BELOW IS MY OPINION. IF YOU HAVE A HARD TIME DEALING WITH THAT, THEN FUCK OFF.
I am an atheist. Not any kind of militant one, but more of an uncertain one. I simply don’t see any proof of a God, so I don’t believe one exists. I am also a Democrat. I believe in gun control, in welfare, in raising tax for the super-wealthy, in all of that. The one issue I don’t agree on is abortion. I just don’t understand it.
The big argument pro-choicers have is “A woman has a right to her body.” OK, I agree with that sentiment. But I would say in return “A fetus has a right to life.” And most pro-choicers would retort with “A woman’s rights are more important than a fetus'”
Why? Why are a woman’s right’s more important than a fetus? Well, it’s a subjective matter, isn’t it. And when I realized that this is just a difference in opinion, I stopped pursuing the matter. I said to myself “I am never going to change their minds, let’s just agree to disagree”. And that was that.
Today I stumbled onto this reddit thread. And I was appalled. Pretty much everybody on reddit agreed that “the right of the child eclipses the rights of the father.” What the fuck, man? The woman’s right are above the child, but the father is under the child? “Well,” the pro-choicers would say, “A fetus isn’t a child.”
It always comes back to that, doesn’t it? But what I am always stunned by is why they think a fetus isn’t a child. Because it hasn’t been born yet. What a fucking arbitrary point of distinction.
Let me ask you, would you kill a child? No, of course you wouldn’t. But why?
Because killing is wrong.
But why is killing wrong?
Well… it just is!
That is where I get furious. Nobody seems to know why killing is wrong. It’s because it extinguishes possibilities. When you kill someone, you destroy everything they could have accomplished. They could have saved lives, they could have loved someone, they could have had children of their own. When you kill them, you destroy all of those possibilities. That is why killing is wrong, not because of some religious Ten Commandments reason, and not because it just is.
Fetuses have just as many possibilities for life as anyone else. When you have an abortion, then you are annihilating an entire timeline of somebody’s life that could have been.
In the reddit thread I linked, people kept saying “A father has to stick around, because agreeing to sex means agreeing to the possibility of a child, even if they didn’t want one.” EXACTLY. This is what I’m saying. By having sex, you say there is a possibility of me having a child. If you can’t deal with that, don’t have sex. This goes for men and women. And after the child is born, if you really don’t want it, put it up for adoption. Adoption exists for a reason. At least then the child has a chance to do something with his life, instead of becoming a hunk of dead flesh vacuumed out of some woman’s uterus.