posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 06:46 PM
reply to post by AnteBellum
What does "pro-choice" mean?
That is the key question. My last son was born at 26 weeks. He was less than 2lbs, and he is now a healthy 3 year old little monster, and I
couldn't live without him.
Does pro-choice mean anyone should be able to abort any baby at any time? Because if that is the case, then some people will be murdering highly
developed babies at 30-something weeks that could easily survive on their own!
It is ludicrous for women to assume that men have no emotional attachment to an unborn child. We grow up dreaming of becoming a father the same way
women do. When we learn that a woman is pregnant, we run through the fairytale the same as women do. We imagine playing baseball, and learning to
drive, and letting them crawl in bed with us during a thunderstorm. If a woman thinks it is entirely her choice to destroy a living being without any
input from the father, it is entirely selfish and borderline criminal.
There are plenty of cases where people have been convicted for murdering an unborn child via DUI or assault or even accidents.
NOW, I will also argue the flipside for you,
There is no such thing as "Pro-Life" either. We can't legislate to the majority. Every case is unique. Maybe there is a health issue with the
mother or the baby. Maybe the decision is made so early that the baby is not developed and could never survive on its own. Maybe there is an issue
of rape or abuse or incest. We can't allow legislation to tie the hands of the doctors and consenting adults.
So, I would never support an entirely "pro-life" agenda, but neither will I support a woman's selfish right to abort a full-term healthy baby
without any input from the father.
If there is some solution in the gray middle, then my ears are open.