• Question: Do you agree with abortion?

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      Asked by 959drud48 to Anne, Florence, Mark, Neil, Sinead on 17 Nov 2015.
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        Sinead Balgobin answered on 17 Nov 2015:

        I do agree with abortion. I won’t go into a long, deep discussion about all the arguments for and against (or this answer would be days long), but I think it is a woman’s choice to have an abortion, and religious beliefs (decided hundreds of years ago in patriarchal societies) shouldn’t dictate what a woman can or can’t do with their body. Pregnancy can be dangerous for both mother and child, and the life that follows might also be dangerous. Having a child is a choice and a freedom that women should be afforded. This is especially true in medical cases where pregnancy puts a woman’s life in danger.

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        Florence McCarthy answered on 17 Nov 2015:

        I do but it is a deeply personal decision and I totally respect other points of view. My feeling is that the rights of the mother should not be lost in the argument.

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        Neil Day answered on 18 Nov 2015:

        My own personal belief is that all life should be respected and protected and that includes the life of an unborn child. Therefore as a general principle I do would not agree with abortion
        However I recognise this is a very emotive and complex issue and I do respect other peoples point of view on this subject. In some situations, the rights of the unborn child and the rights of the mother have to be balanced.