Please make sure you check out my FAQ! I have answered this before, but for the sake of answering your question, I’m going to copy and paste from an old answered question, and then I’ll be adding to it; there’s a few things wrong with this theory that people use “abortion as contraception”.
- First Flaw: Abortion can not be used as contraception. Abortion ends a pregnancy, whereas contraceptives prevent pregnancies.
- Second Flaw:
Having an abortion isn’t like going in and getting an ear piercing, it
doesn’t take 5 minutes and you’re done, the procedure itself can take
anywhere from 15 minutes to 3 days (depending on the method and how far
along you are.)
- This means you have to take time off of school,
work, and for many people this means traveling because lord knows there
aren’t that many abortion clinics, so for many, traveling is required,
and so on. Unless you live in a country where it is free, taking into
account how expensive abortion procedures are alone and not factoring in
how much it costs to travel and how much you’ll loose taking time off
of work, you’d still have to be a millionaire.
- And even if you
live in a country where it is free, you still have to factor in possible
travel costs, loss of income through taking time off work, and so on.
I feel like you’re asking, “what’s your opinion on people who have had
multiple abortions?” and my opinion is; who am I to give my opinion on
someone’s personal reproductive options? I am not them, I am not in
their situation, I don’t know their reasons, so who am I to give my
opinion on someone else’ choices? I am not that important. I believe everyone should have access to safe and legal abortion period, no matter if it’s their first time obtaining one or 10th time.
Lastly, there are many reasons why people may have not been on contraceptives, like not expecting to have sex (sex can definitely be spontaneous, I would know, that is how I became pregnant), not being able to access birth control due to cost or unavailability, not being well educated on birth control or sex for that matter, and so many other reasons. An important thing to keep in mind too, is that birth control is not a “one size fits all” kind of deal. Birth control comes in many forms with different hormones, for myself personally, I cannot have a birth control with estrogen in it, and it just so happens that progestin-only birth control, is much more expensive…. So no, when people have a specific need, we can’t just get on “something cheaper”, you know what I’m saying?
So, maybe instead of judging from the sidelines, you should really look into ways you can better help and educate people about sex and birth control, whilst advocating for better access to these things! If this bothers you so much, actively do something to help, because I will tell you right now, judging people for having abortions for whatever their reason, isn’t going to help, it’s just going to further stigmatize the procedure and the people who obtain them, and that’s not cool.