mylifewithsocialanxiety asked: As for why giving a child up for adoption is harder than getting an abortion, adoption involves bonding with a fetus for nine months as it grows inside of you and getting to know its every kick, roll, and hiccup. Then, after nine months are up, you have to give birth to that fetus and then immediately hand it over to someone else. It's like giving away a part of you. Abortions happen before any actual bonding has happened (in most cases), so it's nowhere near as hard as adoption.
If it’s such a huge problem to have to give away the child, then RAISE the child. If after going through a 9 month pregnancy, a woman grows a loving bond with her child…why doesn’t she just raise them? It’s a life you’re responsible for, and a child should take first priority. Family values are horrific in today’s society. Whatever happened to a mother’s unconditional love?
mylifewithsocialanxiety asked: [continued from previous message] And since when is it a smart idea at all to punish a woman by forcing her into a situation that she obviously isn't responsible enough to deal with? I mean, would you force a drug addict to baby-sit for a child? If not, then why do you seem to think that drug addicts (or anyone else who knows that they're not responsible enough to have a child) should be forced to gestate a fetus for nine months?
It’s not a punishment…it’s a fact of life. It should not be a punishment to any woman, because she already knew it could happen. I do realize that plenty of unplanned pregnancies result from responsible sex…but a woman should know that contraceptives aren’t 100% foolproof. If it’s such a “punishment”, then there’s adoption.
And there’s bad people out there, yes. It’s really sad that things like that happen, but doesn’t the baby deserve at least that chance of life? Even if the baby is born with immense mental and physical disabilities, why does that mean they deserve to die? Babies with such disabilities are known to be innocent joys in peoples lives. They’ve done nothing wrong…they’re completely innocent…
mylifewithsocialanxiety asked: Also, are you saying that pregnancy should be some sort of a punishment (or "consequence," as you put it) for having sex irresponsibly? You do realize that plenty of unplanned pregnancies result from responsible sex, since the contraceptives didn't work the way they were supposed to, don't you? Do you think those responsible women should be punished, too? [continued in next message]
mylifewithsocialanxiety asked: No, the whole point of sex is not procreating. If it were, then humans would only feel the urge to have sex when they were fertile, and conceiving wouldn't take so much guesswork. Animals who go into heat have sex purely for procreation. For humans, sex is more of a recreational activity than a procreative act. After all, sex has many health benefits for us humans. Why should anyone have to deny themselves of those health benefits?
They’re called our reproductive organs for a reason. Women go on birth control and men use condoms to avoid conception. Sow how else can you say that biologically speaking, sex isn’t for the purpose of procreation? It simply is.
Now, it’s a different thing to say that through time, we have evolved to enjoy recreational sexual intercourse. Because that is true. But that doesn’t negate the fact that the whole point of sex is procreation.
And I’m not saying people do not deserve to have sex…I am saying that when you choose to have sex, you should know what the consequences are. Plain and simple. Regardless of whether you’re pro-life or pro-choice, it should be agreed that abortion is a tragic practice, and it is not ideal to be put in the situation of having to decide whether or not to have an abortion.