"Hi! Ok so first I just want to say that I think it's really interesting how you and I have a lot of the same ideals, but I call myself a feminist and you don't. Just an observation :). Also I know you've probably answered this 100 times, but what your opinion about abortion? Especially under special conditions like rape? Thanks!! (Also I love your blog just so you know)"
Asked by queenofxerxes
Hello to you, too! It certainly is interesting, isn’t it? Well, to answer your question (which I actually think is the first time I’ve got this one), abortion can be a touchy subject.
My opinion, which people can agree or disagree with, that’s their right- is that when abortion is used as a form of birth control, such as women going and having, say, seven abortions because they don’t want to take contraceptives- that’s not okay. Granted, not many women can afford to do this.
Special circumstances, such as rape or incest, I feel it’s really up to the woman. First, because not many women would want to care for that child. That could lead to resentment and abuse, both physical and psychological. Another argument is that the child could be given up for adoption- which leads to my next point.
Many people see adoption as some kind of magical thing. “Oh, there are so many people out there that want children and can’t have them and you’re just going to abort what they want the most.” Sadly, there are already too many children in orphanages and foster care. These people that want children could easily adopt any one of them, but they don’t.
Another thing about foster care- while many of them are good, there are still many that aren’t. There are foster homes that will lock the children in cages, use them as slaves, see the children as free money, etc. I’m not saying that adoption is bad or giving them up is bad, but things like that happen.
I’m not going to go on and on and I know I haven’t covered all bases, but in closing- it’s really up to the parent(s). I wouldn’t get one, but I’m not going to tell other people they can’t and shove pictures of aborted fetus’ into a teenagers face.