I’m not afraid to say it. I truly and honestly believe that every single person on this earth has a right to live. I believe that no one should take that away from them. I believe that every person should be in complete control of their own body. I believe that government has no right to tell me what to do with my body. I believe that if you are pregnant, the three main choices that are available to you are adoption, parenthood, and abortion. I believe that you should choose what’s right for you and your situation.
Adoption is sometimes a wonderful option, but it doesn’t work for people who don’t want to be pregnant. Pregnancy is very hard on you physically, financially, and mentally. A lot of people can’t or don’t want to go through that. There are people who take all the precautions, they do what you’re “supposed” to do, but still end up pregnant. There never has been and never will be a good reason for forcing someone through a pregnancy and childbirth they do not want.
Abortion isn’t genocide, murder, or killing a baby. It’s simply ending a pregnancy. Birth control, condoms, and emergency contraception definitely aren’t “killing babies” because they simply prevent pregnancies from happening. We need to stop tolerating and spreading this dangerous misinformation. It’s actively harming people and causing them to force themselves through pregnancy and/or parenthood they don’t want.
A fertilized egg is not a person and a fetus is not a baby. I value the life of the pregnant person over the potential life of the fetus. It’s the living, breathing, feeling, loving people who already inhabit this earth that we should be helping. Those are the people we should be passing laws to protect.
I am pro-life because I’m pro-choice.
This is another piece I initially wrote for tumblr, but I thought I’d bring it over here and slightly modify it. I love how the title and beginning throw people completely off-balance.