Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Blog For Choice

Happy Birthday Roe.

So, in honor of the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, today is Blog for Choice day. It seems like as good a time as any to start actually writing posts here.

NARAL Pro-Choice America wants bloggers to devote at least one post to why it's important to vote pro-choice. Personally, I like the format that Jessica at Feministing used, so I'm going to use it too.

Why do I vote pro-choice?

I vote pro-choice because I feel women make better decisions for themselves than a bunch of old white men could possibly make for them.

I vote pro-choice because I believe that people should only bring new lives into this world if they're ready to.

I vote pro-choice because I believe that all children deserve to be wanted children; and that all mothers should be mothers because they choose to, not because they had no other choice.

I vote pro-choice because I believe that women's lives are important.

I vote pro-choice because I don't think women should be punished for being sexual/having sex.

I vote pro-choice because I'm a person, and no other person ever has the right to tell me what I can and can't do with my body.

When it comes down to it, I vote pro-choice because I feel that decisions regarding pregnancy and sexuality in general are, and always should be, personal decisions, and because I know that women are perfectly capable of deciding on their own. I vote pro-choice because I believe in choice: choosing what sort of contraception to use, or if you even use it at all; choosing to terminate a pregnancy, or choosing to continue it; choosing who you have sex with and when; these are all choices that each person should always have the right to make for themselves. I vote pro-choice because I believe that women are real people.


Nicholas said...

Personally, I'm very against abortion, but as far as legislation affecting/restricting/inhibiting the free choice of others: I'm very pro-choice. Thanks for the blog. It was a great read.

Abby said...

kudos! i came over here from feministe, i hope to read more from you in the future.