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Day 209: Why are people so concerned about controlling other’s bodies?

Just because you have a uterus and ovaries, that doesn’t mean you must have children.

Why is it so hard to understand that some people don’t want children?

Why is it so hard to understand that people can and will have sex and enjoy it?

Why is it so hard to understand that birth control can fail?

Why is it so hard to understand that abortion can save a life?

Why is it so hard to understand that adoption isn’t the right choice for everyone?

There are some people who would rather kill themselves than be pregnant. There are some people who are so desperate for an abortion, they’ll do it themselves and risk death. There are some rape and incest victims who don’t want to have their abusers child. There are some people who simply cannot afford the medical bills of pregnancy and the costs of childcare. There are some people who want to have children later in life. There are some people who don’t want anymore children. There are some people who don’t want children at all.

There are some people who, in order to keep their baby from living a short and agonizingly painful life, would rather let them die in peace. Yes, I did say baby in that last sentence. Those abortions are, for the most part, had by people who know their child would not live. They want their baby. They probably planned that pregnancy. They’ve probably picked out a name, started decorating the nursery, and bought clothes, strollers and car seats. Their world came crashing down when they got that fatal diagnosis. They had to make a heart wrenching decision. Taking that choice away from them is a horrible thing to do.

Even if a person gets an abortion “just because” or they have more than the “acceptable” number of abortions (whatever that number may be), that’s their choice. It’s their body and they get to decide what they want to do with it. You or the government don’t get to make that decision for them.

If you don’t want to get an abortion, that’s fine. Don’t get one. Trying to force your personal beliefs onto someone else is just wrong. Let people make their own decisions. When you give people medically correct information and leave them alone, they will always do what’s right for them.

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