Tuesday, July 3, 2007

To Women Considering Abortion: Do What You Gotta Do (Because Men Would)

Being a "real man" has always been about making the tough choices that don't make you popular but need to be made. A friend once said he had doubts about whether a woman could be President "not because of intelligence, but because she wouldn't have the fortitude to make the tough decisions."

Alright so manhood is defined by the fortitude to make the tough decisions. But wouldn't tough decisions include the decision about whether or not to have an abortion?

An unintended pregnancy is a woman's version of Live Free or Die Hard. There are no good options, only bad, shitty, and suicidal. And no one trusts your judgment, not even your "friends". You have either by-the-book police commissioners or by-the-bible political, religious, or family commisioners telling you to follow the "rules" (commandments, "values", what we raised you to believe, etc.). The rules are garbage, and you know it because your facing death and their not. The only usable rule is: dodge enough bullets to get you home in relatively one piece, because you really won't anyway.

No man facing the worst would ever let a commissioner, priest, spouse, parent, or pro-life college professor lecture him on playing by their rules. Fuk 'em. That's why we live free.

And a pro-choice attitude ensures that.

3 comments:

actsnoblemartin said...

with all due respect, I am pro-life. In my humble opinion, An unborn child should have the right to life.

I respect the authors views, and ask he disagree with me peacefully.

H4736 said...

sounds good. I love peace

cynthia said...

In the latest Supreme Court decision on "partial-birth" abortion, which is really quite atrocious, Ruth Bader Ginsburg's outspoken dissent is really thought-provoking. She has always railed against the legal reasoning in Roe v. Wade, not because of the decision which she supports, but because of the reasoning with which it was made. She has always thought that the right to abortion should not have been protected under the Right To Privacy, but under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. The right to control one's own body is of course important, but perhaps not the most easily protectable unfortuantely. Under Equal Protection, Ginsburg suggests that when women are forced to bare unwanted children, they cannot socially, economically, or politically rise to the equal status of men. She says this far more eloquently, and her opinion should definitely be incorporated into the debate over why women should have the right to choose, especially since that right is fast slipping away.