Jeremy Forrest: Opinions

In a recent article, i spoke about Jeremy Forrest, and the girl he loves, Megan Stammers. Instead of re-telling a story with added information, i now want to express my own views on the situation. This could cause problems, but it’s not like that’s a foreign concept to me. So here we go…

Bottom line is, in my opinion, Jeremy was, and still is, in love. He didn’t groom Megan, he didn’t force her to go with him, he just fell in love with her. And then i ask myself, where’s the crime in that?

Just like myself, in a matter of months, Megan will turn 16. The legal age of consent. I’ve echoed the popular opinion of if he loved her that much, he’d have waited, in my previous blog. But then i began to think more (scary, i know!) And i came to this conclusion: how much difference do a matter of months make? Why is it wrong now, but right the day she turns 16? Why is it wrong 2 hours before her birthday, but then right again 2 hours after?

This then brings me on to another news story. Abortion. It is, under the current Abortion Act, legal to abort a baby up to 24 weeks and 5 days. But not after. What makes that baby worth less at 24 weeks and 4 days than it is at 24 weeks and 6 days? How has it’s right to a life, just like mine and yours, changed? Fact is, it hasn’t.

Both factors are linked. It may seem a strange link to make, but it backs up Jeremy Forrest and it backs up my opinions. And then it brings more questions to my mind.

What changes within a day? Or within a month? What dramatic shift is so large that factors of life and law can change to accommodate something which before was forbidden? Or vice versa? It just doesn’t make sense.

Now here comes more of my opinions. Jeremy and Megan are in love, and were when they decided to run away together. It was a bad choice, and it means no solutions were found, and more problems presented themselves. But it doesn’t mean their hearts weren’t in the right place, does it?

“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” ― Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

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