I Am Pro-Life, Not Anti-Woman

Alright, this article is gonna rustle some jimmies, and I’m ready for it. If you’re mad, fine, but that won’t bother me.

Let the controversy fly.

First off, I want to clarify that this article specifically addresses pro-life relating to pregnancy. I will not be mentioning pro-life as relating to the death penalty or refugees, though I do believe those are important issues.

I am pro-life. I believe all babies should receive a chance at life, and I believe adoption is always a better option than abortion.

Contrary to popular belief, you can be pro-life without being against women. I am a Christian, but I am not against birth control. It is not an “abortion pill,” and anyone who believes that needs to do a little research. If you’re too lazy, I’ll give you a quick rundown: it prevents fertilization. Simple, isn’t it? It doesn’t destroy an already fertilized egg, but rather prevents the sperm from even reaching the egg to begin with.

Isn’t science cool?

So if the pill is what works for you, that’s what works for you. I am all for women taking control of their own sexuality, and I believe birth control should be easily accessible.

If birth control is more accessible, more women can get it, and abortion rates will fall. That sounds good to me.

Unfortunately, the current system is very broken. Women are not able to afford birth control as easily as they should be able to and condoms are only 98% effective if you use them correctly. Sex education is also seriously lacking in many states, so I believe a good choice of action would be to improve sex education across the board and encourage people to make safe and smart decisions regarding their sexuality and hopefully preventing unwanted pregnancies.

But uh-oh, mistakes happened, contraception failed, and now you’re pregnant.

What do you do?

Now, I have never been pregnant, so I’m not telling anyone what to do with their bodies. I’m just stating that my personal belief is that the baby should go to a loving family who wants it and can give it the life it deserves.

Unfortunately, a lot of people can’t adopt because going through the foster system is honestly a pain and usually pretty expensive. Private adoptions are usually more preferable due to the fact that a lot of private adopters will offer financial compensation and pay medical fees. I know that spending 9 months growing a tiny human isn’t ideal if you aren’t ready, but I really think that the reward of giving a couple an immense happiness such as that would be quite the incredible feeling.

“Are you willing to carry that baby for her? Go through her morning sickness? Feel the pain of childbirth?”

If I could take someone’s pregnancy like that, something she didn’t want and bear that pain for her so another couple could experience parenthood, I’d strongly consider it, because, again, I believe all babies should get a chance at life. Unfortunately, science isn’t quite that progressive yet. Maybe one day we’ll have that kind of technology.

If you scrolled through everything because you got bored of my ranting, stop here and read my main point: someone being pro-life does not mean they are against women’s rights to their own bodies. Honestly, situations such as rape, ectopic pregnancies, and life-threatening conditions for the baby are a bit of a gray area to me, and truth be told I can understand the arguments for abortion. However, I simply do not agree with them.

A baby’s heartbeat can be detected as early as 6 weeks. To me, that is a human, a tiny human being with a right to live. I am not asking you to agree with me. I am simply stating that pro-life is not synonymous with anti-women and that it is entirely possible to be pro-life and pro-woman. I'm sure plenty of people will say this article is trash simply because they don't agree with me, but I'm okay with that. I am not sorry for my beliefs, and I never will be.

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