(Original post by mashbbk)
Because having a child you can't care for or can't afford, isn't nice. There are babies/children dying due to starvation and/or abuse all around the world.
What do you believe in the case where you become pregnant due to rape? Would you be against abortion in this case?
Can't rep you enough.
Abortion is a sensitive topic but is necessary sometimes.
I knew a Reverend who aborted their seventh child. They were told that the baby was severely disabled and would die soon after birth. Every minute it was in the womb, it was in pain. After the procedure, it was clear to see how disabled the child was.
I know someone who lives in Ireland. They have a genetic condition which meant that any child they had would 100% be severely disabled. Growing up where they were meant abortion wasn't an option. Two decades on, two children died in immense pain before puberty. The other children do not know what a normal life is, can't walk and spend their days in agony.
I have a genetic condition too. Currently, I will not have my own children as I do not want them suffering like I did.Therefore I am a great advocator of contraception.
There are people who cannot afford to raise another child and got pregnant accidentally. For the sake of their other children and themselves, abortion is the best option. As you said above.
What about the mental health of the mother? Or, in that matter the physical health? Why should their mental health plummet if there is a solution? From my own perspective, carrying a child could negatively affect my physical health. Why should I have to spend nine months in acute pain if there is a way to avoid this?
Onto contraceptive, the pill helps millions of women world wide with PCOS, endometriosis, etc. Therefore it is medically necessary for people's quality of life.
Why should people be forced to abstain from sex because of a minority's hard-line pro-life doctrine?
I believe that the arguer's point of view would rapidly change if they were raising ten children on a meagre salary as a single parent, whilst several of the children were special needs.
Abortion and contraceptives are a medical must and save lives around the globe.