|Is this what “choice” looks like?|
Today is the 39th anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade supreme court decision that made abortion legal in America. The decision was passed because it was determined that under our constitution, we are entitled to a right to privacy, which includes the right to make a private decision to have an abortion. Well, I just went through the constitution, and didn’t see anything sayin’ we have a right to make private medical decisions about abortions. So yeah…I need to go ask George Washington if I missed a line or something here. Check it out for yourself, and let me know if you see something saying we have a right to make the private medical decision to have an abortion.
39 years later, we have the pro-life and pro-“choice” sides of the abortion debate. Pro-lifers fight for the right to life for all people from conception until natural death. Pro-choicers fight for a woman’s right to control her body using abortion, and contraception.
I see comments all the time about this “choice” to have an abortion, but I ask you: What do you mean by choice?
Do you mean the choice to end your child’s life? Do you mean the choice to hurt your own body and put your life in danger? Do you mean the choice to deprive your partner of his fatherhood? Do you mean the choice to kill?
What does this choice to have an abortion do? Take a look at this. (Warning: link contain graphic images). Is that what “choice” looks like?
Now you’re probably thinking “Laura, this is a silly question. By ‘choice’ I mean the right to choose what to do with my own body!” But think a little deeper. What does this choice do? What are you fighting for if you fight for this choice? Regardless of which side you identify with, think about it for a minute, then answer me this:
What do you mean by choice?