Abortion, The Debate.
This picture pretty much says it all, however I am compelled to comment on this issue anyways. Here in Argentina there is an ongoing debate concerning abortion and even teaching sexual education in the schools now. One must be aware that this is a very catholic country. This has many times dictated the laws of the land. True, there is some separation of the church from the state, but the church has a heavy hand thrust into not only the very fiber of the legal system, but also the hearts and minds of the general populace.
The problem arises though when a woman has been raped and ends up pregnant. This, like in many other countries, is a tradgedy that is all too common place. There are many that are forced to carry a child from a violation of ones body, mind, and soul. Each day knowing that this child they are carrying is product of violent and hainess crime in the belt notch of the sick bastard/s that prey upon the innocent.
As it stands now, it is illegal to have an abortion unless the courts are pleaded with to allow such an occurrence to come about. Even the debate about sexual education is a hot topic floating around the court houses and legislative halls in this Latin American country. People here are at a cross roads just as the United States was and still is at with these issues. The question is, should abortion be allowed to all, or just a few select that have swayed the minds of a panel of judges to allow a rape victim to kill an unwanted by product of violence. I can not really say which is worse, forcing a woman or girl to carry a child born out of rape, or to kill this child? What would you do? I would be torn myself as to have to face this decision. What I do know is that all to often abortion is being used as a form of birth control.
This is the debate. Is sexual education the key to prevent unplanned and unwanted pregnancies, or will abortion still be used as a form of birth control. Would there be a decline in rape victim pregnancies if sexual education is instilled, thus providing the knowledge of contraceptives. Would the populace agree to the use of such contraceptives such a hormones that prevent the implantation of the embryo into the uterine wall. Is this also not a form of abortion as well?
As for abortion in general, it is inconcievable to me to understand why someone would ever consider to use this as a contraceptive deivce. To me, many just look at this a fail safe due to their own negligence in prior preparation. In regards to abortion due to a rape, well I can understand the reason and considerations ... to a certain extent, but can I truly support a decision 100% about killing a baby that had not asked to be brought into the world, much less in the manner it was conceived. I think I can not support this. Should we as a society, that we as humans support such actions and claim to be a moral race? I don't think we can. It is after all killing an innocent human due to the irresponsible actions of another.
You see once fetilization has been accomplished, the human begins. It is the same as an undeveloped baby, this is in fact an embryo in the human genome. The embryo of a cat, dog, chicken and human are all the same, an undeveloped off spirng of said species. Now considering we humans are the only species on this rock that has a moral compass commonly referred to as a consicous, well we need to stand up against killing babies, regardless of what stage of development they be in.
Just the ethical question ought to be enough to lay this issue to rest, not to mention the mental and physical damage done as a result of an abortion. Many times the woman has had severe "female" problems as a direct result from the procedure of killing the child. Infertility, physical anatomical damage, irregualr menstruel cylcals, a higher accurance of gender specific cancers are just a few of the physical problems related to this. One can only imagine the mental issues due to this. However they too have been well documented.
Is Sexual education the answer? Or is there a need for a social revolution? I say the revolution. That is to mean that we as society take more intrest and responsiblity for our own sexual health. If there are predators (and there are), we ought to punish them with zeal. I say death. If the victim of the rape ends up with child, we ought to allow her (or him, men can be raped too) to have the option of terminating the pregnancy. Should it be allowed as birth control ... obviously not. This change needs to take place over several generations where it becomes the norm to abstain from the fruits of sexual pleasure until marraige. This will help with the decline in unwanted pregnancies and the spread of diseases that are now "new and improved to screw you life up". It must be instilled into we feable minded creatures that if one fails to abstain, then to use all the preventive measures that we have access to. Yes folks that means to wrap that rascal. It is much easier for the guy to prevent than what it is a woman.
So in closing folks, yes this rests mainly on the shoulders of those that contain external organs. We the carriers of higher amounts of testosteron must take charge and answer the call of our responsiblities. Cover it, and stand up for the women/girls/babies in you life.
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