Fact Check: Pro-Choice Does NOT Equal Pro-Abortion
Start writing a post

Fact Check: Pro-Choice Does NOT Equal Pro-Abortion

It's not a contradiction to want to support women.

Fact Check: Pro-Choice Does NOT Equal Pro-Abortion

In exactly one year, it will mark a century since women were given the right to vote, yet most of us are still be oppressed. Some don't have access to quality education or healthcare, and the media and men constantly shame us for trying to be liberating. Today, it's about abortion.

If you don't want something, you get rid of it? Some people like to donate it if it's not too roughed up. Others immediately throw it away once they figure out that it's different. That same method of thinking has been applied to abortion for years.

Being raised in a southern baptist church meant religion influenced my politics to a certain extent, and one of those things was that I'm supposed to be pro-life. However, why should my opinion on abortion stop other women?

After having a social media discussion with two friends, they gave me a new outlook on what it meant to be pro-choice, and it was truly mind-blowing. Women have been put down for so many years because they did what they wanted; we should be able to do what we want with our body when we want.

This is why I am pro-choice.

Being pro-choice is supporting the choice, not the action. If I supported the action, I'd be pro-abortion. We're not forcing ever women to go out and get an abortion. Even then, some have had fallen ideas about what it truly means like New York Legislature passing abortion laws up to birth. These are the laws that are confusing not current federal ones.

In fact, the woman in the court case, Roe v.s. Wade, that gave us abortion rights was actually pro-life. She only wanted to option to terminate her pregnancy in the early stages because she felt suffocated having something that would remind her of a terrible moment in her life.

However, it's not about abortions. It's about women having the choice.

It's about having the choice to continue her education studies. It's about her having the choice to be economically successful. It's about her not wanting to bring a child into this world that is so cruel and demeaning to women who are embracing their sexuality.

It's "incredible" how our government wants to interfere in the rights of women when there are more humanitarian rights at stake. Maybe if women had access to better education to create financial stability, she wouldn't have to abort. What if healthcare was more readily available, and the pregnancy didn't even happen: shocking idea right?

Colorado implemented a program that created the cost of IUD expenses to become affordable resulting in a huge drop in abortion rates. Because of this pregnancy prevention, the state still avoided $70 million in public assistance cost for families who could not support due to unwanted pregnancy. They didn't make abortion illegal; they just found a more wholesome alternative.

We cannot make this choice illegal.

It's like the law of conservation of matter. You cannot create or destroy matter. Making abortions illegal doesn't destroy the problem, it just forces it underground becoming a detriment to women's health.

Instead, let's support new healthcare laws providing better access to birth control, like Colorado, so the option of abortion is hardly there. Let's educate the younger population on how to stay safe and sexually active. Let's prepare women instead of oppressing them.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Why Driving Drives Me Crazy

the highways are home


With Halloween quickly approaching, I have been talking to coworkers about what scares us. There are always the obvious things like clowns, spiders, heights, etc. But me? There are a number things I don't like: trusting strangers, being yelled at, being in life or death situations, parallel parking. All of these are included when you get behind the wheel of a car.

Keep Reading... Show less
Baseball Spring Training Is A Blast In Arizona
Patricia Vicente

Nothing gets me more pumped up than the nice weather and the sights and sounds of the baseball season quickly approaching.

Keep Reading... Show less

Impact Makers: Melanie Byrd

Find out how this TikTok star gets women excited about science!

Impact Makers: Melanie Byrd

How it all began

Keep Reading... Show less

22 Songs To Use For Your Next GoPro Video

Play one of these songs in the background for the perfect vacation vibes.


We've all seen a Jay Alvarez travel video and wondered two things: How can I live that lifestyle and how does he choose which song to use for his videos?

Keep Reading... Show less

13 Roleplay Plots You Haven't Thought Of Yet

Stuck on ideas for a roleplay? Here you go!

13 Roleplay Plots You Haven't Thought Of Yet

One thing that many creators know is that fun to have characters and different universes to work with but what's the point if you have nothing to do with them? Many people turn to roleplay as a fun way to use characters, whether they're original or from a fandom. It'd a fun escape for many people but what happens when you run out of ideas to do? It's a terrible spot to be in. So here are a few different role play plot ideas.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments