I’ve been pregnant only twice in my life and the first time ended in a miscarriage at about four weeks. Of course, I didn’t know I was pregnant until I’d lost the baby. In my second pregnancy, I carried to term, and though I didn’t realize I was pregnant until the third month, I was thrilled every step of the way. The pregnancy was easy, and I raised that beautiful boy to adulthood. I have never been in the position of not wanting a child I was carrying, but understanding the enormous responsibility of raising another human being, I get it.
Women seem to be damned if they do sometimes and damned if they don’t. I can’t imagine having a life inside you for nine months and giving it up for adoption. I applaud anyone who can do that because who can NOT fall in love with this little one when it’s moving within you and listening to your voice? It’s like a part of you for so long. It’s such a tremendous sacrifice, yet there are always these stories about the kids given up for adoption searching for the bio parent filled with resentment. People ask, how can you give your child away?
No matter what women do, they are criticized by someone or another. Whether you abort a fetus, give up your baby, or practice birth control, it’s like, how dare you! It’s no excuse that you can’t afford it, are not ready, or have a career.
Of course, holy books written by men are all about procreation. If homosexuality was forbidden and they oppressed certain groups, it helped their cause. Make taxpayers and soldiers and worker bees for the king. Of course, some will die because you can’t feed them or afford them, or maybe they’ll get killed in a war, but if you keep them coming, enough of them will survive to suit their purposes. How they live is of no concern. Win/win for them.
Otherwise, why would they care if you’re gay or whatever you are? You’re not harming anyone.
I read one comment that if we keep aborting babies, no one will be left on the earth. Really?
Others say people are overreacting to the decision. They’re not, but even if you missed how quickly several states moved to ban abortion after the ruling, you must have noticed they are pushing the envelope further and further. They’re testing the waters. Just ask Clarence Thomas, who has his eye on birth control and same-sex marriage. If you think people going after fundamental human rights ends there, think again. People were outraged when asked to wear a mask during a plague! That scared the crap out of them but not this. Go figure.
The same people who talk about not wanting government intervention in their lives won’t rest until they have complete control over women, gay people, and minorities.
I hate this so much.
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I was just shy of my 18th birthday when Roe v. Wade happened. My heart goes out to every woman of reproductive age. I will do what I can–protest, vote, and donate to orgs that will help women in fascist states like Texas to travel for abortion care to more humanitarian states where they can still obtain the services they need. Before Roe, women died regularly from botched abortion attempts. They committed suicide. They had to endure the emotional trauma of carrying to term the child of their rapist and/or uncle/father/grandfather. The GOP has spent 50 years–a HALF century–trying to punish women for the feminism of the 1970s. We must not accept this quietly. Holler. Holler good and loud. And vote–for a better world for ALL of us.
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Absolutely, Amy. As always, you articulate so well what we all want to say.
Very well said Kyrian. Where will this end? We have to stop electing people to government who have no interest in human rights (apart from the right to carry guns and kill people). Hope all is well with you. Peter
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Peter! I’ve missed you. Of course, we are in agreement. All is well here. Would love to chat soon. xx
You have written an excellent article. I live in South Africa, but this decision in the USA is going to impact on women everywhere in the world.
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Thank you. God, I hope not. Sending love and light to all of you in South Africa and to women around the globe.
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