Monday, March 02, 2009

Ad Nauseum

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.


At 3:52 PM, Blogger swallowtail said...

Here hear here hear!

At 3:54 PM, Blogger Jordan E. Rosenfeld said...

Thanks. I'm waiting for the angry responses...but maybe those people will not find my blog :)

At 2:35 AM, Blogger Ellen said...

You won't get any argument here.

And of course they do none of those things to truly protect the unborn because the engine behind the pro-life movement isn't preventing unwanted pregnancies ... it's controlling women's sexuality. Always was.

At 9:20 PM, Blogger terena said...

Amen! I am sick of the righteousness of the so called Pro-Life movement. Why are they often the same people who approve of cuts to child-care funding, health care, eduction and welfare services to families? If their so pro-child, how about they climb down from their high horse and take care of all those abandoned and neglected children in our nation?

At 9:12 PM, Blogger L.C.McCabe said...

I think that all those who feel that embryonic stem cell research is the work of the Devil and that every frozen embryo should be brought to life can demonstrate how much they really care.

They can send money to the Octomom who wanted all her embryos implanted.

No moralizing about whether or not a single unemployed woman should be the mother of fourteen children via in vitro methods.

Nope. They need to open up their wallets now and in the future to support these babies.

Because her actions followed their logic and their arguments. Just watch and see how much financial support she receives from these anti-abortion fanatics.


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