5.17.2009

i will not make common ground with the enemies of human rights

Today at Notre Dame University, President Obama said:
So let us work together to reduce the number of women seeking abortions. Let's reduce unintended pregnancies. Let's make adoption more available. Let's provide care and support for women who do carry their children to term.

For any woman who freely chooses to carry an unintended or unwanted pregnancy to term, more power to her. But she's no better or purer or more moral than a woman who terminates her unwanted pregnancy.

"Making adoption more available" isn't going to make abortion go away. No one and nothing is going to make abortion go away. It's not a sin, it's not a crime, and it's none of anyone else's damn business.
When we open up our hearts and our minds to those who may not think precisely like we do or believe precisely what we believe — that's when we discover at least the possibility of common ground.

Memo to Barack Obama.

When those people stop trying to control other people's bodies, and when they stop trying to force their religious beliefs on the rest of society, I'll consider discovering the possibility of finding common ground with them.

Until then, there's a war on. Women's bodies are the battleground, and we will defend our rights with every weapon available to us.

The right to control one's reproduction is not "women's rights". It's human rights. I will not make common ground with the enemies of human rights.

2 comments:

Robert McBean. said...

Well said. I posted the link to this post on Twitter.

L-girl said...

Thank you!