Below are three stories about three different women.
Once upon a time, a single, successful woman peed on a stick. It had two lines.
And, once upon the exact same time, a teenaged girl peed on yet another stick. It also had two lines.
These three women, who don’t have much in common, now share one thing that ties them all together. They each have a decision to make: keep the baby, abort the baby, or give the baby up for adoption. Three choices; all life altering, but all their own. And in the frightfulness of each of their unique situations, they all, at least, have that to provide them with comfort.
And yet for some reason, in the year 2012, there are people out there fighting to take away the right to choose what happens to OUR own bodies. What’s that all about?
There are a few of things to think about when it comes to this subject:
- No woman should be forced to carry a child. Especially if she is neither physically or emotionally able to do so. And, where do people get off thinking that they can push their ideals and values on others? If I’m in no place to be a mom, then it’s probably better for the world if I choose not to become one. Last thing the world needs is another unwanted child. I know that’s a sad statement, but it’s a true one. Children deserve to brought into a home filled with love and excitement, not one of resentment and fear.
- Yes, using abortion as a way to determine the gender of your baby is disgusting and should not be allowed. What’s so wrong with girls anyway? I just don’t get it.
- Yes, there is a huge emotional aspect to deciding whether or not to keep your baby, and that counseling is probably a good idea. And people who choose to not have a child are in no way sinners. They are just not ready/willing to become parents and frankly, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.
- Why is it always republicans who are pushing to get rid of women’s rights? Perhaps it’s because ‘People of low intelligence gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, which stress resistance to change and, in turn, prejudice’. Just saying.
- Also, why are the same people who are anti-choice are also anti-birth-control? Seems a little foolish to me. It’s like they want all of America/Canada to be filled with pregnant teenagers. Yes, teenagers. Because we all know how well preaching abstinence works on teens.
With that, I’m going to go home, take a strong birth control cocktail, support gay marriage, the right to choose, and contemplate how many other ways I can sin. FTW.
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