Blog for Choice – Jan. 22

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January 22nd, 2007 is the 34th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. To celebrate, we’re blogging for choice! This year’s theme: Explain why you’re pro-choice.

It’s gonna be a good one. I hope all of you participate.

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4 comments for “Blog for Choice – Jan. 22

  1. Boadicea
    January 18, 2007 at 2:30 pm

    I am pro-choice because I believe if you’re going to be participating in something that may end up destroying your health, causing your death, and/or creating a responsibility that lasts for a minimum of 18 years – you should damn well be able to choose whether or not to participate. And contraception isn’t perfect (yet).

    I am also pro-choice because it allows a woman to choose to keep a pregnancy in spite of the wishes of her parents/spouse/boyfriend.

    That’s the point of choice. To choose to do or not do something, especially when it involves your health and/or your life, should be considered a right, not a privilege.

  2. amber in wonderland
    January 18, 2007 at 6:43 pm

    Reason number one is because I have lockiophobia (fear of childbirth). I know it’s a selfish reason, but I started having a panic attack whilst watching “Children of Men”. I cannot imagine that anything good would become of me getting pregnant and not being able to have a simple surgical procedure done.

    Reason number two is that children are a big responsibility and a big burden. If you want the child it is a responsibility and burden that you are happy to take on. If you do not want the child you should not have to take on that kind of task.

    Reason number three is simple. We all own our own, and nobody else’s, bodies.

  3. ako
    January 18, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    Reason number one is because I have lockiophobia (fear of childbirth). I know it’s a selfish reason, but I started having a panic attack whilst watching “Children of Men”.

    This reminds me of one of the reasons why I’m pro-choice. I worked a few years in a country where the laws don’t allow abortion. A fourteen-year-old incest survivor I knew had to have a cesarian because she had a panic attack during pregnancy. An a twelve-year-old girl with suicidal depression who I also knew was denied antidepressants because she was pregnant and you can’t put a pregnant woman on antidepressants. She tried to kill herself six times, in the two months it took to counsel her out of it, but fortunately she couldn’t find a strong enough rope and they kept breaking too fast to kill her.

    So one of the reasons I’m pro-choice is that I love children.

  4. Lazer
    January 19, 2007 at 11:55 am

    I am pro-choice because I believe that, regardless of what we as individuals may think of the procedure, it should be available to those who need it, as it is currently by far the safest option for those who unwillingly become pregnant. Even if the (reported) incidence of abortions due to rape is small, the fact is that it does happen. Women get raped. Condoms break. Birth control fails. And we simply cannot deny these women the right to safe medical treatment for the sake of our own petty convictions. 1/3 of all babies are aborted? I can’t even begin to tell you how many more babies there would be then if it weren’t for things like menstruation, failed implantation or natural miscarriage. There are so many other things in this world that do kill or at least harm children, like poverty, disease, famine and child labour. If people truly want to save the world’s children, they should turn their attention to these issues, not waste their time screaming their lungs out to ban abortion.

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