You know what’s coming, right? I’m reblogging for the excellent rebuttal.
This probably won’t be shock or anything, me being a conservative and all. I am PRO-LIFE or as some call it Anti-Abortion. Whatever you call it, I just think it is wrong. No matter the situation, young teenager, rape, or incest. I believe every child concieved, God created for a reason, and is perfect no matter what. For me life starts in the womb.
Honestly, for teen pregancies, this my opinion— if you feel you are old enough to have sex then obviously you are old enough for a baby that might come out of it. Most teens that have abortions regret it later in life. Instead of pregant teenagers having abortions they should put their child up for adoption, and find a family that is looking for a child to raise as their own, but are unable to have their own child.
I might sound heartless and cold, when I say that girls/women that are raped or are affected by incest should not recieve abortions. My reason is that every child should have a chance to live, you never know you might have the next Albert Eisenstien, or even a President. Even if they do not become a seccessful politician or inventor, they should have a chance to live their life. They should be given a chance to live a fulfilling life, like eveyone on the earth today.
These are just my thoughts. Every child should be given a chance to live, no matter the situation.
1. “I believe every child concieved, God created for a reason, and is perfect no matter what. For me life starts in the womb.”
It doesn’t matter if for you life starts in the womb. It doesn’t matter if you would personally never get an abortion. It doesn’t mean you have the right to take that choice away from others.
2. “Most teens that have abortions regret it later in life.”
3. “Instead of pregant teenagers having abortions they should put their child up for adoption, and find a family that is looking for a child to raise as their own, but are unable to have their own child.”
This is a very simplistic view on the matter. Abortions are done for numerous reasons. In all of those cases, putting it up for adoption still means that the person still has to carry the fetus to term, which is something that abortion is meant to prevent, should the individual be unable to carry the fetus to term for whatever reason. It should be an individual’s choice whether or not to remain pregnant. Otherwise, you are forcing that individual to allow the fetus to use their body for months against that individual’s consent.
4. “I might sound heartless and cold, when I say that girls/women that are raped or are affected by incest should not recieve abortions.”
Yes, that is heartless and cold. You’re forcing a person who has been victimized to continually relive that trauma for the next nine months of their life. You are forcing them to carry the result of their assault against their will. If that isn’t a callous expectation, I don’t know what is.
5. “My reason is that every child should have a chance to live, you never know you might have the next Albert Eisenstien, or even a President.”
That isn’t a valid reason. It’s not a child until it’s born, anyway. Also, for every 100 fertilized eggs in the U.S., 31 fail to implant, and of the 69 that do implant, 14 are miscarried (statistics from my Biology of Human Sexuality class). Any of those might have been the next Albert Einstein (I think you meant Einstein, yeah?) or the next President. So what? Just because fertilization occurs doesn’t mean the potential person, if born, is destined to be the next Einstein or the next President. There are many factors that would go into determining what that potential person, if born, would accomplish. And that includes having caretakers who want and can care for that potential person, should they be born.
6. “They should be given a chance to live a fulfilling life, like eveyone on the earth today.”
Which means that they shouldn’t be forcibly born to (a) parent(s) who do not want to or cannot take care of a(nother) child.
7. “Every child should be given a chance to live, no matter the situation.”
Again, it’s not a child until it’s born.
8. I’ll drop some links, because there are lots of people who are far more coherent than I am at the moment.
A recent response from STFUconservatives to an opinion very similar to yours:
Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States:
Abortion isn’t used as birth control, and many people who seek abortions were using at least one form of protection at the time they conceived:
Judith Jarvis Thomson’s “A Defense of Abortion”—very good read:
Morality and abortion:
Comprehensive rebuttals to common pro-life arguments:
oh good fuck that commentary. <33333