What I am going to write may sound harsh to some, but the whole issue with the apparent 'delicacy' of the whole abortion matter is down to only one
thing, and that is the belief that human beings are somehow 'special'.
I read everywhere that ending an embryo's heartbeat is cruel and that we murder human beings etc. To be honest, humans are no more and no less
important than any mammals and a few other beings.
We of course would think we are because we are humans ourselves. However Nature herself has no care for each individual living thing. It doesn't
matter if individuals make it or not. The global aim is to keep on being fertile and somehow make enough of each species to survive. If the species
doesn't survive, then tough, it wasn't adapted enough.
In nature, abortion is often used by animals. For example deer can tell if a winter is going to be harsh or mild. If they are pregnant and a harsh
winter may be on the line, they abort by eating specific herbs which cause contractions.
The deer isn't upset about this and frankly nobody else is either. It knows that it will have viable offspring next year, which will have a far better
chance of survival.
There are other examples but I am a little in a rush and can't quite do as much research right now.
I would go as far as to say an baby elephant is far more important than a human, considering its gestation time is so much longer. We don't value rats
[well I do] because their gestation time is short and we associate its length with importance.
There are far too many humans on this Earth, there are not enough Elephants. Thus it is to me far worse to kill an Elephant mother with baby for
example than a few human cells which will not ever have had any chance to even know that they 'almost' existed.
I am open to reincarnation. If it was true, than the worst thing that could happen is that the soul which could have gone into one body, will end up
in another. No big deal.
If there are no souls or anything, then all we are talking about are a few cells.
Before contraception was as easy as today humans went as far as having the child and then killing it if they did not have enough resources. Those were
accepted practices in history. Wasting resources on an offspring with a high chance of dying early is just illogical Also small children died quite
regularly of natural means such as diseases or hypothermia etc.
Therefore people made more of them.
Us humans are only question abortion based on man-made ethics and concerns.
Women have babies when we can't afford them or we have a hereditary disease, or we have them when our partners are unreliable or we are on drugs or
sick. People have babies in all kinds of circumstances all the time.
That doesn't mean the babies will all live good lives. Quite the contrary. So in certain circumstances I not only believe, but KNOW that abortion is
the kinder option.
Some may not think so but that is only because of some inexplicable guilt and the idea that humans are somehow different from all other life here on
I can only say one thing. If you are happy with abortion, then you have nothing to feel guilty about. If you don't like it, don't get pregnant when
you shouldn't. It's that easy.
edit on 17-8-2013 by Hecate666 because: (no reason given)