You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #31: her life, her choice [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU
RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 03:19 PM
Response to Original message
31. her life, her choice
you got to make your choices and she gets to make hers.

that's what pro choice is about. that's also what "pro-life" is about - if someone holds a belief they may act in their personal life in accordance with that belief - i.e. never have an abortion. But that doesn't mean they may extend that belief and try to enforce that belief upon others.

I'm pro-choice and had a situation in which I was offered the opportunity to terminate the pregnancy b/c of a problem. I didn't. My child has a disability. I spent the early part of his life devoted to caring for him. I am now almost bankrupt b/c of the choice I made. Oh, and I did not parade myself around like an icon while sloughing off my own child's care onto others (Sarah Palin, cough.)

People who claim they are "pro-life" don't care about the sacrifices people make and don't give a shit if someone faces hardship for doing things that are in the best interests of others once a woman has given birth. It's a sick sort of fetish, to me, to claim to care about life but then refuse to support a society that cares for people in need (I'm not referring to you, btw.)

This is why the claim to be "pro-life" vs. "pro-choice" is absolute bullshit to me.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 

Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC