Daily Prompt: 180 Degrees

“Tell us about a time you did a 180 — changed your views on something, reversed a decision, or acted in a way you ordinarily don’t.” –The Daily Post

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Lucas! 🙂

This happened yesterday night actually! So I met this really sweet kid from Brazil named Lucas and he and I have a lot in common. We first met on Omegle on Monday and I have been in touch with him ever since. I love talking to kids my age from other countries not only because is it a fun way to learn about other places around the world, but also because I’ve also found that on average, the foreign kids are actually friendlier!

Anyway, he was asking me random questions last night and eventually the question of, “How do you feel about abortion?” came up. My initial response was, “I guess I am fine with it.” (As a side note- both Lucas and I are gay guys so this issue isn’t particularly relevant to our lives but the issue still exists nonetheless) And then he went on to talk about how he is against it and why he feels that way.

After hearing his point of view, I actually agreed with him and settled on a happy medium: Abortion is wrong when done for the wrong reasons. If a girl was being irresponsible with her body and made poor decisions that resulted in pregnancy, then morally, getting an abortion doesn’t seem right. If it was done against her will, like in the case of rape or something, then I suppose it could be acceptable- especially if the woman is unfit to be a parent.

It’s hard for me to even publish this post because again, I can’t stress this enough, I am NOT a very opinionated person. I keep my beliefs to myself and I try to be pretty fair about how I look at things in life. I wish the answers didn’t have to be so black and white. I believe situations can be unique and a rules/laws/decisions should be adjusted accordingly.

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  1. Unfortunately, often times it’s also the irresponsible that are also unfit to be parents … either way, I commend you for being having the courage to speak your mind – I wrote about gay marriage – well, sort of … I’m all in favor of it but I’m impressed by particular politicians ability to change their minds – Anyhoo, I’m a little late in this topic but wanted to throw my two bits all the same – hope you can stop by my place soon. cheers!

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