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?
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.
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.
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.
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