The last two weeks all I could think about after seeing Heather Ault‘s presentation on Pro Choice is the 53 million legal abortions that was performed. My mind instantly went to that is astonishing how many lives that were lost. Also, if those were the recorded abortion how many really took place??? I am sure you can tell by now I do not agree with abortions. Yes, people have the right to do what they want concerning their bodies. I just know that it is not a choice I could make for myself. My heart goes out to the women and men who had to make such a decision.
As I was sitting listening to Heather Ault’s presentation and how her spin on Pro Choice is to make it “positive”, by using positive slogans. I do not think that even using positive slogans or trying to make abortions seem like a positive choice can make it positive. This subject is talked about but there are few people I believe that could say that it was the best choice that they ever made. Matter of fact most people are ashamed to talk about it because abortions are frowned apron in society mostly due to religious factors. Even students usually would pick the subject to write about in research papers, but even there papers do not make it glamorous.
I am aware that she is trying to put a positive spin on how people view the right of women/men to choose to have an abortion. That abortion is not just a choice for the poor couple who cannot afford to have a baby, or the young girl who would shame their parents or herself. Nevertheless, my attention is still drawn to the abortion itself. The abortion, the act, the procedure, the lost, the mother and father emotional impact is where my mind tends to think about. This is why I think it is hard for me to view abortion as being positive. It is not the right of the person to have abortion that makes me think an abortion could never be but in a positive light but the mental image that has been plastered in our minds of the procedure. I do respect Heather Ault and her work and accomplishments. However, I think it is going to take a lifetime to change this into something that is positive. What do you think?