If you’re going to try to take control of my body, at least be consistent!

As you know, I find it reprehensible — at BEST– that someone else could control what *I* do with the cells dividing inside MY body and the incipient life-form for which *I* eventually will be legally, financially and emotionally responsible. That said, I kind of have to appreciate the consistency of a pro-lifer who says “no exception for rape or incest”. Puts the fetus on equal footing with the woman, no matter its genesis. Giving an exception, OTOH, just punishes people who have non-coerced sex, and therefore is actually more judgmental and preachy. Don’t misunderstand — I cannot DISAGREE more vehemently with all these people… They are basically saying, “Although you had no choice in this conception, you can have no choice in this pregnancy. God has spoken and he has decided you must suffer. Try to see this as a blessing. We do!” And they have want ALL OF US living in accordance with their particular whacko vision of God. That of course, in a nutshell, is the root cause of all the problems.

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About amywinns

Semi-snarky, semi-sincere, occasionally ranting, always paying attention. Feminist who can work a skirt and crack a joke. Grammar nerd who is also fun at parties. Mid-career writer/editor with 15 years’ experience in newspapers & magazines who now helps developers at a major media corporation communicate with the suits who write the checks. Pro-women, pro-family, pro-choice, pro-workingclass, pro-entrepreneur, pro-farmer. Like every other bourgeois Brooklynite, I choose local/organic/raw food — mostly vegetables — whenever possible/reasonable/affordable but I’m not a smug asshole about it. Hometown: Atlanta. Weird hobby: lindy hop. No pets, no kids, no thanks.
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