Some people argue from a utilitarian point of view when it comes to pro-abortion. Some people argue that upon conception babies are conscious humans too—'life', if you will. But when is something conscious and when is it worth less or more than another human being? A baby has a 400 cc brain; an adult has a 1200 cc brain. Does that make a baby less of worth when we compare it to a dolphin (If we ignore the encephalization quotient, otherwise known as brain to body mass ratio)? Of course not, whether you're religious or not, humans are the species that deserve ascendancy. Why? Because we are humans ourselves. Abortion is a difficult thread to tread on. Especially because we think we know a thing or two about consciousness, but it still remains an enigma. Even if one would believe in the freedom of choice, how do we know that we rest the choice with the right people? And do we create a paradox if 'freedom of choice' means the removal of a child, therefore removing the baby from his own freedom, leaving him no choice? The discussion concerning abortion very often escalates into Aristotelian terms—the realm of 'all or nothing'. My personal opinion is that if we deem the choices of people able enough in order to have a democracy, then we can deem them able enough with this choice as well. It is also a plus for the regulation of global population. Abortion carries consequences, but they mostly entail the sparing of the prospect of a miserable life. I do, however, think that choosing abortion should have a tangible aftermath. Of course, this depends on the situation, rape victims should always have the free option to do so, in my opinion. But if we offer free abortion without any consequences, then we create the illusion of a safety net that almost 'rewards' lewd behaviour. It will mitigate the importance of contraception and the realisation of what they are doing. Because whether you are pro or anti-abortion, knowing the story of the other side is equally as important as choosing your own.