Some of you may know that I support Pro Choice America. This is one of my biggest passions in life. This is something that I have strongly believed in for several years. I feel so strongly about Pro Choice that I base my political votes on the candidate’s position for women’s rights. I just can’t risk voting for someone who is not Pro Choice and have him or her take my rights as a female and a human being away.
To me, Pro Choice is not Pro-Abortion which I believe is the most common misconception! Pro Choice means that you get the right to CHOOSE to have a child or to not have a child. Why has the freedom of choice have such a negative connotation?
Picture this… A sixteen your old child who has chosen to have unsafe sex is obviously misguided and should not have a child of her own when she, herself is a child as well. If we had less “sixteen & pregnant” I think the world would be better off in that our children are more likely to stay in school and finish their education. I believe that if abortion was more acceptable among people that we would have less “sixteen & pregnant.” Yes the sixteen year old made a bad choice but I don’t believe that her education and entire life should suffer the consequences for having a child at such a young age. Not only does the sixteen year old suffer, her child suffers by not growing up with two loving parents who are married to each other. The parents and family of the sixteen year old child also suffer because now the parents are partially and sometimes fully raising their grandchild.
I am by no means saying that having children at sixteen is a bad decision but it is obviously not a wise one and your life is harder because of it. I have many friends and a family member who have all had children young in life and not a single one is with the child’s father. Although not a terrible thing but the child suffers because of that. I come from a broken family and I have had hardships because of it. I hate looking at children as “set backs” but when you are a single female raising a child on your own with the father nowhere insight it is a huge set back and maybe in the end it isn’t so bad but it takes a strong woman to get passed it all. I do believe that my cousin’s child has saved her life because she was going through a rough time hanging with the wrong crowd but it has been hard the entire way back up top. I am not sure where she would be if she had not gotten pregnant or decided that she was going to get an abortion but I would bet my life on that she wouldn’t be going to school to become a Chef. Which brings me back to abortion is not for everyone but that choice shouldn’t be taken away from those who want abortions.
Just because you don’t agree with someone else’s decision on how to live their life or how to raise their children doesn’t mean it should be illegal for the rest of us. I don’t tell you how to live your life, so don’t tell me how to live mine.
Happy 40th Birthday Roe v. Wade
We have come so far and I refuse to allow America to take us back into the dark ages.