“We need to focus more on bringing up our girls (and boys) to value themsevles and save themsevles for marriage to avoid unwanted pregnancies…not a quick “solution” to a “problem” (aka baby).”
Are you kidding me? That will do nothing to stop the problem! And I disagree with saving yourself for marriage anywho. Sex is SO important in a relationship and you need to know before hand that you’re compatible and that you connect etc etc. But that’s an aside! Education! Access to BC! That’s what will drop teen prego rates!
Also, “The majority, however, use it as after-the-fact birth control.”
Totally not true. And what a silly thing to assume. Having an abortion is hard on the body, hard on the mind, hard on the heart. People don’t have sex flippantly thinking, who cares if i get prego, i’ll just have an abortion!
Most pro life people are religious, (not all, but everyone i’ve ever talked to), and have religous motivations for being “pro life”. But I don’t believe in God so get your relgioun out of my womb!
Next point, comparing it to sea turtles? *face plam* Comparing it to suicide!? *even bigger face palm*
Next point, it’s too funny to me how these “pro-lifers” only care till it’s born, then the baby who is now most likely living in poverty because it’s a teen mum or someone who couldn’t afford access to BC is considered a leech on society. The entitled. Where’s the help then? 1 in 5 children live in poverty in the US!
Also, you’re pro life? Then why doesn’t the mum’s life count? Why shouldn’t the living breathing women (who may already be a mum) get to choose life! Why should she risk her life and then leave her other children, husband, family to mourn her. It’s crazy to me!
@MissCalifornia: + 1 million
@fishbone: Also + lots!!!
@alwaysmsh: “Basically the facts are that in countries that have legalized abortion have fewer abortions. Usually because there is more information and better contraceptives.”
Anywho, my last point is about rape. Anti-abortion people are always ” the cases of rape/abuse are so minimal blah blah blah.”
But it’s not. Something like 1 in 5 women are raped! That’s ALOT! According to RAAIN, someone is being assaulted every 2 mins! And that’s just what is reported, some women are too emabressed, or know their rapist and so don’t want to rock the family boat etc. Violence against women is HUGE and prevalent. Esp domestice violence. This attack on our rights to our body is just one more way that we have to EAT it in this patriarchal society. And I’m tired of it!
Don’t like abortion? Don’t get one! Easy!