Stance: Pro Life
I believe life is created at conception and I do not feel it is ours to take. I know that on the pro-choice side there are many opposing arguments to counter the pro-life stance such as rape or when the mother’s life is at risk. These are indeed very sensitive areas that must be addressed with care. However, these occurrences are very rarely the sole reason for having an abortion. I think it is wrong to pass a law that legalizes the murder of a child because of a few very grey areas.
I totally get when the mother’s life is in danger or at risk, at that point the baby’s life is in jeopardy too, so you are doing something for the greater good. It would be wrong to do nothing and lose both the mother and the child.
However, I think that our laws should protect the sanctity of life and then when these rare occurrences arise they can be addressed individually.
The reality is though that it does not matter what I think or what you think. It only really matters what God thinks. At some point we will all be judged. I believe God created life, so I think he would hold it in the highest esteem and not want it to be ended.
Of course you read something like this:
And it is easy to see why the option for abortion is a go to option in the mindset of some. The fact that our laws would make a rape victim share parental custody with the criminal that raped them is absolutely insane – yet it is happening right now.
I am against abortion, but I also think that we have to revamp our system from the bottom up so that these types of barriers to freeing ones mindset to be pro-life are non-existant. I can totally see why some people are pro-choice. It is easy for me to say that pro-life is where I stand, but if one of my daughters was meant to suffer like the women in the story above, it would be a very, very tough pill to swallow.
We need to be less judgemental of teens and unwed mothers who made a mistake and conceived. We need to be there to support them rather than condemn them. We need to support rape victims and worry about their rights, not those of the criminals. We need to talk openly with our youth about sex and help them understand the consequences of their actions.
Reform is needed to make pro-life a more attractive choice to those that are pro-choice or sitting on the fence. Our laws are antiquated and our government is dropping the ball.
Life is sacred and we should not have catch-22 laws that make anyone hesitate to preserve life.