Monday, February 27, 2006

Choice for everyone

As this has NOTHING to do with knitting, you may want to skip it, but if you have a uterus I hope you will bear with me.

I said to my husband a few years ago that I sincerely believed that with the current administration in place, women had a very good chance of losing the right to choose once Bush got a hold of any supreme court nominations. And, my darling, didn't exactly laugh, but I know he thought that I had been on the NOW site a little too much.

Well, my friends, the day is practically here. Where do I begin? How about, now big brother doesn't want you to have an abortion if your life is in danger. Oh, right, it makes much more sense to have a bunch of motherless babies out there than it does to save a woman's life and give her a shot at having a child when it is better for her body. God forbid.

They are starting to go state by state with initiatives. First, it will be we'll take away the right to save mothers. Then, we'll take away the rights of the women who get raped and then become pregnant by their rapists. And then, well, you know, anyone with a uterus

I maintain that even if every other platform of the Republicans became suddenly logical tomorrow, as long as they kept the anti-choice stance, I could NEVER vote for them BECAUSE I HAVE A UTERUS.

Honestly, do you think ANYONE REALLY wants to have an abortion? Abortion is the LAST choice for MANY MANY women, but it is a choice that we need. While I was lucky (as were most of my friends) that I never had to make that decision between having a baby and terminating a pregnancy, I can tell you right now, I want my daughters to have the choice. I want millions of women who have no other choice to have the choice.

And so I urge you to visit the link on this site to the Bush V. Choice site AND the NARAL pro-choice America site. It's time to wake-up to the fact that if we don't act, turning over Roe V. Wade is going to be a probability not a possibility.

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