Originally posted by KellyJay
Everyone, and I mean everyone votes on how they view things should be done.
Pro-life or Pro-choice if you have a view and it is strong, you'll push it. Those
two views will not be accepted as true at the same time. It is amazing the hate
that springs up defending one's points of view on this topic, even from people
I've never seen it come from before.
The whole point of the freedom of religion, and the separation of church and state.
was so that the majority didn't force its religion on a minority.
The idea of having inalienable rights is that minorities will always lose a vote on their
rights so you don't put those rights up for a vote.
However in this particular instance I was just sniping at RJHinds repeatedly demonstrated
sexism. I don't hate RJH, I don't know him. I DO however hate the position he is espousing.
It was that I was aiming my vitriol at.
BTW, by labelling themselves 'PRO'-life, those who oppose abortion imply that the other side
is pro-death, or at least ambivalent about life.
This is both insulting and untrue, Any abortion is a tragedy and a high abortion rate is an indicator
that there is something wrong with your society. However an unwanted and unplanned pregnancy
can have worse consequences than having the abortion. And certainly in cases where the health
of the mother is put in question by the pregnancy, or in cases of rape, abortion should definitely
be on the table as an option.
I would also point out that it is those on the 'pro-life' side of the argument who assassinate doctors
for performing abortions, and are shredding women's healthcare (that has nothing to do with abortion)
and thus are having a significant effect on the long term health and well-being of millions of people.
It is difficult to remain impassive in the face of people who call people who hold your position to be
murderers (while they assassinate people) and imply that only they care about life while harming
the health of others they deem less important.
Plus I get cranky when I am tired and have a headache....
But in this case I think I can justify crankiness.
I find RJH's sexism (and the stupidity and sexism of the entire religious anti-abortion movement)
If he's going to wear it with pride then I am going to call him on it.