There has been much talk about making abortion illegal, both in Canada, and in the United States.
I shudder at the thought, as this would result in thousands upon thousands of children born to parents who didn't want them or couldn't afford to care for them.
Young girls with great destinies ahead of them forced to repeat the cycle of poverty in which they grew up. Women forced to raise children fathered in rape or incest, because despite what congressman Todd Akin may think, if you're ovulating, and there's sperm, your body doesn't know if you wanted it or not, and it's gonna do what it is programmed to do.
This means thousands of children that would possibly be resented, neglected, even abused. Some would be given up for adoption, but adoption being so expensive and lengthy, the baby would end up spending his first weeks, months, maybe even years in foster care.
Many of these children would grow into adults with poor backgrounds, poor education, and little self esteem, which would just start the wheel rolling all over again for a new cycle to begin and a new generation of "oopsie babies" to be born.
This would also mean the return of back alley abortions, with shady doctors performing shady operations with sub par tools. Some women would try to abort it themselves, using a coat hanger or some other desperate measure that could lead to serious infection or self-injury.
Meanwhile, the rich would still be able to get their little problems "taken care of", for a hefty sum at faraway retreats. Their tracts not derailed, their lives not completely changed, their bodies not scarred for ever. The gap between the rich and poor in our countries would continue to grow, and be wider than ever before.
I'm not saying I'm for abortion, I'm just saying I'm not against it.
I'm saying it's a personal choice, and a very difficult one. It's a decision that women will have to live with for the rest of their lives, and one no woman makes lightly.
I'm saying stop quoting the bible at me, because you only ever quote the things you like, and even those quotes take on a new meaning depending on the spin you try to make on them.
The catholic religion has spewed so many lies over thousand of years that I find myself very conflicted in my beliefs.
What I do believe for sure, is that no one on this planet is in a position to judge others. That everyone on this planet has done at least one thing they wouldn't be too proud of discussing with God himself, and that no one on this planet really knows anything about what God thinks, or if he even exists.
I believe in being a good person: in doing my best, but being able to recognize my sins (as I see them), and trying to better myself. I believe in being generous, and helping the less fortunate. I believe in letting others live their lives in freedom, to choose who they want to be, their own religion, their sexuality, and if and when they wish to have children.
As humans in this day and age, we are subjected to many rules and regulations. Practically slaves to our societies, but...
No law should ever have dominion on our bodies.