I have a hard time supporting abortion.
Even though I know I can’t control another person’s body and y’know, it’s their uterus and their decision, the thought of ending a pregnancy just really pains me, because it’s a life growing inside you. It’s a potential child and the thought of ending it… well, I’m not exactly comfortable with it.
In an ideal world, abortions would be carried out for things like health problems (like if the child would be born with severe deformities or something that would endanger its life, or if giving birth would endanger the mother), and rape/incest. Otherwise, I think there should be a better way of taking care of children without parents, or fixing the adoption system. Just because a parent didn’t want a child doesn’t mean the child should lose their chance out on living.
One of my dearest friends in the world got pregnant as a teenager because of a rape and seeing her go through the abortion process and recovery was one of the most heartbreaking things I have ever seen. The thing is, she didn’t want to have an abortion. The child deserved to live, but she felt she had no other choice. She was a poor teenager in a desperate situation without any other options.
But if the adoption/foster care/child support system were better and improved, maybe she would’ve had more options.
She had another child caused by rape, and even though she gave up the child for adoption, he’s alive and she can visit him. It was a lengthy hard process, but it was done and he was placed in a good home with a loving family. She regularly shows me photographs of him on her phone and the proud smile on her face really affirms my opinion that there needs to be a better way of dealing with unwanted pregnancies.
The unborn child should not suffer for whatever caused its conception. Period.
In summary: though I am not saying it’s morally wrong to have an abortion, I think it’s a very serious decision that needs careful planning and should only be considered in the most extreme of circumstances. I also believe that the adoption system around the world, as well as the foster care system and the child care system, should be improved. Parents should have children when they are ready and able to take care of the children- not just because they are accidents. But just because the child is an accident doesn’t mean the child should lose their chance at life.
There are so many wonderful potential parents out there who would love to have a child. If abortion can be avoided, shouldn’t we seek another solution that would protect the rights of both the child and mother? Shouldn’t the dignity of the mother and the child be considered in duality? What if it were possible to protect the mother and let her live the life she wanted to, and allow the child a chance at life as well?
In the end, all I want is for both the mother and the child to be protected and have their dignity secured.
This gets kinds creepy…
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