I am aware that this may be an uncomfortable topic for most people, you could even say a down right hostel conversation to have if you don’t share the same views. I have met people who are either pro-choice or pro-life and while neither group are bad people, I’ve found that neither group is fully informed of the others views and facts. I feel that pro-life is the best decision to make although I do understand the pro-choice position. My feelings and thoughts come from a very personal story. My own mother could have very well made the pro-choice decision and aborted me.
It would have really made since to, being that her and my father had broken up, she already had two other children, and she was ten years my father’s elder. I can’t say that if some women had been in that situation they would have made the same choice. With those kinds of conditions the odds were stacked against me. But as you can see she believed that pro-life was the only way for her to go. I asked her when I became an adult why she made that decision, although I thought I already knew what her answer would be (religion), she surprised me by saying that she couldn’t kill an innocent person because of the choices she made.
Those made me really want to dig into this subject because up until then I would have said that I was pro-choice. As simple as that story may sound, it helped me shape my views on the pro-life/pro-choice debate. The other things that helped were some facts. I would like to share some with you. The basic argument is Pro-choice believes abortion is a right that should not be limited by the government or religious authority, and that pregnant women will resort to unsafe abortions if there are no other options.
While Pro-life believes that life starts at conception, therefore abortion is immoral killing of innocent human beings and it is unfair to allow abortions when couples who cannot biologically conceive are waiting to adopt. On the Pro-life side Americanpregnancy. org says that possible side effect include; abdominal pain and cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, spotting and bleeding, infections, and perforation of the uterus to name a few. Those are just the physical, there are numerous emotional factors as well such as; depression, insomnia, nervousness, guilt, and regret. On the Pro-choice side plannedparenthood.
org says most studies in the last 25 years have found abortion to be a relatively benign procedure in terms of emotional effects, and for most women who have abortions, the procedure represents a maturing experience. Washingtontimes. com says a Rasmussen study finds that the gap between pro-life and pro-choice are narrowing to 46% consider themselves to be pro-choice and 43% pro-life, while Gallup’s study says that 48% consider themselves to be pro-life and 45% pro-choice. With numbers like that I am sure you may still be on the fence about it. While pro-life supports woman’s rights, I ask is it right to kill someone for any reason?
You may say that abortion is not killing anyone, but the fact remains that after conception there is human life. Also 50% of unborn children are girls, the unborn female had DNA of her own (which makes her a viable person), and therefore one out of every two abortions takes away the right of a woman. Pro-choice also says that religion should not influence our laws, but law against murder and stealing are based on the Ten Commandments. I see that as wanting to pick and choose according to the subject matter and that in turn would mean I could go to Wal-Mart and steal if my family was in need.
I would still to stealing and breaking the law even though my family had a legitimate need. In conclusion I say that before choosing Pro-choice, think about if our mothers had made the decision to terminate their pregnancies where would we be? Nowhere is where we would be. If more people chose to be Pro-life think of all the lives that would be changed, from the gay couple that want children to the child the young girl raised that became the next President of the United States. It’s only 9 months out of a whole lifetime, to give a life.