I would say that I'm a fairly open book.
I tend to not hide my opinions or feelings (actually, with regards to feelings, I don't think I could hide them if I tried... it's just not in my nature).
Recently, I was involved in a discussion that evolved into me sharing my ProChoice stance.
Given that I am the mother of two boys (with a child on the way), I think I may have surprised some.
Allow me a moment to share what being ProChoice means to me (and contrary to a common misconception, ProChoice does not equal ProAbortion... )
ProChoice, means my belief in the right to choose for the individual.
I can 1,000,000% tell you that the thought never flitted across my mind that I should not continue on with any of my pregnancies. It never occurred to me. Not once, not.at.all. I cannot even fathom a life without my wild, beautiful, fabulously spirited boy's (and a mystery babe on the way).
However, I firmly believe that I do not have the right to force another woman to carry an unborn child in her womb (for approximately 40 weeks).
In an ideal world, unwanted pregnancies would never occur. The world that we live in is not ideal and they do occur.
In an ideal world, proper protection would be used all.the.time and it would be 100%. With the world that we live in, this is simply not the case.
And honestly, like honestly truly, I would much rather time and money being spent on raising breastfeeding rates than funneling more money into abstinence programs.
I, honestly wish, there was more focus on what to do with the babe's once they are here than on forcing a woman to have a child that she does not wish to have (and shaming her in the process, because obviously she impregnated herself).
Letter Against Woodworths Anti-Choice <<< This post was initially prompted by being asked to sign a petition to change the definition of personhood (actually I believe their words were "being human"). I asked if this would then in turn be used to make abortion illegal, because I cannot support something that takes away a woman's right to choose.