reply to post by James1982
Normally I just like to lurk, but every so often, there's a thread I feel the need to respond to. Let me start by saying you, sir, are NOT a realist
like you claim. I believe that if you truly were, you would calculate ALL sides of the subject, and understand them. But if this topic were a coin,
you seem to only care about one side, rather than the other.
I am pro-choice, and always will be. I personally believe that in the long run, abortion is a good thing. I shall explain my reasoning for this
thought process, besides the standard rape/incest problems. Let me start with one big thing.
Over-population. Our planet is completely over-populated. We, as a race, seem to keep making it worse, too. So many countries with starving
citizens, including our own. If we continue down this path, it won't be good for our races existence. Do you even remotely care about our planet,
or the human race as a whole? I know it's a silly question, but it stands, do you? Because if you truly did, you would be concerned with
One thing I learned while growing up in a small town in Colorado, is why hunting exists. It's not always just for food/sport, but also to control
populations of certain animals, so it doesn't hurt their ecosystem. If you remove too many predators, then deer can breed so much that it can hurt
them as a whole. Same with wolves in certain parts of the country. Sometimes they need to be hunted, to control the population.
Now I know we can't legally hunt humans. lol But that's not the point. The point is, abortion does help to control human population growth(though
not enough, our growth keeps getting worse and worse). Even though it may not help a lot, it helps a little. I know it sounds messed up, too, but
it's the truth. Humans, as a whole, need to stop having as many babies. Thanks to our scientific advancements, we live much longer, make many more
babies, and it's getting a bit out of control. Always bothers me when I hear couples talking about wanting 7-8 babies. But even though
over-population is a problem, I guess that is their choice.
Secondly, have you ever factored in the idea of children in foster homes? Does their existence/experiences factor into your equation? They do mine.
I've known many foster children, even dated one. All of them suffered from some pretty heavy emotional problems. Now how many children out there
end up staying in foster care until they're 18, because nobody either wants them, or they keep getting sent back because they're too unruly for
someone to take care of them? Not all, but quite a few.
So if someone out there knows for certain that they aren't capable of handling a child, and want an abortion, then good for them! It's their
choice. I personally feel, for quality of life, that doing that is a better option than having the child, and giving it up for adoption. Because
then, not only is it another life in an already over-populated world, but it's one that will now have abandonment/love issues.
Now, you will have the people who will abuse this process. They'll sleep around, get pregnant, and get an abortion like nothing is the matter. But
hey, if they can continually do that, would you want them to be a parent in the first place? The majority of people who get abortions, usually only
have one, and for very good reason(imo). But someone who can continually get one because to them, it's a form of birth control, those are the types
I wouldn't want to be parents in the first place. They have very little value on life. But still, it's their choice.
Now I understand how all of this can be avoided. In the perfect world, people would only have sex when in love and married, so when they become
pregnant, the child will be wanted. But we don't live in that perfect world. People have sex not only out of love, but lust. Always have, always
will. People have always done things in the past to try and get rid of an unwanted pregnancy. It's not new by any standards. Doesn't make it
right, but it also doesn't make it wrong.
To answer the questions you stated earlier, would I be willing to do those things to a fetus?? No, I wouldn't. But just because I'm not willing to
slaughter a chicken/cow, doesn't mean I'm going to become a vegetarian. That's why I feel your questions are just flat out silly to even ask.
They won't change a single mind. Didn't work for every pushy vegetarian.
Now though it may sound like it, I'm not some uncaring, unloving person. Quite the opposite, actually. I'm also very empathic, and can feel
people's emotions whether I want to or not. I can also see both sides of the coin in pretty much any situation, including ones where I was
wrong(though when mad, nobody likes admitting when they're wrongXD). That's why when it comes to this topic, I'm 100% pro-choice.