“Justified” murder is disturbingly popular in today’s culture. Since everyone is afraid of talking about it, I’m going to. Yes, us women should have the right to vote, the right to own property, equal rights in the workplace, the right to run for office, and so on, but no human should ever be given “the right” to legally murder an innocent life. Here are some unavoidable statistics. According to a survey taken in 2004, 74% of women said they had an abortion based on personal inconveniences. (would interfere with education, career, etc.) Most pro-abortionists argue “well what about women who are victims of incest and rape?” 1% of the terminated pregnancies were a result of rape and less than .5% of incest.  There are alternatives. Adoption, for one, is a great choice. If a woman doesn’t want to give up her child, but is unsure of how she’ll be able to support him/her, there are so many centers committed “to providing pregnancy tests and counseling… helping women obtain housing, maternity and baby clothes, baby equipment, pre- and post-natal medical care, legal assistance and financial support, information about adoption, and even advice on how a woman in school can continue her education.”  Do not be so ignorant and believe that it is a woman’s right to kill an innocent life. Abortion affects so many more than just the woman who chooses to have one. Do not conform to the self-centered mindset this world has become engrossed in. It is unhealthy. You can go ahead and say anything and everything should be allowed, but at the end of the day, we as humans beings have a duty to protect the lives of those who are unable to defend themselves. Not only am I concerned about unborn lives, but the lives of the mothers. Abortion is extremely emotionally traumatizing. “Approximately 60% of women who experience post-abortion sequelae report suicidal ideation, with 28% actually attempting suicide, of which half attempted suicide two or more times.” Several studies show numerous cases of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts, alcohol and drug abuse, eating disorders, sexual dysfunction (30-50%), child neglect or abuse, PTSD, increased smoking with correspondent negative health effects, divorce and chronic relationship problems, and repeat abortions occurring immediately or soon after an abortion.  Defend the unborn, but also keep in mind what’s best for women’s well-being. Choose life.
(Source: praises, via porcelainstrength)