posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 06:57 AM
Im from the UK, and like many people outside the US, i've seen this same argument been debated in your country for years and years.
In the UK, abortion is completly legal, though counciling is needed before an abortion can be made, you can't just walk in and have an abortion, you
need to give reasons as to why you would want the abortion, tests to make sure that you are mentaly sound and are not being forced into making the
decision by somebody else. There is also a limit as to when you can have the abortion, where the rules become stricter the longer it is left (i
believe it is 3 months, after that it is illegal)
Making abortion illegal is taking away the freedom and control of your own body and is an insult to woman rights. If the mother truly believes in
pro-life, then she doesn't have to have the abortion, but she should respect others that are pro-choice.
Alot of the time the child also gets left out of the debate, would any of your want to be raised by a mother who resents you because she was not ready
for a child? A mother who is addicted to drugs and drink, can not afford to keep a roof over her head, and resents every day that you where born
because she blaims you?
Also, say that a woman was not allowed to have an abortion, she is a drug addict and alcoholic, pregnancy is an incredible emotional journey for
anyone. She is an addict and has a terrible standard of life, then the baby is born and it puts the whole world into perspective, she makes up her
mind to quit everything and do all what she can to become the fittest mother she could be.
Straight after the birth, social services (I don't know what you call them in the US) come around and decide that she is not fit to be a mother, the
child is taken away from birth. That woman has been on the most emotionaly intense 9 months of her life, finaly found the one person who is worth
changing for, and it gets taken away from her. How would she feel at that point? Suicidal would not be a supprise.
Let women have rights to their own body, don't force them to go and have a back ally abortion and destroy their bodies. We have a cut-off period for
a reason, backed by scientist reports (and believe me, they where serious reports, this is a very touchy subject and they are not going to just take 1
scientists opinion on the matter) and agreed the cut of date of 3months for a reason, the fetus at that point is too developed, and thus unethical to