First, let me apologize to those reading. This is going to be long. When I got my degree in the medical administrative field I focused a lot on
women's health and did my practicum at a pro-choice organization. I talked to a lot of women and did a lot of research. I have other reasons that I
may go into at a later date as to why women's reproductive rights is so important to me. For now, I will just warn you that I'm going to try to be
Originally posted by Charmed707
Pro-lifers don't condone the killing of the innocent unborn. If you end up with an 'unwanted' pregnancy, then you weren't responsible to begin with,
unless you were raped.
Innocent unborn what? The unborn fertilized egg? The zygote? The embryo? Is this your excuse for forced incubation? Are a few cells really more
important to the Anti-Choice crowd than all else? Most Anti-Choice people don't even believe in welfare or assistance to help support the children
they want forced into this world. According to the most current AFCARS (Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System Report) Report,
released in July 2012, there were approximately 400,540 children in the U. S. in foster care on September 30, 2011.
If they care
so much why aren't they adopting these children instead of butting their noses into other people's right to choose? Once a woman gives birth they wash
their hands of the situation. Mission accomplished. Welcome to poverty, abuse, neglect, and the foster care system. Happy birthday!
Let me reiterate - using birth control IS responsible to begin with. It's used to prevent pregnancy. It's part of a little something called "Family
Planning". When you aren't ready for a family you take precautions. When those precautions fail you then you make the decision of what's best. Both
decisions are being responsible. Taking away another woman's right to be responsible, to make those life changing choices, isn't the answer.
When you make choices, there are consequences. Choosing to have sex while fertile is taking the risk of creating a human life to be responsible
for. The government took no part in impregnating her. A woman who gets pregnant as a result of consensual sex is not an innocent bystander of
circumstances. She's directly responsible for the life existing inside of her- a life which should be protected. A woman facing the natural
consequences of her actions is NOT a victim- any way you slice it.
Any way you slice it, you're ignoring the fact that she was already acting responsible when she used birth control. The government took no part in her
and her partner's intercourse and the government should take no part in controlling the outcome. Her body - Her choice. Not the government. Not anyone
else's. Many, many women really are innocent bystanders when it comes to protecting themselves and then having that protection fail.
Diaphragms: 14 out of every 100 women will become pregnant
Cervical caps: 16 out of every 100 women will become pregnant
Leah's shield: 15 out of every 100 women will become pregnant
The Combination Pill: 8 out of every 100 women will become pregnant
Male condoms: 15 out of every 100 women will become pregnant
Female condoms: 21 out of every 100 women will become pregnant
Contraceptive Implant: less than one out of every 100 women will become pregnant
Contraceptive Patch: 8 out of every 100 women will become pregnant
Depo-Provera: 8 out of every 100 women will become pregnant
Fertility Awareness: 20 out of every 100 women will become pregnant
IUD: less than one out of every 100 women will become pregnant
Minipills: 10 out of every 100 women will become pregnant
Spermicide: 29 out of every 100 women will become pregnant
The Sponge: 16 out of every 100 women will become pregnant
Vaginal Ring: 8 out of every 100 women will become pregnant
Withdarwal: 27 out of every 100 women will become pregnant
My stance is that instead of trying to control what another human being does with their own body the Anti-Choice crowd should focus all their energy
on better birth control, better education, and better free access to both. The way to make abortion only necessary in cases of rape, incest, or life
threatening circumstances is to lessen the chance of pregnancy. What the Anti-Choice crowd does is INCREASE the chances of pregnancy and therefore
INCREASE abortion. They are their own worst enemy.
edit on 9/19/2012 by TempleCat because: Just a lil typo