- 5 months ago
- Wedding: July 2018
I would be much more open to the ‘pro life’ argument if those same people weren’t against free and easily available contraception, good sex education delivered in schools, welfare benefits and paid parental leave.
The irony in being against abortion but being against everything else to make family life easier is just too much for me. Sure there are outliers but the majority of pro life voters follow this pattern.
And then there is the ‘but you can just give it up for adoption’ answer. What are these women supposed to do, quit their job and go into hiding for 9 months? The people who want to force her to carry the child to term and give it up for adoption are the very same people who have an absolute disdain for pregnant teens, single moms, low income families who are expecting another child. The judgment these women would have to endure within their families, their communities, at school or at work could be incredibly difficult to deal with, they don’t just get to have the baby and give it up for adoption and also go on with their normal lives, that isn’t an option.
As a sort of related side note, I hate when people from the uk are always vocal about their outrage over different abortion bills in the us but I rarely see them caring about the fact that the whole of the uk doesn’t have access to abortion. Abortion is illegal in NI, in 2016 a young woman was sentenced for having an illegal abortion and a mother is currently facing prosecution for buying abortion pills online on behalf of her daughter. Only as a response to some mainstream media attention (finally) over cases like these did the rest of the uk change their stance on allowing NI women to use the NHS for a termination, before 2017 NI women had to travel to england to pay privately for a termination and also risk prosecution at home.