Its My Choice Before Its My Baby
I have three beautiful children. I have never had an abortion. However, I have taken the morning after pill.
Im as pro choice as it gets. No one has the right to tell me or any other woman whether or not they have to carry a baby to term. There are SO many factors that they could not even begin to imagine. For example the mother's health may be compromised, the baby could be developing without a brain or spinal cord (that's just ONE example), the pregnancy could be a product of rape or ******. Then the mother's age or the number of fetuses should also be taken into consideration. This is not even the tip of the iceberg of all the things that can go wrong. But even then, women should still be able to decide based on her personal circumstances.
What upsets me more than anything is to see a herd of men protesting infront of our local hospital with posters of babies saying "Im a child NOT a choice". I have actually pulled my minivan up to their little protesting crowd to tell them that if pregnancy was the responsibility of men our species would have never survived. I have yet to find a man that will refute that fact.
We need to teach our children about their bodies and how their parts function. Even if it makes us uncomfortable. We even have to teach them about sex. The sooner the better. My eight year old son knows the basic mechanics behind sex. I do mean BASIC! Being atheist, I couldn't exactly say, "God put the baby in Mommy's tummy." like my mom did with me. He was a little grossed out but he was like ok. That was that. It was a lot easier than I thought.