It’s Blog for Choice Day, people, so here I am.
Choice is one of the topics guaranteed to set me off. Hell, over the weekend I was in a car with two people who completely agree with me on the topic and I could still feel my blood pressure skyrocket when it came up.
The reasons for this are very, very simple:
- No method of birth control is 100% effective (even abstinence – penetrative rape often involves ejaculation).
- I am adamantly unwilling to have a child – just being around babies gives me the creeps.
- The thought of becoming pregant and being unable to procure a safe, legal abortion makes me want to throw up. No, I am not exaggerating for comedic effect. Just thinking about it while I type this makes me feel queasy.
There are a bajillion arguments on both sides about why women should or shouldn’t be able to get abortions safely and legally, but it all boils down to this: is it right to try to force a woman to carry and birth a child she does not want?
I believe the answer is no.
Therefore, I am pro-choice.