Quiet, no longer...
I can not keep my mouth shut any longer. I feel that I have been very calm lately as I have been trying not to get so steamed by so many issues that I can’t control. I will not be quiet about abortion any longer. In fact, I am making it a goal to participate in as many pro-choice events as I can fit into my schedule…and if you are a pro-choicer, I encourage you to do the same. We cannot stay quite any longer….the Pro-Lifers sure aren’t.
A few months ago, I read a great editorial in my hometown newspaper, The Frederick Newspost. In a nutshell (and interpreted in my own words), the editorial basically said where the hell are all of you pro-lifers after an unwanted baby has been born into this world? Are you adopting? Are you taking in foster children? Are you volunteering at local shelters? Are you donating money to the poor? Are you educating middle and high school students about safe sex? I have no proof, but I would venture to say (and I think I am being very generous) that over 50% of those that are quick to tell me what I can and cannot do with my own body, do nothing to help a problem that exists with legalized abortion.
So, you want abortion to be illegal? Please tell me (seriously, I am open minded and do listen to both sides of every story) what the hell are we going to do with an additional 1 million babies (a guesstimate after doing some internet research on the # of US abortions a year) who will basically be born without a chance? Where do you propose they go? Who is going to take care of such an increase? Maybe you’re not aware (and if you’re not maybe you should get the fuck out of my life and open your own eyes), but we do not have space, homes, money, quality education, let alone parents that are fit to raise a child, for the children that are born into poverty now. And you want to increase those numbers by making abortion illegal? Are you fucking kidding me? There are many opinions as to just when life begins, but there’s no question about the life of a child that has already been born.
I am being very serious when I ask those questions and I would love for someone to answer the questions that I asked.
In a perfect world where no child goes unfed, unclothed, unloved, maybe there would not be the need for abortion. But let’s face it, our world is far from perfect.
I can’t even get started about babies that conceived by incest and rape. I would imagine that the majority of pro-lifers have thankfully never been in that situation. And until you are, SHUT THE FUCK UP!
So, get out of the protest line, throw away you’re bloody fetus posters, move out of South Dakota, and do something now that will be good for all of our futures…help the kids and families that need us now.