Being pro-choice is not anti-life.
I usually have a hard time giving my opinion on hot button political topics. However, this one I have a bit of a strong opinion on. There are a lot of people on either side that refuse to entertain the opinions of the other side. I personally think that's ridiculous. I am pro-choice, but that doesn't mean I don't respect your stance on being pro-life.
Personally speaking, I am pro-life for personal reasons. There's nothing wrong with being sexually active. Sexual health is just as important as anything else. But, let's face it, accidents happen. Birth control is between 96-99% effective, condoms break, it's possible to take Plan B late, etc. There's wiggle room to accidentally get pregnant, it happens.
But in the event that I would, I know that I can't afford to take care of a child. I have too many bills to pay and not enough money to pay them all. There's no room in my budget for a baby. Also, I'm not ready for a child in any other aspect of life. I have surgeries coming up, and health issues I need to take care of before I get pregnant.
I've discussed this with my boyfriend and he agrees that abortion would be the safest and best option for us. But that doesn't mean I'm a bad person.
I know what you're thinking.
You're a monster. Adoption is an option.
I am very well aware of that. But are you aware that there are millions of children who don't ever get adopted? They stay in group homes, orphanages, foster care, etc. They're mistreated in some of those environments and left feeling unloved and unwanted by their parents, their caretakers, and the people who haven't adopted them.
There aren't enough people in the world who have the means to adopt and forcing another child through that system isn't right either.
I also would like you to consider that by pushing to make abortion illegal, you're making it unsafe. Abortions aren't going to stop happening just because it's illegal. People still sell drugs, steal, kill, etc. and all of that is illegal. People are going to go back to doing unsafe and risky abortions. Risking their own lives in the process with dirty needles and old dirty equipment to hope to get the job done.
But, on top of all of that, truth be told, if it's not your uterus, it's not your business. You have no idea what someone else may or may not be going through. You have no idea what this person had to wrestle with to come to the decision that they did and you definitely have no right to judge them.
No one is forcing you to abort your baby or trying to dictate what you do with your uterus or your vagina. So what makes you special enough to do it?
Making the choice to abort is not an easy one for most. Making the choice to change your life by having a child when you aren't ready is also not an easy one for most.
I am not here to tell you that being pro-life is wrong. I am also not here to be the enemy. But I am here to tell you that you don't have the right to dictate what happens to someone else's body or to shame them for a choice you don't agree with.