My father was a married man of 49 when he fancied my 28 year old mother and made a mistake I’ve yet to reconcile with his otherwise sterling record of good sense. I guess the laws of biology are as fixed as those of physics. He pressured her to abort but she refused. I’m thankful she decided to reproduce but her decision was but one of countless variables that had to align just right for my existence to materialize. How many geniuses, athletes, musicians, etc. will fail to manifest because of condoms, abstinence, and the randomness of sexual reproduction? There are loads of potential people. Their hypothetical happiness should take a backseat to the wishes of a woman who doesn’t want to see her body transformed and who knows the dangers of primate gestation. Telling a girl to just utilize adoption addresses nothing. Sex and poor decision making go hand in hand thanks to the elusive nature of free will and the selfishness of genes. Let’s avail ourselves of every tool to ensure the well being of those who stand to prosper or suffer in the present moment. My existence is not part of some grand plan. I would have had no means of protesting abortion from a place of insentience. Having a child is the single most efficient way to destroy the planet’s ability to harbor complex life in the future.