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Cast Your Vote:

    • Yes, I agree with selective termination for any reason -- Votes: 35
    • Yes, I agree with selective termination for medical reasons -- Votes: 35
    • No, selective termination is not okay. -- Votes: 14
Selective Termination D&D user banned
12th Mar '13

Selective termination means essentially aborting one of more of fetus in a multiple pregnancy.

Some might choose selective termination for instance is you became pregnant with quadruplets.

Some might choose selective termination for medical reasons (i.e. one twin is not triving and is detrementally effecting the healthy twin)

How do you feel about selective termination?

What if someone was pregnant with twins but decided they only wanted 1 child? So they selectively terminated the second?

user banned (boy); 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
12th Mar '13

I can understand why. But, I wouldn't do it.

MamaMia_38wks Due August 14 (boy); Newark, Delaware 677 posts
12th Mar '13
Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:" Selective termination means essentially aborting one of more of fetus in a multiple pregnancy. Some ... [snip!] ... What if someone was pregnant with twins but decided they only wanted 1 child? So they selectively terminated the second?"


if it was absolutely medically necessary , than I can agree. But otherwise , no . thats just me & my opinion

I♥RYLEIGH 49 kids; Windsor, Ontario 10437 posts
12th Mar '13

To each their own. I'd have to be in the situation to know exactly what I'd do, but right now I could never.

[Doe Eyed Dirty Lurker] ; 18 kids; noneya, TN, United States 3245 posts
12th Mar '13

Its basically an abortion. I wouldn't do it myself but I support the option to have it done. There really is no difference IMO

♥MomToSilas+1♥ Due December 9; 1 child; ., IL, United States 11244 posts
12th Mar '13

I support the option but could never personally do it. I understand why.

JΔS Georgia 74551 posts
12th Mar '13

I wouldn't do it but I don't judge those who choose to.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
12th Mar '13

I think it's fine. If a woman doesn't want more than one baby at a time she should have the option to reduce. Same as if she just doesn't want to be pregnant at all, she should hav the option to terminate. Her reasons are no concern of mine.

.Enigma. clusterfuck, LA, Sri Lanka 107102 posts
12th Mar '13

It may not be something that I would choose for myself, but I can understand why some would in certain situations.

BrittanieY 18 kids; South Carolina 16634 posts
12th Mar '13

There are so many reasons why someone would do it that I couldn't judge it.



Pregnancies with multiples can be more complicated and taxing on the body. The chance of premature birth is higher. In terms of money, it's more kids and potentially time off work for bed rest.



As for medical termination, sometimes the best outcome is only one healthy baby. It's awful but it happens.



Tough situation all the way around.

jazzzzz* 2 kids; Beverly Hills, California 7558 posts
12th Mar '13

I'm pro choice. Her body her choice.

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 17288 posts
12th Mar '13

I wouldnt do it.



It would either be multiple babies or no baby. Medical or not.



However, I wouldnt care if anyone else did it for any reasons.



I just couldnt live with one child knowing I took away his twin. It would eat me alive.

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
12th Mar '13

It's fine for any reason.



I don't give a shit what someone does with their own body. Hopefully they would use some discretion as far as gestation and such but it is what it is..

Squid Kid Unavailable, NA, United States 32448 posts
12th Mar '13

It's no different than abortion, I definitely thought of that possibility.



But I couldn't deal with the moral choice of deciding who gets to live and who doesn't.

mom2hailey&leah&aria 3 kids; Florida 1280 posts
12th Mar '13

If it is medically necessary then yes but otherwise, I wouldn't do it. It would have to be something where say I had twins and one as thriving and one wasn't(meaning wasn't going to survive in the womb or once he/she was born) but the one that wasn't was starting to effect the healthy one and if I didn't do something both would not survive. I really don't see how you could choose one over the other though like you were having triplets but you didn't want to so you just terminate 1 or 2, I couldn't do it.