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Blogging for Choice

January 22, 2007

I’ve tried to write this post for Blog for Choice Day on why I’m pro-choice multiple times, but I almost fail to see the utility when people exist who don’t even support women in getting appropriate medical care during childbirth, largely because they’d prefer to make a political point. I could line up all the reasons I’m pro-choice in a lengthy essay, but it boils down to this — I am pro-choice because I believe in women. I believe there are situations in a woman’s life that I/the government cannot possibly manage for her, and I believe individual women are the ones responsible for making the best choices for themselves and their families. Not me, not a politician solely interested in rallying the faithful, not a pharmacist who refuses to fill a legal prescription, not an insurance plan that won’t cover birth control, not a doctor pushing too many inductions and too many c-sections, not schools and parents who believe that ignorance=bliss and safety, not states who refuse to protect women from the tyranny of the majority, not the football game schedule, and not those who would refuse to present medically accurate information to women on a whole host of issues. Women. The individual woman in the individual situation. I trust her, and leave her to her choice.

Blog for Choice Day - January 22, 2007

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