If abstinence only education wasn't taught, if actual time was spent to help make the adoption system better, if money was actually allocated to schools and healthcare and things that help families and children, if things (read: birth control) were easier to access, then I might consider outlawing abortion, but currently one of the major parties starting with R has a pro birth stance, not advocating for anything to help with children and family post birth.
I’m not sure what you want me to say to this because the post I reblogged agreed that more should be done to help women who are pregnant and after they give birth. And there are tons of people who make efforts to aid these women with necessary resources and help them realize abortion isn’t the only option.
Do pregnant women and the adoption system need more help? Absolutely. But you can’t use government politics as a scapegoat. First, you don’t need to rely on political involvement to help others. There are many organizations that aren’t involved in politics that reach out pregnant women in need. Second, let’s not act like the Democratic party is some angelic entity because if it was, all these issues would have been magically solved under Democratic presidents who claim so much to care about these issues. Politics has corruption on each side. Politicians on both sides make promises they don’t fulfill and claim to support certain beliefs they don’t actually care about/support. Politicians say a lot of things to gain support and get into office. It’s a well known trick that’s been around since the start of politics.
What I’m gathering from your message is your stance is basically this: “I’m going to support the murder of innocent children because resources could be better to help pregnant women and the adoption system”. That mentality just doesn’t add up in my mind. The fact that you would consider supporting outlawing abortion under certain conditions tells me on some level you know it’s morally unacceptable. Yet because you see flaws in the adoption system and the resources available to pregnant women and have an issue with the Republican Party, you think murder should be legal and the lives of those children who are terminated before they have a chance are inconsequential. That’s like saying because the adoption system is flawed, it should be legal to murder children who are in foster care and can’t find anyone to adopt them - that their murder should only be illegal if the adoption system suddenly becomes ideal and improved. If you can see something wrong with that statement, then you should also see how something is wrong with your stance on abortion.
And also, birth control is more accessible and free than ever before, so I’m not sure what you’re talking about with regards to that. Oral contraceptives are largely covered by insurance (even the most basic insurance plans) and there are literally places available where people can obtain free condoms and other forms of contraception. When I was in high school (about 10 years ago now), they instructed us as teenagers exactly where to go to get free condoms if needed. Places like that were readily available 10 years ago, they’re even more accessible now.
And yes, abstinence is a valid form of birth control. In fact, it’s the only 100% certain way of not becoming pregnant. People have to realize that when they agree to having sex, the risk of pregnancy is always there even with birth control/contraception. If someone can’t accept or recognize truth that a baby can result from sex, then that person isn’t ready to have sex.