I can completely understand why people are against abortion. I don’t think anybody out there actually LIKES abortion. But what I cannot understand is how people can spend their time preaching against abortion, claiming to speak up for the unborn babies who cannot, but then neglect those already born, already alive, and who cannot support themselves, cannot feed themselves, cannot control their own lives. Its wrong to abort babies but is it okay to let everybody in Africa starve? To sell Asian children into prostitution? How can you want more people on this planet just to watch them fight over food and water for the most basic of survivals? This isn’t some Democratic post, whining that we are not supporting enough people financially. But this is a post asking how somebody can want to “help” a baby to be born and then not help that baby to live?
I cannot say I completely support abortion. Not in the sense that I think it should be open to anybody and everybody. I would never get an abortion. I never should. I am completely capable of raising a child, even if it would be by myself. I am aware of birth control and pregnancy prevention. If I were to become pregnant, it would be my own fault and I accept that.
However, I am fully aware that there are women in which this is not the case for. Women who cannot and should not raise a baby. Women who do not have access to birth control or the sexual rights to their own body. How does it clear one’s conscious to know that while you “saved” a baby’s life by preventing abortion, that baby is now starving or selling their body? While, yes, there is adoption, there are already so many beautiful children dreaming of a home and family. Adoption is expensive. I don’t think enough people realize this. Therefore, many children wait their whole life to be adoption. Subjecting more individuals to a life of orphanages and foster case is not necessarily the “moral” option.
And besides all of this, the reality is that humanity already cannot support the sheer number of people already living on this planet. Every piece of literature, every study, and every classroom will give credit to “medical advancements and birth control” for helping to slow the exponential growth of the human population. Nobody will ever want to say it outright but this includes more than a birth control pill and condom. This includes abortions.
I think that if you are truly against abortion then you better be working your ass off to ensure that those “saved” babies live a truly safe and full life.