Topic What's your opinion on abortion?
28 Jul 2013 23:27
My thoughts on abortion are this...
As things currently stand, it is legal and relatively readily available in my country, The United Kingdom. As far as I know, there are no plans to change this.
In my opinion, if it IS legal, then we shouldn't really be judging people who exercise their rights to terminate a pregnancy. It is their legal right, it's that simple. Why should it be more acceptable for one woman to end her pregnancy because it's ectopic and might just kill her than for another who's been careless or unlucky enough to get pregnant? The consequences of her seeing that pregnancy to full term will have life long consequences for her and the baby, whether she keeps the child or abandons it or gives it up for adoption. Her decision to end her pregnancy is no less valid than the other woman's.
It doesn't make any difference.
Any woman's decision to end a pregnancy is her's and her's alone. If she is lucky enough to be in a position where she has a supportive partner, friends, family to help her through it, well, that's better, you need strong people around you, love and support, if you're going to cope, whether that's with a baby or with a voided womb from miscarriage or termination.
Loss. To lose a child is a loss, no matter the circumstances and even in situations where a woman has "foolishly" gotten herself pregnant and had an abortion, there is fear and there is loss. What if she can't conceive again, what if she keeps it? What if, what if, what if? How many older woman have found themselves pregnant when they thought their childbearing years were behind them? What if they couldn't bear the thought of the toll it would have on their body, the years of looking after an infant? Who are we to pour scorn on their decision not to go through that again?
How many woman who have a termination when they are young, won't imagine what their child would have become, what age they would be now, how their life would have been had they not taken the decision they did? Not many.
In nature, female animals often simultaneously abort their young, infants are often culled when hierarchies change; a male lion taking over a pack will generally kill off any cubs that are not his, mothers have been known to kill their young when in danger etc etc etc.
I guess you'd call it natural selection but we don't judge them for it, well, I don't.
My mother got pregnant with me when she was a schoolgirl and too young. Would her life have been easier if she'd gotten an abortion? Yes, I believe it would - I know that she probably wouldn't have ended up the mentally unbalanced man who knocked the shit out of her and the rest of us whenever he saw fit.
I think that if you are serious about wanting to help babies and children, then you have a choice - you can whine about women and their right to termination, the moral implications of that, but you're pissing into the wind - what's done is done.
If you want to make an actual difference, there are literally millions of REAL LIVE kids dying every single fucking day - go help them. Help the ones who DO have a life, the starving ones, the abused ones, the disadvantaged ones, the ones in war torn countries, the sick ones, the ones with junkie parents, the ones with no future, the ones destined to a shit life.
Educate them, feed them, cure them, save them - so they can stop the vicious cycle.
Give them a chance - go volunteer, demonstrate against cruelty, poverty, fascist regimes, sponsor a kid, donate some money, give up some of your precious time, become a doctor, an activist. These are the ones that really need your voice. Not the figurative ones.
There is so much that you/we can do if we'd just get off our arses and do it. It's all fine and well to sit here pontificating about the rights and wrongs but it gets us nowhere.
Don't waste your time banging your gums about this, it's pointless. Put that energy into something for the greater good.
Because by standing by, watching and doing nothing when children are dying, well, who am I to judge?
That was awesome.
I think more people. Not just pro lifers like I said before, should concentrate on the children already born. Such a shame there are so many unwanted children already without parents. Lets do something about that first.. You have all these people up in arms about fetuses but they won't adopt six year old Timmy in foster care. What the hell?