I'm joining in on Pour Your Heart Out at my friend Shell's place. Head over and check out some of the other posts, and if you have something you need to get off your chest, join in!
I've always thought of myself as "open-minded." I believe that there are at least 2 sides to every story, and there are exceptions to every rule. I think everyone has a story, and it's not our place to be their judge.
I'm Pro-choice. I believe women have the right to choose what happens to their own body, but abortion should not be a means of birth control. I have a hard time not being judgemental of a woman that can tell you prior to getting pregnant that if it ever happened she would get an abortion. Really?! that's your plan?! How about using any of the number of preconception birth control methods?! Hell, use them all!
Abortion should not be an easy decision. It should not be your "plan." Even as someone that is firmly pro-choice, I also firmly believe that abortion is ending a life, but, sometimes it is the right choice to make. Just as euthanizing a sick pet is clearly taking a life, it is, sometimes, the right choice.It should however, be the last choice, not the first!
Now, I know that this goes completely against being an "open-minded" person. In fact, it makes me a more judgemental person than I would have ever have wanted to admit. But, I'm admitting it: I'm judgemental! I have an opinion, and as hard as I try, I can't help but look at someone differently when they made such a decision so easily. When they knew in advance that it was the decision they would make, and yet, they did nothing to prevent having to make that decision.
It's her body, her choice, but, it's not a choice I would have made. But, then, I'm not that person. In my life, that choice was never even a consideration and thankfully so.
I'm pro-choice, I just wish more people would choose life.
♪I'm free to do what I want any old time♪ (Rolling Stones)
♪Just open your eyes and see that life is beautiful♪ (Sixx AM)