Unrealistic but happy
- May 13, 2009
A natalist can get an abortion, but the joy and celebration exhibited in NY was something else. Abortion should be safe, legal and rare. But those people were joyous over something that should be somber. That was not good. And should they be told that their abortion now may cost them parenthood later? If a woman was told, for the sake of argument, that she can have her abortion, but this pregnancy would be her last chance to have a baby, would that impact her choice? If she is in her early 30s, would she even believe it? I've read from feminists that the idea that there is a closing window in which to have a baby is a myth. That is crazy talk.This isn't the same as abortion. Not having one child doesn't mean one thinks procreation is bad. It just means that at the time other things are more important. I certainly am a natalist myself (should be evident from my comments in this thread) and I'm pro-choice too. There is nothing paradoxical about it. The way you frame it makes it sound like the only natalists are the ones who only have unprotected sex and no abortions. If we look at procreation there is no meaningful difference between contraception, abortion, or what the hell -- celibacy. Maybe you look at contraception and abortion on their own and see a difference there -- alright, makes sense -- but there isn't one from a natalist/anti-natalist perspective.
Y'know, I did say "if". It doesn't take much of a revelation to figure out that the culture that enables one's egoism won't stay that way if they just indulge in it. In general people lack the will to try to actually change their attitudes, and the ones who claim to have it are usually populist dumbasses ready to do more harm than good.