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A blog run by a Liberal Feminist woman who adores Music and all other Art in any form. Actually, she loves just about everything from Science to British comedy. But - she is pissed off with the Current Administration and all their Right Wing ideology and is compelled to fight their reign by setting up...A Blog ( ta da! ). All malice aside, this woman is most happy when she is surrounded by intelligent thought and witty conversation.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Abortion, 1984, And Why I Am Pro-Choice


I think writing this down will help to clarify and organize my own thoughts on this matter. Abortion is ( from dictionary.com, of course ):
1. a.Termination of pregnancy and expulsion of an embryo or of a fetus that is incapable of survival.
b.Any of various procedures that result in such termination and expulsion. Also called induced abortion.
2. The premature expulsion of a nonviable fetus from the uterus; a miscarriage.
3. Cessation of normal growth, especially of an organ or other body part, prior to full development or maturation.
4. An aborted organism.
5. Something malformed or incompletely developed; a monstrosity.

Most Americans are concerned with definition 1a:"Termination of pregnancy and expulsion of an embryo or of a fetus that is incapable of survival." The kicker is that abortion is now widely used to terminate fetuses that are capable of surviving.

Now, in my opinion there are two or three reasons why most women get an abortion.
1. The conditions that this child will be raised in are very poor; the mother has no means to support her child and cannot bear to see her own offspring grow in an environment with such a bleak outlook. Why the hell does our government not support programs that would help these young mothers? I don't know how this went but late last year Congress was seriously considering cutting funds for Head Start in order to cut taxes for the wealthy. There was this article also that gave details.
2. Rape or incest.
3. People are just lazy. Abortion should not be used as a method of birth control.

But I support choice. Any right taken away from us as a people is very scary. Read 1984. War is Peace ( we've got this one covered - the only way to achieve peace is through war - or so says this Administration ). Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength ( have you ever seen such ignorance on various subjects in this country on such a wide scale? and such pride in it? ). Such government involvement in our daily lives is terrifying. You scoff at such a notion? It happens gradually. Take the domestic-spying issue that has come up of late. It is based on the ground of our very own security. But what most people fail to realize is that any institution that deems that it has the right to our own private information and that it also has that right to use such information against us is more threatening than any terrorist attack. We can overcome pain that is inflicted on us by those who hate us. It is much, much harder to fight against your own government that manipulates the masses for the sake of power. If our privacy is sacrificed for the sake of a very ambiguous threat, what next will the American people be coerced into giving up?

A woman's right to choose, for me, is tied in with all the rest of my rights: privacy, assembly, religion ( I'm sorry, not everyone in this country is Christian! But I do not begrudge them their religion either; I just don't like having laws pushed upon me in the name of God ), etc. People should be more responsible about sex - condoms! pills! all that good stuff! And if the government wants to outlaw it, they should fucking help the mothers who will raise these children, not give tax cuts to corporations or the wealthy. But any law that takes away a right from and individual ( especially a woman ) should be thought long and hard about. Once one right is taken away, the next right can be taken away with a greater amount of ease. The government can blind people with issues of morality and righteousness so that in out outrage we forget about our civil liberties. Think about it.





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