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I am for Love.
I am for abortion.
I am for woman having choice over her body and her life.
Pro-life – no matter what - seems to be anti-nature. Because the human body normally rejects 60-80% of fertilised eggs. And because nature aborts.
Then there are esoteric angles.
Spontaneous abortion, also called miscarriage, is vital to healthy reproduction.
This may be due to genetic abnormality or environmental dangers.
For animals, abortion can be an adaptive response to resource scarcity.
Caribou are aborting big-time because oil-searching humans are stripping bare the forest and meadow.
Orcas are aborting massively because fish-hungry humans have depleted the salmon.
For humans the scarcity of resources can be emotional, financial and spiritual.
Women cite emotional and financial scarcity as the most common reason why they choose abortion (Valerie Tarico, AlterNet, posted 4 May 2016, accessed 19 April 2017).
If you consider life to be a sperm or an egg, then why does nature often discard them?
The future viability of eggs is already being established when they are developing (Stephen Hall, Discover, posted 29 May 2004, accessed 19 April 2017). So, nature is already preparing natural abortion before the egg is even formed!
Must we stop menstruation and ejaculation because so many spermatozoa and eggs are destroyed in natural life cycles?
If you believe life starts at fertilisation, then why does nature routinely reject most fertilised eggs? It normally rejects 60-80% of fertilised eggs within days (Stephen Hall, Discover, posted 29 May 2004, accessed 19 April 2017).
Esoteric Understanding of Womb Life = Embryo/Foetus is NOT Soul
It is my spiritual understanding that the soul is separate from the embryo (conception to week 8) or foetus. The embryo/foetus is developing into the outer garment that the incarnating soul will later wear.
In the first trimester, the embryo/foetus is getting acquainted with the collective evolutionary journey of animals, going through all the stages of Earth evolution. Meanwhile the soul is usually overshadowing the foetus, but not yet incarnated in the foetus.
The individual human or person only starts later, when the soul begins to merge in it. In terms of the map of consciousness Animal, Human & Angel, the embryo/foetus is the Animal, whilst the joining of soul to this Animal is the Human. The Angel is within the soul. The issue is complex and more detail will likely be given later.
What Abortion Debates Miss
Equal and supportive tribal societies have existed. In such a world in-synch with Nature, human-led abortion seems unnecessary.
But, we have fucked with Nature. This is the advent of things like civilisation, colonialism, capitalism. Nowadays, there are so many poor people in unsupportive, patriarchal cultures. Places where resources are scarce and emotional safety is non-existent. Sometimes, when we mess with Nature like this, temporary measures like human-led abortion are necessary.
What seems more relevant than the physical life is the developing emotional and subtle bodies of the unborn child. We need to care for the incoming spiritual being.
A harmonious and spiritual pregnancy is ideal.
If the mother is feeling violated (e.g. due to rape) or unable to cope (e.g. pregnancy at young age), her emotional state will be distressed and conveyed to the developing soul.
If she wants to continue her pregnancy, the likes of flower essences and a supportive sisterhood may help her tackle her issues.
What I am saying is that if you want the best for the embryo/foetus, deal with the emotional, mental and spiritual state of the 'motherbaby' (mother-to-be and unborn as one). See Preparing for Conception and Prenatal Bonding.
Pain & Abortion
Although, pro-life advocates dispute this (e.g. here, here), I go along with the medical understanding of pain in the developing human body. Foetuses do not feel pain before 24 weeks. Even after 24 weeks, a foetus is naturally sedated and unconscious in the womb (BBC, posted 24 June 2010, accessed 19 April 2017; Wikipedia and Wikipedia, both accessed 7 October 2018).
Even if foetuses do feel pain, we must also consider:-
So, if we truly want to be for life, surely we need to make sure humans have enough emotional, financial and spiritual resources?
We need a Culture of Love, where money needs to be eliminated or where everyone has a sufficient universal basic income. A equal society where women feel emotionally safe and can thrive.
If we can create that, then I think the need for surgical human-led abortions would dissipate.
It is not so much about being a fanatical pro-Lifer or pro-Choicer. It is more about prioritising an equal and safe society, after which this polarising debate will evaporate.