Life’s Value in Conflict
I'm lost when it comes to abortion; my religious views and my baser human opinion clash. As a Catholic, I would never consider abortion, and I DO believe that everything happens for a reason. Fate is God's development, and it ties into every choice that's ever made. Life challenges us every day, and nature has a way of correcting itself. For instance, if a woman miscarries, that is God's, and nature's, way of saying that she wasn't ready to have that baby. Abortion, to me, is cheating God. I don't believe that this is a woman's rights subject, I believe that it is more about life and death and giving new lives a CHANCE to live.
As a conservationalist, though, I believe that there are already too many human beings for planet Earth to support. Each one of us is destructive and ultimately detrimental to every other earthly organism (that is struggling to survive because of us). We, as human beings, have a misplaced sense of importance that I wish we didn't. I have no idea why we believe that we are so above other living things. It hurts to see other species going extinct because humans are so selfish. I also believe that abortion, on the other hand, is selfish on the woman's part.
In short, I don't know how I'm supposed to feel about abortion. I know that I am only one voice and one opinion, but I know what my decision would be, and I wouldn't have a problem living with the consequences. What I couldn't live with, however, is the guilt that would most certainly consume me had I ever decided differently.