Thursday, September 11, 2008

expression and a point of view

I admit that I am not a voting member of this nation and to me that means I don’t have the right to argue which side is better – since I’m not going to back that up with a vote.

But I do have views, opinions, beliefs. One of them is about abortion. I am totally “pro-life” - - in that I think it is each individual’s decision and right about how their own life should be lived. No one should dictate what I can do with MY body. That means, of course, that people need to be intelligent and responsible, and not use abortion as a form of birth control.

Being the non-voting person I am means I don’t really follow the candidates and hear what’s being said about them. I had heard a bit about Palin, her Down’s baby, and her pregnant, teenaged daughter…and I wasn’t that impressed. But today I found this article in a British web Newspaper…and it says exactly what I feel. The only thing left out – in my humble opinion – is the phrase “Just because you can breed, doesn’t mean you should.”

There are sooooo many humans on this planet already – hey people, we really don’t have to worry about survival of the species anymore!! At least not in terms of a lack of births….now we have to figure out how to feed, clothe, and educate the species (everyone!) – to make sure this survival isn’t drudgery, hopelessness, pain, and suffering. We need to focus on each other, to help us become the best people we can be – which, surprisingly, may NOT be what society says you should be. Yes, everyone is an individual – but we share this mighty planet, look to her for sustenance, therefore we must act in concert…but not as automatons, or followers, or slaves.

This is, and will be forever, an ongoing battle – because someone will always think they have the “right” way to do things (meaning that your way is wrong!). Am I saying that I’m right? No, not for everyone….many people need guidance, direction, assistance, to live a life that seems worthwhile. But no one should ever be forced/coerced/tricked into doing something that they don’t truly want to do. That only begets misery, lack of enthusiasm, and resentment.

All this – to say that abortion isn’t evil, isn’t wrong. It should just be used as any other tool – with intelligence.

6 comments:

Steve said...

Clinton said it best when he said abortion should be "safe, legal and rare."

wordwitch said...

Smart man, that.

Reya Mellicker said...

Please vote in this election. Please?

wordwitch said...

I don't think I could qualify at this point. I am not registered - haven't been a registered voter since my early 20s. Sorry.

Kate said...

It just takes a minute to register, and I think in some places there actually is same-day registration. Call your appropriate county office to find out...auditor's office, perhaps?

One of the problems in this country is the welfare system which keeps increasing the funding for every extra mouth to feed. Put a cap on that, like welfare will only fund enough for a family of four, for example, and make sure to provide free birth control and I'll bet there'd soon be a reduction in births.

It might not be a politically correct thought, but that's one of the ways I see things could change.

wordwitch said...

Ahhh...I see an upcoming post on "politically correct".....