Last week, I was driving through the United States so I didn’t have much to do but listen to the radio. The car I was driving didn’t even have satellite! It was torturous! Talk radio did save my life. I noticed a theme going on though. Chris Christie, Andrew Cuomo, health care, gay rights, and abortion. Today, I wish to say something about abortion (as I really don't know much about the first two, I've got plenty to say on healthcare but not right now and I've already touched on gay rights.)
It's my body, I have the right to do with it what I want with it.
A woman shouldn't be permitted to drink a large soda. A woman shouldn't have fatty foods. A woman shouldn't protect herself with a gun. A woman shouldn't eat GMO produced foods.
It's my body, I have the right to do what I want with it.
In an effort to promote the right to abort, “pro-choicers” say this frequently. I have to ask, what of the child? Does she have the right to make the decision to terminate the life of the child? Based on that quote, no. But then the child, at conception, cannot make a choice, so the choice is made for them. Is this really a fair argument when one side cannot defend themselves?
What about the father? What if he wants the child, to raise it himself? He has no rights in this whatsoever but if she chooses to have the child, he must take care of it. I agree with this as he helped bring the child into this world but he has no right to decide if the child even lives. This argument does not take him and his rights into account at all. He does not choose her right to abort, he does not choose her right NOT to abort. Since this right exists, it should be mutual, not one sided.
Rights versus Responsibilities
So, a woman has the right to do with her body what she wishes? What about the responsibility to prevent the unwanted pregnancy in the first place? Why is that not addressed? It is to some degree but by no means is it brought up enough to make a difference.
I've gone to a number of “pro-choice” websites and they say they promote birth control, contraception, and sex education as well as abortion but if you're anti-abortion, they put forth the idea that you are the anti-Christ. It's almost sacrilegious to say “maybe abortion shouldn't be on the table. Let's consider something else first, second and maybe even third.” You get called anti-choice for giving other choices! It's weird and ludicrous!
For the record, it is not only the woman's responsibility to prevent unwanted pregnancy, it is the responsibility of the couple to prevent it. That's why we invented condoms as well as other forms of birth control. It just shocks me that so many people say “condoms are gross.” They aren't, and when used properly, they work as advertised and also aid in the prevention of STD's. Read the instructions, that's what they're for.
* The King of Bob takes no responsibility for any condom company or their claims. She simply knows that when she's made her partner use condoms, they've worked as advertised. *
I've found two sets of statistics. They both agree that there have been 55 million abortions since it has been legalized. That is a crazy number. I would never, ever have guessed it at being that high.
There are 30 abortions for every 1000 women of reproductive age. The number seems to be dropping which is a good thing. The page does say “Contraceptive use is a key predictor of a women's recourse to abortion.” Many of these women report difficulty in using contraceptives consistently though. So, education is still so important. Why is it so difficult to use contraception consistently? That would be an important question to ask I think.
The second set of statistics say something to the effect of almost 1 in 3 American women by the age of 45 have had or will have an abortion so I don't give these statistics much credibility.
Rallies and protests FOR abortion do not make any sense to me at all. When a government of any sort attempts to change an abortion law, the rallies for abortion start. It doesn't seem to matter what the law is for. It seems if the law is even meant to protect women in some fashion, “pro-choice” advocates feel it's putting us back in the dark ages. I'm not sure what that means but that's what they say.
To see these pro-choice rallies, the abortion advocates make it seem like abortion is the best choice ever! It's the cool choice and as easy as choosing shoes! Simply put, if I see this message, so do others. Abortion shouldn't be an easy choice nor should it be the first one. Consider this, advertising cigarettes is illegal and there are people out there that want advertising candy made illegal because children will want it. Oh! AND in Chicago, putting up 4x6 inch NO GUN signs in schools have got people “ALARMED!” They think that means guns used to be allowed! To me - and I’m a smart person - that means the abortion movement should show some responsibility with how they come across to the general public. Maybe the message needs to be tweaked. It shouldn't seem like it's as easy as choosing a new pair of jeans.
In my pre-marriage days, I was taken on a nice date. We had to walk through a rally, protest, thing on the way to a restaurant. The group was made up of a bunch of angry feminists. They were chanting “my eggs are my own!” The signs that were held high and proud said similar such things. I never understood what they meant. I had this image of these woman holding cartons of eggs high above their heads while yelling their little mantra. Other silly images ensued about breakfast but I won't get into that. I know they were talking about this “reproductive rights” idea but even that doesn't make any sense to me. Women have had rights for at least 5 or 6 years now. Maybe it's been a little longer, I should go and check.
* The King of Bob endorses all forms of sarcasm and can herself become very sarcastic at times.
Accept it for she will not change*
What struck me is the Famous Five are from Calgary. They're the chicks that fought for Canadian women to be deemed persons under the law. They got us voting rights and stuff. To see rallies like this in Calgary is a little, well, weird. The Famous Five made historic changes that matter on the grand scheme of things. Angry feminists aren't doing much of anything except for coming across as rather silly.
In Texas, abortion restrictions came into effect on January 1st of this year.
Apparently, these restrictions were absolutely outrageous. “Pro-choice” advocates wished to prevent these changes at any cost and actually chanted “Hail Satan” at pro-life advocates. So there is to be no choice even when voted in and being despicable to a group with a differing view is considered acceptable. How are either of these okay?
In Alabama, they've decided to change the law as well. I learned that on the website “Chicks on the Right.” The ACLU had to jump on that like a cat on a new toy! Here, read it for yourselves:
Example #794,372,439 Of The Kind Of Desperate Tactics Pro-Abortionists Will Use To Push Their Agenda.
Now, what bugs me are the immediate lies that the ACLU put forward! Every woman in Alabama would be at risk if what the ACLU said were true!
“Oh, Madam, I can plainly see you're in the middle of something very traumatic, it COULD be a miscarriage, it could be something else. I don't know because I haven't even looked at you. I'm not even going to attempt to diagnose you and potentially save you and your baby because I don't have to since you're pregnant and I'm not liable for anything. Go die in the parking lot.”
* The King of Bob has decided to try hyperbole.
Maybe it's better if she stays away from that in the future. *
It's absolutely unfathomable to me that anyone would put forth that idea! My God!! Anyone with any sort of a brain should be able to see straight through what the ACLU is saying, or I hope so! Any doctor, nurse, or a person with feelings would help a woman in distress so why even try with the lies! Oh, right, because people will believe them, that's why. It's sad really.
So when does morality enter the conversation? Is it moral to use abortion as a form of birth control? I don't believe it is, especially with how often it's used by so many. Is it moral to disrespect ones' own body as people seem to now? No, I don't think so and yes, I believe if people are unwantingly getting pregnant often enough that abortion is this acceptable, they are disrespecting themselves. People feel eating the wrong foods is disrespecting their bodies, so how is having unprotected sex, using contraceptives incorrectly, and using abortions as a form of birth control not also disrespecting their bodies? It doesn't make sense.
It's amazing to hear some of these “pro-choice” advocates speak. Some of them actually believe that a baby is nothing more than a parasite invading their bodies. That “parasite” apparently has no right to invade their bodies. THAT explains the ovaries and uterus and stuff we women are born with... to house said “parasites.” I thought it was called biology. I do have to question the kind of mind that comes up with the idea that a baby is a parasite. That has to be some kind of mental disorder though I could be wrong.
I’m not anti-abortion in all circumstances but I’m not going to get into that right now. To speak against abortion is to be called “anti-choice.” I read there's a “war against women” going on and we should fight for “reproductive rights.” I am a woman and still, none of this make sense to me. I've not experienced any of these issues myself. I've not been involved in any war on me because I'm a woman and no one has forced me to either have a child or NOT have a child. Oh, and no one has forcibly removed any of my eggs, well, that I know of. I have had a weird dream or two, so maybe.
*insert eerie music here*
I'm very much about choice, just not when it comes to the total disrespect of oneself and human life. A puppy's life is more important than a baby's life and that's sad. I love animals, don't get me wrong but when, on the grand scheme of things did an animals' life become more important than a human life?
It’s all about rights. My rights, your rights, the right to choose. It’s so easy when you believe the thing growing inside of you isn’t a little human being. Pro-choice advocates are adamant their individual rights not be violated but they are quite willing to violate the rights of the unborn baby because it’s not “alive” or human. Since when did we have a sliding scale of humanity? I guess it happened and someone forgot to tell me.
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