Friday, January 22, 2010

Trust me.

Today is _blank:>Blog for Choice day and this years theme speaks to me.

First off I am Pro Choice.

This does not mean I'm anti family, anti life, am enamored of abortion or anything.

It means (there are so few things in life I can say this about) that I am for people having the option to choose for themselves.

This year's question is, What does Trust Women mean to you?

Trust Women-

I don't believe that abortion is a matter of trust and I don't believe it's a matter of state. I believe it's a matter of personal choice.

Of personal morality.

It's personal.

While I have never (thankfully) been in a position where I had to decide whether or not to have an abortion I can tell you that is not a decision I want made by people I don't know.

It's not a decision I would want made by a church or the legislature.

It's not a decision I would want to have to negotiate with strangers.

That's it.

I honestly at this point don't have anymore hugely researched arguments.

I plain do not want deicisions of this kind of magnitude to be made for me by people I don't know.

So trust women, trust me.

Trust that I am a contributing member of society with a brain I put to good use.

Trust that I know what my set of morals calls for.

Trust that I don't need to be safeguarded from myself and my decisions by strangers.

What I do want to be protected from is harassment when I take care of myself.

I do want to make sure that if I or someone I know does decide to get an abortion that it can be done in a safe manner.

I do want the right to make decisions about my reproductive health in safety and privacy.

Trust me.

Trust women.

Click here to read more entries or to head over to NARAL to read more.

Homo Out.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well said and I agree with you on all counts.

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