I am not closing comments, but I know this is a volatile subject and I hope everyone will show one another the respect we prize so highly here at Wheels on the Bus. If you do not feel like reading my post today, feel free to click away. But, if you do, please click away to WhyMommy, who is getting a double mastectomy today and sure could use all the good vibes that we can muster.
We usually steer clear of the political here at Wheels on the Bus, mostly because I was taught that it is just not polite to discuss money or politics. Consequently, I refrain from posting my tax returns and this is not a political blog. It is, however, my blog, and I am pro-choice.
I am pro-choice because I believe in the integrity of the human body. I am pro-choice because I believe that men should not have the right to legislate about women’s bodies. I am pro-choice because I believe that reproduction is profoundly personal. I am pro-choice because I believe that to suggest women would ever undertake an abortion lightly is to show an astounding lack of faith in the human race. I am pro-choice because I cannot imagine having to make the choice, so it is not for me to decide for others. I am pro-choice because I am deeply offended that someone else’s religion should impede my right to make decisions about my body and my family. I am pro-choice because I advocate a broad government that puts its resources into protecting our planet and educating our young, not a deep government that worms its way into my house, my bedroom, or my body.
I am pro-choice because I believe every child should be a wanted child.
And so, today, I post this badge: