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|Wed, 11-12-2003 - 4:14pm|
But what did I do? I got married when I was four months pregnant to the man who empregnated me by a justice of the peace. No formal ceremony, no white dress, no family, just a few friends. We had no honeymoon, couldn't drink champagne. We went back to our tiny apartment with no sofa in the living room.
How did I feel about it then? It never occured to me that it was my body, my right. That went out the window as soon as the stick turned pink. It was no longer just my body. I had the right to take more precautions. Was I scared? Sure! Was it hard? You bet! Would I have done it differently? NO WAY!
My DH and I have been happily married for nearly nine years now. Has it all been up hill? Hell NO! Life is all about ups and downs. But as soon as we decide to take responsibility for ourselves, the happier and more complete we'll be. It was no one else's fault that I got "knocked up" but me and DH. Our little girl didn't have a voice, but fortunately she had two parents, although practically kids themselves who had the sense God gave a rock.
I don't regret one moment that I didn't finish college at 21 or that we're not as financially set as we could have been. I don't regret all of the difficult times we had, it built character that I'll be able to pass on to my children (we had a son two years later).
I'm not saying every girls life would turn out like mine. But it's all in the mindset. The new generation of women out there are all about equal rights and hear me roar crap, yet they don't even have the desency to protect their unborn.
Another thing I've noticed is alot of the women I know have had abortions. And not one of them wasn't traumatized by it. One says she isn't, but she's a raving alcholholic and cocaine addict (not that that necessarily had anything to do with her condition now). These are not stable, healthy women with high self esteems. Many of them want children now but feel they aren't worthy. Their mistake was listening to a society that says you don't have to get burned if you play with fire. Go to a doctor and he'll remove that pesky tissue from your womb.
What's next? Will we legalize dead babies in dumpsters? Why keeps our attention on the young? How about those silly elderly people who don't do anything but lay in their beds all day? Why not just pull a Kavorkian on them? Boy, wouldn't america be so much better off with those unwanted people (and tissue that "could" be a human life) out of the way!
Seriously people, what have happened to our morals? We have become such a self-centered, materialistic society. No longer do we see that true joy comes from within and from the love we are able to give to others. It's not about that bmw or that big house, its about the people inside them.
Turn off your TV's and listen to your hearts! And while your at it go buy some friggin' birth control and stop the senseless murder of the innocent!