First of all, if you weren’t planning to get pregnant at the beginning, DON’T have unprotected sex, plain and simple. Use a damn condom to protect yourself from having a high chance of being pregnant.
Yes, because historically a condom has never broken and a pill has never failed, EVER.
If you were getting an abortion, think about that human being that is living and growing inside of your stomach.
Human life, yes, human being, no. A human being has sentience and autonomy, a fetus has neither. Ergo, a fetus is not a human being.
Don’t you want it to have a life of its own? And being able to see this world?
What about the person who’s carrying it? What if they’re a 16 year old high school student who doesn’t have the time or money to hire someone to look after their child and therefore has to drop out of school and give up on their education? What about the person who has a possibility of dying during childbirth?
A lot of times anti-choice rhetoric reduces the people who are pregnant to a status of a child-bearing machine and the only life they care about is a group of cells which live in an almost parasitic state insider them. Very “pro-life” (that’s sarcasm, notice the air quotes).
What if that was you in there and the person that is carrying you inside its stomach decided to have an abortion? Sucks, wouldn’t it? You would probably be wondering why they are doing this and want to scream as loud as you possibly can to tell them to stop thinking about this process. You don’t want to die before you were even born, like what the fuck is this shit, y’know?
It wouldn’t suck, because they don’t have a fully formed brain. They exist like a blob of cells.
To assert that if you were a fetus, you would scream and wonder those things is no different then saying every time a cancer patient has a tumor removed, their tumor tremors in fear and screams out in pain. Every time you drink, your liver cries. Every time a smoker inhales from their cigarette, their lungs shed a black tear of equal parts salt water and tar. It’s poetic, but it’s personification of a non-sentient being and giving it sentient qualities.
A fetus does not have a fully formed brain and cannot feel pain for the upper parts of…6 months I believe. A fetus does not have lungs and cannot scream. A fetus cannot think.
So, this day is asking me how I feel about this and I strongly disagree on abortion. It is partially on your fault that you made the pregnancy happen and should have common sense to use a condom even if it doesn’t fully protect you, but it’s still some protection.
So basically, even if you used a condom and got pregnant, even if the pregnancy was the result of rape or other sexual crimes, it’s the pregnant person’s fault? That would raise the eyebrows of any moral or ethical person when they think it through.
Every human being should have a life in this world even if it’s just only for a second. That second counts.
Human being. A fetus is not a human being, ergo, you haven’t really made a point. Also, if you believe that life starts at conception, then technically the fetuses were alive for a short amount of time.