- And got the T-shirt
When I was in my 20's I became interested in handguns and carried my own until my first son was born.
I've lived in suburbs around Seattle until the past 22 years we've lived in a rural area.
There is a video of the presidential motorcade driving down Pennsylvania ave and the SUVs were in front and behind and a stupid kid raised and pointed a water pistol at the presidents car and you see a guy in the back of SUV dressed in jeans polo shirt out of know where pull up a CAR 15 a second away from taking the kid out. Thankfully he was that well trained.
I'm an idiot--one morning on my way to work I almost T-boned a Secret Service car. The guy was very understanding and told me to get some sleep. Another time I nearly drove head-on into a motorcade in front of Vice President Biden’s house. As Monica said on Friends, "I'm that stupid."
And there has to be a cooling off period to have an abortions? So the big buffon hairdo people standing on the street corners can tell you how Jesus wants to you to keep the baby you were given having been raped by a schizophrenic, sociopath or phsychotiuc killer/rapist the week before and maybe that’s what you will bring into the world. Can’t have your own choice of finding a partner you love and admire their charcateristics characteristics to have a family with them. Has to be whatever your forced into eh.
It works both ways. Not everybody is 'forcing' you to keep the baby, people can also 'force' you to get the abortion.
It is such a difficult decision that I think that a cooling off period, no matter how hard that period is, is a good thing.
I highly doubt that the main reason to opt for abortion is having been raped.
I have plenty to say about this. Maybe it should have it's own thread.
- For the Love of Pigs
Missouri Enacts 72-Hour Wait for Abortion:
"The bill, which will take effect next month, increases to 72 hours, from 24, the amount of time a woman must wait to undergo an abortion after first receiving counseling. It does not make exceptions for rape or incest. "
"Abortion rights supporters have argued that the law hampers women’s access to the procedure because they often have to travel far to have one, and the waiting period could force them to incur extra travel and lodging costs and perhaps take time off work. The only clinic that offers elective abortions in Missouri is in St. Louis.
“I believe that that particular bill is a way to shame and demean women into changing their minds about abortion,” said Representative Judy Morgan, a Democrat from Kansas City."
- E's Moriarity
I also get offended that people that support a woman's right to chose are called pro-abortion. There's a huge leap between being pro-choice and pro-abortion.
- For the Love of Pigs
I find it ironic that many of the same people who are anti-abortion don't seem to care about what happens to a kid born into a poor household once they get there. The only important thing is that the kid gets born.
- And got the T-shirt
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/07/30/1407166/-Catholic-N ... n-The-MassesI find it ironic that many of the same people who are anti-abortion don't seem to care about what happens to a kid born into a poor household once they get there. The only important thing is that the kid gets born.
Yes, the decision was agonizing, and took me days and days to make. But once I made that decision, I needed to have it over as soon as possible. Partly because I didn't want to become attached in any way to the unborn baby. I couldn't think of it any other way - an unborn baby inside of me. I had to wait long enough to get the appointment. I didn't need to wait any longer because some other adult didn't trust my decision.
One of the worst moments in my entire life was when I walked through those clinic doors. It was right on the side of a major interstate highway. There were protesters lining the sidewalk and road. carrying signs, chanting. They kept their distance, and I tried not to look. But it was once I got inside that it got even worse.
The protesters carried signs that said, "Honk if you love babies" "Honk if you're against killing babies". I sat in the waiting room listening to honk after honk after honk.
I have no post-abortion PTSD. No regrets, except being careless enough to have gotten pregnant in the first place. I was lucky enough to have a very smart therapist. He pushed me to name that unborn baby, and afterwards, to grieve for it. I did. I cried and cried. And then moved forward, knowing I made the best decision I could under the circumstances.
I stay out of the politics, mostly because I don't think this decision should be a political one. It was a personal decision for me. I took into account my living situation, the health and well being of my entire family at the time, including the unborn baby. There is no other adult in the world who could know all those factors and take them into account and make a better decision that I did.
I don't think I've ever told anyone that story. I'm sorry if it is disturbing to some of you, but I do appreciate that this is a safe place to share. Thanks for listening.