under the pink

I know women who have had abortions. I know women who got pregnant as teenagers and decided to keep and raise their children. I know women who are now moms because the birth mother gave their child up for adoption. I know women who have used birth control to combat acne, irregular periods, searing cramps, and chronic tension headaches.

There is a difference between being pro-choice and pro-abortion.

I believe in comprehensive sex education. I believe in late term abortions. I believe in affordable health care for men and women. I believe in access to contraception. I believe that overturning Roe v. Wade will bring back coat hangers and back alley abortions. I mean, it's not like Prohibition put an end to drinking, it just made it more dangerous.

I believe same sex couples should be allowed to legally marry. I believe same sex couples should be allowed to adopt. I believe gender is not defined by genitals. I think it is ridiculous that Newt Gingrich can cheat on his wives and get married three times but my GLBT family and friends cannot. I believe if a man wants to have two wives and both women agree and everyone is of legal age then let 'em get hitched. If a woman needs to have multiple abortions, let her. If Michelle Duggar wants to keep having kids, let her, too.  I believe it is a woman's right to decide what lifestyle and life is best for her.

Instead of telling women how to dress, tell men how not to rape.

I think a woman should be allowed to have as many sexual partners as she wants and not be judged. I think a woman should be allowed to stay a virgin until she marries and not be judged. I think a woman should be allowed to not want kids and not be judged. I think a woman should be allowed to work outside the home and not be judged. I think a woman should be allowed to be a stay-at-home mom and not be judged. Hell, I think a man should be allowed to be a stay-at-home dad and not be judged. Believe it or not, I also think a woman should be allowed to be pro-life and not be judged. I think it is ridiculous to say Don't Want Kid? Don't Have Sex. What about couples that don't want to be get married? What about couples who don't want kids?

I think the word "slut" is used out of jealousy.

I think we need to be realistic when it comes to teenagers and sex. I think we need to be honest with teenagers when it comes to sex. I think teenagers need to be aware of all of the options available to them before and after sex. That includes abstaining, mind you. Hence the term "comprehensive."  I think it's okay to give your sixteen-year-old son a condom to carry around "just in case" and I think it's okay to put your sixteen-year-old daughter on the Pill "just in case."

I support a woman's right to choose and those choices go far beyond the "abortion issue." What her choice is of no concern of me. It's none of my business, actually, when you get right down to it.

And it's none of your business either.

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Lady Lazarus

the year of the phoenix

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