A Child’s Curiosity

anonymous:

Most abortions are not for convenience. If i was raped i would have an abortion because I don’t want to have a baby and i’m 13 yrs old, would you really expect me to go through that emotional trauma? Some women can be suicidal over their pregnancy. What about foetal abnormalities? And just this year a woman died because she was refused an abortion. Or a 14 yr old girl who was raped and suicidal. Just think about how she was forced to go through with the pregnancy. That is inhumane ^•^

cultureshift:

What great questions from such a young mind. As you know, the issues surrounding human abortion are complex and present often conflicting moral dilemmas. Before we get started, I ask you to mentally take yourself back to the womb and consider whether you would like to experience the challenges and joys of life you have had thus far.

Now that we are on the same mental model, I will address your questions…

First, I must correct your assertion that most abortions are not for convenience. Over 97% of abortions are for reasons other than the health of the mother. That means that over 97% of abortions are committed by healthy mothers who are carrying healthy babies.

Yes, I would expect you to carry your child to birth and then either raise your child with assistance from your family or place him or her with an adoptive family. Remember, human beings your age are quite capable of bearing children by evolutionary process. The social stigma against females your age bearing children is just that, a stigma. Is this a situation I would ever want a person of your age to be in? Absolutely not.

I have met people who were conceived through rape and they are just as valuable as you and I and they are happy to be alive, just like we are. They too have every right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Woman can be suicidal over many things, including family situations, relationships, or bullying. This is no reason to destroy another human being’s life. Professional assistance should be sought to work through these feelings.

For my take on fetal abnormalities, watch this video.

I hope my answers have provided you with some new things to think about. Thank you for your civility and have a beautiful day!

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