reply to post by justsomeboreddude
Well for me, it's not about convenience. I pay for my birth control, I follow all directions, and the pill I take is 99.9% effective. But if for some
reason I fell into that .1%, it's not like I wasn't trying.
The reason I would abort in that case is because I want the best life for my child. I would not want to bring a child into the world when I cannot
house it, feed it, clothe it, or sustain a job that allows me to do so. Until I have completed my education, I would be unable to care for a child.
And although many people are looking to adopt a child, many more children are homeless or in foster care. I would not want a child that I created to
possibly have a bad life.
I am very scientific and I am not religious, and I think perhaps that sometimes goes hand in hand with liberals (not always) and conservatives are
more religious. So I don't have the Bible hanging over my head, only my interests and those for my offspring and their optimal survival. I am not yet
developed enough to have a child physically, I would probably have medical problems because of my small size, and even when I am ready to have a child
in maybe 10 years, I will probably require a C section. This is considered major surgery and I do not have the money to go through this procedure
safely at this point in time, along with all the prenatal care that I would need to make sure my child is healthy.
I also don't believe that a fetus' brain is developed enough to be considered conscious until the third trimester, and I don't believe that a fetus
can sustain it's own life until that point. My mother is a midwife and I know these facts with complete certainty in all but VERY VERY rare cases
that are usually not backed up very well.
I would never have a third trimester abortion. I would never have unprotected sex. I take the pill because it is the best form of birth control for
me, personally. I do not consider that, in my own case, aborting a fetus if I did happen to conceive one would be considered "torture."
For the record, I do believe there are better forms of abortion available based on situations and circumstances. I also know a few people who have had
abortions, and they are all confident that they made the right choice for themselves at the time. I also know many people who have had children at 17
or 18. I know that if I did so, my child would not be living an optimal life if it did continue to develop.
So... I mean... that's why. Everyone should be on birth control. But for the record, if I did happen to get pregnant now (on the pill), my fetus
would be at high risk for many complications and occasionally abortions are required for medical reasons due to this factor.