"You can't win an argument"
"You can't win an argument"
Abortion is an extremely heated topic and I really don't know why, well actually I do. I find it strange how people try to argue one way or the other on it. To me this is like saying, is it right to kill an adult? The answer is clearly it depends on the context. If somebody is greedy and robs a bank and kills people on the way out, most people would say this IS NOT right. If somebody goes to war to fight for their country and kills somebody most people would say this IS right. You see, one act can have different results based on the context of the event.
This same line of thinking applies to abortions (and everything in life). If somebody is getting an abortion to cover up a robbery or a greedy act then it is probably a bad thing. If somebody is getting an abortion due to factors outside of their control then it is probably a good thing.
So let's take a look at the context of majority of abortions in the United States. 1% of all abortions occur because of rape or incest; 6% of abortions occur because of potential health problems regarding either the mother or child, and 93% of all abortions occur for social reasons.
Let me be very clear that somebody being raped is a very tragic and unfortunate event. For this 1% of people it probably makes sense for an abortion to be understandable as their actions leading up to this were most likely not a result of their conscious behavior. There could have been a number of unfortunate scenarios that the victim really had no way of avoiding. Due to this context it makes sense where an abortion could be a very reasonable decision based off careful thought and analysis of the situation.
6% of abortions being performed due to health problems of the mother or child also seems like a fairly reasonable context to allow for the abortion of the birth. A lot of times health issues are not always in the mother's or child's control and can be something that is pretty random. However, there are those cases where certain health actions could be the result of behavior caused earlier in life that is now acting as the consequence to those errors.
A staggering 93% of abortions are performed due to social reasons. Social reasons can mean a number of things and it is important to understand the context of these cases. Though many social reasons, it is extremely hard to find a reason where the actual facts presented add up to anything that seems like a fair and reasonable explanation for aborting a child.
For instance, some people may have an abortion because they accidentally got pregnant while using birth control. Well, accidents do happen and sometimes people have to suffer the consequences. Having a child may be a tough consequence for both the parent AND the child, but it is what it is. They had the conscious choice of preventing their actions and they did not choose to. To me, this context seems very clear that the person made a mistake. Sometimes mistakes have small repercussions, sometimes they do not.
Another example out of this 93% of child abortions may be because the mother and/or parents are not mature enough to raise the child. Again, the context is on the edge. If you're able to make mature adult decisions such as not raising a child, why then were you making adult decisions such as sex? This sounds like another case where things just don't add up.
While it is important to know what science points to as the beginning of life, it is still irrelevant to understanding that over 9 out of 10 abortions are performed due to human mistakes and lack of self-control. Should this be legal or not? You be the judge.Filed under: Spiritual, Health