A broadcast I heard about a year ago on 90.5 seeming to damn people to hell if they believed in abortion had me messed up in the mind for a while.
After reading an article about Levonorgestel being approved as an over-the-counter drug, I had to write a rebuttal that every pro-choice supporter should appreciate.
I do not understand how a person cannot be pro-choice. If you choose not to get an abortion when you get pregnant, you do not have to, but do not try and make abortion impossible for someone else.
I think it is a woman’s choice on whether she wants to have a baby.
You may have your personal beliefs on what you would do, but you have no right to tell someone to do or pass a law forbidding a woman her freewill.
Freewill came from God, not from man.
Even if you want to take the religious side and say it is murder, and whoever does or believes in it will be punished, you need to keep on analyzing because I believe that only God can judge.
You are not God; you have no heaven or hell in which to put someone.
Now I know what you pro-life people may think. “If they were careless enough to put themselves in that situation, they should be responsible enough to take care of the outcome.”
You need to take a step back and try to understand the situation.
Life is not easy for everyone, and there may be a situation that is out of the person’s control.
Until 1973 abortions were illegal and subject to criminal charges in the U.S.
Before the legalization of abortion, women were dying at alarming rates due to either performing abortions on themselves or getting “back-alley” abortions.
After the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, there was a dramatic decrease in pregnancy-related deaths and injuries.
If you give a woman the option on whether to have an abortion, you could save her life.
Although an abortion would not be my way out of a pregnancy, I will not ever think negatively of anyone who chooses to do so.
So for this, I say to each his own.
Katrelle Simmons is a third-year English education student from Orlando. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.