I'm still having a hard time comprehending what exactly the Supreme Court was thinking last week.
Why, why, why would that ban something that is really only ever used for a medical emergency? Why would they make this decision that could and will affect so many women and families. My guess is none of them had ever been told that if they keep they baby they will die, or given the option of terminating now, or waiting for the baby to die, only to have to deliver the dead baby in a few weeks. Can you freaking imagine having to go through the turmoil and difficulty of labor to have nothing to show? I get sick just thinking about it.
Our "leadership" in Washington is going about this whole minimizing abortions the wrong way. We need a real grassroots effort here kids. Obviously the whole abstinence only program is not working. We need to educate people on what can happen, and give people access to condoms and birth control more readily. We also need to work on this whole personal responsibility thing.
Here's my take, pregnancy is a potential consequence of having sex, if you get pregnant it's not a surprise. If you can't handle all the possible consequences then maybe you're not ready for the action. Every action has a consequence rather it be positive or negative. It's not about the government trying to tell you what to do, it's about taking responsibility for your actions. having a kid not the right thing for you right now, well you shouldn't be bangin' whoever, and guess what, you can always work with an adoption agency. I realize that may not be the most pleasant or the quickest solution, but it's doing the right thing.
Here's my shot for today's 365 and my response to the brew-ha-ha from last week. Get ready, it's got lots of unsightly stretch marks. Another consequence :-) of course it has the best consequence of all. It was inspired by a mini-challenge in the 365 group that I belong to, and if you get a chance should check out the other shots there. they are extremely thought provoking.