Stop Projecting Your Beliefs, Everyone Should Have The Choice

Stop Projecting Your Beliefs, Everyone Should Have The Choice

Miriam Garcia, Paw Print Reporter

As a sexually active women you are always at the risk of getting pregnant, even if use proper precautions. Pregnancy could be a blessing, but could also ruin your life. 

According to the non-profit organization, Planned Parenthood,

“When you say you’re pro-choice you’re telling people that you believe it’s OK for them to have the ability to choose abortion as an option for an unplanned pregnancy — even if you wouldn’t choose abortion for yourself.””

— Non-profit organization, Planned Parenthood

Pro-choice is not the argument saying you should get an abortion, but in case you want to or feel it’s necessary you have the option to decide what to do with your own body. If you want to keep the baby you can still do it, which is the blessing of being pro-choice.

 In the Roe vs Wade supreme court case abortion was legalized and made it a constitutional right, yet this is still a controversial topic today. The arguments for pro-life are not valid. This pushes religious beliefs on people who are not religious, and makes them feel like they are committing murder, when in reality depending on how early on you get this procedure done it has not developed into anything, and is just a speck of dust. 

It is very important to have this option available to women because not everyone is in the position to take care of a child. Sometimes it is in the better interests of the child themselves. If they are unwanted and live they will be put in the system where they will suffer long for the feeling of being wanted. 

You can argue that women need to suffer the consequences of their actions, but this is not always the case. According to the national library of medicine about 32,000 pregnancies a year are a result of rape. Is it morally okay to force a woman to give birth and raise the child of their rapist? 

Imagine waking up everyday to a child that resulted from something that destroyed you. This can ruin the woman and child’s life. Having a child at a young age does this too. You should have the right to decide if you want to be a teen mom. As a teen you have so much left to live and to go for you. Without a steady income you cannot support yourself or a child. While some may have support of their parents this unfortunately is not the case for all.

Its important to understand that pro-choice does not push anything on anyone, which is not the case with being pro-life. All it does is give you options of how to deal with your pregnancy. It is your body and should be no one’s choice, but yours, so be pro-choice.