Whenever this discussion comes up, I'm reminded of Alyson Draper. Draper was pro-life, until she had to choose to end a late-term pregnancy in order to save herself. An excerpt: "I lay on the hospital floor, bawling hysterically, for twelve hours, waiting for an ethics committee of the health care corporation to decide my case justified what had to be done. My health was in danger due to the dead fetus. My husband and I consulted our LDS Bishop, who assured me I needed to do what I had to do, that it was even within LDS guidelines to do so. He reminded me I had six kids (a blended family) at home who needed their mother to live. The abortion was terrible. It was done very gently, by Caesarean section, leaving the babies in their amniotic sacs. The living baby passed very quickly. It was horrific. I think it even affected my dear physician, as he had never had to end a pregnancy before. I developed PTSD for which I had to be treated for years, mostly because of the fact I had to have it at all. No woman should have to have the state have a say in the most painful decision she will ever make. Nobody is tearing babies apart in late term. They are always humanely done, only in situations where there is a non-viable or severely defective fetus and/or the mother’s health is at risk." The full article: Mormon Mom Has An Abortion Story Donald Trump Needs To Hear | HuffPost An another note, it needs to be stated that Planned Parenthood DOES NOT use taxpayer money to fund abortions-- because it would be illegal for them to do so. Planned Parenthood - FactCheck.org How Federal Funding Works at Planned Parenthood Trump proposes cutting Planned Parenthood funds. What does that mean? And just to state my stance, in case anyone is confused: I don't believe I could ever go through with an abortion. And I hope I am never faced with that choice. I want to be a mother one day. And I plan to be a darn good one. My child will be born when I am ready to give him/her the life he/she deserves. Until then, I have an IUD that has me covered for 10 years. For those of you arguing that BC is unhealthy, I would encourage you to research non-hormonal BC. I have Paraguard, which is just a simple piece of copper that damages sperm. No side effects whatsoever (aside from the body's initial adjustment). All that said, I'm absolutely pro-abortion. The decision to end a pregnancy is between the woman, her doctor, and whoever else she chooses to involve. The government has no place in these very personal, very unique decisions.