Monday, January 22, 2007

Why Am I Pro Choice?

Why am I pro choice?

I’m pro choice because . . .

The absence of the freedom to determine when, and if, we become mothers impacts our ability to obtain an education, earn a living, support and care for our families, and change the world.

Until we women have the freedom to determine when, and if, we become mothers, we will continue to have very little say in the direction that this supremely messed up planet takes.

Women have long been deemed the half of the species fit to care for and nurture children. Yet outside of Sweden, it’s damn hard to find a nation that offers any real support for this critically important work. Obviously, this needs to be fixed. And obviously, it's pretty damn crucial for somebody to start caring for and nurturing the planet.

About the only thing that hasn’t been tried is giving women an equal say in the direction the world takes.

That’s not going to happen unless and until women have the fundamental right to self-determination.

"There will never be a new world order until women are a part of it." -- Alice Paul

"No one sex can govern alone. I believe that one of the reasons why civilization has failed so lamentably is that is had one-sided government." -- Nancy Astor