Based on the leaked opinion of the SCOTUS, it appears that abortion will be struck down.
The last few Justices, which were conservative, testified before their confirmations that they accepted Roe v Wade as law. But at their first chance, they voted it down.
I am conflicted on this matter. As a Christian, I don’t believe in abortion, IN MOST CASES. I feel that if you CHOOSE to have sex, then you CHOOSE to get pregnant, and then you CHOOSE to have a baby.
Now, I am not a purist per se, I know that many people experiment with sex at an early age, and perhaps are not well versed in contraceptions available. There are many teenage births. And many teenage abortions. Actually, women get abortions at all ages. Here’s a thought. How many men would stick around and pay child support from the moment of conception onward? Not many. Maybe THAT should be a new law. Nah, never get passed. Too many men rule the world.
My mother scared the bee Jesus out of me about sex. I made it all through college as a virgin. I never had sex of ANY kind until I met my husband at the age of 21. Even then I knew to practice contraception as both our careers were starting out. I did have a miscarriage in my late twenties, and that was it for me. I was divorced soon after.
So as you can see, I believe that people should take precautions about having babies. So let’s pretend everyone does, and there is no need for abortions anymore.
Now let’s stalk about the people that DO want babies. That are pregnant and something catastrophic happens. Let’s say an ectopic pregnancy. Per the Cleveland Clinic, an ectopic pregnancy is a medical emergency. The uterus is uniquely suited to hold a growing fetus. It’s an organ that can stretch and expand as the fetus grows. Your fallopian tubes aren’t as flexible. They can burst as the fertilized egg develops. When this happens, you can experience large amounts of internal bleeding. This is life threatening. An ectopic pregnancy needs to be treated right away to avoid injury to the fallopian tube, other organs in the abdominal cavity, internal bleeding and death. An ectopic pregnancy is fatal for the fetus. It cannot survive outside of the uterus. Quick treatment for an ectopic pregnancy is important to protect the mother’s life. So if the fetus is aborted, is this considered an abortion? Or murder? Even though the fetus is not viable?
What about the cases of severely deformed or deficient babies that will die soon after birth, but suffer before then? Or genetic diseases? There are so many tests available now, that parents can find out most everything about their baby. And also choose whether to continue the pregnancy. Is it ok to abort a baby that will never survive, or thrive?
If the babies are born, how long will the parents stick around to take care of it? Most end up in special facilities to care for the child. Who pays for this? Can we afford it? Its money worth more than a life?
So what are the social effects of birth defects?
Caring for a child with a birth defect can negatively impact the physical and mental health of parents and caregivers. Many parents experience significant depression, fear and anxiety, which may have a devastating effect on the whole family if left untreated. Add in financial woes and divorce.
I only hope they leave contraceptives alone. Otherwise I’m not sure how many illegal abortions will be performed, or unwanted babies born. Crikey
This is truly a hot topic. I am not qualified to judge who should or should not get an abortion. However, I do not feel that a bunch of men should decide what a women does with her own body. I feel it is the woman’s choice, and is between her and God.