sharkie wrote:It's not KILLING though, it's not something living. Scientifically, something which you pride yourself in, and legally, it's not considered alive.
And it's not selfish- that implies that it's your *Fault* that you're in that situation. And I don't like that. Things can go wrong and women get pregnant. But just because all women CAN get pregnant doesn't mean they all should have to go through with it. Having children is something that you should make a decision about, and if you don't want it then it's your choice.
You even sound pro choice about your sister. You say you WANT her to not have an abortion but you know that it's her choice. That's pro choice. A lot of pro choice people would NEVER want an abortion, or would NEVER want their family to have an abortion. However it's acknowledging that it's their decision, even if you don't agree with it.
Edit: I think that what people do with their own body is completely their decision. For example I believe in legalising and regulating drugs, and prostitution. So before people bring up that stuff in response to this- that's my opinion.
Even if it isn't scienctifically alive (btw, that was such a good intro. Hit me with something I pride myself in. Very good) I am still sentimental and realise it will become a human being like you or I. Although at the time of abortion it has no real nervus system - so it, legally, isn't living, but I look at the possibilities.
If I had my way, she wouldn't get it. However, it is:
a) Her choice
b) Best for her life.
However, what's best isn't always what's right. Morally, it's wrong; looking at the big picture, it's best for her.
Also, I agree with that. hey might as well legalise drugs because if you want to damage your own body go ahead, but although I am against abortion I realise with each woman who gets one it is not my choice, but how can you not agree that if a complete slapper gets pregnant and says "Whatever. I don't want it. I'll just abort." Then it is selfish a morally wrong in my opinion.
but yeah, drugs and prostitution might as well be legalised because it'd make the world easier and save opur courts lots of time and it is each inderviduals choice, as you said.
Finally, you can not say you are willing to carry the baby because you don't know how it's going to feel. With being pregnant, is the inability to go to school and continue your life. You will be embarrassed and other girls at school will look at you with disrespect. There is also the question of how will you support your child? Who's going to help? Are you going to continue with school even if you have a child to take care of? There are so many people out there that believe moral is everything, but when it comes to it, that's only a concept created by humans. What is truly necessary should always be a possibility. Morale shouldn't have any reign over that.
@Bentj96 Very sorry for having strong morals, I didn't realise there was an age restriction on them. ANd I DO understand the consiquences, you'd know that if you would have read my next post.
However, I do understand I am young, have never been pregnant ect, but I DO know I'd do everything within my power to keep that child. As for what others think? Stuff 'em. I don't know what's like to be teen and pregnant, and it won't happen to me (sex after marriage, people), but I wouldn't care what anyone said. Already get disrespect at school anyway so I'd just get it for a different reason. It wouldn't bother me because I would know I'm doing the right thing. However I would put the child for adoption. It would be hard, but best for that child. It deserves the best life possible.