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Simply put, the removal of a fetus from the womb.
A horrible thing that I wish would just disappear.
You know how the Republicans (and some Democrats) are always complaining about abortion. Well get this: As much as these politicians make gestures towards getting rid of abortion, they will NEVER completely eliminate it. Why? Because abortion produces plenty of tub-thumping. It allows politicians an issue to demagogue each other and appeal to people of faith with talk of the "right to life." Abortion is important to politicians because of its value as a political tool. If abortion simply disappeared, politicians would have to find another issue to emptily "debate" about.
Republican: Vote for me and I'll get rid of abortion.
Translation: We'll impose minor restrictions and pass 10 zillion resolutions. Because if we actually outlawed abortion, we'd lose our most important power-maintaining "issue." It's like the Eternal War in Nineteen Eighty-Four.
by Anonymous debunker of myths March 07, 2009
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I realize I'm only 15 and I don't know everything yet, but I do think I have the right to talk about abortion. I honestly don't agree with abortion. Some people don't think about the effects of their actions. They think that they can just say 'I don't want it so I’ll have an abortion.' And it is okay. But I’m sorry, that is not okay. YOU made the decision to have sex knowing that there was a chance you could get pregnant. Condoms bust and sometimes birth control doesn't work. If you don't want to risk it, don't have sex. Or get your tubes tied. A poor baby shouldn't have to die because you made the choice to have sex. And some people can’t have babies and others that can, take advantage if that situation. They don't realize how precious that life is. They don't realize the wonderful things it could have done if they didn't abort it. They think about themselves. And even if you can’t afford to have a baby, there is adoption. Killing a baby is just wrong. It did NOTHING to deserve to have its life taken away from it before it even gets a chance to breathe. Don’t want a baby? Don't have sex. That’s it.
Girl1: I can't afford to have this baby so I'll just have an abortion.
Girl2: Why not put it up for adoption?
by LaurenLane February 16, 2012
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The killing of a baby before it leaves the womb. A major issue in America, that shouldn't even be legal.
Ashley had an abortion yesterday. She was scared to tell her parents she was pregnant.
by JediMasterGirl September 03, 2009
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Termination of an unwanted or abnormal pregnancy.
by imsoboredimdoingthis July 22, 2003
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The act of ending an unwanted pregnancy.
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Masturbation is different from abortion. It doesn't kill an individual human being, only gametes die, same with when a female has her period.
by Vek April 08, 2005
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the removal of a unborn fetus and thus killing it. Personally, I do not support abortion because I think it is wrong and often used as birth control

HOWEVER

I also believe that since I am a man, it is not my place to tell women how to live their lives. Although I personally may think what they are doing is wrong, it is not my place to make a law banning this. And no, dont say "but its your responsibilty because its murder!" its not actually murder, more depriving someone of a future life. And think about it for two seconds: if you outlaw abortion, women will still get abortions. TRUST ME ON THIS. They will simply go to dangerous back alley abortion clinics.
Although I do not support abortion, I do believe its the womans right to choose
by i wanna piss on you May 30, 2006
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A procedure deemed as murder by those who think a victim of rape should not be entitled to.

Seen as evil by "Pro-Lifers" who think that war, death penalty, genocide, racism, and fascism are ok.
My freind was raped by 3 men and had an abortion, and an insane pro-lifer had the nerve to tell her to go to hell.
by Common Sence April 30, 2005
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