"I am not going to go into a whole long ass self-righteous abortion debate, but let’s consider this….. How many unwanted pregnancies would be eliminated if:
1. People used birth control correctly and consistently?
2. Had sex with people who they cared for and who cared for them so the men wouldn’t be trying to leave as soon as the stick turned blue?
I have been there in an unwanted pregnancy situation….I know that I didn’t practice my advice. That’s how I ended up pregnant….but I am just wondering, how many abortions would be eliminated if people used protection and actually cared about their sex partners and had the “what if we got pregnant” discussion before their pants came off?”
This is forcing women to be perfect humans, does not take in to account the 1-5% of instances where birth control doesn’t work, and would make women alter their lifestyles.
What if a woman wants to have a one night stand, or wants to have sex with someone who they “don’t care for.” And who’s to say that a guy would stick around, no matter how much they loved them? And what if the two are in love, but can’t feasibly raise and support a child. Sure, adoption is there, but that doesn’t mean a woman should be forced to carry a child for nine months.
I agree that birth control should be used properly - but don’t place all responsibility on the woman, just because she’s the one capable of carrying a child. Push for better sex education. Don’t put the pressure of being perfect on women (and men). It shouldn’t matter how many abortions are performed each year, or who a woman is having sex with.