I have an extraordinarily hard time condensing myself into sentences or lists. But, hey, I'm Media (The origin of this peculiar nickname? A warm summer night, copious amounts of an illegal substance, and crazy friends). Sixteen year old with her hands in her pockets and head in the clouds.
Our Court system shows complete hypocrisy when it comes to the unborn child. A doctor can legally abort a fetus and it is not called murder. Ariel Castro, the Cleveland kidnapper, is being charged with 5 "aggravated murders" of unborn fetuses for punching Michele Knight's stomach and forcing miscarriages. In both instances, an unborn fetus is being killed. Amirite?
Also, I think what many antichoice ("prolife") people forget is this plain and simple fact: making abortions illegal will not stop abortions. They will only make them dangerous. Women desperate enough, and there are those out there, will resort to unsafe measures, harmful to both the fetus and herself. Who wins there? What has the "prolife" view done, other than endanger more lives?
America is a country consisting of people from all walks of life. We do not know each others struggles, each others situations, each others fight. If a woman sees fit to undergo abortion, that is her choice, and her choice alone. Regardless of whether you agree with her decision or not, it is her decision to make. Because women are not fetal incubators- by suggesting that abortion should be illegal, one is directly threatening her reproductive rights, her autonomy. Who are we to force a woman to carry a pregnancy full term? Who are we to force her to possibly sacrifice her dreams, her goals, maybe even her paychecks, in order to preserve the life of a fetus who will later grow to either be unwanted in the mother's eyes, or neglected in the foster care system? And all this because she made the "mistake" of having sex? Why is this country's attitude toward sex to backwards we feel the need to punish women for having it? This is oppressive, unjust, and cruel. Abortion is not the easy way out, nor is it shirking responsibility. It is knowing what is right for ones own life, as well understanding the reality of the fetus if it is kept.
@1787393 (ItsPreeGood): the whole "give the baby up for adoption" argument is a terrible one. In many cases, women resorting to abortion are socio-economically underprivileged women of color. Babies of color are proven to be MUCH LESS likely to be adopted. And when there are already so many children shuffled through the foster care system, you are sentencing those children you worked so hard to "protect" to a life of misery. Also, what about the woman who does not have the means to afford the pregnancy in the first place, the woman who lives paycheck to paycheck? Even if your adoption argument is embraced, and she is not going to be raising the child, who is to pay for all the costs that come with just those nine months? Pregnancy is costly. Doctors visits, unpaid maternity leave, possible complications... The list is endless. This is not an uncommon scenario either. This is reality. And are you really going to continue preaching from your moral high ground while the lives of women are being risked, or unjustly controlled by those who know nothing of their struggle?
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