I feel like putting a disclaimer on all my political posts that deal with abortion, contraceptives, etc because no one reading my tumblr would ever know that I’m actually pro-life. I’m just, like… I dunno. Logical about it, I guess?
You’re never going to get abortion illegal in America. The sooner you wake up and accept that, the better. What you can do is limit the need for abortions. Provide service and care to expecting mothers. Help them financially. They’re not seeking an abortion because they’re an evil baby-killing sex deviant. It comes down to economics.
When it isn’t about economics, it’s [more than likely] about social stigma and mental trauma. Teen pregnancy isn’t describable—I certainly wouldn’t assume to understand what teen mothers go through. Rape, incest… no, I would never make any claims. If you really value that baby’s life, then provide a lot more help for them. And it’s gonna have to be more than just religious counseling. I betcha they’re not too keen on God right now if something like this happened in their life.
If you’re upset with the idea of a new type of “welfare baby,” get over it. You’re the one’s screaming about dying children. If you truly care, then you’ll do what you can do help them. And yes, government has a role in that. If you believe it has a role in protecting life, then be consistant. Protect all life, not just the politically expedient life. Show me you have depth to your so-called morals, and that your economic ideas don’t trump your God-driven respect for life. We’ll see who your real God is, pretty soon.
And contraceptives… please understand that they’re used for a lot more things than sex. They’re medically prescribed in many cases. Hear that? Medicine. I see no reason insurance shouldn’t cover that.
Okay I’m done. I try not to get into political rants on here, but sometimes I just gotta spill it all out.