The abortion issue is an issue of morality, not of choice, and education is the key not laws. I am not for abortions but I am not against freedom to
choose...what does that make me?
The reason I say Pro-Choice is a crock because in all my personal contacts and conversations about "choice" and those for it and defending it, it is
never really about "choice" its about justification-always it seems justification is the bottom line in their fight.
Women should have the right to do whatever they want with their bodies. Our entire lives' puprose is to exercise free will. I find it rediculous that
pro-choicers feel it necessary to defend their stance by trying to convince themselves and others that conception doesn't equal life!
Is the issue about life, or choice?
If pro-choice, stick to the topic of choice, and forget about splitting hairs about the origins and beginings of actual "life" in your defense of
If it's about the right to choose...to choose what to do with your body...to choose to have a baby...or to choose to have an abortion of that
baby...then let it be about the choice! Not about trying to negate the validity of the life of the baby....at least not as far as your "stand" on
your "right to choose" what to do with your own body.
It is rediculous to me that women so strongly defending their "rights" have to take the cowards way of defending that right by minimizing what right
they fight for to a "mass of cells" "blob of tissue" "product of conception" etc so that it appeases their conscence, or trying to appease the
It seems they are awfully defensive about what their "right" is or is not for, instead of just concentrating on their RIGHT to CHOOSE.
If a woman has the choice to kill the life within her, then say so, don't try to cover it up, make it less ugly than it is, or sugarcoat it...who is
that for? The ones for choice or against it? Those against abortion sure aren't going to buy it...so I am thinking...must be for their own
So then really, it isn't just about right to choose, the freedom of choice, freedom to do what they will with their own body...or else what they are
carrying wouldn't be the question...wouldn't be how they defend their "right to choose."
So, then, if it all comes down to that product of conception afterall... not about choice, not about women's rights etc...if it's a matter of what
is morally justifiable...and it is not morally justifiable to end innocent life, so then we get "blob of tissue" blah blah blah...
then are those same pro-choice people on the fense when it comes time to decide when it is life? A mass of cells...no...a heartbeat? maybe... A flinch
from pain from a prob or needle? Ummm....
Lets face it the right to choose is about choosing to end life-case closed. If you are for this right, then by all means stand up and say so! Say this
is what you choose to do and it is within your right to do so. Stand up.
If you are against it-then educate women and young girls, not just on contraception, but other choices, so those unplanned children will have half a
chance at a good life.
But stop all the freaking quarrelling over what life is and what God wants. He doesn't want the murdering of innocent babies, everyone knows that but
he also doesn't want oppressive measures on the rights of free will of others either.
We all know what life is and when it begins, and nature, the universe, or God has a way of ending life not meant to be...misacarriages, stillbirths,
short lives, etc...if people want to exercise their right to choose to play one of those roles and nip life in the bud while it's a part of them-let
them and let them answer to their own consequences.
You can't go around stopping people from exerising their rightrs to free will people-they aren't killing you, your loved ones, your family, your
neightbors etc...this is their own conception, a part of themselves and if they want to end that life, they should have that right.
We have the right to go against any morality, or society, or religiously imposed laws and our consequences are our own.
The key is education though...for I have met many a woman, pro-choice at one time, who regret their chose of abortion...and nothing anyone can say to
them, about blobs of tissues, product of conception etc...eases their pain or guilt or the reality of the consequences when it comes reigning down.
I know there are many that live happily with their choice for now as well, but so many more regret it come some few or many years later-no one talks
of this often enough, the education of regret isn't in a pamplet on a wall in the abortion clinic.
[edit on 27-2-2006 by think2much]