One of the biggest impacts that Row v. Wade had on our country is that it took something that was the exception (a woman killing her unborn child) and attempted to give it acceptance. Fortunately, here in America, we have tried really hard to keep the stigma of pre-born infanticide on the act and those who perpetrate it.
It has been said that if we’d just let the states decide, then we could arrive at a peaceful, legislative decision that would be about consensus that it would be good for everyone involved.Everyone but the child of course. However, what is being reported out of Britain proves that this is not the case.
Women are finding it more acceptable to have an abortion than to drift into an unplanned pregnancy, the head of Britain’s leading abortion agency said yesterday.
Ann Furedi, the chief executive of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), said one women in five was now childless at the age of 45 and an increasing number were making the choice not to have children at all.
Ms Furedi said there had been a shift in public opinion about parenthood. The stigma of abortion had diminished but there was now concern about being a poor parent. “Parenting is considered to be very important and is taken seriously these days,” she said. “The idea of just drifting into unplanned motherhood is seen not to be a good thing and you could argue that among many groups of people in society abortion is seen as a more responsible response to being a victim of uncontrolled fertility,” she said.
What I find appalling is the prevalence of this twisted logic– the same logic that it being used to justify living together instead of getting married. It basically seeks to justify the immoral by saying that it’s better than the alternative, assigning twisted values to each set and missing the end goal. It encourages decisions made for the short term and based on self.
Why is it that it is more of a concern to be a poor parent than to have a child. If being a parent is something that should be taken seriously, why do we encourage and glorify people to have sex out of wedlock? Especially since a married couple has a significantly less chance of being at the poverty line than those that are not married.
Why is it seen to be a good thing to have unmarried sex but not a good thing to be an “unplanned mother”– how come our girls/women don’t understand that a certain activity leads toward motherhood. I’m almost sick of the whole “unplanned” part of this discourse since, at some level, two people had to choose to engage in an activity that has, as a natural result, the creation of a new being.
Killing the innocent child because two people engaged in something that they should not have is not fair, it is not just, and it’s disgusting that life is now devalued in the name of being serious about when to become a parent. Please.
I’m sorry to say that you lost the choice of whether to be a parent when you conceived your child. The only decision you had left was what kind you were going to be, and I’m afraid it doesn’t look good if you’re into killing your child simply because of your lifestyle, your desires, and your pocketbook. You should have thought about that beforehand.