A Choice Perspective–
So, someone has to protect the fetus even if the mother won’t, right?
The current world population is 7.3 billion and will reach 9 billion in 2040 and as high as 11 billion in 2050 and too much of that population is starving.
Obviously humans can make physical bodies but some will argue that there may be a lack of humility to say that humans also create ever lasting souls that temporarily inhabit those bodies.
For those that believe the everlasting soul or spirit is not created from the human egg and seed but instead by the Divine, might they be allowed to believe that the soul is not created upon conception?
To them the termination of a pregnancy might not be terminating a soul or spirit because they do not have the power to terminate something that is everlasting or something that has yet to inhabit a fetus.
Accepting that someone has the right to believe that is what freedom of religion is about. At the turn of the 21st Century there were 28,000,000 people in the United States that claim to be non-adherents of any religious tradition. A 2015 Gallop Pole showed that half of Americans consider themselves “pro-choice” on abortion, surpassing the 44% who identify as “pro-life.”
The U.S. prison population is more than 2.4 million. – That means more than one out of every 100 American adults is behind bars. Is there a responsibility for society to do more than insist that every fetus is born?
If a woman does not want to give birth to a fetus for health and financial reasons and is legally forced to give birth, who should pay for the cost of growing that child?
If the mother can’t provide a safe and nourishing environment or have the means to feed and clothe the child, should she be legally forced to put the baby up for adoption?
Most of the time people have an image in their heads about a circumstance, like a pregnant mother. That image greatly influences how they think about what is right and wrong. What is the image in your head? What is the opposite image? Which one influences you the most?
Most of us want to make our own choices regardless of how difficult they are. People who would be good parents would have a very difficult time deciding to abort a fetus. It would be a traumatic decision that could haunt them for life. They do not need others to add to that trauma.
The longer a woman is pregnant the less likely she is to abort. Something drastically has to change for a woman who has carried a fetus into late term for her to decide to abort the fetus. That decision is probably excruciatingly painful and personal.
Pro-Choice supports access to safe and legal abortion if for no other reason than to prevent women from seeking back ally abortions.
Women are different than men. They can give birth. They need access to effective birth control and emergency contraception, and reproductive health services. Why would a man want to take that away from them?
Men, if you were the one that carried the fetus, would that change your opinion about life vs choice?