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Friday, May 25, 2007

Abortion (again)

The local newspaper just stated another young girl was killed by her boyfriend because she had conceived his baby and she asked him to marry him.


How many women have been killed by their boyfriends who don’t want to be responsible after they made their girlfriends pregnant?

How many women have killed their newly born baby because actually they don’t want to get pregnant (yet)? They get pregnant because their irresponsible boyfriends probably have trapped them.

I expect that the legalization of abortion in Indonesia will reduce the number of such crimes. Which one is crueler do you think, to terminate the growth of fetus or to kill the woman because she keeps begging her boyfriend to marry her?

I expect that women become more independent so that they don’t need to beg a man to marry them only because they are pregnant. This can happen if society accepts them warmly and not being nosy to judge them as immoral only because they get pregnant out of wedlock. This also can happen if society/companies give them job so that they can support their own life and the baby.

I expect that society will no longer idolize marriage institution that will make many inferior women downgrade themselves only to enter this so-called the gate of worldly happiness.

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5 comments:

triesti said...

'I expect that the legalization of abortion in Indonesia will reduce the number of such crimes. Which one is crueler do you think, to terminate the growth of fetus or to kill the woman because she keeps begging her boyfriend to marry her?'

I want the gov. to legalized the abortion because terminating a fetus is a better choice than killing the mother & the fetus. That, and a better sex education & access to contraception anywhere.. so less abortion needed to be performed.

A Feminist Blog said...

That's right, Triesti. You summed up my article. :)

Anonymous said...

I just want to know one thing. How did the boyfriend MAKE her pregnant?

So the girlfriend was like, asleep or passed out?

I dont get it, its both thier fault. Simple. I agree that abortion should be legal.

A Feminist Blog said...

In Indonesia, it is very common to happen. To have sex with their girlfriends, boys tricked the girls by saying, "If you get pregnant, I will marry you..." and when the girls get pregnant, the boys will come up with many excuses. :(

Rinda Puspasari said...

Setuju mbak, karena belum tentu bila dipaksaan menikahi si laki-laki bakal memenuhi kewajibannya. Banyak laki-laki hanya memandang pernikahan sebagai sebuah jalan melegalkan sex, tanpa sadar bahwa menikah berarti berkomitmen dalam hidup.