Hello There, Guest! Register

Or login with facebook connect Facebook, or Windows Live

Login or Register to remove all advertising



1 user browsing this thread: (0 members, and 1 guest).

Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
A Little Perspective on a Difficult Decision
Author Message
mark-in-dallas
Offline
Administrator




Joined: Aug 2009
Sex: Male
Posts: 3,267

Reputation: 2257
Rep Post

Thanks Given: 1278
Thanks received:
3368 thanks in 1427 posts



Post: #1
A Little Perspective on a Difficult Decision
11-11-2011 8:01 AM

I am not pro life, nor am I really pro choice. I have maybe a unique viewpoint on abortion rights, which I won't get into details over and bore everyone, but in essence I don't think that choice should be a fine line drawn in the sand, and each woman's circumstances and past behavior should play a part in the right to abort a pregnancy.

But, in the scenario below I think the doctor added a little perspective to the woman's reasoning, and I got a kick out of it, so I thought I'd share it:

Quote:A worried woman went to her gynecologist and said:

'Doctor, I have a serious problem and desperately need your help! My baby is not even 1 year old and I'm pregnant again. I don't want kids so close together.'

So the doctor said: 'Ok and what do you want me to do?'

She said: 'I want you to end my pregnancy, and I'm counting on your help with this.'

The doctor thought for a little, and after some silence he said to the lady: 'I think I have a better solution for your problem. It's less dangerous for you too.'

She smiled, thinking that the doctor was going to accept her request.

Then he continued: 'You see, in order for you not to have to take care of 2 babies at the same time, let's kill the one in your arms. This way, you could rest some before the other one is born. If we're going to kill one of them, it doesn't matter which one it is. There would be no risk for your body if you chose the one in your arms.'

The lady was horrified and said: 'No doctor! How terrible! It's a crime to kill a child!'

'I agree', the doctor replied. 'But you seemed to be OK with it, so I thought maybe that was the best solution.'

The doctor smiled, realizing that he had made his point.

Nobody changes until the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of change....

A guilty conscience can be more cruel a judge than any court of law. In the end its not how many toys we had, and all that we ever were are the impressions we left on those we leave behind, so live your life as you'd want to be remembered when you're gone!
11-11-2011 8:01 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Thanks given by Hamed, shadowknight, Fly So Hi
Login or register to remove all advertising

CanadianGuy45
Offline
Serious Poster




Joined: Jan 2012
Sex: Male
Posts: 936

Reputation: 1030
Rep Post

Thanks Given: 2110
Thanks received:
1154 thanks in 449 posts



Post: #2
RE: A Little Perspective on a Difficult Decision
02-04-2012 4:56 PM

very interesting read. Point well taken. Everyone has their own opinion, as do I. All i will say is that i like that doctor.

Journal:
http://pherotruth.com/Thread-Life-in-a-Northern-Town


Mone Stash:
Damn near everything!
02-04-2012 4:56 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
wiserd
Offline
I'm so meta, even this acronym




Joined: Nov 2011
Sex: Male
Posts: 1,390

Reputation: 1390
Rep Post

Thanks Given: 1480
Thanks received:
1325 thanks in 676 posts



Post: #3
RE: A Little Perspective on a Difficult Decision
02-10-2012 2:02 PM

Birth is much more dangerous than abortion.

I certainly think there's a moral cost involved with abortion. But with Jon Kyl lying recently to try and get Planned Parenthood defunded I 'm sick of all the dishonesty used to promote the pro-life agenda. Especially when it misrepresents the cost to a woman's health to make its point, as it seems to rather consistently do... not a stab at you, Mark. Just my reaction.

[Image: Example.jpg]
02-10-2012 2:02 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
mark-in-dallas
Offline
Administrator




Joined: Aug 2009
Sex: Male
Posts: 3,267

Reputation: 2257
Rep Post

Thanks Given: 1278
Thanks received:
3368 thanks in 1427 posts



Post: #4
RE: A Little Perspective on a Difficult Decision
02-10-2012 2:06 PM

(02-10-2012 2:02 PM)wiserd Wrote:  not a stab at you, Mark. Just my reaction.

No stab perceived. Guess you must have missed my opeining statement in the thread. Big Grin

Nobody changes until the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of change....

A guilty conscience can be more cruel a judge than any court of law. In the end its not how many toys we had, and all that we ever were are the impressions we left on those we leave behind, so live your life as you'd want to be remembered when you're gone!
02-10-2012 2:06 PM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
wiserd
Offline
I'm so meta, even this acronym




Joined: Nov 2011
Sex: Male
Posts: 1,390

Reputation: 1390
Rep Post

Thanks Given: 1480
Thanks received:
1325 thanks in 676 posts



Post: #5
RE: A Little Perspective on a Difficult Decision
02-10-2012 2:26 PM

(02-10-2012 2:06 PM)mark-in-dallas Wrote:  No stab perceived. Guess you must have missed my opeining statement in the thread. Big Grin

Cool. cool. I just didn't want any confusion.

[Image: Example.jpg]
02-10-2012 2:26 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Login or register to remove all advertising


Share This Thread
Del.icio.us Digg FURL FaceBook Stumble Upon Reddit SlashDot Ask BlinkBits BlinkList Co.mments Delirious Feed Me Links Google Bookmarks Linkagogo Ma.gnolia MSN Live Netscape Netvouz Newsvine RawSugar Rojo Smarking Socializer Sphinn Spurl Squidoo Tailrank Technorati Yahoo My Web
Post Reply 


Forum Jump:


Login or Register to remove all advertising
Love Scent 468x60
Current time: 04-23-2014, 5:50 AM
Contact Us Home Return to Content Lite (Archive) Mode RSS Syndication Forum Disclaimer