Saturday, July 2, 2022

Abortion debate

Abortion is one of the most divisive issues in today’s society. There are polar opposite opinions for and against: The rights of the unborn child vs those of the mother.

One side exclusively talks about the rights of the child to a life, the other exclusively brings up the issue of the right of the mother to choose what happens to her body, without any state intervention.

Gridlock, deadlock, period. It is like people are looking for something they can fight about and have come up with a perfect issue.

The well being of both the mother and child seems to have been forgotten in the debate where each side seems set upon demonizing the other.

One thing can be said: If conditions are created which allow expectant mothers with financial and life issues to care for their babies with a feeling of financial security and comfort, the number of abortions would likely drop significantly.

That said, there will always be mothers that choose to have their pregnancies terminated, irrespective of any laws to the contrary.

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