I Support A Woman's Right to Choose

One of the major arguments in the abortion debate is that a woman has a right to choose what happens with her body. I totally agree.

I support a woman's right to choose, sex or no sex. I know that there are instances due to rape or other issues that this statement does not apply to, but for the most part women make the choice to have sex and then do not want to accept the results of that choice.

A good example of the selfishness that is involved in the abortion decision appeared in The New York Times on July 18, 2004. It was entitled "When One is Enough." The basic gist of the article, which was narrated by the woman involved, was that selective reduction of embryos is ok when having more than one child is inconvenient. The woman had decided that she wanted to get pregnant, but when she found out that she was going to have triplets, that was too much. She was concerned that it would change her whole lifestyle and there was no way that she could do that. She decided to get rid of two of the children. The most disturbing statement in the whole article is "I would do the same thing if I had triplets again, but if I had twins, I would probably have twins. Then again, I don't know."

In light of this woman's narrative, I will stick with my statement that I support a woman's right to choose, sex or no sex. Then she needs to deal with the results of that choice. Abortion for convenience should not be an option.

Posted by Nathan Melton at April 10, 2005 12:29 AM