Thursday, January 21, 2010

Choice

Why am I pro-choice?

Because I am mom.
Because I want my daughter to be able have the education and health care she deserves so she can have the freedom to live the life she want.
Because I want my son to live in a world where women and men are true equals.
Because I got to plan my pregnancies.
Because I believe in God.
Because I believe in love.
Because personal responsibility is a virtue. So is self love.
Because women know what is right for themselves.
Because my parents instilled in me a belief in social justice.
Because children are wonderful and they deserve to be born into families that want them.
Because I hold in my heart the stories shared by friends who had to have illegal abortions.
Because I hold in my heart the stories of the women who never lived to tell them.
Because my body is mine and no one elses. Not my husband's or my parents' or my childrens'. It is mine.

Why am I writing this?

Because I am blogging for choice on the 37th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

3 comments:

CDW said...

Amen!

Mark Prime said...

Because my body is mine and no one elses. Not my husband's or my parents' or my childrens'. It is mine.

I second what CDW said!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Well said.