So I know this has nothing to do with animal rights but I wanted the opinions from fellow vegans and vegetarians on this. What do you think about abortion? I am 100% pro-life and because I know many of us support the idea of life preservation for all walks of life, I am interested to know how you feel about this matter.
On the same topic, over-population is a very real issue these days. There are millions of children all over the world who grow up in orphanages, or abusive homes, or homeless because there aren’t enough homes for them to go to.
When people can’t have children, they really ought to stop using the option of surrogacy – because they are bringing in a new child, when there are sooo many children who need to be adopted. But they do it, because they want the child to be “theirs”.
They also take the health of the biological parents into account, and think of how many people are on drugs, or have significant medical health problems that would prevent someone from wanting to adopt their child.
I have -always- wanted to adopt, because I’ve always been very aware of the issue that so many kids need homes. In a previous relationship, I told my boyfriend that I wanted to adopt. I was very opposed to the idea of bringing in a new life, and denying a loving home to a life that already existed. His exact words were “I’m ok with adoption, but I also want to have one of my own.”
…To me, that says “I’m going to love my biological child more than my adopted child.” I understand the human instinct to procreate, but our world is in a position where we need to STOP irresponsibly procreating, and give homes to all of the children who need them.
My current S.O. and I fully plan on adopting when the time is right, with no desire to have biological children.
@newyork409 That’s actually the main reason why I am strictly against abortion. If you don’t need to have one for a medical problem but don’t want the child then please pick adoption. I really do have something against women who simply get abortions as a form of birth control or because they don’t want the baby. These women are so lucky, there are thousands of women who CAN’T give the miracle of life and you throw it away? Do you know how many women in this world are infertile? These women would give anything (trust me) to have a baby in their arms, to them a baby is a gift. These women would cherish the baby like no other mom, they know how important a baby is. I always like to tell women who are pro-choice this: Until they tell you that you can’t give the miracle of life, you will NEVER understand what it feels like to see a women abort her ‘mistake’ instead of giving them to a great home. Some thing for gays and lesbian couples, they can’t have kids and to see others kill them because they don’t want them or because they were a ‘drunk mistake’ it’s heartbreaking. You will never understand how abortion kills unless you can’t give the miracle of life. I always encourage people to please pick adoption because you won’t kill an innocent human and you’ll make a couple (and your child) happy.
@Styna When it comes to medical reasons I can understand having an abortion though I would never have one even if my life was threatened. I don’t believe women or girls who get raped should have an abortion because as I see it, if they kill an unborn child, they are no better than the person who raped them. I think giving them up for adoption would be the most ethical decision in that case. I would personally never get an abortion and although I think its wrong, I would never try to force someone out of it if that is what they choose. I don’t like pushing my beliefs on others either so I see what you mean. @lizforanimalrights16 I agree fully! I just think there are way to many families who want but can’t have kids to just throw a life away without giving it a chance.