I believe I have now seen the writing on the wall. I have seen a glimpse of the true intention of the pro-choice movement.
I frequent the comment sections on youtube videos, especially those pertaining to abortion. I had a conversation recently with one young female about the topic of abortion in relation to the perceived supposed overpopulation problem. When I revealed that I have 4 boys and would love to have even more children, her reply was one of shock and disdain.
Large families are no longer celebrated but rather scorned. My mother came from a family of 14 children. My father came from a family of 6 children. I came from a family of 9 children, and I now have a family of 4 children. I couldn't imagine having only 1 or 2 children. It would seem somewhat incomplete to me. That is not to say that I am suggesting that small families are inferior in any way, but that is to say that large families are still something worth celebrating.
This is my own personal choice in family planning. Others make a different choice. I thought that we were still celebrating choice when it came to family planning. I thought our country had shifted to a stance of reproductive freedom. We have paved the way for all women and couples to choose to have or not to have a family, at least that is the mantra I keep hearing from the pro-choice crowd.
I see through their mantra now though. I see that choice is only meaningful if you choose what they want you to choose. Interesting that pro-choicers seem to point to pro-lifers as the ones persistant in taking away choice but let's look at what they mean by choice.
What is choice? choice is the ability to choose your own path. It is impossible to deny choice. This has been proven over our history when many men and women made a choice for their own life that was against common thinking, common decency, maybe even against the law. Sometimes it was for the betterment of mankind, sometimes it was to that individual's detriment. But they all had the ability to make that choice. Banning abortion will not take away any choice, anymore than banning murder has taken away the choice to commit murder.
No, what the pro-choice crowd means is choice without consequences. This would fall right in line with the idea that pregnancy is a consequence of their CHOICE to have sex. The vast majority of abortions began with a choice (except when rape was involved, but let's talk about the other 99% of abortions for the time being.), If you are not aware of how babies are made then there is really no good reason for you to be engaging in something so life changing as sex. Contraceptives fail. They all have a posted failure rate printed right on the packaging. It is a gamble if you are going to depend on a contraceptive to avoid pregnancy. If I choose to gamble my paycheck and I lose, I cannot abort my mortgage payment.
I like large families. I have many friends with large families. Why have Pro-choicers looked down on my reproductive choice to have a large family? Isn't the exercise of my choice the thing that should be celebrated, Or is only the choice to abort that is worthy of celebration among pro-choicers? My recent experience has revealed to me that it is only the choice to abort that will cause pro-choicers to rally with you. Congratulating a couple who has only one or two kids gives the pro-choicers the ability to save face in defending their stance of "choice" but when they meet one with a large family, they claim us irresponsible.
Beware people, the pro-choice goal isn't just choice. There is something much bigger and much more subtle going on here. I haven't quite figured out what it is and truthfully I am not sure that they entirely know either. It may just be that they are all becoming like the wild hogs that follow the first ones off the cliff.