There’s just no other way to put it. The so-called “pro-life” people are actually foisting off a religious belief that they have on everyone else and trying to make it the law of the entire country. There is NO science to back them up. No medical discoveries that they can point to. It is just a collection of cherry-picked scriptures out of their holy writings and pseudo-scientific arguments. I have news for them. Not everybody accepts the validity of either or both. When it comes right down to it, if that is what you choose to believe, then practice it yourself. But, in the name of all that you believe is holy, do NOT attempt to foist it off on anyone else. If they choose to follow your example, that’s one thing. But trying to FORCE your beliefs on others as a matter of LAW? That’s not right.
In short, your right to your religious beliefs end where my body begins. I choose what goes on inside of my skin. Not you. If you don’t like that, well, go home and do whatever it is you do.
Similarly, religious beliefs do not have a place in the locker room, restroom, county clerk’s office, or any other place where some nosy person wants to know what is on your birth certificate as your assigned gender, in your pants as your external genitalia, how you choose your pronouns, or who you choose to spend your life with. It’s, really and truly, none of their freaking business. As my dad used to say, “If you find yourself asking that question, remind yourself it really doesn’t matter.” He was right. It doesn’t.
Abortion rights are everybody’s rights. It is not “just about women’s reproductive rights”. Yes, some other people can get pregnant. (I know that is jarring to some, but it is true.) They need medical care. Also men need reproductive care and the people who oppose abortion are speaking about banning vasectomies and condoms for guys. They want to ban all over the counter birth control-spermicide jellies/creams, diaphragms, cups, O-rings, etc. They want to stop physicians from implanting the long term Nexplanon, IUDs, and other methods. They want to go after the IVF clinics and sperm donors. There is no end to this if we do not stop them NOW. Everyone will be affected. Those who do not want a pregnancy and those who desperately want a family will be hit by their religious beliefs.
The “good” thing is this-they are a minority. We do outnumber them and, if we get to the polls, we can stop them. But sitting down and waiting for somebody else to do it just is not an option.
YOU MUST GO VOTE. YOU MUST VOTE BLUE. VOTE BLUE TOP TO BOTTOM. SAVE OUR FREEDOMS AND RIGHTS. And thank you.