Sometimes, pro-lifers DO acknowledge that people want abortions for reasons other than finances or health. Sometimes. In cases like that, pro-lifers love, love, fucking love to scream “SELFISH!!!” at people who want abortions because they don’t want to be pregnant.
And they do it because generally, being “selfish” is an insult – it alludes to people who waste food and shut down people soliciting donations when they have more money than they can ever spend.
But there is a difference between sharing what you have more than enough of being forced to share the one corporeal form you will EVER have.
As some/most my followers know – I work in entertainment. I make good money when I’m working and I’m not at all tight-fisted with it. I come from a family that was very much about giving back, so it’s something I have and will always do when I’m working. I have hobbies, I enjoy material possessions and am a total foodie.
I’m also childfree. Partially because I haven’t found the right person to marry, let alone breed with. Partially because the idea of having my own was never something I was EVER passionate about.
I’ve also never liked young children, I’d assume I’d like my own though.
Maybe one day I will have biological children – but if not, it’s no skin off my nose. What I HAVE always been passionate about is adopting. One day when I have the time, I WILL adopt older children. I will give them the absolute best and all of my love.
And yet, I get the “SELFISH!!!” bull from pro-lifers all the time.
Because I am NOT willing to be pregnant at this time.
Because I am white, have the resources and am in fairly good health and am STILL not willing to be pregnant at this time.
They scoff at me, whining that I’m just another person thinking I’m at the center of the universe.
And they can whine, but they’re correct.
I am at the center of the universe. The reality I personally have experienced every day of my life thusfar is what I know and exclusive to me – and thus my universe. I am at the center of it. It is my reality.
We get ONE body.
We get ONE brain.
We are not yet at the point in science or medicine to completely repair our bodies and brains. Perhaps one day we can regenerate new bodies. Perhaps one day we can upload our brains.
Until then, this one shot and one body is all we get.
And no, I am not obligated to use it for anything I do not want to use it for.
“Selfish”? Maybe to you!
But this is the one body I get. This is the one life I have.
And I’m going to do everything in my power to be sure that it’s all on my terms, because this is my reality.
Did it ever occur to you that the human beings you so desperately want the right to kill in the womb only get ONE body and ONE brain?
Did it ever occur to you that there will be NOTHING more valuable to them than their very life?
Did it ever occur to you that a mother should make their children the centers of their universe, not themselves? To do otherwise is absolutely selfish, by anyone’s definition.
I hope someday you will realize what you have allowed yourself to become. And I hope you realize it before you experience an unplanned pregnancy.
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