January 22, 2007
Blog for Choice (Maria's Answer)
Posted by Maria
As David blogged here, today is the 34th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. "Bush v. Choice" in conjunction with NARAL Pro-Choice America is calling it "Blog for Choice Day" and asking pro choice bloggers to post why they are pro choice.
A woman must have the right to control her own body -- and that necessarily must include anything that may going on inside it.
Yeah, it gets messy if there's a fetus in there, and more messy the older that fetus is.
But you either get to control your body or you don't.
And women and girls face an opposition who believes that a mass of cells smaller then the head of a pin has not just equal rights, but more rights, than the woman or girl herself.
I will never understand that.
I will also never believe that a man would put up with everyone and his uncle trying to micromanage his body.
So I'm pro choice.
And because there's no better day than today to mention this again, please keep in mind that our very own "hot, hip, young" mayor is a self proclaimed "social conservative" and anti choice.