Hillary Clinton Changed My View on Abortion

During the third presidential debate, Hillary Clinton was asked about her stance on abortion. As she answered the question, she spoke on late-term abortions. It is here that my view on abortion changed.

For most of my life, I have struggled with where I stand when it comes to abortion. Personally, I tend to be against abortion due to my personal religious beliefs combined with believing that stopping a beating heart is murder. Although I am personally against abortion, I tend to be pro-choice in certain circumstances. The reasoning for this is that I feel a woman has the right to be the owner of her own body. Even if I do not agree with her choice, I do not feel I have the right to decide for her.

Even though I tend to be pro-choice, I have always been against abortions after the first trimester. For the longest time, I have believed that there should be laws in place to prevent such acts. That is until I listened to Hillary Clinton speak about abortion during the final presidential debate. Clinton spoke about how some women do not get the news about the risk to their life until toward the end of their pregnancy. While listening I started to put myself in the shoes of the women (and their families) that have had to make a decision to abort their baby to save their own life. To make that decision would be the hardest decision of a person’s life. I hope that I will never have to be in a situation where I have to choose between the mother of my child’s life or my child’s life.

I have come to realize that my view on limiting abortions to the first trimester is unrealistic. There are times where abortions are required after the first trimester to save the life of the mother carrying the child. With this being said, I still stand behind believing abortion is murder. However, I do not believe we should restrict someone from being able to make a decision to save the life of a mother. Did Hillary Clinton’s comments on abortion change your view on the issue?

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2 thoughts on “Hillary Clinton Changed My View on Abortion

  1. My issue with late term abortion is that these babies can be saved and put up for adoption. In these abortions, the woman was dilated with laminaria, which are sticks made of seaweed that are placed in the woman’s cervix. These sticks slowly absorb fluid and dilate the cervix; they can be kept in overnight or longer. Drugs were injected into the baby to kill him or her on the first day the procedure. Late-term abortions are often performed in a similar way today. Janet Rogers* worked in a hospital that performed abortions. After 30 years, she has come forward with her story. https://www.lifesitenews.com/pulse/she-was-alive-and-crying-abortion-nurse-quits-after-baby-born-alive-left-to

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  2. We definitely should do everything we can to save a child, but I struggle with forcing a mother to die in order to save said child. As for how they perform abortions, I am curious if there are easier ways on the mother and the child. That may be something that I research in the future. Thank you for your comment!

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