posted on Jan, 23 2004 @ 09:56 AM
For abortion, I'm not what you would call an advocate. Though, I don't believe it's any of the government's business, I also don't believe women
should seek to erase a child like it never even happened. We must remember that these are lil people and that it's our responsbility as females to
ensure we don't concieve when we are not ready.
Freedom and responsibility go hand in hand--just because abortion is legal doesn't mean you don't have take responsibility for what you do with your
uterus. Smart women protect themselves to avoid having to face this situation. Abortion is the easy, selfish way out, imo. Adoption is also a
viable solution. Unfortunately, many women dismiss adoption for selfish reasons. Abortion as an option is necessary. Choice is freedom, but
adoption is also there and it should never be excluded as part of the choice. All human life is precious. All murder is wrong.
Bush didn't mention abortion in the State of the Union. He didn't mention school prayer or the 10 commandments in the courts. All hot button
issues for conservatives and religious zealots. Instead he went after the social/sex issues and things every parent could support. He's staying
away from issues that will kill the independant vote. He's using the fear angle. That's why every issue he's stressing has to do with fear--fear
of terrorist, fear of degrading marriage, fear of losing sovereignty to Europe, fear that your child will abuse drugs. Smart folk over there in the
whitehouse. They know which issues are winners and which are losers.