Banning Abortion Is The Opposite Of Being 'Pro-Life'
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Banning Abortion Is The Opposite Of Being 'Pro-Life'

Let people take control over their own bodies.


Warning: This article contains mentions of self-induced abortion, rape, and incest.

The states of Alabama, Ohio, and Georgia are currently in the process of outlawing abortion, and numerous other states desire to overturn Roe v. Wade. These bills are dubbed "heartbeat bills" because a fetal heartbeat can be detected six weeks after conception.

The fact is, most of the time, pregnancy can't be caught this early. Six weeks pregnant is two weeks late getting your period, assuming you even have regular periods in the first place.

The lawmakers who write and sign these bills label themselves as pro-life, but this could not be further from the truth. A better descriptor would be anti-choice. Even if you are against abortion, you have to admit that the alternatives are terrifying.

Without legal abortions, self-induced abortions are bound to make a comeback. Coat-hanger abortions. Back alley abortions. Pregnant people harming themselves by overdosing or intentionally falling down flights of stairs. Banning abortions will NOT stop them from happening; they'll only harm and kill even MORE people in the process.

Under these new anti-abortion laws, little girls who are victims of rape or incest will be forced to carry the fetus to term. Pre-teens are not physically capable of giving birth in a safe matter, due to the fact that they are not fully developed yet. It may not necessarily kill them, but it will scar them mentally and physically.

Some states even think that the death penalty is a proper response to abortion. But yeah, sure, label that "pro-life!"

Almost everyone who is opposed to abortion is opposed for religious reasons. Don't get me wrong, everyone should have the right to practice their religion however they want to! But in cases like this, it's hurting people. Besides, the United States of America has a separation of church and state, so religious beliefs should have no effect on federal/state laws.

Bottom line is, outlawing abortion will do more harm than good. If you really want to be pro-life, fight for legal and safe abortions.

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