Have you ever argued with someone who took their side of the argument to such an extreme that they started to sound silly? Well, here you go: “I wish my mother had aborted me.”
An abortion would have absolutely been better for my mother. An abortion would have made it more likely that she would finish high school and get a college education. At college in the late 1960s, it seems likely she would have found feminism or psychology or something that would have helped her overcome her childhood trauma and pick better partners. She would have been better prepared when she had children. If nothing else, getting an abortion would have saved her from plunging into poverty. She likely would have stayed in the same socioeconomic strata as her parents and grandparents who were professors. I wish she had aborted me because I love her and want what is best for her.
The world would not be a darker or poorer place without me. Actually, in terms of contributions to the world, I am a net loss. Everything that I have done – including parenting, teaching, researching, and being a loving partner – could have been done as well, if not better by other people. Any positive contributions that I have made are completely offset by what it has cost society to help me overcome the disadvantages and injuries of my childhood to become a functional and contributing member of society.
Whoever wrote this either a) is shooting her mouth off to score a debating point, b) has serious mental and emotional issues, or c) some combination of (a) and (b) with a dash of “is a danger to herself and others.”
I think George Bailey already taught us that you don’t necessarily make life better for your loved ones by not existing. But that was a long time ago, and we’ve gone through a couple of generations of pro-abortion propaganda and brainwashing that abortion is somehow a noble thing. And if it’s noble to have an abortion, maybe it’s just as noble to be aborted. They should consider it an honor, those lucky babies who gave their all before they even had an all to give.
Here we are, at the logical conclusion of the pro-abortionist argument, where death for the sake of convenience is the greatest good.