I didn’t write anything about what I thought about abortion in the last post because I wanted people to watch the video and think about it before I weighed in. But now that people have had a chance to see it and have their say, here is mine.
By the way, great thoughts everyone, expressed very well with with respect. I hope you will read all of what I have to say so as to understand why I believe what I believe.
I am against abortion.
Regardless of any other influencing factor, we are talking about human life here. I understand that there are many complicating factors that drive people to make their decisions, but in the end we are actually talking about a life. Being pregnant is not some situation to look for a way out of, this is a human life. I know there are a thousand reasons why women get abortions, but in the end, this is why I believe what I do.
I struggle with the term ‘right to choose’ (as somebody else said). The right to choose to be a parent does not take into account a child’s right to live. Personally I think that is a much more important right. If you don’t want to be a parent there are options other than abortion. There is a huge adoption waiting list, why not give the child to parents that desperately want it, but can’t have one of their own? If it’s a financial issue, there are groups who will give financial support, and the government also gives parental payments.
I know that this is a very complicated issue and it’s not often a simple choice, but abortion when it comes down to it, it about ending the life of a person who has no say in the matter.
I totally disagree with the idea that an unborn baby is a blob of cells. If so, when does it miraculously change into a human? At what point? Human life is human life at any stage of development.
There have been a few people commenting on the practice of standing outside abortion clinic and making a protest there. I think I largely agree that right in front of an abortion clinic is not the best place to get your point across and can be painful for those having abortions. Like someone else said, get on board offering practical help at an earlier stage, when people are still making the choice to abort. Harassing anyone is not ok on any level.
But I also understand the motivation of people like the guy in the video who desperately want to help people and protect unborn life. I don’t think any harassment should go along with this, but standing there offering your help is somewhat commendable as an act of kindness and selflessness. Even though I understand this may be taken as intimidation and offensive by some.
So to sum up, I know it’s a complicated issue, but surely the right to live should be the overriding consideration.