Sorry i haven't had a chance to reply to everyone's posts. I've been in the hospital most of the day and one of my foster kittens began having seizures this afternoon so i had to rush him to the vet- so i am just now getting home. I just wanted to say that i respect everyones right to voice their opinion...so I also want to voice mine as well.
First off, i want to reacknowledge and affirm my original stance- I believe that live is sacred..I believe that life is prescious...and i firmly and religiously believe that life begins at conception.
That having being said if you are pro-choice that is your decision and you have the right to be pro choice as i have the right to take a stand against the termination of an innocent life.
In reguards to pushlady's,luveysmummy,babyharley, Katiemae1277, & Ugaimes' comments here is what i believe: - I am all for sex education- I don't think people should hide the truths about sex from their children or side step it. I also believe that even though a pregnancy may be "unwanted"....that child still deserves the right to life...and adoption should be considered as an alternative to destroying an "inconvient life". Also i wanted to let you know that two of my sisters became pregnant in their teens as did my niece. They all decided that life is prescious enough not to destroy it. They all kept their babies.....I even raised my niece's baby for the first 3 months of her life until my niece felt as though she was ready to be a mom. I was going to adopt the baby if my niece wasn't feeling as though she was ready to keep her. I am pround that she decided that even though her pregnancy was unplanned and an "accident" to quote the words of others, that it was still a baby and that little girls life was worth living. Now my niece raises her baby and is a wonderful mom. So while teens do get pregnant....they need to know that they don't have to go through it alone and that they don't have to sacrafice the life of an innocent child out of "convience"....they can find a loving home for that child through adoption and they can move on with their lives and better themselves. Everyone wants to push Plan B and Abortion as a great alternative----why not Adoption too- it saves a life!
In reguards to Squirtles comment- i wanted to use a quote from your post"I do respect the views of people who feel that life begins at conception.. but I have a problem with the fact that they are pushing so hard to make abortions illegal and are continuing to fight making Plan B more accessible. The idea of abstinence just isn't a reality in this day and age. At one point do they try to compromise and back down from the fight. Wouldn't Plan B be preferred over an abortion? I just have a feeling the debate over this is far from over."
I appologize if this sounds harsh (it is an IMO form, and you make quite a good discussion, so I am glad that i can openly debate this issue with you
.That being said however, i do not
appologize for standing up for the lives of innocent children. I do not believe that life should be "compromised over". Also- Plan B isn't knick-named "the abortion pill" for nothing
. It results in an abortion and is no better than the other methods- all methods wind up terminating the lives of innocent children. I belive that every child has the right to life. And as far as "pushing to make abortions illegal and to not allow Plan B to be accessible OTC- There is a wonderful Thai quote that sums this up best---"temple dogs are always looking for a place with no fleas, not realising they are carrying them with them as they go "
-it seems as though you have no problem pointing out that pro-life people, those who choose to value life and view it as a sacred thing..."push" their values and beliefs....well, it seems as though you do to. Apparently you do not respect the views of those who believe that life begins at conception, because you had no problem criticizing people with those beliefs who feel that abortions should be illegal and plan b not available otc and stating that they are pushing too hard. Well i hate to say it- but honestly, open your eyes darling, - do you not think that pro-choice people do not push back just as hard...considering the fact that they got the abortion law passed....just something for you to consider...
Also- in reguards to those who have posted about the situation of rape....i just wanted to add my own personal experience.....I was brutally beaten and raped by my "boyfriend" when I was a young teenager. I was a virgin at the time, scared, and I was threatened for my life. I made the classic mistake of not telling anyone or filing a report or getting a rape kit done.....I considered the possibility at the time that I could have become pregnant as a result (i actually though I was at the time because I was a nervous wreck)...and i decided no matter what, if i were...I would have the child and raise it- reguardless of how the child were concieved. I wound up not being pregnant. After a few years of watching other people come foward with their stories (sounds cheesy, but there was a guest or two on the Oprah show that i distinctively remember reaching me in a way...once i watched the show I told people what had happened). I am now a volunteer with one of the rape crisis centers in my city...I understand first hand how horrible it is...and i feel that even though that happened to me, I can help other girls and turn that bad experience into something that will give you a new outlook on life. Bad things happen- we decide how we react to them...I did about the worst thing for a rape victim could do by not going to the police at the time and having a kit done....At least now I know that when a girl calls or comes in, I can advise her from personal experience and be there to listen. So yes, I know what it's like to be a young raped teenager...and I also know what it's like to help others in that situation. I know that people react differently to rapes....and i respect that. However, I do not feel that "shoving a pill down their throat" so to speak will not solve anything...especially if they are not warned of the side effects, the PTSD that millions of women develop post-abortion, the future fertility risks, and the increased risk for breast cancer associated with abortions of any kind (except misscarriages because your body's chemicals naturally "handle" those hormone fluctuants" If they choose to take it...well, that's their decision, but We also let them know that there are people out there who can give that child a home if they are pregnant...and that's what many of them choose to do
. There has also been quite a few to carry the baby and choose to raise it themselves.
Reguardless of everyone's stance...I highly recommend a book called "Blood Money"- if covers just about every topic on abortion....I personally meet the author a few years ago. She worked in an abortion clinic for quite a while....It is a very good book and it sheds light into a lot of issues that go unaddressed that are associated with abortions. I also suggest everyone watch a video of an actual abortion....I've seen 3...including one entitled "the silent scream"....the abortion tapes are completly neutral and are a real eye-opener on what really goes on....i suggest everyone on both sides of the issue watch it.