I will make it known now that when it comes to the extremely controversial subject of abortion, I am pro-choice.
Many people would claim that abortion is wrong, that it is "murder". They are free to express those opinions, but they shouldn't try and stop a woman from making her own choice about what to do with her own body. No matter what the situation is, be it rape, incest, a "mistake", or she simply doesn't want it, it is her choice to make. While the fetus is inside of her, it is a part of the woman, and her decision to make. I believe a fetus isn't a "baby" until it is actually born screaming and crying into the world. There is no actual murder involved in abortion, and those against abortion have to understand that it is none of their affair.
One argument against abortion? Of course, put the baby up for adoption, right? While that idea sounds fine from the beginning, you have to think about what will happen to the child put up for adoption. The world is overcrowded as it is; there are orphanages everywhere, countless number of children who sit in these places just hoping for a loving new parent to come take them home to a new life. But what if this new parent isn't so loving? The adopted child could be abused, made into a slave, forced to do terrible things. I've read up on adoption; the process it self is indeed complicated due to a faulty system that has no idea how to care for these "unwanted" children. Can you imagine years of waiting, waiting, waiting? Do you want to entrust that emotional trauma onto an innocent child?
I imagine I sound harsh, but it is how I feel on the matter. Adoption is just as "irresponsible" as abortion. I'd say abortion is the smarter, better choice. A possibly miserable future is prevented, and it is one less gray cloud hanging overhead.
But no, even then, it is not so simple. It's not a matter of walk in, abort the fetus, walk out. There, too, is a sort of emotional struggle involved. It may be what the woman wants, but there will be people who will do their best to make her feel like dirt for her choice. Why do they do this, if it is none of their affair? Do they believe it will change things? Or do they honestly believe that both abortion and adoption are both "simple"? It can't be their right to trample on the choice of this woman, and I find myself incredulous that people would go to extreme measures to suppress the woman's choice.
While I am on the subject, what about cases of underage pregnancy? If a young girl isn't nearly mature enough to handle giving birth, especially if she had been forced into having sex by her boyfriend, a smart choice would be abortion. She shouldn't be "taught a lesson" and be forced to have a child at such a young age. My opinion of a mature age to give birth is at least 25. Anything younger, hey, they are barely an adult. I wouldn't force an adult woman's task on an young girl or teenager. Does it seem fair or right to you? No, you have no say unless it is your body. It brings back to the whole choice of saying. That no means no. "No, I do not want this baby. I cannot handle this now." It her her choice. HER choice.
The world is being more and more overcrowded everyday. It could cause many problems in the long run. That's why I believe it should be known and made safe everywhere, that if any female anywhere does not wish to have a baby, that it can and WILL be her choice to make. That only her voice is said about what to do with her body. Because heaven knows my heart breaks at stories of young girls around the world forced to have sex with vulgar men who have yet to learn of a gender-equality mind, and when they are done, they abandon her, possibly when she is with-child. It is my true hope that a woman's choice will no longer be suppressed.
Please know that I say this not to make an enemy out of anyone, but to show an understanding that no one has the right to suppress what one does with their own body. We are born with a free will, and it shouldn't be crushed because one disagrees.
Thank you for reading.