I know that everything about the abortion debate has already been said, on both sides. But this is my blog, and I feel like venting. The anti-abortion cabals with their ridiculous cries of "protectors of the unborn" are already readying their arsenals against Obama's nominee for Dept. of Health & Human Services, Kathleen Sebellius because she's staunchly pro-choice and her position would have the ability to make decisions about abortion.
Here's what I always want to say to pro-lifers. Nobody WANTS an abortion. An abortion is not something one looks forward to gleefully or with joy. By keeping abortion legal you do not therefore encourage women to get pregnant just so they can go out and have one, I promise you! All of the women I know who have had them see it as a very dark but necessary event in their lives, one that freed them from making the WRONG choice for a potential child, such as being too young, or broke, or with a person who was not good for them, or unable to care for a future child in some other way.
And once again, I say, if the pro-lifers want to argue that no cluster of fertilized human reproductive cells should be aborted, then those same people better think twice about education and birth control.
I am so sick of the pro-life movement. SO SICK. Protecting the unborn? You want to protect the unborn? Fight for funding for health care. Fight for helping low-income women get better educations and wages. Fight for educating young men and women about what happens when you have unprotected sex. Leave the women and their families who have to make hard, beautiful choices not to bring life into the world when it isn't in the best interest of either party, alone.