Thursday, 31 January 2008
09:07:28 PM (GMT)
I've noticed a ridiculous amount of pro-lifers on here, and we the pro-choice kids
need to fight back.
So here I am with another rant about the ever-so-touchy topic of abortion.
In case you haven't gotten it by now, I am FOR abortion. Even if you aren't, read
this anyway. It's good to know the views of the opposing side, and I'm always up to
yell at everyone who is wrong. XD
Abortion is not murder. Murder is the killing of another human being, no?
Well, guess what? A fetus isn't exactly a human being, and an embryo certainly
They're not lives yet. They're really just parasites, feeding off the mother.
Does anyone deny that something that leeches off another being without giving
anything in return is a parasite?
Good. So the fetus is a parasite.
I don't know about you, but I consider a human to be a sentient being with a working
Until then, it is just a cluster of cells. A cluster of cells that grows and is
vaguely baby-shaped, but a cluster of cells nonetheless.
It's not a human yet. It could be, but it isn't. I didn't feel bad when the bush in
my backyard died, and I don't feel bad about the aborted babies. Guess what? They're
about the same. They're both alive, but no brain activity at all. Just some tissue.
Or, in the case of the bush, chloroplasts.
It's not a human. It is a life in the very vaguest sense, but not enough to influence
It could be, but it isn't.
So if murder is the killing of another human, then abortion is not murder.
Now, let me explain something to you pro-lifers:
Neurobiologists are coming to the consensus that it is not until week 26 that a fetus
has enough brain development to be able to feel pain. It is illegal to perform an
abortion at 26 weeks.
In fact, 88% of abortions are done before 12 weeks. Did you know that means that most
abortions are done when the "life" is actually still an embryo?
I'm sorry, but an embryo is not a human. -_- That is a cluster of cells in the very
purest sense. It has few to no humanoid features, thank you. It will not feel any
pain, it won't even know what's going on. It won't know ANYTHING.
Abortions are done safely, generally with suction. After that, it doesn't matter what
happens, because that thing is DEAD. Nobody cares about how a dead fetus is disposed
But enough of the physiology...
First of all, why is it that the pro-lifers I've seen here think abortion is wrong...
except for 16 year old girls? So you're telling me that because I'm only
fifteen, my baby is worth less than the baby of a 26 year old? Why is it that those
kids are so much less important? I ask you to re-think this argument.
If a 16 year old can stop an unwanted pregnancy, then so can a 26 year old. There is
no difference. One is more able to support a child than the other... in theory.
The 26 year old could still be in college, so there goes the school thing. They don't
necessarily have to be married or even living on their own. They don't necessarily
have a job or money. So if they're poor, they can abort their child.
So you're telling me if I am middle class and 25 I am doomed to having a baby? That
is the most absurd thing I have ever heard in my damned life. You advocate the
abortion of some fetuses and yet are so strongly opposed to others. Just because the
25 year old in this situation could support the child doesn't mean they have to any
more than the 16 or 26 year olds.
EVERYONE deserves the right to an abortion. Everyone. You make it illegal, people
will still get them done but in back alleys and their own homes, and everyone will be
worse off. May as well be safe about it, no?
A baby should never, ever be a punishment. Perhaps the mother was stupid and had
unprotected sex... well, guess what? She's stupid and probably shouldn't have a kid
in the first place. If she forgets to put on a condom or take a pill, do you think
she's going to remember to feed her kid, either? Yeah.
What about condom breaks? Does the girl deserve to be forced to have a baby because
of a simple error that was beyond her control?
Sex isn't just for making babies anymore. Just because you're ready to have sex
doesn't mean you're ready to have a baby. You can have one without the other, and you
shouldn't have to have both at the same time.
That's why you practice safe sex. But sometimes it fails, and then another option is
necessary for those who don't want to or simply can't have a baby.
A mother should never become a mother unwillingly. Ever. She'll neglect that kid to
hell and back, possibly even abuse them... it won't be a good life. She won't care
because she never wanted to have the kid in the first place. Which is better? Two
ruined lives or one happy life?
That kid has a life now, but it's probably a life he or she doesn't even want. The
mother is miserable.
Everyone thinks about the kids, and no one thinks about the mothers.
The emotional consequences of having a baby are nowhere short of extreme. It takes a
serious toll on you, and the people who get abortions are not ready to have that toll
taken upon them. It is the mother's choice. Her body, her fetus, her choice.
Is it worth it to ruin a girl's life for a miserable kid? A miserable kid who
probably lays in bed at night wishing he had never been born because his mommy hates
him and his daddy doesn't even know he exists?
And no, adoption is NOT a good solution.
First of all, one of the points of abortion is to stop unwanted pregnancy.
It's not a light thing, being pregnant. It's sort of a big deal. What if I don't want
that interfering with my life? What about the girls who are still in school and will
probably have to spend a good time dropped out because they're knocked up?
It is my body, and I will choose whether or not I want to share it. That is that.
Secondly, orphanages and foster homes are rarely nice places. There are too many
fucking kids that nobody wants! The only babies that get adopted out are the healthy,
white newborns. Everyone else is left to stay there, being miserable because there's
not enough space and there's not enough food. Nobody thinks about what will happen
once the kid is gone, do they? That poor kid is left to always wonder why Mom and Dad
never wanted him. As my boyfriend pointed out, there's also the guilt factor in
knowing your kid is out there somewhere, wandering around, and you're not with him.
It's a good point, really.
Sometimes foster homes can be good places, but so often it ends in abuse and neglect
and all those other horrible things. There are too many kids in the world already
that no one wants, why add another?
You're contributing to child abuse by having a baby you just intend to send out for
adoption. I hope you know that.
Abortion is legal for a reason, people.
If you've read this far, congratulations. I didn't expect anyone to. Comments are
welcome, in case I forgot anything.