This particular subject I’ve been a bit touchy about, I’ll state this, I hated the thought of abortion and ending a child’s life before they were born for many years. I’ll be honest, most of my thoughts at the time were bias, very bias indeed. Now I’ve got a bit more of an understanding on the subject, and why it is done, so my thinking has slightly changed, though I still think of it as something that shouldn’t just be done. There are bound to be people who hate me just for writing this, but for those people, you merely don’t see my point of view, and for that I can’t fault you.
Now, as it stands, I don’t agree with abortion, and most likely, never will. I don’t think it’s fair to a child that hasn’t chosen to be in this world to be thrown away. But I also don’t agree that girls or women who are raped or forced into sex, should also be forced to give birth to that child. Children conceived through traumatic experiences usually end up leading lives of suffering and pain. Whether it be their own, or caused by them, it’s not a desired experience. Not to say that this is all children who are conceived and born that way, just stating an observation. Ultimately in those situations, I feel that yes, the mother should have a choice as to whether or not the baby is born, because she will most likely be the one to have to take care of that child.
I am dead set against people having unprotected sex, then just deciding that they don’t want the child or responsibility and having an abortion done. I am fully sympathetic to teens who just didn’t know better due to lack of teaching, whether it be by parents or their schools. But for that, I don’t like a child just being thrown away, and I believe adoption is the best choice, if the parents don’t want to keep the child, or know that they can’t take care of it. I know adoption agencies and the homes that children waiting for adoptive families in are crowded and overflowing with children who already need homes. That would probably not be the best way to get a child adopted with our current society, being that most of those children just grow up in that system and don’t end up getting adopted do to the laws and regulations that slow up the adoption process for adoptive parents. A better way is to try to do an independent adoption, where you get to know the family taking the child and get comfortable enough with them to give them the child. This would allow you to decide if you wanted the adoption to be open and if you wanted to stay in contact with the family. I can’t say I know all of the details on it, but it would help keep the number of abortions and stranded children down.
Truthfully, we need more educational material available about protected sex, as well as respecting other individuals bodies, for more than just keeping children from being conceived unwanted, but also to keep down diseases. Maybe if schools made it optional, where students wouldn’t have to learn about it unless they wanted to, or programs that enforced abstinence and gave the proper info about the usage of contraceptives. That would bring down teen pregnancy rates, abortion rates, and STDs. Now it won’t cure everything, but it would be a major help.
Now back to my main point with this article, it is unfair to try to force everyone to do things the way that we want, and with abortion, that goes doubly. I know my beliefs don’t align very well with many people, and I urge you, please leave comments. This whole article is a matter of my opinion, there isn’t anything that is factual within it. Things I have noticed just from things I may have read or heard. Through conversations that I have had with friends and family members, have I developed these thoughts.