Let’s give Ms. Tebow a quiet round of applause for having the opportunity to make the choice that was right for her. But please don’t try to mislead us by suggesting we should remove that right of choice from others.
101 Reasons Not To Have An Abortion is a faux guide full of the usual lies but also incoherent. As a public service to anti-choicers, I thought I’d model a clear-cut argument stating the real reasons you don’t want women to have abortions.
Day Four of the trial of Scott Roeder for the murder of Dr. George Tiller, as reported by Carolyn Marie Fugit.
The common denominator in ads like Pam Tebow’s is that the woman at the center is being celebrated for her bravery in making a specific choice—and that if she didn’t have the right to choose, then she wouldn’t be a hero at all.
The one advantage of coming from conservative roots and growing up to be an anti-racist feminist radical, is that I still get where conservative folks are coming from, as much as I may disagree with aspects of conservative belief – like the attempt to take away people’s right to choose. I honestly do believe that we should respect all the different life choices that people can make, from the most traditional, to the most marginalised. I support any life choice; except the one that tries to take other people’s choices away.
In 10th grade, my teacher for a class on National, State, and Local Government changed how I viewed the abortion debate forever.
Choice is the conscience decision-making process we engage in to do what is best for ourselves, our homes, and our families. It is having access to information. It is having access to our options. And it is being able to carry out our decisions. Choices are sometimes easy, sometimes difficult; sometimes our own, sometimes made for us; sometimes public, sometimes private. But they are what make us human. And humans are too complex to legislate.
More and more women are being refused the right to give birth on their own terms as more and more hospitals ban women from VBACs. Choice means that a woman must have the freedom and support to compare the risks of VBAC and the risks of cesarean surgery.
I fervently identified as pro-choice. However, how I define abortion rights is not as simple as being pro-choice. At the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, we are faced with talking about abortion rights within the broader context of women’s real lives.
There are some decisions which can be only me made by us as individuals. These are inviolable personal choices. These are the decisions about our sexuality and how we will express it, about our bodies and what we will and will not do with them. But to make these personal choices, we need knowledge.