Why am I Pro-Choice?

Hi, loves!

Firstly, my apologies for this post being up a day late. I’ve been super good at keeping everything organised since starting my blog, but this week has been so busy at work that I haven’t had chance to keep myself up to date with blogging! Anyway, enough of the excuses… let’s get into today’s post!

Today, I want to talk about the reasons I’m pro-choice, as it seems to have become a rather controversial topic across social media, particularly Twitter. Many people are strongly against abortions as they believe it’s ‘murder’, and I want to explain why I disagree with that.

The main reason I’m pro-choice is because I don’t believe it’s my place/right to tell any woman what she can and can’t do with her body. It’s not my body, therefore it’s not ,my decision. To me, it really is as straightforward as that. Society seems to have an obsession with controlling women’s bodies, and pro-life (anti-abortion) people are a prime example of this. Why would you want to force a woman through a 9 month pregnancy she doesn’t wish to carry? Sorry, but it just doesn’t make any sense to me.

Secondly, I’m pro-choice as I don’t believe abortion is murder. Honestly, I’d go as far as to say this is a fact. I believe abortion is legal up to 23 weeks (please correct me if I’m wrong), and the vast majority of late-term abortions are due to a life-threatening problem with the foetus or pregnant woman. A foetus is a clump of cells, whether you wish to admit that to yourself or not. Now, this isn’t me downplaying the emotional severity of a miscarriage. Of course, I understand how emotionally damaging a miscarriage is to the pregnant woman. However, there is a difference between an abortion and a miscarriage. One is a conscious decision made by the woman, one isn’t. They are completely different. At the end of the day, if you believe abortion is murder then you should stop masturbating. Isn’t the destruction of a sperm murder? Do you see how ridiculous that sounds? That’s how people sound to me when they claim abortion is murder.

Another important reason I am pro-choice is for the wellbeing of the pregnant woman and baby after the baby is born. Many women are not in the right emotional and/or financial situation to even think about taking care of a child, and frankly there are too many children in care for the ‘well give birth and put the child in care’ argument. Please look up statistics on children in care before you throw around arguments like that, because, in my opinion, it just makes you look uneducated.

Let me reiterate, there’s nothing wrong with personally never wanting an abortion. However, that doesn’t mean you have the right to tell another woman what to do with her body. It’s NOT your business.

Lots of love,

Soph. xx

9 thoughts on “Why am I Pro-Choice?

  1. I think another mistake the anti-choice people make is to assume that pro-choice is ardently pro-abortion, or that women are making the choice to have an abortion is made the same way someone might decide to change lipstick colour. Abortion is always a difficult choice, but no one else other than her doctor and her family of choice should have any say in the matter.

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    1. I completely agree! We don’t love abortions – abortions are terrible for anyone to have to go through and are a huge decision to make. Making someone feel bad about an abortion doesn’t make the process any easier. x

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  2. I’m going to disagree with your post because I’m not pro-choice, and after reading your post, I still disagree. But that’s okay. I respect your choices and you’re free to do what you choose. To each their own I say. And I hope we remain blogging buddies even though we have different beliefs. 🙌

    I had a miscarriage prior to having my daughter and I wouldn’t wish a miscarriage on anyone. My daughter was born with a disability, and she was diagnosed 3 months later with a rare, genetic condition known as FEVR. I can’t even imagine someone wishing/wanting a miscarriage even after finding out their baby has a disability. In the medical records, they clump abortion and miscarriage together. Miscarriage is classified spontaneous abortion, and pro-choice is referring to an induced abortion.

    A fetus has a beating heart so it’s more than just a clump of cells. At 23 weeks, it’s almost viable for it to live outside of the uterus. It has a heart, lungs, eyes, ears, mouth, nose etc. and pregnancy is a miracle in itself. Every baby born is an even bigger miracle. 🌱

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    1. We can definitely remain pals even though we have different beliefs! The best part of blogging about these important subjects is hearing different opinions and having healthy, mature debates. Thank you for the comment! x

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  3. I’m pro choice 100%. It is down to the individual woman as it’s her body! And as you say, many people may not be in the right financial or emotional place to have a child. It’s such a personal decision & it should be down to no one but the woman! Xx

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  4. Well said ✨👏✍️ I’ll support pro choice women. Because i see a valid point. Women are forced to carry when they are not interested that too they have time of 23 weeks but yet people don’t let a women do it. I’ll support this pro choice. Great post ✨

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