I'm pro-choice and I'm for late term abortions. Actually, I think that late term abortions should be extended to 18 years. Let me explain.
If a parent can decide if they don't want their child before they've even met him or her, then they should be allowed to make that decision after they've met the child removing all doubt that they don't want them (I know that's a run on sentence, but if you read it again, you'll get my point). Some children are just difficult and not very likeable. They're too much trouble. Even into their teens. Especially in their teens. As long as a parent is legally responsible for the child, they should be able to abort them.
Before you object, consider the practical advantages to these later term abortions. Parents would now have extra leverage when trying to discipline their children. Imagine, these scenarios:
"Johnny, get your homework done or else we'll abort you!"
"You know why you don't see Sheila anymore? It's because his parents aborted her. That's right. So eat your vegetables!"
Regarding both parents needing to give consent, I'll leave that to the abortion experts. That's a controversial subject I just don't feel comfortable addressing since it is so sensitive.
If you think the idea of later term abortions is harsh, we could have a cooling off period before parents could act on it. For example, if a parent wants to abort their child, they have to count to 10 before they can actually do it.
Just think about it, all these people probably would've been aborted, saving us much grief:
- The person that cut you off on the road or took your parking place.
- Those people that post those annoying "repost this or else" posts.
- Bloggers (or at least anyone who started blogging after I did).
- Greedy hedge fund, derivative trading, Wall Street tycoons (Or at least we could hope so!)
I'm sure there might be some potentially good children that get aborted, but that's a small cost at making the world a better place. Any way you look at it, I'm just glad I'm over 18.