Abortion is a topic on which I have conflicting emotions. Since it is such a complicated problem, I am concerned with someone that does not.
Sure, some people openly declare their abortions as a rite of feminist passage or political liberation, but with any one of them, hundreds of thousands more women sincerely debated whether or not to get an abortion.
Since I am one of them, I would like to serve the plurality.
Most people do not “enjoy” or “celebrate” their abortions, contrary to certain political activists who create news on the topic. The goal of celebrating your abortion is to remove the shame, but it’s often not the stigma that holds women silent; rather, it’s the reality that it’s a sensitive and private decision. Many people are as hesitant to discuss their personal health decisions as they are to announce their most recent gynaecological appointment.
- It’s a deeply personal decision that has been made very public.
- It’s a decision to be made, but it’s not one to be taken lightly.
It’s a decision with psychological, interpersonal, and even physical ramifications. For me, it’s still a traumatic experience.
We make the error of assuming there is a right and a wrong, like we do with other social problems these days. You may have already determined which side is right or wrong, depending on your political persuasion, but I guarantee you that unless you have personal contact of or a thorough understanding of social problems (beyond politics) such as abortion, your view is at best a guess.
Abortion, for example, is a dynamic social problem. There are several faces and many aspects of all.
This is by far the most common misunderstanding. There is no such thing as a form of abortion, however many more women than most people know have had abortions.
Most people have misconceptions on whether women want abortion and the types of women who have abortions. Since there is no such thing as a “form,” it exposes a sign of broader societal problems under which women have been failed.
Abortion becomes a feasible and required option for people of all colours, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, ages, and family situations. This ensures only married couples are able to get abortions. Abortions are performed on young and female, black and white, lower and upper class people, migrant women, and student women alike.
Single woman, leftist and/or progressive people, Godless women, and reckless women are stereotyped as the types of women who chose abortion. This is a false statement.
According to recent estimates, white, black, and Hispanic women have equal rates of abortion. More than half of the women had already given birth to children. Some were often associated with denominations like Catholicism and Protestantism.
In addition to disappointing women in general, African American women are disproportionately likely to pursue abortion. This leads at some structural social problems under which the African-American population has been let down.
Although women strive for fair wages and work prospects, it is unsurprising that financial issues are the leading cause for abortion.
Such considerations include:
- If it’s a rape or an incestuous relationship, it
- The woman’s father has abandoned her or is unable to contact her.
- Concerns over health
- They’re having trouble raising the children they do have.
- Concerns for the elderly in the family
- Failures in contraception
One choice a woman has is for whom she has sex, and many argue that this is when “the answer” starts.
While sex is a significant decision, we must understand that having a child is much more significant, and that both are two distinct decisions based on psychological processes that are somewhat different.
Sex is a short-term choice in terms of psychology, because it is taken for little rational thought. Since having a child is a long-term decision, we must provide women with a variety of choices while making this important decision.
I saw a message on Facebook the other day by a woman who criticised women solely for not having control of their sexuality, not utilising condoms, and so on. Women, unfortunately, grow up in a world where someone else has a voice in their bodies, and women of 20 have a lot more to think about than men of the same generation.
There’s a lot of responsibility on her to make a smarter decision than her male equivalent. What kind of burden is he under?
Girls and young people grow up in a culture that values their bodies as a source of sexual currency. There is no social obligation for men to physically bond in order to meet the demands of women.
It all starts with young girls who yearn for love but don’t always get it. In certain societies, it is acceptable for fathers to be distant, cruel, or neglectful.
Furthermore, young people discover how a man’s sexual desires play a significant role in our culture. Around the same moment, we overlook women’s natural need for intimate intimacy and near partnerships. Nonetheless, they are often limited to trying to satisfy certain desires using a man’s (and society’s) currency. Have a good time!
Women will continue to get their desire for affection and companionship by sex if men continue to rule society’s image of women. People then tell women that they must abstain from intercourse in order to avoid an unintended pregnancy or that they must “take control over their bodies.”
Women have always known and felt, if only subconsciously, that men always had control of their bodies over history and at the foundations of civilization. Thus, whether a man bullies or coerces a woman into not using contraception, she would more certainly comply in a haze of disorientation from her body in order to achieve the intimacy she craves…a means to an end.
I use the following analogy: If anyone comes to your door and gives you a cheap and stale pizza, so you’re hungry, you’ll eat it regardless of its poor consistency. If the same pizza were given to anyone who had just finished a delicious gourmet dinner, they would most definitely decline.
If people are desperate for affection, they will tolerate sex, even if it comes with some fairly dreadful conditions. A lot of men aren’t taught how to meet a woman’s sexual affection and attachment needs. This isn’t emphasised enough in the arts and movies. It is not as deeply rooted in our culture as sex is.
This isn’t to suggest that women don’t like intimacy, but it does bring with it certain extra considerations, which many people think fall squarely on the back of the individual because it’s “her body.”
Simultaneously, we advise women to love their sex but to bear the strong mantle of burden if something bad happens as a consequence of their sex. Often, even though it is “your body,” someone else, from men to culture, has been asking you and subconsciously implying what constitutes the body and how it corresponds to your worth.
Looking at abortion as part of a larger societal problem, we ask why so many people battle for the freedom to do something…at long last!
Abortion raises a variety of legal questions, depending on the community and society. In the natural course of life, a comparable percentage of births result in childbirth as in abortion.
Abortion is seen by others as having control over destiny and life, determining who should survive and who should die. Medical medicine, on the other hand, has been doing so for at least 100 years. We have the ability to mess with life, and we always do so.
The overall life expectancy has risen by up to 25 years. Is this morally correct? When we consider the complexity of medical medicine, it becomes more difficult to determine how often we mess with people’s lives. Since modern medicine has provided us with more options, choosing what is better for our health has become more normal.
Pregnancy isn’t necessarily expected or desired…for a number of causes, many of which are societal in origin. Among the causes are social pressures ranging from tradition to the media, as well as subliminal messaging about sex and political affiliation.
Abortions are becoming increasingly popular as they become the standard of our society. There are two possible outcomes from this. One, the woman may believe that having an abortion is “easy” or “socially acceptable” rather than giving it careful thought. Later remorse, depression, and psychological distress can result as a result of this behaviour. Second, more transparent publicity will allow women the flexibility to make the decisions that they really choose to make. It’s better to treat it as the difficult case that it is.
It’s a never-ending debate, with the emphasis primarily on policy rather than the power of culture. I assume we have just touched the surface of the abortion conversation in a culture that views women as pornographic objects in the film business.