What is being pro-choice? Oh yes, it is having the right to make decisions on your body, and what to do. I’ll reiterate what my friend said, children feel pain at the start of 18-26 weeks. With that said, what conscience does a person have to say, “It is just a clump of cells.” It’s not, it’s a human being. It’s a person who can act, think, and yes, even choose his or her own decisions. You never know, you could be killing the one person who has the cure for cancer, or the person who can solve the crisis of our economy! If you think about it that way, what right mind have you to say that you have a right to kill your child.
Look around you, one in 4 people has been aborted. You do the math as to how many friends you could have right now.
And don’t try and tell me that overpopulation has anything to do with it. Don’t say, “If all these children are placed for adoption, then we won’t have enough sustenance to provide for them.” We can, everyone in the world can fit in a nice suburban house fitting the state of Texas. Get the facts.
I’ve read over the whole article which sparked the abortion debate this morning, and really, @naomiwaxman, I really think that you should try to understand what you’re saying and touch up on your rhetoric, it makes no sense. Let’s see, how can you possibly say that every woman has an autonomous right to choose what to do with a child. What are they supposed to do with the one they have now? It makes no sense. The truth of the matter is, why is the girl sleeping around with older men (even though it is a case of statutory rape and she consented to it)? Why couldn’t she wait until she becomes the proper age and is financially stable? Is it right to sleep around at that age? The question becomes, WHO is right to have sex with anyone before marriage? You say that because no one supported her she had to perform the abortion on her own. I bet her only option is to have the abortion. It’s not. Sure, it is traumatizing to have a child at such a young age, but why did she have sex in the first place? Why would she risk the possibility of having a child, or getting lethal diseases? It’s not right to say that 70,000 women died due to “back-door” pregnancies. What about the thousands more who have regret over their own abortions?
It’s sad to hear that 45 million abortions since Roe versus Wade in 1973 have been induced but what can I say, it’s people who believe that the sanctity of human life is just a myth and promote the crime of murdering life in the womb who continue to spread the lies. There are people who can help a pregnant mother. Just ask.
Yes I am Pro-life. No I am not one of those conservative geezers who hate change and don’t want what’s best for the world. I do want what’s best for the world. I want it to change. I want to see little children running around, happy, because their mothers chose what is right.
I think knowing what an unbiased source is would do you some good. According to WebMD, most women DON’T regret their abortions, the website you cited is a clearly biased website, which means it’s information is skewed to show the pro-life agenda. And women who do regret their abortions do so because of their own personal reasons and according to that WebMD article the women who did report regret, depression, or trauma actually had those issues PRIOR to their abortion NOT afterward. Most women who get abortions usually feel relieved, you can read some of their stories here.
Moving on to your next ERRONEOUS statement. Let me make this perfectly clear: That 13-year-old girl was RAPED. Thirteen is not even close to the age of consent in any state and it’s absurd that you would even think a 13-year-old could consent to sex with a 30-year-old CHILD RAPIST (because that’s what he is. He certainly should have known better). This is not statutory rape. This girl was sexually abused by someone. I don’t care how you fucking look at it. By saying she was “sleeping around” with older men is an absolutely DISGUSTING example of slut-shaming. This girl is 13-fucking-years old, she doesn’t have the ability to consent to sleep with anyone and also she slept with one person, not multiple men. So stop slut shaming a 13-year-old girl who was taken advantage of by a man 17 years older than her. You don’t know that she’s even been educated to know the risks of sex so stop being so damn judgemental of her situation.
You know what? I don’t have the right to say what’s legal and what’s not, but the Supreme Court does and they say I have a right to control my body and terminate an unwanted pregnancy if I want to, so stop making it a personal attack on someone by saying it’s their fault the laws are the way they are simply because they support the law and you don’t, it’s making you sound like an idiot.
Next, get off your fucking high horse. I am SO tired of hearing pro-life proponents make the argument that women should just not have sex until they can take care of a baby. I know this might be shocking to you, but sex can be used for other things and not just procreation. It can help enhance and maintain intimacy between couples (cohabiting, married, dating, etc.), it feels good, and it reduces stress and releases endorphins. I know women aren’t supposed to like sex in the eyes of the pro-life supporters because it’s “shameful and dirty” but get the fuck over it. Women will have sex just like men do and they like and enjoy sex just as much as men do but for some reason it’s okay to say that women should stop having sex. If you told a man to stop having sex to prevent pregnancy they’d laugh in your goddamn face, you know why? Because it’s irrational. This may come as a surprise to you but some women don’t want children. EVER. So in your delusional fucking head they should never be allowed to have sex because they might have an unwanted pregnancy. And also, some people will NEVER be financially capable of taking care of a child so they should just remain pious little virgins for their whole fucking lives. You know what? FUCK YOU. Waiting to have sex is not a valid argument to prevent unwanted pregnancy, comprehensive sexual education for teenagers in high schools is, but pro-life legislators continue blocking it for abstinence-only education and preaching conservative Christian values while they’re busy boning a gay prostitute in the back of their offices or trying to cover up their own teenagers’ unwanted pregnancies.
What if the fetus that was aborted was like Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden, Adolf Hitler, Goebbels, Mengele, Dahmer, a BP oil CEO, Bundy, or Gacy? Would you still be making that stupid argument? I sure as hell wouldn’t and your argument for that is stupid because I’d rather take my chances aborting someone who would be responsible for murdering 6 million people than someone who could find the cure for cancer when there’s plenty of research and progress being made in that field of study. The cure for cancer isn’t going to fall out of the fucking sky, people, it’s going to be built on research being done now by TEAMS of people.
Moving on to the women who die. First of all, it’s called a back-alley ABORTION not a pregnancy. Next, even the women you claim suffer trauma after an abortion are at least ALIVE. 70,000 women die NOW when abortion is legal, if it’s made illegal more women will die because the abortion rate does NOT change the number of abortions done. The only thing it does change is the death toll for women (and the fetuses inside of them). Most abortions are done before the fetus can feel pain and those done after 22 weeks are virtually ALWAYS wanted pregnancies that have unfortunately put the mother’s risk at life or include birth defects that eliminate the possibility of a fetus being viable outside the womb. And you’re wrong, pro-choice supporters DO care about the sanctity of life and take it very seriously, that’s why they fight for a woman’s right to her body. The pro-life supporters are the ones who don’t care about human life, those 70,000 women are wives, mothers, sisters, aunts, and friends, what about them? The pro-choice supporters want to make sure that number doesn’t go up by making information about abortion readily available.
If a woman puts a child up for adoption it’s often more traumatizing than getting an abortion and there’s no guarantee that it will be adopted into a loving home, either. If so many people wanted to adopt, the children up for adoption every year who go unadopted wouldn’t be such a huge number.
I want to see happy children running around because their mothers are able to provide for them and love them. Happy children are wanted. Happy children have parents who can afford to buy them toys and food and clothing. I’d love to live in a world where abortion wasn’t needed and there was no such thing as an unwanted pregnancy but that’s just not the world I live in. So, until that happens I want it to be a safe one for women who are desperate enough to risk their lives to end a pregnancy by fighting for their right to choose to have a safe, sanitary abortion done by a licensed professional. Not abortion induced by coat hangers or lead pencils.