Go Beyond

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Abortion

I think most who follow me as fairly right leaning. I don't know if that's completely true, but I certainly have an appreciation for a degree of traditionalism. Not all of my opinions align with one "side" or the other.

Case in point, abortion. I'm disappointed to see the nearly perpetual harping of most conservatives about abortion. And I agree with them, it's generally pretty horrible.

What I cannot understand is someone's obsession with life that has nothing to do with them. A baby in a mother's womb is biologically dependent on her and no one else. It's not my business, it's not your business. It's her business.

And yes, she shouldn't have gotten pregnant in the first place. And yes, I think it's probably terrible if she aborts. But it should be up to her and her alone. The child has not been born. It's ridiculous to me that anyone would want to force the mother to do anything that pertains entirely to herself. I understand it would likely be awful for the father if the mother aborted, but if she does, you picked poorly and she wouldn't have made a good mother anyway.

I don't mean to dehumanize fetuses and babies in any way. I just think that if something is completely dependent on one person, that one person should have the final say. Your (valid) ethical concerns should be limited to you, your friends, and your family. Not the whole state or nation.

And should doctors be forced to give abortions? Of course not. If you can respect the mother enough to let her choose, how can you not respect the doctor enough to let him/her choose?

This just has to be one of the dumbest parts of the conservative party I've seen in a while (maybe other than endlessly supporting Israel).

I realize I'm writing this in a very opinionated way. Maybe I am unreasonable. To me, it is obvious. Feel free to correct me if you think I'm wrong.