However, I do respect the arguments and opinions of those who are pro-life. I get your argument. I just don’t agree that someone else should be able to tell someone what to do with their body.
I also think that sometimes people don’t really look at the big picture.
Not everyone’s bodies can handle pregnancy
I personally think that this is a big deal. If carrying a child puts someone’s health and life at risk, then she should not be forced to continue the pregnancy. I have a thyroid disease and if I were to get pregnant I would have to be carefully monitored and on a ton of hormones to be able to carry full term. Otherwise the baby would most likely be miscarried.
Some people are incredibly careful
No contraceptive is 100% effective. If you’re as careful as can be to try to avoid pregnancy but it happens anyway then you should be able to terminate.
Sometimes rape leads to pregnancy
If a woman is raped and she doesn’t want to carry the child of her attacker then she shouldn’t have to. She’s been through enough trauma already. Can you blame her for not wanting to carry a child that reminds her of what happened?
I know that in some cases people aren’t careful and get an abortion just because they don’t want to have a child, but I believe that they should have that option. As someone who doesn’t want kids, and who will always be careful, I still should have the option. The government should not be able to dictate what women do with their bodies or dictate the course of their lives. It isn’t fair There are also some people just aren’t fit to be parents and I don’t think they should be forced to endure it anyway. Sure, adoption is always an option as well, but pregnancy and child birth aren’t always easy and there are enough kids in the foster system already.
The fact that I am pro-choice does not mean that I would definitely have an abortion. Nor does it mean that I agree with all of the reasons that people get them. However, people deserve to be able to make that choice for themselves.