Do you believe that those who are pro-life are oftentimes against any type of r

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  1. gmwilliams profile image82
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago

    Do you believe that those who are pro-life are  oftentimes against any type of reproductive choice/

    freedom which includes any type of contraception?  Why does the idea of female reproductive choice makes many pro-lifers very uneasy?  Why do so many pro-lifers want to take away ALL reproductive choices/freedoms for women?   Do they know the ultimate cost of having unwanted children & the sociopolitical as well as the socioeconomic ills associated with this?

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  2. Austinstar profile image85
    Austinstarposted 2 years ago

    I don't think they are so much against contraception as they are ignorant of the consequences of NOT using contraception.
    They misplace their energies of being pro-life into saving an already conceived baby rather than confront the reality of sex being the cause of pregnancies.
    Once a baby is conceived, it is TOO LATE to fight for the rights of the mother to choose!
    Pro-lifers need to fight for the right of people to get pregnant or not in the first place!
    Men can have their sperm frozen when they are young and then have their tubes tied. This would forever free them from having to choose to abort their children!
    Girls can be started on birth control immediately when they start their menses. Or they can have their tubes tied and eventually choose to have in-vitro fertilization when and if they WANT to have a child.
    Starting BOTH boys and girls on birth control when they are young gives them the opportunity to CHOOSE when and if they want to have a child.
    Just because they are "too young" to have sex doesn't mean that they cannot be raped and impregnated against their will.
    Birth control should start as soon as physically needed whether or not the person is "having sex" or not!
    This would prevent 99.9% of all abortions. Yes, sometimes birth control fails, and abortions might still be an option, but it is still up to the woman to carry a child to term or not. It's her body.
    EVERY human - fetus or adult - will die. It's up to the parents to decide when and if they would send a child off to war to be killed, or out to die a natural death, or die while still in the womb.
    It's the parent's choice! Not some judgmental group of rabble rousers.

    1. gmwilliams profile image82
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      EXCELLENT ANSWER INDEED!

    2. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you.

  3. lisavollrath profile image96
    lisavollrathposted 2 years ago

    I believe those who are pro-life are really only pro-birth. Once that baby is brought to term, and is born, their interest in life ends.

    They give no consideration to the living humans who become pregnant, nor do they give any thought to what happens when unwanted children are brought into the world. Never mind if you're poor, abused, homeless, carrying a fetus with horrific birth defects, or already have too many mouths to feed---that baby must be brought into the world at all costs.

    They are the first to support cutting funds to family planning clinics, which may or may not provide abortion services, without giving any thought to the number of unwanted pregnancies are prevented by those clinics through birth control, counseling, and education. They do not consider that those clinics are the only health care option for many women who desperately want not to have a child, and that closing them means they have no access to any type of birth control other than condoms---which have a failure rate of 12%.

    They are the first to say, "use birth control" and "don't get pregnant", without considering that for many poor women, access to free birth control doesn't exist; in fact, access to health care doesn't exist. They give no thought to women who have to choose between buying birth control, and feeding the children they already have---and statistically, 61% of women who have abortions already have at least one child.

    They are the first to support cutting programs that give poor women educational opportunities, give children subsidized lunches, give poor families access to safe, adequate food, housing and health care.

    Once you're born, you're on your own. Get a job, kid.

    1. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The hypocrisy is real. I wish there were some way to make these people see what hypocrits they truly are.

    2. Express10 profile image87
      Express10posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Amen! I could not agree with you any more than I already do.

    3. Veroniquebee profile image72
      Veroniquebeeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Agree absolutely, Lisa, even if I wouldn't be able to say it in such a comprehensible way! To coin a phrase from my favourite PC game - "May the Maker smile upon you, for you have done His work on this day."

    4. tamarawilhite profile image91
      tamarawilhiteposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The solution in this case is adoption by a family that wants the child and can support it.

    5. lisavollrath profile image96
      lisavollrathposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Tamara, if that's your solution to your unwanted pregnancy, I respect it, but there is no one size fits all solution that works for all women---and there aren't enough adoptive homes for all the children being brought into the world.

  4. ValKaras profile image85
    ValKarasposted 2 years ago

    There is a line to be drawn when it's about any private matter, inasmuch as it somehow may present a public concern. Most of those pro-life folks are from religious life orientation, and for the lack of a more polite expression, they are already sticking their nose too much into private choices of others.

    I am just wondering why they feel called upon to decide about what a woman wants to do with her body. Who is really asking for their opinion, their approval? Why are they so imposing, being such pests when it's about morality? How many more times do they have to be told that their opinion means nothing outside their heads  -  so that they stop imposing and embarrassing themselves with their "higher knowledge"?

    When you tell them that you don't agree with them, they say that you are "attacking their religion". Nobody really cares what they choose to believe, it's their business  -  as long as they don't try to make it everybody else's business  -  which they keep doing. They call it "spreading the Word"  -  we call it imposing, and they refuse to see it.

    When the society gave them freedom to have their chosen faith, that freedom did not include pushing it on everybody, and "being smart" about other people's private business.

    If abortion and contraception is accepted by the law makers, whose assessment of the moral basis of it was validated by much higher knowledge of biology than they could dream of possessing  -  who really cares what they have to say about it? Just like in so many other matters, they fancy how nobody else has brains to decide for themselves what is moral and what isn't. It's pathetic, and we should not bother opposing it  -  just ignore it.

    1. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I would like to post this answer to facebook - with your permission. You have made some very valid points here.

 
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