Monday, April 07, 2008
I am pro-life
I'll admit it. I'm weary. I have to say this one thing, then it's off to bed for me.
In the past five days, I have logged over 1,000 miles on my car. I've just returned from a visit with Mother, who, as I have previously mentioned, has her license as a travel agent for guilt trips. If nothing else, today's visit was more than enough evidence that, at 84 years of age, she's still a pro.
On the way home tonight, I listened to a BBC programme during which two American women were being interviewed in a newscast about reproductive rights in America.
As I listened, I found myself growing more and more deeply concerned about the continued efforts in this country to erode civil rights and personal liberties, including reproductive rights.
The climate of fear which has been created by some on the fringes of the Religious Right has obviously frozen some grey cell brain matter and inhibited reasonable, logical thought.
As the BBC reporter continued to make the distinction between "pro-life" and "pro-choice" I realized how false those labels are. Furthermore, I realized that I am pro-choice precisely because I am pro-life.
And, that's the thing: I am unapologetically pro-life:
I value the life of every person and respect the dignity of every human being, especially women, to choose what is best for their own lives and the lives of those they care for and love.
Well, there it is, then. I don't know about you, but I feel much better.
Now, it's off to brush my teeth, do my evening ablutions, say my prayers and then its off to bed, to dream, perchance to sleep.