posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 06:11 PM
Been reading the debate so far, makes for some interesting thinking, so thanks for that.
In all honesty, I'm pro abortion. I don't know why really, which probably weakens my arguement, but it's just never occurred to me to think that
it's wrong. I can completely understand the arguement against it, saying that from the moment of conception it's alive, and therefore killing it
would be murder..but as much as I can understand that, I just don't agree with it. To me, as harsh as this might sound, I don't condsider a ball of
cells, while admittedly living, to be the same as a fully grown child, that can survive on it's own. So, to me the arguement that it's murder seems
a little strange. Though, not really on second thought, seeing as I've admitted it's living.
One example people have used a lot is rape, whether it can be justified then. Of course what the biological father did isn't the child's fault, just
as obviously it's not the woman's fault that she's fallen pregnant because of it. I just don't think that it's fair for the woman to be forced
to live with a reminder of what happened growing inside her for 9 months if she honest to god doesn't want to. In cases like this, I believe if she
wants an abortion and has thought about it, then she should be able to have one. Alright, by the same standard it's not fair for the unborn child,
but in all honesty my concern is for the mother, what's going to be most beneficial to her health, mental or otherwise. Again, same with pregnancies
occuring due to incest, although seeing as I'm talking about cases where it wasn't consensual and I've already addressed that above, I don't see
the need to go into it again.
The grey area for me is when it comes to women who've gotten pregnant because they didn't use protection or because the condom split, etc. First
off, I don't believe this is a damn excuse. You can quite easily go to the chemists and get the morning after pill (useful for up to 72 hours after
the unprotected sex occurred). Or hell, even before that, use some other form of protection, the contraceptive rod, or contraceptive injection. In
this day and age, when there's so many different types of contraception available to women, there's no excuse for having completely unprotected sex.
Now that that's out of my system.. I can still understand the arguement for abortion in this case. And I do think that it would be better for the
woman to have the child but give it up for adoption once it's born. That said, if the woman wants to get an abortion, I wouldn't stop her. To me
it's her choice.
Where I really want to say no, is when women get abortion after abortion, and just uses it as a form of birth control. That to me, is disgusting,
shows a complete lack of regard for the woman's own body. But, if she's so willing to do that, it says to me that she's not the type of woman
that's adult enough to raise a child. So..I could lean towards making her at least continue through the pregnancy and then have the child adopted
out, after birth. Problem is, I'd find myself uncomfortable with making someone continue a pregnancy they obviously didn't want. So..jury's
out for me on that last situation, I can't find an option that I'd be comfortable with.
Bottom line: I'd support whatever a woman chose to do. Though if she's using it as a form of contraception she needs to grow the # up and start
acting like a responsible member of society.
(And, as you can see from my going back and forth in my own mind, this isn't supposed to be an arguement, more, my own thoughts).