The right to choose. What does that statement even mean? Does it mean the woman has the right to choose what she can and will do with her own body? Does it mean that a woman has the right to decide to use abortion as birth control? Who are we as a society to decide what a woman can or can’t do with her body?
Everyday thousands of women are going to abortion clinics in the hopes that they can remove a baby from their bodies to make their own lives better. Some say it is for the child’s sake, and some doctors might agree. Some women say it is because they cannot handle the responsibility of raising a child. Some say because their parents or their boyfriends or their husbands have somehow forced them into making that decision.
These are some of many different cases why the women in our country have decided to have an abortion. But have they ever really thought about what it is going to do to themselves or their bodies? Or their families mental stability or well-being. Does any woman know what having an abortion is going to do to them hormonally.
To be honest I have not decided if I am pro-choice or pro-life because I am not a woman and I feel in capable of making that decision. I can tell you that I have seen the first hand effects of abortion and what it can do to a woman and her family.
Taking a child out of a woman’s womb before it has developed or become ready to come into this world through natural childbirth is a hormonal distaste inside of them. The uncontrollable feelings that will rage through a woman’s body after this procedure is not easily predicted. The feelings of severe depression can be enough to drive a woman to suicide well before the real rationalized guilt even sets in. These operations can cause bleeding to the point of death after being performed.
And after all of the pain and the things your body puts you through, the real guilt sets in. If any woman has had an abortion and can say they feel no remorse is a flat-out liar. The nightmares can haunt you for the rest of your life. Feelings of loss that are totally unexplainable at any point during the day. Having another child after deciding to have an abortion can also have devastating effects. You will always wonder what that child that you gave up may have been life. If they are similar to your child now. What they would sound like or act like. If they would play the same way, or ask the same questions, or say Mom or Dad the same way. Do you even know if you have the same feeling for that child?
I cannot say what a woman should or shouldn’t do with their bodies. But I would like every woman out there to know that there are not only physical ramifications (which are not usually as bad) but there are the mental ramifications of your actions pressed upon you and all who are involved. Think of the men who have longed to be fathers only to have their first chance erased from history due to things like jealousy, fear, uncertainty, any of the number reasons one may have had an abortion. These operations can and will most likely have devastating effects and should never be used as birth control. Think about what you are doing to yourself, the people you care about, and the possible child that could have a life because of you.