Originally Posted by Dannyboy1
I've noticed that most "pro-choice" people are people who have never had a baby and are afraid of having one.
How do you know it's just fear of having one?
Is it possible some people just do not want or cannot have a baby? Why do some parents assume that everyone eventually wants babies and that babies may everyone's life complete? And that every pregnancy is risk-free and happy?
Why don't we talk about the death rate due to childbirth? I almost lost one of my oldest friends when her pregnancy gave her several hypertension(?) and other health issues. I am not exaggerating when I saw she was told she may not live long enough to give birth.
Personally, I am pro-choice, but I think I do want kids eventually and I am very much pro-family ... but these are my personal decisions, and nobody else has a right to judge.
Women do have a right to decide what they do with their bodies, but they should realize they are hurting another life when they do it. They shouldn't just pretend it's nothing to make themselves feel better.
Define "hurting"? For a living thing to be aware of pain, it needs to be aware. You need a developed nervous system in order to do that. Even a normal baby born after a full 9 months in the womb is only partially developed neurologically, and the brain wiring needs time to finish connecting. There is great debate at what age the infant or fetus becomes "aware" or has a "soul", but without any evidence it all comes down to personal beliefs.
I don't think anyone pretends it's "nothing". Woman who do it aren't cold, callous monsters. Vilifying them isn't constructive.
Do we pretend it's "nothing" to decide to have a baby? These are world-changing decisions for a couple, either way.