I know abortion is a heated topic. Honestly, being the kind of person that I am, I try to see (doesn’t mean I agree on) all sides of the issue. Prepare to be pissed off at me for having ideologies that may differ from your own.
I’m all for laws where information must be given to a woman discussing the abortion option. The info may include an ultra-sound or emotionally-moving pictures of the fetus’ fingers and toes at her gestational age. I don’t really agree with showing the fever-pitching portraits of recently aborted fetuses, but there again, I can see where one would want to enlighten another as to the repercussions of her actions.
…here comes my big BUT. If the woman shouldn’t live in the ignorance of her situation, she should also be given a crystal ball into her future where she would see that only around 60% of teen mothers graduate from high school or obtain a GED. Not-surprisingly, teen birth rates, on average, are highest in states with the lowest national public school test stores (Nevada, Arizona, Texas and Mississippi).
If a woman wants an abortion, she should have a full understanding of the procedure to be performed (uterine scraping, pain, etc.). She should also be told that children, while only being 25% of the nation’s total population are a whopping 35% of the nation’s poor population.
I can see why someone’s beliefs would compel them to judge and hate a woman getting an abortion. I don’t agree with it, but I can see it. I can also see where a woman, growing up in an ever-increasingly ignorant nation, may not want to bring yet one more person into this world at this time. Whether it’s for selfish (the mother) or totally altruistic reasons (difficult life for the baby), it is the decision of the mother.
All religious rancor and rhetoric aside, is it doing right by one’s god to overpopulate what should be a veritable paradise of God’s own creation? When we bring unwanted children into this world, are we just following God’s lead by creating and casting our creations out to a hell where they feel the burden of perpetual doom ad infinitum?
A woman should be given the right of choice – an informed choice. She also needs to remember that the choices she makes extend to the actions preceding conception. Ladies (and gentleman), please think before you fuck. That’s WJWD.