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Boru: Should women have abortions if they are not necessary?

Mercy and humanity should be shown to the unborn.

The topic of abortion is a very sensitive one, and I will do my best to treat it as such. But don’t confuse this with me shying away from saying what I believe is morally right and wrong. Before I educated myself on abortion, I believed that it was wrong to have an abortion, regardless of necessity. My opinion has changed and I became tolerant of abortion, but only when it is necessary.

The Supreme Court’s ruling in Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in the United States on Jan. 22, 1973. The ruling included protection against violating women’s privacy, which meant women had the right to their reproductive choices. It also stated there would be minimal to no state interference with pregnancy, and if there were to be interference, it would be to prohibit abortion after viability; that is, after the pregnancy reaches 24 weeks gestational age, unless it is being done in order to save the woman’s health or life. I am keen on what causes the state to get involved, and I believe it is to protect potential life if the pregnancy is being terminated for reasons other than health complications. I agree with abortion if life is at stake, but not when it is done because of inconvenience.

I want to repeat that I don’t oppose abortion when it is necessary. I looked into the reasons why women typically want to abort and the results were, in my opinion, disappointing. A majority of women cited reasons such as unpreparedness, educational interruption and not being ready to have a baby as reasons why they chose to have an abortion. A little baby who has the right to live gets terminated because this baby happens to be an inconvenience. What happened to fighting for humanity and preserving human lives?

Perhaps a single mom can’t afford to raise a child alone. The fact of the matter is, we live in the United States, where we have resources such as institutions and centers set up to help women and their children. There are places where women can bring their children, such as the Center for Women and Families, the Center for Women and Children, the Lotus House Safe Haven program, Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support and more.

Women shouldn’t have abortions unless it is medically necessary. I feel like abortion has become a moral dilemma in our society today and in order to prevent falling into this dilemma, please protect yourselves to the best of your ability and reach out for help. We don’t always have our lives together, but when we make a human life worthless by deeming it a disruption to our occupations and education, then what should we make of ourselves?

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  • Enn Arre
    Dec 6, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    Except female have traditionally bared the brunt of escaped sperm from a male body. Financially, physically (birth control messes with hormones) and emotionally. They are the ones told to be responsible to prevent pregnancies while males are like “I hate that it doesn’t feel as good with a condom” or “I will be less manly if I get a vasectomy even though I never want children or don’t want any more.” Males can prevent pregnancy easily but no one wants to talk about it. If males do their part right there are no unplanned pregnancies. And if a baby is a baby what is the difference if it is conceived during a crime or not? If conception is God’s will then it was willed to occur during a crime. Why is one embryo more valuable than another? The embryo had no say in the matter either way so it seems rather sad to allow for that then. What’s stopping a female from saying she was raped to obtain an abortion if a male left sperm where she did not say they could? Would the criminal male have to be prosecuted, found guilty and put in prison for the abortion to be allowed? Wouldn’t that just take too long? The fetus would be born and the child in preschool by then with the way our court system works. What if they rapist is never found? What type of proof do you want that it was a criminal act? I mean many sexual assaults notoriously go uninvestigated and unprosecuted. Is it a crime if a female says I consent to sexual intercourse but I do not want your sperm to touch me and he agrees but fails to control his sperm? Can she abort if it resulted in a unwanted pregnancy? Taking a pregnancy to term should be based on what that specific females intentions are….to be come pregnant or not….to be willing to take on an unplanned pregnancy or not. No female sets out to have sex to get pregnant so she can enjoy the luxury of an abortion. It is a gut wrenching decision that must be made only by the person who is dealing with the event and the rest of us must support it if we truly appreciate the autonomy of humans (in this case the pregnant female) in our world. The extent that males should have on preventing any abortion is all ahead of time by fully controlling where their genetic material ends up. The big picture again is much bigger and has much more fine detail than you want to see.

  • CapnRusty
    Dec 3, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    I do not oppose abortion of a pregnancy caused by incest or rape. As to the other pregnancies, two parties are involved.

  • Enn Arre
    Dec 3, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    I too have a reverence for the sanctity of life but mine starts even before an unwanted pregnancy begins. It starts with male genetic material control. Let’s start working on this reality. No male wants to hear they are actually fully responsible, but it true that the ONLY cause of abortions is uncontrolled sperm deposition. Which is an easily preventable event that takes way less effort than taking an unplanned unwanted pregnancy term and giving it up for adoption or worse yet raised by parents who don’t want to be parents. Ms Boru is no traitor to feminists, she is just not seeing the big picture as you may have missed it also.

  • Enn Arre
    Dec 3, 2021 at 1:18 pm

    I agree that abortions should only be performed when necessary and I really hate that they exists. But what is “necessary” to one is not the same for another. Is being able to finish your education or not lose your ability to work, necessary enough? I have been through two pregnancies and given birth twice….it is NOT easy and there are lifelong physical effects you may have to endure like I do and the cost of raising children is incredible!

    No one should EVER have to give up their body for another human’s life. If so, why don’t we genetically match everyone for life-giving forced kidney or bone marrow transplants? Why are unborn humans worthy of forced life support but not humans already here? I would not want anyone to be forced to carry a fetus to term either.

    But lets talk about the ACTUAL ROOT CAUSE of abortion…..the unwanted deposition of sperm. (no sperm, no pregnancy, no abortion possible)

    Remember there are TWO people involved in every pregnancy and it is one of them that left their sperm in an unwanted place that leads to unplanned pregnancies and potential abortions. (no sperm, no pregnancy, no abortion possible)

    A male should be required to control their sperm or choose to abstain until a female consents to pregnancy. There are ways to accomplish this! (no sperm, no pregnancy, no abortion possible)

    A female should be able to access a safe abortion (for any reason) if a male does not properly control his sperm. (no sperm, no pregnancy, no abortion possible).

    Let’s start talking sperm control responsibilities and penalties for males who fail to prevent unwanted deposition of their own genetic material and the abortion issue will fade away to only necessary ones. (and in case anyone missed it no sperm, no pregnancy, no abortion, possible)

  • CapnRusty
    Nov 18, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    Ms Boru, I agree with your position on abortion, and admire your courage in publishing it. Be prepared for the onslaught you will receive from outraged “feminists,” who will call you a traitor, and worse. It may be of little comfort, but know that your reverence for the sanctity of life crosses over ideological boundaries, and is shared by many of us who might disagree with you on other issues.