I intentionally left this rather bare for a reason.
Our choice right now is pretty stark. Either we get off our hind ends and go to the polls and vote for people who will defend the rights of women…or you don’t care enough about your sisters, mothers, and daughters to do anything to defend them.
It’s really black and white.
There isn’t much in life that is, but this is. Now I’m not saying that you have to be “PRO-abortion” because you do not have to do that. What I am asking for is that you stand up for being PRO-CHOICE. There’s a big difference.
Abortion is a word that covers a lot of ground. In simple terms, it means to remove or terminate a pregnancy. However, that really makes it TOO simple. The decision is one that is never easy. It is always emotional. It can be fraught with spiritual overtones. It can throw the person into a psychological and emotional whirlwind that can last for lifetime. All of this plus the medical issues that can arise make this something that gets very complicated very fast. In short, not the kind of thing that you want a lot of people sticking their oars in. But here we are with the ENTIRE COUNTRY discussing what should be only between a doctor and patient.
Yes, the possibility exists that it might be used as a form of birth control. That’s an unlikely probability though considering that the other options are so widely available and that the cramping caused by the drugs are somewhat more severe than a normal menstrual cycle. Plus there’s the cost involved which is much higher than preventing pregnancies in the first place. So that argument just doesn’t make much sense.
A very real issue is the number of women who are irregular in their cycles so they will not know they are pregnant until they are well beyond the 6 or 10 week limits. These women may only have a period every three months (or more). They aren’t expecting a period so how are they to gauge whether or not they have “missed” a period? (I’ve known women who didn’t know they were pregnant until they came in to deliver! That’s how irregular they were.) These ignorant people sitting in the legislatures and courts saying that the law needs to be “thus and so” with black and white rules do not understand the vagaries of the human reproductive system. It simply does NOT always follow the rules. Mostly it does, but not always. That means making laws for “mostly” will mean that the outliers will be lawbreakers through no fault of their own. I know because I was one of them.
I’ve written on here before about the fact that the ability to make this choice is about the mother’s CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. I believe that strongly. Her rights supersede that of any supposed rights of an embryo or fetus. I think we’ve allowed our imaginations to take over our reason when the “magic” of DNA first became public knowledge. I know it did me. I took the bait, hook, line, and sinker. My major in college was Biology. I was fascinated with the video of cells’ nuclei dividing with the chromosomes sliding across and the new cell membranes forming. Then electron microscopy arrived and we could see the exact instant of fertilization! So exciting! So it was understandable for preachers across America (indeed around the world) to mount their pulpits and declare that “we can now see for ourselves when life begins.” Except that it doesn’t.
What we see is the biological process at work. Two gametes that come together and make a single cell with a full complement of chromosomes that may or may not result in a new life. We do not know that it will or that it will not. Only thing we know for sure is that the possibility exists. That alone does not constitute the “beginning of life”. Possibilities abound everywhere. There’s a possibility that I could go buy the winning Powerball ticket and become a billionaire this week. But the chances of that actually happening are somewhere around 1 to 403 million. I have a better chance of being struck by lightning, getting into a car crash, or falling in my bathroom. My point is simple: science does not know when life begins. Medicine does not know when life begins. Every holy writing on the planet is written by men who romanticize the idea in countless ways, but none of them actually pinpoint the beginning of life.
So why do these pulpit pounders think they have a corner on that knowledge? Beats me.
I do think they are being used by some people really could not care less about which religion you say you follow. What these folks want is for women to be suppressed and oppressed because there is no such thing as a country that can be controlled by an authoritarian regime where the women are active in the government, commerce, and society. It doesn’t exist. We are a HUGE THREAT to them.
How to keep us down? Keep us pregnant, uneducated, and at home. They thought it would work in Iran (but the women there are proving them wrong. ) They thought keeping Egyptian women home would work, but no. In India, the patriarchy tries to control women with gang rapes. Child marriage is a problem throughout the world including right here in the USA. How much of this violence towards women and girls are you willing to condone? Part of this is done by FORCING PREGNANCY upon us.
You have a voice. Your vote is your voice on how we handle this. Do you want to defend the Rights of women to make these very personal decisions about their own lives and their own bodies for themselves? Or do you want a bunch of ignorant old men making that choice for your wife, your daughter, your granddaughter, or your sister?
VOTE BLUE TO SAVE DEMOCRACY. VOTE BLUE TO SAVE OUR RIGHTS. VOTE BLUE TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY AND OUR FREEDOMS.
Sitting home is the action of a coward. We need the bravery of patriots and people who care. I’m Ellen Wright and I want to be your voice in the Georgia Senate. Follow my website and my Facebook and Instagram accounts. LIKE and SHARE my posts.