This is in line with my posts on women. A rather distressing event was told me by my friend. His friend got his wife’s pregnancy aborted because he was not able to support the child at the moment. He himself got the medicines for the abortion. His wife supported him in this decision because for her, her husband was paramount. My friend is freaking upset. For him, the deliberate killing of a child is a grave crime, irrespective of what may been the compulsions. another friend questioned the wife’s decision to support the husband in this decision saying that it was cruel on her part.
How many of us have heard of such stories?
It is very easy to judge in such circumstances and to see everything in black and white. Hence, we have Right to Life-ists and Right to Choice (Pro-Abortionists) in operation. Whatever be the circumstances or reasons, it is an uncomfortable and extremely painful thing to hear of an unborn child subjected to a death so harsh.More so, when husbands/ men take an active role in this. The genera line of opinions against abortion:
1.It is wrong to abort a child. A life is a life. Life beings at the time of fertilisation, though there is a window period of three months for abortion
2. morally/religiously–some religions forbid abortion.
(if you have any more reasons, do post in the comments ~thanks )
And yet abortions occur in the following circumstances:
2.Victims of sex abuse
3.genetic defects/abnormalities/congenital defects
5. Female foeticide/infanticide ~this is of a particularly heinous and abhorring type. directed against the girl child
6. medical reasons
Whatever be the issue, there is always a degree of uncertainty involved. A degree of ethics and doubt. Especially in cases where more than the woman concerned, other people take the decision. Was it wrong for the husband concerned to coerce his wife into this decision? Was it wrong on the part of the wife to support her husband in this cruel termination, purely on the basis of loyalty and fidelity? Had the wife opposed the husband, would she have received support or become an outcast? Are women so obligated to their spouse for their happiness that they will do anything, to keep them happy including acquiescing with such treatments? Is it wrong on the part of women to prioritise their acceptance by spouse/partner to anything else?Does it also have to do with cultures also where men are assumed to play the dominant role and hence the major decision maker in the family, including with respect to the children, forgetting the fact that it is the mother who bears and nurtures?
Think of these things and share your comments..
- A Rant about Abortion (amumsmadness.com)