I have been asked countless times my views on abortion, and I am usually reluctant to answer because I don’t feel strongly in any particular way, but I finally feel compelled to assert my opinion... Well, sort of.
So, is abortion morally adequate? No, it’s clearly wrong, and that’s something nearly universally agreeable even amongst pro-choicers, but it just isn’t that simple.
I could sit here and explore the arguments pertaining to the legality of abortion, but I’m not going to. To be frank, I’m unsure where I stand on abortion legally, because although I mentioned that it is morally infeasible, we can’t necessarily associate legality with morality. Many things are immoral, yet legal.
I could also sit here and assess how wrong abortion actually is, and analyze the legitimacies and inconsistencies of both sides of the argument, and I may do that in a future post, but for now I’m not going to do that either. I’m not even going to directly answer the question, partly because, as I stated, I’m conflicted on the issue in regards to whether or not it should be legal, and partly because I believe we are asking all the wrong questions when discussing the topic.
First and foremost, I think we have to figure out where we have flawed as a society to such an extent that we even consider abortion to be an option, and this inevitably synthesizes the conclusion that abortion is nothing more than a surface manifestation of a much deeper baseline problem, being sexual propriety, and if we are going to continue to be ignorant of the underlying issue, we are simply not mature enough to discuss its byproduct...
Anddd that’s it. Although that almost sounded like an introduction to a much larger quarry of ideas, that’s all I have, because abortion is one of those topics where I honestly just don’t know what I believe. I’m sure that brought out the nArCIsSiStIc CeNtRiSt ThAt DoEs’Nt AcTuAlLy HaVe PoLiTiCaL vIeWs in me, and I apologize, but that’s just the way it is.
With that being said, I am very open to both sides of the abortion argument, so please feel free to comment your thoughts below. Try to sway me :)
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