On reading this topic thread, Iíve found the opinions here to be both interesting and truly disturbing.
Firstly letís address the obvious - the female of the species is usually the one to make babies unless youíre a seahorse. Sadly, women get the shit end of the deal in terms of sex.
If we are to be raped and end up pregnant, somehow it is our fault. I donít believe this for a second. Pregnancy is a symptom of the female species. Itís unavoidable in a rape scenario when the cycle happens to be in the right phase. Extremely unfortunate.
Secondly, Iíd like to applaud the men in the room that said ďhow hard is it to rubber up etcĒ. Great level of respect for those that said this. However, as a woman, I also need to address how traumatic the contraceptive pill actually is. It messes with your emotions, your mood, your skin, your hormones, EVERYTHING. My contraceptive pill actually landed me in hospital because of a suspected bleed on the brain after five days of blinding migraines I never want to experience again in my life. Subsequently, I havenít taken it for the best part of 9 years and I will never put that crap into my body again. Please do not just assume that itís a magic pill your lady takes and thatís the end of it - we suffer for it. It fucks us up. Messes with our cycles. In a lot of cases, makes us totally different people.
Iíve lost babies to miscarriage, so I do understand the pain of losing a child. I can only imagine the trauma that occurs when facing the agonising decision to abort a pregnancy. Yet - I am strictly pro-choice. Because the body of a woman is sacred. It is a temple. It is a goddess. And I believe we know what is best for our bodies.
I certainly donít believe that the government should have any say over my body. Neither should anybody else. Pretty sure if there is an all seeing, all loving God, and Iíd just been raped six ways to Sunday, heíd be big enough to understand.