I am anti-abortion, pro-life and truly believe that every life is a life once it's conceived.
I know that voting season is upon us and I'm not trying to tell you how to vote. I am already sick of the numerous political rants, ads and opinions of others that are shoved into my face every time I turn around. That's not what this is about.
This is about life. It's about why I can't wrap my mind around the fact that abortion is legal and even celebrated in so much of our world today. This is about tiny babies being ripped from their mother's wombs, never even given a chance to live, to strive and to contribute to our society. This is about murder - because we are taking into our own hands the life of another and destroying it. There is no way to sugar-coat this.
I know what I'm undoubtedly going to hear and here is my response. You made the decision to have sex, and in most circumstances you made that decision hastily and without thought of being responsible and using some sort of protection. Quit pretending that every mistake you make is 'okay' and that you can just find a way out of it. You did the deed, now own up to it. Murder should not be an option here.
Then there's going to be those of you that go there.
'So what you're saying is that if I get raped in a dark alley and get pregnant, I have to keep the baby?'
No. That's not what I'm saying. But upon scouring the internet for some sort of statistic on the amount of rapes that result in pregnancy, the HIGHEST number I could find is 5%. The most common number I found was less than 1%. So I don't know how many rapes actually result in pregnancy, but to be safe let's say that it's 5%. There is about 207,754 victims of sexual assault each year.
Let's do some math. Assuming that all of these victims of sexual assault were actually forced to have sex (which is not the case) 5% of 207,754 = 10,387. There would be approximately 10,387 pregnancies that resulted from rape in the United States per year.
Hmm...I wonder how many abortions there are in the United States each year?
Let me spell that out for you. One million, three hundred thousand tiny lives ended each year.
The honest fact is that almost all abortions are the result of a woman making a mistake, hopping into bed foolishly and then not wanting to own up to her decision. I will never understand how the term 'pro-choice' is used when they are taking the 'choice' away from someone to live. If we went around saying 'I just don't feel like dealing with you, so I'm just going to kill you instead' to the children that we already have - that would be an issue. But apparently just because they're not here yet, it's okay.
I'm not trying to make a big fuss here. I just get sick of this being the leading argument as to why abortion should be okay. The fact is, abortion is performed mostly for those who are careless, not those who have been raped. Abstinence, safe-sex and adoption should be our option here, not abortion.
P.S. - I used RAINN: The nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and The National Abortion Federation to get these figures.
P.S.S. - Abortions because of medical reasons (birth defects, threat to mother's health) makes up less than 1% of all abortions in the United State - cause I know you're going to hit me with that one too.