A few weeks ago my japanese class did a gift exchange with our penpal class in japan and their box of stuff came in today. All of the gifts had really cute messages on yellow notes. This one was my favorite..
Abortion is SELFISH. It gives the woman a right to take away someone else's rights in order to avoid responsibility. The baby has no say. The father has no say. Only you. YOU, YOU YOU.
Only the pregnant person has the choice, because it is their body. Literally, you’re trying to say it’s selfish for a person to have control over their body. The fetus has no say, because it is not sentient or aware nor viable. It has no right to use another entity’s body, simply because it exists. No person has the right to tell another person what to do with their body, either.
Abortion is not selfish. Many choose the procedure for very responsible reasons and the responsibility could be to themselves or their family.
I got an abortion, like other do, so my family wouldn’t be driven further into poverty, so I could continue to work overtime to make ends meet, to make sure my daughter and my boyfriend’s daughter never went hungry or cold or without clothes that fit.
Others get abortions because they cannot take medication that stabilizes them. They have the right to keep themselves healthy.
Some get abortions, because they’re not ready for the extreme responsibility of parenthood, for whatever further reason. Admitting you’re not ready for something is very, very mature and extremely responsible.
Some get abortions thanks to the financial hardships they’d face. Pregnancy is no walk in a park and, if you need overtime and money, can really hamper your stamina or ability to do your job.
Still others need the abortion thanks to medical problems or, of course, the pregnancy was a result of rape, which continuing the abortion may exacerbate mental and emotional traumas already inflicted.
In addition, because I see where this is going: no, adoption is not an alternative to pregnancy. Abortion is the alternative to pregnancy. Adoption is the alternative to parenthood. Some people just do not want to be pregnant and no one should blame them; pregnancy is physically, mentally, and emotionally harrowing.