Getting an abortion doesn’t make you selfish or irresponsible, it’s acknowledging you can’t go through a pregnancy, for whatever reason, it’s acknowledging that you’re not ready to parent, it’s acknowledging that you do not have the funds to go…
But why not be responsible from the beginning? Why not teach that? Do things like that all of a sudden become important you? Does the unprotected sex clear your head?
1) We do.
2) Whether or not you were being responsible at the time does not cancel out or lessen your right to bodily autonomy.
If you did think about it the beginning, then you would take the precautions necessary in the first place, BEFORE the child is conceived. Exercise those rights.
You do realize pre-cautionary measures do fail? No contraception is 100% effective, even when used properly. But also, people make mistakes, and no one deserves to be forced to stay pregnant. As Peach said, whether or not you were being responsible at the time does not cancel out or lessen your right to bodily autonomy. - Paige
Yes, but just because the fetus can’t speak means it doesn’t get a voice too? I understand nothing is 100% effective, but some condoms are 99% effective. And in the end I’m mainly speaking on those who are carelessly get pregnant and nonchalantly have repeat abortions. As a teenager, I personally see it happening all around me at my all girls school.
And forced to stay pregnant? lol what a death sentence. Why can’t we just accept and own up to our ‘mistakes’ , and leave potential lives intact? Think about it -Paige. Instead of preaching and glorifying abortion, educating young girls on safe sex helps so that they might not have to make that choice
Fetuses don’t have voices, they aren’t even sentient, they have no idea what’s going on, they do not feel emotionally or physically until after 24 weeks, as they do not have the brain connectivity to do so, and did you know that 98.9% of all abortions happen before 21 weeks? So they literally have not a clue as to what’s going on. Also, fetuses literally live inside of a person, using their resources, which in turn does cause harmful side effects to the pregnant person. By giving the non sentient fetus a voice you are inherently silencing the voice of the pregnant person, which only tells me one thing, you don’t give a rat’s ass about the pregnant person.
Also, if you knew anything about how we run this blog you’d know that we constantly preach about safe sex and contraceptives, the difference between us and you, honey, is that we don’t SHAME people for making mistakes and we let people CHOOSE the BEST option for THEMSELVES, and we support them 100% of the way.
Having an abortion is accepting that we made a mistake, it’s taking responsibility and realizing that you can not go through with a pregnancy, for whatever reason. There’s nothing wrong with having an abortion, it was the best choice I have ever made for myself. Abortion is highly stigmatized and shamed which is why I openly talk about my experience and advocate for that choice, because it’s not bad and the people who obtain one shouldn’t be judged for it.
People deserve to choose what’s best for themselves, whether they want to remain pregnant or not, that’s their choice, and there’s really no room for your shame and judgment here. - Paige
It’s not mistake if you do it repeatedly.
And lol I’m not your honey, ever.
And no they don’t have a voice, but doesn’t everyone deserve a chance? The woman had a chance. And I do care about the woman, that’s why I advocate educating them. Education is powerful.
This doesn’t apply to everyone, but I’m speaking about the repeat offenders who do not value the life of a fetus what so ever.
I suppose you’ve never had a bad pregnancy. When I was pregnant the first time (also married, and the child was planned), my emotional problems coupled with the insane hormones caused me to become suicidal throughout the pregnancy, and this was during a happy time of my life.
When I found out I was pregnant last year, I had just left a mental hospital after a week long stay, I was on new psych meds (that you can’t take while pregnant), and things with my boyfriend were incredibly shaky. Again, the hormones brought me right back to wanting death and self harm tendencies. I, along with my doctors and family, was worried that I would not make it through the pregnancy. I had decided that if I went through with the pregnancy, I would give this child up for adoption because I knew I couldn’t handle the depression that hit me so hard after I gave birth to my son.
I had an abortion. I regret it, on and off. But if I was forced to not abort, my life was certainly in danger.
I’m thankful I’m alive.