Sunday, December 14, 2008

When the Anti-Choice People Choose Choice.

Abortion is a highly personal decision that many women are sure they'll never have to think about until they're suddenly faced with an unexpected pregnancy. But this can happen to anyone, including women who are strongly anti-choice. So what does an anti-choice woman do when she experiences an unwanted pregnancy herself? Often, she will grin and bear it, so to speak, but frequently, she opts for the solution she would deny to other women -- abortion.
From a legal perspective it IS NOT a human life until birth! That's why its legal, thankfully!! I am so glad we had smart judges in the Supreme Court at the time who didn't get blinded by their beliefs but applied the law as it should have been. Abortion will always be legal because it's a LEGAL issue not moral, ethical or religious, those are reserved for each particular person to use as their OWN compass in making decisions. Please I don't need your compass in order to make a decision I can make up my own mind. Most people know what is right for them you pro-lifers do not have the right to infringe on the free will of others.
So if you people that insist on infringing your beliefs on others, why don't you guys pool your money together and build a home to house all of these unwanted babies? NO of course not the State has to deal with them or maybe they can go stay with some abusive foster parents don't that sound like a wonderful life. I don't know what all the controversy is about, it's so simple. IT"S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS WHAT A STRANGER DOES WITH THEIR LIFE!
I do not wish to rid the world of religion, not at all!!! In fact, just the opposite. My whole point is that people should live and let live. You have your strong beliefs and that is great for you but it's not what I believe. However I do not push my beliefs and opinions on people. I am pro-choice yes but I do not try and convert anybody to my belief as you people do nor do I try to get laws changed in order for people to be forced to live by my moral code as you people do. I could care less what people believe and how they live their life as long as it doesn't directly affect me. Some stranger getting an abortion does not affect me in the least and they have a constitutional right to free choice. So my question is this! You have your beliefs which dictates how you live your life and a part of that is your stance on abortion. You disagree with it because of your belief and thats fine and dandy. But WHY should the rest of the FREE world have live by your moral code? Because you believe abortion is wrong in your eyes doesn't mean it is! And to answer your question the fact that our first laws were based on religion makes me sick and I am glad that our forefathers realized that there needed to be a separation of the two. In my opinion the country being run by BELIEVERS who cannot separate the two would be hell on earth. Laws are in place to make sure that the people have the right to freedom of choice and that our person, property and liberty are protected. Your beliefs should come into play when making choices for YOURSELF not other people. Hopefully now you can understand my position, ONCE again so we are clear I do not wish to eradicate religion just the people that think they are better than others because of "their" religion and try to force others to live by their moral code which stems for their religious beliefs. A woman has the right to her own body. The government does not have the right to tell a woman what she can or cannot do with her body. This is persona. and a medical decision. Not a political or religious one.
It’s up to the Patient and Doctor. Not the Government. And NOT anyone else.

7 comments:

Bob said...

And the choir says, "Amen!"
Good post. I also believe that people should make up their own minds and no one should interfere with their decision.
I know we have Pres. Elect Obama now, but this is still America. We don't need the Government or the Church to make up our minds for us.

gonzodoctor said...

you say true bob, people have to take reflected and balanced decisions. And not take the example of Europe in the 70': lots of women went to Holland to abort because it was the fashion, linked to a social movement. In this context, it seems to be useless to kill more than 10000 foetus.

Kris said...

i must be a voice of dissent...it is not a legal issue and it is not a religious issue, but it is a moral issue. when is a life a life? no one knows for sure i guess. if you take a legal stance...not until birth. if you take a religious stance...at conception. but no one knows. the law has a vague line...many abortions are not allowed in the 3rd trimester. so somewhere, in an ambiguous time frame, the thing became a life after the 6th month and before the 7th month. enter partial birth, it is not a life until the entire body is born, thus we 'birth' 2/3 of this so called non- life and then (i am not trying to give a shock factor, but it is what it is)we slit the throat and pull out the brain, with no anesthesia.

i hear the arguments about unwanted kids, foster homes, abusive situation...but there are still millions who want to adopt but there are not enough babies. also, is that how we rate weather a life should be allowed? how well they can be taken care of, or if we have enough money for them, or that they may be taken advantage of or abused at one time in their lives? if this is the measuring stick, we could all be on the wrong side of that choice. what about the elderly, they fit into all of those 'maybe' areas. a slippery slope to start valuing weather a life should be able to continue or not based on maybe's and money and such. and these systems for choosing weather they (unborn to elderly) are worthy of life are made by people who will evoke their own values on the situation...

this issue is moral...do people have a right to life? do we have a right to make them prove worthiness? do we have a right to dictate what a worthy life is? what measures do we use for our qualifications list?

we are killing our young and everyone says...its a right...if that doesn't cry out as a moral issue then nothing else will.

Heff said...

Nice post, and I agree.

Alice said...

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Sausage Mechanic said...

On a personal level, I'm with Kris on this one. We don't know at what point sentience (what I believe should be the true indicator of of the morality of abortion) begins. Abortion will remain a hot button issue until this question is answered, which unfortunately, will be never.

That being said, I'm in wholehearted agreement with you on the issue of our constitutional freedoms. There are many in the Christian right that would love nothing more than to make this country a theocracy. There are many in the radical left that would love nothing more than to make this country one of God hating government controlled robots. When we start messing with the fabric of our constitution (and believe me it's been happening for some time) we run the risk of being completely controlled by the few in power. Take your choice "Welcome to beautiful downtown Tehran." or "Welcome to beautiful downtown Vladivostok." When we surrender our freedom to the power brokers in waiting, religious or otherwise, one or the other will be the only choices.

Charli said...

I don't have anything intelligent to say here. Except that I agree with you. Your writing feels fresh. Fresh as in a new cucumber. Not fresh as in rude. Um. I mean. I don't know. Anyway. I liked it.