- Posted February 16, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Have you had an abortion?
Being Prolife...and Prochoice? That's right.
Last week I heard a story about a youth who wanted to keep her unborn baby only to have her parents want to force her to abort it. I know in the great abortion debate, advocates for abortion don't consider a fetus to be a life, or at least a "person" under the legal definition. But, what about a teen or a child. Where has the country gone that it is O.K. to kill the unborn, but not a toddler, child, or elder? are protected by state agencies relatively speaking? Should not a teen have the right to choose to keep her child? or adopt it out? rather than ill gotten, well meaning? parents force her, guilt her into murder? and live with that choice the rest of her life? Is this child abuse by the parents? In this instance I am and always will be prolife and prochoice- Prochoice to chose to save a life- the teen's and the fetus. The consequence as in the Dead Poet's Society movie my be the unintentioned suicide of the teen who feels no way out, or at least years of mental health treatment to try and cope. Born: October, 1972 and still hear to talk about it. What a wonderful life. Had I been conceived just a few short months later the end result may have not been the same. Food for thought for all the proabortion folks out there who may be too egocentric, egotistical, self self centered or self absorbed or to short sighted to care, but what if your mothers and fathers chose to abort you?, then what? You never would have been born to choose to abort your child. Can anyone who is proabortion (let's end by calling it what it is) conceive (no pun intended) that they may never have been born to chose to abort their child had their parent(s) aborted them? Grateful my parents chose to keep my sibling in 1974 after having me in 1972 born with a disability. Watch out FDR. I can be president too.
So let's all stop and let the teen chose her and her fetus' life, liberty and pursuit of happiness being a teenage mom and give her the support she needs to raise the kiddo.