Human RightsI used to not be very passionate about this subject until it actually affected me. If you asked me a year ago how I felt on abortion, I'd say that I was pro-choice but wouldn't have an abortion. This was because as women we are taught that it is our duty to have and birth any child our womb conceives. This is completely unfair for women who cannot afford a child to be forced to be pregnant then have to tearfully give her baby up, and perhaps never know if her baby is safe or happy with its new parents.
We live in a society that thinks that the only heroic choice for a pregnant woman in bad situation is to have her baby. No. Its not. People will usually say that you should have the baby no matter what because "Life starts at conception." and"Abortion is murder". Others will tell you that having an abortion because you can't afford to have a baby is selfish. Its way more selfish to have a baby because you'd feel better about yourself. I cannot bring myself to have a child just because I need to feel like a hero.
Another thing I can't stand is when people say "Abortion isn't contraception!" Or assume that the woman having an abortion is irresponsible. You know what? I've know women who have used their birth control pills everyday, perfectly and still got pregnant. It's possible for them to fail. Further more, a lot of people use condoms which can fail easily with out the users knowing. Since you can't get birth control for free, not a lot of people have this option.
Much of the stigma surrounding abortion comes from people who don't want women to enjoy their bodies in a sexual way and take control over their sexual organs. They need women to be centered around motherhood and having children. We aren't fetus incubators. We have aspirations thoughts and feelings.
LivDragonfly 22-25, F 11 Responses 8 Dec 4, 2010