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Nov. 5th, 2012

I spend more time on Facebook than I do here, but because of the great diversity in political beliefs among my friends I refuse to talk about politics there. So I'm going to say it here instead because I have to get it out.

I'm not sure I've ever felt as personally connected to a candidate's stance as I am this year. I cannot support someone who supports personhood amendments. I have spent too much money and time and emotion and pain these past several years trying to have a baby to feel comfortable with a president who can wave his hand at me and say "eh, you can't have one." Especially when he can wave his hand at a rape victim and say "now you, you HAVE to have one."

Life is full of varying shades of gray. And for those who think that I stand with a pro-choice candidate because I don't care about the precious life of a child, think again - I stand with a pro-choice candidate because I care so much about the precious life of a child that I WANT to spend thousands of dollars and five years (and counting) and emotion and pain to MAKE a precious life.

Comments

eris_devotee
Nov. 6th, 2012 11:58 pm (UTC)
I hear you and completely agree. And it's insulting that women are not credited for putting much thought and consideration into their choices. Before using clomid, I had to decide - could I go through a reduction if I had triplets (or more). I mean, it's still something that I'm not completely settled about, even though I know I would end up making the prudent medical decision.
rivulet
Nov. 7th, 2012 01:59 am (UTC)
I had to go through the exact same thing. It was a big choice, and I hated having to think about that possibility in the midst of something like IVF. How can I want babies so badly and then have to figure out whether to reduce.