For your first point, just look down the first 6 pages of Google, and you’ll see about sixty results that all show the world population in 1950 @ 2.5 billion, vs 7.5 billion today. That’s more than double the population in half the time frame.
That’s true, and just to clarify, I’ve never experienced an abortion with any of my previous (or current) partners. There are far too many precautions you can take to avoid it. Even then, I have a friend who was on birth control, and using protection, who popped out a kid. They kept it, but it goes to show shit happens. It’s rare, but I dont feel like they should have been ostracized if they had decided to abort it. You can argue all day long that “you shouldn’t have sex if you’re not ready for the kid” but I remember being 16 and would literally walk miles at 3 in the morning to get laid. I’ll be damned now, but the drive was so incredibly strong, and I know I would never have been ready for a kid at that age. Theres a clear line between morality, and insatiable lust here, but at 16 it wasnt even the slightest concern for me.
I’m not making excuses for the extreme cases, but I feel as though, at the very least, under any and all circumstances, including making abortions completely illegal, if a woman was raped, and its proven, she should be allowed to have an abortion.
As for your final comment, I’m really not that passionate about this subject, but I do think a first trimester… embryo… is miles apart from a 2 year old. It just is, at least how I view it. Were talking about a parasitic growth, who’s only train of “thought” if you could call it that, is to absorb nutrients. As opposed to a 2 year old who holds the entire fate of the world in your hands.
Abortion is a nasty fucking subject, and in a perfect world it would never have to be done. I agree it’s bad, and in most aspects of life i consider myself morally just to a fault, but I dont think we can just cover this up and hope the child gets raised properly by… somebody.
On one hand, you end the life of something that was going to have a terrible fucking childhood that could pull through and become a great person.
On the other, you risk the kid growing up, not being provided for, falling off the wagon, and just generally becoming a victim of circumstance.
Neither is great.
All I know is, in my town, I know about 1 good set of parents for every 5. And about 2 out of 5 are on heroin.
Honestly, I’d be down for giving everyone an ultimatum at 16yo, get fixed, or be forced to keep your child if you were to have one. Unfortunately the government doesnt really seem to work that way