After looking at a few of the threads here on the eugenics board, I have come to the conclusion that I don't truly understand your reasoning and how it could pertain to the average American women who would strongly consider an abortion if she got pregnant.
As for myself, my peak years of fertility are here as a woman, and I couldn't care less. I realize that the world is overpopulated, and I truly do not want to contribute to that, but fundamentally I don't care to be a mother because I am too selfish.
I am absolutely thrilled to be getting an I.U.D. implanted soon! I will not have to care about pregnancy for 3 years and I am thrilled.
You have bought the lie. There is no such thing as "overpopulation". There is however overdevelopment and overproximity, such as in large cities that makes it appear as though overpopulation is the issue, when in reality it is not. In all actuality the population is currently in DECLINE. Families in the U.S. are having on average 1.3 children per family, most likely less now (the study was done years ago). This doesn't even sustain the current population as 2 children per family would. The reasons? No clue, I'm sure personal finances are one factor however.
You have been programmed to think in a way that conflicts with your natural biology. The reason you have reproductive organs is to reproduce with a mate, and to "connect" with said mate you plan on reproducing with. This country has a bad addiction to pleasure instead of responsibility.
I.U.D. devices have the serious risk of penetrating through the wall of your uterus and very possibly sterilizing you. Do you know their method of operation? IUD's contain copper or some other metal, when this is present in the uterus your body sees it as a foreign object and is constantly trying to attack it. This effectively makes the uterine environment a bad environment for implantation of the blastocyst (fertilized and developed egg). It DOES NOT prevent implantation, only severely hinders it. Notice this method of operation works AFTER conception (egg is fertilized), and DOES make the resulting embryo abnormal, and DOES not totally prevent implantation. Everything is "washed out" with the next cycle. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3311625
Still though, I am absolutely horrified that people are being forcibly sterilized. I find that practice to be repugnant.
Why? Is not the only logical answer to "overpopulation" to have less people? What makes forcible sterilization "repugnant" versus abortion?
Can somehow direct me to a thread that speaks succinctly about the rationale here regarding abortion being awful?
Abortion is awful because it is the end of a life. Any succinctness added to this dilutes this message.
I, as a woman with the right to choose, believe that Planned Parenthood has a place in society for good.
How so? You obviously know their history if you've viewed any threads here. How can such an organization have a place in society for good?
Are there any pro-choice women or men on this board who happen to think abortion shouldn't just be thought of as being in the agenda of eugenics?
The sad fact is that abortion IS an agenda of eugenics.
The thought process is this: The world is "overpopulated", we have tried forcible sterilization, that did not work. What better way to "reduce population" than to get them to willingly kill themselves?
In this example "overpopulation" represents any any problem with which LESS HUMANS is the seeming answer: polution, resources, retaining power, etc.