I do not want to be controversial. I am not for abortions. I have respect for people against abortions. Yet I am compelled to share my thoughts on the subject.
If trump succeeds in his promise to make abortions illegal, there will in fact be more abortions. The people that want to get rid of it do not want to look at the bigger picture. That there are not simple answers.
Of course, there is the argument of wrong is wrong. I wish abortion was not a reality. It is though. In the same way, Christians believed the Bible, but killed native Americans for their land and hung black men for being uppity. God-fearing men drag homosexuals to their deaths. Jesus was born in a time of a lot of wars. How hard to he rail against it? Need I find Bible verses stating good times to kill people and we do not follow them?
Make it illegal and then what? Arrest any doctor that performs it? Our prosecuting attorneys and court system are already overworked. Will it be able to file charges on the doctors. Many many people will still want abortions. Will these communities go after them? No. But they will not need to.
What will the prochoice people do with all their time and money. Probably fight to get abortions legal again. However, they will also set up a system to help out women. Money to help them go out of country to where abortions are legal.
I believe that a whole economy will be set up. American doctors will go to Mexico to get rich. Women will take abortion vacations. Go down to a warm destination.
Of course, that is for the women in well-to-do households. Poor women will have to go back to coat hangers. Just as bad will be the black market. Abortions will be the new marijuana. Illegal, but common place.
Setting aside the argument that abortions are just the beginning of controlling women’s bodies (which we shouldn’t, because people do want to do that), women will have less control. Young females, especially may decide just not to have sex. Some will then abstain and that is good. Many, however, will not prepare themselves for sex, but then they will get into a situation where they need contraceptives.
They won’t have them. Sometimes a baby will happen. Sometimes an abortion will happen.
Those that do get pregnant will then try to hide their pregnancy for as long as possible. Avoiding prenatal care while they figure out what to do or hope for a miscarriage. And what of miscarrgaiges. Will a hearing have to be held to determine if a woman had a miscarriage or an abortion. Will she be found guilty and face jailtime? There has to be a deterrent, right?
Will there need to be a hearing for a woman claiming rape? Won’t a woman have to go to court to prove that she did not deserve the kid inside of her. If the answer is yes, then what a terrible thing. If the answer is no, a doctor can just sign off and say he performed an abortion because the woman was raped. There’s the loophole to keep it legal. Then all those young women that are not on contraception and get pregnant have a way to get an abortion.
This is a stretch, but what if people stopped fighting Roe V Wade? Pro Choice people are passionate about women. I believe they would turn their focus to helping women and abortions are traumatic. Prolife people could spend their money on helping them as well. Fund adoptions instead of church picnics.
Prochoice candidates would not give speeches about it. The abortion message would not be so prevalent. Without pressure from both sides, I think most young women would choose adoption.