I don’t talk much about politics because it is such a social landmine. One minute you’re laughing it up over the latest episode of Dancing With the Former Bachelorettes and the next minute someone’s all, “this is economy is Bush’s fault” and someone else is all, “what the fuck EVER dude, it’s totally Obama’s fault”, a screaming match ensues, and everyone’s night is ruined.
However, this editorial in the NYTimes struck a nerve. If elected, Mitt Romney is going to (presumably) try to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Now, I am not here to fly a feminist flag or start talking about free love in the 1970’s or whatever.
What it boils down to is this: I do not want or feel it is necessary for crotchety old conservative assholes to tell me what I can and cannot do with my lady business. It’s MY health, my choice, my life, etc. I am not here to advocate abortion, either. I don’t believe in using it as a form of birth control (as in, “I don’t need to use [insert preferred method here] because I can just get an abortion”), but I don’t believe that Romney and Co. should work to overturn something that’s so important. It’s our right as women to decide.
Per the NYT article:
They would depart slightly from the extremist Republican Party platform by allowing narrow exceptions for rape, incest or the life of the woman. Beyond that, they would move to take away a fundamental right that American women have had for nearly 40 years.
What about the life of the baby? What if you find out your child has an awful deformity while you’re pregnant and could not live past a certain point? Or might not make it out alive?
Romney wants to kick this back to the individual states. You know, how it was 50 years ago.
My fear is that will be good for no one except the aforementioned crotchety old men. I guess all we can do is vote!