having the baby can be "selfish", too
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|Fri, 09-25-2009 - 9:57am|
An argument that we hear from the PL side quite a bit is how abortion is a selfish act. The woman is not considering the life of the potential child, but rather how pregnancy/childbirth will affect *her*.
I wanted to visit/discuss the other side of the coin.
Sometimes - more often than we like to think - having the baby, and keeping it, is the "selfish" choice. As an adult woman, I have seen this scenario to many times to count - there are thousands of selfish reasons to keep a child you can't care for, IMO.
And I'm heading off the adoption argument here, as well. Sure, in a perfect world, all unwanted pregnancies would result in a healthy, full term newborn being adopted by a wonderful family. But how often does that scenario actually take place? How many women do you know who can actually go through with it? The answer is not many. And thusly, sadly, there are unwanted babies born every day, who grow up to be unwanted children, and not properly cared for.
Anyhow, IMHO, it is far more selfish to bring a child into the world that you never wanted in the first place. Thoughts?