I want to start out by stating that I will never support Abortions.
All evidence I have suggests that fetuses are living human beings with their own souls and their own human rights. The right to exist is paramount - no other right; not the right to bodily autonomy, not the right to reproduction, and not even the right to financial security should EVER be placed before it.
Opposition is personal for me because I have a genetic developmental disorder; people with disabilities - people like me - are extremely likely to be aborted.
My problem is that most of the western world - all of Europe, all of Eastern Asia, all of North America - has Abortion legal on-demand. A woman can get an abortion every month from her sixteenth birthday until menopause and never suffer legal repercussions.
Chile, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Malta are the only real countries where an unborn child can not be murdered for any reason (I’m not counting Vatican City because it doesn’t have a normal population).
Mexico and Australia have it decided based on a state/province basis. America used to have that policy, but Roe V Wade overturned the laws in 35 of the 50 states. This bothers me because it shows how fragile and futile efforts to advance Human Rights can be - all it took was for nine unelected people to sign a piece of paper and decades worth of progress can be erased in the blink of an eye.
Every time I see an article on a news website claiming that Chile is about to legalize abortion-on-demand, every time I see something about the government paying Planned Parenthood to give abortions to people in other countries, I begin to wonder whether or not it is all hopeless.
George Orwell died in the year 1950, five years after the murderous and totalitarian USSR took over half of Europe. He saw the rapid rise of Communism, predicted in his masterpiece *1984 *that the world would be ruled by a totalitarian superstate of which there was no hope of defeating, and died without ever seeing any sign of the USSR beginning to decline.
There’s no guarantee the world will get better; there are people in the 1600s who battled against Slavery their entire lives, and never saw large-scale results. In the past I thought that the inherent goodness of human nature would lead to abortion being outlawed (yes, I actually found it unthinkable that well adjusted humans would simply tolerate an atrocity on a massive scale :nope:), and later I thought that the invention of artificial wombs would provide a lesser evil to make abortions obsolete by pushing fetal viability back to conception (while it could be used for that, it is likely that abortion will still be legal after artificial wombs simply because women don’t want the child to exist anywhere).
For Goodness Sake, someone who murders their child within a year after said child is born gets charged with “infanticide” instead of outright murder!
Why bother when humans are clearly evil, selfish, greedy, cowardly?