Originally Posted by squirtle
I do respect the views of people who feel that life begins at conception.. but I have a problem with the fact that they are pushing so hard to make abortions illegal and are continuing to fight making Plan B more accessible. The idea of abstinence just isn't a reality in this day and age. At one point do they try to compromise and back down from the fight. Wouldn't Plan B be preferred over an abortion?
I just have a feeling the debate over this is far from over.
Abstinence isn't a reality because we're not allowing it to be. Parents teach "abstinence" to kids but then don't expect them to hold up to it. How often have we been told, and told others, that kids can rise up to meet expectations, but only if they're actually expected to do it? If you tell your child that its his responsibility to clean up after his puppy, but you do it every time, will your son ever do it on his own? Abstinence IS possible, and its scientifically healtier for a woman.
I am 23 years old, and I was in a serious relationship for just about 3 years. I thought he was the one - we had plans to get married (and in fact, if things hadn't fallen apart, this summer would have been the wedding). But things didn't work out, and I am so thankful that we kept abstinence in the forefront of the relationship the whole time. A woman's body (and a man's as well) is designed for monogamy. We secrete chemicals in our brains during sex that bind us one to another - our bodies are telling us that this is going to last forever, because biologically that's how its meant to be. And it hurts us physically for that not to be true. It makes it so much harder for us to break apart when that physical bond of sexual intimacy is between us.
I'm not saying any of this to bash women who have had sex before or outside of marriage. But I think society has been lying to us for a long time, that sex is good (which it is), and that since babies interfere with the things we want in life, babies must be bad. Sex is something so wonderful, so amazing, so integral to the human being that it should be considered almost sacred, and shown a great deal of respect. It is something that must be carefully considered and planned, or else a great deal of damage can ensue. I just feel that things like Plan B diminish the wonderfulness of sex, into something that can be done on a whim - without repercussions or strings attached, and I feel that this will be and is damaging to the human psyche, and our human dignity.