I hope none of have to go through this and if you’ve been there…I understand all too well. What am I talking about…Abortion.
The more PC term is “termination”. I figure I’m pretty much pro-choice in general but it’s not something I would personally do. I don’t condone abortion as a means of birth control…meaning every time a woman gets pregnant she has an abortion.
Scenarios where I accept abortion without question:
Complicated Birth (ie. mother or baby might die)
Too Young (I had to come back and edit this one in after hearing on the radio news about an 11-year-old who had a baby …at 11-years old, you’re still a child and really it would be up to her parents)
In your basic “oops” scenario, I can’t do it. I’m only speaking for me…no one else. What anyone else chooses to do…peace be unto them. Once a woman has made up in her heart what she wants to do, you can’t change it. Men, you really have no choice…sorry.
I would like to hear how men feel about this. Would you resent a woman who decided to keep a baby you did not want…or vice versa, terminate the fetus that you were excited about? Do you find it fair or accept that it’s her body and fall back?
All in all, I feel children are a blessing, pregnancy is beautiful, and new life should be celebrated. Planned or unplanned, I don’t want to go through a pregnancy stressed, depressed, and thinking about the what if’s.