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Did Your Mother Have an Abortion?

February 25, 2014

I’m guessing if you’re reading this article, then no, your mother didn’t have an abortion. At least, not with you in the womb.

In 1973 the world as I knew it then, came to an end. When the courts heard and ruled on Roe V Wade, LIFE as we knew it, came to an end.

Life, something so precious, or so I had been told numerous times, was determinably valued at nothing until it’s supposed viability outside the womb before term. My socially conservative self has always believed in the value of life, and I’ve always valued the contributions life has afforded this world.

Now, I will admit, and I’m not going to be one of these extremists, but I do struggle with the fact that there are abortion issues that aren’t as simple as black and white, especially as most are concerned, but then again maybe it is that simple. I don’t know how you take into account rape and incest so don’t even think about bringing that up at this point. Do you say it’s okay to have an abortion “only” in those instances? My own accounts of the world and how manipulative people can be, can only imagine the instances of reporting rape and incest would skyrocket if abortion were made legal only under those circumstances, but I digress.

Yes, my issue is abortion, or more to the point, the decision to have an abortion. To me, it’s not about whether the woman has the right to do what she wants with her body, but rather whether or not the living being inside of her is given it’s due process and consideration and it’s right to be born. It’s peculiar to me that if a woman is pregnant, and she is killed, there have been instances where the offending person was charged with double homicide or manslaughter. California for instance, is one of 29 states with so-called fetal homicide laws and yet, we assume no pretense or malice if the woman takes that life on her own choosing and terms. So explain to me the logic of how one doesn’t set precedence for the other? Is it a matter of convenience? Or, would you say it’s a matter of hypocrisy?

If you want to talk about convenience vs hypocrisy, then I wish Roe V Wade had been legal long before it actually was. Why you ask? Perhaps some of the politicians we have in office would have been the victims of the aforementioned legislation. Maybe their mother’s would have chosen not to have them. I know I would have chosen that option had I been given the opportunity and had no morals about life. Matter-of-fact, there are several persons in Congress this legislation could have affected. Oh wait, they were most likely already born! So how is it we’ll put the economy of this country in jeopardy by hindering or inconveniencing human beings for the sake of a minnow or algae or God knows what with EPA regulations, and yet we think nothing of allowing the selective execution of an unborn child? Why don’t we just convince the woman to commit suicide? Does that make it any worse? I guess the point that bothers me is something that is prevalent in our society. Simply put, the mindless narcissism of people believing they can’t be bothered or inconvenienced by something that is of their own doing in the first place. Why couldn’t the guy wear a condom? Why couldn’t she have taken birth control pills, or worn a diaphragm? Where is the responsibility and accountability in all this? It’s unconscionable people feel resolute about thinking everyone else should be responsible for them instead of themselves, or the government should be responsible for that person, and yet feel no obligation of self-reliance and accountability for their own actions.

Okay, I had a point to make, but I also have an observation to make. Laws in the future that favor abortion are most likely going to be written by people whose mother didn’t exercise her “right” to have an abortion. Granted, pro-life advocates are guilty of the same thing. However, here’s an exercise for you to do. Ask anyone in favor of pro-choice if they asked the fetus what it thought. Also, ask that person “would they have been in favor of their mother exercising her right to have an abortion when that person was in the womb?” Now, don’t let them say, “well, it wasn’t legal then.” All that aside, if it had been legal, would they have been in favor of it?  Simple answer, yes or no. Granted, pro-lifers are guilty of not being able to ask an unborn child either, but at least we can ask them what they think about it AFTER they are born.

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