Put this man out of my misery

For every man (or every woman) that thinks they have the one, true answer to the abortion issue I say back the f*ck off. Choice and privacy are a lot more complicated than you would like to think. If I have to listen to one more white man tell me that they know best for my body and my life, I am really going to have to start hurting people. Unfortunately for me, the idiots won’t shut up:

In the book, Santorum makes the case that abortion puts the liberty rights of the mother before those of her child, just as the rights of slave owners were put before those of slaves.

“This was tried once before in America,” Santorum writes. “But unlike abortion today, in most states even the slaveholder did not have the unlimited right to kill his slave.”(after all wanton destruction of valuable property was/is considered a crime )

So now, being pro-choice means I am pro slavery? Children are equivalent to antebellum slaves? Actually, this Pennsylvania Senator of dubious mental health has it all wrong. Taking my reproductive choice away makes me and all women the slaves in a conservative Christian America. But, of course, this is a convenient reference to Dred Scott v. Sandford that made people in the north and in the territories fear that the courts and the Constitution would be used to force a state to accept slavery within its borders. The Right uses this decision to fan the flames of hatred for the courts and the supremacy of Roe over state level legislation.

Choice does not mean that every woman has to have an abortion. Lots of women choose to bring their pregnancy to term. Some of those women risk their lives doing it. But they choose to do it. Have a child, don’t have a child – I don’t care. All I care is whether you have the choice.

Author: terry

I am a socially liberal, fiscally conservative Berkeley grad who loves words and makes my living manipulating people with them. In short, I am a marketing consultant. Straight, married, white female with a healthy appetite for good food, fine wine and great times with friends and family. I've got a thick skin, a sense of humor and I am absolutely without shame or political affiliation. I don't do religion, though I do believe in God. I am a true believer in personal responsibility, personal privacy and active philanthropy. My personal philosophy: Live with integrity, love passionately, fight bravely and never give up! So, go ahead, challenge me, my opinions, my facts - I'm looking forward to it.

3 thoughts on “Put this man out of my misery”

  1. No, being pro-choice means you’re missing these key points:

    Declaration of Independence: “Right to LIFE, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” “INALIENABLE” and “Granted by our Creator.” These rights are the essence of our creation and humanity.

    Dred Scott: Established that human beings could consider other human beings as property. Struck down. No property rights in other human beings.

    Your child is not your personal property. Your body may be, but your child isn’t. Your child is a distinct and individual human being you helped to create and produce — and no one owns that child’s rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

    Since you don’t first have the right, there’s no logical way you could demand a “choice.”

  2. I think you missed my point. And seeing as how the DoI was a document justifying the overthtrow of a non-representative government in favor of a government that was responsive to the demands of its citizens, I find your choice ironic, to say the least. I am aware that Scott was struck down. I am not the one using it to whip up fear and hate among social conservatives.

    Define child – from your tone and language you most likely believe that a child is formed at conception. I don’t. Fetal viability outside the womb is my criteria for a child and even then, I will never agree to sacrifice the reality of a woman for the potential of a child. And that is my choice. It is not some mandate that I want to force all other women and men to comply with against their will.

    The fact that you don’t agree with me does not give you the right to dictate my feelings, my beliefs or what I do with my body. Just as I have no right to dictate what you feel, believe or do with yours.

    So, we’ll agree to disagree and hopefully you will keep your laws, feelings and beliefs off of my body and out of my privacy.

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