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Friday, 24 February 2017

Pro-Choice vs Pro-Life?

Personally, I don’t think this should be a debate. I don’t even think this should be a thing. The very term ‘pro-life’ is ridiculous to me. But let’s look at both.
Pro-choice means you agree with the mother’s right to have an abortion if she doesn’t want to have a child. She is an individual that should be allowed to have choice over what she does with her own body. Pro-life means that you are against abortion and believe that no one should be allowed to kill an unborn foetus and that if a woman gets pregnant it’s her responsibility to take care of the child.
Obviously you can tell my stance on this. I think the only reason people are ‘pro-life’is because of religion. I can’t think of any other reason. Religion is typically against women’s rights, and has very strict stances on things like divorce and abortion.

Pro-choice people are not anti-life, but pro-life people are anti-choice. I am not ‘in favour’ of abortions. I hope I never have to have an abortion. I don’t think every girl should go round having an abortion for fun. What I am in favour of is birth control. Take the pill, use condoms, get an implant or use a patch or a coil. Fortunately I live in the UK, so birth control is free under the NHS. (The pill is also great for irregular, heavy or painful periods).

If you don’t use any kind of protection and get pregnant, yes it is your fault and you’re an idiot. Should you still be allowed to have an abortion? Yes, because you shouldn't have to be punished or punish the poor child for your recklessness. (Plus if you're reckless enough to not use protection than how can you be fit enough to raise a child?) Better to take the necessary steps to prevent this from happening. If you don’t want to get pregnant, take precautions. People say all this nonsense stuff like ‘sixteen year old kids shouldn’t be having sex anyway!’ That’s unrealistic. Our society is still very sex-negative anyway, particularly where young women are concerned. People have sex. That’s not a bad thing. If two consenting people want to have sex, provided they take precautions, then what on earth is wrong with that? The purpose of sex is not only for pro-creation.
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/contraception-guide/Pages/contraception.aspx

When people say that they are pro-life, they are lacking empathy both for the mother, the father and for the unborn child. If a person does not want to have a child, whether they’re sixteen, twenty five or forty, why should they be forced to have that child? Raising a child is a huge job, and requires a lot of love and care and attention. A baby should be wanted, and shouldn't have to feel like a burden. It is the largest responsibility of any human being. Why should the state be allowed to force that on a person? How dare another person tries to tell a woman that she has to raise that child if she doesn’t want to? And what about the father? He has to pay for child support if the mother and him are not together, or he may now have to work. That is also a huge responsibility on his part. Of course men should have a say in it; some men will take off, some will want to keep the child, some won’t care either way. Some will happily agree to their girlfriend/sexual partner having the abortion.

 If you don't want to have an abortion, don't have one, but that doesn't give you the right to go around telling other people what to do with their bodies. The woman is the one who has to carry that baby in her body for nine months, and go through the pain of giving birth. Her lifestyle will be affected. Why should she have to go through that if she doesn't want to?

People who are against abortion are stupid enough to believe that it’s the murder of babies.
(I’m not saying being pro-life makes you stupid, just that I believe being pro-life is a stupid thing). It takes nine fricken months for a child to develop. For the first few months they’re not even conscious. IT’S A FOETUS. Sorry to burst your bubble, but that’s not the same as a baby. How on earth can you value the life of an unborn, non-thinking, non-life experiencing creature more than a twenty year old human being with dreams and problems and an unstable relationship? You’re basically shitting all over the woman at that point.  
https://www.theguardian.com/global/2016/jun/04/abortion-personal-experiences-legality-hadley-freeman

There is the argument that the foetus will feel pain and their heart starts beating after 6 weeks. Clearly if you become pregnant and want to have an abortion then you should have it as quickly as possible to minimize the pain that the foetus will feel. Yes that is uncomfortable and no one wants to think of the pain this foetus may or may not feel, and I'm sure the procedure is done as quickly as possible so the foetus won't feel any pain. (If you do it early enough it doesn't feel pain). But short term pain is nothing compared to the long term pain the mother, father and baby will feel for having this unwanted child in unstable circumstances. Also, most people who have abortions have them as a last resort and have to undergo counselling before and after the medical procedure.

And what if a girl becomes pregnant through rape? In 1992 a 14 year old girl was raped in Ireland, a predominantly Catholic country, where abortion is illegal. It called to question the prohibition of abortion. Before abortion was made legal under the 1967 Abortion Act in Britain, people were having backstreet abortions. Some doctors used clothing hangers and other sickening stuff. If people get offended over abortion, then I get offended over anti-abortion. No woman should have to endure that pain. A simple pill to get it over with should not be a crime and no one should have to feel guilty of it.
http://www.nytimes.com/1992/02/18/world/girl-14-raped-and-pregnant-is-caught-in-web-of-irish-law.html

So yeah. I believe everyone has a right to decide what to do with their own body. No one should have to feel guilty for doing so, just like no one should have to feel guilty for having sex. Hopefully society will one day be flooded with that perspective. And anyway, shouldn’t we be patting women on the back that have abortions? Our planet is heavily over-populated; last thing we need are more twats running riot and polluting up the earth and making more cracks in the ozone layer. Next time your lady friend decides to have an abortion, tell her congratulations; she’s helping to lessen the over-population pandemic.
Are you pro-choice or pro-life? Lemme know below!

2 comments:

  1. *Excellent post!*

    "Obviously you can tell my stance on this. I think the only reason people are ‘pro-life’is because of religion. I can’t think of any other reason."

    - My thoughts exactly.

    "Pro-choice people are not anti-life, but pro-life people are anti-choice."

    - Well said.

    "Yes, because you shouldn't have to be punished or punish the poor child for your recklessness. (Plus if you're reckless enough to not use protection than how can you be fit enough to raise a child?) Better to take the necessary steps to prevent this from happening. If you don’t want to get pregnant, take precautions."

    - Thank you for saying this!

    "Raising a child is a huge job, and requires a lot of love and care and attention. A baby should be wanted, and shouldn't have to feel like a burden. It is the largest responsibility of any human being. Why should the state be allowed to force that on a person? How dare another person tries to tell a woman that she has to raise that child if she doesn’t want to? And what about the father?... Of course men should have a say in it"

    - Double thank you!

    "So yeah. I believe everyone has a right to decide what to do with their own body. No one should have to feel guilty for doing so, just like no one should have to feel guilty for having sex."

    - he fact of the matter is that abortion is a question of liberty, which is why it should be legal, objectively. Religion is supposed to be separate from the law.

    "Are you pro-choice or pro-life? Lemme know below!"

    - Pro-choice and agree with most of your opinions!

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