Wednesday, October 15, 2008

One of the reasons I will not vote for John McCain

**This will be a hot topic with a hot button. I'm sure I'll get crap for it privately, but I'm so upset right now I just have to write to get it out. Judgemental comments, rude comments, etc will be deleted.

Screw you McCain. You say that the "health of the mother" crap has been stretched by the Pro-Abortion movement. Fuck you asshole, let me introduce you to women who have had to make that awful decision due to it being detrimental to their health. One who was told if she had that baby, she could plan on leaving her other children motherless. One who was told, it's your life or your babies, one of which had already died in the womb. Guess what. It's 2008 and women can still DIE from pregnancy related complications. I won't even go into the women who've I worked with who had an abortion or chose to take Plan B after being raped.

I am NOT pro-abortion. I am pro-choice. I do not want anyone telling me that I cannot make a decision regarding my health privately with my doctor. Especially someone who has never has been and never can get pregnant. Should I get a say in whether or not you get a health care procedure or medication? I'm not saying that women should run out and have an abortion. I'm saying that the option needs to be available for those that need it. Especially in the cases where the health of the mother is at stake.

The number of late term abortions is small compared to the overall number of abortions nationwide, and those cases are due to the health of the mother or baby. Who the hell decides in the middle of their pregnancy, oh I just don't want it so I'll have an abortion? Christ, get a grip. Why don't you talk with someone who actually had an abortion and find out why without passing judgement. The number of women who get abortions as a form of "easy" birth control are so much fucking lower than all the pro-life websites say they are. Do you know how much shit a woman has to go through to have an abortion? It's definitely not easy. And that's not touching the emotional side of it.

So I say fuck you John McCain. Would you care to talk face to face with the women who you are condemning for having that "horrendous procedure?" Maybe have a town hall meeting with those scarlet women who've had abortions?

sigh. I feel somewhat better now. I apologize to my regular readers, for ranting in a way that I most definitely do not do very often. This is something that touched me as I know women who have had to make the most difficult decision of their lives. At a moment when they need compassion and love, they are condemned and have to grieve in private for the most part.


Lori said...

Thank you for this. It is with a great deal of humility that I know that only a few weeks of gestation changed my fate to be different than that of many women I have come across in the blogosphere. I am also a HELLP survivor, but my son was 27w 6d.

There but for the grace of God go I.

Thanks for the post. I was so p*ssed off tonight after watching him say that crap about the "health of the mother being stretched" that I thought I was going to implode. You helped me burn off some anger. Thanks!

Robyn said...

Giving you cyber hugs. I'm so sorry you had to go thru what you did.

Lyndsey said...

(((Denise))) I didn't get to see it because I forgot it was on, but I'll take your word on what he said. I am not pro-abortion either, but there are ALWAYS exceptions. Not to mention, I'm sorry, but no MAN, especially one who isn't even a doctor is going to tell me what I can or can't do to save my life in whatever form that takes.

Jen said...

Go Denise! I felt the same way. He was amazingly arrogant about which he has no right as a man to even discuss. I could have spit nails when I heard that crap come out of his mouth.