Liberty for women


According to research published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, even religious women, if unmarried and pregnant, resort to abortion—particularly teens.

Unwed teens and 20-year-olds who attend or have graduated from private religious schools are more likely to obtain abortions than their peers from public schools.

Thirty-seven percent of women obtaining abortions identify themselves as Protestant, 28 percent as Catholic, 27.5 percent no religion and 7.1 percent other. One in five abortion patients identified themselves as born-again, evangelical, charismatic or fundamentalist.

1) Why is it that those who are supposedly “pro-life” suddenly lose interest once the baby is born? Doesn’t “pro-life” extend until death? If so, then why are they so against a single-payer health care system that guarantees basic care?

2) Why is it that the same people who so vehemently oppose using tax dollars to cover abortions are equally vocal in their support to use tax dollars to kill people in other countries? Pro-war. Pro-economic sanctions that kill hundreds of thousands of children. Many pro-lifers are also pro-gun. The U.S.A. is the biggest arms manufacturer in the world. We sell death.

3) Why is it that those people who are so concerned with making sure babies are born don’t care what kind of world that baby is born into – whether it is polluted, toxic, stripped to the bone because of over-population and greed? Most actively deny the scientific fact of global climate change due to the burning of oil, coal and gas, and deforestation.

I don’t believe any man should be able to tell any woman what to do with her reproductive organs at any time.

We don’t go around telling them what to do with theirs (i.e. vasectomy for all over 40 years old because of the increased risk of birth defects, or how about forced circumcision).

The GOP-Tea Party-Libertarian parties claim to be fighting for freedoms and liberty. Yeah, right: Freedom from responsibility to support their country, freedom from helping those in need (nix welfare), freedom to carry around weapons, freedom to use and abuse anyone/anything that’s in their way in their pursuit of money. Growth at all costs.

But what about a woman’s freedom to her own body? No freedoms there.

If you have beliefs, great, practice them, but it is not your place to force your beliefs down other people’s throats.

Diane Daiute

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