Abortion displays on campus are a waste of time

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Last week, an abortion display on campus asked an age-old question: Should abortions still be legal?

Both anti-abortion and pro-abortion rights activists could express their voices on a banner. They could also view pamphlets and tall signs explaining the abortion process.

The intention of the signs appeared to be swaying pro-abortion rights supporters to reconsider their stances about abortions, which were made legal by the Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade in 1973.

Gentlemen, let’s get one thing straight before I continue: we cannot have abortions, so we have absolutely no right to tell a woman they cannot have an abortion. That is a not only a violation of women’s rights, but also a violation of a Supreme Court decision. So guys, don’t tell a woman she can’t have an abortion — I’m sure you wouldn’t take too kindly to a woman telling you that you should have a vasectomy.

It seems to me that those opposed to abortion think women who choose to have an abortion are nothing more than baby killers who should be shamed for choosing to have sex when they did not want to have a child. This is far from the truth.

I know a former co-worker who, about two years ago, chose to terminate her pregnancy. She said it was one of the hardest decisions she’s ever made. What made it more difficult for her is that she is a devout Christian and as we all know, many Christians are anti-abortion.

However, she told me, many of her fellow church folk were supportive of her decision, even those against abortion, because they understood it was not an easy decision for her to make. She is now writing a book about her experience and how it has affected her life.

So, those abortion displays trying to convince me to think differently about the matter won’t do much, mostly because I’m a guy and have no say, but also because it’s a legal matter, something I can’t change.

A woman’s right to choose is supported by Roe v. Wade, and I don’t think that will change anytime soon.

If you are against abortion, that’s fine, but realize it’s not an easy thing for a woman to choose to do.