Starting to lean PC

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Registered: 03-08-2007
Starting to lean PC
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Mon, 09-03-2007 - 3:39pm

I realized today that I'm starting to lean more towards the pro-choice side of this debate. I can't really explain why. I all of a sudden feel less passionate about being pro-life and am starting to see less of a problem with abortion. This is exactly what happened when I jumped the fence from PC to PL... I slowly felt more passionate about it and eventually went completely anti-abortion.

I think this board has had something to do with it. And eventually blending and making friends with all the pro-choice poster might have made me a bit less hositle towards the abortion topic and the other side.

I am not pro-choice yet.... Just less pro-life, if that makes sense.
I feel bad about switching sides again, if that's what ends up happening. I was hard core PC, then PL, and if I go back to PC nobody will ever take me seriously! lol! Idk...Maybe I was always meant to be PC but just got sidetracked for a while with the other side.

Ella Grayce

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Mon, 09-03-2007 - 5:37pm

Well, I feel less black & white about it, too! I find it much more difficult to staunchly defend unrestricted access to terminations after 24 weeks than when I first came around here.

I think perhaps the simple act of deeply considering the topic brings us all closer together...maybe we draw the underlying truths and motives that are most important to us out of the overall tangle of the controversy and find our true position is somewhat changed?

It takes guts to admit it, wherever you are going with the topic.

How's your new little one? Are you typing with a sleeping "adviser" in your arms?

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Mon, 09-03-2007 - 6:37pm
I think it is normal to change your mind about things. As you life experience grows and even your ivillage experience (being shown more sides of the issue) While I can't relate to your change or heart on the abortion issue I have had a change of heart on many other issues over the years. Spanking and Euthanasia come to mind. Heck I even flip flopped a bit on some issues before I cam to what I am assuming is my final conclusion (who knows I could change again though). It is part of our growth as human beings





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Mon, 09-03-2007 - 7:17pm
I don't think flip flopping is a bad idea at all. Really, I think it is a good idea because that means you are always thinking and learning. Even being very PC I have had thoughts well what if it is wrong but in the end I always come back to being PC. I just know being PC is right for me.
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Tue, 09-04-2007 - 8:34am

Ella is doing quite well.... She has pretty severe allergies and I feel bad since there isn't much I can do for that. We think it's just seasonal allergies though, and the pollen count is very high here.

How is your pregnancy going? Do you know the gender yet or are you wanting to be surprised?? I'm kinda jealous of you! I know it makes no sense but the middle of pregnancy was so much fun. You get the enjoyment of being with child without all the work and sleeplessness nights you have with a baby.

Ella Grayce

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Tue, 09-04-2007 - 10:46am

My husband and another of my friends are having unprecedented allergies, too! Yucko!

I'm well, but have aburptly grown out of all my dress pants. I really thought I had a few more weeks so I'm inadequately prepared. Yesterday I bought a bunch of maternity clothes on eBay - we'll see how well they fit. I haven't bought clothes online before.

The kicks are getting stronger and more frequent - that's a ton of fun. I haven't had as much time as I'd like to focus on this, to rub lotion on my belly and make to-do and to-buy lists. In October I'll start a new rotation in pediatrics, which should be much less time-consuming, and I really look forward to spending more energy on being pregnant. I'm really envious of you! When I finally have this baby, I'll be able to try out being domestic for a bit instead of trying to do it all at once...I guess I'm pretty overtired this past week. Blech. I just need to finish with this darn rotation. But now you get to hold your baby and touch her tiny hands and soon you'll see smiles and coos! It's a huge upheaval, I'm sure - but how sweet! I guess I can say all this now, when I'm not being woken every 2 hours...:)

We don't want to find out the sex ahead of time - oddly it was something that neither of us wanted to do. We're accumulating likely names for both sexes.