Abortion. Such a touchy subject and one that many women will scream about. In fact with the current american election looming, the subject has come up due to Hilary’s opinion that the unborn have no rights in law until they are born. Which means, in her eyes, that a child can be ripped apart via abortion right up until the time labor starts.
This has caused a debate on abortion to renew again. I’ve seen this debate happen numerous times over the past forty years. However, now with age comes wisdom and understanding.
The understanding that “my body my right” is false. I will list my reasons why.
Let’s begin with conception. Life starts there. The mother’s egg is dormant until the father’s sperm penetrates the egg and gives it the spark of life and energy it needs to start cell reproduction.
One of the arguments from women is that they give life or create life. Technically this is incorrect. At best you can call a woman an incubator. They carry and gestate that child in their body but the “spark” that created that life, came from the father.
The cells reproduce and form a child. During that process there are many stages. Many argue that there is no “life” until there is a heartbeat or a brain etc. This really is a strawman argument. Since as I stated the spark started at inception.
Now, with that being said many argue that the fetus can be aborted right until week 31-35. In Canada, this is 24 weeks. This is what a fetus looks like at that time.
Now I don’t know about you, but this does not look like a bunch of cells that get scraped off the uterus wall. Yet, the abortions can and do happen this late.
So the argument of “My Body, My Right” is false. It disregards the life of the child as nothing. So I can understand how some could see it as murder.
If anyone has watched the Videos from the investigation into Planned Parenthood, you would have seen the horrors that they present. Selling the aborted baby parts for profit. The staff separating brain, legs, arms as if they were never human life.
Then we have father’s rights. Or rather, the lack of reproductive rights. Many of the people who argue for abortion always mention that “If the father didn’t want a child, they shouldn’t have had sex”. This argument is without any kind of reason, coherent thought or logic. The reason being is, the same logic can be applied to the women. “If she didn’t want a child she shouldn’t have had sex”.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not against abortion completely. I firmly believe there should be allowances in law for it. Such as cases of women or girls getting pregnant from rape, or incest. Or in medical needs, such as her life is in danger from the pregnancy. Those to me seem to be reasonable.
We have had over 50 years in Canada of proper sex education, women have access to more than twenty kind of contraceptive options. Everyone, and I mean everyone knows the pill is not 100 percent and yet we still have unwanted pregnancies.
So maybe it’s time ladies to stop blaming men for your pregnancy? Men have 3 options to them. A condom, Abstinence or a vasectomy. The power, the choices and the rights are all yours. So if you get pregnant and it is unwanted, then to me, it is your fault. At least, ninety percent on you.
As, I have written, men do not have rights when it comes to being a father or not. You scoff and will rant, but it is true.
Men have zero choice in becoming a father. Once the sperm, penetrates the egg and cell division starts then women have all the power and the choice in society. If a woman gets pregnant here are her choices.
1. She can choose to abort. 2. She can choose to keep the child. 3. She can choose to give the child up for adoption. 4. She can choose to not name the child’s father on the birth certificate. 5. She can choose to force the father to pay child support. 6. She can choose to let the father give up his so called “parental rights as father”. 7. She can choose to deny the father any visits to the child.
All the choices are hers. This is why, I think the laws in this country concerning abortion need to take a more balanced approach to, well, every aspect.
We need to have this discussion as a nation. People need to be honest and less selfish about it and that will start with you ladies, cause we men, don’t have the rights.