Some will need financial assistance if Roe v Wade is overturned

One of the hottest conversation topics as of late is whether or not Roe vs Wade will be or should be overturned. It’s been a rollercoaster ride for those who have been following the entire ordeal, and I’m going to be explaining my view on Roe vs Wade. Roe v Wade states that it is a woman’s right to have an abortion, and it protects that right. This means that any woman (if she so chooses) can have an abortion. Now, I strongly disagree with this law. I am pro-life, and I believe that abortion is wrong. Another thing I want to say before I jump into the main section of this is that there are parts that may seem off. That I have found that my solution doesn’t quite work but bear with me because I’m going somewhere with that. I won’t just leave it there. 

One of the things that I find most pro-choicers like to ask me is something along the lines of “what if a woman is raped?” To be honest, it took me a long time to come to a definitive opinion when it comes to rape. Rape is a heinous crime and even though I will probably never be able to truly relate to someone who’s become a victim of sexual assault, I do try to understand where they’re coming from when it comes to abortion. People on the pro-choice side of the spectrum will usually say that a child that is the result of rape is a constant reminder of what the mother went through. 

Here’s the thing, aborting the child does not make the memory of the rape disappear. I will always advocate for putting your child up for adoption in situations like this, but I have come to realize that putting your child up for adoption can cost anywhere from $10,000-$20,000. I have family members and close friends who have adopted me, and they have explained how hard it can be for people to find that kind of money lying around. If they can’t do that, then the next option is to keep the child, but that brings along another issue. “What if the mother or family can’t take care of the child even if they want to keep it.” 

I understand that this is a real issue. Lots of people have financial struggles that make it hard for them to raise a child. Whatever their reasons may be for not being able to support another life, it’s a real issue that somebody out in the world has. It’s an issue that needs fixing. 

The solutions that I suggested in the paragraphs above would usually seem like valid solutions that work, but the world is in a place where they don’t work all of the time. This is a problem. Even if a mother wants to keep her child, she literally doesn’t have a way to support the child, so she resorts to abortion because it seems like the only viable option. 

The weight that these women have to carry is something that I will never be able to understand. I won’t ever be able to truly relate to it. It’s something that I’m thankful for but also something I wish I could relate to so that I could get a clear understanding of what it’s like to be in their position. My point is that these women who have to go through this need help. Because most of the people who are on the pro-life side don’t realize that the problem doesn’t just stop at abortion. There are plenty of people who get abortions because they can’t afford to put the child up for adoption or support the child at home. 

What people need to realize is that the problem does not stop at the abortion, we need to raise support for the mother and child during and after pregnancy because it’s such a big issue. We can’t expect people to go through with the pregnancy and then when they give birth leave it at that because we assume we did our job. No. I disagree with abortion and I think it’s wrong, but I recognize that the problem is bigger than just abortion. We need to help mothers and families who can’t afford to put the child up for adoption or support it at home. 

What I’m trying to say through all of this, as messy as this might feel, abortion is wrong, yet we need to extend our reach and help to other issues because they’re so heavily tied into the problem of abortion.

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