why I'm pc beyond religious reasons

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Registered: 07-18-2004
why I'm pc beyond religious reasons
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Sun, 04-29-2007 - 10:32pm

First of all, let me just say that I really don't consider myself a "religous" person. I don't really believe in organized religion. My beliefs are based on the premise that we are each responsible for our eternal souls. That we come to this place, not once, but many, many times over in order to learn life lessons and advance in our spiritual journies. I believe that we "map out" certain aspects of our life before we even get here. I think our journeys are interwoven with those of our soulmates (of which we have many, not just one) and that each life has it's own destiny, pre-determined before it even gets here.

Where this comes into play with regard to abortion, you ask? I *personally* believe that if a pregnancy is terminated before an actual baby is born, (and this applies to miscarriages, as well) that the destiny of that particular soul wasn't meant to be, and it will go back where it came from, and start planning another journey here.

I hope that makes some sort've sense. I probably don't explain it well, but hope you get the gist of it.

But my reasons for being pro-choice go way beyond my "religous" beliefs. (Put in quotes because I don't consider myself religous - spiritual, yes. Religous, no!)

At the end of the day, I am pro-choice because I feel it is wrong to force pregnancy and childbirth upon an unwilling woman. I think it is wrong for ANY woman to have her reproductive choices made for her. It's that simple. I guess what bothers me most about the PL side of the argument is that I don't see concern for the woman. I don't feel that a fetus has the same rights as a born human being, or for that matter, a fully grown woman.

It bothers me tremendously to think that with all the birth control options out there, abortion is still such a common procedure. It bothers me even more when people choose to bring a child in the world only to suffer, though. I would much rather see a woman have an abortion than give birth to a child who would be neglected, or abused. And if we go back to *forcing* pregnancy and chilbirth upon women, I fear an already serious problem will just become that much worse.

Just my two cents, for what it's worth.

Angie

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Registered: 04-10-2003
Mon, 04-30-2007 - 7:01am
I agree 100% and for the first time, i've met someone who has very similar spiritual beliefs as i , here on this board.
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Registered: 03-07-2007
Mon, 04-30-2007 - 11:18am

"At the end of the day, I am pro-choice because I feel it is wrong to force pregnancy and childbirth upon an unwilling woman. I think it is wrong for ANY woman to have her reproductive choices made for her. It's that simple."

Yes, it is that simple. Nicely put.

T

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