It has never been about “the child”

While scrolling through the hellhole that is Twitter I saw a post that said something along the lines of, A woman should have to go through the pain of childbirth so she learns that actions have consequences. After that, she can just give it up for adoption.

It’s never been about the “child” or “life”. It’s about punishing people who get pregnant. It takes two to make a baby, so why should the woman be forced into 9 months of punishment? And in instances of rape this is complete victim-blaming. The misogyny is disgusting.

Imagine telling someone with lung cancer that they deserve to suffer because they need to learn that smoking cigarettes has consequences. Or telling someone in a motor vehicle accident that they knew the potential risks yet still decided to drive.

No one “deserves” to suffer. Carrying a pregnancy to term should not be used as a method of punishment. It’s simply inhumane to think that way.

It has never been about “the child”