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|Thu, 09-06-2007 - 3:10pm|
Okay, so I've never been on this board before. I'm pro-choice, and have been once I realized in my teens that pro-life doesn't mean "loves babies" and pro-choice doesn't mean "hates babies."
I'm also pregnant, and very happy to be so.
On another board that I'm on here at IV, someone posted a blinkie that everyone could copy. It said, "Pro-Babies, Pro-Accountability, Pro-Life!" As if the only people who like children are pro-life.
I think that it really struck a chord with me when I was able to convince my sister she is, in fact, pro-choice. She said she was pro-life, she'd never have an abortion but she didn't think it was right for the government to force other women not to have one. I told her that's all well and good, but that's pro-choice, not pro-life.
I am just so tired of people who conflate pro-life with pro-children and pro-choice with pro-abortion. You can be pro-choice and anti-abortion. I don't like abortions; I just don't think making them illegal is a viable solution either. I don't think it is the position of the government to make medical decisions, for it is quite unqualified to do so.
So, to the blinkie issue. I would love a blinkie that said something like "Pregnant, Loves Babies, and Pro-Choice" or "I'm Pro-Choice, and I love children." Is there anything out there like that?