By Madison Jenkins
Women are strong, smart, and capable of preventing pregnancy or taking responsibility for the consequences of sexual activity, to assume otherwise, is demeaning and anything but promoting equality. If they become pregnant and do not want to keep the baby, they are strong enough to take responsibility for their situation and promote the sanctity of human life by placing their child for adoption.
Abortion is the easy way out. It does not require accountability or strength. Women are nurturers and are more inclined to be empathetic to others. It is one of the traits women possess. Abortion compromises their natural desire to be caring and nurturing. Innocent babies are being betrayed by those who are supposed to protect them, care for them, and be their “mama bears”. If a woman is not ready to take care of a baby, then she can be a protector by placing her child for adoption.
My birthmom is one of those strong, protecting women. She gave me life when she could have chosen to leave me behind. Women’s rights should include an option for birth control, adoption, and programs to support mothers; it is not abortion. Sadly, many babies did not and will not have strong women like my birthmom. She gave me life, and that is the power of women. Women are life givers, nurturers, and carers. Abortion takes that from women and turns them into life takers.
Over the six year period of World War II, 40 to 50 million people lost their lives. People gasp at the atrocity of so many people losing their lives in such a horrible way, but another mass killing of innocent people is going on right now. An estimated 73 million babies are aborted in the world each year. Abortion kills millions more people every year than World War II did over a six-year period.
Instead of promoting abortion as a “woman’s right,” individuals, societies and governments must find a way to save – and then help – both mother and child. Let’s use our energy and money to help all women and their unborn children to flourish, rather than attempting to convince ourselves that women are being helped by abortion.
Madison Jenkins is a senior at Brigham Young University-Idaho studying marriage and family studies. She is starting graduate school in the Fall of 2022 to become a therapist. She loves spending time with her husband and puppy, traveling, and watching movies.