I am still rather new to the site, but this thread has both brought me joy and enraged me. I am gladdened to see people opening their eyes. But further then that, I am sad to see people who continue to blame the female.
I do not believe what was pulled this election, was right in anyway. I actually abstain from voting on candidates, because I have a particular thing in mind, for someone I want leading the country. Now, people may say "Oh! Sweet! you abstained? That means you have no right to complain!". I'm with George Carlin on this one, if anyone knows his quote on this, you understand what I mean. I do have a right to complain. On another note, I'm probably about to drop a bomb that most people here probably didn't expect.
I have had two abortions.
Did I treat them like birth control? No! I was on birth control at the time, when I got pregnant, and even used condoms. No form of birth control is 100% (other then not having sex, and even then there are freak accidents.) The decision to have an abortion, is not an easy one. Did I take a bit of time to make the decision? Yes, I thought rather hard about it. Do I hate myself for what I did? Yes, and I always will. But I made the choice, because it was my body, and my choice. If someone wants more details, as to what happened, and why it happened, I may decide to write up a blog about it. As the event itself still causes a lot of problems in my life.
How about asking about Abortion views, from someone who has been through it? So many people pull out the 'using it as birth control' card, but the whole point of this country is the fact that we have FREEDOM. Women who have abortions? They are not evil people. Some of them can be, but there is evil in any group of people. So why are you, an outside force, trying to take away a woman's choice? This is not directed at anyone in particular, it is just a general statement.
Let me ask you this one simple question:
When has forbidding something, stopped it from happening?