This day is an anniversary of the date that women won the ability to control their own bodies here in the US when it comes to childbirth and abortion. This was the famous Roe vs. Wade decision.
Pleasantly enough, I have just read that the GOP majority in the US House of Representatives have failed to pass their draconian bill to attempt to retake control over women and treat them as second-class citizens who can’t make their own health care decisions. Some of their own members, women for the most part it seems, were not willing to vote for something that would require women to report rape to the police to be permitted to have an abortion. In an aside, lots of these Republicans in congress would like to entirely eliminate abortions for any reason, essentially forcing girls and women to bear the children of their abusers and forcing girls and women to bear to term fetus that have no chance of survival for no reason.
I personally think abortion is a stupid means of birth control, when there are so many good methods out there (let’s hear it for IUDs!). However, a puritan sense of morality keeps those hard to get for women, so abortions are what many are left with.
Many Christians claim that they are “pro-life”. This is shown not to be the case when these same people are often horrified if they are expected to provide a decent life for that child. These people are simply “pro-control”, needing to make everyone obey their religion and beliefs in a need for external validation.
If you are so interested in preventing abortions, support the availability of birth control and good thorough sex education, not some crap about celibacy which does not work. I had to be my friends sex ed teacher when we were in high school because the class was taught by gym teachers who had no idea what they were doing, and who never talked about anything but the anatomy charts. My mom was smart enough to talk to me and let me ask questions. None of my friends got pregnant; a lot of other girls did.
And if you still want to pretend your religion has a position on abortion, read your bible. Your god does a lot of killing and commands a lot of killing in there, women, children, and men and not one bit about how it’s important to keep eggs and semen. If you think that this god will judge anyone who supports a women’s right to control her own body, then allow him. Trying to murder them yourself certainly shows you have no respect for life at all or care what your bible says.