Friday, April 1, 2016
UC Berkeley Abortion Clinic Proposal - My View
The headline on CBS/San Francisco-Bay Area website: “UC Berkeley Abortion Clinic Proposal Unanimously Approved By Student Government”. The student senator who proposed the clinic said, “We feel that student health is something that the administration has not been focused on and it’s important for students to do well academically.”
First off, abortion is NOT healthcare. Secondly, if a student is concerned that an unplanned pregnancy would adversely affect academics, then wouldn’t the responsible course of action be abstinence or, at least, use of protection?
It appears morality and personal responsibility take a back seat to instant gratification. Gone are the days when consequences were considered before acting, and sadly, abortion providers are right there, encouraging a lack of prudence by saying, "not to worry, we'll fix it." What angers me more is that according to the article, UC Administration is “hesitant to move forward with the idea”. Hesitant? How about refusing to consider the proposal at all? Anyone with an ounce of common sense would see the dangerous message being sent by allowing an abortion clinic on campus.