Bound To You

anonymous:

There is a form of domestic abuse in which the man attempts to keep the woman in the relationship by getting the woman pregnant (via spousal rape). As you can imagine, outlawing abortion could easily increase this sort of abuse because it is assumed that if a woman is pregnant and has a child, she is bound to you. I know very well if I were in such a situation, I’d do anything to abort that sign of abuse. We need abortion because we need to help women claim what is there’s- their body.

cultureshift:

There are as many forms of abuse as there are depraved human minds capable of dreaming them up. Abortion is a great example of this. The manner of conception does not determine the value of the child.

I don’t know what country you live in, but in the United States, spousal rape and other forms of abuse are illegal and women can file charges and exit the relationship. Women are not ‘bound’ to men if they are abusing them, whether they are pregnant or not. Would this be a hard choice for some? Yes. But it’s not an immoral choice and it doesn’t result in the death of a child. And yes, there are resources outside of immediate family to help women that find themselves in these situations.

Ultimately, we need moral bearings to help women claim what is theirs — their prenatal child. There is never a good enough reason to intentionally kill an innocent living human being. Never.

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