[quote="ceciliatherese, post:5, topic:189393"]
um... what? Do you know any pro-choice women? Here are a few reasons why people say they are pro-choice:
**"I think I may be an odd duck. I'm Irish and Roman Catholic. I know that I could not ever have an abortion. I also know that I have no right to make that decision for someone else." - Beth, age 44, King of Prussia
"I am pro-choice because I believe that women should be treated with dignity and respect and that in order for women to be equal to men they need to have the right and the means to decide when and whether to bear a child." - Larry, age 51, Philadelphia
"I'm pro-choice because I am the only one who should determine the treatment of my body. I am pro-choice because a fetus is not a person, and therefore should have no bearing over a women's choice, health, or life course. I am pro-choice because no individual's religious beliefs should determine legislation." - Shoshana Rosen, age 22, Pittsburgh, Jewish
"As a mother of two precious daughters and a grandmother of one beautiful brand new granddaughter, I am committed to the absolute protection of choice for my loved ones and for all women. A woman's right to choose to carry a pregnancy or to not carry a pregnancy should be a decision that is hers to make. Young people should be provided with full and correct information regarding their personal health and wellness." - Nancy, age 61
"I am pro-choice because 77% of anti-choice leaders are men and 100% of them will never become pregnant." - Jamie, Harrisburg
"I am pro-choice because I believe that in a free society women can and must be trusted to make fundamental personal decisions. Anti-abortion laws cannot be enforced without allowing the government a totally intolerable level of intrusion into individual, private medical decisions and the doctor-patient relationship that would be incompatible with basic American values of liberty." - Peter Goldberger, Ardmore, ACLU of PA Board of Directors, VP of ACLU Greater Philadelphia Chapter, father of 3 daughters
"When my mother and my sisters and I attended the March for Women's Lives in 2004, my younger sister wondered why there were signs with pictures of coat hangers. She represents a younger generation of women who haven't had to worry about back-alley, botched abortions and their frightening consequences. I am pro-choice for all the future generations of women, so that they, too, may not know the shadowy horrors of a life without reproductive freedom." - Paula, Harrisburg
"Every woman has the right to control her own body and to determine when or whether to bear a child. Child bearing must always be by choice, not only for the sake of the mother but for the welfare of a wanted and nurtured infant. The hard-won right of choice in child-bearing by all women must be respected and protected." - Sonya
"I am pro-choice because women should have every opportunity to live the life they choose to live and because options allow each women to subscribe to her own religious and social morality." - Chelsea, age 22, Philadelphia
"The anti-choice messengers regularly remind me why I am pro-choice. Usually, those who are against us on reproductive freedom are white men, and when I see them, one word comes to mind. Patriarchy." - Andy, Harrisburg
And how I'd just love to see a 'pro-life' person refer to promiscuous men the way they refer to promiscuous women: as 'sluts', 'irresponsible', and whatever other word you can use to demean the woman who gasp chose to have consensual sex.
I am prolife and I know two "prochoice" women. I have never called either of them sluts, although one of them used that word to refer to herself. She also used the word "promiscuous" to describe herself and said she was promiscuous in a very dangerous way, as in letting men pick her up in bars when a serial killer had been prowling in that very area.
I love both my friends. But both of them were wrong when they killed their unborn children, just as I would be wrong if I did the same. Both were maimed by their abortions. One had her aborted child handed to her as a staffer said "Here's your son." It caused her much distress and I don't think it was appropriate to do that.
The other friend could not carry a pregnancy to term, although she had been able to do so before her abortion. After numerous miscarriages she and her husband gave up and adopted a baby.
Abortion is murder. Civilized people do not kill their children.
I fully expect to be attacked for my views and that's OK. :)
Ave Maria! Ora pro nobis.