IT’S EASY TO BE ‘PRO-LIFE’ WHEN YOU’RE NOT A STRUGGLING SINGLE MOTHER OF FOUR OTHERS WITH CUT FOOD STAMPS.
IT’S EASY TO BE ‘PRO-LIFE’ WHEN YOU’RE NOT A PREGNANT TEENAGER.
IT’S EASY TO BE ‘PRO-LIFE’ WHEN YOU’RE NOT A PREGNANT MENTALLY ILL PATIENT.
IT’S EASY TO BE ‘PRO-LIFE’ WHEN YOU’RE NOT HOMELESS AND PREGNANT.
IT’S EASY TO BE ‘PRO-LIFE’ WHEN YOU’RE NOT WONDERING WHERE YOUR NEXT MEAL WILL BE.
IT’S EASY TO BE ‘PRO-LIFE’ WHEN YOU’RE NOT THE CHILD OF AN ABUSIVE FAMILY.
IT’S EASY TO BE ‘PRO-LIFE’ WHEN YOU’RE NOT IN DANGER OF DYING FROM SERIOUS COMPLICATIONS.
IT’S EASY TO BE ‘PRO-LIFE’ WHEN YOU’RE NOT THE ONE WHO’S FUCKING PREGNANT.
bless this post.
And yet, the only people I will ‘excuse’ are the ones who were raped and forced to have a child.
Quite frankly, if you are dealing with food stamps and shit or barely scraping by with four children and you MAKE THE CHOICE AND DO THE ACT TO HAVE A FUCKING CHILD, you have zero empathy or sympathy from me.
If you’re an idiot, you don’t deserve to MAKE a choice.
Rape, incest, or threat to the mother’s life are obviously scenarios in which a person should be able to choose. If your well-being is on the line, that’s one thing, but when contraception is inexpensive and readily available around practically every corner, and you don’t use it, that’s really stupid. Condoms (they come in a variety of sizes and materials, so even that lame latex allergy excuse shouldn’t stop you,) birth control (the pill, the shot, the ring, the patch, implants, SO many choices,) or even plan B if you didn’t plan ahead. There are a lot of ways to not get pregnant if you don’t want to have kids. Granted, abstinence is the only 100 percent method, but some of the most popular contraceptives are over 99 percent effective when used as directed. Pregnancy is a risk that comes with having sex. If you don’t feel like you’re prepared to accept that risk, you might not be ready for sex. If you ARE ready for sex, you should be enough of a grown-up to accept the consequences and protect yourself if those consequences are undesirable to you. Unpopular opinion, I know.
Wow what even happened to the post.
ANYWAY. Unpopular opinions are my favorites. Almost guaranteed to piss off the…intelligence disinclined of Tumblr.