Time To Wake-up and Smell The Roses
“Abortion is a personal decision, not a legal debate!”
I wanted to take a break from the usual beauty posts and share an issue that I find needs to be addressed in my mind. As a woman, I feel that this post is directly for all women out there, young and old, and for them to realize that no one has the right to decide what you can do with your body except yourself.
I know that I am a proud Canadian, who lives in a country that has a great health care system, access to women’s health clinics and many other benefits. Unfortunately, I do not have a vote in the upcoming election in the United States as I am not a citizen of the US so my vote does not count. But my hopes here is to bring awareness to the fact that it sounds so insane that you actually have a candidate running for office that actually thinks women should be punished for terminating a pregnancy.
You realize how ridiculous that sounds? Since when did we accept someone dictating and telling us what we can and can’t do with our reproductive health? I thought we were in the 21st century where WE, as women, had the same rights as men? Why does it seem that instead of moving forward, it actually may be going in the opposite direction?
Correct me if I am wrong here, but watching the debates and hearing all the words, that are basically making women feel small again, that there are actual people who support this. You may not realize that you do, but when you take the side of a candidate, you are agreeing with them. So unfortunate.
What makes it worse? Religion! Unfortunately, bringing religion into the conversation will upset a lot of people, I know that, but sometimes the truth hurts and you need to move forward. If you are religious, that is wonderful, but that shouldn’t be brought into someone else’s life on how they should live or what they should decide. You chose to put your faith in God and him only. Which means, YOU ARE NOT GOD and you do not decide what other people do because in your bible it doesn’t say that blah blah blah.
You create a world of hate, greed, sadness and then you start to lose control. Here is a thought, if you personally are a PRO-LIFER – great – live YOUR life and decide YOUR life, if you are a PRO-CHOICE – great – live YOUR life and decide YOUR life. Don’t worry what Suzie-Q is doing because at the end of the day Suzie-Q could be going through something that you will never understand so let her decide on her own in peace.
My final thoughts to you are this:
Would you rather have:
Someone who is wanting to put women in jail and punish them for deciding to terminate a pregnancy because they are throwing religion into it and because their personal views of being a PRO-LIFER stand in the way and they want to control you and dictate what you are going to do? How about someone who doesn’t want to support a new mother with maternity leave, child care or equal pay?
Someone who is wanting to not only build and put into action the ability to receive the right amount of care for women’s health but the possibility to help fund when women need the help and need the ability to terminate a pregnancy for whichever reason. How about someone who is from a religious background but also understands that not everyone in this world/country is religious?
Be careful and vote wisely because your future really and truly does depend on it. Put all the other BS that is being said and really think about YOU and what it would mean to YOU.