Basic Account, Created on 26 November 2003 (#1488316), Last updated on 3 December 2013 [Gift]
1) No pressuring. No judgment. No cloaking pressure/judgment as "personal opinions" on moral issues (e.g. "I personally believe that you should tell your boyfriend because he has a right to know." "I would never have an abortion past X weeks." "I am disabled, so I don't think it's right to abort because the fetus has downs syndrome.")
2) This is NOT a debate community. Debate leads to judgmental statements, which are not ok here as this is a safe space. So discussing your views on which kinds of abortions are ok and which are not, etc, is not allowed.
3) Lecturing women on their birth control, relationship, and other personal choices is also not allowed. more information on this policy here.
4) pregnancy/baby mentions. We have community members who choose to carry to term, and others who choose to carry to term on subsequent pregnancies, etc. These choices are 100% accepted in Abortioninfo. However, because many women choosing, going through, and recovering from abortions are triggered by/upset by/made emotional by discussions of pregnancies being carried to term and/or babies, we ask that you please:-use an LJ-cut for announcements that one is carrying a pregnancy to term/birth announcements/comments on an ongoing pregnancy one intends to carry to term
-not ask pregnancy-related questions here unless they are also related to abortion (I'd recommend vaginapagina or a pregnancy community for such questions). If you really need to ask one here for some reason, please put it behind a cut w/a sensitivity warning.
-not use baby/pregnancy icons here
There is more explanation/discussion of this policy here. Again, this policy is not intended to disparage anyone's choice or to make people feel uncomfortable choosing to carry to term. Many abortioninfo community members have chosen to carry to term at one point or another, including the community owner.