Curiosity Inc. wrote:
Let's take a step back and think of all the circumstances under which a child could be conceived.
A child can be born in wedlock or out of wedlock.
The parents can be two people happily married, unhappily married, in a long-term relationship or maybe they just hooked up in a one-night stand (which could have been either sober or drunk). Then there's incest, rape, incestuous rape and statutory rape.
The parents could be high-class, unable to support themselves or anything in between.
The mother could be healthy, or she could be diabetic or otherwise unable to deliver a child safely. The child could be healthy, or could have some defect that only gives the child a short amount of time -- if any -- to live after the delivery.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that conception is extremely complicated. Abortion, as its polar opposite, must therefore be considered just as complicated. This isn't an issue that can be solved in black-and-white terms to any satisfaction. To that end, I oppose a blanket ban on abortions, though I don't believe that they should be freely available or easily given, either.
Yeah I know it's a really complicated issue.
I just hope that people who get abortions think it out long and hard before they decide to do it and I just hope that they have a good reason for doing it because I do still feel like a lot of people do it for the wrong reasons.
One thing that bothers me is the "trend", if you will, of teenage girls using abortion as birth control. I am the child of a teenage mother, who had me at age 15. She had the choice to have an abortion and obviously did not. I personally do not consider the whole abortion arguement a matter of religious belief, but of morals. I'm not saying that those who are "pro-choice" to be immoral and the 'pro-life' side moral. Morals differ from person to person, do they not? Medical evidence has shown that the fetus, despite the fact that it does not look "human" is still alive and is human, apperances aside.
Yeah....that's the part I hate about abortion.....people doing it for the wrong reasons like just using it as a form of birth control without thinking that there can be consequences to having sex.
I mean and is it really that hard not to have sex if you're not ready to raise a child yet? I've had chances where I could have had sex but I decided not to. I'm almost 25 now and still a virgin and it's not because I can't get any. I actually have a boyfriend and he's a virgin too. We've been a couple since 2007 and known each other since 2002. We have never had sex and he does not try to force me to sleep with him, like some guys probably would. I mean my boyfriend's mother was a teen mom and actually she had Rubella when she was pregnant with him which can have serious effects on the baby. She was recommended to abort him but didn't and he actually turned out fine and healthy. His parents never did get married.....and actually he has no love for one of his parents(there's a good reason for it). He's kind of like one of those people who saw the mistakes of his parents and decided never to repeat it....and he's one of the most moral people I've ever met. He even made himself a social outcast in his class because he didn't agree with some stuff they did. But anyway, I'm really glad he wasn't aborted or obviously he wouldn't be my boyfriend right now. His life was so different from mine though since for me I was the first child of my mom and dad who had already been married for 13 years before they had me even though I'm their first kid. My dad was already in his 40's when he had me in 1984 and I have one younger sister, born in 1987. My mom was in her mid-late 30's.
Now I know that not having sex probably seems unrealistic to a lot of people in relationships and yes it is kind of hard....but there are other ways to deal with those urges that most of us all have at some point. And certainly I at least think that if they really feel they need to have intercourse, that they use other forms of birth control and not just totally rely on abortion.
I know that some people have more self-control than others and I can understand why it's hard. I mean I get the urges too just like everyone else. XD