CHOICE

Well, I suppose this counts as me keeping my word when I said I would talk about volatile topics.

Okay so topic of the day: abortion. This will be a collection of random thoughts I have about this topic. And, disclaimer: It will be a jumbled mess.

I am pro-choice. While I personally would never have an abortion for myself, I believe that while life is precious-so is our right to make choices that concern ourselves-our emotional and physical states.

Many argue that abortions take away the fetus’ right to choose and live; but my question to that is: how do fetuses understand such complex issues-such as the right to make decisions? Especially at the stage where abortions are safe to carry out for both the mother and the child.

The arguments surrounding the need for abortion should be carefully scrutinized I think.

Is it our prerogative to make general decisions for others when really it comes down to case-by-case type circumstances?

Are the medications given to female rape victims to prevent pregnancy-offered to people who may have accidentally forgotten contraceptives?

Would the aforementioned medication also be considered to be a type of murder(as most pro-life advocates consider abortions to be)?

This man’s pro-choice question went quite viral a while ago and so I’ll share it again.

So, Patrick S. Tomlinson asks:

“Here it is. You’re in a fertility clinic. Why isn’t important. The fire alarm goes off. You run for the exit. As you run down this hallway, you hear a child screaming from behind a door. You throw open the door and find a five-year-old child crying for help. They’re in one corner of the room. In the other corner, you spot a frozen container labeled “1000 Viable Human Embryos.” The smoke is rising. You start to choke. You know you can grab one or the other, but not both before you succumb to smoke inhalation and die, saving no one. Do you A) save the child, or B) save the thousand embryos? There is no “C.” “C” means you all die.”

For me the obvious choice would be to save the child, but others might think differently.

Something to ponder I suppose.

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