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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Hypocrisy of the Abortion Issue

This post has nothing to do with my children ... if you are only interested in kid related things ... you might want to skip this one!


I'm pro-choice. 100% unequivocally, regardless of reasoning behind it, pro-choice. I don't care if you are told from your doctor that you need to terminate a pregnancy even though you don't want to, or if you are a teenager that is on your 14th abortion, I am pro-choice. I do not want anyone telling me what I can or can not do with my body, therefore I will extend the same respect to others.

I don't *like* abortion. But really, does anyone? Does anyone honestly think there are people that have sex thinking "Oh gosh, I really hope I get pregnant tonight so I can abort it!"? That's ridiculous. Of course not.

Sometimes I think the anti-abortionists are just stupid. They always make it sounds like people make some quickie decision to run out and have an abortion after picking up some milk and bread. Ya know, like it's the "easy" choice. And yes, I will use the term anti-abortion, not pro-life. Everyone is pro-life. If we weren't, we would be running around killing ourselves. It's illogical. And how many of those anti-abortionists are pro-death penalty? Or pro-war? A whole ton of 'em. It's the whole conservative right wing Republican view point.

But my absolute favorite is that most Republicans are against welfare, food stamps, WIC, etc. All those programs that help people who can't afford things themselves. So, they want to FORCE all women who get pregnant to have the baby, but as SOON as that baby comes out, they refuse to take care of it. They don't want programs for single moms. We all know the tagline "Get off your lazy ass and get a job if you need money. Get a job if you need benefits." Because, ya know, that's easy. It's SOOOO easy to get a job with benefits ... that's why there is NO ONE is the USA without medical benefits, right? Yeah, exactly.

So I guess they have no problem making a woman have a child, even if that women is a child. Even if that women has no job, no benefits, no means of taking care of the child. But once that baby is here, that lazy ass women should get off welfare and stop having so many babies she can't afford. Is it just me, or is this a total "WTF!" moment?

Blech. All this BS surrounding the stupid Tim Tebow commercial is annoying. We were discussing it on a board I belong to, and someone commented that there should have been a counter ad with a mom saying "Here's my son. I should have aborted him" and it was Charles Manson. Not every baby grows up to be Tim Tebow. Not every mom survives. Yeah for her for ignoring her doctors and having everything come up roses in the end. How about an ad that show a 5 year old girl crying saying "I wish my mom had listened to her doctor" after she lost her mom during a subsequent pregnancy where the mother ignored her doctors, and DIDN'T make it. It's just not as black and white as people make it out to be. Which is why I am so very pro-choice. I think this tough of a decision needs to be between a woman and her family. And I am not the type of human being that wants to sit around and judge a women after making what is probably the toughest decision of her life. Abortions happen for all sorts of reasons. Some we consider "acceptable" (rape, the mother is going to die), some we consider unacceptable. I'm not willing to make the differentiation. I wish that more people would focus on THEIR family ... and not mine, or anyone elses.

Here is a fantastic blog post that everyone should read. Mrs Spit Still Spouting Off