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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 03:19 PM
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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.

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