Pro-lifers...why are you not 100% pro-life? Hell, I would be generous in calling you 50% pro-life. I can appreciate the idea of not liking the idea of a baby being aborted. I would argue that nobody is "pro-abortion", although that's often what us pro-choicers have been called. I'm pro-choice although I am not sure I myself could even go through with an abortion. Something about the idea doesn't sit right with me. But I'm not arrogant enough to truly know what I would do if I found myself in the situation nor am I enough to make someone in the most dire of circumstances not be able to have access to a safe abortion.
Pro-life people act as though women who elect to have abortions are the enemy and second rate citizens. Again I must ask, where is the compassion? Most women struggle with their abortions because making that decision is not a light hearted decision to come to and several actually come to regret their abortion. If anything people can dislike what these women chose but can choose to feel compassion towards them. I myself would likely be a little bit more "pro-life" if two things in our world were different, those things being: 1) women wouldn't go ahead and find illegal and unsafe ways to have an abortion. I'd much prefer the safety of one's life (the mother's) over the loss of potentially two lives and 2) if single motherhood still didn't have a stigma and the fathers consistently stepped up to the plate. If a woman gets pregnant under less than ideal circumstances than she "made bad decisions" or is a "slut." And if that projected shame isn't bad enough, she then has to bear all the responsibility from carrying the baby and all the physical problems that can bring, to giving birth, feeding the child (alone if she's breastfeeding), and then has to do it alone if the father is neglectful. Very rarely does the woman not get out of being judged and very rarely does a man get left alone with a newborn. And of course, the same people who are pro-life don't support government programs that help the mother and child have a successful life which to me screams you're pro-fetus more than you are pro-life. Until all of the above has been rectified, I can't say I can ever really blame or judge a woman for electing to have an abortion which is why I'm pro-choice.
On another point, most Christian conservatives are also incredibly gun happy and fully support the death penalty. This seems to not fall in line with what Jesus taught, or at least the blood thirsty aspect of it is quite the opposite. My personal outlook as a liberal atheist is that while I personally get queasy around guns I'm not necessarily in favor of taking away the 2nd amendment-although I am highly in favor of better screening/testings to ensure gun safety and the sanity of the gun owners. In terms of the death penalty, I'm actually highly divided currently. I hate the idea and don't really "support" it, but when I see psychopath serial killers in interviews it's really hard for me not to view them as a waste of space that is both a drain and liability on human lives and tax payer dollars. Nonetheless, I never get excited over killing machines-in all senses you can take that.
I'm doing this "advent" season to point out the hypocrisies in this world. If you're religious and especially a Christian in this country you by default are virtuous regardless of your personal vices or "sins" and it's not worth examining how angry, blood thirsty, or generally not nice towards human life your view points really are. If you don't believe in anything, people are skeptical of you and the fact that you care about people gets lost in translation. Something is wrong with this picture.
Day 4. 20 more days to go... (I'm saving the most angry and personal posts for the days closest to Christmas).
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