Change Through Experience
A few years ago, I used to be on the Pro Choice end of the spectrum, though I was more in the middle than anything. But voicing my opinion in that group, I learned something: they are just as irrational as they claim pro-lifers to be.
Now, I am more on the Pro Life side of things, but I do not consider myself Anti Choice. Actually, quite the contrary, I consider their use of that name hypocritical. We still have the choice of keeping the child by letting it live...if we cannot raise it, there are many forms of adoption one can use. However once a baby is terminated, it's gone. It's dead. They call that a choice? Oh sure, they say it's the choice of letting the baby live or die...then they try to convince you abortion is the best thing because there's no way you can raise it and "why should you let this mistake ruin your life?"
The major turning point in my life was discovering my own pregnancy. I'm 19 years old. The father is 17, and yet we both wish to raise this child. His family, after many insults my way, thinks that abortion is the best idea, or adoption.
I do not see my child as a mistake. Sure, this wasn't planned, but no child deserves to be labelled a mistake, an accident, an unsightly error that should be eliminated. I still cannot believe they are trying to cast doubt in his mind, and my own. I truly believe that if something is going to cause that much pain, whether it is physical, mental, or spiritual, then it is not worth it.
I could not fathom killing this child. His father is the same way. In the end I think if the other side still wants to consider themselves "Pro Choice" then they should accept EVERY choice...even young parents keeping their child.