checks, no restrictions what-so-ever, I'll kill you if you try to steal my television, supporters.

Cache county, USA

If you had a child that got pregnant at 15, and they were healthy, not raped, hated the TV, loved guns, and supported wars, would you let them have the baby?

Hayden, ID

@ Pagan. At least you HAD a birthday! Millions of others never had a birthday because their lives were snuffed out before they could be born. God help this nation, if it is not too late!

Cedar City, UT

I think the LDS Church has the 2 inter-related "right" principled policies:

1. Abortion is against the standards of the Church except in the rare occurances of rape, incest or a serious risk to the mother.

2. Birth control is a personal choice, and should be used under the guidance of the Spirit.

The Church is opposed to the use of violence, threats or intimidation related to keeping someone from using their agency in this matter. A Christ-like approach of offering love, hope, scriptural advice and empathy is appropriate.

Deep Space 9, Ut

To "Pagan" I hate to tell you this, since your Jr. High and Highschool health classes failed to teach you this. The woman chose to risk pregnancy when she had sex. All Row v. Wade did was to remove the consequences of her bad choice.

Think of it this way. When people go to Vegas to gamble, they accept the risk that they may lose their money. Your ilk have worked to make sex consequence free with respect to pregnancy.

To "Truthseeker" and "atl134" how much easier do you want access to contraception to be? Costco sells boxes with 50 condoms in it for $15, and Target has birth control pills for $9/month. Keeping clothed is free, and is 100% effective.

If the problem is birth control and paying for it, maybe those women should insist that their man buy them some instead of buying them dinner once in a while.

Colorado Springs, CO

Redshirt: Where's the man's responsibility in all this? If men were the ones that got pregnant, this would not be an issue. And when men are held responsible monetarily, maybe there would be less abortions. Abortion is not because of women; it is because of men!

USS Enterprise, UT

To "xscribe" how about he buys the birth control? Most honorable men will pay for dinner when they ask a woman out, so he could at least pay for the birth control since it doesn't really cost that much.

Better yet. How about he keeps his pants on until he is married to his girlfriend.

How many abortions would we see if women told men that they will not have sex until after marriage, and then only with their husbands?

Cedar Hills, UT

I would hate to have to stand before the Savior and attempt to defend an abortion

salt lake city, UT

There is no proof that people who have abortions will someday have to stand before the savior and defend themselves. The only ones who know for sure are the dead, and they're not talking. Follow your own conscience and let everyone else do the same.

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