I am pro-life as hell. I’m just going to own that now.
I oppose *abortion in all cases. Period.
But being pro-life isn’t just about abortion, is it? There have been countless articles and social media posts from numerous sources saying people who oppose abortion aren’t “really” pro-life.
Overall, these articles agree that bombing civilians, police brutality, racism, poverty, and corrupt immigration policies are not pro-life. Therefore, if someone opposes abortion, they are not pro-life, they are pro-birth.
Abortion opponents are stereotyped as Republican, conservative Christians who obviously agree with everything else on the party platform.
While I am a Christian, I consider both Hiroshima and Nagasaki to be war crimes. I see the US’s interference in the Middle East as an economic decision to benefit big business at the cost of human capital. I think the LGBTQ community should…you know…be treated like people.
I see GEO Group’s family detention centers as a human rights violation. I know exactly how permeating rape culture is and though I oppose abortion, the last thing I want is women seeking them to be hurt.
Do you have any idea how hard it is to be TRULY pro-life?
I take crap from everyone. I don’t wholly agree with either the liberal or conservative ideology. It sucks.
I tell people I oppose abortion, they start slinging “liberal” like a cuss word and blaming all Earth’s problems on Muslims. Other times, folks hear I want looser immigration and assume I worship Judge Ginsberg.
Being truly pro-life means hiding half of my beliefs no matter who I’m with.
There are very few who are willing to hear me out, fewer willing to accept my views, and almost none who agree with me. Like I said, it sucks.
So yes. I am pro-life, REALLY pro-life. With all the flak I have to take from both sides of the aisle, that title is mine. I’ve earned it, damn it!
*In life of the mother situations, treatment for ectopic pregnancy is not defined as abortion.
Life-threatening conditions such as eclampsia tend to occur later in the pregnancy when the fetus is viable outside the womb. In these situations, a C-section is also the fastest means of ending the pregnancy as abortions at this stage have a 2-3 day prep time.
Abortion is also not necessary for a pregnant woman to seek treatment of such conditions as cancer, though harm to the fetus may be a secondary effect.
While incredibly tragic and something no person should go through, I do not believe in exceptions for rape, incest, or fetal abnormality.