- Jul 20, 2020
Their current living situation does have an affect on my view on abortion, because if that child was aborted they wouldn't be in the position they're in now. And I don't want this to be completely about abortion because if I had my way, the moms would give birth to the kids but would have a plan to put it up for adoption because there are a TON of families who can't have children and can't afford surrogacy who would LOVE to be a parent. Having services that work with moms to make the best decision, hopefully by guiding them to give birth and give it up for adoption, or in a worse case scenario having an abortion, is the best way to handle this imo. I think as TKO noted, life is conceptualized extremely early in pregnancy, and then it becomes a moral and societal decision as to when it's acceptable to end the life of a fetus.
I also believe that it would be most intellectually honest to frame the discussion on abortion as you have essentially agreed upon that it becomes a choice by society on what is acceptable. I think that the challenge is most people want to be considered good. Therefore, it is easier to detach ourselves from the reality of decisions and make them as black and white as possible. The same point is relevant to people like myself who are pro-life. We need to be aware of the realities of birthing a child and the consequences to a mother, the child, her loved ones, and even society. If both sides did this, I think that I could respect someone coming to a different conclusion than me much more than the current general environment on the topic.