Let’s see if we make it to 35
Today is the 34th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, and also blog for choice day.* The topic is supposed to be â€˜why am I pro-choiceâ€™. It seems a little trite, Iâ€™m pro-choice because I believe women are people, Iâ€™m pro-choice because I want to decide when I have a child, Iâ€™m pro-choice because I have two younger sisters, Iâ€™m pro-choice because I trust other women to make choices about their own lives, Iâ€™m pro-choice because sex should be awesome, Iâ€™m pro-choice because of all the women who have died and are dying from illegal abortions, Iâ€™m pro-choice because of all the women who have died and are dying because they couldnâ€™t get an illegal abortion, Iâ€™m pro-choice because parenting is a hard important job and must be voluntary,
And I’ll add:
I’m pro-choice because fetuses, embryos, and zygotes are not babies. Which isn’t to say they aren’t amazing.
I’m pro-choice because pregnancy should never be considered some kind of punishment.
I’m pro-choice because taking away this right leaves women without ways to control their own destinies.
I’m pro-choice because pregnancy is hard enough on the mom and the baby when the mom wants to be pregnant.
I’m pro-choice because life does not begin at ejaculation. Or even at conception. Again, conception is amazing, but it’s just part of the process.
I’m as pro-choice now as before I was pregnant. Maybe even more. Without choice, women will never be treated as equals; they’ll always be “less than”. And that’s not a world I wish to live in, nor a world I wish my own children to live in, either.