Whether you are pro-life, pro-choice, or have any opinion on abortion that’s great. You are entitled to your own opinion on abortion. What you are not entitled to is to have a say in someone else’s body.
I do believe in most cases the father of the fetus should have a voice in the decision making. I believe that if the act leading up to the pregnancy was consensual that the fathers feelings should first be taken into account. If the woman does not want the child and wants an abortion because she does not want to be a mother, that’s alright; however what if the father wants the kid and is willing and capable of raise the child completely independently, that should be taken into consideration. However on the flip side if the father is pushing the abortion and the mother is perfectly capable and willing to raise the child on her own, an abortion should not be pushed on her. In no case should a woman feel that she’s being forced through a decision concerning her body.
Yes, I believe that everyone has a right to their choices concerning their body, but I do also believe the decision should be a well educated decision and well thought out as the repercussions of an abortion can be long term. Abortion is an option, no better or worse than keeping the child or putting the child up for adoption, it’s all up to what is best for the mother first and everyone else second.
If the acts leading to the pregnancy was not a consensual act it can be hard to carry the child for nine months. It can be mentally damaging, it can take a major toll on ones wellbeing and emotional state. A lot of people see abortion as the best option, others see putting the child up for adoption as the best option. Whether you choose to abort, keep or put the baby up for adoption no one’s decision was better than the other. It’s all up to what the woman sees fit. I have a huge respect for woman who carry the child to term and put them up for adoption, along with the woman who raise the child, it’s not an easy thing to do.
Whatever the reason may be, whether it’s you are not ready, a medical concern, or anything the choice ultimately is yours and yours alone. It’s not an easy decision to make, no matter what decision you make. No matter the decision, you should never be guilt Ed or put down for it. It is your body not someone else’s.
Personally I am pro-choice. I believe that you have the right to choose what you do to your own body and I will respect and stand by your decision. For myself I am pro-life, as I don’t think I could live with the knowledge that I chose whether or not a living being would have life.
Be Safe. Be Educated. Be Happy.
Marie Olsson xx